Eco-News Roundup: Friday December 11

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El Nino: El Nino means 2010 will be hot, regardless of what climate deniers will tell you.

Moot Point: Climate deniers continue to insist warming’s a hoax. Also, moon landing.

Ships Ahoy: Rising sea levels (16″ by 2050) are threatening California ports. [Los Angeles Times]

Shifting Blame: Lieberman’s partially right on public option cost-shifting, but still mostly wrong.

Unfit to Be Tied: New bill would outlaw physically restraining special needs students.

Waste of Space: With no national repository, more nuclear waste is stored stateside. [Star Tribune]

Climate Options: A treaty at Copenhagen might be less effective than direct political action.

Closing the Deal: Likely outcome for healthcare is weak public option, but it’s better than none.

Backing Off: Dems aren’t standing their ground on the public option.

Costly Credits: Carbon offset credit fraud has cost 5 million euros in lost tax revenue. [Planet Ark]

 

 

 

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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