In a new study, a climatologist and a professor of astrophysics teamed up to explore whether an extinct pre-human species could have caused global warming 56 million years ago. Geological records reveal a period of dramatic change buried deep in the planet's history known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM).
Their thinking could have widespread implications for our understanding of how best to look for alien life on other planets.
Trump has stuck by him. He now knows who his friends are, and his friends are Trump's friends. "Whatever was on their wish list as a 'possible' is moving to the 'more likely' column because he has nothing to lose," said Marc Morano, a former staffer for Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) on the Environment and Public Works Committee...
To Pruitt's champions, those are good signs. And it's a reminder to them that in the Trump administration, only one person's opinion matters — Trump's. As long as that's the case, they're confident Pruitt will outlast the current storm.
Morano: "His once-a-month rallies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia to 10,000 and 20,000 — one of his big applause lines is mocking the environmental regulations and the U.N. climate treaty, and the crowd goes wild," Morano said. "Who loves him and who does he interact with? Those crowds. That's who he's loyal to. You have no idea how refreshing Donald Trump is. We're as happy as Roseanne that Donald Trump is president."
The authors of the new study claim: "We anticipate, along with a small but growing number of scholars, that ecological grief will become an increasingly common human response to the losses encountered in the anthropocene."
Morano on EPA chief Pruitt: "Trump's pick of Pruitt is the most offensive thing that Trump has done in Washington to the climate agenda. The global warming establishment and media are beside themselves."
It’s a New Age thing in Sonoma County. Walking very slowly through the forest — while thinking about walking very slowly through the forest — is a full-blown movement. It could be a paradigm. The people who do this call it “forest bathing.” It doesn’t involve actual bathing, the kind with water. It’s figurative bathing. You soak in the wonders of the forest. Take your time, a whole lot of it. And bring a cushion.