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Greenwash, spin and bad science reporting

     by Papillon  Today on Facebook I came across an article celebrating the fact that NASA has found that the earth has greened up over the past 20 years thanks to massive tree planting in China and India. Surely not, I thought. So I googled the phrase “NASA says world greener” and found a … Continue reading Greenwash, spin and bad science reporting

Nearly 80% of Oregon in Severe Drought

In November, we reported on the fact that more than 50% of the state of Oregon was in “severe,” “extreme,” or “exceptional” drought. This story has barely been mentioned in statewide media. For the past month, data has been unavailable as the Drought.gov website was offline during the government shutdown. Now that the site is … Continue reading Nearly 80% of Oregon in Severe Drought

Depressed and Then Diagnosed With Autism, Greta Thunberg Explains Why Hope Cannot Save Planet But Bold Climate Action Still Can

Featured image: 15-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden realized at a young age the enormous gap between what climate experts were warning and the actions society was taking. The difference was so drastic in her opinion that she decided to take matters into her own hands. (Photo: Youtube/Screenshot/TEDxStockholm)      by Jon Queally / Common Dreams As … Continue reading Depressed and Then Diagnosed With Autism, Greta Thunberg Explains Why Hope Cannot Save Planet But Bold Climate Action Still Can

Cliff Mass Isn’t a Climate Denier—But Deniers Sure Love Him

By Max Wilbert In 2015, I wrote a story alleging that Cliff Mass, a Professor in the Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Washington and something of a regional weather celebrity, is “a dangerous new breed of climate skeptic.” In the article, I wrote that: “Cliff Mass is convinced that anthropogenic global warming is … Continue reading Cliff Mass Isn’t a Climate Denier—But Deniers Sure Love Him

Over 50% of Oregon in Severe Drought… in November

The US drought monitor (most recently updated November 13th) shows that 51.9% of Oregon’s land mass is in “severe drought,” with 34.3% in “extreme drought” characterized by major crop/pasture losses, and widespread water shortages or restrictions. This news comes as California battles extreme November wildfires. Eugene had 15 inches of rain less than normal during … Continue reading Over 50% of Oregon in Severe Drought… in November

Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

For Immediate Release June 28, 2018 Activist risks arrest in front of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Office during its final hearings to permit the Line 3 tar sands pipeline Contact: Ethan Nuss, (218) 380-9047,  stopline3mpls@gmail.com ST PAUL, MN – A water protector ascended a 25-foot steel tripod structure erected in the street in front of … Continue reading Water Protector Suspends Himself from 25-Foot Structure in St. Paul to Demonstrate Resistance to the Line 3 Pipeline

Global Warming Roundup: Record Arctic Cyclone Leaves Ice Shaken and Stirred

     by Robert Doublin / Deep Green Resistance Atmospheric greenhouse gases continue inexorable rise – 2017 was sixth consecutive year CO2 rose by 2 ppm or more In a Single Generation, Alaska’s Landscapes Have Transformed Record Arctic Cyclone Leaves Ice Shaken and Stirred “The fuse has been blown.” Why Antarctica’s Melt is Important “Utterly … Continue reading Global Warming Roundup: Record Arctic Cyclone Leaves Ice Shaken and Stirred

Global Warming Roundup: Worse Than It Seems

     by Anonymous It is without reasonable doubt that Anthropogenic Global Warming has firmly taken hold to such an extent that I honestly can’t decide what is scarier: that we are still only in the beginning stages of it (sort of you-ain’t-seen-nothin’-yet on steroids) or we have already crossed over into the middle stages … Continue reading Global Warming Roundup: Worse Than It Seems