FROM Katharine Hayhoe
Just don't call it 'climate change' Donald Trump's election has been a profound shock to scientists, environmentalists and the clean-energy industry. He's promised to pull out of the Paris Agreement, rescind the Obama Clean Power Plan, get rid of EPA regulations and bring back coal. That's despite indisputable evidence that humanity’s warming the Earth to the point that ours in only one of the species headed for certain extinction. We hear there is hope — from technology — and from talking morality to Christian evangelicals and economic to doubting Republicans.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.