Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Researchers say, if we phase out fossil fuel, we can combat climate change

“The climate system is not stopping you [hitting the target], global society is stopping you.”

A planet in crisis

Perhaps if we listen deeply enough and regularly enough, we ourselves will become the song this planet needs to hear.

Volunteers protect our national parks during shutdown

Many national parks are open but since staff are furloughed amid the longest shutdown in U.S. history, services such as maintenance, visitor services, and law enforcement are not being performed, or are severely limited.

Warning: A ‘shrinking window’ of usable groundwater

"We found that the average depth of water resources across the country was about half of what people had previously estimated.”

Scientists call for drastic drop in emissions. U.S. appears to have gone the other...

A report by a private research company found that U.S. emissions, which amount to one-sixth of the planet's, didn't fall in 2018 but instead skyrocketed. The 3.4 percent jump for 2018, projected by the firm, would be second-largest surge in greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. since Bill Clinton was president.

600+ environmental groups urge Congress to phase out fossil fuels

"This means a halt to all new fossil fuel development now, and it means a rejection of dangerous false solutions like market-based emissions trading programs."

Fracked shale oil wells drying up faster than predicted, Wall Street Journal finds

“Other countries, namely China, are frantically investing in renewables. For us to crow about our oil wealth, and not focus on renewables, is for us to miss the opportunity to be leaders in the world as it’s going to be.”
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National parks overflow with trash, human waste as gov’t shutdown approaches 3 weeks

Park experts are now warning that the damage may take years to undo.

The new Congress needs to create a green planet at peace

We must transform our lethal energy system to one that sustains us, while creating genuine national and international security at peace with all of nature and humanity.