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Climate hero or #metoo heel?

By Mark A. Bonta / January 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

George Luber, a prominent climate scientist who works for the federal government, claims the Trump administration is out to get him.  He’s a leading figure in efforts to show how climate change is linked to human health.  But former co-workers have a different explanation: Luber is, they claim, a horrible, sexist boss.  According to a […]

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Big Oil is still spending big dollars on climate-change denial

By Mark A. Bonta / December 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Big Oil is still spending big dollars on climate-change denial

Over $1 billion since Paris. This is the amount that the world’s top five public oil corporations have spent of their shareholders’ money to sway public opinion on climate change following the Paris Climate Accords in 2016. The basic idea is to kill carbon taxes, support more drilling, advocate for looser restrictions on emissions — but all the while appearing to […]

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Soon it will be hot enough to move to Duluth

By Mark A. Bonta / October 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Soon it will be hot enough to move to Duluth

On the shores of Lake Superior, the northern Minnesota city of Duluth is too cold to ever fulfill its dream of growing to the size of Chicago. But that was before climate change. According to a Harvard study, Duluth is one of a handful of northern American cities — Buffalo, New York, is another — […]

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Nigeria’s $23 billion Lake Chad ambition

By Heather Bourbeau / November 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Nigeria’s $23 billion Lake Chad ambition

Earlier this month, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari reiterated his campaign to revive Lake Chad and expanded his push to enlist European and North American countries in the project. Lake Chad supports nearly 30 million people who live in Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria. As previously reported in The Daylighter, the lake has lost 90 percent of its original surface […]

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