Koch Brother’s Advocacy Groups Projected to Spend Nearly $1 Billion in Next Election

Koch Back Network Aims to Spend Nearly $1 Billion in 2016

The above article is a Huffington Post about how political advocacy groups connected to the Koch brothers are projected to spend nearly a billion dollars on the 2016 election.  If you wonder how we can have a Senate where almost 50% of Senators believe that human behavior does not contribute to climate change, among other senseless beliefs, look no further.  It is fucking troubling…

Anti-Science Know Nothing America Helping Doom World

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Senators Don’t Believe Human Caused Climate Change

Fourteen of the fifteen hottest years on record have occurred since the year 2000, yet we now have a Senate in which 49 of its members are unwilling to tie climate change to human behavior, despite overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary.  If this were a movie no one would believe it, unless it was a comedy.  We are a laughing stock to most of the intelligent world, yet so many of our citizens bury their heads in the sand.  (This bunch was just elected and reelected.)  Anyone that has young children or is thinking of having them should be weeping openly in public. If we don’t act soon, we are willingly bequeathing future generations a world that will resemble a flaming ball of shit.  If I sound angry, I am.  This idiocracy is the result of greed and laziness and people that can’t be bothered with anything that isn’t in their narrow little field of view.  We let the 1% buy so many of our elections.  We sit idly by as the rich destroy education and turn our people into a nation of retarded couch potatoes.  These powerful few are making monkeys out of us and no one cares.  If no one was going to procreate again, I could say we had it coming.  However, people that are babies now, or those that have not been born, are innocent of these ridiculous crimes.  And yes, what we are doing is a crime.  We are harming other people and future generations just so we can drive big cars around town while fueling destruction and our own egos.  In a democracy the many have power over the few, but in order for that to be so the many need to pay attention and actually try to figure out what is really going on.  If they don’t soon it is game over…

The Anti-Science Congress

Congress to Add 56 Climate Skeptics

This article from Think Progress is about how the new Congress will add 56 people that either deny climate change or question the science behind it.  This is when 97% of scientists have reached agreement on this topic.  This is after a year that globally is possibly the warmest year in recorded history.  Did we really just elect a bunch of people that deny overwhelming scientific evidence?   Is the earth flat?  Does the sun revolve around the earth?  Are we still in the Middle Ages?   Maybe these congressional wizards can bring new light to these questions as well…

Pope Francis to Ask World to Act On Climate Change

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The Pope Edict On Climate Change

There is some good news on the climate change front this week.  Apparently Pope Francis is taking this threat to our civilization seriously.  He plans on making a strong statement on this issue in 2015.  The article above contains a a quote by Pope Francis that also concerns this issue:

“An economic system centred on the god of money needs to plunder nature to sustain the frenetic rhythm of consumption that is inherent to it.

“The system continues unchanged, since what dominates are the dynamics of an economy and a finance that are lacking in ethics. It is no longer man who commands, but money. Cash commands.

“The monopolising of lands, deforestation, the appropriation of water, inadequate agro-toxics are some of the evils that tear man from the land of his birth. Climate change, the loss of biodiversity and deforestation are already showing their devastating effects in the great cataclysms we witness,” he said.

What is especially great is that he really seems to get it.  This issue, and one of the reasons large corporations are trying to stall us dong anything about it, is tied up with economics.  The Pope also sees this issue as a moral one, which it is.  I can’t help but like this guy…

Restored Forests Breathe Life Into Efforts Against Climate Change

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Restored Forests Breathe Life Into Efforts Against Climate Change

A rare bit of good news on the climate change front.  If we practice conservation with regards to the world’s forests, this can actually help prevent the worst effects of climate change.  The above New York Times article explains this is detail in regards to some of the positive steps that countries have been taking.

The Secret Deal to Save the Planet

The Secret Deal to Save the Planet

The above link is to an interesting article over at Rolling Stone about the deal that Obama made with China over climate change.  Rolling Stone’s music coverage is pretty terrible, but they have pretty great investigative political reporting.  I kind of look at what they do as being like a Trojan horse.  They put out a magazine that is mostly meaningless pop drivel on the outside, but inside they actually have some articles that are trying to make people think.  I can’t really get too mad at them as long as they keep people like Matt Taibbi and others employed.