Aug 01
desmogblog:

“We’re talking about a triple threat to our water from fracking,” says Adam Scow, the California Director for Food & Water Watch.

Fracking isn’t just an environmental catastrophe, it’s making California’s drought worse and wreaking havoc on the economies of the communities adjacent to frack jobs. My latest for DeSmogBlog. 

desmogblog:

“We’re talking about a triple threat to our water from fracking,” says Adam Scow, the California Director for Food & Water Watch.

Fracking isn’t just an environmental catastrophe, it’s making California’s drought worse and wreaking havoc on the economies of the communities adjacent to frack jobs. My latest for DeSmogBlog

Jul 31

jtotheizzoe:

Earth is definitely warming… thanks to this sick burn!

I know what you’re thinking. There’s no way you’re gonna watch seven minutes of C-SPAN2. You wouldn’t even watch seven minutes of C-SPAN1, amirite?!

What if I told you that contained within this seven minutes is the most epic smackdown of congressional climate science denial ever uttered in the halls of the U.S. Capitol? Perhaps the most sick and depressing call-out of those who refuse to accept science since John Oliver invited Bill Nye out on stage?  

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is about to give that to you.

Here he is scolding climate conspiracy theorist, science denier, and recipient of more than $1 million from the fossil fuel industry, Sen. James Inhofe (R-Alternate Reality), after Inhofe blocked a resolution that would have simply acknowledged the reality of man-made climate change.

"The only place… where denial is anything credible any longer, is here in Congress, where the money from the fossil fuel industry still has a vicious effect."

If it weren’t such a dire issue, I’d be smiling. Thanks to Phil Plait for posting this.

Jul 31

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We could have said, ‘Cars don’t kill people. People kill people,’ and there would have been an element of truth to that. Many accidents are a result of alcohol consumption, speeding, road rage or driver distraction. Or we could have said, ‘It’s pointless because even if you regulate cars, then people will just run each other down with bicycles,’ and that, too, would have been partly true. Yet, instead, we built a system that protects us from ourselves. This saves hundreds of thousands of lives a year and is a model of what we should do with guns in America.

A century ago, we reacted to deaths and injuries from unregulated vehicles by imposing sensible safety measures that have saved hundreds of thousands of lives a year. Why can’t we ask politicians to be just as rational about guns?

Jul 28
desmogblog:

Four years later, residents from surrounding communities claim they still struggle with the health problems caused by the BP oil spill. “You just learn to live sick,” says Kindra Arnesen, who complains of headaches and unexplained rashes that won’t go away.

This makes me sick.

desmogblog:

Four years later, residents from surrounding communities claim they still struggle with the health problems caused by the BP oil spill. “You just learn to live sick,” says Kindra Arnesen, who complains of headaches and unexplained rashes that won’t go away.

This makes me sick.

Jul 28
desmogblog:

Local activists in New Mexico are conducting their own health assessment on a project that will impact their community—a novel but potentially effective way of reclaiming, at least in part, a review process that often favors polluter interests over people and planet.

desmogblog:

Local activists in New Mexico are conducting their own health assessment on a project that will impact their community—a novel but potentially effective way of reclaiming, at least in part, a review process that often favors polluter interests over people and planet.

Jul 25
desmogblog:

A new study concludes that the EPA’s proposed carbon rules for existing power plants will benefit states like Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma the most — states where climate denial is not just rampant but often a policy officially boosted by high-ranking officials.

Irony ain’t dead!

desmogblog:

A new study concludes that the EPA’s proposed carbon rules for existing power plants will benefit states like Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma the most — states where climate denial is not just rampant but often a policy officially boosted by high-ranking officials.

Irony ain’t dead!

Jul 23
Jul 22

The Disgusting Things Cops Are Saying About the New York Man Police Choked to Death →

socialismartnature:

In case anyone doubted that the police are a bunch of bigoted, barbaric, lynchings-waiting-to-happen.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the cops are not here to protect and serve you. They’re not your friends.

Jul 22

Here’s a little remix I did for my boys Wild Decade. Enjoy!

Jul 22

tiarasofspanishmoss:

I think one of the hardest things about being a child whose a father who was in and out of prison was the judgment of other adults. Not only did people go on and on with simplistic messages about how people end up in prison, they also told us to our faces that our family problems, our troubles in school and more were all the result of “a culture of failure” and (most of) our parents being unmarried. It was hard enough being taught to build a relationship with my father over prison visits and letters, but the way we were taught to view our families and ourselves because of generational incarceration was dangerous.

Our prison system, like our healthcare and education systems, are completely broken. Why? Because we’ve sold them off to the private sector, where profits are all that matter.

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