2020-05-29: News Headlines

Samuel Gilbert (2020-05-29). US south-west in grip of historic 'megadrought', research finds. theguardian.com Intensified by climate change, the current 20-year arid period is one of the worst on record, with wide-ranging effectsWhen Ken Pimlott began fighting US wildfires at the age of 17, they seemed to him to be a brutal but manageable natural phenomenon. Related:

N.D. Jayaprakash (2020-05-29). No Lessons Learned From Bhopal: the Toxic Chemical Leak at LG Polymers India. counterpunch.org The port city of Vizag or Vishakhapatnam, situated on the south-east coast of India in the State of Andhra Pradesh, is home to several hazardous industries. In the early morning on 07 May 2020, five million people residing in the Vizag Metropolitan Region were rudely woken up by the alarming news of a poisonous chemical

Amanda Mills (2020-05-28). Climate change to heat up oceans at seven times their current rate. nationofchange.org Rapid and inconsistent deep water heating will have a huge impact on ocean wildlife.

teleSUR (2020-05-27). G20 Nations Continue to Finance the Climate Crisis: Report. telesurenglish.net Since the Paris Agreement was signed in late 2015, "G20 (Group of 20) countries have (…provided) at least US $77 billion a year in finance for oil, gas, and coal projects through their public finance institutions," a RELATED: | The Paris agreement ai…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-05-29). With COP 26 Pushed to Late 2021 Due to Pandemic, World Leaders Urged Not to Delay Climate Action. commondreams.org Organizers of the United Nations COP 26 climate change conference that has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic announced Thursday that the summit will now be held during the first two weeks of November 2021 in Glasgow—prompting a new wave of calls for world leaders to pursue a green and just recovery to the ongoing public health crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12108587471.jpg

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-05-28). In Latest Legal Blow to Trump and Dirty Energy, Federal Appeals Court Upholds Block on Keystone XL Permit. commondreams.org "Contrary to what the Trump administration has argued, the law is clear. We won't sacrifice imperiled species so giant corporations can profit from the dirty fossil fuels that pollute our waters and climate." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/stopkeystonexl_0.png

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-29). Trump's Anti-China Hysteria Goes Nuclear. strategic-culture.org The Trump administration's scapegoating of China over its own disastrous mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic has relied on baseless conspiracy theory, unscientific claims and hyperbole. This week the president's National Security Advisor went further by comparing the virus outbreak to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. | In a U.S. media

ERBASB (2020-05-29). Friday 5/29: Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay & South Bay Orienation Meeting (10am & 5:30pm). indybay.org Online via Zoom…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-05-28). 50 billion years of evolutionary history threatened by human activity. imperial.ac.uk Unique animals with long evolutionary histories are under increased threat of extinction around the world, according to a new study.

WSWS (2020-05-29). Germany: Defend climate activist group "Ende Gelà§nde" against the secret service. wsws.org An official secret service report classifies the climate change movement "Ende Gelà§nde" ("End of the Road"), which has organized several mass protests against opencast lignite mining, as "left-wing extremist."

_____ (2020-05-29). Doctors Demand Hospital Industry Stop Funding Dark Money Lobby Group. popularresistance.org A progressive organization of 23,000 physicians from across the U.S. demanded Thursday that the American Hospital Association (AHA) divest completely from a dark-money lobbying group that has spent millions combating Medicare for All and instead devote those financial resources to the fight against Covid-19 and to better support for patients and healthcare workers. | Dr. Adam Gaffney, president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), said in a statement that "the Covid-19 pandemic has stretched hospitals' resources to the limit, and the AHA should not waste precious member hospitals' funds lobbying ag…