Category Archives: Climate crisis

Key players got nuclear ball rolling

How did earthquake-prone Japan, where two atomic bombs were dropped at the end of World War II creating a strong antinuclear weapons culture, come to embrace nuclear power just a few decades later? See Japan Times article by Eric Johnston.

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Global warming: What’s really happening

Check out this article: Since there has been a lot of debate here at 13.7 (and everywhere) about global warming, and what is or isn’t factual or good science, I thought it would be a good idea to bring out … Continue reading

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The fight over coal mining

And the utilities have become—a small number of utilities, which are coal-burning plants, have become unbelievably profitable because when the environmental standards were passed in the ’70s, all the plants, which were presumed to be going out of business soon, … Continue reading

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What is nature worth?

by Brendan Barrett in Our World 2.0. Nothing comes close to the degree of change happening in biodiversity, I find it stunning that until the next asteroid slams into this planet, it’s going to be humans more than any force … Continue reading

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Silencing the scientists: The rise of right-wing populism

by Clive Hamilton here: “Some of the bitterest attacks on climate scientists are made by commentators employed by Fox News. Fox ranters Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity often ridicule climate science. Glenn Beck calls global warming “ the greatest scam … Continue reading

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Earth Day assessments

Here are some interviews on Democracy Now! that offer some assessment of Earth Day 2011: Vandana Shiva and Maude Barlow on the rights of Mother Earth. “People are already joking: ‘Oh, you’re talking about rights for ticks and rights for … Continue reading

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The crime against the children

Do you have young children? Do you know what they are going to have to face in their lives? This is a crime, pure and simple. Boehner, Inhofe, and his climate-crank friends like to talk about the immorality of the … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben at PowerShift

Check out Bill McKibben‘s speech at PowerShift. The majority in our House of Representatives apparently believe that because they can amend the tax laws, they can amend the Laws of Nature, too. The radicals in this fight are not the … Continue reading

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UN nuclear watchdog says it will continue to push for new nuclear power plants despite growing global nuclear concern

from Democracy Now! (please check out the 16-minute interview). Now watch me argue with my strawman: This, in spite of the current dirty-bomb event brought on by the quake/tsunami, in spite of the pollution involved in uranium mining. Consider, too, … Continue reading

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Climate skeptic inaugurates “research” project

by Margot Roosevelt in the Los Angeles Times: An effort by a handful of UC Berkeley scientists to reexamine temperature data underlying global warming research has landed in the center of a national political debate over government regulation. The Berkeley … Continue reading

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