Political Jeopardy! Disinformation Campaigns for $400

Union of Concerned Scientists

Disinformation campaigns are not random rumors that catch on by happenstance. They are coordinated, funded, and organized--and spring from an infamous memo published 50 years ago today. Science and Democracy corporate influence disinformation campaign disinformation playbook powell memo

IN: Arctic Experts and Scientists — OUT: Unqualified Political Operatives

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Biden administration has taken action to bring back science and expertise to its Arctic policy work. Climate Change Science and Democracy Arctic Priorities for the Biden Administration

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Top Political Scientists Release Dire Warning: Our Entire Democracy Is at Risk

Union of Concerned Scientists

Radical changes to core electoral procedures are transforming several states into political systems that no longer meet the minimum conditions for free and fair elections.

The role of felt responsibility in climate change political participation

Environmental News Bits

“The role of felt responsibility in climate change political participation.” felt responsibility’) as an antecedent to climate change-related political behaviors … Continue reading The role of felt responsibility in climate change political participation.

Democracy in Peril: Top Political Scientists Highlight What’s at Stake with Freedom to Vote Act

Union of Concerned Scientists

"To lose our democracy but preserve the filibuster in its current form.would be a short-sighted mistake of historic proportions.”. Science and Democracy

The Bar for Climate Ambition is Set by Science, Not Congressional Politics

Union of Concerned Scientists

Without the Clean Electricity Performance Program, it will be harder to meet the nation's climate targets, but it can be done. Climate Change Energy budget reconciliation CEPP Congress methane

HotSpots H2O: In Afghanistan, Political Upheaval Aggravates Drought-Fueled Famine

Circle of Blue

Drought, a financial crisis, and political collapse are accelerating the country’s decline into all-out famine. This summer’s political upheaval has kneecapped response efforts, pushing the country into famine. The political upheaval that followed—sparked by the U.S.

The Costs of Political Polarization and Gridlock

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Although some Republican officials have signaled a willingness to work on mitigation and adaptation policies, political promises to address climate change still largely come from only one party: the Democrats.

Delayed harm and the politics of climate change, reconsidered

Legal Planet

What are the political implications of the fact that climate change will continue after emissions cease, or even potentially grow worse? Does this mean that we don’t need to worry about political backlash? Those kinds of impacts could provoke real political backlash.

Managing the Political Economy of Climate Change Policies

IMFBlog

But even in the wake of massive public protests and an ambitious agenda since the 2015 Paris Agreement, governments are wary of the political costs of enacting climate mitigation policies. By Davide Furceri , Michael Ganslmeier, and Jonathan D. Ostry.

Richard Leakey's Legacy in Science, Conservation and Politics

Scientific American

The famed paleoanthropologist explored humankind’s origins and worked to safeguard a future for humans and wildlife alike, in Kenya and beyond. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Social Sciences Anthropology

The youth movement trying to revolutionize climate politics

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the New Yorker. Sunrise has already shifted the conventional wisdom about climate change. Now it wants to create a mass movement, combining street protest with policy negotiation, while there’s still time. Read more → Climate change

How geometry can help us understand everything from biology to politics

Physics World

The post How geometry can help us understand everything from biology to politics appeared first on Physics World. (Courtesy: Shutterstock/Olga Korneeva). Geometry – Greek for “measuring the world” – is one of the oldest branches of mathematics and concerns shapes and their properties.

We need to stop political spin from polluting public trust in science

New Scientist

Keeping science and politics socially distanced from each other is the best way to ensure government spin doesn’t damage trust in the former, says Fiona Fox

How COVID, Inequality and Politics Make a Vicious Syndemic

Scientific American

Overlapping diseases and social conditions in the U.S. continue to dictate who is hurt most badly by the novel coronavirus. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Health Public Health

Australia’s planned anti-trolling law may silence political critics

New Scientist

A law intended to tackle anonymous trolls on social media is unlikely to stop online bullying, but it could allow Australian government ministers to continue a trend of suing their critics

Our Environmental Crisis Requires Political Fixes, Not Technological Ones

Scientific American

Our current innovation policies aim to preserve the way we live now, rather than what would do the least damage. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Environment Climate Change

How to talk about climate change across the political divide

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the New Yorker. Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and evangelical Christian, has written a book that lays out strategies for discussing the climate crisis in a divided country. Read more → Books Climate change Communicating science

Confronting the Political Determinants of Gun Violence

Scientific American

Addressing health inequities in the U.S. requires social and historical context. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Health Social Sciences Diversity Policy Sociology

Navigating internal politics to ‘get it done’

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in GreenBiz. Show the value of ESG within the context of leadership’s biggest concern of the moment, or how it builds on their greatest success, and leadership will listen. Read more → Corporate sustainability

Chinese cultural exchange hall combines politics and nature

Inhabitant

aoe's new Sino-Italian Cultural Exchange Hall in Chengdu, China, has been built in a bamboo forest to the east of the existing Sino-Italian Cultural Exchange Center. It combined Daoist ideas of natural harmony and European design aesthetic

Personality Type, as well as Politics, Predicts Who Shares Fake News

Scientific American

Highly impulsive people who lean conservative are more likely to share false news stories. They have a desire to create chaos and won’t be deterred by fact-checkers. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Mind & Brain Behavior

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Senate Race In Pennsylvania Could Predict Republican Party’s Future -- The Economist: Pennsylvania’s Primaries Point To The Future Of American Politics -- WESA: Lots Of Jabs, But Few Policy Differences In First Full Debate Of Republican U.S.

On the Frustrations of Climate Politics

Legal Planet

But climate legislation is hard , even in more favorable political settings such as California. The effort to pass a California mandate foundered due to opposition from two directions, both centered on important Democratic political allies.

How COVID, Inequality and Politics Make a Vicious Syndemic

Scientific American

Overlapping diseases and social conditions in the U.S. continue to dictate who is hurt most badly by the novel coronavirus. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Health Public Health

Ontario Election 2022 Issue Guide: What will Ontario’s Provincial Political Parties Do to Cancel the Big Sprawl?

Enviromental Defense

In particular, Environmental Defence has asked all of the major political parties to commit to: . The post Ontario Election 2022 Issue Guide: What will Ontario’s Provincial Political Parties Do to Cancel the Big Sprawl?

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Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Capitol -- AP: In Election Misinformation Fight, ‘2020 Changed Everything’ [PA Included] -- State Constitutional Amendments -- Spotlight PA: Complete Guide To More Than 70 Proposed Amendments To State Constitution -- PA Politics Of Russian Invasion -- MCall Guest Essay: The U.S.

Republican Chair Of House Environmental Committee Believes Opponents Of Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects ‘Just Need To Be Ignored And Politically Ran Over’

PA Environment Daily

Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) said opponents of natural gas infrastructure projects “just need to be ignored and politically ran over.” On March 28, the Republican Chair of the House Environmental Committee Rep.

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Senate, Governor Races -- Politics PA: F&M Poll: Fetterman, Mastriano Expand Leads -- LancasterOnline Editorial: Shakedown Of Republican Gubernatorial Candidates By Local Republican Committees Unethical, Bad For Democracy -- U.S.

We Must Protect Our Public Health Agencies from Political Interference

Scientific American

Some states have passed laws that threaten to undermine these vital resources, and others may follow. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Health Public Health

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Corman Was Getting Out Of The Race For Governor, Then Ex-President Called -- Politics PA: Corman Reverses Course, Stays In Governor Race -- Erie Times: Republican Sen.

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else-- -- Governor’s Race -- Politics PA: Spending In PA Governor’s Race Tops $12.6

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Senate Debate Turns Into Game Of Political Chicken As Key Candidates Postpone Confrontation -- Inquirer: What We Learned From Republican U.S. Schlossberg (D) -- TribLive Guest Essay: Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Symbol Of Toxic Politics, But Doesn’t Have To Be - Rep.

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

The politics of climate change and ESG are about to get ugly?

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Twenty twenty-two will bring another election in the United States, a blessing bestowed upon Americans every 24 months. There will be the usual market basket of issues to debate — or, at least, to knock down the opposition with whatever it takes. We’ll hear about the economy, jobs, immigration,… Read more → Climate change Corporate sustainability

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else-- -- New Voting Districts - Senate, House, Congressional -- Spotlight PA: What Makes A Voting District Map Fair? Senate Race -- Politics PA: Nearly $50 Million Spent So Far In PA U.S.

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Capitol [PA Included] -- State Constitutional Amendments -- Spotlight PA: Complete Guide To More Than 70 Proposed Amendments To State Constitution -- PA Politics Of Russian Invasion -- 6th Oil/Gas Shock: Listen To What Europe Says They Need - Not What The U.S.

Our planet is heating up. Why are climate politics still frozen?

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story in the New Yorker. Centuries after colonial and corporate powers set the stage for our environmental crisis, governments remain convinced that the market will solve it. Read more → Climate change

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else-- -- 2022 Priorities Gov. Data Paints Encouraging Scenario -- PennLive - John Baer: COVID And Politics In PA And Beyond - Where Time Stands Still -- TribLive: Republican Rep.

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Because In Politics Everything Is Connected To Everything Else-- -- New Voting Districts - Senate, House, Congressional -- Spotlight PA: A Complete Guide To PA’s Redistricting Court Challenges -- AP: U.S.

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Senate Opponents Turning PA’s Airwaves Against Dr. Oz -- PennLive: Dr. Oz Primes Audience For Culture War At Campaign Stop In Carlisle -- PennLive - Charles Thompson: Critics Cry ‘Political Tourist,’ But Republican U.S. Yudichak Has Campaign Cash But His Political Future Is Uncertain -- Dept.

Top 10 Stories: Harrisburg/PA Politics Reported By Local News Media Last Week

PA Environment Daily

Senate Nomination Favors Him Over ‘Two Political Tourists’ -- WESA: Republican U.S.

What myths of warrior women tell us about identity and gender politics

New Scientist

From Amazon warriors to pugilistic matriarchs, stories of female fighters abound. Where do they come from and what can they tell us about gender equality, past, present and future, asks Laura Spinney