Author Archives: Mark Nykanen

The Science of Dumbing Down

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A terrific piece in The New York Times this weekend by Bill McKibben—my pick for America’s best candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize—on why the White House isn’t just launching short-term damage to earth, but, as McKibben concludes “Trumpism will persist, a dark stratum in the planet’s geological history.  In some awful sense, his term […]

Senate of Shame

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America’s most powerful climate change deniers, some 49 recalcitrants in the elected body once revered as the government’s most ruminative chamber, stymied 195 nations of the world from reaching legally binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions in Paris. While the accord reached Saturday sets goals, it most decidedly does not require governments to reach them. […]

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