A new Comment piece in Nature argues we should "Ditch the 2 °C warming goal" as a basis for climate change policy. Here's why they are wrong -- and why "their prescription is a dangerous one."The post 2°C Or Not 2°C: Why We Must Not Ditch Scientific Reality In Climate Policy appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Michael Dunn's fiancée, Rhonda Rouer, says the last thing she heard him say was, “I hate that thug music.”The post BREAKING: Florida Man Who Shot Unarmed Black Teen After Loud Music Dispute Convicted Of Murder appeared first on ThinkProgress.
By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama. Pierson, in her position for just 18 months, faced mounting calls from lawmakers to step down in th […]
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Iraq war veteran accused in the September 19 breach of the White House pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in federal court. The court ordered a mental competency review for Omar Gonzalez, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, but defense lawyers opposed the evaluation. Gonzalez's lawyer, David Bos, sai […]
By Amanda Becker and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Barack Obama to make a tough call on the controversial plan. The $10 billion Keystone project to connect Canadian oi […]