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Trump's 100-days promises: A long way to go on most of them 25.4.2017 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sure enough, the big trans-Pacific trade deal is toast, climate change action is on the ropes and various regulations from the Obama era have been scrapped. It's also a safe bet President Donald Trump hasn't raced a bicycle since Jan. 20, keeping that vow....
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Unpredictability and other intangibles define Trump’s presidency so far 25.4.2017 Washington Post
Unpredictability and other intangibles define Trump’s presidency so far
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What if hundreds of thousands of people marched for scientific truth—and the media yawned? 24.4.2017 Daily Kos
If you watched the round of Sunday talk shows, it was easy to miss the fact that hundreds of thousands marched across the country and around the world this weekend in defense of science, reason, logic, and the value of facts . In hundreds of "March for Science" events from Boston to Sydney, Australia, engineers, researchers and teachers took a break from the lab to apply their ingenuity to colorful protest placards. … While the events were non-partisan according to organizers, many marchers were in effect protesting Trump's proposal to sharply cut federal science and research budgets and his administration's skepticism about climate change and the need to slow global warming. The marches were large, colorful, and important. They were also also both peaceful and accompanied by thoughtful speeches, both of which are things the media hates .  Most of the Sunday news shows failed to cover the worldwide March for Science protests, an international demonstration partly meant to draw attention to President ...
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At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more 24.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Global warming’s milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds. With less chilly winters, Americans will be more likely to get outdoors, increasing their physical activity by as much as 2.5 percent by the end of the century, according to a new study in Monday’s edition of the journal Nature Human Behaviour . Places like North Dakota, Minnesota and Maine are likely to see the most dramatic incre...
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In Chicago, Obama tells young leaders that 'special interests dominate the debates in Washington' 24.4.2017 Washington Post: Politics
On Monday, in his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January, the former president told young leaders that he had failed to realize his "aspirational" goal of uniting Americans in red and blue states.
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At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more 24.4.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Places like North Dakota, Minnesota and Maine are likely to see the most dramatic increases in physical activity, usually the result of more walking. A rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.
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At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more 24.4.2017 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds....
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Noam Chomsky: US Is the "Most Dangerous Country in the World" 24.4.2017 Truthout.com
The US is literally alone in the world in refusing to join in efforts to do something about saving the planet, says Noam Chomsky. Meanwhile on the domestic front -- under cover of the Trump/Spicer media extravaganzas -- the entire Republican Party under Ryan's leadership keeps chipping away at every government program that's of any use to anybody, except those benefitting the rich. World renouned intellectual Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Andrew Rusk ) Want to see more original stories like this? Make a tax-deductible donation to support the independent investigative reporting and analysis at Truthout! Nuclear proliferation and climate change are subjects of acute concern in the current moment, driven into an all-out state of emergency by the new Trump administration. In this exclusive interview for Truthout, world-renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses the media coverage of these two major issues, highlighting US tensions with Russia, Iran and North Korea, as well as discussing the recent US airstrike on ...
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Hundreds of Thousands Take to the Streets Worldwide for the Global March for Science 24.4.2017 Truthout.com

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of scientists and science supporters took to the streets around the world in a global March for Science on Earth Day. More than 600 marches and rallies took place, with one on every continent, including on Antarctica. Massive marches occurred from coast to coast in the United States, including at a massive rally in Washington, DC. Among those who took to the stage were Bill Nye, "The Science Guy"; Earth Day founder Denis Hayes; former EPA environmental justice official Mustafa Ali, who resigned after Trump took office; Sam Droege of the US Geological Survey; and James Balog, of the Extreme Ice Survey, which is documenting the rapid retreat of glaciers due to climate change.

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John Oliver Explains Why Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Aren't Going to Save the White House 24.4.2017 Mother Jones
On the latest Last Week Tonight, John Oliver challenged the popular belief that President Donald Trump's closest advisers, his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, are moderating forces in the White House. According to Oliver, Americans should be concerned, because despite the incredible level of power the couple wields within the administration, the two have little to no actual political experience. He began by specifically calling out Ivanka's history of publicly supporting progressive issues, such as paid maternity leave and climate change, while standing by her father, as his administration sets out to defund Planned Parenthood and limit the role of science and evidence-based policies in government. "The assumption that many of us have that she disagrees with him isn't actually based on much," Oliver said. Oliver then questioned what qualifications Kushner may or may not have to merit his increasingly stacked White House duties, which range from reforming veteran care to brokering ...
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Maher: Unlike Syria, US 'Gassing People' w CO2; GOPers Are 'Stupid' 24.4.2017 NewsBusters
On Friday's Real Time on HBO, far left comedian Bill Maher hyperbolically likened Syrian dictator Bashar Assad gassing people to death with chemical weapons to the United States "gassing them" "slower with CO2" as he fretted over global warming. He also mocked Republicans as "stupid" for not believing in global warming, and, as he interviewed author Hanna Rosin, he lambasted men as "whiny little ...
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Prof at The Nation: CO2 'A Far More Deadly Gas' in Syria Than Assad's Chemical Weapons 24.4.2017 NewsBusters
On the day after Earth Day's "March for Science," it seems appropriate to point to a column by University of Michigan History Professor Juan Cole in The Nation, a far-far-left publication considered a credible and authoritative go-to-source by the liberal intelligentsia. On April 18, Cole, echoing statements made during their final years by Barack Obama and his administration's officials with establishment press acquiescence, nonsensically claimed that Syria's biggest problem during the past decade has been ... carbon dioxide. ...
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The future of science in America 24.4.2017 Daily Kos
This Wednesday, I will hit the half-century mark. In my 50 years on this Earth, I have seen mankind walk on the moon. A computer that once was the size of a warehouse now fits in the palm of my hand. That computer that fits in the palm of my hand has more computing power than than all of the Apollo missions combined. Growing up, we were taught that there were nine planets in the entire universe. Today, we know that there are at least 1,500 within 50 light years of Earth . We have gone from wondering if we are alone in the universe to being on the cusp of discovering other life. It’s no longer a question of are we alone? Now it’s just a matter of time before we find alien life, or it finds us. We have SUV-sized rovers driving around on Mars. Think about that. We were just beginning to build cars and barely learning to fly at the beginning of the 20th century. Since then we have gone to the moon, and are driving remote-controlled cars on Mars. When I was a child one of the first rites of adulthood was ...
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Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate 23.4.2017 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg urged world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change and declared his intention to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions....
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Anti-Science Trump Administration Draws Thousands to the Streets Worldwide 23.4.2017 Truthout.com
A group of friends rallies with homemade felt hats of different animals that are at risk. (Photo: Zach Roberts) In response to the Trump administration sidelining science through appointments and executive actions, Earth Day Network joined with an international coalition of scientists to demonstrate on April 22 that "science serves all of us." However, organizers say protests in more than 600 cities are just the beginning of what is needed to resist the administration's attack on science. A group of friends rallies with homemade felt hats of different animals that are at risk. (Photo: Zach Roberts) Want to see more original stories like this? Make a tax-deductible donation to support the independent investigative reporting and analysis at Truthout! What started as a Twitter conversation on the #usofscience hashtag during the inauguration of President Trump morphed into an estimated 610 marches for science yesterday -- including at the North Pole and Antarctica . Supported by 170 partner organizations , ...
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Mike's Blog Round Up 23.4.2017 Crooks Liars
Alicublog : Jonah Goldberg protests too much. The Mahablog : Jonathan Chait and the Susan Sarandon hypothesis. Emptywheel : Thoughts on the NYT Comey blockbuster. TomDispatch : Climate change as genocide. Real Climate : Judy Curry’s attribution non-argument. This installment by Batocchio . E-mail tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT ...
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The effects of climate change will force millions to migrate. Here's what this means for human security. 23.4.2017 Washington Post
The effects of climate change will force millions to migrate. Here's what this means for human security.
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Signs of the time: March for science crowd calls for federal funding, denounces climate deniers 23.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
They said it in signs:   “America’s Dark Age — 2017-?” “Science is not a liberal conspiracy” “Beer, Coffee Wine, MTN Dew. Thanks Science!” “Girls Just Want to Do Science.” Thousands of sign-carrying Utahns turned out Saturday to join many thousands more around the world to march in support of science. They gathered here at City Creek Park on North Temple and walked up the hill to the State Capitol for even more sign waving, slogan chanting and speeches. Under attack from human-caused climate c... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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'Science is real,' marchers in nation's capital and worldwide declare 23.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Scientists and their supporters took to the streets of Washington and other cities around the country and the world Saturday, with many expressing worries about a diminishing role for fact-based research under the Trump administration.

Waving signs with slogans like “Science is Real” and “Ask for...

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Final thoughts from this reporter... 23.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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