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2021-01-16: News Headlines

_____ (2021-01-16). Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Enbridge Line 3 Pipe. popularresistance.org Minnesota – Water protectors were arrested Thursday after halting construction at a Minnesota worksite for Enbridge's Line 3 project by locking themselves together inside a pipe segment. | "After moving to Minnesota to attend college and study environmental science, I was excited to be in a place where people valued protecting the Earth and finding a viable future. What I found, however, was a state that had formed 'ambitious' climate goals yet endorsed one of the dirtiest fossil fuels, tar sands oil," water protector Abby Hornberger said in a statement. "I realized that Indigenous ways of knowing and practicing…

Kate Aronoff (2021-01-16). How to Fight Climate Change and Fascists at the Same Time. zcomm.org Democracy reform is the first step toward a sustainable future…

Alleen Brown (2021-01-16). Oil Industry Reconsiders Donations to Election Deniers — but Has Its Own Big Lie. zcomm.org The fossil fuel industry pioneered massive political disinformation with climate denial. It also fed the "Stop the Steal" movement…

Transmitter (2021-01-16). Cardiologist Bob Ostfeld And Others Criticize Paleo Diet. indybay.org Paleo diets cause diseases to humans, suffering to animals, deforestation, low food yield per acre, energy waste, etc.

Jon Queally (2021-01-16). Youth climate movement demands immediate action after 'empty promises,' announces next global strike. nationofchange.org "If we don't act now, we won't even have the chance to deliver on those 2030, 2050 targets that world leaders keep on talking about."

Staff (2021-01-15). 2020 Is Tied for the Hottest Year on Record, NASA Says. truthout.org 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record, signaling a dangerous trend in the ongoing climate crisis, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Thursday. | The year's global temperature average very narrowly exceeded that of 2016, but not by a statistically significant amount,

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies, Marcy Winograd (2021-01-15). Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Nuland? counterpunch.org Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media's foreign policy coverage is a wasteland. Most Americans have no idea that President-elect Biden's pick for Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs is stuck in the quicksand of 1950s U.S.-Russia Cold War politics and dreams of continued NATO

Jeremy Nichols (2021-01-15). Last Trump Sale of Public Lands for Fracking Prompts Outrage and Hope. counterpunch.org Trump has made it a goal to sell as much public land as possible for fracking over the last four years, but thankfully after today, the administration's pro-fossil fuel, climate and science denying, anti-public agenda will finally come to an end. That's because today marks the last federal oil and gas lease sale to be

Medea Benjamin (2021-01-15). Biden's Pick: Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Victoria Nuland? globalresearch.ca Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media's foreign policy coverage is a wasteland. Most Americans have no idea that President-elect Biden's pick for Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs …

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-01-15). Sunrise Movement to Rally in NYC, Chicago, Calling on Senate Dems to Tackle Pandemic and Unemployment Crises. commondreams.org The youth-led climate action group called on Sens. Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin to use their new majority "to deliver on the needs of the people who backed their victory." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/dems_1.jpg

commondreams (2021-01-15). Outstanding Leaders Chosen to Advance Biden's Climate and Environmental Justice Agenda. commondreams.org ______________________________…

David Orr (2021-01-15). Questions "Too Puny" for Our Dire Circumstances. commondreams.org The unanswered question is whether we have the political will to do what is required to prevent Earth's climate from spiraling out of control. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-11698610391.jpg

commondreams (2021-01-15). Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Failure to Cut Airplane Climate Pollution. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Fight Back (2021-01-15). Minnesota: Line 3 resistance continues. fightbacknews.org Palisade, MN – A contingent of anti-war organizations including Woman Against Military Madness (WAMM) and the Climate Justice Committee (CJC) visited the Line 3 encampment on the edge of the Mississippi River in Palisade, on January 10. | The encampment is an 80-acre land trust from Akiing Purchases (Akiing translates to "the land to which we belong to") that runs parallel to an Enbridge Line 3 drill pad construction. The tar sands oil pipeline is currently proposed to cross under the Mississippi River. | The mood around camp was calm. An action of 300-plus water protesters took place the day before, where a to…

_____ (2021-01-14). Report: America's Monopolized Energy Sector And How We Can Fix It. popularresistance.org A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliances shows that America's monopoly problem is bigger than you might think. | While last year's Big Tech hearings and House antitrust report spotlighted monopoly abuses at Amazon, Google, and other tech giants, the report from ILSR makes clear that America's monopoly problem has spread into many other sectors of the economy — including the electricity sector. | The report is the latest in a series from ILSR focused on fighting monopoly power throughout several sectors of our economy, including Banking, Broadband, Food and Farming, Pharmacy, Waste and Recycl…

Jon Queally (2021-01-14). Demanding Immediate Action Over 'Empty Promises,' Youth Climate Movement Announces Next Global Strikes. zcomm.org "When your house is on fire," says Greta Thunberg, "you don't wait for 10, 20 years before you call the fire department; you act as soon and as much as you possibly can."

news.un (2021-01-14). 2020, one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organization. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic was not the only long-term crisis the world will remember from 2020. In terms of climate change, the year was also one of the three warmest on record, and rivalled 2016 for the top spot, the UN weather agency said on Wednesday.

commondreams (2021-01-14). Watchdog Calls on President-Elect Biden, Congress to Reverse Trump Admin Policies that Weaken Climate Protections. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-01-14). Arrests in Minnesota After Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Pipe Section to Halt Line 3 Construction. commondreams.org "Enbridge's last-ditch effort to build fossil fuel infrastructure is killing people and the planet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12305079641.jpg

commondreams (2021-01-14). Water Protectors Lock Down Inside Line 3 Pipeline. commondreams.org ______________________________…

news.un (2021-01-14). Step up action and adapt to 'new climate reality', UN environment report urges. news.un.org Though countries have made progress in planning for climate change adaptation, there are significant financing shortfalls in getting them to the stage where they provide real protection against droughts, floods and rising sea levels, a new UN environment report has found.

Environment America & 26 partners (2021-01-14). Wednesday 1/13: Climate Emergency: Mass Virtual Town Hall w/ Eco Change Makers from Across USA. indybay.org Online via Zoom or livestream…

Michael T. Hertz (2021-01-14). How to have a happy humanity. nationofchange.org I am sure that we could solve worldwide issues of poverty, climate change, and health. Our efforts involving happiness should be made with respect to all peoples everywhere.

John Steppling (2021-01-14). Anteroom of Our Own Extinction. dissidentvoice.org If you want to deprive citizens of freedom of movement, freedom of assembly and the right to family life, there should be written reasons. They ask the department why they can hardly find such anywhere since the intervention was introduced in March. It is a mystery that hardly any Norwegian journalists have thought of asking …

2021-01-15: News Headlines

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-01-15). Global warming emergency: 2020 joins 2016 as hottest year ever. peoplesdispatch.org The rise in temperature in 2020 was recorded despite a fall in global emissions due to the pandemic-induced lockdown and the absence of El Niño, which leads to a rise in temperature, that occurred in 2016…

Staff (2021-01-15). 2020 Is Tied for the Hottest Year on Record, NASA Says. truthout.org 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record, signaling a dangerous trend in the ongoing climate crisis, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Thursday. | The year's global temperature average very narrowly exceeded that of 2016, but not by a statistically significant amount,

Jeremy Nichols (2021-01-15). Last Trump Sale of Public Lands for Fracking Prompts Outrage and Hope. counterpunch.org Trump has made it a goal to sell as much public land as possible for fracking over the last four years, but thankfully after today, the administration's pro-fossil fuel, climate and science denying, anti-public agenda will finally come to an end. That's because today marks the last federal oil and gas lease sale to be

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies, Marcy Winograd (2021-01-15). Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Nuland? counterpunch.org Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media's foreign policy coverage is a wasteland. Most Americans have no idea that President-elect Biden's pick for Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs is stuck in the quicksand of 1950s U.S.-Russia Cold War politics and dreams of continued NATO

Medea Benjamin (2021-01-15). Biden's Pick: Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Victoria Nuland? globalresearch.ca Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media's foreign policy coverage is a wasteland. Most Americans have no idea that President-elect Biden's pick for Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs …

Transmitter (2021-01-15). Cardiologist Bob Ostfeld And Others Criticize Paleo Diet. indybay.org Paleo diets cause diseases to humans, suffering to animals, deforestation, low food yield per acre, energy waste, etc.

Fight Back (2021-01-15). Minnesota: Line 3 resistance continues. fightbacknews.org Palisade, MN – A contingent of anti-war organizations including Woman Against Military Madness (WAMM) and the Climate Justice Committee (CJC) visited the Line 3 encampment on the edge of the Mississippi River in Palisade, on January 10. | The encampment is an 80-acre land trust from Akiing Purchases (Akiing translates to "the land to which we belong to") that runs parallel to an Enbridge Line 3 drill pad construction. The tar sands oil pipeline is currently proposed to cross under the Mississippi River. | The mood around camp was calm. An action of 300-plus water protesters took place the day before, where a to…

Fight Back (2021-01-15). Minnesota: Line 3 resistance continues. fightbacknews.org Palisade, MN – A contingent of anti-war organizations including Woman Against Military Madness (WAMM) and the Climate Justice Committee (CJC) visited the Line 3 encampment on the edge of the Mississippi River in Palisade, on January 10. | The encampment is an 80-acre land trust from Akiing Purchases (Akiing translates to "the land to which we belong to") that runs parallel to an Enbridge Line 3 drill pad construction. The tar sands oil pipeline is currently proposed to cross under the Mississippi River. | The mood around camp was calm. An action of 300-plus water protesters took place the day before, where a to…

news.un (2021-01-14). 2020, one of three warmest years on record: World Meteorological Organization. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic was not the only long-term crisis the world will remember from 2020. In terms of climate change, the year was also one of the three warmest on record, and rivalled 2016 for the top spot, the UN weather agency said on Wednesday.

Jon Queally (2021-01-14). Demanding Immediate Action Over 'Empty Promises,' Youth Climate Movement Announces Next Global Strikes. zcomm.org "When your house is on fire," says Greta Thunberg, "you don't wait for 10, 20 years before you call the fire department; you act as soon and as much as you possibly can."

_____ (2021-01-14). Report: America's Monopolized Energy Sector And How We Can Fix It. popularresistance.org A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliances shows that America's monopoly problem is bigger than you might think. | While last year's Big Tech hearings and House antitrust report spotlighted monopoly abuses at Amazon, Google, and other tech giants, the report from ILSR makes clear that America's monopoly problem has spread into many other sectors of the economy — including the electricity sector. | The report is the latest in a series from ILSR focused on fighting monopoly power throughout several sectors of our economy, including Banking, Broadband, Food and Farming, Pharmacy, Waste and Recycl…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-01-14). Arrests in Minnesota After Water Protectors Chain Themselves Inside Pipe Section to Halt Line 3 Construction. commondreams.org "Enbridge's last-ditch effort to build fossil fuel infrastructure is killing people and the planet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12305079641.jpg

Environment America & 26 partners (2021-01-14). Wednesday 1/13: Climate Emergency: Mass Virtual Town Hall w/ Eco Change Makers from Across USA. indybay.org Online via Zoom or livestream…

news.un (2021-01-14). Step up action and adapt to 'new climate reality', UN environment report urges. news.un.org Though countries have made progress in planning for climate change adaptation, there are significant financing shortfalls in getting them to the stage where they provide real protection against droughts, floods and rising sea levels, a new UN environment report has found.

commondreams (2021-01-14). Watchdog Calls on President-Elect Biden, Congress to Reverse Trump Admin Policies that Weaken Climate Protections. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-01-14). Water Protectors Lock Down Inside Line 3 Pipeline. commondreams.org ______________________________…

John Steppling (2021-01-14). Anteroom of Our Own Extinction. dissidentvoice.org If you want to deprive citizens of freedom of movement, freedom of assembly and the right to family life, there should be written reasons. They ask the department why they can hardly find such anywhere since the intervention was introduced in March. It is a mystery that hardly any Norwegian journalists have thought of asking …

Michael T. Hertz (2021-01-14). How to have a happy humanity. nationofchange.org I am sure that we could solve worldwide issues of poverty, climate change, and health. Our efforts involving happiness should be made with respect to all peoples everywhere.

Ian Sinclair (2021-01-13). How advertising fuels the climate crisis. peoplesworld.org With the climate crisis likely to be high on the political agenda this year — Britain is hosting the next round of United Nations climate talks in November — a new publication from the New Weather Institute think tank and the climate action charity Possible is well timed. The report, Advertising's Role in Climate and …

Dr. Jeff Masters (2021-01-13). The Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of a Record-setting Year. globalresearch.ca Calendar year 2020 was an extreme and abnormal year, in so many ways. The global coronavirus pandemic altered people's lives around the world, as did extreme weather and climate events. Let's review the year's top 10 such events. | . ….