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Take a tour of 11 White House Christmas trees

Over the years, myriad styles have been used to decorate the tree that annually graces the Blue Room of the White House, the official White House Christmas tree. Historians aren’t exactly clear when the first tree was put up in…

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ACTIVISM: Kerry, Schwarzenegger declare World War Zero on climate

Former Secretary of State John Kerry is launching a major effort to spur people around the world to take action on climate change, joined by dozens of big names like actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Catastrophic fires in Australia raise concerns about the future of koalas

Corduroy Paul is one of the lucky ones. The young male koala, pictured above, was found dehydrated and injured this month after a bushfire engulfed his habitat in eastern Australia. Hoping he could still be saved, rescuers took him to…

Portents of continental-scale fires as the Earth warms

Andrew Glikson Earth and climate scientist Australian National University 15.11.2019 The effects of encroaching deserts and of fire storms on terrestrial forests originally developed under moderate conditions distinct from those emerging under rapid global warming and extreme weather events may…

Why Everything They Say About California Fires Is Wrong

In 2018, a fire ripped through the town of Paradise, California, killing 85 people. It was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. Liabilities from wildfires started by its powerlines bankrupted Pacific Gas & Electric, which cut…

A Sleaze Storm Spewing From Tom Steyer’s Clean, Green Campaign

Greenie billionaire Tom Steyer, who inexplicably got himself a perch on the last Democratic debate podium despite no real support, has been involved in a rapid-fire series of sleaze scandals. His latest is open bribery, even if, as the Associated…

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ELECTIONS: GOP loss in Ky. doesn’t mean coal country is quitting Trump

Coal country helped propel Donald Trump to a 30-point win in Kentucky three years ago. On Tuesday, it couldn’t save Gov. Matt Bevin (R), who lost his bid for reelection to Andy Beshear, the Democratic attorney general.

New Zealand zero carbon Bill shows bipartisan leadership

Historic moment for New Zealand as the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern calls near unanimous support for a Zero Carbon bill as acting on the biggest challenge of our time. “I continue to stand by the statement that #ClimateChange…

New Climate Models: Even More Wrong

The IPCC AR5 Report included this diagram, showing that climate models exaggerate recent warming: If you want to find it, it’s figure 11.25, also repeated in the Technical Summary as figure TS-14. The issue is also discussed in box TS3:…