Roast the planet with comedy, not global warming
Bill McKibben explores ways to save the planet
Yesterday, we started a petition to get billionaire slimeball Donald Trump thrown off the Internet as a public service to "the Donald" to keep him from continuing to make a complete ass of himself on Twitter.Trump, as you probably know, made an ass of himself on the social media website on election ... More >>
New York City Mike Bloomberg has announced his pick in this year's presidential election, in a surprise endorsement that was likely brought on by the hurricane that ripped through the Northeast earlier this week.Bloomberg, an Independent, who has said for months that he wasn't sure whether he'd give ... More >>
Do you happen to be a PR stooge who represents a climatologist, weather expert, hurricane survivor, or pretty much anyone who's ever encountered rain? If so, you probably sent out an email today to every media outlet in New York City trying to exploit what could potentially be a devastating natural ... More >>
Around the same time that Obama's second term will be coming to an end, the world will become wetter than Axl Rose's arm pits during a reunion tour. What a ghastly moment that will be! And this isn't just hearsay. A noted expert swears that a global disaster is in the making, and the sea ice is a ... More >>
Conservatism is making a big comeback, folks. The proof? The tremendous success of Human Achievement Hour on Saturday. What, you never heard of it? Well, you've heard of Earth Hour, right? That thing where all the stupid hippies turned their lights off for an hour to celebrate their precious, so-ca ... More >>
This just in to add to your terrifying end-times-esque tales of animal takeover (see also: Crabs in Antarctica! Mountain lions in Connecticut! Ladybugs on Long Island!). Thanks to climate change, so say the scientists, the ole armadillo, 'dillo for short, is moving on from his Texas home, where he a ... More >>
How is eating meat like driving? This handy graphic says it all. Did you know that eating cheese is worse for the environment than eating pork? And eating fish is less eco-friendly than eating chicken? (Sorry, pescatarians and dairy-friendly vegetarians.) Learn more fun facts about the carbon ... More >>
Celebrating 20 years of the city's best gay theater
A March march through London theater (sorry, theatre)
Last week Japan was hit by earthquake, tsunami, and volcano. As the country tries to come back from this series of disasters, donations are pouring in from world citizens. Rightbloggers are doing their part, too. They're using the catastrophe as a teachable moment to explain that Obama sucks, glob ... More >>
Women and children first!
If you're among those trying to eat locally and sustainably, you may have to rethink your strategy. Two recent editorial pieces offer new perspectives on eating green. According to a National Post article, eating global may be less harmful to the earth than eating local: "Locally grown food, in many ... More >>
BAM unveils a new Antarctic symphony
Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet involves eating six prepackaged cookies a day, plus one healthy "real" meal. Some 500,000 people have lost weight on the plan -- and how can you not on 800-1,000 calories a day? [NY Times] Snyder's of Hanover is planning to acquire potato chips producer Utz. Snyder's ... More >>
I'm sitting here in my solarium thinking there is something seriously screwed up about the weather. You can attribute it to something other than global climate change if you want, but this business of it raining every day is aggressively strange. And not steady rains, either, but instantaneous downp ... More >>
A new study shows that the more choice we have, the more likely we are to opt for unhealthy foods. Fries or salad? Er, what do you think? [CBC] Michelle Obama has incurred the wrath of Big Agriculture by aligning herself with the locavore movement. The Mid-America CropLife Association (MACA) wrote ... More >>
Researchers have found that, as the Arctic continues to get warmer, mercury levels in seals and beluga whales, which are eaten by the Inuit in far northern Canada, have reached levels that would be considered unsafe for fish. [New Scientist] Lobster wasn't always considered the fanciest thing on th ... More >>
Source. During the campaign Obama said his election would presage the "moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." Today Mayor Bloomberg exempted New York from that forecast. His expert New York City Panel on Climate Change predicts "extreme weather events" over ... More >>
WCBS covers something almost as hot as politics -- bloggers! They go among the Hofstra students who were manning keyboards during last night's debate. "What are you researching now?" WCBS's Mary Calvi asks some kid. She says her professor suggested they look for "Joe Plumber" in Long Island, and her ... More >>
New York magazine: "Did it totally seem like these two candidates wanted to get it on, or what?" What. New York Times: "And Ms. Palin, a former small-town mayor, was unlike any other running mate in recent memory, using phrases like 'heck of a lot' and 'Main Streeters like me' to appeal to working- ... More >>
Chillaxed beats for really, really sleepy pool parties
The first in-vitro meat symposium was held last week in Norway. Yes, in-vitro meat, as in meat grown in a lab, from cell culture. That sounds pretty gross, but it's actually no more disgusting (and infinitely more humane) than many factory-farming practices. Jason G. Matheny, of New Harvest, jus ... More >>
Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly. . .and bears gotta drive all the way up to Rye! Yes, it's almost time for the Bear Trek (aka the International Bear Jamboree)—not for polar bears who've been forced off their melting ice caps, mind you, but for hairy, pudgy gays (and bears at heart) who revel in a ... More >>
The ice caps are melting, the ozone depleting, and Leo's charisma? An endangered species.
Turn off your air conditioners. Take a cue from a camel. Lay off the ice cream. And other advice for surviving a 'heat island'
Davis Guggenheim captures the ideals of the 'former next president'
Blasted by the pundits, the Democrats' new party chair can't be all bad
The president blesses storm victims, calls forth wrath against Kerry
Perfect for wrecking any chance of economic recovery, that is
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