Truthout Tuesday

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On April 28, the Trump administration took down the vast majority of the EPA’s Climate Change Website, including pages for: Basic Info, Causes of Climate Change, Future of Climate Change, Science, Impacts, Extreme Weather, Adapting, Reducing Emissions, What EPA is Doing, and What You Can do. What is the authority for this administration, under the guise of “updating this administration’s priorities,” to erase 20 years of climate science from our national EPA website? How can politicians, in three or four short months, decide that a generation of climate science is invalid? What gives them this authority?

The answers to these questions are closely tied to almost a billion dollars in annual funding by ultra-conservative policy institutes, according to research from Drexel and Stanford. It has been labelled the climate change counter-movement (CCCM.) We all know what the CCCM is, and in 2013 academic publishing, Professor Robert Brulle defined this phenomenon and evaluated its purpose and budget. From this peer reviewed work:

“The climate change counter-movement has had a real political and ecological impact on the failure of the world to act on the issue of global warming…. Like a play on Broadway, the counter-movement has stars in the spotlight — often prominent contrarian scientists or conservative politicians — but behind the stars is an organizational structure of directors, script writers and producers, in the form of conservative foundations. If you want to understand what’s driving this movement, you have to look at what’s going on behind the scenes.”

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16 Responses to Truthout Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    Deny Climate Change at our own peril!

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  2. Den says:

    Did some junk-yarding today, found the trim piece for the car door on a car headed for the crusher, just in the nick of time, HOT!! 80-something at 10:00 in Sacramento, my meds won’t let me take the heat like usual, water, water, water, Glug!

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    Clarence Thomas actually wrote a decent majority opinion: TNYT.

    Also, truck drivers having a tough time; at least still working which will stop when the robodrivers take over.

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    • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

      Someone mentioned that before, maybe you, Doc. That robotrucks would take over the shipping, that has to be WAY in the future. At this point that are still too dangerous. I think cars and trucks doing the thinking is like the wish to have a Star Wars program that can anticipate and shoot a nuclear missile out of the sky.

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      • David B. Benson says:

        As little as a decade, maybe a little less. There are Big Bucks pushing robodrivers for the interstate trucks.

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        • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

          They’ll probably jump the gun, just to make the big bucks but there WILL be trouble.

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  4. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    I’m late getting here, time for my walk so I’ll be back later.

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  5. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    I was just looking at a map of where you live, Den. You live pretty close to Jim. He’s in Carson City and according to Google it’s a 3 HR 5 min via I-80 E.

    I was about 90 minutes away from Gerald and I had no urge to visit him, lol. Man, just mentioning Gerald made me think about him. He always said he had a bad heart. Turns out he was right and that always makes me sad. He would have enjoyed Trump, would be fun to hear what he would have had to say about everything that has happened since…he left us.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      “Pass the bucket! “

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    • jimhitchcock says:

      Gerald was the first person I ever ever responded to on a blog. Arianna had written a column about ‘lizard brains’, I wrote something, Gerald (later Gerald the Lay Minister), Gerald gave some kind of response, and I replied ‘feeling a little pithy tonight, Gerald?’

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    TVD bridge route in 52 minutes. A kestrel on top of a power pole and a small insect eater still at it. Creeping Thistle popping up through the bunchgrass.

    Day 3: 160+52=212 minutes already.

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  7. Den says:

    Who ironed your shirt? A Chimp?

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