Prez enraged by fake news of global cooling

The most amazing detail in a story today on Politico a story today on Politico is not that a piece of news sent President Trump into a rage. That seems — if reports of him shouting at CNN can be trusted — to happens on a daily basis. No, the shocking/appalling news is that 45Continue reading “Prez enraged by fake news of global cooling”

How the media covered Obamacare vs. Typhoon Haiyan

Amazing graphic from Pew Research: Advocates (even including myself, I'm embarrassed to say now) have in the past blamed the media for not rasing the global warming question — repeat, question — when it comes to vast storm disasters, such as Typhoon Haiyan. Look at that graphic and you realize that in the American mediaContinue reading “How the media covered Obamacare vs. Typhoon Haiyan”

Could the Australian floods be caused by climate change?

Are the devastating and deadly recent floods in Australia caused by climate change? No. Australia has always been "a land of drought and flooding rains," as a foundational poem about the nation, My Country, by Dorothy McKellar, described it over a hundred years ago.  But could a tendency towards drought and flood be worsened by climate change?Continue reading “Could the Australian floods be caused by climate change?”

GOP and FOX News attack NPR, to no avail

Unlike most media, on-line or traditional, National Public Radio is thriving. It may be the most popular and trusted news source in the country. As Bill McKibben reports:  Public radio claims at least 5 percent of the radio market. National Public Radio‚Äôs flagship news programs, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, featuring news and commentaryContinue reading “GOP and FOX News attack NPR, to no avail”