From The New Yorker, Bill McKibben on why the rise of green energy makes utility companies nervous (and more); and on what Exxon knew about climate change. An undercover investigation carried out by Greenpeace UK reveals key academics fueling climate doubt willing to take money from the fossil fuel industry without disclosing their funding. Wendy E. Wagner on how Exxon Mobil “bends” science to cast doubt on climate change. It’s a through-the-looking-glass world: ExxonMobil has a far saner view of global warming than the national Republican party, warning of “catastrophic” 7F to 12F global warming without government action. Citibank says it’s going to cost a lot to do nothing on global warming. Who will pay for climate change? Corporations are pushing for new policies to fight climate change before it hits their bottom lines — it might not be altruism, but it just might work.

Jean Philippe Sapinski (Oregon): Climate Capitalism and the Global Corporate Elite Network. The hypocrite’s trap: Jen Schneider on corporate responses to the fossil fuel divestment movement. Our fight for survival: Ahead of COP21, confronting fossil capital is our only hope for averting cataclysmic climate change. Johnny Finn interviews Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (and more). Is Naomi Klein right that we must choose between capitalism and the climate? Bill Gates says that capitalism cannot save us from climate change. Buy coal now: It’s the best way for climate-concerned billionaires to fight global warming.


Sudipta Basu (Temple): Is There Any Scientific Basis for Accounting? Implications for Practice, Research and Education. Wm. Dennis Huber (Capella): Public Accounting and the Myth of the Public Interest. Can accounting save capitalism from itself? Diane Coyle reviews Six Capitals, or Can Accountants Save the Planet? Rethinking Capitalism for the Twenty-First Century by Jane Gleeson-White. Is ISIS guilty of carrying out “the worst crime”? As far as the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is concerned, the persecution of the Christian, Shia, Turkmen, Shabak, and Yazidi minorities should be considered genocide. Europe is still floundering on refugees as more drown at sea. CJ Pearson, the 13 year-old viral YouTube star who renounced conservatism about two weeks ago, says he’s endorsing Bernie Sanders. Sarah Jeong on how Satoshi’s PGP keys are probably backdated and point to a hoax.


From CJR, Mike Hoyt on the end of American Journalism Review and what it means for media criticism. Building a j-school from scratch: Justin Ellis on how the New School aims to bring journalism and design together. Joseph Kahn and Alison Mitchell on getting to the scene, no matter where, to get the story. Damaris Colhoun on Bloomberg’s new regime and tensions over the editorial vision. Can Politico make Brussels sexy? Their brash, fast, gossip-obsessed website has transformed Washington journalism — now they’ve landed in Europe. Andrew Beaujon on the problem with the mainstream media: It’s not more like the Washington Free Beacon. Right-wing media “hijacking” Republican Party, concludes Harvard report. Felix Salmon on why you can’t trust journalism. Glenn Greenwald on how a crucial realization about journalism is learned by being its subject. Is journalism bad? From conflicts and confrontations both institutional and personal, to managing your own privilege without being a dick, Scaach-22 is here to help.


Thomas A. Smith (San Diego): Tools, Oracles, Genies and Sovereigns: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Government. From The Baffler, three cheers for George Scialabba. Climate talks produce new draft accord and more hope. At the climate conference, the rich are working to stay rich. Ted Cruz invited Right-wing radio host Mark Steyn to testify on climate science and he gave this insane rant. Colorado shooting suspect Robert L. Dear declares “I’m guilty” in court: “I’m a warrior for the babies”. Meet the people who provide protection at abortion clinics. David Dayen on the only question Clinton and Sanders need to answer: How would they handle our divided government better than Obama has? Humans are worse for wildlife than nuclear disaster, according to the first long-term study at Chernobyl, site of the world’s worst nuclear accident, which found wildlife was thriving.


From Vox, Dara Lind on Donald Trump’s war on Muslims, explained. Trump’s anti-Muslim plan is awful — and constitutional. A poll finds nearly two-thirds of likely GOP primary voters back Trump’s Muslim ban. Henry Olsen on how the polls may be underestimating Trump’s support. Donald Trump’s America: How can a man of such extreme views be the leading G.O.P. candidate, and what does his popularity say about America? Donald Trump’s supporters are rightly angry — they’re just angry at the wrong people. Ku Klux Klan flyers resurfaced across Cullman County, Alabama, over the weekend, with messages asking residents to join the white supremacist group to fight the spread of Islam in the U.S. The all-American terror of Donald Trump: Brittney Cooper goes inside the nightmare ideology that’s made him a hero to white fundamentalists. Owen Jones on how Donald Trump’s real threat is making extreme bigots seem moderate.

Nothing’s gonna stop him now: Lauren Fox on why the GOP can’t derail Donald Trump. GOP leaders terrified Trump will stay, but more terrified he will leave and make an independent run. Eric Boehlert on how Trump is devouring the GOP, and Fox News fed it to him. Damon Linker on why conservative pundits hate Donald Trump. Ryan Cooper on how the rise of a fascist Donald Trump is partly the fault of D.C. elites. Julian Sanchez is nostalgic for the days when calling someone a “fascist” in US politics was a hyperbolic insult. “Congressional Update: Godwin's Law has been amended to allow Donald Trump comparisons. Passed by both houses, POTUS expected to sign”. Christopher Hale on Donald Trump’s anti-Christian campaign. For Muslims in the U.S. military, a different U.S. than the one they swore to defend. Terrorists want you to be very afraid, so don’t be: Panic, wild hyperbole, and hatred of Muslims are victories for the Islamic State.

“Trump is ISIS’s greatest triumph”: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on what Donald Trump and ISIS have in common.

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