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When Did Facts Become Optional?

Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post: In a reflexive impulse to defy all experts and to glorify know-nothingism, President Trump and his cult followers made mask-wearing verboten for many who identify themselves as “conservative.” Like the Gadsden flag for the…

Oil is for Losers. Tulsa wants Tesla

Following Elon Musk’s recent public threat to leave California, he’s being courted by unlikely suitors in the Petro-Belt. Tulsa World: An icon from Tulsa’s pioneering past was used Wednesday to send an unmistakable message to Tesla founder Elon Musk that…

Music Break: Mos Def – New World Water

Lyrics: There’s nothing more refreshing (that cool refreshing drink)Than a cool, crisp, clean gla** of waterOn a warm summer’s day (That cool refreshing drink)Try it with your friends New World Water make the tide rise highCome inland and make your…

A Climate Disaster Hits Home

I’m working on a piece, as it happens, examining the growing realization that the US real estate market is gravely at risk due to steadily increasing climate impacts.In areas exposed to coastal flooding and extreme rains, like Houston, a series…

Climate Change Hits Home

When scientists talk about “Abrupt” climate change, they usually don’t mean the “Day After Tomorrow” scenario with giant waves roaring into New York.What they mean is that slow, incremental change gradually reaches a point where it can suddenly overwhelm infrastructure…

Big Oil Running out of Gas

Bill McKibben in NY Review of Books: “…we now know that Exxon had a full understanding of climate change in the 1980s, but that, instead of alerting the rest of us, it helped build the architecture of deceit and denial…

CBS on the Western Megadrought

Recent publications seem to confirm that the American west, as CBS News mentions above. I thought it might be interesting to review the video I did on the topic in 2014, following a particularly brutal dry patch. There has been…