The Best of the Blogosphere

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The latest from a few of our favorites:

Wonkette: a variety of edgy commentary

New Civil Rights Movement: news and opinion focused on issues that affect the LGBTQ community

Scholars and Rogues: a diverse band of political and social analysts, activists, jesters, and troublemakers

Climate Denial Crock of the Week: Peter Sinclair, a long time advocate of environmental awareness and energy alternatives

  • We Have the Best Disasters! Trump Recovery Misfires in Texas, Ignores California
    We have the best disasters. The age of climate consequences is just beginning, and the response is completely inadequate. Greed and incompetence. Not just for Puerto Ricans anymore. Dallas Morning News: WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and a host of bipartisan congressional lawmakers are slamming the new $44 billion White House disaster relief aid […]
  • Two Bills: Maher and Mckibben on Climate
    Below, bonus – brilliant “Christmas Carol” for Trump send-up. Filed under: Crock of the Week
  • The Weekend Wonk: A Paid Climate Skeptic Wakes Up
    “Radio lab” style interview with former Cato Institute climate denial hack Jerry Taylor. Now woke. Older print interview here, I am reposting. The Intercept: Sharon Lerner: What did you think when you first encountered the concept of climate change back in the 1990s? Jerry Taylor: From 1991 through 2000, I was a pretty good warrior […]
  • Tesla Truck is Awesome. New Roadster is a Bonus
    0 to 60 in 5 seconds. 500 mile range. That’s the truck – the roadster is faster, and runs farther. Solar powered mega charger network – runs on sunlight. “A hardcore smackdown” to gasoline powered transit. BBC: Tesla has unveiled its first electric articulated lorry, designed to challenge diesel trucks as king of the road. […]
  • For Sea Level, Some Glaciers Affect your City More than Others
    The remaining rifts in #LarsenC after iceberg #A68 broke off can be seen clearly in #Landsat8 of 10 Nov. How long before they produce new icebergs? — Stef Lhermitte (@StefLhermitte) November 16, 2017 Important concept – Ice sheets are so massive, that they create their own gravitational field, pulling ocean water towards them. As […]
  • California May Reach 50 Percent Renewable Goal 10 Years Early
    California has a goal of 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. Looks like they’ll beat that. Common situation. San Francisco Chronicle: An annual report issued Monday by California regulators found that the state’s three big, investor-owned utilities — Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. — are […]
  • New Battery Tech Erodes Indian Coal. Renewables to Aid “Energy Poverty”
    Bloomberg: India’s power distributors are balking at traditional 25-year thermal-power purchase contracts, avoiding lengthy entanglements so they can benefit as costs for batteries and renewable energy slide. Now in vogue: agreements that last 10 years or even less. “In the next five to 10 years battery storage may be coming in a big way,” Deepak Amitabh, […]
  • Beyond the March for Science: Scientists Act by Running for Office
    PhD volcanologist Jesse Phoenix is running against climate denier Steve Knight in California. CrowdPac: I’ve seen the value of stepping up my whole life. Both of my parents were FBI agents for over 20 years. When you have people like that as your role models, loyalty, bravery, and integrity become your way of life. Until […]
  • US Flood Insurance is Swamped by Corruption, Climate Change
    Bob Henson – Weather Underground: A tangle of politics and problems may force yet another delay in long-sought updates to the broke, beleaguered U.S. National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Congress has the unenviable task of putting NFIP back in the black without raising rates too quickly on folks who can’t afford to leave vulnerable coastal […]
  • At COP23: Protesters Disrupt Trumpian “Coal is Cool” Panel
    Protesters disrupted the embarrassing US panel at Bonn’s climate conference, which portrayed the US position that coal is a solution to climate change. Lyrics: After singing, the group walked out. Filed under: Crock of the Week


Title image: Bizarro, by Dan Piraro.


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