Trump’s dangerous agenda

Donald Trump has announced his latest cabinet positions: Scott Pruitt for the EPA and Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Department of the Interior.

With a history of questioning the settled science of climate change and doing Big Polluters’ dirty work, we have no doubt these nominees are salivating at the chance to deliver on Trump’s dangerous agenda. And remember, President-elect Trump has already made three concrete promises that take aim at the progress we’ve made:

  1. Roll back regulations on the fossil fuel industry, giving them free rein to destroy our environment and pollute our air and water.
  2. Greenlight the dangerous Keystone XL Pipeline and other dirty energy projects.
  3. Cancel U.S. funding for global efforts to fight climate change and protect communities from its impact.

He’s staking his reputation on getting these things done. If we stop him now, we send him a message: You can try to come after the environmental movement, but you will fail.

We must pass this test. We must stand together RIGHT NOW and build a grassroots campaign so massive we can stop Donald Trump at every turn for the next four years. We must hold him and Congress accountable for every single environmental attack. We must defend the last eight years of progress and find a way to move forward in the halls of Congress, in the states, the courtrooms, and on the streets.

We will stand united against Donald Trump. Are you in?

The fight is here. Stand with LCV and pledge to resist Donald Trump’s polluter agenda at every step »

It makes me sick even to see or hear “President Trump.” How could a man who has bragged about assaulting women, who wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, who says we should ban all Muslims from entering our country, and who thinks climate change is a hoax be our next president?

With Trump in the White House, Pruitt at the EPA, and McMorris Rodgers at the Department of the Interior, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell will do everything they can to gut the EPA’s Clean Power Plan — our nation’s biggest step forward in the fight against climate change. They will attack the Clean Water Rule, rolling back desperately needed drinking water protections for millions of Americans. And they will try to give fossil fuel companies unlimited rein over our air and lands.

With your help, we will fight back with every tool at our disposal.

When George W. Bush was president, we mobilized as a movement and stopped environmental attack after environmental attack. And after months of hard work from LCV supporters like you, we have new climate champions like Tammy Duckworth and Catherine Cortez Masto in the Senate and Nanette Barragán and Ruben Kihuen in the House who will stand up to Donald Trump and climate change deniers in Congress. We have a path forward, but it all depends on you.

Don’t let Trump take us back to the dark ages. Add your name today to fight back.

As upset as we may feel, it’s not time to throw our hands up. It’s time to roll up our sleeves. I hope we can count on your support in the battles to come.


Gene Karpinski
League of Conservation Voters

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Global Warming Editorial Cartoons


CURRENT NUMBER OF CARTOONS: 216+ links to more

LAST UPDATE: 8 May 2008


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*Or just Save this entire web page. This will save all the cartoons into a single folder on your PC in one shot.*

Note: To make it easier to load the cartoons, I’ve split them into separate posts. This is Part 1.

Part 2 here

Part 3 here


I love editorial and political cartoons, and I hate lies, hoaxes and fear-mongering. So you can probably guess that editorial cartoons mocking global warming and its hypocritical supporters…

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The social and ecological footprint of a carne asada taco

Arizona to Antarctica

What is the ecological footprint of your lunch today? Seriously, think about what you brought with you, or where you went out to today. How much land was required to grow the crops or raise the animals involved? How much water did they require? What additional processes go into that food beyond just growing it, like the oil burned to ship ingredients to you?

Driving in to Hermosillo for a visit last year, the view through my windshield at a traffic light. Driving in to Hermosillo for a visit last year, the view through my windshield at a traffic light.

If you live in Tucson or in Hermosillo (or really in any city with increasing food cart culture now), your routine might include a visit to the nearest taco cart for some carne asada. And a team of researchers have now calculated the ecological footprint of all the carne asada from taco carts in Hermosillo. Their results will appear in a special issue of the Journal of the…

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El despilfarro de alimentos en 3 minutos de vídeo.

El desperdicio de alimentos en un mundo que aún pasa hambre, no tiene sentido.

Source: El despilfarro de alimentos en 3 minutos de vídeo.

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Prevención y gestión de residuos: definiciones normativas

Alimentos sin desperdicio

En dos entradas anteriores se presentaron las definiciones de residuo, residuo doméstico, residuo industrial, biorresiduo, etc., y de subproducto, tal y como establece la Ley 22/2011 de residuos y suelos contaminados, que es la transposición de la Directiva 2008/98/CE.

En la ley también se establecen una serie de definiciones que persiguen distinguir entre prevención, gestión de residuos, recogida, tratamiento, eliminación, valorización, reciclado, etc., que se tratan a continuación.

Antes conviene señalar el artículo 8 de la ley que establece que “la siguiente jerarquía de residuos servirá de orden de prioridades en la legislación y la política sobre la prevención y la gestión de los residuos”. Esta jerarquía se suele representar mediante una pirámide invertida para reflejar dichas prioridades:

Jerarquia de residuos

Tenemos entonces como prioridad la prevención (prevention) que tiene que ver con las “medidas adoptadas antes de que una sustancia, material o producto se haya…

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Scott Pruitt to head up the Environmental Protection Agency

Breaking: News reports say Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as his choice to head up the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pruitt is straight up anti-EPA. As the Attorney General of Oklahoma, he led the state’s fight against the EPA’s efforts to rein in carbon pollution and protect our nation’s drinking water. Now he might lead the agency.

Just like his fellow Oklahoman Jim Inhofe, the leading climate denier and chair of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, Pruitt will be a CATASTROPHE for the planet.

This is a disaster. But there’s something we can do. EPA Administrator is a position that needs to be confirmed by Congress, and that means there’s going to be a public debate.

We can’t let them succeed. We must fight back against Pruitt’s confirmation.Hundreds of people have already pitched in to help fight back against Trump’s anti-science agenda — but we truly need everyone to get on board right now.

Fight back before it’s too late. Donate today and keep the environmental movement standing strong against Trump and corporate puppets like Pruitt.


Gene Karpinski
League of Conservation Voters


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NASA’s satellite data

a recent interview with one of Trump’s top advisers has revealed a plan to make deep cuts to NASA’s funding, specifically targeting NASA’s climate research. Unbelievable though it is, he called this basic Earth observation research “politicized science.”

We can’t let this happen. Cutting off NASA’s satellite data would be devastating and send us back to the dark ages.

Without NASA’s research, it could be next to impossible to track changes in our climate. Large-scale research initiatives that countries around the world rely on too could disappear.

Can we count on you to stand up for science? A group of donors is tripling every contribution right now — that means even $5 is enough to help.

Yes, triple match my gift »

We need your immediate support, Arnulfo. We can’t let Trump steamroll over basic science because he doesn’t like the results. Since the election, thousands of people have pitched in — here’s what it all goes towards:

  • Funding a massive campaign that goes hard after every dangerous executive action, nominee, and vote in Congress, coordinating with allies in new ways so that nothing slips through the cracks.
  • Bolstering our allies in the Senate to stand strong, use their bully pulpit, and form a “green” firewall to beat back attacks on sound science, our cornerstone environmental laws, and critical recent progress.
  • Holding key elected officials accountable, especially in the Senate, for their votes, words and actions, and expose those who push Trump’s anti-science agenda.
  • Mobilizing hundreds of thousands of activists, activating our grassroots networks and standing in solidarity with allies across the progressive movement.
  • Making progress in the states, where our state partners are ready to seize policy opportunities to advance solar power, renewables, and other climate solutions.
  • Laying the groundwork for 2017 and 2018, where key Governor and Senate races are already unfolding.

We can’t let Trump undo decades of environmental safeguards, Arnulfo. Please — in this critical moment, stand up and be counted.

Donate today. Don’t let Trump dismantle NASA and the EPA without a fight. A group of donors is tripling every contribution right now to help resist Trump’s agenda — so even $5 is enough to help »

The next four years may be the hardest we’ve ever faced but giving up just isn’t an option. We’ll keep you posted on what comes next — thanks so much for standing with us.


Gene Karpinski

League of Conservation Voters

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Balladeer's Blog

amdearl002p1LELWANI – The goddess who ruled over the subterranean land of the dead and was thus answerable to Kumarbi, the deity who ruled over all of the undergound realms. Charnel houses and mausoleums were sacred to her.

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Standing Rock water protectors

On Sunday night, Water Protectors were met with water hoses in freezing temperatures, shot with rubber bullets, and sprayed with pepper spray. Over a hundred were injured, some seriously. It is more important than ever to stand with Standing Rock and denounce this violence against the peaceful Water Protectors.
The Water Protectors at Standing Rock need to know we’ve got their backs. Add your name »

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The London Times in 1936

I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you,
On hiccough, thorough, lough, and through?
Well done! And now you wish, perhaps,
To learn of less familiar traps?
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird,
And dead: it’s said like bed, not bead—
For goodness sake don’t call it ‘deed’!
Watch out for meat and great and threat
(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt).
A moth is not a moth in mother,
Nor both in bother, broth in brother,
And here is not a match for there
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear;
And then there’s dose and rose and lose—
Just look them up—and goose and choose,
And cork and work and card and ward,
And font and front and word and sword,
And do and go and thwart and cart—
Come, come, I’ve hardly made a start!
A dreadful language? Man alive!
I’d mastered it when I was five!

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