Daily Archives: November 21, 2020

2020-11-21: News Headlines

_____ (2020-11-21). Destabilized By US Imperialism, Central America Faces Climate Catastrophes. popularresistance.org At the moment, Central America is suffering from the acceleration of climate change fueled natural disasters. On the heels of the recent Hurricane Eta and a raging pandemic, Hurricane Iota has hit the region, predominantly impacting Indigenous, Afro-descendant, and black communities. The situation has been made worse by violent and corrupt governments supported by the United States. | Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Central America have long warned against climate change and environmental destruction caused by foreign-owned and operated extractivist projects.

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-20). "I Am Greta" isn't About Climate Change. It's About the Elusiveness of Sanity in an Insane World. counterpunch.org Erich Fromm, the renowned German-Jewish social psychologist who was forced to flee his homeland in the early 1930s as the Nazis came to power, offered a disturbing insight later in life on the relationship between society and the individual. In the mid-1950s, his book The Sane Society suggested that insanity referred not simply to the

Robert Hunziker (2020-11-20). Expert IPCC Reviewer Speaks Out. counterpunch.org Expert IPCC Reviewer Speaks Out Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion/XR recently interviewed Peter Carter, M.D., who has the distinguished title — Expert IPCC Reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The interview was conducted to get to the bottom of what science says about the state of affairs, specifically the health of the

Kenny Stancil (2020-11-20). 'No Vaccine for Climate Change'. zcomm.org Coronavirus Has Been Disastrous, Says Red Cross, But Global Warming Poses Greater Threat…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-11-20). New breast cancer treatment and climate voices: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Andy Rowell (2020-11-20). Crisis, What Climate Crisis? Oil Majors Still Sitting on Tens of Billions of Barrels of Undeveloped Reserves. commondreams.org If these are developed we will face more hurricanes ripping communities and lives apart as our climate emergency intensifies. It did not have to be this way. It should never had to be that way. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/irma_satellite_0.jpg

Andrea Germanos (2020-11-19). Greenpeace releases far-reaching 'just recovery agenda' to tackle interlocking crises of inequality, racial injustice, Covid-19, and climate chaos. nationofchange.org We must "shift from an economy that is extractive and exploitative to one that regenerates and repairs," the new report says.

Erik Molvar (2020-11-19). Why Red States Want to Seize Control of the Endangered Species Act. counterpunch.org In September, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, testifying on behalf of Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso's latest bill to gut the Endangered Species Act (ESA) peddled the fake-news narrative that the ESA is "broken." States would do a better job recovering endangered wildlife, Gordon testified, ignoring the obvious reality that every single species protected under the ESA got to the brink of extinction as a result of wildlife management failures by state agencies.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-19). 'We Simply Cannot Afford Half-Measures': Outside DNC, Progressives Demand Biden Go Big for Green New Deal. commondreams.org Progressives elected to Congress joined grassroots climate action leaders from across the country on Thursday, demanding that President-elect Joe Biden "be brave" and work to pass a bold agenda aimed at combating the climate crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-11-19_at_4.12.24_pm.png

Sharon Kelly (2020-11-19). Investigation: How pesticide companies are marketing themselves as a solution to climate change. nationofchange.org "The current food system is responsible for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions; it's also fully dependent on oil both for transport and because pesticides and fertilizers are petrochemically-derived."

David L. McCollum (2020-11-19). Coronavirus relief funds could easily pay to stop the worst of climate change while rebooting economies. zcomm.org Like with so many things, the question seems to be one of political will — are governments and companies willing and able to turn toward a cleaner, more prosperous future to the benefit of all?>

news.un (2020-11-19). Climate crisis: 'Nowhere near the finish line' — UN chief. news.un.org Pointing to its "pioneering legislation and policies", on Thursday the UN chief hailed the 27-member European Union (EU) as a "a leader on climate action", that had shown that it was possible to cut emissions while achieving economic growth.

Stand.earth, Stop the Money Pipeline, more (2020-11-18). Sunday 11/22: "The Condor & The Eagle" Film & Discussion w/ Indigenous Frontline Climate Leaders. indybay.org Online screening (FREE or donation)…

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-11-18). The Climate Threat From Arctic Methane Releases. counterpunch.org A friend, who is an intelligent person with no science background, asked me to explain simply what the concern expressed with alarm by many scientists and (anti) climate change activists is about the increasing rate of methane gas emissions in the Arctic. That attempted explanation follows. From even before the extinction of the dinosaurs by

Media Lens (2020-11-18). The Dead and Those about to Die: Climate Protests and the Corporate Media. dissidentvoice.org The Roman poet Horace famously declared: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. Wilfred Owen, the great English poet of the First World War, described this phrase as 'the old Lie' in his famous war poem, 'Dulce et decorum est'. Patriotism so often means 'honouring' …

Ralph Nader (2020-11-18). Abdicating to Boeing: An Open Letter to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson. counterpunch.org November 13, 2020 Stephen Dickson, Administrator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) U.S. Department of Transportation 800 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20591 Dear Mr. Dickson, It is now abundantly clear that instead of clearing out top Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operatives who have worked to make the FAA safe for Boeing, you have thrown in your

Taylor Griggs (2020-11-18). Biden vs. the Climate Revolution. progressive.org Though wary of electoral politics, progressive climate activists helped Biden win—and now must make him deliver.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2020-11-18). Why COVID-19 Testing Is a Tragic Waste. globalresearch.ca From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the clarion call has been to test, test and test some more. However, right from the start, serious questions arose about the tests being used to diagnose this infection, and questions have only …

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2020-11-18). 'No Vaccine for Climate Change': Coronavirus Has Been Disastrous, Says Red Cross, But Global Warming Poses Greater Threat. commondreams.org "The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how vulnerable the world is to a truly global catastrophe. But another, bigger, catastrophe has been building for many decades, and humanity is still lagging far behind in efforts to address it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ca_wildfire_2020b.jpg

Jonathan Cook (2020-11-18). I Am Greta isn't about climate change. It's about the elusiveness of sanity in an insane world. zcomm.org Society could become so pathological, so detached from a normative way of life, that it induced a deep-seated alienation and a form of collective insanity among its members…

CounterPunch News Service (2020-11-18). Montana DEQ Approves Robust Coal Ash Removal Plan for Colstrip Cleanup. counterpunch.org BILLINGS, Mont. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved a plan today for excavating — physically digging up — 6.7 million cubic yards of coal ash stored outside the Colstrip Power Plants in southeastern Montana. Coal ash is the waste product of coal-fired power plants and is stored in enormous "ponds" outside the power

sputniknews (2020-11-18). Climate Change 'Bigger Catastrophe' Than COVID-19 Pandemic, Red Cross Warns. sputniknews.com The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe this year, infecting more than 56 million people to date and claiming more than 1.3 million lives, according to the latest tally by Worldometer.

Sierra Club (2020-11-18). Thursday 11/19: African Diaspora and Climate Change from Kenya to New Orleans. indybay.org Online via livestream…