2020-02-27: News Headlines

The Canary (2020-02-27). Campaigners win Court of Appeal ruling over Heathrow third runway. thecanary.co Campaigners trying to block Heathrow expansion have won a Court of Appeal challenge against controversial plans for a third runway.A group of councils in London affected by the expansion, environmental charities including Greenpeace, Friends Of The Earth and Plan B, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan, brought legal action over the government's approval of the plans.Giving their ruling on 27 February, Lords Justice Lindblom, Singh and Haddon-Cave said the government failed to take account of its commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change when setting out its support for the airport expansion in its National Poli…

Extinction Rebellion (2020-02-27). Heathrow Victory — We did it. zcomm.org This afternoon, the Court ruled against the expansion of Heathrow airport, effectively grinding the plans to build a third runway to a halt…

Extinction Rebellion SF Bay (2020-02-27). Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It. indybay.org 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94703…

sputniknews (2020-02-27). Judge Rules UK Government's Heathrow Expansion Policy as Unlawful. sputniknews.com A plan to expand the airport to add a third runway was approved by the UK Parliament in 2018, while environmental organisations challenged the $18 billion project due to global warming concerns.

sputniknews (2020-02-27). Scientists Say Almost All Coral Reefs Will Die in 20 Years Due to Pollution and Climate Change. sputniknews.com Although they occupy less than one percent of underwater surfaces, coral reefs are an invaluable part of marine ecosystems. They are even called the rainforests of the sea as they provide home and food to millions of species.

pip.hinman (2020-02-27). The climate crisis can't wait: 2050 is too late. greenleft.org.au

Susan Price (2020-02-27). Blacktown Council declares climate emergency. greenleft.org.au Activists from Cool Down Western Sydney organised petitions and c…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-02-26). Like capitalism's previous calamities, climate change hits the poorest worst. peoplesworld.org Uruguayan ecologist Silvia Ribeiro, reporting on the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos (where one item on the agenda was "better capitalism"), notes that the "transnationals, the main causes of climate change, finally are recognizing the gravity of the situation … What they are doing is settling into a new wave of business opportunities, new …

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-02-26). Climate Change and Voting 2020. counterpunch.org Today, humanity faces a situation unique in the 200,000 year existence of our species Homo sapiens sapiens, and unique in the 2 million year existence of our genus, Homo: the unprecedented steady linear advance of global warming since 1970, which is making our planet irreversibly less habitable as time progresses, and which is driven entirely

commondreams (2020-02-26). Environment America, Dozens More Groups Sign Climate Strong Islands Declaration. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-02-26). 'Horrifying': AOC, Green Groups Criticize Debate Moderators for Asking Zero Climate Questions. commondreams.org It's "honestly shocking that CBS, in the final Democratic debate before Super Tuesday, didn't ask a single question about the defining issue of our lives," said the Sunrise Movement. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/10th-debate-climate-aoc.jpg

news.un (2020-02-25). More funding needed to combat locust swarms 'unprecedented in modern times'. news.un.org Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned on Tuesday, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.

pip.hinman (2020-02-24). The problem with taking politics out of climate change. greenleft.org.au You can understand why, given the paralysis grippi…

news.un (2020-02-23). UN deputy chief see first-hand toll of climate change on Zimbabwe's natural habitat. news.un.org Alongside the human population, Africa's animals are suffering greatly from the effects of climate change, which United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed saw first-hand on Sunday in Zimbabwe.

CounterSpin (2020-02-21). Paul Paz y Miño, Saqib Bhatti & Beverly Bell on Environmental Justice & Cross-National Solidarity. fair.org There will only be an increasing number of frontline struggles between extractive, climate-disrupting industry and those willing to stand up to it. Corporate media's inadequate attention, and unwillingness to truly call out the moneyed interests causing present and future harms, make them more often part of the problem than the solution.

pip.hinman (2020-02-21). Climate emergency demands system change. greenleft.org.au

Brian Tokar (2020-02-02). What Will it Take to Prevent Climate Collapse? zcomm.org Perhaps we can even begin to realize the dream of a liberated and truly interdependent global community of communities. The future of life on earth may depend on our ability to do just that…

Lawrence Wittner (2020-01-26). Could the Climate Crisis Be "The Good News of Damnation"? zcomm.org On August 12, 1945, six days after the U.S. government obliterated the city of Hiroshima with a single atomic bomb, Robert Hutchins, the president of the University of Chicago, delivered a remarkable public address. Speaking on his weekly radio program, the Chicago Roundtable, Hutchins observed that Leon Bloy, a French philosopher, had referred to "the

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

2020-02-27: Social Media Postees

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Heading for Extinction and What to Do About It
Extinction Rebellion SF Bay | indybay.org | 2020-02-27
2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94703…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/26/18831074.php

Campaigners win Court of Appeal ruling over Heathrow third runway
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-27
Campaigners trying to block Heathrow expansion have won a Court of Appeal challenge against controversial plans for a third runway.A group of councils in London affected by the expansion, environmental charities including Greenpeace, Friends Of The Earth and Plan B, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan, brought legal action over the government's approval of the plans.Giving their ruling on 27 February, Lords Justice Lindblom, Singh and Haddon-Cave said the government failed to take account of its commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change when setting out its support for the airport expansion in its National Poli…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/02/27/campaigners-win-court-of-appeal-ruling-over-heathrow-third-runway/

Judge Rules UK Government's Heathrow Expansion Policy as Unlawful
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-27
A plan to expand the airport to add a third runway was approved by the UK Parliament in 2018, while environmental organisations challenged the $18 billion project due to global warming concerns.
sputniknews.com/uk/202002271078418226-judge-rules-uk-governments-heathrow-expansion-policy-as-unlawful/

Scientists Say Almost All Coral Reefs Will Die in 20 Years Due to Pollution and Climate Change
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-27
Although they occupy less than one percent of underwater surfaces, coral reefs are an invaluable part of marine ecosystems. They are even called the rainforests of the sea as they provide home and food to millions of species.
sputniknews.com/science/202002271078419666-scientists-say-almost-all-coral-reefs-will-die-in-20-years-due-to-pollution-and-climate-change/

Blacktown Council declares climate emergency
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-27
Climate Susan PriceIssue 1255 Australia BlacktownFebruary 27, 2020After a community campaign, Blacktown City Council, in Sydney's west, has become the latest local council to declare a climate emergency. | Activists from Cool Down Western Sydney organised petitions and c…
greenleft.org.au/content/blacktown-council-declares-climate-emergency

The climate crisis can't wait: 2050 is too late
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-27
Climate Sam WainwrightIssue 1255 Australia net zero emissionsFebruary 27, 2020Imagine we are all passengers on a bus careering down a hill towards a cliff. The bus is getting faster and, despite our desperate pleas to the driver to change course, it continues to head…
greenleft.org.au/content/climate-crisis-cant-wait-2050-too-late

Climate Change and Voting 2020
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-26
Today, humanity faces a situation unique in the 200,000 year existence of our species Homo sapiens sapiens, and unique in the 2 million year existence of our genus, Homo: the unprecedented steady linear advance of global warming since 1970, which is making our planet irreversibly less habitable as time progresses, and which is driven entirely…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/26/climate-change-and-voting-2020/

Climate Action Planning in a Federal Leadership Vacuum
Max Sano | commondreams.org | 2020-02-26
There is plenty of opportunity, and necessity, to incorporate underrepresented groups into the decision-making process. (Photo: Friends of the Earth International) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/climate_justice_climate_emergency_friends_of_the_earth.jpeg
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Environment America, Dozens More Groups Sign Climate Strong Islands Declaration
commondreams.org | 2020-02-26
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Like capitalism's previous calamities, climate change hits the poorest worst
W. T. Whitney Jr. | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-26
Uruguayan ecologist Silvia Ribeiro, reporting on the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos (where one item on the agenda was "better capitalism"), notes that the "transnationals, the main causes of climate change, finally are recognizing the gravity of the situation … What they are doing is settling into a new wave of business opportunities, new …
peoplesworld.org/article/like-capitalisms-previous-calamities-climate-change-hits-the-poorest-worst/

Canada: Wet'suwet'en defend land and sovereignty
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-26
Indigenous Gauri GandbhirIssue 1255 Canada indigenous sovereignty climate change anti-frackingFebruary 26, 2020When completed…
greenleft.org.au/content/wetsuweten-defend-land-sovereignty

Avoid the mistake of not planning the transition from coal
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-26
Climate workers' rights & unions Steve O'BrienIssue 1255 Australia just transitions NewcastleFebruary 27, 2020I wa…
greenleft.org.au/content/avoid-mistake-not-planning-transition-coal

Union leader: 'There are no jobs on a dead planet'
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-26
Climate Paul McAleerIssue 1255 Australia workers rights SydneyFebruary 26, 2020Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Sydney Branch secretary Paul McAleer sent the following message to the Western Sydney climate…
greenleft.org.au/content/union-leader-there-are-no-jobs-dead-planet

'Horrifying': AOC, Green Groups Criticize Debate Moderators for Asking Zero Climate Questions
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-26
It's "honestly shocking that CBS, in the final Democratic debate before Super Tuesday, didn't ask a single question about the defining issue of our lives," said the Sunrise Movement. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/10th-debate-climate-aoc.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/02/26/horrifying-aoc-green-groups-criticize-debate-moderators-asking-zero-climate?cd-origin=rss

More funding needed to combat locust swarms 'unprecedented in modern times'
news.un.org | 2020-02-25
Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned on Tuesday, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1058041

Capitalism, patriarchy and racism threaten to destroy this world
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-25
Climate Laurie AdkinIssue 1255 Canada just transition degrowthFebruary 25, 2020At this point in human history, the limits of capitalism and the limits of our species' life on Earth have converged. We have never b…
greenleft.org.au/content/capitalism-patriarchy-and-racism-threaten-destroy-world

The problem with taking politics out of climate change
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-24
Climate Jeff SparrowIssue 1255 Australia decarbonisationFebruary 24, 2020″Get the politics out of climate change." It's a slogan heard almost inevitably whenever discussion turns to the looming environmental catastrophe. | You can understand why, given the paralysis grippi…
greenleft.org.au/content/problem-taking-politics-out-climate-change

UN deputy chief see first-hand toll of climate change on Zimbabwe's natural habitat
news.un.org | 2020-02-23
Alongside the human population, Africa's animals are suffering greatly from the effects of climate change, which United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed saw first-hand on Sunday in Zimbabwe.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1057951

Paul Paz y Miño, Saqib Bhatti & Beverly Bell on Environmental Justice & Cross-National Solidarity
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-02-21
There will only be an increasing number of frontline struggles between extractive, climate-disrupting industry and those willing to stand up to it. Corporate media's inadequate attention, and unwillingness to truly call out the moneyed interests causing present and future harms, make them more often part of the problem than the solution.
fair.org/home/paul-paz-y-mino-saqib-bhatti-beverly-bell-on-environmental-justice-cross-national-solidarity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=paul-paz-y-mino-saqib-bhatti-beverly-bell-on-environmental-justice-cross-national-solidarity

Climate emergency demands system change
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-21
Climate Socialist AllianceIssue 1254 Australia just transitionsFebruary 21, 2020The Socialist Alliance has been developing this charter for climate action since it…
greenleft.org.au/content/climate-emergency-demands-system-change

What Will it Take to Prevent Climate Collapse?
Brian Tokar | zcomm.org | 2020-02-02
Perhaps we can even begin to realize the dream of a liberated and truly interdependent global community of communities. The future of life on earth may depend on our ability to do just that…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/what-will-it-take-to-prevent-climate-collapse/