2019-12-01: News Headlines

The Canary (2019-12-01). Crucial round of talks to discuss climate breakdown begin. thecanary.co Countries meet in Madrid over the next fortnight for UN climate talks, with the pressure on to up the levels of ambition for cutting emissions.What are these talks?: This is the annual "conference of parties", or "COP" under the UN's climate convention. 196 countries, with the EU acting as a bloc, will attend to discuss action on climate catastrophe.Don't we already have an agreement on action?: Yes, we have the Paris Agreement, negotiated in the French capital in 2015, which commits countries to take action to keep temperature rises "well below" 2C (3.6F) above pre-industrial levels and to pursue e…

Staff (2019-12-01). Thousands Stage Protest at German Coal Mines for Bolder Climate Policy. truthout.org On the heels of Friday's global youth-led climate strike, thousands of activists staged demonstrations at three coal mines in Germany Saturday to protest the government's plan to phase out coal by 2038, which activist…

Staff (2019-12-01). European Protesters Demand Amazon Stop Treating Workers Like Robots. truthdig.com Labor rights activists and climate campaigners across Europe used the occasion of Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, to call attention to and protest Amazon's "appalling" working conditions, paltry benefits, and destructive environmental practices. | "Workers are breaking bones, being knocked unconscious, and being taken away in ambulances," said Mick Rix, national officer with the GMB Union, which organized demonstrations at Amazon warehouses across the United Kingdom on Friday. | "Amazon has spent a fortune on fluffy adverts saying what a great place it is to work," Rix added. "Why not spend th…

Labor Video Project (2019-12-01). 50,000 Rally & March In Berlin To Defend Planet From Global Warming. indybay.org 50,000 rallied and marched through Berlin, Germany to protest the growing dangers of global warming and continued use of oil and gas around the world.

Leon Kunstenaaar (2019-12-01). Extinction Rebellion and Women in Black In Black Friday Protests. indybay.org Photos: Leon Kunstenaar, Pro Bono Photo | . | Not everybody went shopping…

Staff (2019-12-01). Oil and Gas Industry Tries to Rehabilitate Fracking Amid Calls for National Ban. truthout.org The American Petroleum Institute, the nation's largest oil and gas trade association, is promoting a new video touting domestic natural gas production as essential to energy security. The video, titled "America's Energy Security: A Generation of Progress At Risk?" comes at a time when calls for…

United Nations (2019-12-01). COP25: 'Signals of hope' multiplying in face of global climate crisis, insists UN chief Guterres. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General has outlined the "increased ambition and commitment" that the world needs from governments during the coming days of the COP25 UN climate change conference which opens in Madrid on Monday, calling for "accountability, responsibility and leadership" to end the global climate crisis.

Sunrise Movement Santa Cruz and others (2019-12-01). National Climate Strike: Santa Cruz Walkouts, Marches and Rally. indybay.org County Building, 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…

Julie Hollar (2019-12-01). We're Still Waiting for 'Early and Often' Climate Debate Questions. commondreams.org Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) raise their hands during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on Sept. 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/democratic_debate_winship_1.jpg

Staff (2019-12-01). Earth Nears Irreversible Tipping Points. truthdig.com On the eve of a global climate summit in Madrid, seven distinguished climate scientists have issued an urgent warning of approaching planetary tipping points: within a few years, they say, humankind could enter a state of potentially catastrophic climate change on a new "hothouse" Earth. | They warn that dramatic changes to planetary stability may already be happening in nine vulnerable ecosystems. As these changes happen, they could reinf…

James Wright (2019-12-01). The BBC is ignoring David Attenborough's extraordinary takedown of Boris Johnson. thecanary.co The BBC seems to be ignoring the views of the broadcaster's most high-profile voice — David Attenborough. | "Shameful": | Speaking to Channel 4, the Planet Earth presenter condemned Johnson's decision to skip the recent TV debate on the climate. Attenborough dismissed the sitting prime minister's excuse that he'd "don…

CFBDH (2019-12-01). Beyond Climate Denial: Exposing the Fossil Fuel Industry's Latest Tactics. indybay.org Children's Creativity Museum Theater, 221 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94103…

teleSUR (2019-12-01). Over 5,000 Police Deployed to Monitor Climate Summit in Spain. telesurenglish.net Spain's authorities have deployed over 5,000 officers to monitor the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) to be held in Madrid from Monday. | RELATED: | Global Strikes to Pressure U.N. Climate Summit COP25 | While the Civil Guard will control vehicular traffic and airport security, the Defense Ministry will supervise air safety. | For its part, Madrid's Municipal Police will control urban mobility and support government delegations in their movements. | This spec…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-12-01). Decrying 'Utterly Inadequate' Efforts to Tackle Climate Crisis, UN Chief Declares 'Our War Against Nature Must Stop'. commondreams.org On the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres decried the "utterly inadequate" efforts of governments to curb planet-heating emissions and called for "a clear demonstration of increased ambition and commitment" from world leaders to tackle the crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11858063881.jpg

David Suzuki (2019-12-01). Failure to Address Climate Crisis Puts Children at Risk. commondreams.org "You'd think we'd do everything in our power to protect our children, but we aren't." (Photo: Aulia Erlangga/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/child-mask-wildfire-smoke.png

teleSUR (2019-11-30). 'Black Friday' Protests: Amazon Needs to Work for Labor Rights. telesurenglish.net The demonstrations against 'Black Friday' multiplied in several countries Friday to denounce consumption and its climatic consequences, with strikes in Germany, United Kingdom, France and others focusing their complaint against the Amazon company. | RELATED: | Amazon Employees to Strike over Company's Climate Policies | Labor rights activists and climate campaigners across Europe used the occasion of 'Black Friday,' the busiest shopping day of the year, to call attention to and pr…

Jessica Corbett (2019-11-30). Dozens arrested for demanding food justice at Jane Fonda's fire drill Friday protest in DC. nationofchange.org The weekly demonstration coincided with a global youth-led climate strike that aimed to put pressure on governments attending COP 25.

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2019-11-30). Is The Nuclear "Green"? "CO2- And Climate Neutral"? globalresearch.ca On the 28th of November 2019 the European Parliament in Brussels voted in favor of nuclear energy, because it is defined as CO2- and climate-neutral. | This happened when a resolution proposal for the coming UN Climate Conference in Madrid …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-30). Thousands of Activists Stage Protests at Three German Coal Mines to Demand Bolder Climate Policies. commondreams.org On the heels of Friday's global youth-led climate strike, thousands of activists staged demonstrations at three coal mines in Germany Saturday to protest the government's plan to phase out coal by 2038, which activists say isn't soon enough. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/german20protesters.jpg

The Canary (2019-11-29). Boris Johnson is 'running scared' and 'threatening free press' over C4 debate row. thecanary.co Labour has accused the Prime Minister of "trying to restrict the free press" by threatening Channel 4 and of "running scared" of scrutiny by not committing to a BBC interview with Andrew Neil.A Tory source suggested the party may review Channel 4's public service broadcasting position after it replaced the PM with an ice sculpture on Thursday evening when he refused to take part in a climate change debate.The party also made a formal complaint to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom's election committee over what it said was "a provocative partisan stunt, which would itself constitute making a political opinion in its own…

teleSUR (2019-11-29). Global Strikes to Pressure U.N. Climate Summit COP25. telesurenglish.net Thousands of protesters have marched all around the world demanding from governments more solid and energetic actions to stop global warming, just a few days before the conference held in Madrid, next December 2nd, as a part of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP25). | RELATED: | UNEP Warns 3.2 C Temperature Rise Despite Paris Agreement | The strikes began in Australia, where people affected by hundreds of forest fires that devastate…

Yves Engler (2019-11-29). Alternative Media promotes Canadian Foreign Policy. dissidentvoice.org Why would an alternative media website that questions government and corporate policies about climate change and the environment have so much trouble understanding that the same sort of skepticism is necessary regarding Canadian foreign policy? Imagine a self-declared progressive media outlet saying they don't cover racism, patriarchy or the dispossession of First Nations because they …

Randall Enos (2019-11-29). Dooming the Paris Climate Accord. thenation.com Dooming the Paris Climate Accord…

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-11-29). What Should You Do About Climate Change? counterpunch.org Earth's climate is changing before our eyes, and at a faster rate than given by all previous scientific predictions. The melting of glaciers and permafrost, and the methane burping from tundras and the Arctic Sea; the enhanced power of hurricanes, rain and snow storms, and floods; the swelling of the oceans and the creeping inundation More

United Nations (2019-11-29). COP25: UN climate change conference, 5 things you need to know. news.un.org Climate change is happening—the world is already 1.1 ∞C warmer than it was at the onset of the industrial revolution, and it is already having a significant impact on the world, and on people's lives. And if current trends persist, then global temperatures can be expected to rise by 3.4 to 3.9 ∞C this century, which would bring wide-ranging and destructive climate impacts.

Staff (2019-11-29). David Byrne on His Broadway Show "American Utopia," Talking Heads, Reasons to Be Cheerful & More. democracynow.org An hour with David Byrne, the celebrated musician, artist, writer, cycling enthusiast, filmmaker and now Broadway star. He has a new hit Broadway show called "American Utopia." The show grew out of Byrne's recent world tour, which the British music publication NME said "may just be the best live show of all time." Byrne talks about the production, his time in the groundbreaking band Talking Heads, his website Reasons to Be Cheerful, Greta Thunberg and more.

Fred_F (2019-11-29). School climate strikers sit down outside Liberal HQ. greenleft.org.au Climate Zebedee ParkesIssue 1247 Australia School Strike 4 Climate SydneyNovember 29, 2019School climate strikers sat down in front of the Liberal Party's Sydney headquarters on November 29, as par…

Fred_F (2019-11-29). The answer to the climate crisis is obvious: ban climate protests. greenleft.org.au environment Carlo SandsIssue 1247 Australia Carlo's CornerNovember 29, 2019As Australia burns amid record-breaking temperatures and ongoing drought, and report a…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-29). Dozens Arrested for Demanding Food Justice at Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Friday Protest in DC. commondreams.org As protesters filled streets around the world Friday for a youth-led climate strike, more than three dozen people were arrested at the U.S. Capitol for Jane Fonda's weekly Fire Drill Friday civil disobedience demonstration, which the actress and activist launched last month. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fonda20fire20drill20friday.png

Susan Price (2019-11-28). China's contribution to climate change. greenleft.org.au Climate change Chris SleeIssue 1247 China greenhouse gas emissionsNovember 28, 2019China is the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2). It surpassed the Un…

Eds. (2019-11-27). Australian bushfire crisis spreads as PM denies climate change link. mronline.org Even before summer has begun, bushfires and toxic smoke have threatened the lives, health and homes of millions of people in nearly every Australian state and territory this week. The fire emergencies that first erupted two weeks ago in two states have spread across the country, worsened by dust storms, asthma alerts and electricity blackouts. | Source

Julie Hollar (2019-11-27). We're Still Waiting for 'Early and Often' Climate Debate Questions. fair.org As the Democratic Party prepared for its first presidential primary debates in June, climate activists pushed the DNC to schedule a single-issue debate on the climate crisis, given the urgency of the problem and the lack of attention given to it in previous debates. DNC chair Tom Perez refused, saying he had "the utmost confidence" that climate disruption would be discussed in the debates "early and often" (FAIR.org, 6/18/19). | Now that seven nights of debates have passed, and multiple…

Sarah Lahm (2019-11-27). Midwest Dispatch: Trying to Feel Thankful in the Era of Climate Change. progressive.org Recent headlines have been poking holes in any feelings of joy or gratitude I've had regarding the upcoming holiday.

Ben Ehrenreich (2019-11-27). Meet the Men Fueling the Climate Crisis. thenation.com Meet the Men Fueling the Climate Crisis…

Fred_F (2019-11-27). School Strike 4 Climate WA: 'We are heading for a cliff and fossil fuel companies want to put their foot on the gas'. greenleft.org.au Climate School Strike 4 Climate WAIssue 1247 Australia School Strike 4 Climate PerthNovember 27, 2019School Strike 4 Climate WA sent the following letter to Western Australia Premier Mar…

United Nations (2019-11-26). UN emissions report: World on course for more than 3 degree spike, even if climate commitments are met. news.un.org Even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, leading to even wider-ranging and more destructive climate impacts, warns a report from the UN Environment Programme, released on Tuesday.

Staff (2019-11-26). Headlines for November 26, 2019. democracynow.org Judge Rules Trump Can't Stop Officials from Testifying in Impeachment Inquiry, Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Disclosure of Trump's Financial Records, U.S. Troops Resume Combat Mission Against ISIS, U.N.: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Surged to Record-High Levels in 2018, 56 Killed in Landslides in Kenya, Leaked Documents Reveal China's "Brainwashing" of Uyghur Muslims, Duque Calls for "National Dialogue" as Protests Continue to Rock Colombia, Global Protests Mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Argentine Catholic Priests Sentenced to Prison for Raping Students, Water Protectors Block…

Fred_F (2019-11-26). Firefighters union leader: 'There are no climate sceptics on the end of a fire hose'. greenleft.org.au Climate Greg McConvilleIssue 1247 Australia bushfires United Firefighters Union (UFU) CanberraNovember 26, 2019United Firef…

David Cole (2019-11-26). We're Grateful for the Constitution. aclu.org Thanksgiving is here: that time of year when we pause to take stock of all we're grateful for. At the ACLU, we're saying thanks for all the crucial wins from our legal teams — and for the Constitution. | In just the last few months, we've racked up many essential victories in the ongoing battle to protect civil liberties and civil rights. The scope of these victories is breathtaking: they span criminal justice, privacy, religious freedom, reproductive rights, due process for immigrants, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and the right to protest the Keystone pipeline, among others. We've won crucial victories…

United Nations (2019-11-25). Monday's Daily Brief: Colombia marches, major mine action summit, violence against women a barrier to peace, South Sudan update. news.un.org A recap of Monday's stories in brief: ‚ÄØGuterres holds "focused and frank" informal talks over Cyprus, responds to Colombia protests; Violence targeting women impedes peace; UN Mission, community condemn South Sudan violence; UN weather watchdog sounds climate alarm; Norway hosts anti-landmine summit.

Staff (2019-11-25). Police Raid Egypt's Last Independent News Outlet Mada Masr Amid "Increasingly Hostile" Media Climate. democracynow.org Egyptian security forces raided the office of Mada Masr, the country's last independent media outlet, and arrested three of its journalists this weekend. The raid began Sunday afternoon, when nine plainclothes security officers entered the Mada Masr office in Cairo, seizing phones and laptops and holding the staff in the building for more than three hours. They then arrested editor-in-chief Lina Attalah, managing editor Mohamed Hamama and reporter Rana Mamdouh. It came just a day after security forces arrested senior editor Shady Zalat at his home. All four journalists were released from detention Sunday night. T…

patrick (2019-11-20). Palestine is a climate justice issue – Israeli apartheid is not "green" bdsmovement.net Palestine is a climate justice issue – Israeli apartheid is not "green": Update Click to download and print this Fact Sheet.November 21, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

Frances Madeson (2019-11-19). What the Frack? New Mexico Wants to Recycle Radioactive Wastewater. progressive.org The state's famous green chiles may be hot for a whole new reason.

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, …

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