Climate change, oil profits and the new youth movement
Deirdre Griswold | workers.org | 2019-07-31
Despite the know-nothing stance of the gang in the White House, climate change is a subject that hundreds of millions of people cannot ignore. Massive spring floods in the U.S. Midwest continued into June, causing billions of dollars in damage as levees were breached and fields turned into vast lakes. . . . | Continue reading Climate change, oil profits and the new youth movement at Workers.org…
UK's 10 hottest years on record have occurred since 2002 says Met Office
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-31
The UK's 10 hottest years in records stretching back to the 19th century have all occurred since 2002, the Met Office has said.Analysis of temperature records which have been extended back to 1884 also reveals that none of the 10 coldest years have occurred since 1963, showing how the climate is warming.In the Met Office's latest annual state of the climate report, the temperature series for the UK has been extended back by 26 years from 1910, as the data was added as part of ongoing work to digitise historic weather records.Dr Mark McCarthy, head of the Met Office's national climate information centre, said: "Lo…
Toxic Mine Waste. The Dangers of Copper Sulfide Mining
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-31
A few months ago, the Trump administration's Bureau of Land Management renewed the previously cancelled mineral exploration leases to Antofagasta, the Chilean mining giant that owns Twin Metals, the Canadian penny-stock company that has been doing the groundwork for Antofagasta's …
THOUSANDS of unopened bottles of water meant for Puerto Rico hurricane victims found in field… AGAIN
rt.com | 2019-07-31
Tens of thousands of water bottles intended for hurricane survivors in Puerto Rico have been found sitting in a field unopened. After a similar discovery last year, the find suggests massive waste in the US disaster relief effort. | …
Migrant Justice is Climate Justice: Protest at ICE Office in SF
No Coal in Oakland | indybay.org | 2019-07-31
ICE Office | 630 Sansome St | San Francisco, CA 94111…
Vigil to Expose Monsanto
San Francisco-Bay Area Veterans For Peace | indybay.org | 2019-07-31
Union Square, Downtown San Francisco. Bordered by Geary Blvd. and Post Street; and Powell and Stockton Street.
Paris authorities cover up lead contamination in schools caused by Notre Dame fire
wsws.org | 2019-07-31
Paris authorities are covering up the risk of lead poisoning after the Notre Dame fire, as new details of mismanagement before the disaster emerge.
Fukushima 2020 Olympics Nightmare: Is PM Abe Criminally Insane?
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-07-31
This documentary investigates and exposes the plans of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring the Olympics baseball games to contaminated Fukushima. Although there is over a million tons of tritium radioactive water in tanks surrounding the plan, thousands of contamined bags of waste and melted nuclear rods still in the broken plants Abe has claimed to the Olympic Committee and world that Fukushima has been decontaminated.
Lawsuit Launched Over Trump Administration's Approval of Oil-waste Dumping in Arroyo Grande Aquifer
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2019-07-31
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., July 25, 2019 — The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice today of its intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for ignoring threats to endangered wildlife in its recent approval of an aquifer exemption in the area around the Arroyo Grande oilfield.
Corbyn joins protesters in Lancashire, pledging fracking ban and 'green industrial revolution'
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-07-30
On 30 July, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn continued his tour around Britain by meeting protesters at the gates of a shale gas exploration site in Lancashire. Speaking to around a hundred activists at the Preston New Road site near Blackpool, Corbyn promised that his party will ban fracking and launch a "green industrial revolution" if it wins the next general election.The site is the UK's only shale…
Exterminating the Future: World Outcry Grows as Brazil Rapidly Expands Deforestation of Amazon
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-30
New government data in Brazil shows that deforestation in the Amazon has dramatically increased since the far-right former military officer Jair Bolsonaro became president in January. Brazil has lost more than 1,300 square miles of forest cover this year, and the pace of deforestation is increasing. One report claims that the equivalent of three soccer fields are being deforested every minute in the Amazon. In June, deforestation increased by 88% over the same month last year. The drastic spike is due to Bolsonaro's rolling back of regulations and allowing illegal land invasions, logging and burning. Climate scie…
Dear Moderators of the Presidential Debates
Lawrence Wittner | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-30
You mass media folks lead busy lives, I'm sure. But you must have heard something about nuclear weapons — those supremely destructive devices that, along with climate change, threaten the continued existence of the human race. Yes, thanks to popular protest and carefully-crafted arms control and disarmament agreements, there has been some progress in limiting …
Media Downplay Climate Disruption's Ever-Growing Role in Driving Migration
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2019-07-30
Washington Post ( 4/16/19) | Journalists routinely dehumanize human beings crossing the southern border by comparing them to natural disasters like a " flood" or " deluge." But while migration has always been a natural…
The Cheapest Way to Save the Planet Grows Like a Weed
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-30
| Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the cheapest and most efficient way to tackle the climate crisis. So states a July 4 article in The Guardian, citing a new analysis published in the journal Science. The author explains: | As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon…
Conflict, climate change among factors that increase 'desperation that enables human trafficking to flourish', says UN chief
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-30
To mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed that "human trafficking is a heinous crime that affects every region of the world" — especially women and children.
Is the Green New Deal Our Last Hope to Address Climate Change?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-30
| At its best, the Earth was once likened to a spaceship that sails through the heavens with a crew working together for the common good. Thanks to climate change, this metaphor no longer works. Our planet is now more like a lifeboat that's sprung a major leak. People on board are beginning to panic and the clock is ticking. | It is, however, the perfect environment to test out the best way to deal with life-and-death…
Are the Green New Deal and China the Answers to Climate Change?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-30
At its best, the earth was once likened to a spaceship that sails through the heavens with a crew working together for the common good. Thanks to climate change, this metaphor no longer works. Our planet is now more like a lifeboat that's sprung a major leak. People onboard are beginning to panic and the clock is ticking. | It is, however, the perfect environment to test out the best way to deal with life-and-death situations. | For such a test, imagine not one but two lifeboats of survivors bobbing in an endless, empty sea. Bot…
Brazil's Massive Crime Against Humanity. Bolsonaro has Decided to Destroy the Amazon
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-30
The corrupt Brazilian government installed by Washington has decided to destroy the Amazon Rain Forest. This will adversely affect the Earth's climate by eliminating a massive carbon sink. | The beneficiaries of the destruction of the rain forest are the timber …
The future of industrial hemp and biofuels
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-30
Hemp is a low-cost alternative to a variety of products, and when you add that introducing would go a long way to reducing climate change, there is no question that we should be using it.
Bernie Sanders, Cardi B Film US Presidential Campaign Video
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-30
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and rapper Cardi B have filmed a campaign video together showing their mutual respect and shared concern for a range of issues like student debt, climate crisis, and minimum wage. | RELATED: | Bernie Sanders Joins Insulin-Caravan to Canada With US Families | The United States presidential hopeful featured in the clip in a nail salon in Detroit, where the second round of Democratic candidate debates will take place on Tuesday and…
'We Are in a Climate Emergency' Warn Experts and AOC as Greenland Ice Sheet Faces Possible Record-Breaking Melting
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-30
"If the ice sheet melts entirely, it would raise global sea levels by almost 23 feet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/greenland_ice.jpg …
US govt regulator 'complicit' in radioactive leak at S. Carolina plant
rt.com | 2019-07-30
A leak at a Westinghouse nuclear fuel site is partly the result of inaction by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which is tasked with protecting the public from radioactive waste, an analyst told RT. | …
Alaska Governor Demolishes Climate Research
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-29
"The University of Alaska Fairbanks ("UAF") is a hub for Arctic climate research, and a magnet for top scientists and international collaborations– and it's in trouble."1 UAF's International Arctic Research Center sits at the pinnacle of worldwide climate research…
Easing 'classroom crisis' in Cà¥te d'Ivoire, brick by (plastic) brick
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-29
In an innovative partnership, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and a Colombian social enterprise announced on Monday that it had broken ground on a first-of-its-kind factory to convert plastic waste in Cà¥te d'Ivoire into modular, easy-to-assemble, low-cost plastic bricks for classrooms in the West African country.
Monday's Daily Brief: Nigeria massacre, Libya shelling condemned; recycled plastic used to build classrooms in Cà¥te d'Ivoire
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-29
Our main stories today: UN chief and senior UN official condemn the 'terrible massacre' in Nigeria that left some 65 dead, and the shelling of a hospital in Libya that killed medical workers; UN Secretary-General António Guterres reacts to a deadly landslide in China; recycled plastic waste is used to build classrooms in Cà¥te d'Ivoire; and scouts are urged to become human rights defenders.
UN: World Hunger Increases for Third Straight Year due to Climate Change
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-28
Cindy Holleman of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says climate change, conflict, and economic stagnation are increasing hunger…
MSNBC & CNN To Host Climate Town Halls for Candidates
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-27
Sunrise Movement fellow Zina Rodriguez says she celebrates the moves from two major networks, but they don't change the need for a real climate debate…
26-year-old activist sentenced to pay $61,000 in 'victim compensation' to Qld Railways
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-26
On April 19, Alice Wicks locked on to a half-ton barrel, blocking all coal trains heading to the Port of Brisbane for 5 hours. | "I took this action because I have exhausted all other avenues for demanding action on the climate crisis. The permafrost has melted 70 years ahead of scientist's predictions. We need to act now", Wicks said on July 26. | Wicks has been protesting for more than three years and has worked in the environmental management sector for five. The government has made no effort to curb the climate crisis, they said, all the while increasing anti-protest laws: anyone who trespasses on a work…
New Study Predicts Millions of Americans May Become Exposed to "Off the Charts" Heat
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-26
Climate scientist Michael Mann discusses the increasing frequency and severity of heat waves, just as the US, Europe, and India are experiencing this Summer…
Important contribution to stopping capitalist destruction
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-25
System Change Not Climate Change: A Revolutionary Response to Environmental Crisis | Edited by Martin Empson | Bookmarks, 2019 | If you're looking for an accessible summary of revolutionary theory and practice related to the climate crisis and how to overcome it, System Change Not Climate Change is a must-read, writes Valerie Lannon. | As the movement grows, so do debates about causes, solutions, strategies and tactics, and we need deeper understanding of what changes are needed. | Made up of 13 essays by ecosociali…
Study: Breaching 'Carbon Threshold' Could Trigger Mass Extinction in Oceans
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-25
MIT scientist Daniel Rothman explains that the earth's oceans may be at the 'precipice of excitation,' due to carbon in the oceans, which would unleash a mass extinction of life…
New York Blackout Prompts Call for Publicly Owned Energy
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-25
Energy mismanagement in New York City and California has sparked questions about their ownership models. Democracy Collaborative's Johanna Bozuwa says making utilities public would help foster democracy and fight the climate crisis…
Singing for climate action
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-25
In a July 12 statement, the group said: "We find it alarming and frightening that we could potentially be facing the end of the world, in our lifetime, or at least our children's lifetime. It just blows [our minds] that our leaders continue to ignore the numerous scientific reports and evidence that this is the reality. | "Australia is not doing its part to combat climate change-and sadly we have just re-elected the same government." | Inspired by Western Australian climate activism and initiatives such as Transition Town Western Suburbs and Extinction Rebellion WA, teachers, students and parents based in Perth's…
Climate Change Is Impacting Every Aspect of Modern Life, But the Press Fails to "Connect the Dots"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-24
July is slated to become the hottest month in recorded history, as extreme weather fueled by global warming wreaks havoc across the globe, from extreme heat waves in Europe and the U.S. to deadly monsoon flooding in South Asia. Severe rains have killed at least 660 people across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan in a monsoon that is expected to continue throughout the week. A record heat wave is hitting Europe for the second time this summer, with Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam all at risk of hitting all-time high temperatures, and Spain facing the threat of severe fires. We speak with climate scientist Michae…