Ron Johnson’s Approval Rating at 28%

The latest Marquette Poll shows that Ron Johnson’s approval rating is at a meager 28%. Johnson rode into office on a wave of anti-incumbent, anti-progress Tea Party voters in 2010. He defeated three-term Senator and progressive icon Russ Feingold in a stunning upset. Although Johnson was leading in the polls, many progressives and media figures [...]

Reading List for November 6, 2013

I promise not to do this too often, but from time to time, I want to share with you some articles I found to be informative, interesting, and relevant to being an educated citizen of today. I draw articles from many of the sources I read on a regular basis, and I believe you’ll enjoy [...]

Updated: An Open Letter to John Boehner

This is a letter that has been sent to Speaker John Boehner’s office, concerning the extremely light schedule that he and the Republican leadership have arranged for the remainder of the year. Should anyone share my thoughts, I ask you to please contact the Speaker, as well as your personal representatives, by sending them this [...]

An Open Letter to John Boehner

This is a letter that has been sent to Speaker John Boehner’s office, concerning the extremely light schedule that he and the Republican leadership have arranged for the remainder of the year. Should anyone share my thoughts, I ask you to please contact the Speaker, as well as your personal representatives, by sending them this [...]

Climate Change Expectations: a few random things to talk about

Overpopulation

…In 1900, there were just 1.65 billion of us; now, there are 7.2 billion. That’s more than two doublings, and the next billion-human increase is expected to occur over the short space of just 12 years.

 

 

Killer Hornets

The population of Asian giant hornets (vespa mandarinia), as [...]

IPCC Climate Change Report Released

 

As good a primer on the IPCC and its report as any I suppose. I’m not familiar with Wunderground, but it has devised a good summary. View it here.

UN Climate Panel Endorses Ceiling on Global Emissions – New York Times

STOCKHOLM — The world’s top climate scientists on Friday formally embraced an upper [...]

Climate and Citizenry: Caught Between Denial and “Innovation”

Concurrent with the UN Assembly debates in New York is the Clean Revolution global summit meeting, fashionably dubbed Climate Week, NYC. Heading into both events corporate media giant Bloomberg published this piece:

Climate Report Puts Doubt to Rest, World Bank President Says

A little unpacking:

A draft working group report of the Intergovernmental Panel on [...]

UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2013

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Press Release

The UNCTAD report is quite lengthy, but for those interested in agricultural policy and economics, peruse the contents to find an area of interest. The individual lead articles and subsequent commentaries aren’t as formidable as the document in its entirety.

Press Release Highlights:

The Trade and [...]

Naomi Klein on Deep Democracy & Social Unionism – Essential for the Earth

Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein gave an amazing speech this week at the founding convention for the Canadian mega union Unifor. The entire speech can be found here. It isn’t a lengthy speech, and well worth the read for her message resonates as clearly in America or Wisconsin as in Canada. Below are a few [...]

The Ostrich Caucus

So, we have overwhelming scientific consensus that recent global warming is anthropogenic, i.e. human caused. And what’s the reaction from some of Wisconsin’s prominent conservative politicians?

Enter the Ostrich Caucus. While sticking their heads in the sand on climate change, 14 Wisconsin conservatives simultaneously signed the Koch brothers backed ” No Climate Tax Pledge “, [...]

Blogging Blue’s “14 in ’14″

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