Here's Elizabeth Kolbert of The New Yorker on the irony of Scott Pruitt's Senate confirmation hearing for the position EPA head occurring on the same day that NASA and NOAA announced that 2016 had been warmest year since record keeping began.
NASA and NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) today jointly announced that 2016 had been the hottest year on record, surpassing 2015 which had also set a record.
Can there be any doubt that this is a desperately serious global warming trend?
Here's a Washington Post article detailing the dangers posed to the environment by improperly recycled electronic devices. The article notes that health concerns for communities near such burn/recycle areas include infertility, childhood development problems, impaired lung function, liver and kidney damage, inheritable genetic damage and mental health problems
Can anyone doubt that Donald Trump's election will be disastrous for our planet's future? Here's a New York Times story on the threat to domestic regulations and to Paris climate agreement.
For those considering a move to mitigate the effects of climate change, the New York Times provides a list of places that may be safer to retreat to, but warns that that safety is relative: Even if you manage to avoid extreme heat, drought, etc., “I don’t care if you found the safest place in the U.S.,” Dr. Titley said. “We’re all going to pay, we’re all going to suffer that economic disruption, we’re all going to pay for that relocation.”