Daily Archives: November 11, 2021

2021-11-11: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2021-11-11). Bill Gates Should Know Better: How the Israeli Occupation Ravages the Environment in Palestine. dissidentvoice.org Those who are not familiar with how Israel, particularly the Israeli military occupation of Palestine, is actively and irreversibly damaging the environment might reach the erroneous conclusion that Tel Aviv is at the forefront of the global fight against climate change. The reality is the exact opposite. In his speech at the UN Climate Change …

Nnimmo Bassey (2021-11-11). This Will Set Africa on Fire. zcomm.org Nnimmo Bassey of Nigeria Blasts Progress of Talks at U.N. Climate Summit…

Matt McGrath (2021-11-11). COP26: Fossil Fuel Industry Has Largest Delegation at Climate Summit. zcomm.org "Their influence is one of the biggest reasons why 25 years of UN climate talks have not led to real cuts in global emissions."

Alex Bainbridge (2021-11-11). The fraud of 'net zero' versus the real hope from Glasgow. greenleft.org.au Greta Thunberg told the massive Fridays for Future rally in Glasgow that the COP26 climate summit was a "failure" because globally leaders were refusing to commit to real action. Alex Bainbridge argues the bright spot is the leadership coming from the streets.

Brett Wilkins (2021-11-11). Climate Coalition Demands Biden Halt 'Outrageous' Offshore Drilling Auction. zcomm.org The proposed lease sale, said over 250 groups in a joint letter, "shockingly offers more area than the Trump administration initially proposed."

teleSUR (2021-11-11). Mexico, US, Canada To Hold Summit for the First Time in 5 Years. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Manuel Andres Lopez Obrador (AMLO), Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and U.S. President Joe Biden will take part en the North American Leaders' Summit (NALS) in Washington, D.C, on Nov. 18. | Related | The trilateral discussion will include topics such as the global pandemic and health safety in the region, competitiveness and equitable growth, climate change, and development projects to addres…

Staff (2021-11-10). Headlines for November 10, 2021. democracynow.org U.N. Releases Draft Accord in COP26's Final Stretch as Data Show Global Temp. Set to Climb 2.4C, "We Will Not Stand Idly By": Tuvalu Minister Delivers Speech Knee-Deep in Rising Sea Water, AOC Says U.S. Must Follow Up Climate Vows with Action, Focus on the Most Vulnerable, GOP Rep. Paul Gosar Posts Animated Video Showing Him Killing AOC, Attacking Biden, Pfizer Seeks OK on Booster for All Adults; Moderna Tries to Exclude Gov't Scientists from Vaccine Patent, Survivor of Rittenhouse Shooting Says He Thought He Was Going to Die During Attack, Police Officers Says Gregory McMichael Did Not See Ahmaud Arbery Commit C…

Rick Rozoff (2021-11-10). NATO "undertaking biggest adaptation since the Cold War" for "authoritarian regimes, climate change, disruptive technologies" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO Military Committee discusses NATO's Deterrence and Defence at SHAPE After a short welcome by General Tod Wolters, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), the NATO Military Representatives were ushered into their first session of the day dedicated to the Concept for the Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area (DDA). Alongside NATO's Warfighting Capstone …

Combined Sources (2021-11-10). Fossil fuel lobbyists outnumber every single country's delegation at COP26. peoplesworld.org If the fossil fuel lobby were a country, it would have the biggest delegation at this year's United Nations climate change conference, COP26, Global Witness, and three other organizations conclude in a report released Monday. "At least 503 fossil fuel lobbyists, affiliated with some of the world's biggest polluting oil and gas giants, have been …

John Bachtell (2021-11-10). Wealthy capitalist countries owe climate reparations, developing nations tell COP26. peoplesworld.org

Amy Goodman (2021-11-10). Current Climate Negotiations Will Have Devastating Effects on Africa. truthout.org Today a draft agreement at COP26 was released, calling on nations to accelerate the phasing out of coal and fossil fuel subsidies and make pledges to cut emissions by the end of 2022. The draft also urges wealthy nations to "urgently scale-up" financial support for developing countries to help them adapt to the climate crisis. This comes as a new report by the group Climate Action Tracker estimates world temperatures are on track to rise by 2.4 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels based on current…

Editor (2021-11-10). COP26: More "blah, blah, blah!" workers.org Indigenous contingents led the massive climate crisis protest march in Glasgow, Nov. 5, including youth from Bolivia and Ecuador. Midway through the COP26 U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, over 100,000 youth marched Nov. 5 to express consensus that the conference was set up to fail. Chants included "Cop-out" and . . . |

Rishika Pardikar (2021-11-10). The U.S. Is Reneging On Its Climate Commitments. dailyposter.com

Jonathan Cook (2021-11-10). COP26: Military pollution is the skeleton in the West's climate closet. mronline.org Leaders at the COP26 summit have no intention of tackling the growing environmental impacts caused by their 'defence' spending.

Moderator (2021-11-10). HSBC: A Climate-Pledge Cautionary Tale. scheerpost.com By Julia Conley / Common Dreams An effort by global financial giant HSBC to water down an industry climate pledge exemplifies the fact that banks and other profit-driven companies "cannot be trusted" to end their complicity in the human-caused climate emergency, critics charged on Tuesday. According to new reporting by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ), HSBC …

Julian Brave NoiseCat (2021-11-10). How Climate Activists Pushed the "Left Edge of the Possible" zcomm.org The strongest climate provisions may have failed, but the past 10 years have proved that organizing can work…

Mitchell Beer (2021-11-10). Early Outline of COP26 Declaration Fails to Mention Fossil Fuels. truthout.org This column is part of The United Kingdom government is taking sharp criticism for a "non-sensical" early outline of the final declaration from the COP26 climate summit, released Sunday morning, that makes no mention of the words "energy", "fossil", "fuel", or "renewable", The Energy Mix has learned.

MEE, agencies (2021-11-10). COP26: Johnson urges Saudi crown prince 'to make progress' on climate deal. middleeasteye.net COP26: Johnson urges Saudi crown prince 'to make progress' on climate deal | Discussion comes as Saudi energy minister denies accusations of hampering UN climate negotiations | Wed, 11/10/2021 – 14: 30 | Climate change activists dressed as world leaders pose for a photograph during a demonstration in the Forth and Clyde Canal in Glasgow on 9 November 2021, during COP26 (AFP) | British Prim…

_____ (2021-11-10). Cop26: Surging Wood Pellet Industry Threatens Climate. popularresistance.org Representatives From 192 Nations Continue Meeting In Glasgow, Scotland, At COP26 This Week In Hopes Of Making Deals To Save Humanity, Cool The Planet, And Salvage Their Nations' Reputations. | However, Absent From The Conference Agenda Are Discussions Of Carbon Accounting Loopholes That Scientists Say Are Dangerously Underreporting Emissions And Speeding Climate Change. An Overlooked Issue Is Forest Biomass: Burning Wood To Produce Energy. Despite Research Proving Otherwise, The Practice Continues To Be Called Carbon Neutral By Nations And The Forestry Industry, Allowing Significant Greenhouse Gas Emissions To Go…

Staff (2021-11-10). The Global Climate Wall: Wealthy Nations Prioritize Militarizing Borders Over Climate Action. democracynow.org The world's richest countries have responded by militarizing their borders and treating the humanitarian crisis as a security issue. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended this year's U.N. climate summit, marking the first time a top alliance leader came to the climate talks since they began. On Tuesday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at COP26 raised the issue of security during a press conference. "The richest countries are building a climate wall against the consequences of climate change rather than dealing with the causes and rather than providing the money that would enable people to stay," says N…

David Spratt (2021-11-10). COP26: Net zero 2050 and 1.5 ∞C are not compatible. greenleft.org.au David Spratt argues that there is a dangerous underestimation of the condition of the climate at COP26 and that 2025 and 2030 needs to be the focus.

Staff (2021-11-10). This Will Set Africa on Fire: Nnimmo Bassey of Nigeria Blasts Progress of Talks at U.N. Climate Summit. democracynow.org Today a draft agreement at COP26 was released, calling on nations to accelerate the phasing out of coal and fossil fuel subsidies and make pledges to cut emissions by the end of 2022. The draft also urges wealthy nations to "urgently scale-up" financial support for developing countries to help them adapt to the climate crisis. This comes as a new report by the group Climate Action Tracker estimates world temperatures are on track to rise by 2.4 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels based on current pledges to cut emissions — far higher than the 1.5 degree goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement. To discus…

Jake Johnson (2021-11-10). Petition From Youth Leaders Demands UN Declare a Systemwide Climate Emergency. truthout.org A group of 14 youth climate leaders including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg

Staff (2021-11-10). "A Process of Violence": Indian Author Amitav Ghosh on How Colonialism Fueled the Climate Crisis. democracynow.org As talks at the Glasgow U.N. climate summit accelerate, we look at how the roots of the climate crisis date back to Western colonialism with award-winning Indian author Amitav Ghosh, who examines the violent exploitation of human life and the natural environment in his new book, "The Nutmeg's Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis." Ghosh speaks about the political significance of fossil fuels in global politics, saying that "if fossil fuels were to be completely substituted at scale, what you would have is the complete inversion of the world's geopolitical order." Ghosh's previous books include "The Great Derang…

teleSUR (2021-11-10). Negotiation On 'Carbon Markets' Unleashes Discord At COP26. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) was dedicated to addressing issues related to the use of technologies, gender and climate. Despite the official rhetoric, environmental and social activists worry that the discussions still lie far from a framework of gender justice, while ignoring how certain technologies have an impact on nature and territories. | RELATED: | These tensions were identified…

Greta Thunberg (2021-11-10). Greta Thunberg at COP26: No more green-washing, we need action. greenleft.org.au Political leaders continue to ignore the consequences of their inaction, but history will judge them poorly and we will not accept it, argues Greta Thunberg.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-11-10). We fight for Socialism — the police fight for extinction: Young communists respond to repression in Glasgow. peoplesdispatch.org Members of the Young Communist League (YCL) of Britain, who were marching under the slogan 'Socialism or Extinction,' were pushed back by the police who tried to prevent them from taking part in the mobilization…

Eric A. Gordon (2021-11-10). 'The Children': Play tackles generational responsibility. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — So I'm catching up with my friend Bill, and he asks me what I've seen lately. "Oh, I just saw The Children, the new play at the Fountain Theatre." "What's it about?" "It takes place in England near the coast, and it's about a Fukushima-type incident—you know, earthquake, tsunami, destruction of a …

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