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- How Democracy Dies | Democracy Maybe October 20, 2021
- MAGA Leader Steve Bannon Faces Jail Again — With No Pardon This Time October 20, 2021
- Capitol Riot Defendant Expresses Regret In An FBI Interview October 20, 2021
- The Oligarch Raided By FBI And How Mitch McConnell Got The ‘Moscow Mitch’ Nickname October 20, 2021
- ‘What Were We Thinking’ Digs Into The Books Of The Trump Era October 20, 2021
- Liz Cheney: Trump And Bannon Were Involved In Planning 1/6 October 20, 2021
- USS Connecticut Submarine Collision in The South China Sea October 20, 2021
- Difference Frames the World October 20, 2021
- China: Long-industrialized countries should take climate action lead – CGTN October 20, 2021
- How does Facebook ‘force’ political parties to go extreme? – CGTN October 20, 2021
- Why Should China Worry About Bio-Chemical Wars? October 20, 2021
- Glenn Greenwald: “Edward Snowden and the Secrets of the National Security State” October 20, 2021
- New Releases | October 2021 | Very Short Introductions October 20, 2021
- Do you get it now? Why scientific reality doesn’t care about your politics October 20, 2021
- “Demographic Destiny” Is a Total Farce October 20, 2021
- How Capitalism Absorbs Anticapitalism October 20, 2021
- Capitalism (Not COVID) Broke the Supply Chain October 20, 2021
- “Missing in Brooks County”: Thousands of Migrants Denied Due Process at Border Have Died in Desert October 20, 2021
- As CIA Ramps Up Anti-China Actions, Why Doesn’t Congress Oppose Biden’s “New Cold Wa r”? October 20, 2021
- Pediatrician Welcomes Approval of COVID Vaccine for Kids 5-11 Amid Opposition to Mask Mandates October 20, 2021
- “Racism Plays Major Part”: Like in Flint, Lead Pipes Leave Benton Harbor, Michigan, with Tox ic Water October 20, 2021
- A Reluctant Warrior? An Examination of Gen. Colin Powell’s Bloody Legacy from Iraq to Latin America October 20, 2021
- Why Should China Worry About Bacteria Wars? October 20, 2021
- Covid: Bring back rules amid rising cases, urge NHS chiefs @BBC News live BBC October 20, 2021
- Powell dies, general stained by Iraq claims October 18, 2021
- From Climate Stress to Activation: The Critical Role of the Health Professional October 18, 2021
- Schiff: If Steve Bannon Feels He’s Above The Law, He’s About To Find Out Otherwise October 18, 2021
- Hubble Spots Thousands of Objects Traveling Faster Than Light | NASA’s Unexplained Files October 18, 2021
- Kamala Harris on Biden Admin’s Climate Change Proposal October 18, 2021
- Ken Minkema on Jonathan Edwards and Slavery: Mondays at Beinecke, June 14, 2021 October 18, 2021
- Journalism and Human Rights: Fighting Back Against Disinformation October 18, 2021
- Noam Chomsky: Why No One Talks About the First “9/11” October 18, 2021
- Reckoning with History: Michael Morand on 1748 Map of New Haven, Mondays at Beinecke, Feb. 15, 2021 October 18, 2021
- The Truth about Crime: Sovereignty, Knowledge, Social Order: Jean Comaroff, John L Comaroff October 18, 2021
- We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom: Anne Eller October 18, 2021
- Climate Change Conversations | Yale Alumni Academy October 18, 2021
- Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting October 18, 2021
- Watch: William Shatner Goes Into Space On Blue Origin Flight October 18, 2021
- Colin Powell dies of Covid-19 complications: family • FRANCE 24 English October 18, 2021
- Moving to Higher Ground: Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward: John Englander, Sir David King October 17, 2021
- High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis: John Englander October 17, 2021
- Culture Against Man: Jules Henry October 17, 2021
- Woman the Gatherer October 17, 2021
- Man the Hunter: Richard Borshay Lee, Irven DeVore October 17, 2021
- Stone Age Economics (Routledge Classics): Marshall Sahlins, Graeber, David Graeber October 16, 2021
- “People vs. Fossil Fuels”: Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in D.C. October 15, 2021
- The Nation’s John Nichols: Trump’s Coup Nearly Succeeded. He Will Try Again in 2024 October 15, 2021
- La Palma volcano: How dangerous is it? October 15, 2021
- La Palma Landslide – East Coast Megatsunami Scenario October 15, 2021
- Mike + The Mechanics – The Living Years (Official Video) October 15, 2021
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.
The Ring of Fire
Published on Jan 26, 2019
According to an alarming new study, the rate at which Antarctic sea ice is melting is growing exponentially, and as a result, we can expect sea level rises of up to 10 feet within the next century if we stay on this current trajectory. The oceans are warming faster than scientists had predicted and we are running out of time to address the greatest global crisis in our history. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening and what needs to happen to prevent catastrophe.
Link – https://thinkprogress.org/new-study-a…
Link – https://www.commondreams.org/news/201…
Published on Jan 25, 2019
In 2017 Roger Stone talked about his book The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution, in which he discusses the 2016 election and Donald Trump becoming the 45th president. He is interviewed by Susan Ferrechio.
See full webcast of 2017 conversation on C-Span:
The Young Turks
Published on Jan 25, 2019
The shutdown is over and Trump gets NOTHING for his wall! Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Nomi Prins, and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. More TYT: https://go.tyt.com/a53ppTN80qY
Read more here: https://thehill.com/homenews/administ...
“President Trump said Friday he will back a short-term funding bill to reopen the government that does not include funds to construct a wall along the southern border, bowing to mounting pressure fueled by growing disruption due to the lengthy shutdown.
‘I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,’ Trump said.
The deal, announced by Trump from the Rose Garden of the White House, amounts to a victory for Democrats who have refused the president’s demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding. Trump had said for weeks he would not reopen the government without that money.”
Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Nomi Prins, John Iadarola
Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Nomi Prins, John Iadarola