Staff Reporter, Mother Jones
Reporter for @MotherJones covering energy, environment, health, etc. Fan of self-propelled motion, cats, and @Ithacacollege. Unapologetic New Jersey native.
Journalist Mark Hertsgaard, victim at Mother's Day second-line parade, reflects on shooting, love for New Orleansnola.com — Mark Hertsgaard, a freelance journalist in town from San Francisco, was enjoying the afternoon in New Orleans last Sunday. It was a beautiful day, the sun was shining and a Mother's Day second-line procession was already in full swing. The parade passed by Frenchmen toward North Villere Street, where the revelers stopped momentarily in the intersection.
gawker.com — Rob Ford, Toronto's conservative mayor, is a wild lunatic given to making bizarre racist pronouncements and randomly slapping refrigerator magnets on cars. One reason for this is that he smokes crack cocaine. I know this because I watched him do it, on a videotape. He was fucking hiiiiigh.
moa.agu.org — A new study finds a decline in snow and ice on Mount Everest (second peak from left) and the national park surrounding it. Credit: Pavel Novak American Geophysical Union 13 May 2013 AGU Release No.
news.nationalgeographic.com — Brian Handwerk Published May 16, 2013 Everest isn't the same mountain it was when Jim Whittaker became the first U.S. climber to summit the peak in 1963. The world's highest peak has been shedding snow and ice for the past 50 years, possibly due in part to global warming, new research says.
Taxpayers Get Nearly $100 Billion Bill for 2012 Extreme Weather, Equivalent to One-Sixth of Non-Defense Discretionary Spendingswitchboard.nrdc.org — With all the debate on the federal budget in Congress, climate change rarely gets mentioned as a deficit driver. Yet dealing with climate disruption was one of the largest non-defense discretionary budget items in 2012. Indeed, as NRDC shows in Who Pays for Climate Change?
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