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.

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 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.

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.

Political and Socioeconomic Factors That Determine the Financial Outcome of Successful Green Innovation

Environmental News Bits

Political and Socioeconomic Factors That Determine the Financial Outcome of Successful Green Innovation.” Riehl, K., Kiesel, F., & Schiereck, D. 2022). ” Sustainability 14(6), 3651.

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.

Political Affiliation Influences Our Fear of Data Collection

Scientific American

It’s not government Americans don’t trust with their data; it’s the opposite political party. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

FRESH, October 4, 2022: Carbon Dioxide Storage and Transport Emerges as Political Flashpoint

Circle of Blue

The post FRESH, October 4, 2022: Carbon Dioxide Storage and Transport Emerges as Political Flashpoint appeared first on Circle of Blue. October 4, 2022.

Two smart books probe multiverses, dark matter – and sexual politics

New Scientist

Is our universe one of a myriad? How hard is it to be a woman in science? Beyond the Big Bang and The Elephant in the Universe explore these questions and more

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-- -- PennLive - Jan Murphy: Pennsylvania Society Weekend Stages A Comeback In NYC -- Inquirer: At Pennsylvania Society, Jockeying For 2024 Race For State Attorney General -- Governor’s Transition -- City & State PA: Shapiro To Be Sworn In As Next Governor Jan.

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 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

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

Sophie Howe on how to fight for future generations in politics

New Scientist

She explains how she uses evidence to bring long-term thinking into politicsAs the future generations commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe’s job is to help guide the government's decisions for the benefit of people yet to be born.

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

PA Environment Daily

Conor Lamb Teases Possible Return To Public Service -- Politics PA: The 2022 Pennsylvania Society Calendar Of Events In NYC -- Scranton Times: Fmr Rep.

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

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 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.

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

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

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 Transition -- AP: Gov.-Elect Want A Peek At A Political Reform That Insiders Don’t Want To Talk About? Elect Shapiro Opens Transition, To Stay AG Until January -- WITF: Gov.-Elect

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

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

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: How Redistricting Could Alter Control Of The Legislature And Other Changes To Watch Nov.

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

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-- -- Post-Gazette: Thornburgh Memorial Service Set For Oct.

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

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

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.

Ontario Election 2022 Issue Guide: How Each of the Political Parties Would Tackle Climate Change

Enviromental Defense

The post Ontario Election 2022 Issue Guide: How Each of the Political Parties Would Tackle Climate Change appeared first on Environmental Defence. As with many environmental issues, when it comes to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, this is no ordinary election. .

The Politics of Protein: Examining Claims About Livestock, Fish, ‘Alternative Proteins,’ and Sustainability

Environmental News Bits

This report by IPES-Food examines the sustainability and health claims about livestock, fish, alternative proteins and makes recommendations to reframe the discussion, overcome polarization, and put the conditions and frameworks in place for reformed pathways to emerge. Agriculture Food and beverage manufacturing Publications

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-- -- Oct. 15: A Celebration Of The Life And Legacy Of Dick Thornburgh, University Of Pittsburgh -- Governor’s Race -- Erie Times: Candidates For PA Governor, U.S.

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 -- AP: Redrawn Senate, House Voting Districts Inject Uncertainty In Legislative Contests -- Governor’s Race -- WPost - George F.

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

PA Environment Daily

Senate Race -- Inquirer: 2 New Polls Show An Edge For Fetterman, Dr. Oz Support Looking Unenthusiastic -- Post-Gazette - Julian Routh: New Poll: Fetterman Leads Dr. Oz 49% To 39% -- Politics PA: Trafalgar Poll: Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mastriano, U.S.

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

PA Environment Daily

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-- -- TribLive Editorial: There’s Still Real Work To Do Gov. Tom Ridge Reflects On Politics, Assault On 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

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

Senate Race -- Politics PA: New Poll - Fetterman, Shapiro Extend Leads -- WPost: PA U.S.