Grist Fundraises on Trump Scorn

Grist Fundraises on Trump  Scorn, Hyperbole By Aly Nielsen To some, Trump’s election was just another day in the democratic process. But to others, it would be environmental catastrophe. In early December, the Grist website ran a pop-up fundraising ad fantasizing about the day its readers would celebrate overcoming the “destructive environmental policies of a Trump presidency.” The ad redirected readers to Grist’s donate page and encouraged them to “become a sustaining supporter of independent environmental journalism.” Grist’s so called...

Climate Blogs Panic After Election

Liberal Climate Blogs Panic After Trump Election By Aly Nielsen Donald Trump’s presidential victory terrified liberal climate activists who fear he will threaten their precious Paris climate agreement. DeSmog Blog responded to the election results with at least three blog posts, lamenting “Planet Earth Is The Real Loser Of The US Elections,” claiming that Trump’s win is a victory for “Climate Science Deniers,” and hoping that “Trump’s Inconsistency” will cause him to abandon his “climate denial.” InsideClimate News, the group...

Pipeline Tampering Is ‘Civil Disobedience,’ Not Crime to Democracy Now!

By Julia A. Seymour A group calling itself Climate Direct Action simultaneously tampered with oil pipelines in four states Oct. 11, claiming it was necessary to stop all tar sands oil flowing into the U.S. because of the climate “emergency.” At least 10 people were arrested in connection with the dangerous pipeline interference. Climate Direct Action also claimed their actions were done in “solidarity” with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The White House took the tampering seriously. According to The...
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