- Michael Mann (meteorology professor, Penn State)
- Andrew Dessler (climate scientist, Texas A&M)
- James Elsner (atmospheric scientist, Florida State)
- James J. McCarthy (biological oceanography professor, Harvard)
- William Easterling (dean of Earth and Mineral Sciences College, Penn State)
- Louisa Bradtmiller (professor of environmental studies, Macalester College)
- Emmanuel Vincent (climate scientist, University of California at Merced)
- Mathew Huber (professor of climatology, climate dynamics and impacts prediction, University of New Hampshire and University of California at Santa Cruz)
- Bill Gates (mostly funds Democrats) leads the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, committing the private sector to help spread clean-energy technologies...
- Also involved are Mark Zuckerberg (supports both parties) and Jeff Bezos (while almost a libertarian, has tended to support Democratic candidates).
- Senate Republicans have been working to block Obama's request for the first installment of his $3 billion pledge for the UN (climate change) fund.
- They (Republicans in Congress) say his (Obama's) commitment to reduce emissions from U.S. power plants would cost thousands of American jobs and raise electricity costs for business and families. (My comment: Republicans are correct. Global climate change remediation will cost a lot of money. But what if we do nothing...as is the largely the situation today?)
- Said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the Washington Post yesterday: Obama's international negotiating partners in Paris should proceed with caution before entering into an unattainable deal with this administration, because commitments the president makes there would rest on a house of cards of his own making.
Why Do Republicans Like Fossil Fuels and Not Care That Much for the Environment?
I also once worked for Democrat Senator Spark Matsunaga in the U.S. Senate.
So, tomorrow, I report on Dengue Fever in Hawaii. Later in the week I'll add the latest developments in The Venus Syndrome, then a review of the movie Trumbo, not in the top ten this week, but a excellent film worth your while.