Gavin Newsom

8 Magazines | 7,842 Articles | 38,712 Followers | 13 Likes | @GavinNewsom | Former SF mayor & 49th Lt. Gov. of California. Dedicated to equal rights & the economic recovery of California. Author of Citizenville, available now: amzn.to/TLXFUF

Watch Billy Eichner Get Serious About Gun Control with Keegan Michael-Key

If you already didn’t think Billy Eichner was a national treasure, let his latest politically-minded skit finally convince you. In this new <i>Billy on the Street</i> clip, the comedian enlisted actor Keegan Michael-Key to participate in an obstacle course that doesn’t really have any obstacles: legally …

Entertainment

World temperatures hit another record high in 2016

OSLO — World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes …

Climate Change

Al Gore on His 'Inconvenient Truth' Sequel, Private Donald Trump Talks, "Consoling" Hillary Clinton

At home in Tennessee with the former vice president as he opens up about his Sundance opening-night film, his climate-change crusade, his surprising …

Climate Change

A 30-mile ice crack in Antarctica has forced scientists to flee

A giant crack in an Antarctic ice shelf has forced a team of scientists to abandon their station for the winter.<p>The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) said Monday it was moving its 88-strong team away from the Halley VI Research Station after the 30-mile crack appeared around 10 miles to their north in …

Science

2016 hottest year ever recorded – and scientists say human activity to blame

• Final data confirms record-breaking temperatures for third year in a row<p>• Earth has not been this warm for 115,000 years<p>2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row, with scientists firmly putting the blame on human activities that drive climate change.<p>The …

Climate Change

Rep. Steve King: John Lewis trades on status as civil rights icon, hasn't contributed since

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iowa Rep. Steve King said Tuesday that Georgia Rep. John Lewis trades on his status as a civil rights icon and hasn't contributed anything since then.<p>King made the comments on "Mickelson in the Morning" on WHO Iowa radio amid a discussion of Lewis' remark last week that Donald Trump was not …

Black Culture

New studies show Rex Tillerson is wrong about climate risks

The remaining climate change uncertainties point toward higher risks and greater urgency for action<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State – and until recently the CEO of ExxonMobil – Rex Tillerson was given a confirmation hearing by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last …

World News

Why Russia Loves the Idea of California Seceding

Once again, Moscow is winking at a long-shot breakaway movement in the U.S.<p>On a sunny late September day, a trio of tourists gathered on Moscow’s Red Square. Well-dressed, carrying a Russian flag, the visitors bunched in front of the Kremlin’s walls to snap a selfie. Like so many others before, the …

Russia

Peter Thiel considering bid for California governor

The outspoken Silicon Valley billionaire and Trump supporter has been discussing a prospective run with advisers.<p>Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire and outspoken Donald Trump supporter, is considering a 2018 bid for California governor, according to three Republicans familiar with his …

Elections

Belgian police issue alert about foldable gun that looks like a phone

Remember that handgun that folds up to look like a smartphone? Belgian police have reportedly issued an alert for the transforming gun as the weapon inches closer to launching in the U.S.<p>According to the <i>Dernière Heure</i> newspaper, Belgian police are concerned the Ideal Conceal Pistol will be …

Guns

Someone made a handgun that looks like a smartphone

The 'Ideal Conceal' is handgun that is designed for self-defense. It looks like a smartphone, but it unfolds to become a handgun.

Climate Change Deniers Finally Went Too Far

Last month, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric sciences at Penn State University, could …

Climate Change

Geoengineering Could Be Essential to Reducing the Risk of Climate Change

Using technology to cool the planet may be the only way to deal with the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere, argues scientist David …

Climate Change

California Storms Are Starting to Reverse Devastating Drought Conditions

The severe drought that left California parched for five years has finally started to lift in more than a third of the state this week following …

Climate

The flooding in California won't end its three-year drought

We’ll have to wait and see<p>California is usually drenched with sunlight. But this week, it's just drenched. A series of storms have pummeled the state, dropping staggering quantities of rain and snow—leading to flooding, mudslides, and a whole lot of water pouring into reservoirs that were just …

Water

Scientists have a new way to calculate what global warming costs. Trump’s team isn’t going to like it.

How we view the costs of future climate change, and more importantly how we quantify them, may soon be changing. A much-anticipated new report, just released by the National Academy of Sciences, recommends major updates to a federal metric known as the “social cost of carbon” — and its suggestions …

Climate Change

Want people to notice your climate research? Learn how to write.

Research with a narrative is shared more widely<p>Pretend for a moment you are a climate scientist, or maybe a layperson curious about climate change research. Which of the following intro sentences would prompt you to keep reading a study?<p>This?<p><i>Empirical critical loads for N deposition effects and</i> …

Climate Change

Why It’s Impossible to Predict When That Giant Antarctic Ice Sheet Will Split

Over the past several months, scientists working in Antarctica have been watching—with a mixture of professional fascination and personal horror—a …

World News

Pablo Escobar's Son Is . . . An Architect?!

And he's pretty good, too. Architect's Newspaper spoke to Sebastián Marroquín about his life and work.<p>Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar once supplied 80% of the cocaine in the United States and was worth an estimated $30 billion at his peak. He was a hero to some of his countrymen, one of the …

Architecture

The Arctic sea ice collapse is happening before our eyes — and it's a worrisome sign of what's to come

As 2016 wound down and winter kicked into gear in the Northern Hemisphere, an ominous trend began in the Arctic: sea ice dipped to levels far below normal.<p>Less of the northern ocean was covered in ice than scientists had ever seen in the satellite record.<p>The trend began in earnest back in November, …

World News

Don't Forget Exxon's Lousy Record On Gays And Women

Rex Tillerson, Trump's nominee for secretary of state, has spent his career in an "old boys' club."<p>With so many other issues surrounding the nomination of former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, his company’s history on women’s rights and gay rights hasn’t gotten much attention.<p>…

Women's News

Sessions suggests Trump admin could stamp out legal pot

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Jeff Sessions indicated at his confirmation hearing Tuesday that as attorney general, he might break the federal government's truce with states on marijuana.<p>During President Barack Obama's administration, states have been allowed to "experiment" with legalizing pot, and the …

Cannabis

California Republican challenges state's hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald Trump's administration.<p>Assembly member Kevin Kiley …

Government

Washington pot protesters have wary eye on Trump's attorney general pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pro-marijuana activists planning to light thousands of joints at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration in a call for national legalization of the drug fear a reversal of recent gains if his attorney general pick is confirmed in hearings beginning on Tuesday.<p>Trump's …

Cannabis

U.S. posts second-warmest year on record, breadth of warmth ‘unparalleled’

2016 U.S. temperatures compared to normal. (NOAA)<p>Every single state and every single city in the Lower 48 states was warmer than normal in 2016. For the nation, the year ranked second-warmest in records that date back to 1895.<p>The nation’s average temperature was 54.9 degrees, nearly 3 degrees above …

Climate

Climate change may shut down a current that keeps the North Atlantic warm

New research suggests this conveyer belt of warmth could be more fragile than we thought<p>Both Europe and North America are warmed in the winter by currents circulating in the Atlantic — but climate change threatens this source of warmth. If the Earth warms too much, it’s possible that this current …

Climate Change

3 more states are proposing 'bathroom bills' that critics are calling discriminatory

Lawmakers in three states have filed bills that would regulate bathroom access in public buildings, despite cries from critics who call the bills discriminatory against transgender residents.<p>Language used in the proposed "bathroom bills" — filed in Texas on Thursday, and Virginia and Kentucky …

Women's News

Trump's deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the Mexican border, California farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new equipment, cutting the number of workers he'll need starting with the next …

California

Pro-weed organization to hand out free joints on Inauguration Day

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Adam Eidinger wants to make a statement on President-elect Donald Trump's Inauguration Day by offering 4,200 free joints to anyone willing to take it.<p>On January 20, Eidinger, alongside other marijuana legalization advocates, are going to hand out up to two ounces of marijuana in …

Marijuana

Texas lawmaker pushing 'Constitutional Carry' gun bill

A state lawmaker wants to make it legal for all Texans to pack a pistol with or without a permit.<p>Two controversial gun laws have come through the Texas Legislature in the past few sessions. Legislators passed the Open Carry law two years ago. Campus Carry also allows the concealed carry of handguns …

Gun Rights