2021-01-05: News Headlines

Eds. (2021-01-05). The environment movement we have, and the one we need. mronline.org The ecological crisis—the disasters of earth, water, air and fire that are afflicting the global environment and the human society that depends on it—is a crisis of capitalism's making. Karl Marx famously described capital as coming into the world "dripping from head to foot, from every pore, with blood and dirt".

Nicholas Stender (2021-01-05). Chicago mayor orders teachers back to schools under threat of termination. liberationnews.org In this climate of intimidation, political winds might be shifting.

Tara Lohan (2021-01-04). Midnight rush: 6 ways Trump trashed the environment during the holidays. nationofchange.org Trump's team continued its unprecedented onslaught on environmental regulations, with nearly a dozen new rollbacks or threats to public health, wildlife, clean air, public lands and the climate.

Jacques Leslie (2021-01-04). Treat Fossil Fuels Like Nukes. Endorse a New Nonproliferation Treaty. commondreams.org The treaty addresses a nearly universal failing of climate change regulations, which usually attempt to curb energy demand instead of attacking the oil industry directly by limiting fossil fuel supply. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/oilpumps_0_0_0.jpg

imperial.ac.uk (2021-01-04). Imperial academic delivers Royal Institution Christmas Lecture. imperial.ac.uk Professor Chris Jackson's lecture took audiences back into deep geological time, charting how carbon dioxide controls the Earth's climate.

The Canary (2021-01-03). Greta Thunberg thanks birthday well-wishers and says she's headed to the pub. thecanary.co Environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg has thanked well-wishers for their messages on her 18th birthday and joked she would be spending it in the pub exposing the "dark secrets" behind climate change conspiracy. | Drinking age: | In an interview to mark her birthday, Thunberg said she has stopped buying new clothes and holds no grudges against people who fly or decide to have children. | Posting on Twitter, she joked: | Thank you so much for all the well-wishes on my 18th birthday! | Tonight you will find me down at the local pub exposing all the dark secrets behind the climate- and school strike conspir…

Dr. Vandana Shiva (2021-01-02). The Seeds Of Suicide: How Monsanto Destroys Farming. globalresearch.ca Control over seed is the first link in the food chain because seed is the source of life. When a corporation controls seed, it controls life, especially the life of farmers.

Staff (2021-01-02). Climate Justice Advisory Groups Are in Vogue. But Are State Agencies Listening? truthout.org As hurricanes In an a…

Paul Webster (2021-01-02). [World Report] Canada's municipalities push for health-based climate action. thelancet.com Canada's cities are leading the efforts to stem the harmful effects of the climate emergency on human health. Paul Webster reports from Toronto.