Definition: evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
Example (from the RESECON listserv):
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has published a new report, 'Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2016 (Fourth Edition)'.
‘The Earth's climate is changing. Temperatures are rising, snow and rainfall patterns are shifting, and more extreme climate events – like heavy rainstorms and record high temperatures – are already happening. Many of these observed changes are linked to the rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by human activities. EPA partners with more than 40 data contributors from various government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to compile a key set of indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change.’
For a free copy, send a request to EPA’s Climate Change Indicators Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climate Change Indicators Team
Climate Change Division
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW / Washington, DC 20460
Background (Joe Romm):
Trump is appointing countless climate science deniers to key positions, which tells you vastly more about what he believes and what he’ll do than his latest semi-coherent ramblings. As I wrote last week, Trump’s repetition of the phrase “open mind” during his Times interview was meant to distract from his constant repetition of long-debunked denier talking points (and it worked).
Make sure you get your fee copy while you can.