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Finally. The war on illegal fishing begins.
The Indonesian Navy destroys foreign fishing vessels caught fishing illegally in waters near North Sulawesi yesterday. Photo: REUTERS Divers and scientists report that Indonesia's reefs are ...
Pakalolo 05/23/2015 10
Senate Passes Fast-Track Bill 62-37. Which 14 Dems Voted Yes?
The Senate just voted to pass Trade Promotion Authority (fast-track) ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/22/2015 19
The Evening Blues - 5-22-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/22/2015 85
Was the War in Iraq a Mistake?
"Seldom in the course of human history have so many sacrificed so dearly to achieve so little." That was a quote within a post, I dared to write (and was dared to write) -- some 2 months ago: Was ...
jamess 05/22/2015 54
A switch was flipped and now southern Antarctic glaciers are rapidly melting.
Scientists have discovered that the ice shelves of South Antarctica, located in the Bellingshausen sea , are in rapid melt. This new study follows reports that the remnants of Larsen B should ...
Pakalolo 05/22/2015 67
Christie Asks for an Apology -- Then he Asks us to Imagine ... What If?
I think I'll skip the Apology part of his Reputation-makeover tour right now, and instead take a few moments to imagine Chris Christie with his thumb on the Delete button. Hey he asked us to ... "...
jamess 05/22/2015 18
USDOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory Revises U.S. Wind Energy Potential Map in All 50 States
The U.S. Department of Energy revises wind energy potential map for the entire U.S. and which shows the areas of the United States evaluated with increased (or new) wind energy potential with ...
LakeSuperior 05/22/2015 5
Rapid Warming is Here
The Oceans have begun to heat up at rates double those observed by scientists only 6 years ago. This graphic, released today by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) represents ...
New Minas 05/22/2015 12
Monckton outfoxed by a calendar in his fight to censor art
Ian Wolter's "Lest We Forget Those Who Denied" Remember when UK student Ian Wolter created a masterpiece of denier commentary? The seven-foot,
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/22/2015 2
Which 48 Democrats Want to Privatize Outer Space?
Yesterday, the House passed the SPACE Act of 2015 (H.R. 2262), a bill designed to promote commercial space travel and exploration. Here is a summary of what the bill does: This bill is a ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/22/2015 17
High Impact Posts: May 21, 2015
jotter 05/22/2015 4
It's gotten this bad:Water Wars in California as agriculture prepares to face strict mandatory cuts
On April 1, when California Governor Brown issued mandatory water restrictions for urban users he warned that he might have to consider cuts to agriculture in the future as well. Well, that ...
VL Baker 05/22/2015 29
Eyewitness footage of Santa Barbara Oil Spill
Madeline Stano of the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment went by the scene of the oil spill in Santa Barbara. The oil spill happened Tuesday May 19th when a pipe owned by Plains All ...
VL Baker 05/21/2015 5
The Evening Blues - 5-21-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/21/2015 43
HI-Sen: Brian Schatz (D) Fights Back Against Fast Tracking The TPA
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D. HI), who has been an adamant opponent of the TPP, is now focusing on stopping the TPA:
poopdogcomedy 05/21/2015 3
Oil, Water, and Sand
When will we ever learn, these three basic ingredients -- Don't really Mix. Oil Spill Worse Than First Thought (Video) NBC News Channel -- May 21, ...
jamess 05/21/2015 7
Projecting a Climate Change Timeframe - Holy $h*t
In researching a book I'm writing I've been collecting prognostications about climate change. These have been gathered over time from numerous sources. But they are projections and hence a ...
John Crapper 05/21/2015 47
Justin Amash and John Lewis Lead 58 Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter Calling for Real NSA Reform
Yesterday, Republican Justin Amash (MI-03) and Democrat John Lewis (GA-05) as well as 58 of their colleagues sent a letter to the Senate calling on them to pass real NSA reform as opposed to the ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/21/2015 2
The Run-up to Iraq War: Mother Jones Timeline
Since so many are in the " Iraq Revisionist " mode lately, I thought I'd post this VERY informative Timeline. Hopefully, it might put some helpful "side-bars" around all the "what we knew then" ...
jamess 05/21/2015 11
Identify plagiarism? Pay $15,000 to $2 million.
In the latest attack on the climate science community, John Mashey (a computer scientist and frequent DeSmogBlog contributor) was sued for $2 million for exposing plagiarism. It's a long and weird ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/21/2015 6
High Impact Posts: May 20, 2015
jotter 05/21/2015 8
House Passes Bill to Gut Science & Research Funding
Yesterday, in addition to passing a deficit-funded corporate tax break for R&D, the House passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 , a funding bill for federal scientific programs ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/21/2015 18
Top Comments: Tragic Death in PNW and a Bitter Mourning.
bastrop 05/20/2015 37
Tech Companies Step-up to Oppose the TPP
This is good to see -- and they make a few ' Patriotic ' arguments too ... Hundreds of tech companies line up to oppose TPP trade agreement by Sam Thielman in New York, theGuardian.com -- May 20, ...
jamess 05/20/2015 8
Which 37 House Dems Say Deficits Don't Matter When It Comes to Corporate Tax Breaks?
As we all know, Republicans only care about deficits when it comes to spending that benefits working- and middle-class Americans. When it comes to corporate tax breaks, they couldn't care less about ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/20/2015 6
The Evening Blues - 5-20-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/20/2015 58
Kitchen Table Kibitzing: On Reflecting Grief
Tonight I have two Community Diary responsibilities. I signed up for today and for next Wednesday because there were open slots and KTK has been in a temporary funk scheduling-wise. Since I have ...
bastrop 05/20/2015 36
WSJ: Clinton's DoS blocked the release of politically sensitive records about Keystone XL Pipeline
photo credit: Backbone campaign, flr The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.S. Department of State, ...
VL Baker 05/20/2015 196
High Impact Posts: May 19, 2015
jotter 05/20/2015 4
Exploiting Ebola and Poverty to Sell Coal: Peabody Energy
Suzanne Goldenberg holds nothing back in a one-two punch of proper journalism in which she exposes the despicable actions of Peabody Coal—the world's largest privately-held coal company—taken in ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/20/2015 1
CT-Sen: Richard Blumenthal (D) Keeps Up The Fight For Mandatory GMO Labeling
Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D. CT): As a dad, it’s always been ...
poopdogcomedy 05/20/2015 2
House Passes Bill That Undermines Its Ability to Do Its Own Job
Yesterday, the House passed its FY 2016 appropriations bill for the Legislative Branch. Since taking control of the House in 2010, Republicans in Congress have succeeded at cutting the funding for ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/20/2015 9
Elizabeth Warren fires up Democrats in California
In case you missed this, it was a pretty stirring speech: Elizabeth Warren at CA Democratic Convention 2015 link to video Published on May 16, 2015 -- cademorg Senator Elizabeth Warren ...
jamess 05/19/2015 32
The Evening Blues - 5-19-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/19/2015 47
For the first time-Dead Zones have been found in the tropical Atlantic in underwater "hurricanes"
Example of an ocean eddy (not from the study) as seen from space (Credit: NASA Earth Observatory) We are aware of the dead zones along inhabited areas of coast line, particularly in the US East ...
Pakalolo 05/19/2015 13
Knowing what we've known all along...
Would you lie the country into war? Order people tortured to death? Start wars while cutting taxes to the shamefully rich? Continue to trash the planet and fuck over its people? Push policies based ...
One Pissed Off Liberal 05/19/2015 112
High Impact Posts: May 18, 2015
jotter 05/19/2015 11
Matt "King Coal" Ridley Disparages Divestment
Image from DeSmogUK In a (thankfully) paywalled oped in the London Times, #MattKingCoal Ridley attacks ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/19/2015 1
Hillary Clinton changes her mind about melting Arctic over lunch
Guardian columnist George Monbiot and Climate change activist George Marshall took part in the discussion at a Guardian Live event in King's Place in central London on 13 May. The discussion was ...
VL Baker 05/19/2015 11
The Evening Blues - 5-18-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/18/2015 64
A lot of talk, a lot of thinking, a lot of delay - World fails to limit GHG emissions.
A cemetery on the shoreline on Majuro Atoll being flooded at high tide in 2008. The low-lying Marshall Islands, a Pacific atoll chain that rises barely a meter above sea level. Giff Johnson/AFP/...
Pakalolo 05/18/2015 3
#Shell No - Happening Now in Seattle
From King 5 news Right now all entranceways to Terminal 5 in the Port of Seattle are blocked in protest of Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic. Hundred of people converged on the terminal ...
John Crapper 05/18/2015 51
Western US drought advances; Washington State declares state of emergency
Not good, but nowhere near the catastrophic California drought. Yet. With only 16% of normal snowpack this year, half of Washington State is in drought condition; putting 1.2 bn of crops in ...
VL Baker 05/18/2015 26
Lonely, Powerless, Conservative Old White Men: Portrait of a Denier
A 2011 study by Riley Dunlap explored the demographic make-up of climate deniers found that they are more likely to be conservative white males. And a 2013 study connected climate denial with belief ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/18/2015 7
High Impact Posts: May 17, 2015
jotter 05/18/2015 4
Shell Oil Caught Planning for Deadly 4 to 6 Degree Rise in Global Temperature
(photo courtesy of Greenpeace) Whoopsies. From The Guardian : Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an ...
ericlewis0 05/17/2015 220
2016 Presidential Election: The Candidates On Climate Change
Although the country is over a year and half away from the 2016 presidential election, candidates are stepping up to throw their hats into the ring. Voters may be exhausted by the time November ’...
Marcia G Yerman 05/17/2015 13
Tesla Powerwall, Take Two: The Pricepoint, The Competition, The Vision
After recapping the Tesla Powerwall last week-end, I commented that I would dig into the tech and the price points, a bit more critically this week-end. SOOOOO, here are a few note-worthy articles ...
jamess 05/17/2015 58
High Impact Posts: May 2-8, 2015
jotter 05/17/2015 6
High Impact Posts May 9-15, 2015
jotter 05/17/2015 6
High Impact Posts: May 16, 2016
jotter 05/17/2015 6
Empowering Corporations One Lawsuit at a time
That is what the Trans-Pacific Partnership will do if it passes into "law" -- as if Corporations needed any more help 'determining our collective destinies'. Corporate Profits will become the end-...
jamess 05/16/2015 56
High Impact Posts: May 15, 2015
jotter 05/16/2015 7
Bernie's platform is a Progressive Platform
[...] Here it is, in his own words, from the first email of his campaign to supporters last week: Income and wealth inequality : In the U.S. today we have the most unequal wealth distribution of ...
jamess 05/16/2015 151
Bernie Sanders and 17 Democrats Urge Obama to Make the Government a "Model Employer"
Yesterday, a group of 18 senators, led by Bernie Sanders, wrote a letter to the president urging him to heed the calls of the growing Fight for $15 movement and use his executive power to make the ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 05/16/2015 30
The Evening Blues - 5-15-15
Welcome! " The Evening Blues" is a casual community diary (published Monday - Friday, 8:00 PM Eastern) where we hang out, share and talk about news, music, photography and other things of ...
joe shikspack 05/15/2015 52
Friday Frustration: I would make a bad plumber.
The stuff of nightmares. There is an escutcheon, an o-ring, a bearing washer and a diverter that are conspiring against me. Their accomplices, a rusted mounting bracket and its attendant nut, ...
bastrop 05/15/2015 52
Lomborg Cries Censorship in the WSJ
Perfect example of why you shouldn't listen to Lomborg, courtesy of Greg Laden. Bjorn Lomborg plays the victim card hard in his latest WSJ op-ed . In the ...
ClimateDenierRoundup 05/15/2015 5
High Impact Posts: May 14, 2015
jotter 05/15/2015 10
Is This Week's RWNJ Outrage Valid?: Hawaii's $205 million Obamacare Exchange Implodes
The beauty of RWNJ false outrage is that they always kind of convince me off-the-top until I look deeper into the thing and realize they're just howling at the moon, as usual. Like on the phony IRS ...
MovieJay 05/14/2015 17

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