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Posted inClimate Crisis

Are Irma-like Super Storms the ‘New Normal’?

Distinguished climate scientist Michael Mann explains that a business-as-usual scenario will lead to increasingly devastating storms Story Transcript DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris for The Real News. Hurricane Harvey brought the biggest rainfall in United States history last month. Now Hurricane Irma, a category five storm that is the most powerful hurricane ever recorded […]

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Climate Scientist Michael Mann: Trump’s Policies Are ‘Game Over’ for Our Climate

If we do not take the next exit ramp from the fossil fuel highway, we commitment ourselves to dangerous and irreversible changes in our climate, says Dr. Michael Mann Story Transcript SHARMINI PERIES, TRNN: Its The Real News Network, I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. President-to-be, Trump, has announced his transition team will […]

Posted inClimate CrisisPolitics and Movements: US

Court Rules Newly Confirmed EPA Head Must Release Thousands of Emails

Republicans pushed to confirm Scott Pruitt before his communications with fossil fuel companies could be made public, says Nick Surgey of the Center for Media & Democracy Story Transcript KIM BROWN: Welcome to the Real News Network in Baltimore. I’m Kim Brown. Oklahoma Attorney General, Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the Fourteenth […]

Posted inPolitics and Movements: US

Trump Unifies GOP Around Far Right VP Pence, Who Calls for Projecting American Global Strength

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrzZjs19FUM Pence, who voted for the Iraq war and speaks of the need for greater militarization, extreme social conservatism and climate change denial, could play a powerful role in the Trump administration – Paul Jay with Bill Curry and Brian Tashman Story Transcript PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I’m […]

Posted inArticlePolitics and Movements: International

The CIA’s hypocritical stance on election interference

By Informed Rant. This podcast was first published on SoundCloud. Welcome to Informed Rant, this week we have John Kiriakou, 15-year veteran of the CIA and whistleblower, on to discuss many aspects of the intelligence community. First looking at Russian hacking and the CIA, president-elect Trump’s refusal to listen to his daily intelligence briefing. Also, […]