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Coming Out of the Closet on Climate Change: If This Republican Congressman Can Do it ...
If you are anything like me, watching Republicans call climate change a hoax is head-exploding. How will we get anywhere if one-half of our two party system won’t acknowledge the laws of physics? This video gives me hope that things can change. It also makes me realize how much the messenger matters. Watch what happens when one conservative talks to another about the most pressing issue of our time.
This clip from the new climate TV series Years of Living Dangerously includes never-before-seen footage. Chris Hayes is his usual awesome self (his expression at 59 seconds … Priceless) and former South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis is my new hero. The segment touches on all sorts of important stuff—how kids are teaching their parents about climate change is a big one. Let’s all work together to make it safe for the GOP to come out of the closet on climate.
News broke last week that Rep. Grimm is being charged with campaign finance fraud. Rep. Grimm has been a colorful figure since taking office. But at least his climate conscience is clear!
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By Dr. Brian R. Shmaefsky
One year after the Flint Water Crisis I was invited to participate in a water rights session at a conference hosted by the US Human Rights Network in Austin, Texas in 2015. The reason I was at the conference was to promote efforts by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to encourage scientists to shine a light on how science intersects with human rights, in the U.S. as well as in the context of international development. My plan was to sit at an information booth and share my stories about water quality projects I spearheaded in communities in Bangladesh, Colombia, and the Philippines. I did not expect to be thrown into conversations that made me reexamine how scientists use their knowledge as a public good.
The shipping industry is coming to grips with its egregious carbon footprint, as it has an outsized contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and to the dumping of chemicals into open seas. Already, the global shipping industry contributes about 2 percent of global carbon emissions, about the same as Germany, as the BBC reported.
The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC overlooks the Tidal Basin, a man-made body of water surrounded by cherry trees. Visitors can stroll along the water's edge, gazing up at the stately monument.
But at high tide, people are forced off parts of the path. Twice a day, the Tidal Basin floods and water spills onto the walkway.