A busy day today (and tomorrow). Not much time for reading my RSS feeds but of note from some of what I am reading tonight:
- Obama Gives Strong Jobs Speech, Decries “Race to the Bottom, Where We Try to Offer the … Worst Pollution Standards” | ThinkProgress.
- What’s in the president’s jobs plan, and what comes next – Ezra Klein – The Washington Post — I missed the speech and will have to watch it later this evening but I got a little bit of background from this.
- Rick Perry’s Inane Miscue on Galileo and Climate Change | ThinkProgress — Climate change deniers citing Galileo always strike me as uneducated hypocrites. I have always seen them as akin to the Vatican elites defending the status quo (the climate change we’ve seen in the last 100 years is part of the typical natural variation and natural processes that have always driven climate, ugh!) and I am not at all sure Perry or his handlers who coach him on what to say and how to respond even understand the context of what Galileo did in his time. And as for the question he was asked, “…Which scientists have you found most credible on this subject?” He dodged it and never provided and answer. I wonder if he knows the names of any scientists involved with climate research other than “Al Gore” (and a piece of news to any deniers that read this, Al Gore is not a scientist).
- Poll: the Tea Party and climate change another look at and review of that Yale study on the demographics of climate change understanding
- Christie Stunner: NJ Gov Met With Pollutocrat Koch Before Pulling Out of Successful Carbon Pollution Reduction Program | ThinkProgress Well this begins to explain a lot about what happened in NJ and a lot about the influence and power the Koch’s exhibit in the political theatre.
- Obama Tells Congress Americans Don’t Have 14 Months – Truthdig
- Only In It For The Gold: Bastrop Fires Subside a glimmer of good news for some Americans at risk in Texas.