Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tag: climate crisis

Climate and the U.S. election

The U.S. election in November is critical, not just because of Donald Trump’s neo-fascisinm, but primarily because if the climate-change-denying and fossil-fuel supporting Republican Party retains power.

New Zealand plans to become first country to require climate risk...

New Zealand could be the first country in the world to require its major financial institutions to report on the risks posed...

Trump’s climate denial gains strength if we’re in denial about his...

Climate change is an emergency. And so is Trumpism. Flames are approaching what’s left of democratic structures in the United States.

Sen. Bernie Sanders combats argument that Green New Deal is too...

There are people in Washington who say the Green New Deal is too expensive and we can’t afford it. What is the alternative? A planet which is burning up?

States are doing what big government won’t to stop climate change,...

“Even if the U.S. government has decided to leave the Paris Agreement, we see in the U.S. an enormous movement in favor to climate action.”

Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major...

If emission reductions are large and sustained, we can still meet the Paris goals and avoid the most severe damage to the natural world, the economy and people. But worryingly, we also have time to make it far worse.

‘That’s the way it is’: Trump’s dismissal of Hurricane Laura and...

“There's still many things that we can save, but that's going to require action and that action is going to have to happen soon.”

Senate Dems share new climate report disappointing green groups and climate...

“The report fails to address the vital need to end the extraction, processing, and burning of fossil fuels, and instead sees a future for fossil fuels tied to the false promise of carbon capture.”

Feeling the consequences of Trump’s rotten presidency, first hand

Trump’s malfeasance is now more palpable than his fearmongering. The personal is political.

Greenland lost an unprecedented amount of ice in 2019, study finds

“If we reduce CO2, we will reduce Arctic warming and we will therefore also reduce the sea level rise contribution from the Greenland ice sheet.”

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“But I didn’t know!”

A second Trump presidency will unleash extremists' to target specific politicians and activists, just as any terrorist regime does.

Cooperation Jackson’s food sovereignty initiatives help with sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community...

“It’s a beautiful thing to be able to feed your community, especially in a food desert.”

US suffered almost 300,000 excess deaths during coronavirus pandemic, CDC reports

They found that excess deaths have occurred every week in the U.S. since March, peaking in the weeks ending April 11 and August 8.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

The US spends more than $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.3 million people

"With movements calling for defunding and divesting, people are finally talking about spending and raising the heat on the thousands of corporations that profit off the millions of people we lock up."