Author: Greg Harman

Analysis, Reporting

Climate Deniers are Not Little Galileos. Here’s Why.

The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: How is it measured and what it means. Ray Weymann/Central Coast Climate Science It is frequently said that “97 percent of climate scientists agree that the climate is changing, due mostly to human activities,” or words to that effect. I recently received email from […]

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Game Over? Nobel Laureates Decry Climate Denial Agenda

Tabulating the amount of carbon stored in the Canadian tar sands, retired NASA climate scientist James Hansen said the burning of that tarry storehouse while continuing a business-as-usual petroleum-powered agenda would mean “game over” for planet earth. A coalition of climate activists, concerned Midwestern growers, and Native peoples beat back […]

Analysis

These Quotes Will Inspire You in Your Fight Against Fascism

EDITOR’S NOTE: Here’s a collection of quotes about fascism we reposted at some point in the dreadful abyss between the 2016 election and President Low Turnout’s inauguration. Out of everything we’ve ever posted to Deceleration, this post has consistently been top of the most-viewed-posts ticker, to our mild surprise. That […]

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Peace March Bound for Aleppo Crossing Through Germany

From Waging Nonviolence: In the wake of untold civilian casualties in Syria, thousands have pledged their support for what’s being called the Civil March for Aleppo. The initiative, which began in Berlin on Dec. 26, will see hundreds of marchers re-trace the 2,100-mile path between Syria and Germany that many […]

Analysis

The White Nationalist Who Came to Dinner

He was groomed from childhood to one day be a key leader in the white nationalist movement. Then, after being outed at his liberal arts college as a racist streaming-radio personality and son of a one-time KKK Grand Wizard, students were left debating how they should respond. Most were not […]

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Bamboozled: A cure for Trump’s snake oil

Smooth-talking con artists are familiar figures in American folklore. The well-dressed hustler arrives in an unsuspecting town. He pitches some miracle cure or get-rich-quick scheme, door-to-door or from atop a soapbox. Then before his customers realize they’ve been duped, he steals away in search of his next mark. It’s a […]

Analysis

{FAKE NEWS} Doctor Breaks Silence on Trump’s Brain Infection {FAKE NEWS}

Link to rumored venereal disease could make condition untreatable! Donald Trump’s contentious ride to the White House is all but over, but the debate over his medical fitness for office may be just beginning. On Monday, hundreds of members of the Electoral College in states across the country made official […]

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Where Will the (New) Border Walls Go?

The last round of border wall construction passed through Texas nearly a decade ago following the 2006 Secure Fence Act, with steel barriers being cut through nature preserves and private property (but avoiding golf courses and wealthy Bush familiars) I was reminded of the incredible people I met the last […]

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Corpus Christi’s Water Ban Linked to Valero Contamination

More than 300,000 residents to avoid all contact with city water. Corpus Christi officials have identified a chemical that is suspected to have leaked into the Texan city’s tap water on Wednesday night. The contaminant, they say, is Indulin AA-86, an asphalt emulsifier which can burn human skin in concentrated […]

Reporting

Earth to Trump: Americans Still Want Climate Action

The incoming Trump administration may be packed to the gills with those who deny the fact or relevance of climate change—with Trump himself repeatedly tweeting that global warming is a “hoax”—but the majority of Americans across the political spectrum still want the government and the private sector to take action […]

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New DOE spill response: “Oops!”

Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, two-time presidential candidate, and one-time Dancing With the Stars contestant, is reportedly President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Department of Energy — an agency that in 2012 he forgot existed before vowing to dismantle it. Perry was governor of Texas from 2000 to […]

Analysis, Reporting

How Standing Rock Stole My Despair

And what the indigenous resistance in North Dakota means for Texas and a world wrapped in pipelines. At the Oceti Sakowin Camp, just outside the Standing Rock Native American Reservation in North Dakota, the sun seems to rise in the west. Thanks to the north’s low-slung winter sun, there’s never […]