Category Archives: Global Warming

“Metro Is A Public Service — Its Leaders Need To Run It Like One”

So says Greater Greater Washington, in pushing for riders (and others) to sign a petition echoing many of the themes I’ve written about D.C.’s public transportation system (boldface mine): Several members of Metro’s Board of Directors appear to have given … Continue reading

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The Invisible Light Bulb Vigilantes Are Being Routed

For a long time, a subset of Republicans have been incensed by the prospect of energy-efficient light bulbs. This became a signature issue for rightwing crank and former congresswoman Michele Bachmann: Rightwing wackaloon and Minnesota Congresswoman and possible presidential candidate … Continue reading

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Conservative Sweeps And Global Warming

And why I am very cautiously optimistic about the 2018 midterm elections. By way of Naked Capitalism, we come across these two figures from a survey of public attitudes towards global warming and the role of human activity in global … Continue reading

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Remembering Why The Office Of Technology Assessment Was Eliminated

By Republicans, of course. Recent events, such as the Facebook hearing on Capitol Hill, have made it clear that we are governed by those who do not understand technology very well, to put it charitably (boldface mine): A quartet of … Continue reading

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Amazing What Not Having To Run In A Republican Primary Will Do For One’s ‘Evolution’

New NASA chief and former Republican congressman Jim Bridenstine has had a change of mind (boldface mine): NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who previously questioned whether humans are primarily responsible for climate change, left no doubt Wednesday that his position has … Continue reading

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Amidst Of All Il Trumpe’s Insanity, Keep An Eye On EPA’s Pruitt

Because EPA chief Scott Pruitt is likely to do something like this (boldface mine): John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, has killed an effort by the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to stage public debates challenging … Continue reading

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The War On Science (and -ists): The Department Of Interior Edition

Because you can’t have Science without scientists. Or, if you prefer, why civil service protections matter (boldface mine): I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a … Continue reading

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