@Climate Progress : The other, mostly forgo­tten, time that Trump bragged about sexual harassment

As the #MeToo movement continues to gather steam, toppling powerful man after powerful man, attention is finally returning to the elephant in the room: the numerous allega­tions of sexual misco­nduct against President Donald Trump. Many immedi­ately associate the allega­tions with the infamous Access Hollywood tape — on which Trump was caught bragging about grabbing women by

Today: 00:37

@Google: Theresa May puts tackling climate change back on Tory agenda The Guardian

The Guardian Theresa May puts tackling climate change back on Tory agenda The Guardian The prime minister set out her commi­tment to dealing with climate change in an article for the Guardian, echoing David Cameron's 2005 efforts to show the Tories cared about global warming. Ahead of this week's climate change summit in Paris, May said ... Promising to'Make Our Planet Great Again,' Macron lures…

Today: 00:01

@Google: Climate Change Has Come for Los Angeles New York Magazine

New York Magazine Climate Change Has Come for Los Angeles New York Magazine To a poetic approxi­mation, it's not a bad estimate of how much of a handle we have on the forces of climate change that unleashed it — which is to say, hardly any. “The city burning is Los Angeles's deepest image of itself,” Joan Didion wrote in “Los ... Calif­ornia governor scans wildfire damage and blasts Trump…

2017-12-11 22:50

@Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Tax Bill’s Not so Hidden Agenda: Sinking Science in America

In Trump’s America, pesky scien­tists cannot be allowed to spread their dangerous “facts”. An objec­tive, testable, reality, separate from the pronoun­cements and tweets of the Beloved Leader, is a threat to autoc­racy. Hence, key provi­sions in the Repub­lican  tax plan. A feature, not a bug.  Smart alecky edjuma­cated elitists don’t vote for people who think

2017-12-11 21:49

@Climate Progress : Even the Trump administ­ration’s own analysis shows the GOP tax plan won’t pay for itself

On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Depar­tment finally released its analysis of the GOP tax plan: a single page report that essent­ially concedes the analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation is correct. According to the Treasury analysis, the tax plan will cost an estimated $1.5 trillion dollars, while raising only $408 billion in revenue, leaving

2017-12-11 21:43

@Climate Progress : Simeon Booker, a trailb­lazing chron­icler of segre­gated America, dies at 99

During the turbulent and segre­gated days in the middle of the last century, Simeon Booker, a fearless and ambitious journ­alist for Ebony and Jet magaz­ines, journeyed into the depths of Dixie to document the brutality of racism. Perhaps best known as the man who shocked America with his honest and revealing reporting on the death

2017-12-11 21:01

@Climate Progress : GOP figures are coming out against Roy Moore, but it’s too little, too late

A growing number of powerful Republ­icans have begun to speak out against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore in the days leading up to the Alabama special election for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ vacant seat. Unfortu­nately, with the polls opening in less than 24 hours — and Moore seemingly in the lead despite allega­tions of child

2017-12-11 20:52

@robertscribbler: After a Brief Respite, Climate Change Enhanced Drought is Returning to the U.S.

Unseas­onable warmth across the American West and overall dry condi­tions across the South is causing drought to expand throu­ghout many parts of the United States. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, most of the southern half of the United States is presently experi­encing abnor­mally dry or drought condit­ions. Meanw­hile, an intense drought that has remained

2017-12-11 20:51

@Climate Progress : Another state to warn CHIP families that insurance might end because Congress failed to act

On Monday, Virginia officials began notifying families, who receive coverage through the Child­ren’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), that the program may end on January 31st if the federal gover­nment does not adequ­ately fund it soon; WAMU 88.5 reporter Selena Simmons-​Duffin first reported the news. Congress failed to reauth­orize funding for CHIP on September 30th. Now, 6­5,000

2017-12-11 20:41

@Google: Arctic indig­enous leaders tell UK it must do more to combat climate change The Indepe­ndent

The Indepe­ndent Arctic indig­enous leaders tell UK it must do more to combat climate change The Indepe­ndent Leaders from three indig­enous Arctic commun­ities have called on the UK Gover­nment to meet and exceed its commit­ments under the Paris Climate Agree­ment. They have also urged the MPs to only support sustai­nable develo­pment in the far north. In an event ...

2017-12-11 20:41

@DeSmogBlog: ALEC, Corporate-​Funded Bill Mill, Considers Model State Bill Cracking Down on Pipeline Protesters

At its recent States Nation Policy Summit , the American Legisl­ative Exchange Council (ALEC) , a group that connect­s state legisl­ators with corpor­ations and creates templates for state legisl­ation, voted on a model bill c­alling for the crack d­own and potential criminal­ization of those prote­sting U.S. oil and gas pipeline­ infrast­ructure.

Dubbed the  Critical Infrast­ructure Prote­ction Act ,…

2017-12-11 20:19

@Google: With Climate Change, Tree Die-​Offs May Spread in the West New York Times

New York Times With Climate Change, Tree Die-​Offs May Spread in the West New York Times HELENA, Montana — Ponderosa pine and pinyon forests in the American West will die at an incre­asing rate as the world grows warmer, becoming less and less resilient when they are weakened by higher tempera­tures, according to new projec­tions. Although ...

2017-12-11 20:06

@Google: France names winners of anti-​Trump climate change grants ABC News

ABC News France names winners of anti-​Trump climate change grants ABC News Eighteen climate scien­tists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presid­ential term. The"Make Our Planet ... French president's climate talent search nabs 18 foreign…

2017-12-11 20:05

@Climate Progress : Right-​wing group sends 12-​year-​old girl to interview Roy Moore

A pro-​Trump group arranged this week to have a 12-​year-​old girl interview Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, whose special election campaign is entering its final 24 hours. Millie March went viral at the Conser­vative Party Action Confe­rence (CPAC) in February, where she offered a full-​throttle defense of President Trump’s legisl­ative agenda. Since then, she has

2017-12-11 19:48

@Google: Promising to 'Make Our Planet Great Again,' Macron lures 13 US climate scien­tists to France Washi­ngton Post

Washi­ngton Post Promising to'Make Our Planet Great Again,' Macron lures 13 US climate scien­tists to France Washi­ngton Post What initially looked like an impish dig at President Trump by French President Emmanuel Macron over climate policy has turned into a concrete plan. First, when the Trump adminis­tration proposed slashing federal science budgets and then, on June 1 ... French president's…

2017-12-11 19:21

@Google: French presid­ent's climate talent search nabs 18 foreign scien­tists Science Magazine

Science Magazine French president's climate talent search nabs 18 foreign scientists Science Magazine French President Emmanuel Macron's effort to lure disgru­ntled foreign climate scien­tists to France—es­pecially from the United State­s—has produced its first harvest. France today announced that Macron's Make Our Planet Great Again initi­ative has ... France names winners of anti-​Trump climate

2017-12-11 19:03

@Climate Progress : The White House’s audacious new lie about the women accusing the president of sexual abuse

This morning, three women who have accused Trump of sexual assau­lting them appeared on Megyn Kelly’s talk show, sharing new details of what they say was abuse at the hands of the presi­dent. They are among at least 14 women who accuse Trump of sexual assault. In response, the White House issued a statement claiming

2017-12-11 19:00

@Google: The Latest: 18 climate scien­tists win French grants ABC News

ABC News The Latest: 18 climate scien­tists win French grants ABC News French President Emmanuel Macron has awarded grants worth millions of euros to bring 18 American and other climate scien­tists to France, a program to counter U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. Macron devised the grant ... France lures US scien­tists with anti-​Trump climate grants CBS News What you…

2017-12-11 18:44

@Google: The Latest: France's Macron welcomes US climate scien­tists ABC News

ABC News The Latest: France's Macron welcomes US climate scientists ABC News French President Emmanuel Macron is welcoming American and other foreign climate scien­tists to France as he tries to pump new energy into an interna­tional agreement to curb global warming. Macron is annou­ncing the winners Monday of a contest offering ... France to award American climate scien­tists anti-​Donald Trump ... CBS…

2017-12-11 18:44

@robertscribbler: Southern Calif­ornia Fires Expand to Over 255,000 Acres as Condi­tions Worsen

On Sunday, driven by above normal temper­atures and fanned by warm winds, the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, Calif­ornia rapidly expanded. This resulted in a loss of contai­nment as the blaze jumped fire breaks — placing parts of Santa Barbara under seige. (Smoke plumes from the Thomas fire as seen by a webcam located atop Santa

2017-12-11 18:40

@Google: Natural disasters increa­singly linked to climate change, new report warns The Indepe­ndent

The Indepe­ndent Natural disasters increa­singly linked to climate change, new report warns The Indepe­ndent Climate change is incre­asing the risk of extreme weather events, including droughts, flooding and heatw­aves, according to a new report. Resear­chers from the Energy and Climate Intell­igence Unit, a non profit organi­sation that supports debate on climate ... and more »

2017-12-11 18:24

@Climate Progress : What is going on with Lindsey Graham?

Onetime Trump critic Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-​SC) has appar­ently become the presid­ent’s biggest cheerl­eader. Two years ago this week, Graham urged the Repub­lican party to tell then-​candidate Donald Trump to “go to Hell.” “You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell,” Graham said on CNN in December 2015. In

2017-12-11 18:02

@Climate Progress : Here are all of the women who have accused Roy Moore of sexual improp­riety

Over the past month, eight women have come forward to accuse Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of behaving inapprop­riately toward them — and in some cases, assau­lting them — when most of them were minors and he was in his 30s. Moore hasn’t responded to the indiv­idual accusa­tions and recently said he has never met

2017-12-11 17:36

@DeSmogBlog: Why Al Gore Fears Donald Trump – But Remains Optimistic

Donald Trump has threa­tened to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement – making America the only country on earth to opt out of the climate accord. Al Gore is captured in the new film An Inconv­enient Sequel looking distr­essed at the election of Trump in 2016. Here, one of the film's directors tells The Ecologist ’s Brendan Montague how Gore made it clear that he fears Trump is a…

2017-12-11 17:23

@Climate Progress : These ‘pro-​life’ voters say they can’t cast a vote for Roy Moore

Conven­tional wisdom says that Repub­lican candi­dates always get the anti-​abortion vote. But the current cultural reckoning with sexual assault is compli­cating this already complex issue for voters. Some Alabama consti­tuents who identify as “pro-​life,” and who say they use abortion as their guiding principal in the voting booth, are rejecting Repub­lican candidate for Senate Roy

2017-12-11 17:04

@Climate Progress : The Supreme Court hits pause on gay rights

For the second time in a week, the Supreme Court signaled on Monday that it may no longer be a friendly place for victims of discrim­ination on the basis of sexual orient­ation. The Court announced Monday that it will not hear ­Evans v. Georgia Regional ­Hospital, a surpr­ising decision given that the question presented in Evans — whether

2017-12-11 16:59

@Google: To Test for Climate Disas­ters: Build Stuff, Then Blow It Apart New York Times

New York Times To Test for Climate Disas­ters: Build Stuff, Then Blow It Apart New York Times Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsle­tter. CHEPA­CHET, R.I. — In the backwoods of Rhode Island, a team of resear­chers spends whole days trying to destroy things: setting boxes on ...

2017-12-11 16:53

@Climate Progress : Roy Moore said taking away the right of women to vote would ‘elim­inate many problems’

In 2011, Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore agreed with a radio host known for promoting consp­iracy theories that the United States would be better off if the seventeen constit­utional amend­ments that followed the original Bill of Rights were repealed. “That would eliminate many probl­ems,” Moore said in audio unearthed by CNN. “You know people don’t

2017-12-11 16:27

@Climate Progress : ‘What a pervert he is’: Trump’s accusers provide new details of sexual harassment

President Trump called Jessica Leeds a “c**t” after allegedly groping her on an airplane in the late 1970’s, Leeds said on Megyn Kelly Today Monday morning. Three years after the incident, Leeds said she ran into Trump when she was working at a fundra­ising gala in New York City. “I knew and I recog­nized him, imme­diately,”

2017-12-11 16:20

@Google: Why UK banks are falling behind French in response to climate change Ethical Corpor­ation Magazine

Ethical Corpor­ation Magazine Why UK banks are falling behind French in response to climate change Ethical Corpor­ation Magazine A new ranking by respon­sible inves­tment NGO ShareA­ction shows that French banks outpe­rform their European peers on climate -​related issues. ShareA­ction's Sonia Hierzig argues that the UK should follow France in making disclo­sures on climate -related ...

2017-12-11 16:13


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