It is commonly believed that conservatives' appeal to voters is based on fear -- fear of blacks; fear of homosexuals; fear of cities (which is pretty much fear of blacks and homosexuals); fear of the poor (or rather, fear you will be forced to give money to the poor, many of whom are black people, w ... More >>
In a speech this morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised New York's official response to Hurricane Sandy, called for more action to control climate change, and laid out the next steps in the city's rebuilding process. "Even as our recovery operations remain our top priority, we now have enough per ... More >>
The Exxon Mobil station on 2nd Street and Avenue C became an impromptu movie theater last night, as a coalition of climate-change activists projected a short film about Hurricane Sandy recovery onto the wall above it. Josh Fox, one of the filmmakers behind the anti-fracking film Gasland, shot the 2 ... More >>
As you know, weather happened in New York City this week, leaving dozens dead, millions without power, and pundits arguing about whether "Global Warming" is an actual thing.Mayor Mike Bloomberg appears to be on the side of Al Gore and the Inconvenient Truth-ers -- yesterday, the mayor endorsed Presi ... More >>
Bloomberg's push for development in the wrong places
The Global Warming crowd is claiming that climate change is part of the reason that a hurricane is about absolutely crush New York City."Substantial evidence indicates that global warming may be responsible for the recent increasing intensity of Atlantic hurricanes, including increasing their size a ... 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 >>
Michael Lemonick is a former senior science writer at Time Magazine, the senior staff writer at Climate Central, and the lead author of Global Weirdness, a new book that attempts to lay out, in simple terms, what scientists do and don't know about climate change. We spoke with him this week about c ... More >>
Lucy Lawless -- of Xena, Warrior Princess and Spartacus -- has taken over an Artic-bound, oil-drilling ship along with several other Greenpeace activists today. Lawless and the Greenpeace members boarded the Shell-contracted ship this morning, in hopes that their protest would keep it from leaving ... More >>
With the ascension of Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and other GOP candidates who don't cotton to this evolution or climate change stuff, people have begun to ask if Republicans and conservatives are actually becoming hostile to science. It doesn't help that one of those people is Repu ... More >>
Sunday's New York Times includes a somewhat original, overlooked take on the most infamous terrorist in the world, the still-not-caught Osama bin Laden, who released two new audio recordings over the weekend. The article, instead of the standard "Where's Waldo?", focuses on bin Laden's "wide- ... More >>
Couric: Partly cloudyOn Monday night, Katie Couric swung from CBS's coverage of the oil spill to the Tennessee floods by saying she was moving "from a man-made disaster to a natural one." That's one big and unproven assumption. How does Couric know that the worst Tennessee flooding in history has no ... More >>
Dan Winters for the New YorkerJohn Mackey eats his vegetables, denies global warming You might remember the brouhaha when Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey came out against government-backed health care reform this summer. You may also recall the incident about two years ago when it ... More >>
The ongoing pissing match over Sarah Palin's inked-up gimme cap has a new combatant, now that John McCain has taken a stand. If you managed to miss this earth-shaking controversy, the Senator's former running mate was photographed in Hawaii wearing a McCain campaign sun visor with the logo bl ... More >>
Dale Hemmerdinger, the ex-MTA chairman and current landlord, is evicting Shamsher Wadud, who for many years owned the Indian restaurant Nirvana on the roof of the building next door. Wadud is broke and a Parkinson's sufferer, and claims his apartment is overrun by rodents. [NY Post] The Shak ... More >>
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Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff will step down from his dollar-a-year post as the city's economic development chief some time around the new year, but will become the new president of the mayor's media company, Bloomberg LP, Mayor Bloomberg announced Thursday. It was also suggested that Doctoroff may he ... More >>
Activist fest takes on global warming, suburban sprawl and, as if war weren't enough, AIDS in Iraq
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Former vice president Al Gore was in New York today preaching more "inconvenient truths" about global warming before a packed audience at New York University. Al "Go Green" Gore While Gore's enumeration of the profound ecological tipping points we face—from accelerating polar ice melts and g ... More >>
"Our political system has something in common with the earth's climate," Al Gore is saying to wild applause. "It is non-linear. Change can seem to be happening slowly, and then it can shift to a completely new path." The former vice president and current star of the documentary An Inconvenient T ... More >>
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In his famous charge to a generation of political journalists, Deep Throat told Woodward and Bernstein to "follow the money." But where the money leads isn't always crystal clear. Take this week's announcement by city comptroller William Thompson. Thompson, who oversees the investments of the city' ... More >>
Hey, remember when climate change was a swell idea? Coconuts were in the offing.
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