Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Evoking the Wrath of Nature

Capitalism has placed monetary profit above the maintenance of life. "Ignoring the warnings of native communities, we have evoked the deadly wrath of nature. And I fear we may not be able to find our way back."

VIDEO: Naomi Klein: Obama Is Beginning to Sound Like a Climate Leader, When Will...

With the unveiling of his long-awaited plan to slash carbon emissions from U.S. power plants, President Obama is beginning to sounds more like a climate leader. But will his actions follow?

A Haven from the Animal Holocaust

Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen is an animal sanctuary for rescuing farm animals. Because the abuse of animals at the hands of factory farm operators is unfathomable and “we are saying they are as important as any other individual.”

On Green Energy, Ethiopia Leaves US in the Dust

Ethiopia is doing almost no damage to the Earth by its carbon emissions—far from that of the U.S. And now the country's government wants to cut even those tiny emissions. Shame on America.

Greenwash: Shell May Remove ‘Oil’ from Name as It Moves to Tap Arctic, Gulf...

Shell Oil has decided to rebrand itself as something other than an oil company for its U.S.-based unit. But this doesn't change their aggressive stance to drill for offshore oil in the Arctic and deep offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Did BP Get Off Cheaply? Antonia Juhasz on $18.7B Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

Compared to the destruction and harm BP caused in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, their settlement is very minimal, but at least they will have to pay for this spill. Let’s hope the government sticks to their guns and makes sure this settlement is passed.

As Glaciers Melt in Ecuador, Pope Francis Challenges Technocrats, Touts ‘Keeping’ the Environment

Because of global warming, Ecuador could face a water crisis while with their glacier melts. Pope Francis continues to advocate for environmentalism and addresses crowds in Ecuador to educate its citizens.

Enbridge Stuffs Provision into Wisconsin Budget to Expedite Controversial Piece of “Keystone XL Clone”

While Americans were off celebrating the fourth of July, Canadian pipeline company giant Enbridge worked a deal with the Wisconsin Budget about its controversial proposed Line 61 tar sands pipeline expansion project. This proposal is not yet final, so let's hope it does not pass.

Hillary Clinton State Department Emails Contain Redacted Job Description for Top Energy Diplomat

Private emails from Hillary Clinton, the presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State, revealed a fully redacted job description for State Department International Energy Coordinator/Diplomat-at-Large.

Solar Power in Space Parallels that on Earth and Competes with Fossil Fuel

Major breakthroughs have been happening with the use of solar and other benign sources of power in space. The situation parallels that on Earth as solar and wind power and other clean, safe technologies compete with fossil fuels.