2022-08-03: News Headlines

Peter Boyle (2022-08-03). Spend billions on climate not war. greenleft.org.au The billions of dollars wasted on military spending and tax cuts for the rich should be used to fund renewables, argues Peter Boyle.

Jessica Corbett (2022-08-03). UN Chief Says 'Grotesque' Fossil Fuel Greed Punishing the Poor, Destroying Planet. commondreams.org António Guterres outlined recommendations from a new report about how to handle the energy crisis exacerbated by Russia's war in Ukraine while working to meet global climate goals.

JANET (2022-08-03). Manchin bill could worsen climate crisis. iacenter.org By Betsey Piette August 1, 2022 Politicians and media pundits are lauding the yet to be passed $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act as "the most ambitious climate action" ever taken by Congress. However, considering that the U.S. Congress has never passed any significant climate legislation, the praise is a bit of a stretch. And the devil is in the details. In a surprise move July 28, Senator Joe Manchin and Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer announced legislation that includes hundreds of billions of dollars for climate and energy programs. The announcement was all the more shocking considering that Manchin is…

Ben Radford (2022-08-03). Government, developers helped create flood crises. greenleft.org.au Government inaction in the face of a warming climate, developer greed and poor planning are to blame for the catastrophic impacts of recent floods in New South Wales, argues Ben Radford.

Infobrics (2022-08-03). Gazprom, CNPC Sign Deal on Supplying Russian Gas to China. infobrics.org The deal sets out how the pipeline crosses the Ussuri river on the China-Russia border. Gazprom recently issued a five-year plan for large-scale work on Far East gasification…

Editor (2022-08-03). Most Severe Outcomes of Global Climate Catastrophe 'Dangerously Unexplored'. scheerpost.com [ By Christopher Bonasia | This story includes details on the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation

Mike Davis (2022-08-03). On Death, Organizing, Politics, & Climate Change. zcomm.org Mike Davis is still a damn good storyteller…

WSWS (2022-08-03). Coal millionaire Manchin promotes Democrats' phony "climate" bill. wsws.org For the coal, oil and gas corporations, the main producers of greenhouse gases, the measure is an unabashed boondoggle.

Tomdispatch (2022-08-03). Angry White Guys in Big-Ass Pickups: Climate Change and Fragile Masculinity. juancole.com By Stan Cox | &#1 ; ( Tomdispatch.com) &#1 ; In the United States during 16 months in 2020 and 2021, vehicles rammed into groups of protesters at least 139 times, according to a Boston Globe analysis. Three victims died and at least 100 were injured. Consider that a new level of all-American barbarity, thanks to the …

Heidi Harmon, former SLO mayor (2022-08-03). Roof top should be affordable for all-don't tax it! indybay.org We gathered proudly chanting "Don't tax the sun" in front of PG&E's office in downtown San Luis Obispo during a Don't Tax the Sun statewide rally and tour. We are living in a climate emergency and oppose a tax targeted at net energy metering currently being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission. Help us stop the proposed tax and save our planet.

Herman Daly (2022-08-03). We Can't Avoid Climate Breakdown Without Reducing Growth. zcomm.org We could and should transition to renewable resources, but that will require a reduction in the scale of the human economy to a smaller level that could be maintained more or less in a steady state…

Richmond Our Power Coalition (2022-08-03). Saturday 8/6: End Climate Chaos: 10th Anniversary of Richmond Explosion. indybay.org March, starting at Richmond BART…

Max B. Saw ≠icky (2022-08-03). The Manchin-Approved Budget Bill Is No Progressive Panacea But It's a Hell of a Lot Better Than Nothing. commondreams.org Democrats' new reconciliation deal is far from what progressives wanted. But it could still curb climate change, advance fairness in the U.S. tax system—and boost the party's chances in the midterms.

Rep. Ron Paul (2022-08-02). Inflation Reduction Act: Another DC Lie. "Green Energy" Programs Will Lead to Increased Cronyism and Waste. globalresearch.ca

Tina Landis (2022-08-02). Manchin backs climate bill: greenwashing or true progress? liberationnews.org So what is in the deal and will it have an impact?

Ramon du Houx (2022-08-02). OPA CA appreciates Newsom's leadership directing CARB to ensure state meets climate goals. indybay.org Elected Officials to Protect America (EOPA) California Chapter, an organization with over 440 Californian elected officials, thanks Governor Gavin Newsom for his letter to California Air Resources Board (CARB) telling them to do more for the climate crisis. His bold direction in the letter instructing CARB to ensure their plan will meet the state's climate goals gives EOPA CA hope that the Governor is serious about solving the climate crisis.

Brett Wilkins (2022-08-02). Scientists Say 'Catastrophic' Climate Scenarios—Including Human Extinction—Demand Further Study. commondreams.org "Could anthropogenic climate change result in worldwide societal collapse or even eventual human extinction?" asks a new analysis. "At present, this is a dangerously underexplored topic."

Aaron White (2022-08-02). Inside the Democrats' Climate Deal That Includes Dirty Fossil Fuel Production. commondreams.org The new climate package furthers the US' most profligate pastimes: drilling oil and driving big cars.

WSWS (2022-08-02). A year after the explosions in Chempark Leverkusen the danger remains. wsws.org One year ago, on July 27, 2021, one of the chemical industry's worst industrial accidents in recent history occurred at Chempark Leverkusen, north of Cologne. Seven workers died in the explosion of a tank farm for the disposal of chemical waste.

____ (2022-08-01). Three Large American Multinationals Bought 17 Million Hectares of Ukrainian Agricultural Land. transcend.org These are Cargill, Dupont and Monsanto. For comparison, Italy has 16.7 million hectares of agricultural land. Among the main shareholders of these three companies are Vanguard, Blackrock and Blackstone. The usual suspects…

____ (2022-08-01). Socialism and Ecological Survival: An Introduction. transcend.org 1 Jul 2022 – Capitalism has brought the world to the edge of the abyss. We are approaching a climate Armageddon making the earth unlivable for the human and other species. Such a catastrophe is still avoidable with a revolutionary-scale reconstitution of the systems of production, consumption, and energy usage, though the time is rapidly running out.

Nitza Soledad Perez (2022-08-01). Shark attacks rise in the U.S. america.cgtn.com Shark sightings and attacks are on the rise in the U.S. Seven people were attacked by sharks in the past few weeks, including five in New York and two in Florida. And once again, human induced climate change, might be the reason behind it.

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