Friday, May 20, 2022

Tag: climate justice

New report details fracking’s ‘widespread and severe harm’ to health and...

"From a public health perspective and a climate perspective, stopping fracking is imperative."

Climate activist dies after setting himself on fire on Earth Day

“Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result – my early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”

Climate inaction could cost the U.S. $2 trillion per year, study...

“Investments to confront the climate crisis will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, drive down clean energy prices, make our Nation more resilient, present new opportunities for American innovation and well-paying jobs, provide benefits to historically underserved communities, and work to protect against the long-term fiscal risks identified in the new Budget analyses released today.”

‘Climate revolution’: Scientists launch global Civil disobedience campaign

"Scientist Rebellion will be on the streets between April 4th and 9th, acting like our house is on fire," said organizers. "Because it is."

The urgent need for climate action

So let us act with urgency, for the sake of future generations, and for the sake of our beautiful planet.

‘Radical action’ needed to reach global climate goals, renewable energy agency...

“The current crisis shows that we must accelerate, not slow, the renewable energy transition. This is the only true path to energy security.”

Youth strikes worldwide demand climate action that centers ‘people not profit’

"The current system is widening the inequality gap—it has no place in our society."

‘Addiction to fossil fuels is mutually assured destruction,’ warns UN chief

"Instead of hitting the brakes on the decarbonization of the global economy" amid Russia's war on Ukraine, "now is the time to put the pedal to the metal towards a renewable energy future," said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.

How to get past despair to powerful action on climate change

The evidence is clear that people are changing the climate dramatically. But human actions can also affect the climate for the better.

Healthcare workers call on hospitals and medical institutions to divest from...

The global fossil fuel divestment campaign continues to grow, but the healthcare sector has thus far refrained from large-scale divestment. A coalition of health professionals wants to change that.

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Looks like another ‘bad blue’ just bit the dust

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

Former Minneapolis cop pleads guilty to manslaughter during George Floyd arrest

“His acknowledgment he did something wrong is an important step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation."

New research could lead to solar panels that work at night

“We do not yet have the miracle material that will make the thermoradiative diode an everyday reality, but we made a proof of principle and are eager to see how much we can improve on this result in the coming years.”

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

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

How America can stop violence against health care workers

“The severity seems to keep going up. It doesn’t go down.”