Thursday, September 22, 2016
Truthout Enviro-News 09-22-2016
Dahr Jamail, Truthout: The level of summer sea ice could reach zero in one or two years, according to Arctic sea ice expert Dr. Peter Wadhams. This would result in more extreme winters along the Northwestern Atlantic coastline and more intense hurricanes in the tropical Atlantic.
The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: At some point or another we, as a civilization, are going to have to institute a carbon tax on all fossil fuel emissions. Giant corporations know this and are imposing internal carbon pricing plans. Yet, thanks to the fossil fuel lobby, the GOP is still pretending climate change does not exist.
Chevron PR Firm's Local "News" Site Draws Admiration From Koch Industries, Alarm From Media Watchdogs
Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog: In the city of Richmond, California, Chevron Corp. not only processes up to 250,000 barrels of crude oil a day from the largest refinery on the West Coast -- it also writes the Richmond Standard, an online paper focused on local news for the city.
Emily Schwartz Greco, Moyers & Company: The nation's greenhouse gas emissions fell between 2005 and 2014. But averting what scientist Michael Mann calls "dangerous and irreversible changes in our climate" will take strong post-Obama White House leadership.
Norman Solomon, Norman Solomon's Blog: The AFL-CIO put out a statement from its president, Richard Trumka, last week regarding the Dakota Access pipeline. The rhetoric was standard flackery for energy conglomerates, declaring "it is fundamentally unfair to hold union members' livelihoods and their families' financial security hostage to endless delay."
Stop Blaming the Drought on a Lack of Rain