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Open thread for night owls. Civil rights hero's advice to global warming activists: Don't stop. 19.9.2014 Daily Kos
Brentin Mock at Grist, as part of a series initiated by the Pulitzer-winning investigative site Pro-Publica, writes— Civil rights heroes offer climate marchers a little wisdom : What can organizers of the upcoming People’s Climate March learn from organizers of some of the earlier, broad-scale demonstrations for justice in the U.S., like the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom? That’s the question I posed to Dorie and Joyce Ladner, 72 and 71 years old respectively, who helped coordinate many of the major civil rights protests of the early ’60s. Their credentials include the sit-ins to desegregate lunch counters, the Freedom Rides to do the same for buses, Freedom Summer for voting rights, the March on Washington, and countless others. Fifty years ago, the Ladners and the other coordinators of Freedom Summer faced the crucial decision of whether to enlist white people from the northern states in the upcoming civil rights and voting rights campaigns. Some of the Ladners’ colleagues feared that ...
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New York march seeks to be largest climate change event ever 19.9.2014 LA Times: Environment
Meaye Ndoye, a 34-year-old student from Brooklyn, volunteers frequently in his community, but he’s never participated in the type of public march that seems to occur on a weekly basis here, calling for an end to America’s military presence in Iraq or protesting the NYPD or...
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Watch Obama’s Top Science Advisor Repeatedly Shut Down Climate Deniers At House Climate Hearing 19.9.2014 Think Progres

Holdren had to explain to Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) why climate scientists don't always measure "global wobbling" when modeling temperature data.

The post Watch Obama’s Top Science Advisor Repeatedly Shut Down Climate Deniers At House Climate Hearing appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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'Green News Report' - September 18, 2014 19.9.2014 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Leo DiCaprio takes on his most important role yet; Louisiana's Gov. Bobby Jindal plays his dumbest role yet; Fracking operations confirmed to contaminate water supplies -- again; Black lung coal disease on the rise -- again; PLUS: Polluter front group attacks scary actors and musicians for ...
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Gore: Fracking Won't Solve our Climate Crisis 18.9.2014 Mother Jones
Few figures in the climate change debate are as polarizing as former Vice President Al Gore. His fans and his enemies are equally rabid, and his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth is still probably the most-referenced document on climate change in history. In the last few years, Gore's global warming work has mostly been channeled into a nonprofit he oversees called The Climate Reality Project , which organizes rallies and educational events. This week, that group held its annual "24 Hours of Reality" marathon of live-streamed videos and appearances by Gore and other celebrities to raise funds for climate action. The event took place in New York City, which is gearing up for a series of meetings and protests in advance of the biggest climate summit of the last five years , to take place Tuesday at the United Nations. Gore took a break from the broadcast to chat with Climate Desk's Inquiring Minds podcast, offering his views on everything from President Obama's climate polices, to the role of the tea party ...
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The wheel turns, the boat rocks, the sea rises 18.9.2014 Le Monde Diplomatique
There have undoubtedly been stable periods in human history, but you and your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never lived through one, and neither will any children or grandchildren you may have or come to have. Everything has been changing continuously, profoundly — from the role of women to the nature of agriculture. For the past couple of hundred years, change has been accelerating in both magnificent and nightmarish ways.
Yet when we argue for change, notably changing our (...) - Open page
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As Activists Gear Up for People's Climate March, Rep. Jim McDermott Pushes Carbon Tax 18.9.2014 Truthout.com
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The Wheel Turns, the Boat Rocks, the Sea Rises: Change in a Time of Climate Change 18.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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August Was Hottest August Ever Recorded Per NASA Data 18.9.2014 The Moderate Voice
Living through 2014 has given many of us the sensation that after years of record warm years this could be an exception. Of course even if this was the case, one year would not change the overall trend, and certainly add no credence to the phony conservative claim of a hiatus in global warming. We [...]
Spotlight on green news & views: NYC People's Climate March is Sunday, hottest August, solar soars 18.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
" Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,325 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Bautista, Crisp-Sauray, and McKibben: A Future to March For —by Eddie Bautista, La Tonya Crisp-Sauray, and Bill McKibben via TomDispatch: "On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the  largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the  largest political protests in many years in New York. More than 1,000  groups are coordinating the march—environmental justice groups, ...
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Congressman: Don’t Trust Climate Scientists, They’re In It For The Money 18.9.2014 Think Progres

The freshman Congressman said he doesn't accept the scientific literature on climate change because the scientists who write it need global warming to exist in order to get paid.

The post Congressman: Don’t Trust Climate Scientists, They’re In It For The Money appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Real Carbon "Monster" Revealed 18.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Report: Proposed Texas Textbooks Deny The Truth About Climate Change 18.9.2014 Think Progres

One possible Texas textbook asks "is global warming a result of human activity?" and others confused the relationship between the ozone layer and global warming.

The post Report: Proposed Texas Textbooks Deny The Truth About Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Jindal calls Obama administration 'science deniers' as he rolls out fossil fuel-choked energy plan 17.9.2014 Daily Kos
Governor Jindal pretends his energy plan is balanced. "The reality is right now we've got an administration in the Obama administration that are science deniers when it comes to harnessing America's energy resources and potential to create good-paying jobs for our economy and for our future." —Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal The governor made that comment at a breakfast Tuesday as part of his presentation of a slick, 47-page energy plan: Organizing Around Abundance: Making America An Energy Superpower . As is made clear in that document, saying the administration is filled with science deniers is really just cover for one more round of the old "pointy-headed Washington bureaucrats" sneer made popular by another Southern governor two generations ago: George Wallace. Give Jindal credit for clever weasel wording. Early on in the energy plan, Charles Krauthammer's commentary is approvingly cited: I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier. I’ve long believed that it cannot be good for ...
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Record sea ice around Antarctica due to global warming 17.9.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The extent of Antarctica's sea ice has hit yet another record high, and counter-intuitively global warming is ...
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Today on New Scientist 17.9.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
All the latest on newscientist.com: preferred vs promoted in digital media, Jaws in Cornwall, psychology experiments we'd ban now and ...
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Texas' New Public School Textbooks Promote Climate Change Denial and Downplay Segregation 17.9.2014 Mother Jones
The battle over Texas textbooks is raging once again. On Tuesday, hundreds of citizens turned out for the first public hearing on the controversial social science materials now under review as part of the state's contentious once-in-a-decade textbook adoption process. During the all-day proceedings, activists and historians pointed out numerous factual errors and complained that the books promoted tea party ideology while mocking affirmative action and downplaying the science linking human activity to climate change. "They are full of biases that are either outside the established mainstream scholarship, or just plain wrong," Jacqueline Jones, who chairs the history department at the University of Texas, said from the podium. "It can lead to a great deal of confusion in the reader." Other speakers raised concerns about the treatment of religion, especially the tendency of some books to play up the role of Christianity in our nation's founding. Kathleen Wellman , a professor of history Southern Methodist ...
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The Fix: Bobby Jindal accuses Obama of being a ‘science denier’ on energy. That probably won’t stick. 17.9.2014 Washington Post: Politics
On Monday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) told attendees at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor on Monday that the Obama administration was comprised of "science deniers" because of its energy policies -- even as he downplayed the role of energy production in the problem of global ...
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Bobby Jindal on Climate Denial: 'I Know You Are, But What Am I?' 17.9.2014 BradBlog
It's hard to compete with Maine's Paul LePage for the title of Nation's Dumbest Governor, but Louisiana's Gov. Bobby Jindal, who pretends to think he might be a viable Republican Presidential candidate in 2016, seems to want to give him a run for his money. Jindal's new plan to deflect criticism ...
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Naomi Klein: Pitting Environment Against Economy Risks Failure of Both 17.9.2014 American Prospect
This article was originally published at BillMoyers.com , the website of the television program, Moyers & Company. In her new book,  This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate , Naomi Klein argues that if we had taken action years ago when scientists first established that human activities were changing our climate, we might have been able to deal with the problem of global warming with only minimal disruption to our economic system. But as we approach a tipping point, and the consequences of climate change come into sharper focus, that time has passed, and we now have to acknowledge that preserving humans’ habitat requires a paradigm change. But Klein doesn’t just offer us a depressing litany of the damage we’ve already done. She calls on us to seriously rethink the way our economy is structured to address not only climate change, but also other longstanding social problems like persistent global poverty and rising inequality. I spoke with Klein about the fundamental challenges—and ...
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