Daily Archives: November 22, 2020

2020-11-22: News Headlines

Staff (2020-11-22). Tyson Exploits Consumers Just Like Its Animals and the Workers Who Raise Them. truthout.org The actions of the U.S. meat industry throughout the pandemic have brought to light the true corruption and waste that are inherent within our food system. Despite a new wave of rising COVID-19 cases, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently submitted a proposal to further

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-22). Climate change: How fast are sea levels actually rising? peoplesdispatch.org According to earlier research, the rate at which sea levels were rising globally was 3.2 millimeters per year. Recent studies point to an accelerating rise in sea levels…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-11-22). Climate Action Nonprofit Launches 'Clean Creatives' Campaign Aimed at Pressuring PR and Ad Firms to Cut Ties With Fossil Fuel Clients. commondreams.org A new campaign unveiled this weekend by the nonprofit organization Fossil Free Media aims to expand on the goals of the fossil fuel divestment movement, cutting into oil and gas companies' profit margins through their public relations and ad campaigns. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1228992115.jpg

_____ (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

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

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.

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.

A Guest Author (2020-11-19). Alaskan and Caribbean storms increase dangers for Indigenous peoples, workers. workers.org People in Honduras deluged after 2020 hurricanes. By Paddy Colligan and G. Dunkel Nov. 16 — The storms battering the north and northwest coast of Alaska and the hurricanes rampaging through the Caribbean and southeastern North America may or may not be produced by human-generated global warming. Scientists differ on . . . |

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

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.

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?>

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."

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' …

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.

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 …