2020-02-21: News Headlines

RT (2020-02-21). How dare you! Climate-sensitive snail named after Greta Thunberg. rt.com In addition to Time magazine's Person of the Year and a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has received a new accolade from the scientific community, and it's something. | To mark all of her achievements, a team of researchers has decided to endow her with arguably the greatest honor of all: they… erm… named a snail after her. | The 'Craspedotropis gretathunbergae' is a new species of temperature-sensitive land snail discovered by Taxon expeditions in the forests of Borneo. | "The newly described snail belongs to the so-called caenogastropods, a group of land snai…

Center for Biological Diversity (2020-02-21). Congress Introduces Bill to Save Monarch Butterflies in West. indybay.org Western Population Has Declined by 99%, Extinction Looming…

WSWS (2020-02-21). Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches $10 billion climate change fund. wsws.org In response to growing opposition within Amazon, as well as society as a whole, to the growing climate crisis and the role of super-rich billionaires in it, Bezos, the world's richest person, has launched a new philanthropic fund.

Climate Reality Project Santa Clara (2020-02-21). Climate Restoration: Save the Arctic and the Earth (Cupertino). indybay.org Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014…

TTFGGSB (2020-02-21). 2020 Youth Climate Action Summit Grades 9-12 in San Jose. indybay.org The Tech Interactive, 201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113…

Joshua Frank (2020-02-21). Bloomberg is a Climate Change Con Man. counterpunch.org It's an open secret in green circles that Michael Bloomberg is a climate change con man, and organizations like the Sierra Club that take hundreds of millions in donations from the former New York City mayor to fight coal, are complicit in his fraudulent scheme to coopt the climate change movement.

City of San José Environmental Services (2020-02-21). Pathways to Climate Smart Careers Fair for High School Students. indybay.org Fairmont Hotel San José, 170 South Market Street, San José , CA 95113…

pip.hinman (2020-02-21). Climate emergency demands system change. greenleft.org.au

The Canary (2020-02-20). Greta Thunberg 'using award money to create sustainability foundation'. thecanary.co Greta Thunberg is using her prize money from an award often described as an alternative Nobel Prize to establish a sustainability foundation, according to the Swedish organisation behind the prize. | The purpose of the non-profit Greta Thunberg Foundation "is to promote ecological and social sustainability, as well as mental health", the Right Livelihood Foundation said. | The teenage climate activist was one of four recipients of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, which was founded in 1980 to "honour and support courageous people solving global problems". | The one million kronor ( £80,000) that came with th…

commondreams (2020-02-20). Over 570 Groups Endorse Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Fracking Ban Bills. commondreams.org ______________________________…

C.J. Atkins (2020-02-20). The biggest threat to unity is the "Anybody But Bernie" crowd. peoplesworld.org Wall Street Democrats' worst nightmare seems to be coming true: The momentum of a self-declared socialist who threatens to make health care accessible to every American and pledges to combat climate change while creating green, union jobs is looking increasingly unstoppable. Scroll through the Twitter feed of "centrist think tank" Third Way these days and …

Johnathan Hettinger (2020-02-20). Jury Awards $265M in Damages in Dicamba Trial Against Monsanto, BASF. globalresearch.ca After three weeks of arguments, the jury awarded the peach-farmer plaintiff $15 million in damages and $250 million in punitive damages against the chemical companies. | *** | A federal jury determined that German agribusiness giants Bayer and BASF will have to …

Extinction Rebellion (2020-02-20). More courage. More collaboration. More love. zcomm.org Rebels are taking to the streets with ever more innovative and theatrical actions…

Juan Cole (2020-02-20). Methane Emissions Crisis and Rapid Global Heating. zcomm.org It is all Fossil Fuel Drilling and Fracking…

Media Lens (2020-02-20). "And Then Nothing. Silence" dissidentvoice.org If you were mad enough to judge the state of the world by the daily outpourings of 'mainstream' media, you would have no real understanding of the perilous state of the human race. Or, if you had concerns on seeing the latest news on climate breakdown, you would not be fully informed about the powerful …

Staff (2020-02-20). Mick Mulvaney Says GOP Won't Act on Climate Because They Don't Want Higher Taxes. truthout.org Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney "We take the position in my party that asking people to change their lifestyle dramatically, i…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-02-20). Over 570 Groups Endorse Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez's Fracking Ban Act as 'Essential and Urgent Climate Action'. commondreams.org More than 570 national, regional, and local groups signed on to a letter Thursday endorsing the first-ever national legislation that would immediately prohibit federal permits for new fracking or related infrastructure and fully ban the practice in the United States beginning in 2025. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ocasio_cortez_8_0.jpg

pip.hinman (2020-02-20). The climate crisis and the need for peace. greenleft.org.au

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-02-20). 'On a Knife Edge': Experts Warn Great Barrier Reef Could Soon See Third Mass Coral Bleaching in Five Years. commondreams.org Australian scientists and conservationists warned in the Guardian Thursday that the Great Barrier Reef could soon endure a third major coral bleaching event in just five years, highlighting how the human-caused climate crisis is already devastating crucial ecosystems worldwide. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11843724891.png

Mark Hertsgaard (2020-02-19). Making the Climate Emergency the Story of the 2020 Elections. thenation.com Making the Climate Emergency the Story of the 2020 Elections…

Susan Price (2020-02-18). Africa: A year of record climate disasters. greenleft.org.au

pip.hinman (2020-02-17). National climate emergency summit showcases market wing of climate movement. greenleft.org.au

David Swanson (2020-02-15). Shut Down Canada Until it Solves its War, Oil, and Genocide Problem. dissidentvoice.org Indigenous people in Canada are giving the world a demonstration of the power of nonviolent action. The justness of their cause — defending the land from those who would destroy it for short term profit and the elimination of a habitable climate on earth — combined with their courage and the absence on their part …

Brian Tokar (2020-02-02). What Will it Take to Prevent Climate Collapse? zcomm.org 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…

Lawrence Wittner (2020-01-26). Could the Climate Crisis Be "The Good News of Damnation"? zcomm.org 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 "the

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

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