2020-10-09: News Headlines

Staff (2020-10-09). Netflix's "American Murder" misses story of Indigenous women murdered in oil fields. therealnews.com In this week's Climate Crisis News Roundup, a closer look at a popular Netflix movie. And while Mike Pence downplayed climate change in the debate, Indiana faces dire climate threats as the Amazon turns into a savanna.

Alan Macleod (2020-10-09). World Bank: Up to 150 Million More People Will Live in Extreme Poverty by 2021. mintpressnews.com The convergence of the coronavirus, combined with global conflict and climate change has put the goal of ending global poverty by 2030 virtually out of sight.

Staff (2020-10-09). U.N. World Food Programme Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Tackling Hunger Amid War, Pandemic & Climate Crisis. As the World Food Programme wins the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger around the world, we speak with Vijay Prashad, director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, who says the United Nations body is doing vital work around the world. "I couldn't be happier that the World Food Programme won the Nobel Prize for peace, because this hunger pandemic is paralyzing perhaps 2.7 billion people," he says.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-10-09). Roaming Charges: A Fly in the Anointment. counterpunch.org A return to normalcy, you say? Normalcy brought us the Iraq War, torture, assassination by drone, 607 billionaires & 600k homeless, the gutting of welfare, warrantless wiretaps, militarized police, the war on drugs, globalized fracking, the destruction of the Gulf of Mexico & an atmospheric C02 level of 411.08 ppm and rising. Screw normalcy.

Eve Ottenberg (2020-10-09). Fascism's Twisted Take on Climate Change. counterpunch.org The climate catastrophe has caught fascism's evil eye. First it spawned eco-fascism, a creed founded on lies about immigrants and population control. More people migrating to first world countries, eco-fascists say, means more people with outsized carbon footprints. Better for those immigrants to stay home, having less climate impact, than coming here to indulge in

Danna Smith (2020-10-09). Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change. zcomm.org The Southern U.S. is now the world's largest producer and exporter of wood pellets. Under the guise of "renewable energy," the voracious European demand for wood pellets has put forests and communities in this region at increased risk.

Dan Bacher (2020-10-09). As oil drilling expands, Newsom pledges to 'conserve' 30% of land and coastal waters by 2030. indybay.org Food & Water Action California State Director Alexandra Nagy criticized Newsom for failing to deliver on climate change while his administration has issued over 2,600 oil and gas drilling permits this year so far. | "Governor Newsom needs to go back to the drawing board and tackle the state's biggest polluters head-on," said Nagy. "We're losing patience with his lack of meaningful action."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-10-08). Trump's USDA Sued Over Program Allowing 'Horrific' Mass Slaughter of Native Wildlife. commondreams.org "To carry out such a horrific onslaught on native wildlife in the midst of a mass extinction event and a climate crisis, without any real knowledge of the impact, is utterly outrageous." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/usda-wildlife-services-sued-annual-killing.jpg

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-10-08). Another Model of Atmospheric CO2 Accumulation. counterpunch.org I continue to model the accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, because the topic fascinates me. This time, I constructed a global warming scenario driven by a pulse of anthropogenic CO2 emissions (mathematically, a slightly skewed Gaussian function), which launches in the year 1900, peaks in the year 2028, and disappears by year

Staff (2020-10-08). Science denial runs deep in the GOP. therealnews.com Back in 2012, climate science denial created an A month before Hurricane Sandy reached landfall first in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and then New York City, killing 37…

Augustine Zenakos (2020-10-08). Golden Dawn is defeated: the damage to democracy is harder to repair. zcomm.org In an historic verdict, an Athens Court convicted Golden Dawn leaders of running a criminal organisation, bringing its campaign of racist murders to an end. But the political climate that legitimised this is ever present.

_____ (2020-10-08). Fishermen Oppose 'Catastrophic' Release Of Fukushima Water To Ocean. popularresistance.org Tokyo – Japanese fish industry representatives on Thursday urged the government not to allow the release at sea of tonnes of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant, saying it would undo years of work to restore their reputation. | Tokyo Electric has collected more than a million tonnes of contaminated water since the plant was crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. | The water is stored in huge tanks that crowd the site and it says it will run out of storage room by 2022.

XR Oakland (2020-10-08). Saturday 10/24: March Against Extinction. indybay.org Meet at Union Square, marching to San Francisco City Hall…

sputniknews (2020-10-08). Apparently There Was a Vice Presidential Debate? sputniknews.com On today's episode host Lee Stranahan covers; The Vice Presidential debate, the Presidential debate is now scheduled to be virtual, 7 militiamen plotted to kidnap Michigan Governor, Democrats have rejected the airline bailout bill, Harris explained she and Biden are going to continue fracking, and Steve Mnuchin announced more Iran sanctions.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-10-08). Facebook Profited From Climate Misinformation Even After Vowing to Fight It, Report Shows. commondreams.org Inaccurate and misleading ads—which were bought by right-wing lobby and nonprofit groups—were viewed by eight million U.S. users during the first half of 2020. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/denial.jpg

pip.hinman (2020-10-08). Dead seas or pledge to transition? Extinction Rebellion takes action. greenleft.org.au

CJ Polychroniou (2020-10-07). A Global Green New Deal Project. zcomm.org Why a Global Green New Deal Project is the only way to address climate change…

Staff (2020-10-07). The climate crisis is here—how are city planners preparing for an uncertain and dangerous future? therealnews.com American families across the country are witnessing their fortunes reduced to ashes or torn down by hurricanes and storms.

Shabbir Manjee (2020-10-07). Unemployment Day rally calls for Illinois to reprioritize budget, support working class. liberationnews.org The main demand was for Local, State and Federal budgets to defund various war efforts, policing and other wasteful spending and instead invest in safety nets.

Noam Chomsky (2020-10-07). Noam Chomsky: Internationalism or Extinction. mronline.org PI Council Member Noam Chomsky's keynote speech at the Progressive International's inaugural summit.

Michael T. Hertz (2020-10-07). How the COVID-19 crisis can help fight climate change. nationofchange.org "Just as we need a vaccine for COVID-19, climate change requires urgent solutions that can't wait a generation. But people are moved to modify behavior based on emotion, not on research."

commondreams (2020-10-07). JPMorgan Chase Announces Climate Commitment, Investor Questions Remain. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Mark Hertsgaard (2020-10-07). 60 Minutes, The Guardian, and Game-changing New Science. commondreams.org A second presidential term for Trump would be "game over" for the climate. That's not Mann's partisan judgement, he insisted. It's straightforward math. (Photo: michael_swan/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/climateaction_1.jpg

Mark Hertsgaard (2020-10-07). '60 Minutes,' 'The Guardian,' and Game-Changing New Climate Science. thenation.com '60 Minutes,' 'The Guardian,' and Game-Changing New Climate Science…

_____ (2020-10-06). Missile Defense Has Bipartisan Support Even Though It Wastes Money. popularresistance.org The program to develop a missile defense system to protect the United States mainland has existed in one form or another for nearly six decades. Though it was controversial from the beginning and faced nearly unsurmountable technical challenges, it has enjoyed bipartisan support and continued funding in Congress for more than 20 years. | In July, both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed their own versions of a defense authorization bill for 2021. By a wide majority, both chambers authorized more than $740 billion for defense spending next year.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-10-06). 'The First Time… But it Won't Be the Last': Climate Activists Warn California's First Gigafire Is the Shape of Things to Come. commondreams.org The August Complex Fire, which has now burned more than one million acres, is the largest in Golden State history. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/fire_this_time_california_0.jpg

commondreams (2020-10-06). JPMorgan Chase Commits to Align with Paris Climate Accord; Watchdog Group Warns Commitment Falls Far Short. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-06). Chase Climate Pledge 'Shows the Power of Relentless Environmental Activism' But 'Not Aggressive Enough'. commondreams.org "Chase must move much farther and much faster, and we will do our best to prod them in that direction!" declared Bill McKibben of 350.org. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1183681881_0.png

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-10-06). Vowing to 'Crush Trump' in Must-Watch Ad, Climate Campaigners Mobilize for Election Nationwide. commondreams.org "Once he's out, and we're still in the streets, our movement can set the tone for the next four years, just like movements past." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1185488684_1.jpg