Climate Change

'Turning Back on American People,' US Senate Votes to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams
"The senators who voted in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline know they don't have the votes to override President Obama's veto, so ultimately this was a symbolic vote for them - a testament to their loyalty to dirty money over rational public policy," said Kyle Ash of Greenpeace.

The Doomsday Clock: Three Minutes and Counting

Lynn Eden, Robert Rosner, Rod Ewing, and twelve others
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Last year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board concluded, "We can manage our technology, or become victims of it. The choice is ours, and the [Doomsday] Clock is ticking." This year, the board moved the Doomsday Clock to three minutes to midnight and added, "The probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon."

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