2019-08-21: Social Media Postees

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Youth to Adults—Join Us in the Climate Fight
Bill McKibben | commondreams.org | 2019-08-21
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg sets sail for New York, in the 60-foot Malizia II yacht, from Plymouth, England, on Aug. 14.(Photo: KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/WPA POOL/GETTY IMAGES) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/greta.jpg

Climate Emergency "Die-In" Protest at San Jose City Hall
Extinction Rebellion, others | indybay.org | 2019-08-21
The front courtyard at the San Jose City Hall | 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose 95113…

No Time to Lose: A Dharma Response to Climate Change (Spirit Rock Meditation Center)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center | indybay.org | 2019-08-21
Spirit Rock Meditation Center | 5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA 94973 | www.spiritrock.org/directions

Unique climate change has no natural cause
Tim Radford | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-21
European and U.S. scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster than at any time in the last 2,000 years, but this unique climate change really does have neither a historic precedent nor a natural cause. Other historic changes — the …

Strategy Meeting: Pass the DNC Resolution for a Presidential Climate Debate
CA Democratic Progressive Caucus | indybay.org | 2019-08-21
Parc 55 Hotel, Ballroom | 55 Cyril Magnin Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

EDF Talk: California and the Rainforest – a Plan to Fight Climate Change
Environmental Defense Fund | indybay.org | 2019-08-21
EDF Office on 28th Floor, 123 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105…

Why the Democratic National Committee Must Change the Rules and Hold a Climate Debate
Naomi Klein | commondreams.org | 2019-08-21
Members of the Sunrise Movement hubs from across New York gathered for a rally on Aug. 13, 2019, outside the DNC headquarters in New York City to pressure the state members to vote for a climate debate. (Photo: Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/sunrise_0.jpeg

Saving the Planet Means Fighting Bipartisan Corruption
Daphne Wysham | commondreams.org | 2019-08-21
Both terminals and their backers provide proof that tackling climate change means tackling corruption at the highest levels of our democracy, regardless of party affiliation. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/oil_1.jpeg

Condescension and Climate Change: Australia and the Failure of the Pacific Islands Forum
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-21
It was predictably ugly: in tone, in regret, and, in some ways, disgust. Australia emerged from the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting isolated, the true spoiler of the party which saw 17 states facing the obstinacy of one. It had taken place on Tuvalu, some two hours flight north of Fiji. The capital Funafuti is…

'This illegal and dangerous pipeline must be shut down': Standing Rock Sioux renew the fight against the DAPL
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-21
The tribe is asking for a pause in construction while a thorough environmental assessment, this time with input from the tribe is conducted.

California to build world's largest bridge over a major freeway for wildlife
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-21
Hoping to prevent the extinction of mountain lions, coyotes, deer, lizards, snakes, and other species that require room to roam, Southern California transportation officials will be building a wildlife crossing over the U.S. 101 highway. "Localized extinction happens when populations can't find each other, and if they don't have genetic variability, they will blink out–especially …

Trump Escalates War on Species as We Face an Extinction Emergency
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-21
| The Trump administration's recent announcement of rule changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) will blow a hole through protections that have been crucial to preventing extinctions and to helping the recovery of many threatened species. The changes, announced by the Interior Department's, Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service, will take effect in September. | About 1,600 plant and animal species in the U.S. are listed under the ESA. It's been estimated the ESA…

The climate struggle is a struggle for social power
greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-21

Negotiating legally-binding agreement to provide future generations with a 'healthy, resilient and productive ocean'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-20
While the world's oceans contain some 200,000 identified living species, the actual numbers could reach the millions ≠ ≠– all exposed to the dangers of climate change, pollution and over-exploitation. To stem these threats, the United Nations is meeting to negotiate a treaty that would protect three-quarters of the earth's surface by 2030.

Pope Francis Confronts the "Idolatry of Money" — RAI with Matthew Fox (7/8)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-20
With his criticism of excessive capitalism and of climate change, Pope Francis has become the target of the far-right, and especially of the secretive Opus Dei sect within the Catholic Church, explains former priest Matthew Fox…

'Monsanto Has Worked Very Hard to Discredit Me and My Work' – CounterSpin interview with Carey Gillam on Monsanto's attack on journalism
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-08-20
Janine Jackson interviewed US Right to Know's Carey Gillam for the August 16, 2019, episode of CounterSpin, about being targeted by Monsanto. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

That Kamala Harris Even Considered Skipping CNN Forum, Say Youth Campaigners, Is 'Why We Absolutely Need' Mandatory Climate Debate
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-20
Senator's reversal comes after progressives rebuked 2020 candidate for choosing to attend high-priced fundraiser over forum focused on planetary crisis | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/kamala_reversal_cnn_climate_forum.jpg

Condescension and Climate Change: Australia and the Failure of the Pacific Islands Forum
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-19
It was predictably ugly: in tone, in regret, and, in some ways, disgust. Australia emerged from the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting isolated, the true spoiler of the party which saw 17 states facing the obstinacy of one. It had taken place on Tuvalu, some two hours flight north of Fiji. The capital Funafuti is …

FROM THE FIELD: Green wall of opportunities grows in the Sahel
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-19
An ambitious plan has got underway to plant a band of trees across the Sahel region of Africa, to hold back desertification and combat climate change, thanks to the support of the United Nations.

Colonialism Lives on in the Mind of Donald Trump
Kim Petersen | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-19
Outside of melting glaciers and global warming discussions, Kalaallit Nunaat does not often find itself in the spotlight, and when it does, it is usually referred to as Greenland. United States president Donald Trump's real-estate aspirations have given Kalaallit Nunaat/Greenland prominence in recent news. It seems Trump is serious about the US purchasing Greenland. Judging …

Ernest Coverson on Guns & Human Rights, Carey Gillam Under Attack From Monsanto
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-08-16

Trump Endangers the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-16
The protection of threatened species will now be weighed against the economic benefit their extinction might mean. Meanwhile, states would no longer be able to review the impact of projects on water quality, in accordance with the decades-old the Clean Water Act…

'People Are Demanding Accountability for the Fossil Fuel Industry' – CounterSpin interview with Sriram Madhusoodanan about climate justice
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-08-14
Janine Jackson interviewed Sriram Madhusoodanan about climate justice for the August 2, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

How Climate Activists Can Benefit from Solidarity with Kentucky Coal Miners
Ryan Driskell Tate | progressive.org | 2019-08-12
As fossil-fuel workers lose their jobs today, the urgency of what climate activists call the "just transition" becomes all the more apparent.

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