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Viewing Trump’s Extreme Climate Denial From a Small Island Nation in Peril

Published on Truthout, 20 February 2017.

Global temperatures rose 0.4°C in the last three years and the impacts are evident on the small island nation of Palau in the Western Pacific. As vehement climate deniers took over the US government, the “Doomsday Clock” moved the closest it’s been to midnight since the height of the Cold War.

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Learning to See in the Dark Amid Catastrophe: An Interview With Deep Ecologist Joanna Macy

Published on Truthout, 13 February 2017.

Systems theorist, Buddhist, deep ecologist, author, teacher and speaker Joanna Macy discusses the necessity of seeing and feeling the reality of everything that is happening today, difficult as that may be, in order to awaken our hearts and build toward a life-sustaining civilization.

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Republicans Introduce Bill to “Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency”

Published on Truthout, 6 February 2017.

On February 3, Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced a bill titled “To Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency” (EPA).

This is a sign of how a majority-Republican House of Representatives now emboldened by a fiercely anti-environmental Donald Trump presidency is acting rapidly to dismantle as much environmental regulation as possible. The bill is co-sponsored by three other Republican representatives: Rep. Massie Thomas of Kentucky, Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi and Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia.

Make the EPA Great Again

Ironically, the bill to abolish the EPA is part of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s plan to “Make the EPA Great Again.”

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