Joe Romm

What a Top FBI Profiler Taught Me About Extreme Narcissists Like Donald Trump

I recently spoke with former FBI agent Joe Navarro about Donald Trump. Navarro was one of the FBI’s top profilers, a founding member of their elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, and author of several books on human behavior, including Dangerous Personalities: An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People.

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Climatologist Who Predicted California Drought a Decade Ago Says It May Be Even More Dire

Climate change can worsen drought in multiple ways. Climate scientists and political scientists often confuse the public and the media by focusing on the narrow question, “Did climate change cause the drought” — that is, did it reduce precipitation?

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Bombshell Study Finds Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Production Far Higher Than EPA Estimates

A major new study blows up the whole notion of natural gas as a short-term bridge fuel to a carbon-free economy.

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Leading Scientists Issue Plea for Nuclear Power: Here's the Important Facts They're Missing

Who killed nuclear power? Hint: It’s not the people who actively supported placing a high and rising price on carbon pollution.

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‘Miami, As We Know It Today, Is Doomed. It’s Not A Question Of If -- It’s A Question Of When’

Jeff Goodell has a must-read piece in Rolling Stone, “Goodbye, Miami: By century’s end, rising sea levels will turn the nation’s urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis. But long before the city is completely underwater, chaos will begin.”

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Northern Over-Exposure: Record Heat Wave Envelops Alaska

How hot is it up north?

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99 One-Liners That Rebut Climate Change Denier Talking Points

Progressives should know the disinformers’ most commonly used arguments — and how to answer them crisply. Those arguments have been repeated so many times by the fossil-fuel-funded disinformation campaign that almost everyone has heard them — and that means you’ll have to deal with them in almost any setting, from a public talk to a dinner party.

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Elderly Obama And Boehner Daughters Arrive In Time Machine To Demand Climate Action

In one of the epochal moments in human history, the grown-up children of our leading politicians have returned from the future in a time machine to warn humanity that the worst fears of climate scientists have come true and that we must act now to save billions of people from starvation and endless wars over land and water.

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Chu Resigns, Writes Of Our ‘Moral Responsibility’ For Action Amid Growing Evidence We’re Making Weather More Extreme

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced his resignation today. He sent out a remarkable letter to Energy Department employees.

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Sea Levels Rising 60% Faster Than Projected, Planet Keeps Warming As Expected

A new study, “Comparing climate projections to observations up to 2011,” confirms that climate change is happening as fast — and in some cases faster — than climate models had projected. The news release explains:

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