Climate Change and Voting 2020
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-02-26
Today, humanity faces a situation unique in the 200,000 year existence of our species Homo sapiens sapiens, and unique in the 2 million year existence of our genus, Homo: the unprecedented steady linear advance of global warming since 1970, which is making our planet irreversibly less habitable as time progresses, and which is driven entirely…
The fix is in: Kenneth Feinberg to oversee payouts to Boeing crash victims
wsws.org | 2020-02-26
Feinberg's career as Wall Street's preeminent "fixer" began when he minimized the payouts Dow and Monsanto made to victims of Agent Orange during and after the Vietnam War.
2020 began with the hottest January in recorded history
wsws.org | 2020-02-26
One of the major consequences of human-induced climate change is sea level rise, which threatens coastal flooding and the displacement of hundreds of millions of people.
Union leader: 'There are no jobs on a dead planet'
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-26
Climate Paul McAleerIssue 1255 Australia workers rights SydneyFebruary 26, 2020Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Sydney Branch secretary Paul McAleer sent the following message to the Western Sydney climate…
Canada: Wet'suwet'en defend land and sovereignty
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-26
Indigenous Gauri GandbhirIssue 1255 Canada indigenous sovereignty climate change anti-frackingFebruary 26, 2020When completed…
JP Morgan economists warn of 'catastrophic outcomes' of human-caused climate crisis
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-02-25
"Don't want to hear Greta Thunberg or Extinction Rebellion? Try J.P. Morgan instead." | Source…
Robert Reich: America Can't Afford Not to Elect Sanders or Warren
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2020-02-25
Climate change, inequality and our broken health care system pose unprecedented challenges. Only two candidates are prepared to meet them.
More funding needed to combat locust swarms 'unprecedented in modern times'
news.un.org | 2020-02-25
Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned on Tuesday, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.
For the climate: protecting the Commons and fixing Democracy
W. T. Whitney, Jr. | mronline.org | 2020-02-25
Climate change, unchecked, promises planetary disaster. All forms of life are threatened. Scientific evidence strongly suggests capitalistforms of production and consumption gave rise to climate change in the first place and have allowed the process to advance. | Source…
We Need an Unprecedented Mobilization to Fight the Climate Emergency. That's Why We Endorse Bernie Sanders
Ezra Silk | commondreams.org | 2020-02-25
"The only candidate running for President this year who has earned our trust as well as the trust of the Climate Emergency Movement—the only candidate with the moral courage to lead the United States, and the world, through the era of the climate and ecological emergency—is Senator Bernie Sanders," writes Silk and the Climate Mobilization team. "We are proud to endorse him." (Image: Climate Mobilization) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/letsmobilizebernie2020.png …
Washington Post Editor Fred Hiatt Ripped for 'Remarkably Ignorant' Op-Ed Equating Trump and Sanders on Climate Crisis
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-02-25
One journalist said the piece "tells the story of how your house burned down, from the arsonists' perspective." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fredhiatt.jpg …
Capitalism, patriarchy and racism threaten to destroy this world
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-25
Climate Laurie AdkinIssue 1255 Canada just transition degrowthFebruary 25, 2020At this point in human history, the limits of capitalism and the limits of our species' life on Earth have converged. We have never b…
African Youth Optimistic About Future on the Continent: Survey
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-24
Young people across Africa are overwhelmingly optimistic about their future and believe the continent is heading for success thanks to new technologies and entrepreneurship, according to the African Youth Survey 2020 released Thursday. | RELATED: | The 2020 Africa Climate Week to Face Paris Agreement Challenges | The survey, conducted by the Ichikowitz Family Foundation, said that "a rising Afro-Optimism amon…
The problem with taking politics out of climate change
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-02-24
Climate Jeff SparrowIssue 1255 Australia decarbonisationFebruary 24, 2020″Get the politics out of climate change." It's a slogan heard almost inevitably whenever discussion turns to the looming environmental catastrophe. | You can understand why, given the paralysis grippi…
UN deputy chief see first-hand toll of climate change on Zimbabwe's natural habitat
news.un.org | 2020-02-23
Alongside the human population, Africa's animals are suffering greatly from the effects of climate change, which United Nations Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed saw first-hand on Sunday in Zimbabwe.
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.
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…
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…
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…