Polar Bears’ Path to Decline Runs Through Alaskan Village – The New York Times

“A Habitat EndangeredThreatened species like lions or wolves face predictable threats: poaching and hunting, or the encroachment of human settlements on their habitat.

But the biggest threat to the polar bear is something no regulatory authority involved in wildlife conservation can address: the unregulated release of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Sport hunting once posed a significant danger to polar bears, greatly shrinking their numbers in some areas until 1973, when an agreement among the Arctic countries restricted hunting to members of indigenous groups, and the populations began to rebound.Oil spills, pollution and over-hunting still pose some risk. But these dangers pale compared with the loss of sea ice.”

Trump’s Climate Contrarian: Myron Ebell Takes On the E.P.A. – The New York Times

The mug-shot posters, pasted on walls and lampposts around Paris by an activist group during the United Nations climate talks last year, were hardly flattering. They depicted Myron Ebell, a climate contrarian, as one of seven “climate criminals” wanted for “destroying our future.”

Will Trump Play Spy vs. Spy? – by Evan Thomas – The New York Times

In recent days, President-elect Donald J. Trump has rejected the C.I.A.’s conclusions that Russian hackers attempted to sway the American elections, and has accused unnamed officials within the agency of trying to undermine him. And he has rejected the tradition of receiving the intelligence community’s daily briefing, implying that he would rather rely on information and analysis from his inner circle of advisers.

Why Trump Had an Edge in the Electoral College – Nate Cohn – The New York Times

Amy Ellington Brooklyn 1 hour ago”The five real reasons Hillary Clinton lost the White House”http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/14/hillary-clinton-lost-whi…1. Taking the month of August off2. Not campaigning in Wisconsin, Michigan3. Misallocating her monetary advantage4. Going after the popular vote, not Electoral College win5. Doubling down demonizing Mr. Trump, instead of articulating her own vision

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“The five real reasons Hillary Clinton lost the White House”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/14/hillary-clinton-lost-whi…

1. Taking the month of August off
2. Not campaigning in Wisconsin, Michigan
3. Misallocating her monetary advantage
4. Going after the popular vote, not Electoral College win
5. Doubling down demonizing Mr. Trump, instead of articulating her own vision

Hillary Clinton lost the White House because of these five real reasons – Kelly Riddell – Washington Times

ANALYSIS/OPINION:Hillary Clinton’s team would like you to believe it was FBI Director James B. Comey, Russian hacking, or American racism, xenophobia and bigotry that caused her to lose the White House.

In reality, it was campaign malfeasance. Here are five examples, where Mrs. Clinton’s campaign team strategically blew it.1. Taking the month of August offIn August, the polls indicated Mrs. Clinton had a lead, and Donald Trump had just come off a very ugly feud with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a fallen soldier.Still, Mr. Trump was not out — he still had a base of 36 percent to 43 percent of the national vote.Nonetheless, Mrs. Clinton’s team decided to give her a summer break to focus on star-studded fundraising events in the Hamptons and Martha’s Vineyard.”

Source: Hillary Clinton lost the White House because of these five real reasons – Washington Times

Please #SupportTheElectors – SHARE this video-Hamilton Electors

By David Lindsay. I understand that a lot of Americans voted for Donald Trump for good reasons. However, it has come to public attention that Trump is a supporter of Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, whose hackers have helped swing the last election, according to the CIA and FBI. Furthermore, Trump is not a friend of environmental protection. Please review the video below and share it if you agree.

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How a Putin Fan Overseas Pushed Pro-Trump Propaganda to Americans – The New York Times

“The Patriot News Agency website popped up in July, soon after it became clear that Donald J. Trump would win the Republican presidential nomination, bearing a logo of a red, white and blue eagle and the motto “Built by patriots, for patriots.”

Tucked away on a corner of the site, next to links for Twitter and YouTube, is a link to another social media platform that most Americans have never heard of: VKontakte, the Russian equivalent of Facebook. It is a clue that Patriot News, like many sites that appeared out of nowhere and pumped out pro-Trump hoaxes tying his opponent Hillary Clinton to Satanism, pedophilia and other conspiracies, is actually run by foreigners based over

But while most of those others seem be the work of young, apolitical opportunists cashing in on a conservative appetite for viral nonsense, operators of Patriot News had an explicitly partisan motivation: getting Mr. Trump elected.

Patriot News — whose postings were viewed and shared tens of thousands of times in the United States — is among a constellation of websites run out of the United Kingdom that are linked to James Dowson, a far-right political activist who advocated Britain’s exit from the European Union and is a fan of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

But while most of those others seem be the work of young, apolitical opportunists cashing in on a conservative appetite for viral nonsense, operators of Patriot News had an explicitly partisan motivation: getting Mr. Trump elected.

Patriot News — whose postings were viewed and shared tens of thousands of times in the United States — is among a constellation of websites run out of the United Kingdom that are linked to James Dowson, a far-right political activist who advocated Britain’s exit from the European Union and is a fan of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.”

Heat, Hunger and War Force Africans Onto a ‘Road on Fire’ – The New York Times

Inconvenient News Worldwide

“AGADEZ, Niger — The world dismisses them as economic migrants. The law treats them as criminals who show up at a nation’s borders uninvited. Prayers alone protect them on the journey across the merciless Sahara.But peel back the layers of their stories and you find a complex bundle of trouble and want that prompts the men and boys of West Africa to leave home, endure beatings and bribes, board a smuggler’s pickup truck and try to make a living far, far away.”

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