Section 526 – for a "Green National Defense"

Guest opinion by David Archibald “Men” said Charles Mackay in 1841,”go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” Recovering from groupthink is a slow process, as evinced by Section 311 of the National Defense Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2017 which was passed on 18th May, 2016. Section…

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Poll Study: Climate views and political affiliation linked

From the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the department of left/right politics comes this study. I suspect this mostly has to do with what news outlets these people watched, which also tends to go with political affiliation. It’s also a rather small sample size, just 1035 people. It’s worth asking these 20 questions…

Leaked ‘Secrecy Pact’ document shows #ExxonKnew Attorneys General colluded to obstruct FOIA requests

From E&E Legal: State AG ‘Secrecy Pact’ Aimed at Thwarting Transparency Laws Released; E&E Legal Obtains Document From DC Following Litigation Washington D.C. -The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) has obtained a copy of the purported “Common Interest Agreement” led by New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and signed back in late April/early May by…

The Sinkhole – Our Descent into the Next Ice Age

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Back in May, Climate scientist Ed Hawkins published a scary spiral graph which appeared to show global warming leaping out at you. As a homage to Hawkins’ effort, I created a similar graph, covering the last 10,000 years, rather than just covering temperatures since 1850. The effect of the longer…