Want to know how Democrats and Republicans differ on the climate change issue in WV’s 1st congressional district (or, for that matter, any other congressional district)?
Check out this great interactive map from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication
I last wrote about the Yale Program back in 2015. Here is a recent addition to the research. It features polling on climate change questions that can be read on an interactive map by states, counties, and congressional districts. For instance, with a few clicks, you can check-out the views of the citizens of WV’s 1st district represented by . . .
Today’s Wheeling News-Register features our local congressman and the paper’s editor on gun control
Representative McKinley is doing the same thing on guns as he did on climate change
Earlier this year, I wrote an extended post on how our local representative, David McKinley, had apparently moved away from being a climate-change denier. I argued that McKinley had changed his position because, given the preponderant amount of . . .
Here's a short new video from Vox that explains the proposal's basic ideas
The local media wasteland on information about the Green New Deal
My hunch is that a lot people who live in the Ohio Valley know very little about the Green New Deal. Especially if we depend upon local media, we are most-likely uninformed or ill-informed.
As for the local television stations' coverage: I cannot recall . . .
Shorter (EPA head) Andrew Wheeler: If only the media lied to the American public like we do, the public wouldn’t be concerned about climate change.
What else would you expect from a former Murray Energy lobbyist and Trump appointee?
(source -- cartoonist Ed Stein)
On Monday, The Hill reported that EPA chief, Andrew Wheeler, spoke to the National Press Club:
“Every year since 2001 Gallup has conducted polling on the same question: Do you think the quality of the environment in the country as a whole is getting better or getting worse? Every . . .
The times may be changing: let’s move Representative David McKinley and Wheeling’s “newspapers” out of the “climate change denier” column
But let's not move them too far
You don’t need a climatologist to know which way the wind blows
Nationally, there would appear to be a growing consensus that something must be done about climate change. For example, Axios recently summarized why we may have reached a “tipping point on climate change”:
A rare convergence of science that reveals the . . .
Recent stories about climate change our local “newspapers” have somehow missed
An important international conference on climate change
From today’s Washington Post:
President Trump’s top White House adviser on energy and climate stood before the crowd of some 200 people on Monday and tried to burnish the image of coal, the fossil fuel that powered the industrial revolution — and is now a major . . .
(Pleading ignorance and running for re-election?)
Senator Capito confesses to not knowing why there are not more Republican women in Congress
On Wednesday, Politico talked to West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito about the scarcity of Republican women elected to Congress. (The Republicans account for only 13 of the 102 women elected last month.) Jenny Ament reports:
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