The Twin Threats of Nuclear War and Global Warming
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
There are now far fewer nuclear weapons than at the height of the Cold War, the five major nuclear powers — US, Russia. China, France and UK -having all signed-up to the principle of eventual nuclear disarmament. | But there are …
Berkeley Students Say System Change Needed, Rally and Walk Out from Campus on Global Climate Strike Day
To the Streets | indybay.org | 2019-09-29
Three days before the international Climate Strike of September 20 in which students at UC Berkeley participated on a grand scale, the University of California committed to urgent action to address the climate crisis. Students expressed despair, worry, and shock about the state of the climate already. | [Photos by Bob Shonkoff, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer]…
Green New Deal and the Climate Movement. Trojan Horses for the Billionaire Class?
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
"As the oligarchs financed, shaped and largely managed the climate movement — it's only natural that they alone benefit from it. The power-elites repackaged our oppression as revolution and sold it back to us. By exploiting the innocent youth, which …
Toronto Climate Strike: Let a Hundred Posters Bloom. Corporate Society Gone Mad
Eric Walberg | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
The culmination of Toronto's Global Climate Strike on Friday September 27, 2019 made history. 20,000 demonstrators flooded downtown Toronto with a dazzling array of colourful, often witty, some devastating posters, vowing to stay the course in the battle with corporate …
San Jose Students Demonstrate, Ready to Act for Climate Justice
On the Move | indybay.org | 2019-09-29
An estimated 1,000 students expressed their commitment to a clean climate and a more just world…not only that, they have plans to make that happen. | [Photos: Chris Cassell, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer]…
The Climate Action Summit Fiasco
Dr. Arshad M. Khan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
No one could fail to be touched by the fear (for the future) and urgency in Greta Thunberg's young voice as she broke down while addressing world leaders on the last day of the UN Climate Summit. The IPCC (Intergovernmental …
Greta Thunberg and Big-Biz' Climate Charade
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-29
A 16 year old girl is obviously not behind a "global movement" demanding "climate action" from governments. | The massive corporate Western media is. And anything the corporate media is behind certainly cannot be described as "grassroots." | It is the Western …
Climate Strike Highlights Opposition to Restarting ExxonMobil Offshore Oil Platforms Off Santa Barbara
Center for Biological Diversity | indybay.org | 2019-09-29
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., September 26, 2019 — California Central Coast residents will march and call for climate action Friday as part of the global Climate Strike Week of Action. The Center for Biological Diversity, one of more than 30 participating organizations, will use the occasion to highlight opposition to ExxonMobil's proposal to restart its dormant offshore drilling platforms off Santa Barbara County.
Climate Strike Santa Cruz 9-27-2019
AutumnSun | indybay.org | 2019-09-29
This last week has been Climate Strike Week with the youth demonstrating and striking around our country and all around the world!
Chris Packham joins woodland protest outside HS2 base
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-28
Chris Packham and climate protesters have set up a woodland outside the headquarters of HS2 to campaign against the destruction of trees to create the high speed rail line.The naturalist was joined by around 200 people carrying flags and placards saying "Stop ecocide" and "Save our countryside", while some chanted "HS boo".The protesters, including a pair dressed as a badger and a tree, brought an array of small trees and saplings to set up the woodland near Euston Station in central London on Saturday.Packham said HS2 involves one of the "largest deforestation programmes since the First World War", damaging…
170,000 join climate change protests in New Zealand
wsws.org | 2019-09-28
School students were joined by tens of thousands of workers and university students to demand action to prevent catastrophic climate change.
Still recovering from devastating cyclones, Mozambique, in UN address, warns of global warming's 'nefarious consequences'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-28
The Foreign Minister of Mozambique told the United Nations on Saturday that the world must work harder to reverse the "nefarious consequences of global warming".
We Can Save the Planet by Defunding the Pentagon
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-09-28
| The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues — and their solutions — are intertwined. | The U.S. military protects Big Oil and other extractive industries. | The U.S. military has often been used to ensure that U.S.
What to Do About All Those Infernal Accusations of Cynicism and Negativity
Mark Petrakis | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-28
In addition to the unprecedented giveaway of the people's assets to multi billionaires that is outlined in the green new deal, when can I expect regime change for climate, bombing for climate, imperialist words for climate compulsory sterilization for climate, etc. — A 9.21.19 tweet from @cordeliers I hesitated today in posting this rather "ungloved" …
San Francisco Climate Strike Street Murals Take Over Wall Street West
David Solnit, Julie Searle | commondreams.org | 2019-09-28
Over two city blocks, lined by some of SF's biggest banks, eleven community groups this week painted their visions of solutions to climate chaos. (Photo: Anesti Vega/Maluco Studios) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/climate_strike_wall_street_west_san_francisco_murals.jpg …
Millions March against Climate Change, Capitalism and War
Bryan Dyne | globalresearch.ca | 2019-09-28
Four million people participated in the global climate strike across every continent on Friday, many of them students who skipped school on that day. Demonstrations at more than 5,800 locations in 161 countries began in Australia and the Pacific, moved …
Norvergence: It's time to remember the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster
George Stacey | nationofchange.org | 2019-09-28
George Stacey, an environmentalist at Norvergence: "I'll never forget Bhopal Gas Tragedy- a man-made catastrophe resulted in the death of over 4,000 people. Millions of folks are still suffering because of it." Till 11: 00 PM, December 2, 1984, was a normal day for the people of Bhopal. Meanwhile, George Stacey who was a teenager then …
Liberals squirm as South Australia's parliament declares climate emergency
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-28
climate action Renfrey ClarkeIssue 1239 Australia South Australia AdelaideSeptember 28, 2019For the first time in Australia, a house of parliament has voted to declare a climate emergency. | Sout…
10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined
Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues–and their solutions–are intertwined. 1. The…
Extinction Rebellion Activists in Sacramento
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
Over 20 activists from the Extinction Rebellion today targeted the offices of the Western State Petroleum Association (WSPA) offices at 1415 L St. at 12 Noon. They sang songs, shouted out chants and briefly blocked the street in front of the WSPA offices just down the street from the State Capitol. There were no arrests. The Western States…
Protest Alone Won't Save Our Planet
Paul Street | truthdig.com | 2019-09-27
We can all use a shot of hope. I got one from 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and the disproportionately youthful masses–4 million across 150 cities worldwide–who came out for climate sanity last week. I listened online to the speech Thunberg delivered to more than 300,000 mostly young people in lower Manhattan on Friday. She spoke eloquently about the supreme ecological danger we face, thanks to the relentless pursuit of profit and to the insincere assurances and pathetic inaction of politicians and policymakers the world over: | We have not taken to the streets, sacrificing our education…
France Admits Chemical Plant Fire Leaves 'Polluted Site'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-27
A massive fire broke out in the early hours of Thursday at a French chemical factory in the northern port city of Rouen, local authorities said, raising "a possible risk of pollution of the Seine." | RELATED: | Young Activists Sue World Leaders due to Climate Change | The fire at the Lubrizol factory, a company that makes specialty chemicals, began around 2: 40 p.m. local time Thursday. | Around 200 firefighters started to tackle the dangerous blaze, which took them several hourse to…
With a Planet on Fire, This Is What It Means to Enter Emergency Mode
Margaret Klein Salamon | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
School students, Local Citizens, Environmental Activists shout slogans as they participate in a global climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future" in Kolkata, India, September 27, 2019. (Photo: Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/how_dare_you_climate_emergency.jpg …
Chile: Government, Communists Dispute Labor Reforms
telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-27
How many hours will Chileans work? That's the main question after the government and the Communist Party presented their respective projects on labor bills to improve productivity and the quality of life for workers. | RELATED: | Activists Protest Chilean President's Climate Record as UN Holds Summit | The proposal, pitched by the leftist legislators Karol Cariola and Camila Vallejo in the lower house, calls for the maximum hours worked per week to be reducing from 45 t…
Soldiers and Veterans are Anti-War Leaders. Could This Be The Peace Movement of Our Time?
Richard Moser | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
"The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own Government." — Martin Luther King If you want to stop the wars, challenge the empire and deal with climate crisis then support our anti-war soldiers and veterans. Soldiers and veterans carry special knowledge. Sometimes that knowledge starts with the gut-wrenching realization that they have fought, suffered,…
Second wave of worldwide protests demanding climate action kick off
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-09-27
Tens of thousands of mostly young people have marched to New Zealand's parliament, kicking off a second wave of worldwide protests demanding swift action on climate change.The protests were inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who spoke to world leaders this week at a United Nations summit in New York.The march to the parliament in the capital Wellington was one of the largest protests ever seen in New Zealand, and organisers had to change their security plans to accommodate the swelling crowd.Thousands of people gather near New Zealand's parliament (Nick Perry/AP)Thousands more marched in Auckland and in…
Climate Change and Technology
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
Climate change is one of a host of environmental ills for which technological solutions are being proposed. In fact, most of the proposed solutions exacerbate environmental ills in other dimensions such as species loss and mass extinction. This tendency of technological reasoning to 'bleed' from one dimension or axis to another— to cause unintended consequences, is a function of the structure of this type of reasoning.
Naomi Klein v The Times Roy Scranton: Mobilization to Fight Climate Change or Surrender?
Al Ronzoni | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
I have a good friend, a professor of English Literature, who I often go out with to see plays, band performances and movies. Lately, we've also been having a running text message and email debate about various political issues. In an earlier exchange, he described himself as, "not philosophically opposed to the Republicans" but since…
'We may be small islands, but no man is an island', Papua New Guinea youth tells world leaders
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-27
"All of us from small islands can relate to the word's perception of us, as small islands", but rather than treating them as distant vessels, imagine instead "an undivided Pacific, connected by an ocean highway." That was the plea to world leaders from Vinzealhar Ainjo Kwangin Nen, on Friday, speaking on behalf of her generation, on the front line of climate change.
Caricom Nations to UN: Respect Venezuelan Sovereignty
teleSUR-EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-09-27
Several Caribbean heads of state spoke Friday afternoon at the 74th United Nations General Assembly taking place in New York this week, each of them came out in support of Venezuela and Cuba, and urged leaders to quickly mitigate climate change. | RELATED: | Delcy Rodriguez: US Trying to Destroy Our Model of Inclusion | Speaking first, Prime Minister Barbados Mia Mottley gave her nation's full support of Venezuela's fundamental right to national sovereignty and for other regio…
Treat climate crisis with 'greatest urgency', Bahamas leader tells UN Assembly
United Nations | un.org | 2019-09-27
Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive Atlantic storms ever recorded, "is a generational tragedy" for The Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Friday.
Children to Adults: 'Do Your Job So We Have a Future'
Sonali Kolhatkar | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
A scene from New York City's Global Climate Strike. (Photo: Michael Nigro / Truthdig) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/17-climatestrike_092019_nigro_046a8517-750×500.jpeg …
Message to the Climate Strike Marchers in Detroit
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-27
Merge the strikes! Merge the tiers! | We are all for the Green New Deal! | Make Detroit the Arsenal for a Green Economy! | Frank Hammer | This is a historic day, especially for those of us here in Detroit. We are at the center of not one but two strikes: | The nation-wide strike by 46,000 UAW members to determine fate of GM, Ford and Chrysler autoworkers which will have ripple effects for the entire working class and gm communities, right here in Detroit and Warren, in the US and globally. The other strike, today's youth-led global climate strike, is a huge step in our fight to shape the fate of our planet, the…
Language as a Prison: Why Do We Fall in Love?
Louis Yako | counterpunch.org | 2019-09-27
I recently had a guest visiting for a few days. On a lovely summer evening, we went for a walk. When I asked how his day went, he said it was frustrating because he wasted two hours trying to authenticate an email account. I expressed my sympathy for his lost time. He added,…
Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree visits drought sticken Murray Darling communities
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-27
climate emergency Rachel EvansIssue 1239 Australia Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival Bus Tour water theftSeptember 27, 2019More than 200 people are set to tour…
Capitalism and climate change
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-27
climate action Ammar Ali JanIssue 1239 Pakistan SS4C Global Climate StrikeSeptember 27, 2019The Global Climate Strike was an unprecedented event in its ambition to disrupt business as usual. | More th…
With Over 6 Million People Worldwide, Climate Strikes Largest Coordinated Global Uprising Since Iraq War Protests
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
"The momentum is on our side and we are not going anywhere." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/montreal_0.jpg …
As Climate Crisis Threatens to Put More Homes 'Literally Underwater,' Study Warns Big Banks Offloading Risky Mortgages Onto Taxpayers
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
New research first reported on Friday by The New York Times suggests banks are shifting mortgages made riskier by the climate emergency over to financial institutions backed by U.S. taxpayers—findings that "echo the subprime lending crisis of 2008, when unexpected drops in home values cascaded through the economy and triggered recession." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/media-blind.jpg …
'Marvelously Massive' Turnout for New Wave of Global Climate Strikes
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-09-27
In cities from Auckland to Rome to New Delhi, young people demand urgent action on the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sept-27-climate-strikes-marvelously-massive.jpg …
10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined
Medea Benjamin | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-26
The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some of the ways these issues–and their solutions–are intertwined. (1) The …
At UN Session, US Empire in Decline and Global Solidarity on the Rise
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-26
As the United Nations General Assembly conducts its fall session, Popular Resistance is in New York City for the People's Mobilization to Stop the US War Machine and Save the Planet. Themes of the mobilization are connecting militarism and climate change and raising awareness that the United States regularly violates international laws, including the United …
Corporate Media Ignores Connection Between Militarism and Climate Change
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-26
Joe Jamison of the U.S. Peace Council explains that the Pentagon is one of the world's worst polluters.
Warming Oceans Are Rising at Alarming Rate, Says New UN Report
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-26
The IPCC report concludes that unfettered climate change will cause glaciers to melt, destroy oceanic ecosystems, accelerate sea level rise, and wreak havoc on the earth. Despite all this, our guests say there still is hope.
The Climate Movement Breaks Through
Zoà´ Carpenter | thenation.com | 2019-09-26
The Climate Movement Breaks Through…
School strikers take aim at Morrison, vow to continue
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-26
Climate Strike climate action Pip HinmanIssue 1239 AustraliaSeptember 26, 2019″The student strikes have been phenomenal — surreal at times," Sydney high school student Chloe Russell-Alexander told Green Left Weekly reflecting on the huge Climate Strike that saw…
'We are a wave of change,' say New York climate strikers
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-09-26
climate action Barry SheppardIssue 1239 United States student strike for climate SS4CSeptember 26, 2019I had no idea that September 20 would be so huge. Greta Thunberg said to a reporter as she…
Peace versus Climate
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-09-25
Monday, 23 September, the UN in New York hosted a special meeting on Climate Change. There were massive predominantly youth demonstrations of tens of thousands around the globe, many of them in New York, one of them led by Greta Thunberg, the Swedish 16-year-old climate activist, who is sponsored mostly by Soros and his clan …
The Right Attacks Greta Thunberg, But Climate Strike Inspires Humanity
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-09-25
Real News climate correspondents Dharna Noor and Dimitri Lascaris discuss the UN Climate Summit, the past week's climate justice demonstrations, Greta Thunberg's presence and attacks against her, and the promise of this movement.
Postcards From the Global Climate Strike
StudentNation | thenation.com | 2019-09-25
Postcards From the Global Climate Strike…
Trump Lashes Out at Iran, China & Venezuela in Nationalist Address to U.N. General Assembly
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-09-25
On Tuesday, President Trump made his third address to the United Nations General Assembly amid simmering tensions in the Middle East over recent attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, which the United States blames on Iran. Tehran denies the allegations. Trump also lashed out at China and Venezuela. We speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and chief editor of LeftWord Books. His latest article for Salon is headlined "World leaders gather at the UN in the face of war, climate catastrophe & global worker exploitation."