Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tag: climate crisis

The greatest scam in history: How the energy companies took us...

Think of it as the climate-change scam that beat science, big time.

Hijacking the impeachment debate—for climate’s sake

Donald Trump has done many wrong things, both illegal and legal but grievously harmful, that could have been used long ago to impeach him—and by far the most dangerous of these is his aggressive worsening of the climate emergency.

Italy’s public schools add mandatory climate crisis courses to curriculum

This move puts Italy at the forefront of environmental education.

Our vanishing world: Insects

Just one critical and largely ignored variable in this rush to extinction is our decimation of the world insect population denying us an ever-expanding range of ecological services.

Stopping climate change means building a better transportation system

Our transportation system is responsible for nearly a third of all greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing this means building better public transportation and more sustainable communities. Here’s how we can make the shifts.

Risk assessment: Thoughts on ‘a climate security plan for America’

“A Climate Security Plan for America”, if it had been covered by the press, could actually make a difference in changing the minds of some in the political center more inclined to believe the U.S. military than scientists or activist groups.

EPA disbanded a clean air science panel. We met anyway –...

The nongovernmental panel of experts found that particle pollution regulations aren’t protecting public health, but that's not the only worrying trend at EPA.

Demanding seat at the table, youth organizers announce new wave of...

“Young people are making it clear that we will support and vote for leaders who will listen to us because we will be here, striking, marching, rallying, and voting.”

Uprisings: From climate to austerity, autumn protests engulf the world

Solving the climate crisis with ambitious policy programs like Green New Deals might help to alleviate some of the suffering caused by the austerity that is breaking the backs of working people in rich and poor countries alike.

Massachusetts sues ExxonMobil for climate disinformation, greenwashing

Their collective response to climate science? To emphasize uncertainty and keep fossil fuels flowing.

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Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers says he fears for the nation’s survival

“All th’s needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.”

Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

Jane Fonda leads climate protests at US Capitol for fifth week in a row

“We cannot leave it to young people to fight this fight for their future by themselves.”