Published on Truthout 20 February 2018. The National Environmental Policy Act, a law requiring federal agencies like the Department of Defense (DOD) to assess the environmental effects of proposed actions prior to implementation, has been used instead by the DOD to place millions of US citizens in harm’s way. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 13 February 2018. Researchers say that the age of climate stability has officially ended. The world we live in today is only possible within a stable climate paradigm. Read the full story at Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 5 February 2018. 2017 was the second hottest year on record, setting the stage for unprecedented droughts, extreme rain and wildfires amid dire predictions for coastal cities, and a looming climate refugee crisis for Europe. But the Trump administration’s climate denial continues unabated even as scientists warn that human activity is now
Published on Truthout, 1 February 2018. Our collective inaction toward addressing human-caused climate disruption can translate into individual apathy and despondence. However, a small but growing group of environmental scientists are walking their talk by voluntarily flying less, or not at all. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 24 January 2018. A bill currently in the Washington State legislature would grant commanders of military bases the power to dictate land-use planning anywhere in the state, including the power to close Puget Sound’s Hood Canal region to all civilian traffic. Critics of the bill fear that it is part of a
Published on Truthout, 23 January 2018. Last year was the warmest year on record for Earth’s oceans. Without the oceans to absorb human-generated heat, global temperatures would skyrocket. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 16 January 2018. The administration of Donald J. Trump, starting with the president himself, is populated by deniers of human-caused climate disruption in all the key positions. For those of us concerned about runaway climate disruption, this regime, with its denial of the greatest existential threat to humanity (alongside nuclear war), has
Published on Truthout, 12 January 2018. The financial cost of extreme weather events across the US in 2017 was $306 billion. This price tag far exceeded the previous record of $215 billion, set just six years earlier in 2011. Reports warn that these costs will only continue to escalate as climate disruption worsens. Read the
Published on Truthout, 5 January 2018. Unusually cold temperatures in unexpected places could become the winter norm thanks to climate disruption. However, as a polar vortex leaked frigid temperatures down across much of the United States, President Trump once again played the tune of his fossil-fueled backers. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 2 January 2018. As California experienced one of its largest wildfires ever, future projections of global temperature increase and sea level rise are again exceeding previous worst-case scenarios. We are stepping into a world where water wars will be the new oil wars, and where major coastal cities will flood one after