Peter Dykstra

Peter Dykstra is a contributing writer and editor to both The Daily Climate and the Environmental Health News. Follow him on Twitter: @pdykstra

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Sunday, January 08, 2017
25 Smears, Hoaxes, Grifts and Whoppers on Climate and the Environment in the Obama Era
As the curtain comes down on Barack Obama’s eight years in the White House, most Americans seemed convinced of one of two things: We’re either about to Make America Great Again®, or we’re about to hurtle into an uncertain epoch that I like to call the Idiocene. But before we turn the page on this...
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Fiends of the Earth
There's a case to be made that the Trump Administration's rollback of environmental regulation won't be devastating; that market forces will prevail in the coming energy revolution; that the environment and public health will continue to be protected under the EPA and other agencies, and that state...
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Monday, May 30, 2016
In Meme-Moriam
This weekend, America will pause to honor the thousands of men and women who fought and died to preserve ExxonMobil’s First Amendment rights, and protect it from the tyranny of justice. Or at least that’s the way a lot of Congressional leaders and climate deniers are playing it. The effort to cast...
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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Paris Climate Talks gets Trumped on CNN
I've been watching CNN/US since just before 3pm ET. The International feed, which I can't access from here, usually performs better than this on distasteful things like climate meetings, but here's the rundown of top news since the top of the hour. In an hour's newscast, there was no mention of one...
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Tuesday, January 06, 2015
It's Not the Heat, It's the Stupidity.
The 114th Congress convenes this week. The last time a Congressional anti-science caucus was this strong may have been during the Scopes Monkey Trial ninety years ago. But that’s not the worst part of it: The folks who want to gut government research and deny climate change are virtually guaranteed...
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