Daily Archives: October 8, 2020

2020-10-08: News Headlines

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.

Dan Bacher (2020-10-08). 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."

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

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…

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.

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.

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."

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 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

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 Climate Science. thenation.com '60 Minutes,' 'The Guardian,' and Game-Changing New Climate Science…

_____ (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.

_____ (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 ______________________________…

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

Staff (2020-10-05). House Dems pass climate bill boosting oil drilling, lobbied for by Biden donor. therealnews.com In this week's Climate Crisis News Roundup, House Democrats push bill lobbied for by ex-Goldman Sachs executive, Trump backs "1 trillion trees" and a new study links the 1% to disproportionate climate impacts.

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…