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The politics behind environmental issues

A Climate Denier in The White House Should Terrify Everyone

Now that we’ve all had some time to digest the election results, lets try and calm down and sort through this heap of burning garbage a bit.  On social media we are all hit with a smattering of pro-Trump celebrations

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When an Entire Political Party Rejects Science, Your Vote Really Does Matter

Every GOP candidate has been a climate denier. They would all like to undue any progress made in our fight against this global environmental emergency. In this election, more than any other….your vote really matters.

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Is Your State Filthy or Clean?

Our friends at Modernize did some hard digging and found out some really interesting statistics and metrics to gauge how each state is doing in regards to renewable energy production and pollution. They then put them into some really beautiful info-graphics to make it a bit more interesting. Where does your home state rank?

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Videos: Vice Covers The Urgency of Climate Change and the Insanity of Climate Denial

HBO’s award winning documentary show VICE heads to Antarctica to view first-hand the effects our warming planet is having on glaciers, and then they fly to Bangladesh to view the destruction rising sea levels are causing.

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Bill Nye: Yes, It’s Cold Outside. Global Warming is Still Real.

Bill Nye just wants you to talk about climate change. That’s it. Just mention it. Just bring it up.

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Bill Maher Guest Doesn’t Seem to Grasp the Science of Climate Change

Bill Maher talks climate change with a climate denier, gets nowhere.

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Bill Nye Urges The U.S. To Take the Lead on Climate Change

Bill Nye the Science Guy talks climate change, and how dragging our feet on the issue will lead to our destruction

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Obama Rightfully Bashes Keystone on ‘The Colbert Report’

Obama discusses Keystone XL on the Colbert Report. Obama has a history of valuing scientific evidence over money, so it looks like he will try and stop Keystone. Republican members of congress have a history of valuing money over literally everything else, so they will be pushing for Keystone XL’s approval.

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Bill Maher Talks Climate Change and the Importance of Elections

Bill Maher and his panel dig into how important elections are when we have important issues like climate change on the table. As usual, he gets pretty ticked off.

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Climate Change: Simplified for the GOP

Climate change deniers are gaining control of the political landscape, and we will soon have an anti-science Senate. How can they deny facts from the experts while valuing opinions of people that admit they don’t have a clue what they are talking about? Has everyone gone fucking insane?

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Climate Denier To Head Senate Environmental Committee

Anti-science, climate denier James Inhofe will run the Senate Environmental Committee. Why doesn’t he believe all the evidence behind climate change? The Bible tells him otherwise.

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Jon Stewart Addresses America’s “Koch Problem”

Watch a clip from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as he rips apart and remakes an ad by the evil Koch Brothers of Koch Industries.

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Capitalism Vs The Climate

Award winning author Naomi Klein challenges capitalism in her new book “This Changes Everything”. Is our current economic system at fault for climate change? Can we turn this around?

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Why Was America Scared of Marijuana for So Long?

A rich newspaper mogul in the 1930’s felt hemp was a threat to his paper producing businesses, so he began a smear campaign that resulted in a long lasting stigma towards marijuana.

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Morgan Freeman On Climate Change

This very short Climate Change film is narrated by Morgan Freeman. I wish everything was narrated by Morgan Freeman.

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California’s Historic Drought May Last Another 35 Years

The drought in California is already historic…but it’s not even close to being over. Scientists are predicting that this may be just the beginning of a megadrought that may last another 35 years.

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Koch Funded Group Proposes Rewriting Textbooks to Deny Man-Made Climate Change

Oh Texas….*sigh… If this wasn’t a real headline, it would be comical.  Why does Texas insist on always taking steps backwards when everyone else is trying to move forward?  What I’m referring to is the recent proposal in Texas to

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“Disruption” Movie Demands Climate Action

View the trailer for the movie Disruption, which premieres on September 7th, 2014. This movie is a call to action for the masses that want real political involvement and intervention on climate change.

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Bill Maher on Climate Change Denial

Bill Maher grows increasingly frustrated with the culture of climate change denial in the Republican party, and he expresses his thoughts on this in a hilarious rant.

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Climate Change For Dummies – Bill Nye

A short video (narrated by Bill Nye the Science Guy) breaks down climate change in a way that idiots can understand it. Even the really really big idiots. Seriously, it’s not that hard people.

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John Oliver Tries To Get Through To Climate Change Deniers

John Oliver uses math, science, and special guest Bill Nye to try to get through to climate change deniers. He makes it pretty clear that there really is no longer a “debate”, when the scientific community has a consensus based on an overwhelming amount of evidence. The debate shouldn’t be about if climate change exists, but what we should do about it.

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Texans Are Denying Climate Change As They Pray For Rain

The phenomenon of climate change denial is explored, and climate change is broken down and easily explained in just a few small paragraphs. Vice News talks climate change denial, and the connection to faith in the areas most effected by the record droughts

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Yes, Of Course We Should Name Tropical Storms After Climate Change Deniers

Should we name tropical storms after Republican climate change deniers? Yes. Yes we should. Watch the video.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson On Climate Change Deniers

“It has been said that every great emerging scientific truth goes through three phases. First people say it can’t be true, second they say it conflicts with the Bible, third they say, it’s been true all along.”

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Obama Administration Announces Massive Climate Change Funding

Courtesy Of: The Huffington Post | By Alana Horowitz   President Obama’s new climate change push was reaffirmed on Thursday when the Department of Energy announced that it will make $4 billion in loans available to clean energy projects. In a statement,

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Obama Plans World’s Largest Protected Marine Area

Article From The New York TImes – By Coral Davenport WASHINGTON — In an effort to protect diverse habitats of coral reefs, whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and numerous fish species from commercial fishing and other activities, President Obama announced

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Ecovative’s Mushroom Packaging Is Making Styrofoam Obsolete

A couple of smart engineers find a way to replace styrofoam with a 100% biodegradable moldable packaging made out of mushrooms. Yes….mushrooms.

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Turning Point: New Hope For The Climate

By Al Gore, Rolling Stone It’s time to accelerate the shift toward a low-carbon future n the struggle to solve the climate crisis, a powerful, largely unnoticed shift is taking place. The forward journey for human civilization will be difficult

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When It Comes To Climate Change, Some Republicans Are Still Covering Their Eyes and Ears

Why do Republicans deny climate change? Why does the right-wing media value the opinions of republican politicians over the overwhelming scientific consensus?

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Elon Musk Now Makes a Move to Revolutionize Solar Panel Production

Elon Musk, if you don’t know is one of the worlds most amazing and influential entrepreneurs. If you don’t know much about him…first, shame on you. Second, read up on him here.  He is the co-founder, and face of Tesla

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