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Tree Humper - who has written 57 posts on Treehumper .

Oil Spill Commission Report: Everyone Did Great Except for Tom in Marketing

Friday, January 14, 2011


According to a new report from the National Oil Spill Commission looking into the causes of the Gulf disaster, everyone involved did a super job except for one jackass in the BP marketing department.

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New Congressional Leaders Deny Climate Change, as well as Climate, Change

Thursday, November 11, 2010


In an apparent game of one-upmanship, Republican members of Congress continue to doubt the existence of human-caused climate change. But they haven't stopped there.

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Maldives President Installs Own Solar Panels, Skips Town

Monday, October 11, 2010


The president of the low-lying island nation of the Maldives helped install solar panels on the roof of his official residence, but then apparently fled the country in the middle of the night. A panicked voice message left with the Associated Press from the president cited the fact that as a country, "the Maldives are totally fucked."

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Editorial: Wind turbines? NIMBYOSHMGIWFCY.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


We may need to stop burning fossil fuels, but I'll tell you what: wind turbines? Not in my back yard, or so help me God I will fucking cut you.

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Solar Saga: The Voyage of Jimmy Carter’s Solar Panel

Friday, September 10, 2010


Jimmy Carter's solar panels were carted back to Washington today. Find out where they've been hiding out for the last 30 years or so.

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Climate Bill is Dead, Long Live the – Ah, F*ck It

Monday, August 2, 2010


In the wake of the brutal murder of any sort of climate and energy legislation in Congress late in July, many environmentalists immediately turned their attention to a next step. If Congress can't act this year, what should be done to start a substantial draw down on emissions and to stave off the most dire effects of global warming that threatens to spiral out of control? There are plenty of ideas out there, like... you know what? Screw it.

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Citing Oil Spill as Deciding Blow, Environment Concedes Defeat

Thursday, June 24, 2010


In a tearful press conference on Thursday, the environment said it would finally have to concede defeat at the hands of humanity.

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Live BP Spill Coverage (video)

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Live BP Spill Coverage (video)

In case you haven't been keeping up on BP's antics, here's a video recap of their efforts to stop the spill.

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Murkowski Proposes Resolution Blocking Agencies From Doing Agency Stuff

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Senator Lisa Murkowski (R—Alas.), fresh off her failure to block the Environmental Protection Agency from protecting the environment, has proposed another resolution with a much broader scope: it would block all government agencies from doing pretty much any of the stuff they're supposed to do.

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Oil Spill, Seagal or Van Damme? A Terminology Quiz

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Some of the contraptions, techniques and technologies BP has been using to try and stop the oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico have ridiculous names. So we at TreeHumper decided to play a little game: Can you differentiate which of the following terms are oil spill-related (or oil rig) and which ones are either a Steven Seagal or Jean-Claude Van Damme movie?

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