2020-03-24: Social Media Postees

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COVID-19 Green New Deal
Nick Rabb | zcomm.org | 2020-03-24
The COVID-19 mitigation effort presents an unexpected blueprint for what rapid change in the face of a climate crisis might look like. In fact, the current situation should give us hope in our ability to cope with rapid change and encourage us to recognize our resilience…

The Conquerors of America
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-24
Patrick Weidhaas, a colleague of mine from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and also a colleague from the union group there (Society of Professional Scientists and Engineers) sent me a note saying: You may remember Ben Santer from the Lab, one of the foremost climate scientists. He just published an article in the online Scientific…

Online Event: Invisible Threats: COVID-19 and Climate Change (live stream)
The Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-03-24
Online live stream event…

Olympic torch will not be held by runners in Japan, flame will be carried in lantern
rt.com | 2020-03-24
Breaking with decades of tradition, authorities in Japan revealed on Monday that the Olympic torch will not be carried by relay runners, but in a lantern with a more conservative display case. | The unveiling will take place at an event on Thursday in Japan's Fukushima prefecture, a government official is reported as saying. | Authorities in Fukushima have opted to forego the usual ceremony

A Pandemic Comes to the U.S
Lawrence Davidson | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-24
Part I–Uncomprehending and Unprepared On 10 March 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters in reference to the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), "It will go away, just stay calm." He added, "It's really working out. And a lot of good things are going to happen." (This is also the president's attitude toward global warming.) When soon…

Lawsuit against EPA for "Re-approving" Monsanto Cancer-causing Pesticide

| globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-23
Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) on behalf of a broad coalition of farmworkers, farmers, and conservationists, filed a federal lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its January 2020 re-approval of the pesticide glyphosate, best known as the …

'Count every drop, every drop counts': UN weather agency calls for better water data on World Meteorological Day
news.un.org | 2020-03-23
Floods, extreme rainfall, droughts and melting glaciers…many of the major signs of climate change involve water. On this year's World Meteorological Day, the UN weather agency (WMO) is reinforcing the message of World Water Day, by focusing on the links between climate and water, and calling for better water-related data.

'Green Stimulus' Demanded to Battle Convergent Crises of Coronavirus, Economic Injustice, and Climate Emergency
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-23
"As a nation we face three converging crises: the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession; the climate emergency; and extreme inequality." That's the warning from progressive policy experts, climate leaders, and academics who have joined together to support a new "Green Stimulus" plan. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-956582876-2_0.jpg

Green Group Urges Nationalization of Oil and Gas Industry Amid Coronavirus Outbreak and Economic Upheaval
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-03-23
The climate action group Food & Water Action demanded Monday that the government take the economic and public health crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to take ownership of the struggling, environmentally destructive industry. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/oilpumps_0_0.jpg

World Water Day: Often overlooked, water resources are essential part of solution to climate change
news.un.org | 2020-03-22
On World Water Day, the United Nations launched a flagship report which says that reducing both the impacts and drivers of climate change will require major shifts in the way we use and reuse the Earth's limited water resources.

[Comment] No time to waste: preventing tuberculosis in children
Jonathon R Campbell, Mayara L Bastos | thelancet.com | 2020-03-21
Tuberculosis takes the life of one in five children developing the disease.1 Data from the pre-chemotherapy era suggest very young children are at highest risk for tuberculosis after exposure, and highly susceptible to the most severe forms of the disease.2,3 As a result, tuberculosis control efforts among children in high-burden countries are focused on those below 5 years of age.2 One of the most important efforts is provision of tuberculosis preventive therapy after tuberculosis exposure, yet only one in four children below 5 years of age who might benefit from life-saving preventive therapy will receive it.

From Cluster Bombs to Toxic Waste: Saudi Arabia is Creating the Next Fallujah in Yemen
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-03-20
From dumping toxic waste into the sea to littering Yemen's farms with tons of unexploded cluster bombs, Saudi Arabia is creating a legacy so toxic in Yemen that experts believe it could take a century to undo.

Turns out, it's OK to override private interest in the name of social need after all
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-20
Climate crisis Economy Healthcare Carlo SandsIssue 1257 Australia Carlo's CornerMarch 20, 2020When faced with a global pandemic tha…

Climate crisis demands revolution in firefighting
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-20
Climate crisis Bob McIlroy Jim McIlroyIssue 1257 Australia bushfires firefightersMarch 20, 2020Bob McIlroy is a small farmer in the…

Livestock and ecology
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-19
Agriculture Climate crisis Alan BroughtonIssue 1257 Australia Animal agricultureMarch 19, 2020People can be vegans for ethical reasons

"Something Is Wrong in America": Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Michael Eric Dyson Debate Sanders v Biden
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-03-16
Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders faced off in their first one-on-one debate Sunday night in the midst of an unprecedented national crisis, with 3,600 reported COVID-19 cases, 61 deaths so far, 33 states closing schools and mass shutdowns in major cities. The rivals clashed on how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, Medicare for All, the climate crisis, Joe Biden's record and whether or not the U.S. needs a revolution. We play highlights from the debate and get responses from scholars Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Michael Eric Dyson. Taylor is assistant professor of African-America…

Could the climate crisis be "The Good News of Damnation"?
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2020-03-02
There really is no other solution to the onrushing climate catastrophe than for people and nations to forget their tribal animosities and start behaving as part of a world society…