Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

2020-10-07: News Headlines

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.

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.

_____ (2020-10-06). Racist Roots: Origins Of North Carolina's Death Penalty. popularresistance.org Right now, our nation is in a moment of reckoning with our criminal punishment system. We are finally seeing clearly what should have been obvious long ago: The system has its knee on the necks of Black people. | In North Carolina, as we begin a long-overdue conversation about the future of police and prisons, we must confront the punishment that sits at the top of that system, condoning all its other cruelties — the death penalty. | When citizens have acclimated to the state strapping a person to a gurney and killing them in front of an audience, it becomes harder to shock them.

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

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

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

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

Peter Boyle (2020-10-05). How the rich are burning our future. mronline.org Annual global carbon emissions grew by 60% between 1990 and 2015, approximately doubling total global cumulative emissions in 25 years and catapulting the world towards catastrophic climate change.

RT (2020-10-05). Climate change in world's largest country: Russia just experienced its warmest September in recorded history. rt.com The average temperature in Russia this September was the highest in 130 years of observations, the national weather agency announced on Monday, as climate change continues to have a profound effect on the world's largest country. | Almost every part of Russia reported temperatures higher than normal early fall averages, the Russian Hydrometeorology Center's chief specialist Marina Makarova told Moscow news agency RIA Novosti. "The largest anomalies were observed in the north of Eurasia, where temperatures exceeded norms by five to six degrees," she explained. | "It was also very warm in the European [part of R…

Nadja Popovich, Livia Albeck-Ripka And Kendra Pierre-Louis (2020-10-05). The Trump Administration Is Reversing 100 Environmental Rules. Here's the Full List. zcomm.org After three years in office, the Trump administration has dismantled most of the major climate and environmental policies the president promised to undo.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-10-05). Leaked Docs From Inside 'Omnicidal' ExxonMobil Reveal Plan to Increase Climate-Killing Emissions. commondreams.org "To no one's surprise, Exxon is continuing to drive catastrophic climate change by putting profits before people and our planet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/exxon_sign_2.jpg

Jasmine Norden (2020-10-05). 'Historic victory' as five years of campaigning forces Cambridge University to divest from climate-wrecking companies. thecanary.co Cambridge University has The university further pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2038. | Both direct and indirect investments in fossil fuels will be divested from, while the £3.5bn Cambridge University Endowment Fund will be put towards investing in renewable energy. | Student activist group Cambridge Zero Carbon

Natasha Hakimi Zapata (2020-10-05). Extinction Rebellion's Long Overdue Reckoning With Race. thenation.com Extinction Rebellion's Long Overdue Reckoning With Race…

Editor (2020-10-04). The 2020 Battle Lines Are Drawn—It's Time for Action. scheerpost.com risingthermals / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Alan Minsky Sometimes, maybe, when a bout of writer's block arrives it's 'cause there's nothing left to say. This morning I woke, stared into the proverbial blank page and quickly came to the conclusion that it was a waste of time to torture myself with words not forthcoming. Here's why: We know the score. The time for words is over. It's time to get in the… |

Mark Hertsgaard (2020-10-04). Top US Scientist: A Second Trump Term Would be 'Game Over' for the Climate. zcomm.org Michael Mann, one of the world's preeminent climate experts, says averting a global climate catastrophe would be "essentially impossible" if Donald Trump is re-elected. There is no more important way for US citizens to exercise agency than to vote…

Julia Conley (2020-10-03). As polls shows climate action winning issue, green campaigners mobilize for Democrats in key Senate and House races. nationofchange.org "Arizona, Iowa, Maine, and South Carolina could hardly be more different, but solid majorities of voters in each state support building a clean energy economy."

Simon Butler (2020-10-03). Book Review: Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency. mronline.org Gradual reforms can't do the job: only profoundly radical measures can ensure human survival in an epoch of global sickening.

The Lancet (2020-10-03). [Editorial] Building a resilient NHS, for COVID-19 and beyond. thelancet.com The UK response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been ill prepared, patchy, confused, and incompetent. From initial equivocations, to a series of policy U turns and conflicts with scientific advisers, to vague public health guidance, the UK's COVID-19 performance has fallen disastrously short and undoubtedly cost lives. It has pushed the National Health Service (NHS) to the brink. Having wasted a summer of opportunity to strengthen systems to suppress viral transmission following an easing of lockdown restrictions, the UK Government is facing a winter wave of COVID-19 with no strategy in sight.

Mehr News Agency (2020-10-03). 'The Wasteland' to go on screen at Valladolid Intl. FilmFest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) — Iranian film 'The Wasteland' directed by Ahmad bahrami, will take part at the 65th edition of Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain.