2020-02-24: News Headlines

Stephen Corry (2020-02-24). New Deal for Nature: Paying the Emperor to Fence the Wind. counterpunch.org The latest idea to be heavily promoted by big conservation NGOs is doubling the world's so-called "Protected Areas" (PAs) so that they cover thirty percent of the globe's lands and oceans. This is now their main rallying cry and response to two of the world's biggest problems — climate chaos and loss of biodiversity. It sounds good: It's easy to grasp and has numbers that are supposed to be measurable, and advertisers do love numbers.

Ed Rampell (2020-02-24). 'Earthquakes in London': Aftershock of an epic play about climate change. peoplesworld.org VENICE, Calif.—Rogue Machine's West Coast premiere of award-winning British playwright Mike Bartlett's Earthquakes in London is, according to the company's artistic director and the drama's co-director John Perrin Flynn, "quite simply, the best play I have read about global warming." This three hour-ish, UK-set tour-de-force takes a deep dive into the pressing subject of climate—as …

350Marin, Sunrise Movement, Sierra Club (2020-02-24). Stop Funding Climate Chaos! Big Banks Protest in San Anselmo. indybay.org Creek Park, 451 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, California 94960…

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-02-24). Wells Fargo Hit By Climate Protest for Second Consecutive Day. indybay.org Silicon Valley Environmental group holds "visitation" event at Mountain View branch.

Die-In Inside Bank Branch (2020-02-24). Protesters in Silicon Valley Tell Wells Fargo "Quit the Dirty Energy Business" indybay.org 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.

Leon Kunstenaar (2020-02-24). Demand to Stop Funding Climate Change at Wells Fargo Branch. indybay.org Silicon Valley Climate Action Network occupies San Jose branch…

TCFBDAF (2020-02-24). Environmental Voter Guide. Democratic Candidates 2020. globalresearch.ca The Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund evaluated each candidate on four key environmental issue areas: | saving wildlife, protecting public lands, ensuring environmental justice and ending the climate crisis. | We evaluated every candidate polling above 1% in the latest national …

commondreams (2020-02-24). Climate Justices Means Respecting Indigenous Rights — 350.org Statement Supporting Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Extinction Rebellion Santa Cruz (2020-02-24). Cut the Chase! Climate Action (Day 1 in Santa Cruz, CA). indybay.org 730 Ocean St, Santa Cruz…

Direct Action Everywhere SF (2020-02-24). TheGreenNewCity March & Rally for Housing, Climate Justice and Animals. indybay.org Southwest of Golden Gate Fields, West of Gilman houseless encampment | (Golden Gate Fields horse track, 1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley, CA 94710) | Marching to Berkeley City Hall, 2180 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94704…

commondreams (2020-02-24). Global Rescue Plan to Stop Mass Extinction "Hopelessly Weak and Inadequate" commondreams.org ______________________________…

Prof. Gregory D. Koblentz (2020-02-24). The Dangers of Synthetic Biology: A Biotech Firm Made a Smallpox-like Virus on purpose. Nobody Seems to Care. globalresearch.ca In 2017, the virologist David Evans made headlines when he used synthetic biology to recreate the extinct horsepox virus, which is closely related to the virus that causes smallpox, a disease eradicated in 1980. Evans and his team, ordering the …

pip.hinman (2020-02-24). The problem with taking politics out of climate change. greenleft.org.au You can understand why, given the paralysis grippi…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-02-24). 'Amazing News': Climate Activists Celebrate Victory After Forcing Company to Abandon Proposed Tar Sands Project. commondreams.org Climate campaigners celebrated a "momentous win" in Canada after Teck Resources on Sunday withdrew its application to build a tar sands mine in Alberta and the CEO admitted that because of "the growing debate" over fossil fuel use amid a climate crisis, "it is now evidence that there is no constructive path forward for the project." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11933186871.jpg

Staff (2020-02-23). Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies the Wrong Way Could End Up Hurting the Poor. truthout.org Among progressives concerned about climate change, few issues provoke as much anger as the knowledge that governments continue to subsidize fossil fuels. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in 2017 these subsidies totaled $5.2 trillion annually. | Don't governments realize that fossil fuels are cooking the planet? The scientific community says we are in a desperate race against time, but the coal, oil, and gas companies apparently still have their noses deeply in the public…

Staff (2020-02-23). Facing Undeniable Reality of Climate Change, Deniers Now Argue It's Not That Bad. truthout.org Climate change denialism has a long history. Possibly the earliest clear example dates back to October 1959, when a researcher working for none other than Royal Dutch Shell published an

news.un (2020-02-23). Climate change takes toll on Zimbabwe's natural habitat, UN deputy chief observes. news.un.org Alongside the human population, Africa's animals are suffering greatly from the effects of climate change, which United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mahommed saw first-hand on Sunday in Zimbabwe.

Staff (2020-02-22). Study: Twitter Bots Amplified Climate Denial Messages to Help Trump. truthdig.com Editor's note: This article originally appeared on A new analysis of 6.5 million tweets from the days before and after U.S. President Donald Trump

Tara Lohan and Dipika Kadaba (2020-02-22). 10 species climate change could push to extinction. nationofchange.org Species are finding less food, more competition for limited resources, or inhospitable conditions to which they can't adapt fast enough.

Ed Rampell (2020-02-21). 'Frida, Stroke of Passion': Kahlo's lives, loves and leftist politics. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—If Howard Zinn penned "People's Histories" and Oliver Stone filmed "Untold Histories," Latinx playwright Odalys Nanin's modus operandi is to write (or rewrite?) allegedly biographical plays about famous women revealing their same-sex affairs. I previously saw Nanin's stage exposés purporting that Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe had their Sapphic episodes. Some may regard this …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-02-21). 60,000-Strong Fridays for Future Protest in Hamburg, Germany Prompts Question: 'Where Are You, USA?'. commondreams.org "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

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-02-21). JP Morgan Economists Warn of 'Catastrophic Outcomes' of Human-Caused Climate Crisis. commondreams.org 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

CounterSpin (2020-02-21). Paul Paz y Miño, Saqib Bhatti & Beverly Bell on Environmental Justice & Cross-National Solidarity. fair.org 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.

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.

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

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 …

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

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

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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