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- Chile suffers the worst drought in 60 years July 23, 2019
- Global warming: Alaskan glaciers melt at fastest pace in centuries July 23, 2019
- Climate Scientist speaks on the current Climate Situation July 22, 2019
- Hong Kong protest: How will Beijing respond? | DW News July 22, 2019
- Hong Kong Chief Executive condemns violence from “radical demonstrators” July 22, 2019
- Arctic Amplification, Sea Ice, Jet Stream and Weather EXTENDED CLASSIC EDITION July 22, 2019
- EPA Refuses to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Linked to Brain Damage in Children July 22, 2019
- “If Not Now, When Will We Stand?” Native Hawaiians Fight Construction of Telescope on Mauna Kea July 22, 2019
- Indigenous activist on blocking Mauna Kea telescope: “If not now, when will we stand?” July 22, 2019
- After the moon: What’s next for space exploration? – BBC News July 22, 2019
- Progressive Churches Challenge the Hard-Line Conservative Evangelical Narrative on Immigration July 22, 2019
- What happens when a megacity runs out of water? | The Stream July 22, 2019
- Massive Crater Discovered Under Greenland Ice July 22, 2019
- Chandrayaan-2: India launches second Moon mission – BBC News July 22, 2019
- Can the ‘Great Green Wall’ stop desertification in China? July 22, 2019
- Why Russia Did Not Put a Man on the Moon – The Secret Soviet Moon Rocket July 22, 2019
- Inside The USSR Space Program – Space Documentary July 22, 2019
- Overpopulation: Will we run out of space? BBC News July 21, 2019
- Why Are Billionaires Investing In Space July 21, 2019
- The billionaire space race | FT Features July 21, 2019
- The Silicon Valley space race – BBC News July 21, 2019
- Sustainable farming: Can we use less pesticides for more environmentally friendly agriculture July 21, 2019
- SOS Méditerranée resumes Mediterranean migrant rescues – BBC News July 21, 2019
- Portugal wildfires: Huge operation tackles central Portugal blazes – BBC News July 21, 2019
- Greta Thunberg: ‘They see us as a threat because we’re having an impact’ | Culture | The Guardian July 21, 2019
- Green New Deal Introduced in Maine Leg.RepMaxminIntroduces July 21, 2019
- Ethical dimensions of climate change July 21, 2019
- What’s Happening to Maine Fisheries? Ted Ames 879 July 21, 2019
- Chandrayaan-2: India set to re-attempt Moon mission launch – BBC News July 21, 2019
- Hong Kong protests: Armed mob storms Yuen Long station – BBC News July 21, 2019
- NASA | Taking Earth’s Temperature July 21, 2019
- With more extreme heat, air conditioning becomes a matter of life and death July 21, 2019
- As Trump administration pushes for new space exploration, critics question its costs July 21, 2019
- Global Growth in Air Conditioning Demand is Warming the World July 21, 2019
- The Current State of Arctic PERMAFROST THAW July 21, 2019
- This is people power rising. #RiseForClimate July 21, 2019
- the evaporating Mediterranean Sea | BBC July 21, 2019
- The Crystal Reef: How Climate Change Is Affecting Our Oceans | 360 | TIME July 21, 2019
- Can We Terraform the Sahara to Stop Climate Change? July 21, 2019
- Regreening the desert with John D. Liu – Docu – 2012 July 21, 2019
- Chinese Desert Farming Miracle July 21, 2019
- 5 Useful Methods China Uses To Convert Desert Into Productive Lands Rich With Crops July 21, 2019
- Desert turns into oasis: China’s new technology July 21, 2019
- Thomas Sowell: Global Warming Manufactured by Intellectuals? July 20, 2019
- ESA and climate change July 20, 2019
- Climate Change is Devastating India With Heat Waves and Water Shortages July 20, 2019
- We Go Together July 20, 2019
- We Are Going July 20, 2019
- We Go as the Artemis Generation July 20, 2019
- Climate change could become a national emergency July 20, 2019
Daily Archives: September 2, 2017
In July, a new Florida state law took effect that permits any resident of the state to object to textbooks that are used in classrooms. While the law doesn’t explicitly mention science, teachers like Brandon Haught, co-founder of the non-profit Florida Citizens for Science, are concerned that the subject may get swept up in the broad legal language.
The Florida bill is the first of its kind, but there have been other attempts at passing similar ones in states across the nation. Haught and Julie Palakovich Carr, a science policy expert, talk about what the passing of this bill means for science curriculum and teachers in Florida, and other similar policies in other states.
2nd September 2017
The media avoids the subject of climate breakdown – to do otherwise is to bring the entire infrastructure of thought crashing down
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29 August 2017
It is not only Donald Trump’s government that censors the discussion of climate change; it is the entire body of polite opinion. This is why, though the links are clear and obvious, the majority of news reports on Hurricane Harvey have made no mention of the human contribution.
In 2016, the United States elected a president who believes that human-driven global warming is a hoax. It was the hottest year on record, in which the US was hammered by a series of climate-related disasters. Yet the total combined coverage for the entire year on the evening and Sunday news programmes on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox News amounted to 50 minutes. Our greatest predicament, the issue that will define our lives, has been blotted from our minds.
This is not an accident. But nor (with the exception of Fox News) is it likely to be a matter of policy. It reflects a deeply ingrained and scarcely conscious self-censorship. Reporters and editors ignore the subject because they have an instinct for avoiding trouble. To talk about climate breakdown (which in my view is a better term than the curiously bland labels we attach to this crisis) is to question not only Donald Trump, not only current environmental policy, not only current economic policy, but the entire political and economic system.
By Ashley Braun • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – 13:48
With the next round of United Nations climate talks scheduled for November, eyes will be trained on how the United States chooses to engage — or not — now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the country from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. Yesterday, Secretary of State and former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson indicated that this process will not happen through the State Department’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, because, well, he’s scrapping the position.
In a letter to Senate Foreign Relations chair Bob Corker (R-TN), Tillerson wrote, “I believe that the Department will be able to better execute its mission by integrating certain envoys and special representative offices within the regional and functional bureaus, and eliminating those that have accomplished or outlived their original purpose.”
“The position of climate envoy was established by Barack Obama in 2009 and was filled by Todd Stern until 2016. The envoy for Obama’s last year in office was Jonathan Pershing, who left the political appointment when the government changed in January this year.
The special envoy was the US’ diplomatic figurehead, a position Stern used to become one of the major forces behind the eventual shape of the Paris deal, right down to the 11th hour wrangling over a troublesome ‘typo’ in the text.”
State Department Scales Back on Climate
The move came as part of a larger streamlining and reorganizing of the State Department, which for months has been scaling back its focus on climate issues.
Shortly after Trump’s inauguration, the State Department’s web page for the Office of Global Change, which operates under the climate envoy, switched up its description, replacing most of the original text with more passive language.