mtaft
Molly Taft
mtaft
Writing about climate change, renewable energy, and Big Oil/Big Gas/Big Everything for Earther. Formerly of the Center for Public Integrity & Nexus Media News. I'm very tall & have a very short dog.
6/08/21 2:12PM
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And once again we see scientific research whitewashed to hide its obvious ties to the interests of Big Sheep.

5/23/21 9:09AM
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Dogs most definitely like bugs. Our Momma Chihuahua spends most of her time outside with her nose in the grass hunting or bugs to eat. Even if she just ate a big meal. Her second favorite thing to eat? Poop from the other dogs.

5/19/21 12:00PM
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The picture of Trump sitting in a truck screaming with the headline “we send them beef” is way funnier than it has any right to be

5/07/21 2:00PM
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There are both liberal and conservative enclaves all over the state. I live in far northern Minnesota. Our state legislators are DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, the Minnesota form of the Democratic Party). My state representative, Rob Ecklund from International Falls, represents the largest district in Minnesota, 13,000 Read more

5/04/21 6:20PM
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Taking advantage of power outage fear is child’s play for these folks. The clever ones invent a brand-new fear and sell that. Read more

4/13/21 3:04PM
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They aren’t sprinkling it evenly across the globe. It’s being dumped in one spot. Dilution isn’t magic. It doesn’t make it go away. Read more

4/13/21 3:01PM
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Completely discounting the entire field of study of Environmental Justice because you feel somehow personally attacked that, hey, maybe the most important, most damaging megacorporations in the United State of America might also be a part of the structural racism we live in every day, is bush-league cowardice. Read more

4/07/21 2:33PM
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“The idea that in 12 years the sun will have gotten so hot or the seas risen so much that large swaths of earth become uninhabitable is laughable nonsense deserving of ridicule,” Christian said in an emailed statement to Earther in response to a question on his views on climate science. Read more

4/07/21 12:30PM
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So they’re a thoroughly captured regulator, effectively being run for the benefit of the industries they’re supposed to regulate. 

3/31/21 1:52PM
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It’s the exact same way with a narwhal tusk. We can count up [the layers] and get a number on how old the animal is

3/29/21 4:57PM
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Seems like there was a lot of shady shit going on with ERCOT. Glad where I live we have a municipally owned power provider. The city owns the utility company and the generation, the generation side is co-owned with a few other cities. We did have brown outs, I personally did not maybe because I was near downtown and Read more

3/27/21 2:06PM
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“Maybe the lure of humanities is simply too great. A young, gifted and talented student might somewhere along the way see geoscience policy (or communications or business or law) more attractive than actual geostuff. Who knows. Life’s a mystery.” Read more

3/18/21 5:17PM
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Yes, she was just 17. I do think there should be space to show change (something the commentariat of this site should probably say even when they don’t like the person). But no, she’s not being cancelled. She lost a management position that was vulnerable for a 27 year old with no management experience in a different Read more