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- Trump’s border wall harms the environment, activists say February 28, 2020
- Welcome to The Climate Crisis Newsletter | The New Yorker February 28, 2020
- The HAPPINESS Project and Increasing Access to Mental Health Services | Office of the President February 28, 2020
- Should Americans reconsider travel plans in wake of coronavirus? February 28, 2020
- Communities on lockdown as coronavirus spreads in Italy February 28, 2020
- Nations increasingly fearful of coronavirus pandemic and resulting global recession February 28, 2020
- Fueling Change: Oil Extraction in Alaska and California | KCET February 28, 2020
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reads Green New Deal into Congressional Record February 27, 2020
- Trump Cancels NYC Climate Resiliency Study After Mocking Planned Sea Wall February 27, 2020
- Trump Blames “Caronavirus” Fears on Democrats and Fake News Reporting February 27, 2020
- “Pence is Not a Medical Expert”: Is the Trump Admin Ready to Stop a U .S. Coronavirus Pandemic? February 27, 2020
- “Dead Bodies Everywhere”: Hindu Nationalist Violence Rocks Delhi as Trump Vi sits Modi in India February 27, 2020
- How the Climate Crisis Is Making the Spread of Infectious Diseases Like Coronavirus More Common February 27, 2020
- ANALYSIS: Protestors, University struggle to see eye to eye on divestment February 27, 2020
- Fossil Free Yale (@FossilFreeYale) / Twitter February 27, 2020
- Yale Endowment Justice Coalition February 27, 2020
- FFY submits new demands to Swensen February 27, 2020
- Despite protest, Yale-linked pipeline project progresses February 27, 2020
- Students criticize University investments at teach-in February 27, 2020
- Me vs. We: What Matters Most for Climate Action? February 27, 2020
- Business suffers as coronavirus keeps tourists away from Italy February 26, 2020
- Chinese activists confront censorship, violence to expose truth about outbreak February 26, 2020
- David Swensen Made Yale Fabulously Rich and Changed Endowments – Bloomberg February 26, 2020
- David Swensen Rips ‘Cowardly’ Yale Student Journalists in Email Spat | Institutional Investor February 26, 2020
- David F. Swensen, B.A., B.S., ’80 Ph.D., ’14 L.H.D. | Yale University February 26, 2020
- David Swensen Wrote an Angry Email. Then He Pressed Send. | Institutional Investor February 26, 2020
- Bill 156: The “Ag Gag”? February 26, 2020
- French health minister on coronavirus cases: “unthinkable and ineffective to close the borders” February 26, 2020
- Foreign Policy, Politics, and Global Health February 26, 2020
- This Concrete Dome Holds A Leaking Toxic Nuclear Timebomb | Foreign Correspondent February 26, 2020
- 1918 Spanish Flu historical documentary | Swine Flu Pandemic | Deadly plague of 1918 February 26, 2020
- Spanish Flu: a warning from history February 26, 2020
- Why U.S. officials are escalating their concerns over novel coronavirus February 26, 2020
- Rome civil protection authorities confirm 12 deaths from coronavirus in Italy February 26, 2020
- Opera Star Plácido Domingo Apologizes for Sexual Misconduct February 26, 2020
- Drug Maker Mallinckrodt Reaches $1.6B Settlement for Role in Opioid Crisis February 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: Iran’s deputy health minister tests positive as outbreak worsens – BBC News February 26, 2020
- World battles coronavirus outbreak – BBC News February 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO – BBC News February 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: WHO warns world to brace for pandemic | DW News February 26, 2020
- Trump says U.S. ties with Pakistan are very good February 26, 2020
- At Least 24 Killed in India After Hindu Nationalists Attack Muslim Demonstrators + President Trump Wraps India Trip with Praise for $3.5 Billion Weapons Deal February 26, 2020
- CDC Warns of “Severe” Disruption to Daily Life in U.S. as Coronavirus Spread s February 26, 2020
- Book on China’s fight against COVID-19 epidemic published February 26, 2020
- Bernie Sanders Gains Support in South Carolina as Billionaire Tom Steyer Draws Votes from Joe Biden February 26, 2020
- Flooding Cripples Indonesian Capital February 26, 2020
- A black neighborhood reacts to finding the slave ship that brought their ancestors to America February 26, 2020
- Coronavirus: Global Outbreak February 26, 2020
- Congress prepares for inevitable U.S. coronavirus outbreak February 26, 2020
- Is the U.S. ready for a severe coronavirus outbreak? February 26, 2020
Daily Archives: January 26, 2019
Radioactive contamination. Seizure, theft, or loss of a nuclear weapon. Accidental or unauthorized launching, firing, or use of a nuclear-capable weapon system. Public hazard, actual or implied. These are the kinds of events the military calls ”broken arrows.”
The Pentagon maintains that the United States has experienced 32 broken arrow accidents, including the 1980 episode in Damascus, Arkansas — the subject of the American Experience documentary Command and Control. However, there are many other incidents involving nuclear arsenal that don’t make that list.
Below are two documents. One enumerates the 32 official broken arrows; the other, a declassified document from the Defense Atomic Support Agency obtained by journalist Eric Schlosser, includes hundreds more. These events range from the fairly minor — the unexplained activation of a sprinkler system in an aircraft carrier’s weapons storage compartment (Accidents and Incidents During the Period 1 December 1982 through 28 February 1963, Incident #4) — to the significantly more serious — a weapon burning for approximately four hours with two low order detonations (Accidents and Incidents During the Period 1 July 1957 through 31 March 1967, Incident #23).
Download the document that outlines the 32 official broken arrows here. (1.4 MB)
A poster supporting Trump during the 2016 Republican primaryScott Morgan / Reuters
Alas, a brief cold spell does not undo decades of scientific fact.
Robinson Meyer Jan 20, 2019
It’s something of an annual tradition for the president. On Sunday morning, as the eastern half of the country endured driving snow and frigid winter winds, Donald Trump asked on Twitter how climate change could be real if it was so cold outside.
“Be careful and try staying in your house,” he said. “Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold. Amazing how big this system is. Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now!”
Trump has raised similar concerns about that “good old fashioned Global Warming” nearly every year since 2012. If it snows near Manhattan, the president says he isn’t sure about climate change.
Unfortunately, even as New York has occasionally been blasted with frozen precipitation, the world has kept warming. The past four years have been the four warmest years on record—a fact that NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration were due to announce this past week, were the government not shut down. Earlier this winter, Washington, D.C., experienced a shocking 22 days of above-average temperatures, and the Northeast as a whole saw a balmy January. President Trump did not seize that opportunity to affirm that global warming was real.
- Record-Breaking Polar Vortex Grips the Midwest
- Deadly polar vortex hits swathes of US – BBC News
- Scientists say Trump’s first 2 years have been fatal for a livable climate – ThinkProgress
“Cause of death: the Trump presidency.”
Joe Romm Jan 18, 2019, 8:00 am
An activist prepares a balloon painted to look like planet Earth and decorated with orange hair in the likeness of U.S. President Donald Trump during a climate protest prior to a meeting of EU leaders on June 29, 2017 in Berlin. CREDIT: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Two years in, the presidency of Donald Trump has been a possibly fatal disaster for our livable climate, a number of climate and clean energy experts told ThinkProgress.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, countless climate experts voiced their concern about Trump, who had infamously called climate change a “hoax” and said it was “created by and for the Chinese.” Trump promised to undo Obama-era environmental laws, bring back coal power, and withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, in which the world’s nations unanimously agreed to start ratcheting down carbon pollution.
For all these reasons, climatologist Michael Mann wrote in October 2016 that Trump was “a threat to the planet.”
Two years after taking office, Trump has followed through on many of his promises to gut environmental regulations, promote the production of fossil fuels, kill U.S. climate action, and start withdrawing from the Paris accord.
A worker uses a bobcat to clear snow from a sidewalk alongside Nantasket Beach during a winter storm that brought snow, sleet and rain to the area on January 20, 2019 in Hull, Massachusetts. CREDIT: Scott Eisen/Getty Images
Despite a year of dire climate impacts across the United States, President Donald Trump once again conflated weather with climate change in a holiday weekend tweet, touting a debunked argument rebutting global warming by citing cold weather.
In an early morning tweet on Sunday, the president referenced a major cold front playing out across parts of the country, implying the frosty weather offered a rebuttal to the phenomenon of climate change — an incorrect claim he has repeated several times in the past whenever there has been a snow storm.
“Be careful and try staying in your house. Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold,” wrote Trump. “Amazing how big this system is. Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now!”
Pack ice melting in spring in Antarctica’s Weddel Sea. CREDIT: Planet Observer/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
The faster the ocean warms, the faster key Antarctic glaciers will disintegrate.
Joe Romm Jan 15, 2019, 12:44 pm
A stunning new study on Antarctic sea ice collapse greatly raises the risk of a 10-foot sea level rise this century if President Donald Trump’s climate policies aren’t quickly reversed.
Warming ocean waters drove a 6-fold increase in annual ice mass loss from the Antarctic ice sheet between 1979 and 2017, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
It’s been known for a while that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) was unstable and collapsing at an accelerating rate due to global warming. But the new study finds that parts of the vastly larger East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) are also disintegrating.