22 October 2020
False information about the pandemic is rampant, but seasoned defenders of climate science can offer tips for how to fight it.
The liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America tallied 142 minutes of climate news coverage on the nightly network newscasts and Sunday political talk shows in 2018.
There are President Trump's children: Eric, Junior, Ivanka, and the rest. Then there are his symbolic spawn, taking root in governments around the globe like a rejected sci-fi movie pitch.
Before this week, President Donald Trump's most glaring enviro-delusion has been his imaginary effort to revive the domestic coal industry.
Only a few years ago, climate denial was on the run in world capitals.
Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right). (Credit: G20Australia/flickr)<p>Australia's new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, <a href="https://www.smh.com.au/federal-election-2019/what-happened-to-the-climate-change-election-20190522-p51q4m.html" target="_blank">rode a wave of support for the coal industry</a> to victory as head of Australia's Liberal Party (in Australia, the "Liberal" Party is what Americans would call Conservative or Republican. I've never known how that happened.) </p><p>It was billed as "The Climate Change Election." Climate lost. </p><p>Coal is still a big deal in Australia, with huge export markets throughout Asia. Big enough, apparently, that Aussie voters saw fit to swap the imperiled Great Barrier Reef for 30 pieces of coal.</p>
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the most sweeping environmental law on America's books.
"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."
Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.
We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.
EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.
"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."