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In the wake of the EPA's rejection of California's attempt to regulate the emissions of greenhouse gases, we're left asking, for lack of a more eloquent phrase of indignation, WTF?


Now this LA Times piece states that the staff of the EPA has turned on its chief (who they claim ignored their input).

Especially vociferous is California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. You can watch and listen to his announcement of his intent to sue the US EPA here. He and a number of other speakers are placing the blame for the bill's rejection somewhere between D.C. and Detroit. Could they be suggesting that a connection between politics and the auto industry is stifling progressive environmental legislation? Zounds.





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President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

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via David Leavitt / Twitter and RealTargetTori / Twitter

Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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