2020-05-15: News Headlines

Staff (2020-05-15). Climate Crisis: KXL Ruling, Unity Task Force, California Pollution, and TRNN's New Climate Reporter. therealnews.com Climate activists get a big court win on Keystone XL as the Biden and Sanders camps unite. California has delayed air pollution rules at the behest of industry during COVID-19 as polluting oil tankers line its coast.

Citizens' Climate Lobby (2020-05-15). Citizens' Climate Lobby: Virtual Climate Conference 2020 (Day 2). indybay.org Online/virtual conference…

Poor People's Campaign, Climate Reality Proj. (2020-05-15). Intersection of the Climate Crisis & Social Justice Webinar (PPC & CRP). indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Citizens' Climate Lobby (2020-05-15). Citizens' Climate Lobby: Virutal Climate Conference 2020 (Day 1). indybay.org Online/virtual conference…

Nick Pemberton (2020-05-15). Rearranging Desires Amidst Climate Catastrophe, COVID Chaos, and Capitalist Calamity. counterpunch.org Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak states that her political goal is to rearrange desires. No goal is more pertinent to our present trying time. As Chuck Mertz refrains "the future ain't what it used to be." The coronavirus has exposed much of what we knew to be true, but counted on avoiding. What has become plain as

#StopTheMoneyPipeline and others (2020-05-15). #Stop the Money Pipeline: Dump Climate Denier Lee Raymond from Chase Actionar. indybay.org Online via Zoom | Register now: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsfu6grzkrG9BKn-nueHHbOJCCFNTn5W4B

Don Fitz (2020-05-15). Can We Simultaneously Oppose Bayer/Monsanto's Biotechnology and Support Cuba's Interferon Alpha 2B? counterpunch.org Genetically engineered crops are a form of food imperialism. This technology allows mega-corporations like Bayer/Monsanto to patent seeds, lure farmers into buying them with visions of high yields, and then destroy the ability of small farmers to survive. Genetic engineering produces an artificial combination of plant traits which often results in foods with less nutritional

Ian Angus (2020-05-14). 3.5 billion people may face 'unlivable' heat in 50 years. mronline.org Every degree of global warming will push a billion people out of the human survival zone.

Don Fitz (2020-05-13). Can we simultaneously oppose Bayer/Monsanto's biotechnology and support Cuba's Interferon Alpha 2B? mronline.org Technology reflects social factors throughout its development and use. Genetically engineered crops allow mega-corporations to patent seeds, lure farmers into buying them with visions of high yields, and then destroy small farmers. Cuba's drugs are shared throughout the world. Making a distinction between the biotechnology of agro-industry and Cuba requires understanding the difference between bioimperialism …

Mark Hertsgaard (2020-05-13). The Covid-19 Stimulus Debate Is a Pivotal Climate Story. thenation.com The Covid-19 Stimulus Debate Is a Pivotal Climate Story…

Staff (2020-05-12). Stir Crazy! Episode #32: Don't Make Us Regret This! therealnews.com On today's show: TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, co-host of "By Any Means Necessary" Jacqueline Luqman, and TRNN managing editor Marc Steiner. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Staff (2020-05-09). As Oil Price Plummets, Call to Nationalize Industry Rises. therealnews.com The price of oil dropped below zero, prompting new subsidies from the Federal Reserve. Progressive voices in the U.S. and Canada have a different idea: nationalization as a way to wind down the sector, tackle the climate crisis and create a just economic transition.

Staff (2020-05-08). Stir Crazy! Episode #31: Cancel Corporate Media. therealnews.com On today's show: TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, The Progressive Army founder Ben Dixon, and TRNN Executive Producer Lisa Snowden-McCray. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Staff (2020-05-08). Climate Crisis: False Techtopia, Tariffs Accounting, Orphan Wells, And The Dead Cow. therealnews.com Recent studies debunk the false techtopianism in climate science models, U.S. import tariffs failed climate accounting, and Argentina's shale industry is flailing. As fracking goes bust, what happens to orphaned wells?

Staff (2020-05-06). California And Trump Push Geoengineering—A Fraught Climate Crisis Fix. therealnews.com California has endorsed the use of direct air capture to reverse engineer the climate crisis with technology. The controversial method already has Big Oil's support—and the Trump administration's.

Sunil Freeman (2020-05-05). New PSL book: 'Climate Solutions: Beyond Capitalism'. liberationnews.org "It is a small book, but expansive in outlook in a way that echoes the holistic eco-socialist society we will need…"

Michael Gormley, Thomas J Aspray, David A Kelly (2020-03-23). [Correspondence] COVID-19: mitigating transmission via wastewater plumbing systems. thelancet.com By its very design, the wastewater plumbing system is a harbinger of pathogenic microorganisms with, under some circumstances, the potential to enable airborne transmission of viruses such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).