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- USA Space Program Re-Ignites, Economy Still Stutters June 6, 2020
- Donald Trump accused of dividing the country June 6, 2020
- Trump Lashes Out As Military Leaders Condemn His Violent Protest Response | The 11th Hour | MSNBC June 6, 2020
- Trump lashes out at former Defense Secretary James Mattis after he denounced response to protesters June 6, 2020
- An Unprecedented Rebuke Of Trump’s Response To Protests | Deadline | MSNBC June 6, 2020
- Lt. Col. Wilkerson Questions Military Chain Of Command For D.C. Protest Force | All In | MSNBC June 6, 2020
- Trump stages photo-op in front of closed church amid protests June 6, 2020
- Bishop overseeing church in shock over Trump photo-op June 6, 2020
- U.S. president caught up in feud with social media platforms June 6, 2020
- Military Veterans Condemn Trump’s Threat Against Protesters | NowThis June 6, 2020
- Schmidt: Trump, Barr Building ‘Thugocracy’ With Secret Police | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC June 6, 2020
- PBS NewsHour Presents ‘Race Matters: America in Crisis’ June 6, 2020
- Thousands gather in London as George Floyd inspired protests sweep the world June 6, 2020
- Defense Secretary breaks with Trump on invoking Insurrection Act June 6, 2020
- Trump tries to revise history about his church walk. Here’s what really happened. June 6, 2020
- Ex-Defense Secretary Mattis condemns Trump as threat to constitution June 6, 2020
- Anderson Cooper calls BS on Barr’s defense of Trump’s photo-op June 6, 2020
- Protestors Forced Out Of Lafayette Park Before Trump Visits Church | MSNBC June 6, 2020
- What’s behind America’s inequality problem — and how to fix it June 6, 2020
- Trump Waives Environmental Protection Regulations | NowThis June 6, 2020
- China-U.S. Trade Deal Tied to Campaign Politics June 6, 2020
- 2020/06/05 Race for COVID-19 vaccine / Global pandemic lessons / State of China-U.S. ties June 6, 2020
- Thousands gather in London as George Floyd inspired protests sweep the world June 6, 2020
- Police at Protests Are Concealing Their Identities | NowThis June 5, 2020
- Plutocracy | Metanoia Films June 5, 2020
- Pope Francis Speaks Out About the Killing of George Floyd | NowThis June 5, 2020
- Obama Speaks Directly to Young People of Color in America | NowThis June 5, 2020
- What the George Floyd protests say about America June 5, 2020
- New anger in United States over video of police violence – BBC News June 5, 2020
- The BIGGEST Concentrated Solar Plant in the World is in Africa I Morocco June 5, 2020
- Gemasolar, concentrated solar power plant (Spain) June 5, 2020
- Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project Part 1: The Facility-The Window-WIRED June 5, 2020
- Crescent Dunes Solar Project Disappears Into the SandsNatural Gas Now June 5, 2020
- 24-Hour Solar Energy: Molten Salt Makes It Possible, and Prices Are Falling Fast | InsideClimate News June 5, 2020
- This Is An Unprecedented Moment in History June 5, 2020
- Retired general issues dire warning after Trump’s threat June 5, 2020
- Military Veterans Condemn Trump’s Threat Against Protesters | NowThis June 5, 2020
- Rev. Al Sharpton Tells Trump to Open His Bible | NowThis June 5, 2020
- Race Matters: America in Crisis Promo June 5, 2020
- Borders, im/mobilities, and pandemic nations June 5, 2020
- Stephen Greenblatt Reads an Excerpt From ‘The Swerve’ June 5, 2020
- Stephen Greenblatt: Can Art Be Universal? June 5, 2020
- Stephen Greenblatt: The Poem That Dragged Us Out of the Dark Ages June 5, 2020
- “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” Stephen Greenblatt, The University of Kansas June 5, 2020
- ARIZONA: Energy and Personal Involvement June 5, 2020
- Home Page – Institute for Local Self-Reliance June 5, 2020
- Public Citizen Releases “PUHCA for Dummies” – Nutshell Guide to Public Utility Holding Company Act June 5, 2020
- PUHCA FOR DUMMIES: An Electricity Blackout and Energy Bill Primer, A guide to the Public Utility Holding Company Act June 5, 2020
- Planet of the Humans : Let’s just have a think… June 5, 2020
- 350.org & Bill McKibben – Response: Planet of the Humans Documentary June 5, 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.