2020-02-21: Social Media Postees

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

How dare you! Climate-sensitive snail named after Greta Thunberg
rt.com | 2020-02-21
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…

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

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

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches $10 billion climate change fund
wsws.org | 2020-02-21
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.

Bloomberg is a Climate Change Con Man
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-21
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.

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

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

Climate emergency demands system change
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-21
climate emergency Socialist AllianceIssue 1254 Australia just transitionsFebruary 21, 2020The Socialist Alliance has been developing this charter for clim…

Over 570 Groups Endorse Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Fracking Ban Bills
commondreams.org | 2020-02-20

Greta Thunberg 'using award money to create sustainability foundation'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-02-20
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…

Jury Awards $265M in Damages in Dicamba Trial Against Monsanto, BASF
Johnathan Hettinger | globalresearch.ca | 2020-02-20
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 …

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

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

Mick Mulvaney Says GOP Won't Act on Climate Because They Don't Want Higher Taxes
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-20
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said in a speech Wednesday night that Republicans won't act on the climate crisis because the party doesn't want to raise taxes or ask people to change their "lifestyle." | "We take the position in my party that asking people to change their lifestyle dramatically, i…

"And Then Nothing. Silence"
Media Lens | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-20
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 …

The biggest threat to unity is the "Anybody But Bernie" crowd
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2020-02-20
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 …

On February 6th Antarctica Was Warmer Than Orlando, or Why I Support Only Sanders
Thomas Neuburger | commondreams.org | 2020-02-20
We need to act in time enough to matter. (Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/climate_2.jpeg

"Bee-Washing" Hurts Bees and Misleads Consumers
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-20
Amid the worry over the loss of honeybees, a far quieter but just as devastating loss is occurring among lesser known native bee populations. Wild native bees are vital to pollinate plants. Their populations are declining due to a warming climate, pesticide poisoning and lack of flowers and other environmental pressures. | As awareness increases about native bee death, some companies are taking advantage…

Over 570 Groups Endorse Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez's Fracking Ban Act as 'Essential and Urgent Climate Action'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-20
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

'On a Knife Edge': Experts Warn Great Barrier Reef Could Soon See Third Mass Coral Bleaching in Five Years
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-20
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

The climate crisis and the need for peace
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-20
war Climate Nick DeaneIssue 1254 Australia climate refugees weapons militaryFebruary 2…

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

Africa: A year of record climate disasters
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…

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…

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

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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