2020-06-30: News Headlines

Stop The Money Pipline Coalition (2020-06-30). Sunday 7/5: 'The Condor & The Eagle' New Climate Film & Discussion w/ Activists & Indigenous Leaders. indybay.org Online via livestream: | event.webinarjam.com/live/91/wygzyu7mbo8cqpco3p | www.facebook.com/filmsforaction/

Staff (2020-06-30). Climate Crisis: Historic Arizona Wildfires May Worsen COVID-19. therealnews.com Over 400,000 acres of wildfires burn in Arizona in a devastating opening to Southwest's wildfire season. And neighboring California has approved more fracking in a 97% Latino town as oil tankers spew pollution.

Kathy Fairfax (2020-06-30). Albanese pretends to address climate crisis. greenleft.org.au

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-30). Imperial hosts climate investment competition for university students. imperial.ac.uk MBA and Masters students were invited to pitch investment solutions that address climate change in a bid to win a prize worth £7,500.

IFCSS (2020-06-30). Sunday 6/28: Planet of the Humans — Left Perspectives on Climate Solutions. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting | us02web.zoom.us/j/2591082607?pwd=TTdlcFlnZEVCdWt2VlRHeWZLeHNKQT09 | Meeting ID: 259 108 2607 | Password: 6MwQP7 | Dial in: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) | Find your local number: us02web.zoom.us/u/kbXBRf3FyY

Dan Bacher (2020-06-30). California regulators approve 12 more new fracking permits during a global pandemic. indybay.org On Monday, June 1, the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM), the agency responsible for regulating oil and gas in the state, quietly approved 12 new hydraulic fracturing permits to Aera Energy LLC for the Lost Hills Oil Field in Kern County, according to Food and Water Watch Action.

Noam Chomsky (2020-06-29). "Trump Is the Worst Criminal in History, Undeniably" zcomm.org Interview on the "absolutely unprecedented scope and scale" of the protests against the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and why Trump's refusal to act to stop the impending catastrophe of climate change makes him "the worst criminal in human history."

news.un (2020-06-29). First Person: Looking to the skies to understand the climate crisis. news.un.org Could studying the cosmos help us to fight the climate crisis? Two astronomers at the University of Hawaii think that knowledge of the solar system may help to slow down the warming of the Earth's atmosphere.

_____ (2020-06-29). Exposed: States Relying On 'House Of Cards' To Pay For Coal Mine Cleanup. popularresistance.org For more than a century-and-a-half, the forests, streams, and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains have been scraped and gashed to unearth their heart of rich black coal. These lumps of hydrocarbons historically played a vital role in America's electricity mix, accounting for a third of the country's energy production as recently as 2008. | But over the past decade, a devastating combination of forces has pummeled the industry, from cheap natural gas and the falling cost of renewables to growing public pressure to respond to the climate crisis. U.S. coal production has dropped 40 percent since its peak 12 years a…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-06-29). Imperial scientists show policymakers how UK can benefit from circular economy. imperial.ac.uk How to transition to a circular economy, a topic rising up the economic and climate agendas, was the focus of The Forum's latest policy workshop.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-06-29). Progressive Challenger Kreibich Slams Right-Wing Democrat Gottheimer for "Trump Values" Voting Record. commondreams.org "Josh Gottheimer should be ashamed of his pro-Trump record," Kreibich said. "NJ-5 deserves a real Democrat who will stand tall for health care for all and bold climate action." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-06-29_at_5.20.56_pm.jpg

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-06-29). 'The Poster Company for US Fracking Has Fallen': Chesapeake Energy Files for Bankruptcy. commondreams.org "Meanwhile the Trump administration continues to try and bail out this garbage fire industry with our tax dollars." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/cash-in-covid-big-oil_1.jpg

The Canary (2020-06-28). Greta Thunberg criticises leaders who want selfies with her to 'look good'. thecanary.co Environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg has hit out at world leaders for taking pictures with her to "look good".The 17-year-old became a global star thanks to her climate activism. She gave a powerful speech at the United Nations (UN) climate change summit in September 2019, in which she told world leaders: You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words… how dare you!"It makes them seem like they care": As part of a series she's made for Swedish radio about her campaigning, Thunberg revealed that German chancellor Angela Merkel had queued up to have a "selfie" with her at the internatio…

Eds. (2020-06-28). The Coronavirus pandemic, ecological catastrophe and global capitalism: an interlocking phenomenon. mronline.org The COVID-19 pandemic has unravelled the close structural links between the climate crisis and the global capitalist mode of production.

Staff (2020-06-28). Siberian Forest Fires Increase by Fivefold in Week Since Record High Temperature. truthout.org The number of fires in the vast north Asian region of Siberia increased fivefold this week, according to the Russian forest fire aerial protection service, as temperatures in the Arctic continued higher than normal in the latest sign of the ongoing climate crisis. | The news of the increase comes a week after the small Siberian town of Verkhoyansk reported a high temperature of 100.4 ∞ F on June 20, a reading that, if confirmed, would mark the hottest day ever recorded in the region…

Unitarian Univeralist Association (2020-06-28). Sunday 6/28: 'The Condor & The Eagle' New Film & Discussion on Climate & Indigenous Rights (online). indybay.org Online/virtual…

The Lancet (2020-06-27). [Editorial] Generation coronavirus? thelancet.com The catastrophic elements that have perpetuated the COVID-19 pandemic—global interconnectedness, climate change due to human activity, vast economic inequality, and deep veins of antiscience—have resulted in more than 9 million infections and almost 500‚Äà000 deaths worldwide. Although children might be less susceptible to infection by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and generally have better outcomes than adults, COVID-19 as a phenomenon weighs heavily on their health and wellbeing.

David Suzuki (2020-06-27). Multiple Crises Signal the Need to Change Course. commondreams.org A demonstrator holds a sign during an Extinction Rebellion action in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo: julian meehan/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/tapping-into-people-power_1.jpg

Carter Dillard (2020-06-27). From COVID-19 to climate change, human overpopulation is the big white elephant in the room. nationofchange.org Experts warn that continued world population growth will make things worse.

Ashley Curtin (2020-06-27). Bayer agrees to pay $10 billion to settle RoundUp cancer cases. nationofchange.org Bayer will have to pay between "$8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to resolve current Roundup lawsuits."

yenisafak (2020-06-27). Irish parliament elects Micheál Martin as prime minister. yenisafak.com Micheál Martin was elected as Ireland's new prime minister by parliament on Saturday to head a coalition tasked with tackling the economic repercussions of the coronavirus crisis and moving fast on climate action as demanded by its smallest member, the Greens.Martin's Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, Ireland's two dominant centre-right parties who have swapped power since emerging from opposing sides of Ireland's 1920s civil war, will rule together for the first time in the three-party government.Martin, who has held several senior ministries including health, trade, foreign affairs and education in previous administra…

Pepe Eggers (2020-06-27). End of a Career. Obituary The "Swabian housewife" indybay.org The "Swabian housewife" dominated politics. Now she is buried by her inventors, of all people. | The state is not a business or a housewife but can borrow and become indebted to help present and future generations. | Systemic change, not climate change! Fight ignorance, not immigrants!

Amanda Mills (2020-06-26). Bayer to pay $10 billion in cancer lawsuits over Roundup. nationofchange.org "Even as we celebrate and congratulate those who made this day possible, millions of people are being exposed to glyphosate."