2020-02-16: Social Media Postees

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Stop The Money Pipeline @Chase Action Planning Meeting
Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-02-16
Chochmat HaLev | 2215 Prince St, Berkeley, California 94705…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/02/13/18830653.php

The climate and the fat tail risk
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-16
My gap year ends in August, but it doesn't take a college degree in economics to realise that our remaining 1,5 ∞ carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don't add up. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/16/112445/

The climate and the fat tail risk
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-16
My gap year ends in August, but it doesn't take a college degree in economics to realise that our remaining 1,5 ∞ carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don't add up. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/16/112445/

Marxism and the Climate Crisis: African Eco-Socialist Alternatives
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-16
There is a rich inheritance of emancipatory Marxism in Africa, which includes Frantz Fanon, Ruth First, Samir Amin, Sam Moyo, Harold Wolpe and many others. Today, Satgar argues, the challenge is to defeat carbon capitalism accelerating the climate crisis and fomenting exclusionary nationalisms and for this there has to be a return to Marx. | Source…
mronline.org/2020/02/16/marxism-and-the-climate-crisis-african-eco-socialist-alternatives/

War Is an Enormous Threat to the Climate Movement
Sarah Lazare | zcomm.org | 2020-02-16
U.S. wars have historically been used to beat back and repress exactly the kind of left movements that we need to tackle the climate crisis…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/war-is-an-enormous-threat-to-the-climate-movement/

Activists block traffic in London Fashion Week protest
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-15
Extinction Rebellion protesters angered motorists as they blocked roads in the capital on Saturday, demanding the cancellation of London Fashion Week.Dozens of demonstrators prevented traffic from passing through a busy intersection leading to The Strand in Westminster, where the world-famous trade show is being held.As queues of vehicles started to build up, taxi and lorry drivers could be heard honking their horns and swearing at the protesters.Extinction Rebellion a activists block traffic in The Strand in a protest against London Fashion Week (Aaron Chown/PA)The action was part of the environmental campaign g…
thecanary.co/discovery/2020/02/15/activists-block-traffic-in-london-fashion-week-protest/

Extinction Rebellion stage flights pollution protest at Gatwick
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-15
Travellers arriving at Gatwick Airport on Saturday morning were greeted by a man in a tiger costume and other environmental activists.A handful of Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters were moving through the international hub to raise awareness of aircraft pollution.XR activists in disguise gathered by Costa Coffee in the airport's South Terminal at about 9.30am before revealing themselves.Protesters were instructed to arrive "incognito" and pretend to be waiting to meet someone amid fears they would not be allowed in to the airport.However, once assembled, the group of about 10 activists unveiled their full comp…
thecanary.co/uk/2020/02/15/extinction-rebellion-stage-flights-pollution-protest-at-gatwick/

Shut Down Canada Until it Solves its War, Oil, and Genocide Problem
David Swanson | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-15
Indigenous people in Canada are giving the world a demonstration of the power of nonviolent action. The justness of their cause

Climate Change Driving "Rapid and Widespread" Decline of Bumblebees
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-15
Shifts in temperature and rainfall are pushing bumblebees to their ecological limits across both continents, according to the analysis published in Science. This is driving "rapid and widespread declines" across 66 bumblebee species, the authors warn. | The impact of climate change on bumblebees is greatest in warmer parts of the northern hemisphere, including Mexico and Spain, the research finds. | Bumblebees have also expande…
truthout.org/articles/climate-change-driving-rapid-and-widespread-decline-of-bumblebees/

The Medium Warps the Message Straight to Our Extinction
Christopher Ketcham | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-14
I've been working lately on an article about Extinction Rebellion, the direct action movement that emerged out of England in 2019 and has since gone worldwide to spread the message that radical civil disobedience is the only way to alter our deranged course toward climate catastrophe. XR, as the movement is known, espouses a noble…
counterpunch.org/2020/02/14/the-medium-warps-the-message-straight-to-our-extinction/

Visualizing the Climate Crisis in Barcelona
Peter Kuper | thenation.com | 2020-02-14
Around the world, artists sound the alarm.
thenation.com/article/environment/visualizing-the-climate-crisis-in-barcelona/

Unified rejection of Johnson's 'vanity project' bridge as a total waste of money
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-14
Boris Johnson's "vanity project" bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland would be a waste of money, ministers on both sides of the Irish Sea have said. | Johnson has said work is underway to establish the feasibility of a road crossing between Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway and Larne in Co Antrim. | The devolved administrations said the estimated £20bn cost should fund vital projects in both countries instead and expressed anger that they had not been consulted. | Scottish transport secretary Michael Matheson said: "I strongly believe that if £20bn is available for investment in infrastruct…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/02/14/unified-rejection-of-johnsons-vanity-project-bridge-as-a-total-waste-of-money/

UN's Industry Promotion Body Provides Masks and Suits to China
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-14
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will provide emergency response assistance to China to help fight the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a document signed here. | RELATED: | China's Health Workers Are Frontline Fighters Against the Virus | UNIDO will deliver 100,000 medical masks and 20,000 protective suits to China, and provide medical waste decontamination equipment with a capacity to deal with four tons per day, said the…
telesurenglish.net/news/UNs-Industry-Promotion-Body-Provides-Masks-and-Suits-to-China-20200214-0014.html

Video Reveals Threat of "Wholesale Transfer and Privatization of America's Public Lands" on Trump's Agenda, Says Watchdog Group
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-14
The event in question, which took place June 2019 and was hosted by the Interior Department, featured a keynote address by climate-denier Myron Ebell. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/video-interior-event-ebell-privatize.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/02/14/video-reveals-threat-wholesale-transfer-and-privatization-americas-public-lands?cd-origin=rss

Menace on the Menu in Post-EU Britain
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-14
Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written the report 'Bayer Crop Science rules Britain after Brexit

Menace on the Menu in Post-EU Britain
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-14
Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written the report 'Bayer Crop Science rules Britain after Brexit

'Worst idea ever!' Plans for Greta mural on North Dakota bakery scrapped after community outcry & boycott threats on social media
rt.com | 2020-02-13
A planned mural featuring teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg in North Dakota has been tossed to the wind after news of the project stoked outrage among locals, who flooded social media with protests and threats to boycott. | The 7-foot mural was slated to be posted on an exterior wall of the Brick Oven Bakery in the city of Bismarck, however when local media outlet KFYR-TV brought the story to its Facebook page on Tuesday night, residents were immediately up in arms, with the post racking up over 1,000 comments…
rt.com/usa/480716-greta-mural-scrapped-outcry/

Mobile game aims to bridge gap between citizens and leaders on climate action
news.un.org | 2020-02-13
Millions of people worldwide will get to share their views on climate action through a UN campaign launched on Thursday aimed at connecting them with Governments and policy makers.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1057391

People and the planet versus gas
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-13
mining Sam WainwrightIssue 1253 Australia Burrup Hub Green left fighting fundFebruary 13, 2020The bushfire emergency has not slowed the bipartisan charge to push the planet over the climate catastr…
greenleft.org.au/content/people-and-planet-versus-gas

Climate emergency: Indonesia faces catastrophic floods, disappearing islands
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-12
While the stark reality of the global climate emergency struck home in Australia with its worst bushfire season, its neighbour Indonesia faced catastrophic floods and islands disappearing below the rising sea. Green Left's Peter Boyle interviewed Yuyun Harmono, the climate change campaigner of Friends of the Earth Indonesia (Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia

'Dirty streets and human waste?' Twitter not buying survey claiming San Francisco is 'healthiest' US city
rt.com | 2020-02-12
A new report names San Francisco, California the healthiest city in the United States, but the public seems skeptical, considering the endless coverage of the city's homeless crisis and unsanitary streets. | Though WalletHub is typically used to check credit scores, it turned its attention recently to grading cities in the United States based on how 'healthy' they are. According to their experts and number crunching, San Francisco came out on top. | This has come a…
rt.com/usa/480705-san-francisco-healthiest-city-survey/

'Stand down now', RFS volunteer tells Morrison
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-12
bushfires Robynne MurphyIssue 1253 Australia firefighters climate emergencyFebruary 12, 2020Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer truck driver Robynne Murphy has been on the bushfire frontline since Nov…
greenleft.org.au/content/stand-down-now-rfs-volunteer-tells-morrison

Will the apocalyptic bushfires be a turning point in Australia's climate emergency?
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-11
bushfires Climate change Pip HinmanIssue 1253 Australia Australia's bushfire crisis climate emergencyFebruary 11…
greenleft.org.au/content/will-apocalyptic-bushfires-be-turning-point-australia-climate-emergency

How climate change is driving food insecurity
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-11
Food security Pat BrewerIssue 1253 Australia East Africa desert locustsFebruary 11, 2020Along with extreme fires, a feature of a rapidly changing climate, Australia is experiencing droughts, floods, and…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-climate-change-driving-food-insecurity

Animal rights groups' attempt to hijack climate movement rejected
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-07
Climate Jacob Andrewartha Sue BoltonIssue 1252 Australia MelbourneFebruary 7, 2020Animal rights activist in Melbourne have harmed the climate movement and their own cause by attempting to stack mee…
greenleft.org.au/content/animal-justice-party-attempt-hijack-climate-movement-rejected

Blaming overpopulation lets climate criminals off the hook
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-07
Climate refugee rights Chloe DSIssue 1252 AustraliaFebruary 7, 2020The burden of responsibility for the climate crisis is often placed on poorer nations. But the reality is that the main culprits continue to be the rich and powerful 1%. | Within the climate movement, some sec…
greenleft.org.au/content/blaming-overpopulation-lets-climate-criminals-hook

Communities left financially devastated in wake of bushfires
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-07
Climate Graham MatthewsIssue 1252 Australia bushfiresFebruary 7, 2020The bushfires that have torn through the south coast of New South Wales and Ea…
greenleft.org.au/content/communities-left-financially-devastated-wake-bushfires

Rebuilding resilient communities amid climate-induced drought and bushfires
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-07
Climate Elena GarciaIssue 1252 AustraliaFebruary 7, 2020The federal government is pouring billions of dollars into its attempts to deal with the worst impacts of a climate crisis it prefers to ignore. But this money will never achieve its stated aim nor reach those who need it most. | The federal Coalition government's Drought Response, Resil…
greenleft.org.au/content/rebuilding-resilient-communities-amid-climate-induced-drought-and-bushfires

What Will it Take to Prevent Climate Collapse?
Brian Tokar | zcomm.org | 2020-02-02
Perhaps we can even begin to realize the dream of a liberated and truly interdependent global community of communities. The future of life on earth may depend on our ability to do just that…
zcomm.org/zmagazine/what-will-it-take-to-prevent-climate-collapse/

Could the Climate Crisis Be "The Good News of Damnation"?
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-01-26
On August 12, 1945, six days after the U.S. government obliterated the city of Hiroshima with a single atomic bomb, Robert Hutchins, the president of the University of Chicago, delivered a remarkable public address. Speaking on his weekly radio program, the Chicago Roundtable, Hutchins observed that Leon Bloy, a French philosopher, had referred to…
zcomm.org/zblogs/could-the-climate-crisis-be-the-good-news-of-damnation/

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