Daily Archives: December 8, 2016

President Obama: Our future is on the line.

Alliance for Climate Education

Published on Nov 16, 2016

Sign the petition: http://care2.com/YouthvGov

21 young people are suing the U.S. government for failing to protect our future from climate change, and for violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property.

Let’s get President Obama to use his executive power to resolve this lawsuit and protect the rights of children and future generations to a safe climate before he leaves office.

Click here for Further video shorts.

Landmark U.S. Federal Climate Lawsuit — Our Children’s Trust



Meet the Youth Plaintiffs — Our Children’s Trust

The 15-Year-Old Environmental Activist Suing the Government over Climate Change

These teens are suing Oregon to force action on climate change

Why Scientists Are Scared of Trump: A Pocket Guide – The New Yorker


Scott Pruitt, who is reportedly Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, is an outspoken critic of the agency that he would lead, though his criticisms have little basis in fact. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN TAGGART / BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY Next week, the American Geophysical Union will hold its annual conference in San Francisco. The A.G.U. meeting is one of the world’s première scientific gatherings—last fall, some twenty-four thousand experts in fields ranging from astronomy to volcanology attended. This year, in addition to the usual papers and journals, a new publication will be available to participants. It’s called “Handling Political Harassment and Legal Intimidation: A Pocket Guide for Scientists.”

The guide is the creation of a group called the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. One of the group’s founders, Joshua Wolfe, and its executive director, Lauren Kurtz, made the decision to write it on the day after the election. “There is a lot of fear among scientists that they will become targets of people who are interested in science as politics, rather than progress,” Wolfe told me in an e-mail.

With each passing day, that fear appears to be more well founded. The one quality that all of Trump’s picks for his cabinet and his transition team seem to share is an expertise in the dark art of disinformation.

…(read more).

Giraffes in danger: Iconic animal facing extinction

Al Jazeera English

Published on Dec 8, 2016

Giraffe, the world’s tallest land mammal, is facing what is being described as a ‘silent extinction’.

Giraffe numbers have dropped by almost 40 percent in the last three decades.

Corporate Media Is Just As Dangerous As Fake News Sites

The Ring of Fire

Published on Dec 8, 2016

While the danger posed by fake news sites like Breitbart is very real, so too is the danger posed by corporate-controlled news entities. They are the ones who pushed the Iraq lies, the Y2K fears, and the countless panic-inducing stories about diseases that only infected a handful of Americans. The Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Donald Trump Resists Calls To Divest Himself Of Businesses | MSNBC


Published on Dec 8, 2016

According to a New York Times report, president-elect Trump is resisting removing himself from his core businesses, despite divesting his stocks due to potential “conflicts of interests.”

Mars’ Mawrth Vallis – Fly Over Where Water Once Flowed | Video


Published on Dec 8, 2016

The outflow channel is ~373 miles long (600 km) and about 1.2 miles deep 2 km). The indicators of liquid water in the past have made this area a landing site candidate for the ExoMars 2020 mission. The flyover animation was created from images taken by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter. — Same orbiter used to creat fly over of Martian ‘Ancient Atlantis’: https://goo.gl/pm4U7s

Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO)

Washington Post admits article on ‘Russian propaganda’ & ‘fake news’ based on sham research


Published on Dec 8, 2016

Facing threats of legal action, the Washington Post has been forced to add an editor’s note distancing the paper from a dubious website, PropOrNot, which it had initially endorsed as a group of nonpartisan experts on “Russian propaganda.”