Trump Reassures Mayor of Disappearing Virginia Island That His Island Will in Fact Be Fine 

Donald Trump called the mayor of Tangier Island, a tiny Chesapeake Bay community of just 450 residents, to thank the mayor and his community for their electoral support and to reassure him that the island isn’t going anywhere, the Washington Post reports. Tangier is losing approximately 15 feet of coastline per year…

'Energy Feminist' Wonders Why Fossil Fuels Are 'Left Out' of Earth Day Celebrations 

If you thought that climate change-denying fossil fuel industry shills wouldn’t be interested in participating in Earth Day, you would be very wrong—oil, after all, technically does come from the earth. ThinkProgress reports that the Koch-funded Independence Institute is promoting an “Earth Day Fossil Fuels Art…

The House Science Committee's Latest Hearing on Climate Change Was As Demoralizing and Stupid As Ever 

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, held a hearing today titled “Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method” examining “the scientific method and process as it relates to climate change.” Mostly, of course, it was a chance for…

Possible Trump Science Advisor Compares Climate Science to ISIS, Tells Us Jezebel 'Is Well Named' 

Dr. William Happer, a retired Princeton physicist and trusted Breitbart expert, met with then president-elect Donald Trump in early January, reportedly to discuss the role of science advisor; he told The Guardian last month that if offered the post he would accept it. On inauguration day, in a colorful demonstration…