Protesters in Silicon Valley Tell Wells Fargo "Quit the Dirty Energy Business"
Die-In Inside Bank Branch | indybay.org | 2020-02-23
Demonstrators called on Big Oil's largest lender, Wells Fargo, to halt its financing of fossil fuels and invest instead in clean energy solutions to the climate crisis. They took their protest of Feb 21 to a branch in Mountain View, CA.
Attorney General Becerrra and Governor Newsom file lawsuit against Trump water plan
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2020-02-23
"As we face the unprecedented threat of a climate emergency, now is the time to strengthen our planet's biodiversity, not destroy it," said Attorney General Becerra. "California won't silently spectate as the Trump Administration adopts scientifically-challenged biological opinions that push species to extinction and harm our natural resources and waterways.
Cut the Chase! Climate Action (Day 1 in Santa Cruz, CA)
Extinction Rebellion Santa Cruz | indybay.org | 2020-02-23
730 Ocean St, Santa Cruz…
Pakistan launches spring tree plantation drive
yenisafak.com | 2020-02-23
Pakistan launched on Sunday a nationwide spring tree plantation drive for the revival and restoration of forests in the country.Pakistan's premier Imran Khan kicked off the drive by planting a sapling in his hometown district of Mianwali in the northeastern Punjab province."Pakistan is among the countries most affected by climate change… we need to protect it through the plantation of trees across the country," Khan said while addressing the event held as part of the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project.The ambitious project is an extension of the Billion Tree Tsunami which was launched in 2014 in the northwestern K…
Mayor of Russian 'Black Sky' City Responds to Greta Thunberg's Post
sputniknews.com | 2020-02-23
The city of Krasnoyarsk in central Siberia is known for its "black sky"
Study: Twitter Bots Amplified Climate Denial Messages to Help Trump
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-02-22
Editor's note: This article originally appeared on Common Dreams. | A new analysis of 6.5 million tweets from the days before and after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to ditch the Paris agreement in June 2017 suggests that automated Twitter bots are substantially contributing to the spread of online misinformation abou…
10 species climate change could push to extinction
Tara Lohan and Dipika Kadaba | nationofchange.org | 2020-02-22
Species are finding less food, more competition for limited resources, or inhospitable conditions to which they can't adapt fast enough.
Environmentalist in Klobuchar's Home State Says She's "Owned by Big Agriculture"
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-22
At this week's presidential debate in Nevada, Sen. Amy Klobuchar doubled down on a particularly concerning position: that natural gas, a fossil fuel, is a "transitional fuel." If you've been paying close attention to climate issues, you know that selling natural gas as a bridge fuel is an idea cooked up by the oil and gas industry. | The idea is that natural gas releases less carbon dioxide than coal, so it's better for the environment
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.
Freedom of movement is a fundamental freedom and there is an alternative to borders
Hamzah Akhtar and Kay Glover | thecanary.co | 2020-02-21
This is a guest post from Hamzah Akhtar and Kay Glover who are activists with Our Future Now and helped organise the Freedom of Movement 2.0 conference attended by The Canary. | Imagine if, through no fault of your own, you were no longer able to make a livelihood because of the destructive effects of climate change. Imagine if you weren't able to live a peaceful life because of conflict ravaging your country. Perhaps you were a farmer who could no longer have goats graze on the land because of the p…
The 2020 Africa Climate Week to Face Paris Agreement Challenges
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-21
People from all over the world are expected to participate in the 2020 Africa Climate Week (ACW), which is to be held in Kampala, Uganda, to discuss ways to implement the Paris Agreement. | RELATED: | 2010-2019: The Decade Confirming Global Climate Change | "We must show the world is capable of working together to tackle our most urgent challenges," the High-Level Champions for Climate Action participant Nigel Topping said. | The ACW seeks that representatives from the public and priv…
Paul Paz y Miño, Saqib Bhatti & Beverly Bell on Environmental Justice & Cross-National Solidarity
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2020-02-21
There will only be an increasing number of frontline struggles between extractive, climate-disrupting industry and those willing to stand up to it. Corporate media's inadequate attention, and unwillingness to truly call out the moneyed interests causing present and future harms, make them more often part of the problem than the solution.
In Mexico's Cradle of Corn, Climate Change Leaves its Mark
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-21
At least 9,000 years ago, humans began domesticating corn for the first time near Tehuacan, in the central Mexican state of Puebla, laying the foundation for permanent settlements in the Americas. | RELATED: | Locusts Swarm into South Sudan as Plague Spreads in East Africa | But in the past few years, more frequent and more prolonged droughts have forced many farmers in the area to give up corn and other cereals in favor of alternatives requiring less water such as pistachio n…
60,000-Strong Fridays for Future Protest in Hamburg, Germany Prompts Question: 'Where Are You, USA?'
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-21
"What is it going to take for the U.S. to rise up like this?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/hamburg-60000-fridays-future-greta-thunberg-us.jpg …
JP Morgan Economists Warn of 'Catastrophic Outcomes' of Human-Caused Climate Crisis
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-21
Climate campaigners on Friday expressed hope that policymakers who are stalling on taking decisive climate action would reconsider their stance in light of new warnings from an unlikely source: two economists at J.P. Morgan Chase. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11836818612.jpg …
42 Nobel Laureates Urge Trudeau to Act With 'Moral Clarity' and Stop Climate-Wrecking Teck Frontier Mine
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-21
In an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, 42 Nobel laurates implored the federal government to "act with the moral clarity required" to tackle the global climate crisis and stop Teck Resources' proposed Frontier tar sands mine. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/justin_trudeau_0.jpg …
Climate emergency demands system change
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-21
Climate Socialist AllianceIssue 1254 Australia just transitionsFebruary 21, 2020The Socialist Alliance has been developing this charter for climate action since it…
"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 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…
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…