The president’s “failure…to embrace or even understand sound scientific consensus about what must be done to protect this nation and its people,” they added. “[T]he potential calamity of climate change…looms on the horizon.” … [Read more...] about Robert Redford Backs Biden: U.S. will ‘Slide Toward Autocracy’ if Trump Re-Elected
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[G]lobal cooling was much more an invention of the media than it was a real scientific concern. A survey of peer-reviewed scientific papers published between 1965 and 1979 shows that the large majority of research at the time predicted that the earth would warm as carbon-dioxide levels rose — as indeed it has. And some of those global-cooling projections were based on the idea that aerosol levels in the atmosphere — which are a product of air pollution from sources like coal burning and which contribute to cooling by deflecting sunlight in the atmosphere — would keep rising. But thanks to environmental legislation like the Clean Air Acts, global air-pollution levels — not including greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide — peaked in the 1970s and began declining. Anyhow, the good news is that McFarland is expected to depart the White House for the ambassadorship to Singapore, a cushy patronage gig for which she is vastly less unqualified. … [Read more...] about Trump Consults Fake-News Memes When Contemplating Climate-Change Policy
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 02: Actor Dave Bautista attends "The State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future" STXfilms presentation at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners on April 02, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage) … [Read more...] about Former WWE wrestler, actor says he’d ‘power bomb’ President Trump if he could
A certified Roger Stone account on the alternative social media site Parler shared news of his banning Wednesday afternoon, along with a quote: “We have been exposing the railroad job that was so deep and so obvious during my trial, which is why they must silence me. As they will soon learn, I cannot and will not be silenced.” … [Read more...] about Facebook Removes Roger Stone From Instagram After Linking Him To Fake Accounts
Doctors throughout the nation created a volunteer organization in March called #GetUsPPE to marshal donations and make bulk purchases. In recent weeks, the number of PPE items requested has surged, said co-founder Megan Ranney, an emergency room doctor and researcher at Brown University. Some of that may reflect greater awareness of their group, Ranney and others said. But a drastic increase in calls for gowns and coveralls tracks with shortages documented by FEMA and industry leaders, and a spike in requests from Texas arrived as cases there surged. … [Read more...] about America is running short on masks, gowns and gloves. Again.