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2019-11-13: News Headlines

Robert Hunziker (2019-11-13). Climate Confusion, Angst, and Sleeplessness. dissidentvoice.org Climate change is a nagging issue for many people because it is so big, diverse, and overwhelming, as big as the planet itself. So, how to explain climate change? Sociologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and even anthropologists and economists have tackled the phenomenon of Climate Weltschmerz, meaning people experience angst as the enormity of climate change overrides …

George Ochenski (2019-11-13). Montana's Radioactive Waste Legacy. counterpunch.org One label Montana's Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock won't have to worry about being stuck with is "environmentalist." His outdated support for coal in the face of a global warming crisis and his "leadership" on the massive and ongoing deforestation of public lands under the phony rubric of the Bush-era "Healthy Forests Initiative" are bad enough. More

Napa Climate NOW (2019-11-13). SoMa Piano Trio presents a Concert for the Climate. indybay.org Napa Methodist Church, 625 Randolph St, Napa 94559…

Staff (2019-11-13). Americans Struggling Financially Will Be Hit Hardest by Climate Change. truthdig.com If you're poor in America, climate change is your issue. | We've already seen why. In 2004, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, leaving many thousands displaced and unemployed. In 2017, Hurricane Maria fell upon Puerto Rico, destroying homes and disabling the power grid for more than two years. | Katrina left families trapped on roofs and wading through floodwater. Thousa…

Michael Lyon (2019-11-13). Joining Youth and Age on the Climate Crisis. indybay.org Street Level Community Room, Park Branch Library | 1833 Page St. San Francisco…

Friends of Sausal Creek (2019-11-13). Wildfire to Wildflowers: Restoring California Lands for Climate Justice. indybay.org Oakland Public Library: Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland 94602…

Queer Ecojustice Project and others (2019-11-13). Fire & Flood Film: Queer Resilience in the era of Climate Change. indybay.org Positive Images, 200 Montgomery Dr suite C, Santa Rosa 95404…

Kate Aronoff (2019-11-12). We Need a Green Bailout for the People. thenation.com We Need a Green Bailout for the People…

Naomi Oreskes (2019-11-12). The Trump Administration's Biggest Climate Lies. thenation.com The Trump Administration's Biggest Climate Lies…

WSWS (2019-11-12). Australian bushfire emergency worsens but government denounces climate change warnings. wsws.org Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack caused outrage by attacking "raving inner city lunatics" for linking global warming to the bushfires.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian (2019-11-12). How to Not Waste the Next Crisis. thenation.com How to Not Waste the Next Crisis…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-11-12). 350 Action Endorses Three 'Progressive Climate Champions' in 2020 House Races Against Establishment Democrats. commondreams.org Three progressive challengers to establishment House Democrats won endorsements from the climate action group 350 Action on Tuesday in their 2020 campaigns. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/picmonkey20image1.jpg

Stuart Munckton (2019-11-12). Six new books for ecosocialists. greenleft.org.au ecosocialism. books Ian AngusIssue 1247 AustraliaNovember 12, 2019Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus takes a look at six books that belong on the bookshelf of ecosocialists. | *** | The Thinking Person's Guide To Climate Change
| University…

William Boardman (2019-11-11). US Policy: Global Climate Crisis Not Our Problem. Really? dissidentvoice.org By withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, the US is effectively saying the global climate crisis is not our problem. This is American exceptionalism run amok. The US acts as if it can opt-out of the only planet we have because, well, because we're special. This is not logical, this is not practical, this is …

United Nations (2019-11-11). New UN forestry project bids to help countries meet climate change commitments. un.org More than two dozen countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America are set to benefit from a UN project to help tackle climate change through better forestry management.

Staff (2019-11-11). Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Environmental Justice, Shutting Down Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires. democracynow.org Six 2020 presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — participated in the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on November 8. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali co-moderated the event, which took place at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. We air highlights of Warren speaking about the climate crisis, public health, shutting down pipelines, capitalism, the order of primary states and more.

Fred_F (2019-11-11). As bushfires unleash hell on Earth, we must talk about the climate crisis. greenleft.org.au Climate Pip HinmanIssue 1245 AustraliaNovember 11, 2019With all hell breaking loose as catastrophic fires ravage parts of New South Wales and Queensland, all Prime Minister Scott Morrison can advise is to pray. It's a poor excuse from a government that has criminally refused to take action on the climate crisis. | And the more politicians try…

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-11-11). In the middle of the climate crisis a Tory MP accepts a donation from a private jet operator. thecanary.co On 26 September 2019, Brexiteer Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke Jack Lopresti accepted a donation of £5,000 from Kayan Aviation Capital ( KAC). KAC is a private jet and luxury airport op…

Eds. (2019-11-10). Towards a working-class environmentalism for South Africa. mronline.org It's going take a fully democratic anti-capitalist movement to fight climate change. The case of South Africa shows how long we have to go. | Source

RT (2019-11-09). Not creepy at all: GIANT Greta Thunberg mural to grace downtown San Francisco (PHOTOS). rt.com A four-story mural of climate activist Greta Thunberg is set to be unveiled next week in San Francisco. Many, however, have already found the work unsettling, describing it as something straight out of a dystopian Sci-Fi movie. | The mural depicts the face of the 16-year-old media darling, gazing down at passersby on Union Square in San Francisco, with her signature tense expression. | Argentine artist Andreas Iglesias, who is putting the finishing touches on the massive work, said his ultimate goal is to raise awareness about climate issues. | "What I want from people is to realize [they] have to do something…

Andre Vltchek (2019-11-09). Qatar: Education as a Weapon. dissidentvoice.org There seems to be no limit to Qataris tossing around their wealth. This tiny kingdom with 2.6 million inhabitants is full of ridiculously lavish gold-plated palaces, most of them built with terrible taste. It is overflowing with Lamborghini racing cars and Rolls Royce limousines, and now, even with ludicrously wasteful air-conditioned sidewalks (cold air blows …

Robert Hunziker (2019-11-08). Ignoring Climate Catastrophes. dissidentvoice.org The planet is coming apart at the seams right before the eyes of scientists at work in remote fringe areas of the North where permafrost crumbles and collapses. It's abrupt climate change at work in real time, but the governing leaders of the world either don't care or don't know. If they did, there would …

Susan Price (2019-11-08). World in revolt: People rise up. greenleft.org.au People's movementsIssue 1244 World climate emergency student strike 4 climate Extinction RebellionNovember 8, 2019Across the globe, people are rising. | People's power moveme…

Janine Jackson (2019-11-07). 'This Is a Huge Opportunity to Create an Energy System Rooted in Climate Justice' – CounterSpin interview with Johanna Bozuwa on public utilities. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed the Democracy Collaborative's Johanna Bozuwa about public utilities for the November 1, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

Staff (2019-11-07). "The Pollinators": New Film Shows How Decline of Bee Colonies Could Mean Collapse of Food Chain. democracynow.org A documentary film "The Pollinators" tells the story of the world's yellow-black jacketed honey bees, whose existence may determine the future of human survival. The insects pollinate nearly all the fruits, vegetables and nuts we consume, and some experts estimate one out of every three bites of food we eat depends on the work of honey bees. However, the future of the insects is now in peril with widespread reports of bee colony collapses. In the last decade and a half, beekeepers have reported staggering declines in their bee populations due to pesticides, parasites and loss of habitat. Scientists warn climate c…

Staff (2019-11-07). Headlines for November 7, 2019. democracynow.org Televised Impeachment Hearings Begin Next Week, Sessions to Run for Old Senate Seat; Pressley Endorses Warren, Trump Expands Military Mission in Syria Aimed at Controlling Oil Fields, Esper to Urge Trump Not to Intervene in Cases of Soldiers Accused of Murder, Judge Voids Trump Rule Allowing Medical Workers to Deny Care on Religious Grounds, ProPublica: Pence's Office Meddled in Foreign Aid Money to Favor Christians, DOJ Charges Ex-Twitter Employees; California Investigates Facebook, New Zealand Approves Landmark Climate Legislation Aimed at Zero Carbon Emissions, U.S.-Manufactured Ammunition Used in Massacre of…

Fred_F (2019-11-07). Adani's Carmichael coal mine: a stranded asset? greenleft.org.au Climate Margaret GleesonIssue 1244 Australia AdaniNovember 7, 2019Could Indian mining firm Adani's Carmichael coal mine, in Central Queensland, become a stranded asset? A number of recent events indicate the answer could be "Yes". | Adani has always relied more on spin than hard…

Staff (2019-11-06). Headlines for November 6, 2019. democracynow.org Democrats Take Virginia Legislature & Beat Trump-Backed Governor in Kentucky, NYC Approves Ranked-Choice Voting; Tucson Voters Reject Sanctuary City Measure, JPMorgan CEO Accuses Warren of "Vilifying" Richest Americans, Sondland Now Says There Was Quid Pro Quo on Ukraine, Scientists: Humanity Risks "Untold Suffering" from Climate Change, Brazilians Protest the Largest Oil Auction in Brazilian History, Activists Arrested After Blockading Port of Vancouver in Pipeline Protest, 9 Members of Mormon Family Murdered in Mexico, Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Stabbed in Hong Kong, Israeli Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Expelling…

Staff (2019-11-05). Bill McKibben on U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Accord, California Fires, Climate Refugees & More. democracynow.org The Trump administration notified the United Nations Monday that it would withdraw the U.S. from the historic Paris climate agreement, starting a year-long process to leave the international pact to fight the climate crisis. The United States — the world's largest historic greenhouse gas emitter — will become the only country outside the accord. Trump's announcement of the withdrawal came on the first day possible under the agreement's rules. From Middlebury, Vermont, we speak with Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org. "The decision of the United States to be the only country on Earth … unwilling to…

Staff (2019-11-05). Headlines for November 5, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Formalizes Withdrawal from Historic Paris Climate Agreement, Democrats Begin to Release Impeachment Inquiry Transcripts, Voters Head to the Polls for Statewide Elections Today, E. Jean Carroll, Who Accuses Trump of Raping Her, Sues President for Defamation, Court Rejects Trump's Efforts to Fight NY Subpoena for Tax Returns, Trump Threatens to Cut Off Federal Funding for California's Wildfires, Thousands of Academics Demand Chile End Violent Crackdown Against Protests, Iraqi Authorities Cut Internet Access Amid Ongoing Anti-Government Protests, Two Indonesian Journalists Found Dead at Illegal Palm Oil Plantat…

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Americans Struggling Financially Will Be Hit Hardest by Climate Change
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-13
If you're poor in America, climate change is your issue. | We've already seen why. In 2004, Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, leaving many thousands displaced and unemployed. In 2017, Hurricane Maria fell upon Puerto Rico, destroying homes and disabling the power grid for more than two years. | Katrina left families trapped on roofs and wading through floodwater. Thousa…
truthdig.com/articles/americans-struggling-financially-will-be-hit-hardest-by-climate-change/

Climate Confusion, Angst, and Sleeplessness
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-13
Climate change is a nagging issue for many people because it is so big, diverse, and overwhelming, as big as the planet itself. So, how to explain climate change? Sociologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and even anthropologists and economists have tackled the phenomenon of Climate Weltschmerz, meaning people experience angst as the enormity of climate change overrides …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/climate-confusion-angst-and-sleeplessness/

SoMa Piano Trio presents a Concert for the Climate
Napa Climate NOW | indybay.org | 2019-11-13
Napa Methodist Church, 625 Randolph St, Napa 94559…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/11/18828006.php

Joining Youth and Age on the Climate Crisis
Michael Lyon | indybay.org | 2019-11-13
Street Level Community Room, Park Branch Library | 1833 Page St. San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/12/18828081.php

Wildfire to Wildflowers: Restoring California Lands for Climate Justice
Friends of Sausal Creek | indybay.org | 2019-11-13
Oakland Public Library: Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland 94602…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/11/18828005.php

Montana's Radioactive Waste Legacy
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-13
One label Montana's Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock won't have to worry about being stuck with is "environmentalist." His outdated support for coal in the face of a global warming crisis and his "leadership" on the massive and ongoing deforestation of public lands under the phony rubric of the Bush-era "Healthy Forests Initiative" are bad enough.
counterpunch.org/2019/11/13/montanas-radioactive-waste-legacy/

Fire & Flood Film: Queer Resilience in the era of Climate Change
Queer Ecojustice Project and others | indybay.org | 2019-11-13
Positive Images, 200 Montgomery Dr suite C, Santa Rosa 95404…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/11/11/18828007.php

Australian bushfire emergency worsens but government denounces climate change warnings
wsws.org | 2019-11-12
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack caused outrage by attacking "raving inner city lunatics" for linking global warming to the bushfires.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/12/bush-n12.html

The Trump Administration's Biggest Climate Lies
Naomi Oreskes | thenation.com | 2019-11-12
The Trump Administration's Biggest Climate Lies…
thenation.com/article/trump-climate-change-lies/

We Need a Green Bailout for the People
Kate Aronoff | thenation.com | 2019-11-12
We Need a Green Bailout for the People…
thenation.com/article/climate-bailout-economy/

How to Not Waste the Next Crisis
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian | thenation.com | 2019-11-12
How to Not Waste the Next Crisis…
thenation.com/article/economy-recession-markets/

Six new books for ecosocialists
Stuart Munckton | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-12
ecosocialism. books Ian AngusIssue 1247 AustraliaNovember 12, 2019Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus takes a look at six books that belong on the bookshelf of ecosocialists. | *** | The Thinking Person's Guide To Climate Change | University…
greenleft.org.au/content/six-new-books-ecosocialists-2

350 Action Endorses Three 'Progressive Climate Champions' in 2020 House Races Against Establishment Democrats
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-12
Three progressive challengers to establishment House Democrats won endorsements from the climate action group 350 Action on Tuesday in their 2020 campaigns. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/picmonkey20image1.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/12/350-action-endorses-three-progressive-climate-champions-2020-house-races-against?cd-origin=rss

US Policy: Global Climate Crisis Not Our Problem. Really?
William Boardman | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-11
By withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, the US is effectively saying the global climate crisis is not our problem. This is American exceptionalism run amok. The US acts as if it can opt-out of the only planet we have because, well, because we're special. This is not logical, this is not practical, this is …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/us-policy-global-climate-crisis-not-our-problem-really/

New UN forestry project bids to help countries meet climate change commitments
United Nations | un.org | 2019-11-11
More than two dozen countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America are set to benefit from a UN project to help tackle climate change through better forestry management.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/11/1051041

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Environmental Justice, Shutting Down Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-11
Six 2020 presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — participated in the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on November 8. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali co-moderated the event, which took place at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. We air highlights of Warren speaking about the climate crisis, public health, shutting down pipelines, capitalism, the order of primary states and…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/11/elizabeth_warren_environmental_justice_amy_goodman

As bushfires unleash hell on Earth, we must talk about the climate crisis
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-11
Climate Pip HinmanIssue 1245 AustraliaNovember 11, 2019With all hell breaking loose as catastrophic fires ravage parts of New South Wales and Queensland, all Prime Minister Scott Morrison can advise is to pray. It's a poor excuse from a government that has criminally refused to take action on the climate crisis. | And the more politicians try…
greenleft.org.au/content/bushfires-unleash-hell-earth-we-must-talk-about-climate-crisis

In the middle of the climate crisis a Tory MP accepts a donation from a private jet operator
Peadar O'Cearnaigh | thecanary.co | 2019-11-11
On 26 September 2019, Brexiteer Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke Jack Lopresti accepted a donation of £5,000 from Kayan Aviation Capital ( KAC). KAC is a private jet and luxury airport op…
thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2019/11/11/in-the-middle-of-the-climate-crisis-a-tory-mp-accepts-a-donation-from-a-private-jet-operator/

Towards a working-class environmentalism for South Africa
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-10
It's going take a fully democratic anti-capitalist movement to fight climate change. The case of South Africa shows how long we have to go. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/10/towards-a-working-class-environmentalism-for-south-africa/

Not creepy at all: GIANT Greta Thunberg mural to grace downtown San Francisco (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2019-11-09
A four-story mural of climate activist Greta Thunberg is set to be unveiled next week in San Francisco. Many, however, have already found the work unsettling, describing it as something straight out of a dystopian Sci-Fi movie. | The mural depicts the face of the 16-year-old media darling, gazing down at passersby on Union Square in San Francisco, with her signature tense expression. | Argentine artist Andreas Iglesias, who is putting the finishing touches on the massive work, said his ultimate goal is to raise awareness about climate issues. | "What I want from people is to realize [they] have to do something…
rt.com/usa/472997-greta-thunberg-mural-sf/

Qatar: Education as a Weapon
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-09
There seems to be no limit to Qataris tossing around their wealth. This tiny kingdom with 2.6 million inhabitants is full of ridiculously lavish gold-plated palaces, most of them built with terrible taste. It is overflowing with Lamborghini racing cars and Rolls Royce limousines, and now, even with ludicrously wasteful air-conditioned sidewalks (cold air blows …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/qatar-education-as-a-weapon/

Ignoring Climate Catastrophes
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-08
The planet is coming apart at the seams right before the eyes of scientists at work in remote fringe areas of the North where permafrost crumbles and collapses. It's abrupt climate change at work in real time, but the governing leaders of the world either don't care or don't know. If they did, there would …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/ignoring-climate-catastrophes/

World in revolt: People rise up
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-08
People's movementsIssue 1244 World climate emergency student strike 4 climate Extinction RebellionNovember 8, 2019Across the globe, people are rising. | People's power moveme…
greenleft.org.au/content/world-revolt-people-rise

Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-11-07
Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …
peaceaction.org/2019/11/07/take-action-some-actual-sane-legislation/

'This Is a Huge Opportunity to Create an Energy System Rooted in Climate Justice' – CounterSpin interview with Johanna Bozuwa on public utilities
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2019-11-07
Janine Jackson interviewed the Democracy Collaborative's Johanna Bozuwa about public utilities for the November 1, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/this-is-a-huge-opportunity-to-create-an-energy-system-rooted-in-climate-justice/

"The Pollinators": New Film Shows How Decline of Bee Colonies Could Mean Collapse of Food Chain
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-07
A documentary film "The Pollinators" tells the story of the world's yellow-black jacketed honey bees, whose existence may determine the future of human survival. The insects pollinate nearly all the fruits, vegetables and nuts we consume, and some experts estimate one out of every three bites of food we eat depends on the work of honey bees. However, the future of the insects is now in peril with widespread reports of bee colony collapses. In the last decade and a half, beekeepers have reported staggering declines in their bee populations due to pesticides, parasites and loss of habitat. Scientists warn climate c…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/7/the_pollinators_film_decline_of_bee

Adani's Carmichael coal mine: a stranded asset?
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2019-11-07
Climate Margaret GleesonIssue 1244 Australia AdaniNovember 7, 2019Could Indian mining firm Adani's Carmichael coal mine, in Central Queensland, become a stranded asset? A number of recent events indicate the answer could be "Yes". | Adani has always relied more on spin than hard…
greenleft.org.au/content/adani-carmichael-coal-mine-stranded-asset

Bill McKibben on U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Accord, California Fires, Climate Refugees & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-05
The Trump administration notified the United Nations Monday that it would withdraw the U.S. from the historic Paris climate agreement, starting a year-long process to leave the international pact to fight the climate crisis. The United States — the world's largest historic greenhouse gas emitter — will become the only country outside the accord. Trump's announcement of the withdrawal came on the first day possible under the agreement's rules. From Middlebury, Vermont, we speak with Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org. "The decision of the United States to be the only country on Earth … unwilling to…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/5/trump_admin_paris_climate_agreement_withdrawal