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While the candidates haven't spoken to climate change directly since Sandy has made landfall, the storm itself may have already injected itself into the national dialogue--breaking the so-called "climate silence"--whether the campaigns like it or not.
Yes, Global Warming Systemically Caused Hurricane Sandy
Systemic causation is familiar. Smoking is a systemic cause of lung cancer. HIV is a systemic cause of AIDS. Working in coal mines is a systemic cause of black lung disease. Driving while drunk is a systemic cause of auto accidents. Sex without contraception is a systemic cause of unwanted pregnancies.
Has Sandy Abruptly Put Climate Change on the Election Agenda?
Last week, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney stressed their commitment to developing oil and gas to improve energy security. Climate change was not mentioned. This position is senseless. The U.S. Midwest has just experienced the worst drought in60 years, one which has seen economic growth depressed by 0.4 percent GDP as a result and higher food prices resulting from a 13 percent drop in corn production. As the East Coast slowly emerges from the deluge and debris of the past 24 hours, the job of counting the cost has only just begun.
Name Storms After Oil Companies (The Ones Most Responsible for Climate Change)
As gutsy New Yorkers begin the task of drying out the city, here’s one thought that occurred to me last night watching the horrifying pictures from a distance. It’s obviously not crucial right now — but in the long run it might make a difference. Why don’t we stop naming these storms for people, and start naming them after oil companies?
Bank of England Executive: Occupy Movement Was 'Right'
A senior executive at the Bank of England on Monday said the Occupy London Stock Exchange was "loud and persuasive" and helped prompt a "reformation of finance."
SCOTUS reveal little on leanings in surveillance case
More than a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Supreme Court heard its first case Monday challenging the federal government’s terrorist-surveillance programs, but the justices gave no clear signal about whether they plan to allow a group of defense lawyers, journalists and human rights activists to go ahead with their attack on the wiretapping effort.
A Hostile Takeover of our Country -- Treasonous, Noxious, Thieving, Tyrannical
American democracy is under assault.
In one super-PAC alone, Karl Rove and the Enron grifter Ed Gillespie, have assembled $200 million from big polluters and Wall Street moguls to buy the 2012 election.
I have Questions; The Candidates Don't Have Answers
Most of the questions--and responses--in the three presidential debates had been asked--and answered--several times during the campaign. But there are critical questions that were not asked. Let's begin with Foreign Policy.
Obama Rejects Palestinian Statehood
What do you call a Black man who rejects equal rights for his own people and others? A racist traitor.
What do you call a rejectionist leader? A criminal who should be impeached, removed and prosecuted.
Obama stands guilty on multiple counts.
Helpful Dictionary For Republicans: Communism, Socialism, Privatization And More!
I’m sure you have noticed that Republicans use a different dictionary than everyone else does.Their grasp of certain terms is shaky at best, and they like throwing around words they do not understand. These words often get people who are even more low-information (read: not very bright) all agitated and red-faced, and they get their crayons out to make angry, misspelled signs with, er, creative punctuation. It’s particularly entertaining when they combine two or more terms which mean mutually exclusive things together in one big rant.
What's Behind the Libya Attack?
Coastal nuke plants vulnerable
Oyster Creek in New Jersey