Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: climate justice

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.

IPCC report calls out ‘vested interests’ delaying climate action

The report also pointed the finger at journalists for providing false balance to “contrarian” voices in their coverage of the issue.

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.