Daily Archives: March 1, 2019

The BLOWBACK SYNDROME: Oil Wars and Overreach

Elijah Cummings: ‘200 Years From Now, People Will Be Reading About This Moment’ | MTP Daily | MSNBC

Reports indicate Trump ordered Kushner’s security clearance, despite concerns

The impact of CPAC

Elijah Cummings’ stunning closing remarks at Cohen hearing

Why climate change is an ‘all-encompassing threat’ – David Wallace-Wells

Although a candidate just entered the 2020 presidential race with a platform centered on climate change, some experts say Americans aren’t fully aware of the scope and seriousness of global warming. Among them is David Wallace-Wells, who argues in a new book that the severity of the climate crisis has not yet been acknowledged, let alone addressed. He sits down with William Brangham to discuss.

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London: 9 “Extinction Rebellion” Activists Arrested at Oil Conference

Image Credit: Snowflake Foxtrot
Feb 28, 2019

And in London, police arrested nine climate activists Wednesday as they nonviolently blocked the entrance to a hotel where a petroleum industry conference was underway. Some of the activists superglued themselves to the hotel’s windows and doors, forcing police to spend about two hours removing them as the International Petroleum Week conference met inside. In a statement, activist Sam Knights of the group Extinction Rebellion said, “These companies are destroying our planet. We have to start talking about that. We have to start pointing out, again and again, that their business model is based on the mass murder of hundreds and millions of people.”

Senate to Vote on Confirmation of Andrew Wheeler as EPA Chief

Feb 28, 2019

The Senate has ended debate on whether to confirm Andrew Wheeler as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, setting up a final vote on the former coal industry lobbyist today. On Wednesday, Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins said she would vote “no” on Wheeler’s confirmation, citing his efforts to roll back greenhouse gas emissions standards and his assault on regulations limiting mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. Wheeler appears to have the support of the remaining 52 senators who comprise the Republican majority. Wheeler has been the acting head of the EPA since Scott Pruitt resigned in July amid an onslaught of financial and ethics scandals.

Why William Happer Shouldn’t Be On A Climate Panel

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Published on Feb 27, 2019

President Trump wants to put Dr. William Happer, who has no formal training in climate science, in charge of a panel that will decide if climate change is a threat to the United States. Happer also has ties to the fossil fuel industry.

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[i] DailyPrincetonian.com. Global warming denier William Happer *64 appointed to climate panel. Feb 24 2019.
[ii] Bloomberg.com Meet the CO2-Praising Physicist Behind the Latest Trump Climate Push. Feb 22 2019.
[iii] DeSmogBlog.com. Physicist William Happer, the ‘Unmoored’ Climate Science Denier Heading a White House Climate Probe. Feb 20 2019.
[iv] Mashable.com. Trump’s climate expert is wrong: The world’s plants don’t need more CO2. Feb 21 2019.
[v] NCA.2018.GlobalChange.gov. FOURTH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT. November 2018.
[vi] DeSmogBlog.com. William Happer. Accessed: Feb 26 2019.
[vii] NYTimes.com. Greenpeace Subterfuge Tests Climate Research. Dec 9 2015.
[viii] Ibid.
[viiia] DocumentCloud.org. Emails from Greenpeace. Accessed: February 26 2019.
[ix] WashingtonPost.com. White House to set up panel to counter climate change consensus, officials say. February 24 2019.
[x] Ibid.
[xa] WashingtonPost.com. John Kerry: Disband your climate denial panel, Mr. President. Feb 25 2019.
[xi] WashingtonPost.com. White House to set up panel to counter climate change consensus, officials say. February 24 2019.
[xii] NCA.2018.GlobalChange.gov. FOURTH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT. November 2018.

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