2019-08-24: Social Media Postees

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National Democrats Endorse John Hickenlooper, a Proponent of Fracking, in Competitive Colorado Primary
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-08-24
In Colorado, nearly a dozen Democrats are vying for the opportunity to take on Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in 2020 — a race widely seen as the party's most promising pick-up in the Senate. One of the leading contenders, former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, is running on a platform that includes Medicare for All and an aggressive plan to combat the climate crisis — and his campaign has already topped $1 million in fundraising. | But the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has thrown its weight behind former Gov. John Hickenlooper, a pro-fracking moderate. After months of rejecting calls…

How an application for propane fracking attempts to circumvent New York's fracking ban
Justin Mikulka | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-24
Four years after New York announced the state was banning hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Tioga Energy Partners, LLC has filed an application with the state to frack for natural gas, but there's a catch. The company is proposing to swap propane into the industry standard mix that usually calls for water. | Environmental advocates consider this application to use liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and specifically a propane gel, an attempt…

Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm
Jaco Le Roux, Florencia Yanelli, Heidi Hirsch, José María Iriondo Alegría, Marcel Rejmánek, and Maria Loreto Castillo | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-24
Modern plant extinction rates that exceed historical rates by hundreds of times over such a brief period will spell disaster for our planet's future.

Don't Drive on 9/5: Go Car-Free Day
Extinction Rebellion US & others | indybay.org | 2019-08-24
Across the United States and international…

"Child Actorvism" and the Extinction Agenda of Neoliberal Racists
Mathew Maavak | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-24
There is no shortage of social justice causes trumpeted by the West‚Ä with a revolving medley of "child actorvists" at the forefront. The logical observer may question whether these endless multi-billion dollar campaigns have had any tangible effect at all, except in serving as a stalking horse for mass-mediated interferences in the affairs of other …

On Day One, the Next President Should Declare A Climate Emergency
Howie Hawkins | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-24
The next president should declare a Climate Emergency, which will give the president powers to act rapidly and decisively to confront the climate crisis. The president should also create a cabinet-level Office of Climate Mobilization for the coordination of all federal agencies in mobilizing the nation's resources to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions and 100% …

Can We Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy in Time to Avert Climate Catastrophe?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-24
| Ten years ago, two climate scientists, Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi, published a groundbreaking article in Scientific American outlining a road map for becoming 100 percent reliant on energy generated by water, wind and sun by 2030. This was something that needed to be done "if the world has any hope of slowing climate change," the researchers warned at the time. | The article proved incendiary. "First of all, nobody believed…

Bernie Sanders' Manhattan project: The game-changing Green New Deal
Juan Cole | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-24
Sen. Bernie Sanders' breathtaking Green New Deal, with an advertised price tag of $16.3 trillion, is aimed at nothing less than saving the planet from the worst consequences of global heating. | The plan aims to create 20 million new, well-paying jobs. It should be noted that one possible outcome of big Federal R&D monies and a rapid shift to renewables would be to revivify the US industrial sector, which has fallen to only 12 percent or so of the US GDP. Although the price tag seems formidable, Sen. Sanders points out that climate inaction wil…

Rift widens between Australia and Pacific Island states
wsws.org | 2019-08-24
The Pacific Islands Forum has opened up a bitter dispute over the Australian government's refusal to agree to urgent measures to address climate change.

Strike for Climate Justice!
Climate Justice SF | indybay.org | 2019-08-24
Montgomery & Market in downtown San Francisco.

Climate Equity, Hope & Action Forum: Climate Action Commission (Petaluma)
NBOP Petaluma | indybay.org | 2019-08-24
Petaluma Regional Library, 100 Fairgrounds Dr, Petaluma 94952…

'Game-changer': Sanders unveils Green New Deal plan detailing 10-Year mobilization to avert climate catastrophe, create 20 million jobs
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-24
Calling the global climate crisis both the greatest threat facing the United States and the greatest opportunity for transformative change, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive Green New Deal proposal that would transition the U.S. economy to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million well-paying union jobs over a decade. | "This is a pivotal moment in the history of America–and really, in the history of humanity," Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said in a statement. | "When we are in the White Hous…

While "The World Is on Fire,' DNC Kills Resolution for Climate Forum
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-24
Party had been reminded of its platform asserting it will combat the 'global climate emergency' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/dnc-climate-res-vote.jpg

Climate change, Amazon fires come to France with G7 protests
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-23
BIARRITZ, France–The continuing controversy over international action — or lack of it — to deal with climate change, and the latest big threat to the environment, the massive Brazilian Amazonian wildfires, will descend on the G7 summit here this weekend. The object: To force the leaders of the world's top industrialized nations to do something …

How the Women of Standing Rock Are Building Sovereign Economies
Tracy L. Barnett | commondreams.org | 2019-08-23
Water protectors of all persuasions gathered in talking circles at Borderland Ranch in Pe'Sla, the heart of the sacred Black Hills, during the first Sovereign Sisters Gathering. At the center are Cheryl Angel in red and white and on her left, Lyla June. (All photos by Tracy Barnett) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/women_3.jpeg

In 2020, Millennials and Generation Z Could Force Politicians to Deal With Climate Change
Madeline Ostrander | thenation.com | 2019-08-23
In 2020, Millennials and Generation Z Could Force Politicians to Deal With Climate Change…

Amazon Fires Put the Planet at Risk
Tierra Curry | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-23
In Brazil, the Amazon rainforest is now burning at a record rate. The greedy, short-sighted policies of Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro are jeopardizing indigenous peoples and countless plants and animals. Indeed, in the midst of a climate emergency, Bolsonaro's policies to slash environmental protections and develop the Amazon for mining, ranching and farming jeopardize…

U.S. to "Drown the World" in Oil
Nick Cunningham | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-23
The U.S. could "drown the world in oil" over the next decade, which, according to Global Witness, would "spell disaster" for the world's attempts to address climate change. | The U.S. is set to account for 61 percent of all new …

Wildfires rage throughout the Amazon rainforest
wsws.org | 2019-08-23
The Amazon rainforest supplies one-fifth of the world's oxygen and plays a key role in the planet's climate.

Brazil Faces Global Outrage as Massive Fires Spread in Amazon Rainforest
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-23
| The United Nations is calling for the protection of the Amazon amid fears that thousands of fires raging across Brazil and some parts of Bolivia are rapidly destroying the world's largest rainforest and paving the way for a climate catastrophe. The fires have spread a vast plume of smoke across South America and the Atlantic Ocean that's visible from space. They're unprecedented in recorded history, and environmentalists say most of the fires were deliberately set by illegal miners and cattle…

Our Vanishing World: Melting Glaciers
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-23
Something is causing the worlds glaciers and mountain ice fields to melt. And, despite your first thought, it is not the ongoing climate catastrophe. | It does not matter where on Earth the glaciers and mountain ice fields are located, they …

GateHouse's Takeover of Gannett: Bad News for Journalism and the Planet
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-08-23
USA Today's "Just the FAQs" video ( 8/20/19) on the Amazon fires–which promises to explain, "How does this affect our planet?"–manages to avoid ever using the words "climate" or "global warming." (There is one reference to "carbon and greenhouse gases," not further explained.) | by Janine Jackson | USA Today ran a piece ( 8/20/19) on the Amazon fires in which "anthr…

Earth 4C Hotter
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-23
A decade ago several prominent climate scientists discussed the prospects of a 4C Earth. Their concern was qualified "… if greenhouse gases do not slow down, then expect a 4C Earth by 2055." Of course, that would be catastrophic, and one can only assume those scientists must have recognized real risks. Otherwise, why address the…

Bolsonaro May Send Army to Fight Massive Amazon Fires
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-23
France accuses the Brazilian leader of lying over his commitment to save the rainforest, which is seen as crucial to slowing global warming.

The Realism and Unrealism of the Green New Deals
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-23
A problem facing advocates of serious action to deter global warming is that the costs of not acting aren't quantifiable and remain somewhat abstract. In contrast, calling for a phase-out of fossil fuels understandably leads to fears of job losses, especially since capitalism isn't going to offer new employment for those displaced. There will be…

After Life of Incalculable Harm, Billionaire Climate Denialist and Right-Wing Villain David Koch Dead at 79
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-23
"Death is an escape hatch for David Koch while the rest of us are left scrambling for the emergency brake before we go over the cliff." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/koch_head.jpg

Warnings of Grave Climate and Human Rights Impact as US Export-Import Bank Approves $5 Billion for Natural Gas Project in Mozambique
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-23
"If there is a project with serious alarm bells, it's this one." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/mozambique.jpg

Climate rebellion continues
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-23
climate emergency Zebedee ParkesIssue 1234 Australia Extinction Rebellion Moreland City CouncilAugust 23, 2019Extinction Rebellion activists continue to hold disruptive actions ar…

Break the hold of the fossil fuel media mafia
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-23
climate emergency Sam WainwrightIssue 1234 Australia Extinction Rebellion fossil fuel mafia The West Australian…

How Jair Bolsonaro Emboldened Brazilian Agribusiness to Torch the Amazon & Attack Indigenous People
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-23
The United Nations is calling for the protection of the Amazon amid fears that thousands of fires raging across Brazil and some parts of Bolivia are rapidly destroying the world's largest rainforest and paving the way for a climate catastrophe. The fires have spread a vast plume of smoke across South America and the Atlantic Ocean that's visible from space. They're unprecedented in recorded history, and environmentalists say most of the fires were deliberately set by illegal miners and cattle ranchers. Indigenous people in Brazil have accused far-right President Jair Bolsonaro of encouraging the destruction. Bols…

From 'felon' to 'justice-involved person': San Francisco fights crime with PC language
rt.com | 2019-08-22
Amid a rising tide of crime, inequality, and literal human waste, San Francisco, California has chosen to sanitize — language. Felons, offenders and addicts will now have to be called new, more politically correct names. | The new "person-first" language guidelines were recently introduced by the city's Board of Supervisors, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. From now on, a convicted felon released from jail will be called a "justice-involved person"

Bernie Sanders's Climate Plan Is More Radical Than His Opponents' — And More Likely to Succeed
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2019-08-22
The $16.3 trillion plan would not only transition American society away from fossil fuels but renegotiate decades-old nostrums about the government's role in the economy.

DNC Rejects Call for a Climate Debate
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-22
Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials reversed the previous ban on candidates participating in non-sanctioned climate forums, but Carmen Bouquin of the Sunrise Movement says that's not enough…

Relentless sequence of disasters in Asia-Pacific 'sign of things to come', cautions UN regional body
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-22
Changing patterns and worsening impacts of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific, coupled with environmental degradation and climate change, are not only making efforts to predict such catastrophes more difficult, but are also a "sign of things to come", the United Nations development arm in the region has warned.

Tales from the Extinction Rebellion Chill Zone
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
climate emergency Amy WarneIssue 1234 Australia Extinction Rebellion arrests Declaration DayAugust 22, 2019Community activist A…

Bruce Shillingsworth: 'We are the last generation who can fix climate change'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
river crisis Peter BoyleIssue 1234 Australia drought Murray Darling River systemAugust 22, 2019″I believe the numbers will change the game," said First Nations activist and artist Uncle Bruce…

Rivers in crisis: Killing rivers for mines and irrigators
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
climate emergency Elena GarciaIssue 1234 Australia Menindee Lakes Broken Hill water pipeline Rivers in crisisAugu…

The climate struggle is a struggle for social power
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-21
climate justice Asbjà∏rn WahlIssue 1234 Scotland trade unions just transitions climate changeAugust 21, 2019Humanity…

'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…

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…

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

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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