Dean Baker for Truthout: Republicans are up in arms against making it easier for workers to save for individual retirements. The GOP is rigging the system to transfer tens of billions of dollars a year from ordinary workers to their rich friends.
The Rock Islands of Palau. Palau is on the front lines of the impacts of runaway anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD). (Photo: August Rode / Flickr)
Global temperatures rose 0.4°C in the last three years and the impacts are evident on the small island nation of Palau in the Western Pacific. As vehement climate deniers took over the US government, the "Doomsday Clock" moved the closest it's been to midnight since the height of the Cold War.
Scientists' anger and outrage at Donald Trump's climate-change denial and more is bubbling up in many forms, ranging from guerilla tweets to the call for a March for Science on Earth Day. Scientists must grapple with politics and resist political reaction in order to be more effective.
Another wave of fossil fuel-based projects is coming -- a plastic and petrochemical manufacturing rush that environmentalists warn could make smog worse in communities already breathing air pollution from fracking, sicken workers and expand the plastic trash gyres in the world's oceans.