Saturday, 14 April 2018
Donald Trump’s presidency has not been good for science or scientists. Since Trump took office 15 months ago, his administration has proposed to terminate many federally funded research programs and slash funding for others. Trump’s appointees are working to roll back environmental regulations and conservation policies. More here.
Monday, 5 June 2017
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Many fear Donald Trump will reverse the ambitious course set by Barack Obama, withdraw the US from the accord and increase fossil-fuel spending. Story here.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
95 metric tons of oil leaked into the North Sea on Sunday from BP's Clair platform, and it will be left in the ocean. BP says the oil is moving away from land and dispersing naturally, but the spill is a reminder that accidents happen as more oil development is eyed for the Arctic. Story here.
The Clair platform. BP photo.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
As corporate head promises to go ahead with controversial pipeline project, nonviolent water protectors halt construction at one North Dakota site. Story here.
Saturday, 14 May 2016
theguardian - Martin LukacsFossil fuel corporations are causing the climate change fuelling mega-fires – and they should be footing the bill for the devastation. Editorial here.
Monday, 4 January 2016
Sunday, 25 October 2015
Collaborating with the Bush-Cheney White House, Exxon turned ordinary scientific uncertainties into weapons of mass confusion. Story here.
Sunday, 23 August 2015
Countering the idea that she peddles 'dangerous ideas,' the author and activist replied: 'Are they? I think they are safe...I think Tony Abbott has the real dangerous ideas. Story here.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Meet earth's worst climate villains; Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Story here.
Sunday, 14 September 2014
Monday, 25 March 2013
Billionaires are hiding behind a network of “independent” groups, who manipulate politics on their behalf.
By George Monbiot... the Guardian
Conspiracies against the public don’t get much uglier than this. As the Guardian revealed last week, two secretive organisations working for US billionaires have spent $118m to ensure that no action is taken to prevent manmade climate change(1). While inflicting untold suffering on the world’s people, their funders have used these opaque structures to ensure that their identities are never exposed.
The two organisations – the Donors’ Trust and the Donors’ Capital Fund – were set up as political funding channels for people handing over $1m or more. They have financed 102 organisations which either dismiss climate science or downplay the need to take action. The large number of recipients creates the impression that there are many independent voices challenging climate science. These groups, working through the media, mobilising gullible voters and lobbying politicians, helped to derail Obama’s cap and trade bill and the climate talks at Copenhagen. Now they’re seeking to prevent the US president from trying again(2).
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Dec 13, 2011 AlternetA new study identifies the top 20 "climate killer" banks by the amount of financial support they give the coal industry. Details here.
PLT: Please also read, "How Ethical are Canada's Ethical Funds?"
Friday, 16 September 2011
By Mike De Souza, Postmedia News Sept 13, 2011
PLT; Below is an email I sent to Barry Cooper, an individual mentioned in the story, followed by his angry response & my own rebuttle.
Dear Dr. Cooper,
How could an institute of higher learning, devoted to truth and justice, have become involved in such a scheme? I'd very much like to hear back from you, so I can report your response on my blog.
Who are you? Does your reference to truth and justice mean you are you an ironist? Do you know nothing at all about universities? Have you never heard of the so-called Climategate scandal? Do you know anything about the reporter who provided the story? Or are you just another boring greenie religious fanatic? You can , of course report my report on your blog, whatever that is.
I don't pretend to represent truth & justice. But I do go for my articles to sources which are most honest & authoritative. On matters of climate, they are the Nobel-prize winning scientists of the IPCC, not the vested interests of the oil patch.
The "climategate issue," as you really should know by now, is a dead horse. No less than two independent panels have found that nothing done there detracts from the science.
Do you hold a degree in atmospheric science? Or is your claim to fame that you are a golfing buddy of Stephen Harper?
That you are anywhere near an institution that shapes the minds of our young people, gives me a chill.
Also, you seem to have anger issues. Perhaps you need help.
Have a green day!
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