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The Pentagon Is Using an Environmental Law Meant to Protect Us, Against Us

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.

While Trump Denies, the World Burns: The State of the Climate in 2018

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

Administration of Denial: Trump’s Shock and Awe Attack on the Environment

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

Sea Level Rise Projections Double, Painting Terrifying Picture for Next Generation

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