CLIMATE ACTION IS UP TO THE REST OF US NOW...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Emily Schwartz Greco, Moyers & Company | Op-Ed Responsible Americans can’t give up on shrinking the nation’s carbon footprint while a climate denialist and his fellow travelers have their way with the federal government. And while it’s true that market forces will probably help continue to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, there’s still a lot of work to be done if Trump makes good on his plans to abandon our climate commitments. With Greenland’s ice sheet thawing out, hottest-year-on-record temperatures set on an annual basis and increasingly dangerous and frequent bouts of extreme weather, the world needs to stay focused on fighting climate change in the next four years. As The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, “there is no time to waste” here in the real world. Who will fill the void when...

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AFRICA’S DUST IS A PRICELESS EXPORT...

Dec 4, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Tim Radford / Climate News Network  VIA TRUTHDIG     Women and children struggle through a dust storm in North Darfur, Sudan. (UNAMID via Flickr) LONDON—Climate scientists have identified Africa’s single biggest export—the wind-borne dust that fertilises the Amazon forests, nourishes life in the Atlantic ocean and softens the noonday blaze of the sun. And they have calculated its vital role in climate change over the last 23,000 years. In the words of US oceanographers and Earth scientists, “North Africa exports teragrams of wind-blown mineral aerosol over the tropical North Atlantic each year, with significant climate and biogeochemical impacts.” A teragram is a million tonnes, and the quantities airlifted into the sky from the Sahara and the Sahel each year by the trade winds and blown abroad would be enough to...

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At Least Four Kinds of Terrorism Are Targeting Our Grandchildren—None of Them What Donald Trump Would Have You Think...

Dec 3, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   World The forces that swept a narcissistic misogynist into office are gunning for us all. By Paul Buchheit / AlterNet   Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com Four decades of American narcissism and greed and exceptionalism have allowed the super-rich to dictate the future path of our nation. We’re paying the price now, with environmental disasters, nonexistent savings for half of our families, Americans dying because of expensive health care, and a growing fear of blowback from desperate victims of our foreign wars. Environment Be Damned Almost all reputable sources agree that human-caused climate change is killing people, with up to 400,000 annual deaths “due to hunger and communicable diseases that affect above all children in developing countries,” and up to 7 million deaths — over a half-million of them children under the age of five — caused by air pollution. The richest people in the world create most of the pollution,...

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A PROGRESS REPORT FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RESILIENT DESIGN...

Dec 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE DIRT   Jared Green Resilient Bridgeport / Rebuild by Design “We don’t know what resilience policy will look like in the new administration. There are lots of unknowns, but we can take solace in what we do know,” said Amy Chester, director of Rebuild by Design, at an event in Washington, D.C. that provided updates on how the six teams devising novel resilient designs in the tri-state area are doing two years into planning and design. Rebuild by Design, a unique cross-sector initiative supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative, and numerous non-profit organizations, was created by President Obama in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which hit the east coast in 2012 and damaged or destroyed 650,000 homes across 13 states. 148 teams...

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INTERVIEW WITH MITCHELL SILVER ON NYC’S GAME CHANGING PARK SYSTEM...

Dec 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THE DIRT    Jared Green Mitchell Silver / NYC Parks and Recreation Mitchell Silver is commissioner of the New York City Departments of Parks and Recreation. Silver is past president of the American Planning Association (APA) and an award-winning planner with 30 years of experience. In 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio launched the Community Parks Initiative, which aims to improve historically underfunded parks in densely populated and growing neighborhoods with higher than average concentrations of poverty. Some $285 million has been set aside for this effort, which will lead to the full re-imagining of 67 parks. Your department has broken ground in some 35 parks. What do communities want most for their new spaces after all those years of deferred maintenance? What are some common elements in these new places? First, they want the...

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TRUMP STANDS WITH BIG OIL, BACKS THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE...

Dec 2, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THINK PROGRESS “All Americans” apparently doesn’t include the tribes trying to protect their water. CREDIT: AP Photo/John Minchillo President-elect Donald Trump’s energy and environmental priorities can be summed up as staunchly pro-fossil fuels. He doubled down on these positions Thursday, explicitly backing the Dakota Access pipeline, a $3.6-billion project that he has personal financial ties to. The controversial project has been the target of protests for months in North Dakota, where Native American tribes have been at the forefront of the effort to stop the pipeline’s construction under the Missouri River. “Mr. Trump expressed his support for the Dakota Access pipeline, which has met or exceeded all environmental standards set forth by four states and the Army Corps of Engineers,” North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven (R) said in a statement Thursday, after a briefing...

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HERE’S HOW STATES AND CITIES CAN FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY IN THE TRUMP ERA...

Dec 1, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Let’s make polluters pay for carbon reduction and invest the revenue in disadvantaged communities. By Heather McGhee and Robert B. Reich  THE NATION.COM Traffic on I-80 in Berkeley, California. (Wikimedia Commons) President-elect Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature climate policies—the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Agreement on global emissions reductions. If he is successful, we will need a Plan B that the Republicans cannot obstruct. That means turning to states and cities, and in a big way. Some have already started to think about how climate change can be fought at the state level. But there is a lot more work to be done. One of the most hotly debated ballot initiatives in 2016 was Washington’s first-of-its-kind proposal for a statewide carbon tax,...

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ARCTIC TIPPING POINTS PUT EARTH AT RISK...

Dec 1, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Alex Kirby / Climate News Network  VIA TRUTHDIG     The Arctic’s summer sea-ice cover has hit new record lows several times in the past decade. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr) LONDON—If the world fails to slow the pace of climate change very soon by cutting emissions of the greenhouse gases that are heating the planet, Arctic tipping points threaten to overwhelm the region, new research reveals. Not only that—the authors of the Arctic Resilience Report say the changes that are liable to affect the high northern latitudes could also trigger drastic changes worldwide. The report, written by an international research team, is a project of the Arctic Council. It says the signs of change in the Arctic itself are everywhere. Temperatures nearly 20°C above the seasonal average are...

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COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE BY MEASURING CARBON EMISSIONS CORRECTLY...

Dec 1, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE Authors James Mandel, Ph.D. Principal Gavin McCormick Guest Author Carbon emissions are arguably the most important thing for our society to learn how to manage in the coming years. The largest single source of U.S. carbon emissions is our electricity system. And yet, we do not measure emissions from our electricity use correctly, meaning we cannot manage our emissions effectively. But now, thanks to a new technology that accurately measures moment-to-moment carbon emissions on our electricity system, we can unlock a whole host of new opportunities to manage emissions creatively and with less effort. With new software that automatically tracks the actual emissions impacts associated with specific actions on the electricity system, both in real time and ahead of time, we can now use our appliances at times when our...

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HOW OBAMA’S CLIMATE CHANGE LEGACY IS WEAKENED BY U.S. INVESTMENT IN DIRTY FUEL...

Nov 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The Guardian Climate change Exclusive: an agency inside the Obama administration poured billions into fossil fuel projects that will lead to global carbon emissions on a damaging scale.   Obama’s complicated legacy on climate change Asaf Shalev, Michael Phillis, Elah Feder and Susanne Rust  THE GUARDIAN President Barack Obama has staked his legacy on the environment, positioning his administration as the most progressive on climate change in US history. However, an obscure agency within his own administration has quietly spoiled his record by helping fund a steady outpouring of new overseas fossil fuel emissions – effectively erasing gains expected from his headline clean power plan or fuel efficiency standards. Since January 2009, the US Export-Import Bank has signed almost $34bn worth of low-interest loans and guarantees to companies and foreign governments to build,...

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TENNESSEE WILDFIRE IS ‘UNLIKE ANYTHING WE’VE EVER SEEN’ (VIDEO)...

Nov 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment It’s unclear if the Southeast will become wetter or drier due to climate change—and that will have a big influence on future wildfire activity. By Brian Kahn / Climate Central  VIA ALTERNET The Whitewater-Baldy Complex wildfire in Gila National Forest, New Mexico Photo Credit: NASA Crews have been battling the Southeast’s spate of freakish fall fires since late Monday night. Tinderbox conditions and powerful winds whipped up a firestorm in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, forcing the evacuation of at least 14,000 residents from the gateway communities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Fleeing residents documented a harrowing nighttime escape on social media as flames licked the side of the road and smoke clogged the air. “This is a fire for the history books,” Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner said. “It’s unlike anything we’ve ever...

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HOW THE ACTIVE MANY CAN OVERCOME THE RUTHLESS FEW...

Nov 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Nonviolent direct action was the 20th century’s greatest invention—and it is the key to saving the earth in the 21st century. By Bill McKibbenTwitter  THE NATION Illustration by Curt Merlo. I know what you want from me—what we all want—which is some small solace after the events of Election Day. My wife Sue Halpern and I have been talking nonstop for days, trying to cope with the emotions. I fear I may not be able to provide that balm, but I do offer these remarks in the spirit of resistance to that which we know is coming. We need to figure out how to keep the lights on, literally and figuratively, and all kinds of darkness at bay. Adapted from the inaugural Jonathan Schell Memorial Lecture on the Fate of the Earth, created...

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PRIEBUS CONFIRMS THAT CLIMATE DENIAL WILL BE THE OFFICIAL POLICY OF TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION...

Nov 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Joe Romm Dr. Joe Romm is Founding Editor of Climate Progress, “the indispensable blog,” as NY Times columnist Tom Friedman describes it. Reince Priebus tells Fox News that climate science denial is Trump’s ‘default position.’ Donald Trump with Reince Priebus whom Trump named as his White House chief of staff. CREDIT: AP/Evan Vucci White House chief of staff may be “the second most powerful job in government,” according to James A. Baker III, who had the job under both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. So it matters that the man Trump named his chief of staff, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus, embraces Trump’s hard-core climate denial. Priebus appeared on the latest Fox News Sunday to explain Trump’s apparent “major flips on policy this week in an interview with the New York Times,”...

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IS THE EPA’S LANDMARK ‘ENDANGERMENT FINDING’ NOW ITSELF IMPERILED?...

Nov 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The EPA’s court-backed determination that greenhouse gases are a threat to America’s health and security might prove hard for a Trump administration to undo. by Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica,   Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images Donald Trump has called climate change a “hoax” and said he plans to unburden American industries from Obama-era requirements to limit emissions of carbon dioxide and the other greenhouse gases causing the planet to warm. In the crosshairs of his agenda — according to written statements the Trump campaign made shortly before the Nov. 8 election — is a 2009 determination by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that greenhouse gases are dangerous to human health and security, a ruling that serves as the foundation for the EPA’s efforts to curb climate-damaging emissions and that affects its governing of everything...

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CATALYZING EFFICIENT BUILDINGS

Nov 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] RMI left, The RMI Innovation Center, © Tim Griffith; right © Romy Purshouse The buildings we spend over 90 percent our lives inside consume more than 40 percent of our total energy, so a clean energy future must be centered in our homes and offices, in our schools and gathering places. Reducing buildings’ demand for energy while generating and storing it nearby is also key to resiliency in the face of storms and floods — like the recent, devastating Hurricane Matthew — which our rapidly warming world dishes out more frequently. Buildings that perform better save money, have increased value, and, with their cleaner air and natural light, help children grow up healthier and workers be more productive while at work — and take far fewer sick days. But because of a focus on the up-front costs — rather than the...

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How Do We Overcome Polluted Public Discourse When Climate Deniers Are Now in Charge?...

Nov 26, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment The challenge is to improve conversations and create positive change in an age of online bickering, propaganda and entrenched positions. By Dr. David Suzuki / AlterNet HOUSTON – FEBRUARY 25, 2016: President-elect Donald Trump talks to the media after the Republican National Debate in Houston, Texas. Photo Credit: stock_photo_world / Shutterstock.com The U.S. election was a chilling illustration of the atrocious state of public discourse. It doesn’t bode well for a country once admired for leadership in education and science. As public relations expert and former David Suzuki Foundation board chair James Hoggan writes in I’m Right and You’re an Idiot, “polluted public discourse is an enormous obstacle to change.” How, he asks, do we “create the space for higher quality public debates where passionate opposition and science shape constructive, mind-changing conversations”? If those...

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ARCTIC ICE MELT COULD TRIGGER UNCONTROLLABLE CLIMATE CHANGE AT GLOBAL LEVEL...

Nov 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Scientists warn increasingly rapid melting could trigger polar ‘tipping points’ with catastrophic consequences felt as far away as the Indian Ocean  THE GUARDIAN Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe. The Arctic Resilience Report found that the effects of Arctic warming could be felt as far away as the Indian Ocean, in a stark warning that changes in the region could cause uncontrollable climate change at a global level. Temperatures in the Arctic are currently about 20C above what would be expected for the time of year, which scientists describe as “off the charts”. Sea ice is at the lowest extent ever recorded for the time of year. “The warning signals...

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FOREST FIRES IN ISRAEL – IN PICTURES...

Nov 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Wildfires   Israel is battling fierce fires that have led to tens of thousands of people being evacuated from Haifa. Blazes have spread across the country after a third day of warm weather and strong winds Joanna Ruck  THE GUARDIAN Thursday 24 November 2016 15.04 EST A bushfire raging in Haifa Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Facebook Twitter Pinterest A firefighting plane in Haifa drops a slurry of water with thickener to stop it evaporating and iron oxide colouring to show where it has fallen Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Facebook Twitter Pinterest Residents try to fight the wildfire Photograph: Ariel Schalit/AP Facebook Twitter Pinterest Emergency workers evacuate the elderly Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters Facebook Twitter Pinterest A firefighting plane drops its cargo Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Facebook Twitter Pinterest People run past flames several stories high Photograph: Ariel Schalit/AP...

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On Black Friday, reflect on the Ponzi scheme that is our global economy And who better to oversee our unsustainable economy than Donald Trump?...

Nov 25, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Joe Romm Dr. Joe Romm is Founding Editor of Climate Progress, “the indispensable blog,” as NY Times columnist Tom Friedman describes it.   Donald Trump launches Trump University in 2005. He recently settled the Trump U fraud case for $25 million. CREDIT: AP/Bebeto Matthews Black Friday has become an orgiastic celebration of unbridled consumerism. It’s perhaps the inevitable outcome of a country whose citizens are commonly referred to as “consumers.” So it’s a good day to reflect on the Ponzi scheme that is our global economy — and the modern-day King Midas we just elected to run it. Donald Trump, is, after all, the king of conspicuous over-consumption. As the National Review reported last year, he owns a “custom gold motorcycle,” a “gold-plated helicopter,” a Trump tower penthouse with extensive 24-karat fittings befitting “King Midas’s...

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ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS ON HOPE AND PROGRESS IN THE AGE OF TRUMP...

Nov 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] #SoNowWhat By Grist staff So now what? That’s the question those of us who care about the planet, its people — and, you know, basic human decency — have been asking since Election Day. Donald Trump, a climate denier who has promised to gut the Paris accord, scrap the Clean Power Plan, bring back coal, and roll back pollution restrictions is our next president, and the civil and human rights of so many in this country are threatened. Hateful, violent acts committed in his name continue to populate the news. If you’re feeling sad, angry, and confused, we hear you. So as we’ve done before in similar times, Grist turned to politicians, advocates, and other green leaders to ask how we keep working toward climate action, sustainability, and social justice? And what gives them hope, inspiration,...

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HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CLIMATE DENIER THIS THANKSGIVING...

Nov 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Ryan Koronowski Research Director at ThinkProgress. “Making America great again means denying Chinese hoaxes.” CREDIT: AP Photo/Julio Cortez The controversial and shocking results of the 2016 presidential election are causing ripple effects throughout the world, and the aftermath is also getting some people uninvited to Thanksgiving. If you’re a progressive who plans on spending the holiday with family members who agree with the president-elect’s views 100 percent, things could get ugly. Some families are sticking to safer topics. Everyone likes to talk about the weather. It affects all of us, it’s always happening, and it’s uncontroversial. So when you spend the holidays with extended family, one of your relatives who denies the reality of climate science may see a little snow as an easy opportunity to land a non-political jab about climate change, or...

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WATCH BILL NYE EXPLAIN WHY HE HAS HOPE POST-ELECTION...

Nov 24, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Briefly Stuff that matters GRIST Finding a ray of positivity can be tough right now, so we asked the finest green-minded folks out there how to work toward climate action in the Trump era. Here’s how the bow tie–clad Science Guy answered our plea (hint: It has to do with roofs, wind turbines, and a li’l something called “jobs”): Be sure to check out the rest of the responses (Bernie Sanders! Rhea Suh! Sheldon Whitehouse!). And use the hashtag #SoNowWhat on social media to offer your own ideas for how we can continue to make progress. In the words of Mr. Nye, “We can do this … Let’s...

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TRUMP TO SCRAP NASA CLIMATE RESEARCH IN CRACKDOWN ON ‘POLITICIZED SCIENCE’...

Nov 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding as the president-elect seeks to shift focus away from home in favor of deep space exploration A Nasa Earth photo shows the Bruckner and Heim glaciers where they flow into the Johan Petersen fjord in southeastern Greenland. Photograph: Jeremy Harbeck/AFP/Getty Images Oliver Milman in New York   THE GUARDIAN Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said. Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space, with the president-elect having set a goal during the campaign to explore the entire solar system by the end of the century. 2016...

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WASHINGTON WON’T HAVE THE LAST WORD ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

Nov 23, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Change comes from the ground up. Photographer: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg davidshipley@bloomberg.net The following is adapted from remarks delivered to the China General Chamber of Commerce. China is America’s largest trading partner, and the U.S. is the largest partner for China. And while it’s true that our two countries have differences, we know that when we work together, we can accomplish extraordinary things. Cooperation between the U.S. and China, after all, is what made the Paris climate agreement possible. In the wake of the presidential election, there has been much speculation about whether the U.S. will fulfill the pledges our nation made in Paris. Last week, China’s chief climate negotiator, Minister Xie Zhenhua, said that no matter what the U.S. does, China will remain committed to taking...

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FIVE WAYS TO BUILD INCLUSIVE CITIES...

Nov 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Worldwatch Institute Blog Environment & Society, State of the World  Gaelle Gourmelon This year, World Cities Day (October 31) focuses on “inclusive cities, shared development.” But with rapidly growing urbanization, how can cities ensure that all of their residents are thriving? Striking with indiscriminate intensity, Hurricane Matthew blew through the Caribbean and the eastern United States in late September. The Category 4 storm plowed the U.S. Gulf Coast with winds as high as 170 kilometers per hour, heavy rainfall, and floods. After the storm, at least 1,000 people had been killed and more than $4 billion of damage was incurred. While the storm may have been blind to its victims’ social and economic standing, urban design was not. Unsurprisingly, damages were felt disproportionately among the poor. During previous storms, such as Hurricane Katrina...

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WITH TRUMP’S ELECTION, CRITICAL CLIMATE EFFORTS LIKELY FALL TO THE STATES...

Nov 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Carbon Wars ‘It will be possible for states to choose to become pollution havens’ By Kristen LombardiPUBLIC INTEGRITY.ORG An SUV plows through water on a street in Norfolk, Virginia, during a flooding event in November 2015. Carbon Wars The fossil-fuel industry is under attack as the world warms and pollution impairs and shortens lives. But industry is fighting back. Stories in this series Maryland’s plea to EPA: Make out-of-state power plants run pollution controls By Jamie Smith Hopkins November 18, 2016 State cutbacks, recalcitrance hinder Clean Air Act enforcement By Jie Jenny Zou October 11, 2016 America’s super polluters By Jamie Smith Hopkins September 29, 2016 Here are the super polluters By Chris Zubak-Skees September 29, 2016 Click here for more stories in this series Flooding in November 2015 overtakes an intersection —...

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ELECTION REFLECTIONS AND AN OPEN LETTER TO DONALD TRUMP...

Nov 22, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] From Foster Gamble  THRIVE MOVEMENT INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCTION Like many of you, I have grave concern over the seething fear, anger, hatred and violence in the U.S. right now, based on what I see as deep misunderstandings and overly simplistic “black or white” thinking. That Clinton vs. Trump was our “choice” is huge confirmation that we continue to participate in a system of grabbing for illegitimate power that is corrupt to its core. It is chillingly reminiscent of the era of the Spanish Civil War — that started with the social awkwardness of Left vs. Right arguments among family members, work associates and political groups and devolved quickly into civil war where brothers ended up shooting at or torturing one another. Each side’s self-righteous certainty that they were the ones who should have power...

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WANT TO SEE CLIMATE ACTION IN TRUMPLANDIA? LOOK TO CITIES...

Nov 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]  THINK PROGRESS “The government has been trying to suppress science since Galileo, and it doesn’t work.” CREDIT: Pixabay By Marlene Cimons Like many people, Portland, Oregon Mayor Charlie Hales endured a long election night. But surprised as he was at the outcome, he knew that one thing would not change: “Cities are where the action is on climate, and there will be no turning back,” he said. “If we get it right, the world will get it right. And we can get it right without the support of the national government.” This was true, in fact, even before the stunning upset election of Donald Trump as president. And Trump — who has called climate change a hoax and vowed to dismantle President Obama’s environmental record — can’t change that. He will likely, as he has promised, keep the...

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IS RENEWABLE ENERGY TRUMP-PROOF?...

Nov 20, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Is Renewable Energy Trump-Proof? Despite the president-elect’s vow to ramp up fossil fuel production, solar and wind advocates say the market—and many Republicans—favor clean energy. A wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas. (Photo: Orjan F. Ellingvag/Corbis via Getty Images) TAKE PART DAILY Erica Gies’ work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Scientific American, The Economist, and other outlets. Bio Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail was xenophobic, racist, and misogynistic, and now that he’s been elected president, many people in the crosshairs are afraid for their safety. But despite Trump’s negative comments about renewable energy—denying climate change, vowing to “save $100 billion that the United States is spending on climate policies,” dismissing wind and solar as uneconomic, and touting deregulation to ramp up oil, gas, and coal production—industry insiders say...

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LIFE DURING TRUMP: PROGRESS ON CLIMATE CHANGE WILL COME FROM THE BOTTOM UP...

Nov 19, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Essays By Edward Mazria We are facing two very different and defining moments in history: the ratification of the Paris Climate Agreement and the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Should the U.S. government fail to honor or withdraw from the Paris Agreement, this will be completely inconsistent with our core values and professional and civic responsibilities. The U.S. and global architecture and planning community, along with our colleagues in the building sector and sub-national governments, will continue to lead the effort to implement the objectives contained in the Paris Agreement and drive progress toward an equitable, sustainable, resilient, and carbon-neutral built environment.” Edward Mazria, Founder and CEO, Architecture 2030   As many are left feeling fearful and uncertain in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, it is important to remember that...

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