Category: climate change is real

It is as was feared. President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Paris Climate…

It is as was feared. President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. This is momentous. It is ominous. And it throws the future health of the planet into grave doubt. 

Some who are knowledgeable on this topic think the damage could be minimized by a renewed effort by the rest of the world, and action here at the state and local level as well as in the private sector. Others fear this could be a death knell for our global environment, as countries will shirk their responsibilities and the Paris deal will unravel. History will tell.

But whatever happens, this was a reckless and intemperate action. It is not based on science or reason. And it will not strengthen the United States. 

How will President Trump argue for his actions? Who really cares? The world is watching, future generations wait in judgement, and we have shirked our moral responsibility as a member of the world community. 

We can only hope that when we look back at this, it is seen as a nadir on our path back to sanity. Will this awaken voters, business interests, and reasonable politicians? We can only hope and vow to do our part. 

By Dan Rather

Some shit that went down today, May 31st, 2017: Day 132

Scoop: Trump is pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal

Scoop: Trump is pulling U.S. out of Paris climate deal:

Developing story… will keep digging for more credible sources. 

Fact of the Day

400,000 square miles of Arctic Sea have already melted due to global warming.

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Other Major Nations Will Officially Commit To Fighting Climate Change With Or Without Trump

Other Major Nations Will Officially Commit To Fighting Climate Change With Or Without Trump

Revamped “Anti-Science” Education Bills in U.S. Find Success

Revamped “Anti-Science” Education Bills in U.S. Find Success:

Eleven bills designed to alter science-education standards have been proposed this year across the United States. 

Looming Floods, Threatened Cities

Looming Floods, Threatened Cities:

Some scientists fear that parts of Antarctica are on track for an unstoppable collapse. If the resulting rise in sea level turns out to be as rapid as some worst-case projections, it could lead to a catastrophe without parallel in the history of civilization.

Fact of the Day

The United States constitutes 5% of the world population and contributes to 22% of the world’s carbon emission.

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not exactly the slogan I would have gone with, but you get the…

not exactly the slogan I would have gone with, but you get the point.

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