Daily Archives: August 1, 2022

2022-08-01: News Headlines

Editor (2022-08-01). The World Does Not Want a Global NATO. scheerpost.com Fuyuko Matsui, Japan, "Becoming Friends with All the Children of the World," 2004. | By Vijay Prashad / The fragility of Europe's energy supply has once again been on display in recent months. Gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which runs from Russia to Germany, were reduced to 40 percent of capacity in June, a cut that Moscow said was due to delays in the servicing of a turbine by the German firm Siemens. | Shortly thereafter, on July 11, the pipeline was taken offline for 10…

_____ (2022-08-01). As Congress Passes A 'Climate Suicide Pact,' The Fight To Declare A Climate Emergency Continues. popularresistance.org As heatwaves, droughts and wild fires ravage the planet, pressure is building on the White House and Congress to take substantive action to address the climate crisis. More than a thousand organizations in the United States have come together as the People vs Fossil Fuels coalition with the demand that President Biden declare a climate emergency and use his executive powers to stop fossil fuel extraction and new infrastructure. Their actions have succeeded in reopening climate provisions in Congress' Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which is expected to pass this week, but the bill contains poison pills that offset…

JANET (2022-08-01). Fire and ice, yet politicians still sleep. iacenter.org By Paddy Colligan and G. Dunkel July 27, 2022 No imagining is needed to picture what global warming/climate change might look and feel like. Millions of people in the Northern Hemisphere are currently living it. This is an extraordinary summer. Wildfires and record temperatures in Europe, grass fires in London and widespread and deadly wildfires in Portugal, Spain, France, Turkey and in the drought-riven U.S. West. Temperatures over 100 F are affecting the U.S., as well as several European countries, where this phenomenon is so unusual that few people have air conditioning. (Bloomberg News, July 21) A section of…

Zach D. Roberts (2022-08-01). Climate protesters delay congressional baseball gameÔøº. nationofchange.org The protesters attempted to draw attention to the urgent need for large-scale climate action and pressure Democrat legislators to act.

_____ (2022-08-01). Activists Shut Down Department Of Interior Over Climate Emergency. popularresistance.org Unceded Piscataway Lands AKA Washington D.C.- As the sun rises an autonomous Indigenous-led delegation of Black, Indigenous, people of the global majority and their allies have shut down the streets surrounding the Department of Interior Washington D.C early this morning painting CLIMATE EMERGENCY in front of the building. | The group is demanding President Biden declare a climate emergency and stop approving fossil fuel projects, including leases, exports, plastic plants, and pipelines. Permitting new fossil fuel projects will further entrench us in a fossil fuel economy for decades to come — and encourage…

Liat Olenick, Anna Buning, Wilhelmina Peragine (2022-08-01). The 411 on Climate 911: Why Families Showed Up at Ron Klain's House Dressed as Firefighters. commondreams.org President Biden should act like he believes what he says and marshall the tremendous emergency powers of the presidency that he is not yet using.

WSWS (2022-08-01). Biden tests positive again after completing Paxlovid course: The dangers of the "forever COVID" policy. wsws.org On Saturday, President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID again after completing his treatment earlier in the week. The White House is attempting damage control by first minimizing the development as part of their attempt to acclimate the public to forever COVID.

Heidi Harmon, former SLO mayor (2022-08-01). 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.

Ramon du Houx (2022-08-01). 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.

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.

Center for Biological Diversity (2022-08-01). Thursday 7/28: CARB Scoping Plan Meeting and Climate Justice Rally! indybay.org 900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607-4808, United States…

The Counter Signal (2022-07-31). Trudeau Moves Forward with Fertilizer Reduction Climate Policy. globalresearch.ca

Andy Rowell (2022-07-31). Amid Climate Crisis, Shell's Financial Windfall Is Profiteering At Its Most Grotesque. commondreams.org We may be in the dying days of the fossil fuel empire, but those companies are enriching themselves like never before, as people die from our climate crisis.

Julia Conley (2022-07-31). Thousands Flee Homes as McKinney Fire Burns 51,000 Acres in Northern California. commondreams.org "Our state is depending on Congress taking bold, urgent action on climate," said Rep. Katie Porter as the fire grew.

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