Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tag: climate change

As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives...

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.

Desertification and land degradation now affects 50% of world’s population, economy:...

Damage to soils and water has dire consequences for humanity, a new report warns ahead of meeting of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification.

Climate change isn’t just making cyclones worse, it’s making the floods...

Amphan Mark II need not be as destructive as we’ve projected if the world’s governments act now to meet Paris agreement climate goals.

Climate-driven drought has risen 29% this century, will create 216 mn....

“If global warming reaches 3 degrees Celsius by 2100, as has been predicted, drought losses could be five times higher than they are today, with the largest increase in drought losses projected in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic regions of Europe.”

Plants: Up to 80% of food and 98% of oxygen, endangered

“At no other point in modern history has humanity faced such an array of familiar and unfamiliar risks and hazards, interacting in a hyper-connected and rapidly changing world."

Global warning: Earth has 50 percent chance of exceeding 1.5 degrees...

There is also a 93 percent chance that by 2026 the record set in 2016 for the hottest year ever recorded will be surpassed.

What remains of the US Green New Deal?

While policy-makers squabble about Build Back Better, climate change continues to contribute to major wildfires, droughts, and other disasters across the United States.

Biden administration forms new Office of Environmental Justice

"... it is imperative that our leaders produce real, tangible solutions to protect Black and frontline communities and correct existing and past harms..."

Landmark inquiry in Philippines backs accountability for ‘climate-polluting’ corporations

"We enjoin all Filipinos to stand up for climate and environmental justice, and ensure our elected officials in the next administration take this to heart."

Can we abandon pollutive fossil fuels and avoid an energy crisis?

When it comes to maintaining energy flows, there is a closing window to avert both climate catastrophe and economic peril.

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Democrats remain the bulwark against losing what freedoms remain—like it or not!

If not Democrats, flawed or not, then who defies the menace of reaction, advances America, and even confronts climate change with serious, systemic reforms?

Media ignore criticism of DHS’s new ‘disinformation’ board—unless it’s from the right

The board’s stated mission would be to address “disinformation spread by foreign states such as Russia, China and Iran,” as well as “transnational criminal organizations and human-smuggling organizations.”

It’s not enough to resist—we have to build, too

So I want you to commit today: Double your efforts in the struggles you are involved in. Join that campaign you’ve been thinking about joining. Show that real solidarity.

Does Flint, Michigan, have clean water yet? The answer is complicated.

Even if the city has clean water, many people still struggle to accept that they’re being told the truth this time. 

God on his Side? Doug Mastriano’s rise in Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial primary

Another extreme wing of the Republican Party is emerging, and it’s not all Trump.