2020-02-18: Social Media Postees

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Sanders and AOC's Fracking Ban Angers Centrists and Their Fossil Fuel Backers
Mike Ludwig | zcomm.org | 2020-02-18
Source: Truthout Photo by J. Bicking/Shutterstock.com House Democrats have finally unveiled a flurry of climate bills aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but activists say only one proposal represents the "gold standard" for tackling the climate crisis: Legislation introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that would ban fracking nationwide. While none of Read…

The Mass Extinction Humans Don't Realize Matters
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-18
Humankind could be about to bid farewell to friends it never got to know, as insect extinction overtakes countless species. | Most of the millions of insects that support life on the planet have yet to be named or described. And yet perhaps 500,000 species of beetles, butterflies, bees, ants and other six-legged creatures vital to the efficient working of natural ecosystems and commercial economies could be about to disappear

Herakles in the Age of Climate Chaos
Evaggelos Vallianatos | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-18
On Monday afternoon of February 10, 2020, I went to the Classics department of Pomona College for a lecture on Herakles. Chiara Sulprizio of Vanderbilt University used cartoons and animation to help us understand the lasting influence and power of classical mythology. She chose the Soviet Union and Russia to illustrate how animated Greek myths may have…

Extreme Weather Could Trigger a Recession Unlike We've Ever Seen
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-18
A new research paper warns that markets' failure to assess the risks of climate change poses a significant threat to the global economy.

Caricom: 'Only With Unity, We Can Fight Against Imperialism'
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-18
The Community of the Caribbean (Caricom) begins Tuesday its 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting to discuss common policies on security, climate change, tourism, and trade. Its country members will also discuss a regional approach to the coronavirus virus and other noncommunicable diseases. | RELATED: | Caricom Laboratories Ready to Analyze Coronavirus | During the opening remarks, outgoing Caricom Chairman Allen Chastanet emphasized the importance of acting cooperatively to face common problem…

Work at Fukushima Plant May Be Disturbed Due to Coronavirus Flare-ups
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-18
The coronavirus appears to be hurting quite a few business ties between China and its economic partners despite the epidemic showing signs of gradually waning, as evidenced by the rising numbers of those who've effectively battled it.

Mysterious Gas Leak That Killed 14 Close to Pakistani Nuclear Power Plant Sparks 'Chernobyl' Fears
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-18
New Delhi (Sputnik): The deaths and continued increase in the number of people affected by a gas leak of unknown origin has raised concerns among residents in the Pakistani coastal area of Keamari as the city's authorities have failed to identify the source of the gas leak and the type of gas involved.

A year of record climate disasters in Africa
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-18
Climate Nnimmo BasseyIssue 1254 Africa Paris agreement Climate DebtFebruary 18, 2020While the world literally burns from climate and political turmoil, it is possible for Africa and other vulnerable regions…

US Activists Demand Lawmakers Back Green Deal, 20 Arrested
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-17
Twenty teenagers were arrested Monday in Washington D.C. at the United States (U.S.) Capitol, home of Congress, as they were demonstrating to demand the senators to back the Green New Deal legislation sponsored by Senator Ed Markey and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. | RELATED: | Milwaukie: 1st City in US State of Oregon To Declare Climate Emergency | The protesters were part of a climate action launched by more than 150 middle- and high-schoolers urging the lawmakers to "step u…

Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Climate Change
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-17

Jury Awards $265M in Damages in Dicamba Trial Against Monsanto, BASF
Johnathan Hettinger | commondreams.org | 2020-02-17
"The only way to make them care is to make them pay." (Photo: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/monsanto_bayer_0.jpeg

Capitalism, socialism and over-production crises
Prabhat Patnaik | mronline.org | 2020-02-17
Unlike capitalism, socialism avoids any waste or slack, such as is caused by an over-production crisis, by raising the consumption of workers appropriately to avert it. | Source…

Coastal landfill sites set to spill over into sea, expert warns
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-17
More than 1,200 coastal landfill sites are in danger of spilling their contents into the sea

A False Solution: Why Carbon Markets Don't Work for Agriculture
Tara Ritter | commondreams.org | 2020-02-17
Addressing the climate crisis and ensuring a just transition to regenerative agricultural practices will take forward-thinking public investment combined with strong regulation. (Photo: Guido Lois) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/dirt_0.jpeg

No excuses–we have to shut down the fossil fuel industry
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-17
In the face of an ecological catastrophe as enormous and terrifying as this season's bushfires, you might think that policy might begin to shift, as those in power face up to the reality of human-induced climate change. But you'd be wrong. | Source…

National climate emergency summit showcases market wing of climate movement
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-17
climate emergency Hans A BaerIssue 1254 Australia fossil fuels just transitions MelbourneFebruary 17, 2020The 2020 National Cl…

'Done Playing by the Rules,' 20 Sunrise Activists Arrested at Capitol Protest Demanding Lawmakers Back Green New Deal
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-17
Over 150 middle- and high-schoolers gathered to demand senators "stand up or step aside" on the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/sunrise-movement-middle-high-schoolers-green-new-deal.jpg

'Victory for Farmers' as Jury Awards Grower $265 Million in Damages From Drift of Monsanto's Dicamba
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-17

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…

In Pakistan, Guterres urges world to step up climate action, praises support to Afghan refugees
news.un.org | 2020-02-16
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday began a three-day visit to Pakistan, recognizing the country's decades of "outstanding generosity and solidarity" as one of the world's largest hosts of refugees, and highlighting its commitment to climate action.

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…

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…

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

Visualizing the Climate Crisis in Barcelona
Peter Kuper | thenation.com | 2020-02-14
Visualizing the Climate Crisis in Barcelona…

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.

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…

'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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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