Ryan Cooper of the Washington Monthly and Evan McMorris-Santoro of Buzzfeed discuss the growing grassroots effort to compel President Obama to take the moral high ground on whether or not to under ground the Keystone XL pipeline.
NWF’s Miles Grant discusses the President’s SOTU address as it relates to some of our favorite topics. Grant, also a blogger at “The Green Miles”, weighs in on what what was both encouraging, and discouraging, about the president’s comments on climate change, fracking and even a mention of extreme weather thrown into the mix. He also shares the National Wildlife Federation’s six-month progress report on the President’s climate action plan.
While much of the Northeast is once again stuck in a polar vortex, mainstream media entities are stuck in a tunnel of NOT connecting the weather dots— the Republican Party is spinning in a vortex of denial.Why? We get answers from Salon assistant editor Lindsay Abrams and Brigham Young University geochemistry professor Barry Bickmore.
Just how concerned are the scientists at Union of Concerned Scientists about the state of our environment? We talk to senior climate scientist at UCS, Brenda Ekwurzel, as well as UCS spokesman, Aaron Huertas about a warming planet, polar vortex' and weird weather, oh my!