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- UN chief sees change in momentum of climate action thanks to youth movement September 21, 2019
- Empires of the Weak: The Real Story of European Expansion and the Creation of the New World Order: Jason Sharman September 21, 2019
- Climate Change: what do you want me to say? | FT September 21, 2019
- Protesting climate change in New York, masses gather in global strike epicenter September 21, 2019
- Millions in 150 countries join protest for climate action September 21, 2019
- Donald Trump vs. California | Washington Week | PBS September 21, 2019
- Climate Strike in New York City September 21, 2019
- Former U.S. senior diplomat hails B&R Initiative as far-sighted September 21, 2019
- Documentary Photography: People of the Yellow River September 21, 2019
- China’s efforts in dealing with global warming September 21, 2019
- Protesters gather for leaders to take action on climate change September 21, 2019
- TIA KANSARA on Our Habits of Waste September 21, 2019
- Use Natural Climate Solutions To Protect Nature | Extinction Rebellion – YouTube September 21, 2019
- Warning that no-deal Brexit will lead to food shortages and price hikes September 20, 2019
- Humanity Is Pumping Carbon Dioxide Into The Atmosphere At The Fastest Rates In History, Overfishing September 20, 2019
- “Urgency of climate crisis encompasses everything else we care about” – Indigenous Climate Activist September 20, 2019
- Live | Global climate strikes kick off ahead of UN summit on climate change September 20, 2019
- “Young People Have Had Enough”: Global Climate Strike Youth Activists on Why They Are Marchi ng September 20, 2019
- Greta Thunberg: Our House Is On Fire September 20, 2019
- Worldwide rallies to call for more actions against climate change September 20, 2019
- We’re doomed if solar energy stalls—here’s how to keep it rising | Varun Sivaram | TEDxYale September 20, 2019
- Why Solar Energy Needs Innovation to Reach Its Potential September 20, 2019
- Climate change: the trouble with trees | The Economist September 20, 2019
- Greta Thunberg Testifies Before U.S. Congress | NowThis September 20, 2019
- CLIMATE FORCING | Our Future is Cold September 20, 2019
- #naturenow – Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot on natural climate solutions September 20, 2019
- David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg and Jane Goodall have a message for you about the planet September 20, 2019
- Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot make short film on the climate crisis September 20, 2019
- Saving our island – Youth from the Pacific (360 video) September 20, 2019
- UN: Egyptian city of Alexandria is sinking due to global warming September 20, 2019
- US-Iran Tensions Could Overshadow Push for Climate Action at UN September 20, 2019
- Global Climate Strike: Latest updates – BBC News September 20, 2019
- Everything Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Said Before Congress | NBC New York September 19, 2019
- Amnesty Head: Kumi Naidoo -Climate Crisis Is a “Death Penalty” for Humanity. Leaders Need Politic al Will to Act September 19, 2019
- University of California to Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies September 19, 2019
- Former Executives Acquitted over Roles in Fukushima Nuclear Disaster September 19, 2019
- Thousands Fall Ill as Indonesian Fires Spread Toxic Haze September 19, 2019
- Youth Activist Greta Thunberg to U.S. Lawmakers: Listen to Climate Scientists September 19, 2019
- The New Global Threat from GMOs September 19, 2019
- Man Spends 30 Years Regenerating Farmland into Amazing Forest | Fools & Dreamers (Full Documentary) September 19, 2019
- The tiny creature that secretly powers the planet | Penny Chisholm September 19, 2019
- Chinese Desert Farming Miracle September 19, 2019
- Plant to Power in Burkina Faso September 19, 2019
- Young Champion of the Earth 2019: Omar Itani September 19, 2019
- “Beaten Down, Worked Up”: Steven Greenhouse on the UAW Strike & the State of American Labor September 19, 2019
- The countries grappling with their European heritage – BBC News September 18, 2019
- Elizabeth Warren Targets ‘Corruption Right At The Heart Of Our Government’ | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC September 18, 2019
- ‘We’re a team’: Greta Thunberg visits Barack Obama September 18, 2019
- Activist Greta Thunberg on how to make sure the word does not ‘give up’ the climate fight September 18, 2019
- Greta Thunberg takes climate fight to Congress September 18, 2019
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.