Snow Days were Hell Weeks for America’s Working Poor

Among the many alarming effects of climate change, one receives far less attention than it deserves: its economic effect on the working poor. Most discussions of climate change acknowledge its disproportionate effect on poor communities in developing countries, primarily due to the risk of famine, displacement and disease from rising sea levels, and increases in the severity and frequency of … Continued

Florida Employee: Punished For Using The Phrase ‘Climate Change’

In a complaint against the state, worker says he was accused of violating policy and instructed to get a mental health evaluation after mentioning climate change. An employee of Florida’s environmental protection department was forced to take a leave of absence and seek a mental health evaluation for violating governor Rick Scott’s unwritten ban on … Continued

NASA Administrator Gives Ted Cruz A Lesson In How Science Works

Sen. Ted Cruz thinks NASA should spend less time studying the planet and more time finding ways to go out into space. Cruz (R-TX), who is chair of the Senate Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee, addressed his concerns at a hearing Thursday on the $18.5 billion budget request for NASA’s fiscal year 2016. There, he … Continued

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