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Greta Thunberg spoke zero words to anyone outside her family for 3 years before becoming the face of the youth climate movement, a new film reveals

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 'Friday Strike For Climate' on March 6, 2020, in Brussels, Belgium. Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Greta Thunberg, a teenage activist from Sweden, is the face of the youth climate movement. A new documentary reveals that Thunberg didn't speak to anyone outside her family for three years before her rise to the world stage. Since 2018, Thunberg has addressed the United Nations, US Congress, and UK Parliament, and met with countless po...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Movies, News, Sweden, Entertainment, Climate Change, Documentary, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, House Of Representatives, United Nations, European Commission

That Time Donald Trump Tried to Be Captain Planet, as Told by Barack Obama

It’s Barack Obama book week. The former president’s new book, The Promised Land, dropped on Tuesday, and there’s a lot to pour over.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Barack Obama, Donald Trump

Joe Biden just announced his NASA transition team. Here's what space policy might look like under the new administration.

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 10, 2020. ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden named the members of his NASA transition team on Tuesday. Ellen Stofan, a former NASA chief scientist, will chair the team, which also includes an astrophysicist and a climate researcher. Biden will likely push back the timeline of NASA's Artemis moon mission, extend funding for the International Space Station, and direct more resources ba...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Politics, Texas, Science, Obama, Congress, Climate Change, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Nasa, Earth, Policy

No, President Trump: Wind turbines aren't killing 'all the birds.' Cats are.

A British Black Silver Tabby adult male cat is judged at the 42nd "Supreme Cat Show" in Birmingham, England on October 27, 2018. Oli Scarff/Getty Images During Thursday's presidential debate, Donald Trump claimed that wind turbines kill "all the birds." Wind turbines kill about 234,000 birds a year, whereas cats kill 2.4 billion. North America may have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a quarter of its total bird population, since 1970. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Cats, California, Environment, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Analysis, United States, North America, Donald Trump, Trump, Wind Turbines

Why Republicans haven't passed a new COVID-19 stimulus bill — putting them at odds with Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves his office and walks to the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol on September 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Republican-led Senate has not passed a new coronavirus relief bill since April 21. While additional spending remained on the back burner over the summer, the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg saw the GOP spring into action to confirm a replacement and tilt the ideological balance of the Supreme Court before Election Day...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Economy, Analysis

'I'm essentially very clean': Trump was cagey about his health in a rambling Fox Business interview

President Donald Trump made a lengthy call-in interview to the Fox Business Network on Thursday. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Trump's interview on the Fox Business Network Thursday morning went off the rails after he said he would not participate in the next debate if it's held remotely. Trump went on a variety of tangents, from appearing to blame the parents of fallen soldiers for giving him the coronavirus to ranting about Hillary Clinton's emails. The president was also obfu...
Tags: Politics, Isis, Science, News, Supreme Court, California, Osama Bin Laden, Senate, White House, China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton

Trump thanks a woman for saying she'd 'wade though a sea of COVID infested water' to vote for him

President Donald Trump. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted a post from a woman who wrote that she "would wade through a sea of COVID infested water to vote" for him. "Thank you Heather!" Trump responded during a Twitter storm. He also shared other tweets from Heather's account, which attacked Hillary Clinton and the Obamas. Trump was hospitalized on Friday for COVID-19 treatment. He has since been released and is now trying to direct people's attention ...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, News, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, Trump, Heather, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 2020 Election, Obamas Trump, Sean Conley

Brazil loses second health minister – as it happened

Russia records highest daily fatalities; German football gets back under way; French child dies of Kawasaki disease. Follow the latest updatesUS House narrowly approves $3 trillion Covid-19 response billTrump unveils ‘warp-speed’ effort to create vaccine by year’s endBrazil loses second health minister in less than a monthAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.38am BST This live blog is now closed – the new one is here where you can join Rebecca Ratcliffe for c...
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Obama Finally Seems to Get the Climate Crisis—Now Biden Needs to Do the Same

When Barack Obama became president in 2008, he knew much work lay ahead. In his acceptance speech, he talked about a “planet in peril.” Before entering the White House, Obama offered a message to the Global Climate Summit where he promised “a new chapter in America’s leadership in climate change.” Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Climate Policy, 2020 Election

Trump Admin Set to Announce Bullshit Plan to Build Dirtier Cars That Cost More to Drive

Donald Trump’s administration is set to gut Barack Obama-era fuel efficiency standards on Tuesday, the New York Times reported, in a huge middle finger to anyone who cares about the environment and likely the White House’s biggest backtrack in federal climate policy.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, White House, Environment, Cars, Barack Obama, Automotive, Pollution, Fossil Fuels, New York Times, Automobiles, Donald Trump, Dirtier Cars That Cost More To Drive, Trump Admin Set

Is this the twilight of American culture?

The current pandemic is exposing deep-seated flaws in our health care and economic systems.Reinhold Niebuhr's 1952 book, The Irony of American History, claims our cultural arrogance works against us. Morris Berman's 2000 book, The Twilight of American Culture, focuses on America's social and economic collapse. A minority of public figures are currently pushing an agenda to "open" America for business as soon as possible. Though few in number, they have a relatively large soapbox, making their ...
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Obama's 2008 election improved mental health of black men, research shows

Barack Obama's election to the nation's highest office in 2008 improved the mental health of black men, according to new research from Rice University.
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Here's What People Thought of YouTube When It First Launched in the Mid-2000s

When YouTube first launched 15 years ago, a lot of people weren’t sure what to make of it. Anyone can upload a video to this service? Why do I want to hear what some obnoxious teenager has to say from their bedroom?Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Barack Obama, Snl, Ashton Kutcher, Flickr, Internet History, 2008 Presidential Election, Angelfire, Lazy Sunday, Imbd, Web 20

November linkfest

The wildfires have barely been extinguished here in California, but it’s already word-of-the-year season across the pond, where three prominent dictionaries chose words or phrases with a common theme: climate change, or preventing it. Cambridge Dictionary went first, with upcycling: “the activity of making new furniture, objects, etc. out of old or used things or waste material.” Collins Dictionary chose climate strike: “a protest demanding action on climate change.” And Oxford Dictionaries pic...
Tags: Books, Science, Design, Film, Australia, California, Disney, America, Barack Obama, Cannabis, Atlantic, Grammar, Middle East, Arizona, Linguistics, New Zealand

Obama talks climate change, inequality at green conference

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that addressing global economic inequality is key to fighting climate change. Obama was a keynote speaker at the sustainable building conference Greenbuild in downtown Atlanta, where he participated in a question and answer session with Mahesh Ramanujam, the president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building […]
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US formally notifies UN of withdrawal from Paris climate accord

The United States on Monday formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, making the world's largest economy the sole outlier from the agreement. President Donald Trump went ahead with the pullout despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change, with September the fourth month in the row with near- or record-breaking temperatures. With the notification, the United States will be out of the agreement negotiated by Trump's...
Tags: Science, US, Barack Obama, United States, Paris, United Nations, Un, Donald Trump, Trump

Bipartisan Report Says Trump's Abuse Has Pushed Federal Science to a 'Crisis'

WASHINGTON -- In a single month in 2017, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency blocked scientists from speaking at a climate change conference, its Interior Department forwarded a policy letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection only after deleting concerns from biologists about a border wall's effects on wildlife, and the FBI issued a crime report that omitted dozens of tables of data on homicides and arrests.That October was fairly typical for the Trump administ...
Tags: Science, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, Alabama, Barack Obama, Nasa, Fbi, New York Times, New Jersey, Epa, State Department, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency

No negotiations with U.S., says Iran's Supreme Leader

Washington withdrew last year from an international nuclear deal signed with Tehran in 2015, and it is ratcheting up sanctions in efforts to shut down Iran's economy by ending its international sales of crude oil. U.S. President Donald Trump condemned the accord, signed by his predecessor Barack Obama, as flawed for not being permanent and for not covering Iran’s ballistic missile program and role in conflicts around the Middle East. Trump said on Monday he was hopeful Iran would come to negot...
Tags: Science, Washington, America, Barack Obama, Iran, Middle East, Tehran, Donald Trump, Trump, Khamenei

Iran's Supreme Leader says Tehran will not negotiate with U.S.

Iran will not negotiate with the United States over its nuclear and missile programs, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after President Hassan Rouhani signaled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions were lifted. Washington withdrew last year from an international nuclear deal signed with Tehran in 2015, and it is ratcheting up sanctions in efforts to shut down Iran's economy by ending its international sales of crude oil. U.S. President Donald Trump condemn...
Tags: Science, Washington, Barack Obama, Iran, United States, Hassan Rouhani, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Tehran, Donald Trump, U S

U.S. House Passes First Climate Bill in Nearly a Decade

Approved by a 231-190 vote, H.R. 9 has little chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate and has provoked a veto threat from the White House. The measure, which would bar the Trump administration from using any taxpayer funds to withdraw from the Paris climate accord signed by then-President Barack Obama in 2015, represents an attempt by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders to unify Democrats on a global warming response, an issue that has strife within the party over how to res...
Tags: Science, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, House, Paris, Nancy Pelosi, Trump

House Passes First Climate Bill in Nearly a Decade

Approved by a 231-190 vote, H.R. 9 has little chance of passing the Republican-controlled Senate and has provoked a veto threat from the White House. The measure, which would bar the Trump administration from using any taxpayer funds to withdraw from the Paris climate accord signed by then-President Barack Obama in 2015, represents an attempt by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders to unify Democrats on a global warming response, an issue that has strife within the party over how to res...
Tags: Science, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, House, Paris, Nancy Pelosi, Trump

Judge Hands Trump Another Setback, This Time on Coal Leases on Federal Land

Donald Trump and his administration have lost in court about 40 times since they began reversing former President Barack Obama’s environmental policies, according to The New York Times. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Barack Obama, Coal, Courts, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, New York Times Read, Ryan Zinke, Coal Industry, David Bernhardt

Julian Assange Dragged Out of Ecuadorian Embassy and Arrested by British Police

Julian Assange has been arrested by police in London after almost seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy. The WikiLeaks founder was dragged out of the embassy at approximately 10:35 am local time, 5:35 am ET.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, President Obama, Russia, Barack Obama, Breaking News, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Chelsea Manning, British Police, Westminster Magistrates Court, RT, Ecuadorian Embassy, President Trump, Lenín Moreno

Fiscally-conservative Democrats have declared war on the Green New Deal

The so-called Blue Dog Coalition of centrist Democrats want to prohibit federal deficit – and kill the Green New Deal ‘There’s nothing inherently dangerous about a growing deficit.’ Photograph: J David Ake/AP Utah representative Ben McAdams, a Democrat, warned ominously this week that a “day of reckoning is coming.” It’s the kind of sober language typically used to describe a climate crisis which – if we continue on with business as usual – could end human civilization as we know it. McAdams,...
Tags: Utah, Science, Greece, US, America, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, House, Social Security, Medicare, Republican Party, Deseret News, McAdams, Franklin D Roosevelt, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Ben McAdams

U.S. aid helped Guatemalan farmers stay rooted to their lands

"If there were more opportunities for work here, there would be no need to go to the United States."     For decades, hundreds of programs throughout Central America have worked to slow the steady outflow of men - and increasingly, children and entire families - through efforts such as assisting farmers, educating teens, improving police and strengthening governance.     While these programs have not stopped the overall rise of migration, proponents of international aid say the situation would...
Tags: Science, Barack Obama, United States, Guatemala, Central America, Trump, Sebastian Charchalac

Climate change group scrapped by Trump reassembles to issue warning

Panel was disbanded after a Trump official voiced concerns that it did not have enough members ‘from industry’ A whirlwind of embers as a wildfire approaches homes in Montecito, California. Photograph: David McNew/Getty ImagesA US government climate change advisory group scrapped by Donald Trump has reassembled independently to call for better adaptation to the floods, wildfires and other threats that increasingly loom over American communities.The Trump administration disbanded the 15-person ...
Tags: New York, Science, New York City, US, Barack Obama, United States, Columbia University, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Trump, Moss, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Advisory Committee, David McNew Getty, Richard Moss, National Climate Assessment

Climate change panel disbanded by Trump defies president to issue urgent guidance on flooding and wildfire threats

A group devoted to helping the US tackle climate change has released its first report since being officially disbanded by Donald Trump two years ago.The Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment was set up as a panel of experts to prepare the nation for a future of rising sea levels and wildfires.It was first appointed by former president Barack Obama to assist communities who wanted to adapt to the changing climate.But Mr Trump – who has repeatedly expressed doubt...
Tags: New York, Science, California, New York City, US, Barack Obama, Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Trump, Moss, Richard Moss, Columbia University New York State, American Meteorological Society the committee, Science to Climate Action Network, Daniel Zarrilli

Democrats mock Trump over healthcare delay, prepare for 2020 battle

Trump in recent days had pledged to use court action to end Obamacare, the signature law of his Democratic predecessor President Barack Obama, and said his Republican Party would over the next few months push for a better healthcare plan at lower cost for most Americans. In a series of late-night posts on Twitter on Monday Trump did just that, saying there would be no vote on any healthcare legislation until after next year's election. Democrats gleefully jumped on the delay, saying it showed ...
Tags: Science, Barack Obama, Republican Party, Trump, Twitter on Monday Trump

Trump's Favorite Pseudo-Shrink Says Emissions Are Good for the Environment

Photo Illustration The Daily Beast/GettyDonald Trump’s favorite pseudo-shrink claimed he was mentally fit without a psychology degree.Now Gina Loudon is arguing carbon dioxide emissions are actually good for the environment—a statement that flies in the face of decades of climate science. “The cars we have rented in Cali all shut off when you stop. This is the stupidest, most enviro-whacked thing I have ever seen,” Loudon tweeted Tuesday morning. “Does Cali require this? I have never seen this b...
Tags: Science, Barack Obama, Epa, Princeton, Department Of Energy, Trump, Reich, Nature Communications, Loudon, Greenwald, Gina Loudon, Andlinger Center for Energy, GettyDonald Trump, American Auto Association, Judi Greenwald, The Daily Beast Greenwald

Democrats welcome fight as Trump tees up 2020 healthcare battle

Democrats on Tuesday embraced U.S. President Donald Trump's call to revive a fight over healthcare coverage, ensuring the issue will dominate the 2020 presidential election and Trump's bid for a second term in office. Trump last week stepped up his assault on Democratic predecessor President Barack Obama's signature 2010 healthcare law by directing the Justice Department to oppose it in court and promising an unspecified Republican alternative. In a series of late-night posts on Twitter on Mon...
Tags: Science, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump

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