2019-09-10: Social Media Postees

Please be social by posting these 'POSTEES' on social media!

An Inspiring Climate Victory in Kenya
Anita Plummer | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-10
As the UN Climate Action Summit approaches on September 23, the official UN site lays out individual actions that people can take to reduce their carbon footprint. But around the world activists are acting collectively as well, with a coordinated global climate strike. Local collective actions also can inspire hope, as demonstrated by Kenyan activists,…

Indigenous Leaders Fight To Save America's Largest National Forest
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-10
The Trump administration wants to open millions of acres of Alaskan forest for mining, logging, and development. Osprey Orielle Lake of Women's Earth and Climate Action Network explains how activists are trying to make sure that doesn't happen…

Greta Thunberg on Climate: "If We Can Save the Banks, We Can Save the World"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-10
| During an event in New York City Monday night with author and environmentalist Naomi Klein, 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg had a simple message for those who claim it is "too expensive" to boldly confront the climate crisis with sweeping policies like a Green New Deal. | "If we can save the banks," said Thunberg, "we can save the world." | "If…

Climate minimizers don't deny climate change–but find endless reasons to reject Sanders' plan to stop it
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-10
Climate change is an existential threat to human civilization. If only corporate media acted like it. | Source…

GE's climate hypocrisy: Building coal plants while touting clean energy
Natural Resources Defense Council | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-10
General Electric, which boasts of being a clean energy leader, is quietly doubling down on the dirty energy of the past with plans to equip more than a dozen new coal-fired power plants in countries like Cambodia, Kenya, Poland, Pakistan and Vietnam, a report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows. | These coal power plants would sharply increase carbon pollution, harming public health and leading to hundreds of premature deaths annually from the projects–if completed. The plants also could destabilize economies and would add billions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmo…

Democrats Need a Feisty Fighter on Climate Change
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2019-09-10
Democrats Need a Feisty Fighter on Climate Change…

"We Must Learn to Live Together as Brothers or Perish as Fools"
Mary Hladky, Thea Paneth | commondreams.org | 2019-09-10
As we face endless wars and the climate emergency with dwindling resources available to humanity, and while famines and lack of water become paramount as facts of life in ways we are not prepared for, those of us who hold to an ideal of a common humanity will have to confront these greatest of challenges. (Photo: Steve Eason/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/democracy_0.jpeg

White Nationalism and Crony Capitalism Are the Sparks That Started Fires in the Amazon
Prabir Purkayastha | commondreams.org | 2019-09-10
The loss of forest cover in the Amazon would affect not only the world's climate, but also the local climate in Brazil and neighboring countries, leading to less rainfall, and adversely affecting its agriculture. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/rainforest.jpeg

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Resigns
teleSUR-LA | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-10
Jack Ma, co-founder and CEO of China's largest online retailer Alibaba, is scheduled to step down from his position as the company's executive chairman on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Amazon Employees to Strike over Company's Climate Policies | Last year, Jack Ma announced in an open letter that he would retire on his 55th birthday, which falls on September 10 this year, and the company CEO Daniel Zhang will take over as the chairman of the board. | Ma's journey from English teacher to…

'It is not too late' to solve the climate crisis
Lizy RD | workers.org | 2019-09-10
The climate crisis looms overhead like the Grim Reaper for us all, especially young people. We have been born into this crisis. Many of us are growing up in fear and anxiety about what will happen to us in a few short years. This fear is so strong and overwhelming . . . | Continue reading 'It is not too late' to solve the climate crisis at Workers.org

How do we get the media more focused on climate change?
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-10
Since I'm part of the Global Climate Strike (in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, although I'm a U.S. citizen), I want to do what I can to boost its success. "If American journalism doesn't get the climate story right–and soon–no other story will matter. The news media's past climate failures can be redeemed only by an immediate shift to more high-profile, inclusive, and fearless coverage." I got this quote through Nation of Change, which nge sent a letter to its subscribers saying, "The mainstream media has admitted that climat…

Salinas Climate Strike March
Communities for Sustainable Monterey County | indybay.org | 2019-09-10
Salinas High School, 726 S Main St, Salinas | Salinas City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave, Salinas…

Elections, coups and tax evaders: Venice Film Festival wrap-up
Dennis Broe | peoplesworld.org | 2019-09-10
VENICE–Outside, police at the Venice Film Festival massed for a climate march that saw demonstrators swarm around the red carpet demanding action on climate devastation globally, and in Venice in particular, where oversized cruise ships are destroying the lagoon. Inside, the jury was meeting to award the Golden Lion for best film. What they essentially …

What Corporate Media and the Neolibeal Establishment Can't Admit About the Climate Emergency
John Atcheson | commondreams.org | 2019-09-10
Warming of 3 or more degrees C would—literally—create a world that is alien to human experience. (Photo: Screenshot/Tumblr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/donaldtrump_0.png

Nuclear Power Has No Role in Fighting the Climate Emergency
Linda Pentz Gunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-10
The Aug. 26 editorial "A plan that goes nowhere" in the Washington Post claimed that Sen. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) proposed $16.3 trillion climate plan was made "unnecessarily expensive" by his exclusion of new nuclear power construction and his intention to deny existing nuclear plants license extensions. According to research by the Environmental Working Group, five…

As Bolsonaro Incinerates the Amazon, Urgent Action Is Needed for Climate Justice
Prof. Mary Galvin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-10
Did South Africa need another high-profile reminder of climate chaos, after the Cape Town drought in 2015 to 2018; the two cyclones in March to April that ravaged Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe and killed more than 1 000 of our …

Naomi Klein Knows a Green New Deal Is Our Only Hope Against Climate Catastrophe
Lynne Feeley | thenation.com | 2019-09-10
Naomi Klein Knows a Green New Deal Is Our Only Hope Against Climate Catastrophe…

Nearly 1,000 Amazon workers will walk out and join Global Climate Strike
Alexandra Jacobo | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-10
Nearly 1,000 Amazon employees have pledged to join the massive upcoming Global Climate Strike. The employees will walk out on September 20th to demand that the company "makes climate a priority." | The 941 Amazon employees that have signed the internal pledge includes workers at corporate offices, according to Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, the group organizing the walkout. | We want Amazon to commit to zero emissions by 2030 and pilot electric vehicles first in communities most impacted by pollution. We should be leaders reaching zero first, not sliding in at the last moment. | Pledge to walk out with…

No one to save us but ourselves
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-09-10
Ahead of the September 20 Climate Strike, Eoghan àì'Ceannabháin breaks down the failings of the far right and the liberal establishment in tackling global climate change. | Source…

Japan May Have to Dump Radioactive Water into Sea
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-10
Japan's Tokyo Electric Power will have to dump radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it, the environment minister said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Hiroshima Mayor Urges Japan to Sign Nuclear Treaty, PM Refuses | Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, has collected more than 1 million tonnes of contaminated water from the cooling pipes used to keep fuel cores from melting since the plant was crippled by an earthq…

Climate Deniers' Response to Climate Crisis: "There Is No Climate Emergency"
Andy Rowell | commondreams.org | 2019-09-10
The political response remains positively inept, with a climate denier in the White House, an Amazon-destroyer in Brazil, and an EU besotted by the Brexit shambles. (Photo: Oil Change International/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/denier.jpeg

Plan to Release Radioactive Fukushima Wastewater Into Pacific Ocean Panned by Critics
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-10
The far-reaching dangers of nuclear power were on full display Tuesday as Japan's environmental minister recommended releasing more than one million tons of radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi plant into the Pacific Ocean, nearly a decade after a tsunami caused a meltdown at the coastal facility. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/greenpeace_2.jpg

Amazon Employees to Strike over Company's Climate Policies
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-09
A group of Amazon employees are taking steps to pressure the company to start significant measures for "real climate management" they say the multi-national lacks. The group, composed of over 900 employees, announced Monday its intention to hold a strike later this month, to protest Amazon's environmental policies. | RELATED: | Hundreds of Climate Change Activists Occupy Venice Red Carpet | "As employees of one of the largest and most powerful companies in the world, our role i…

Confronting Global Warming and Austerity
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-09
In the United States, proposals for a Green New Deal have been getting considerable attention in recent months as activists have pressed both members of Congress and Democratic presidential candidates to support aggressive measures to combat global warming. There clearly is much more that we can and must do in the immediate future to prevent enormous damage to the planet.

The issues raised by climate change in the wake of Hurricane Dorian
wsws.org | 2019-09-09
The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian further supports the prediction that global warming will cause more destructive tropical storms.

Jonathan Franzen Pens Another Environmental Disaster Story
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2019-09-09
Jonathan Franzen Pens Another Environmental Disaster Story…

Despite Tiny Carbon Footprint, Bahamas Is Ground Zero of Climate Crisis
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-09

There's Only One Antidote for Climate Despair–Climate Revolt
Ben Ehrenreich | thenation.com | 2019-09-09
There's Only One Antidote for Climate Despair–Climate Revolt…

Climate Chaos Descends on Europe
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-09
It's been a rough summer in Europe. On August 18, several dozen people gathered around a patch of snow in Iceland to commemorate the demise of the Okjokull glacier, a victim of climate change. Further to the west, Greenland shed 217 billion tons of ice in the month of July alone. Not long before, Paris reached 108.7 degrees on July 25, and normally cold, blustery Normandy registered 102 degrees. Worldwide, July 2019 was the hottest month on record.

Monday's Daily Brief: Suicide death every 40 seconds, rights chief on climate change link, Venezuela, Dorian updates, desertification summit latest
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-09
A recap of Monday's top stories: Someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds says new report; UN rights chief highlights climate change threat, and "devastating toll" on Venezuela; deputy chief Amina Mohammed says halting desertification is a key part of climate action; health agency pledges millions to Hurricane Dorian response.

Hurricane Dorian: Climate crises and class society
Patricia Gorky | liberationnews.org | 2019-09-09
"My father, for example, had to stay behind, not because he wanted to, but because he had nowhere to go and couldn't afford a place to stay, or gas to leave."

Hurricane Dorian Was Fueled by Climate Change. Why Isn't the Mainstream Media Making the Connection?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-09
At least 44 people are dead, and the number is expected to rise dramatically, as the Bahamas continues to reel from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian last week. More than 70,000 on Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands have been left homeless, and hundreds, perhaps thousands, remain missing. As the Bahamas faces unprecedented destruction and thousands continue to seek shelter and aid, the island nation has been described as "ground zero" for the climate crisis. Despite this, the mainstream media has largely omitted any mention of global warming in its coverage of the disaster. We speak to Allison Fisher, o…

We will see roots reaching out for each other
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-09-07
Last week, Agence France-Presse got its hands on a draft UN report called Special Report on the Ocean and Cyrosphere in a Changing Climate. This 900-page document is study of the oceans for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body which won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007. | Source…

The Right to a Future — With Naomi Klein and Greta Thunberg
The Intercept | theintercept.com | 2019-09-06
The Intercept invites you to watch a special event in New York City hosted by Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein, author of the forthcoming book "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal," and headlined by trailblazing climate activist Greta Thunberg, author of "No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference." | Together with youth leaders Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Xiye Bastida, and Vic Barrett, as well as Indigenous Amazon leader Tuntiak Katan, Thunberg and Klein helped us envision a just and sustainable future, confront our climate emergency, and discuss the emerging cross-generational, transnational m…

Climate Forum Shows Candidates' Key Differences
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-06
At CNN's seven-hour climate town hall, ten Democratic candidates disagreed about fracking, nuclear power, and how much to fund the Pentagon. TRNN's Marc Steiner, Dharna Noor, and Steve Horn discuss.

Candidates Don't Agree On How Much To Spend on Climate Plans
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-06
At CNN's marathon climate town hall, candidates detailed environmental plans that range from $1.3 to $16.3 trillion, but moderators failed to address the cost of inaction…

CNN Town Hall Went Deep on Climate Crisis–but Was Anyone Listening?
Julie Hollar | fair.org | 2019-09-06
Given the Democratic National Committee's refusal to allow its party's presidential hopefuls to take part in a televised climate debate, CNN (and, later this month, MSNBC) agreed to host "town halls" on the climate crisis–events with one candidate at a time on stage, fielding questions from network hosts as well as network-selected audience members. | CNN's climate crisis town hall ( 9/4/19) showed that, when it's not setting up mock combat among candidates, the network can actuall…

Climate Minimizers Don't Deny Climate Change–but Find Endless Reasons to Reject Sanders' Plan to Stop It
Esha Krishnaswamy | fair.org | 2019-09-06
Climate change is an existential threat to human civilization. If only corporate media acted like it. | While the majority of corporate media do not outright deny the reality of the human-caused climate crisis, they are filled with another brand of insidious ideologues that I call climate minimizers. These downplay the threat that climate change poses to all of us by ignoring scientific data, avoiding discussion on the actual impact of climate change, and hyper-focusing on trivial details. | These tendencies were on display…

Climate Organizers Aren't Letting Candidates Off the Hook
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-06
CNN's seven-hour town hall was far from perfect, but it was the best climate conversation we've had yet–and it would never have happened without youth-led movements.

Exxon Mobil Is Funding Centrist Democratic Think Tank, Disclosures Reveal
Kate Aronoff | theintercept.com | 2019-09-06
The Progressive Policy Institute, a centrist Democratic think tank that grew out of the party's pro-business wing in the 1980s and '90s, received $50,000 from Exxon Mobil in 2018 via its parent organization, the Third Way Foundation, according to the oil giant's 2018 Worldwide Giving Report. | Exxon Mobil did not return The Intercept's multiple requests for comment. In an email, PPI Executive Director Lindsay Lewis said the money was used for general support and that "we only accept general support funding from corporate interests, we do not do paid for work/research or have any donor run programs." | Lewis also…

Mitigating climate change in Asia-Pacific could give region an economic boost
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-06
The urgent need to move towards a low carbon economy and build resilience, would not only mitigate the worst impacts of climate change in the Asia-Pacific, but also lift the region economically, according to the body overseeing the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

How Do You Hold Fossil Fuel Industry Accountable? Candidates Disagree
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-06
Ten candidates at CNN's climate town hall explained how they'd hold industry accountable for climate change–but can we trust them?

Shut It Down: Veteran Organizer Lisa Fithian Offers a Guide to Resistance in Era of Climate Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-06
Lisa Fithian is a longtime organizer and nonviolent direct action trainer since the 1970s. She has shut down the CIA. She has occupied Wall Street, disrupted the World Trade Organization and stood her ground in Tahrir Square. She has walked in solidarity with the tribal leaders at Standing Rock and defended communities in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. She joined us at the Democracy Now! studio to talk about her new book, which was published this week, titled "Shut It Down: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance." Fithian is currently on a book tour and doing a new workshop called "Escalating Resistance: Mass R…

"We Are on the Frontline": Despite Tiny Carbon Footprint, Bahamas Is Ground Zero of Climate Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-06
Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm over the weekend, lingering for days and leaving nearly unimaginable destruction in its path. The airport on Grand Bahama Island has been completely decimated, and entire neighborhoods have been razed. Hundreds, if not thousands, remain missing. We speak with University of Miami assistant professor Erica Moiah James about the climate change-fueled hurricane and how the people in the Bahamas are on the frontlines of the climate crisis.

Hurricane Dorian Ravages the Bahamas
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-05
The climate crisis has increased the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events like Hurricane Dorian. Storms like this one are why we must raise our political expectations, says Greenpeace's Jack Shapiro…

NYT Remembers David Koch More as 'Philanthropist' Than Polluter
Olivia Riggio | fair.org | 2019-09-05
The New York Times' obituary ( 8/23/19) for David Koch, a "gregarious, socially prominent New Yorker who loved the ballet." | David Koch may be dead, but his legacy of support for far-right politics and climate change denial lives on. The New York Times, however, chose to focus more on his love for the ballet than on his pollution and profiteering. | In its obituary ( 8/23/19), "David Koch, Billionaire Who Fueled Right-Wing Movement, Dies at 79" the Times called Koch a…

Bahamian Environmental Advocate Calls for Global Climate Action
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-05
Hurricane Dorian has destroyed entire communities in Abaco and Grand Bahama. ReEarth's Sam Duncombe says if the US–and Bahamian–governments don't take climate action, storms will get even deadlier…

Climate Crisis: Should U.S. Nationalize Fossil Fuel Industry? Warren Says No, Sanders Says Yes
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-05
While 2020 hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders often aligned on climate policy at CNN's climate crisis town hall Wednesday evening, the candidates diverged on the question of nationalizing public utilities. Bernie is for the proposal, while Warren is against. We speak with journalist Kate Aronoff.

Last Night, Biden Touted His Climate Plan. Tonight, He'll Attend a Fossil Fuel Exec's Fundraiser
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-05
Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing scrutiny after being questioned about his relationship with the fossil fuel industry at CNN's town hall on the climate crisis Wednesday. An audience member asked Biden about his plans to attend a fundraiser hosted by fossil fuel executive Andrew Goldman the day after the town hall, despite taking a pledge to reject oil and gas money. Biden initially denied Goldman's ties to the fossil fuel industry, despite Goldman co-founding a natural gas company called Western LNG. When pressed by Anderson Cooper, Biden said he would look into the matter further. We host a roundtable w…

After DNC Rejects Climate Debate, Candidates Discuss Green New Deal, Environmental Justice at Forum
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-05
Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the stage in New York City Wednesday night for a climate town hall hosted by CNN. The event was held less than two weeks after the Democratic National Committee rejected a resolution that would have allowed candidates to participate in a debate focused on the climate crisis. For months, the Sunrise Movement and other environmental groups pushed the DNC to hold a climate debate, but the party refused. We host a roundtable with former EPA official Mustafa Ali, journalist Kate Aronoff and Sunrise Movement digital director Mattias Lehman.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *