Archive for the 'Global Warming/Climate Change' Category

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

April 29th, 2016

End Racism in America… Stop Global Warming… Free Raif Badawi…

BLAH, BLAH, RECORD TEMPERATURES, BLAH, BLAH…

April 16th, 2016

That’s the way the drumbeat of record temperatures has come to feel, but the drummer can be made to stumble and, in time, Sarah Palin and her ilk notwithstanding, fall silent. Damian Carrington, reporting in March temperature smashes 100-year global record for The Guardian, writes:The global temperature in March has shattered a century-long record and […]

GLOBAL MURDER FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY…

April 14th, 2016

In 19687 I was a geeky 8th grader with special science privileges at a rural school in rural Southeastern Ohio. I and my friends spent long days outside and in the surrounding woodlands of Warren Township. We got to see up close and personal some of the air and water pollution that came from the […]

MAY ACTION TO BREAK FREE FROM FOSSIL FUELS…

April 9th, 2016

Matt Leonard emails: Friends, In 2016, the fossil fuel industry faces an existential crisis. Every country in the world has now agreed to tackle the issue of climate change, historically low prices have sent the industry into a financial tailspin, and two consecutive years of record global temperatures have galvanized support for climate action. There […]

WHEN HILLARY LIES DOWN WITH DOGS…

April 8th, 2016

…she gets fleas, and try as she might, Hillary Clinton can’t pick off all the huge, blood-sucking fleas from the fossil fuels industry that’s she acquired during her political life. Naomi Klein, writing in We’re out of time on climate change. And Hillary Clinton helped get us here elaborates: There aren’t a lot of certainties […]

JUST WHAT, EXACTLY, IS HILLARY SO SICK ABOUT…?

April 1st, 2016

My take is that she’s sick of liberals/progressives who keep asking embarrassing questions and won’t shut the fuck up so that the Democratic National Committee can anoint her President of the United States of America. Well, we’re going to keep asking those questions until she starts acting like she wants to represent We The People […]

NATURAL GAS PROVES TO BE A NATURAL DISASTER…

March 24th, 2016

Jokes about cattle burping and farting greenhouse gases notwithstanding, a study published in Geophysical Research Letters titled A large increase in U.S. methane emissions over the past decade inferred from satellite data and surface observations shows a far more dangerous source: methane leaks from fracking. The paper’s abstract warns: The global burden of atmospheric methane […]

FEBRUARY TEMPS TAKE GREAT LEAP UPWARD…

March 14th, 2016

Michael Slezak, in February breaks global temperature records by ‘shocking’ amount for The Guardian, writes: Global temperatures in February smashed previous monthly records by an unprecedented amount, according to Nasa data, sparking warnings of a climate emergency. The result was “a true shocker, and yet another reminder of the incessant long-term rise in global temperature […]

ENERGY COMPANIES TELL LIES, LIES & MORE LIES…

February 24th, 2016

Big energy, in the guise of the American Petroleum Institute, is reeling from the revelations of Exxon’s Global Warming cover-up and the shutting down of the disastrous Keystone Pipeline, has gone back to the duplicitous Vote4Energy commercials in the desperate move to convince American voters that we can drill our way to cheaper energy and […]

TIME NOW TO BREAK FREE FROM FOSSIL FUELS…

January 23rd, 2016

Will Bates of 350.org writes: Dear friend, It’s official: this week NASA confirmed that 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded. And it’s not just warmer weather that people have been feeling. The impacts of a climate being cooked by a reckless fossil fuel industry are being felt right around the world. From devastating flooding […]

2015 WAS THE HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD…

January 21st, 2016

Damian Carrington, writing in 2015 smashes record for hottest year, final figures confirm for The Guardian ledes: 2015 smashed the record for the hottest year since reporting began in 1850, according to the first full-year figures from the world’s three principal temperature estimates. Data released on Wednesday by the UK Met Office shows the average […]

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTS BEGIN…

November 29th, 2015

The Guardian emails: Dear Jeff, With the crucial UN climate summit in Paris beginning on Monday, I wanted to give you a heads up about what you can expect from Guardian reporters and editors over the next two weeks. We will have a team of reporters inside the Paris talks cutting through the spin and […]

THIS IS HOW ISIS KEEPS WINNING…

November 20th, 2015

Two stories showed up in my inbox this morning highlighting once again how those in power use the latest boogieman to scare the bejesus out of the sheep that pass for masses of citizens of the United States (and the rest of the free world). First, an email from Payal Parekh at 350.org: Friends, Yesterday, […]

DECROISSANCE, MINIMALISM FOR A SMALL PLANET…

November 16th, 2015

A great deal of thought in recent years has gone into how reducing our use of material resources could be managed in ways that actually improve quality of life overall—what the French call selective degrowth. [In French, decroissance has the double meaning of challenging both growth, croissance, and croire, to believe—invoking the idea of choosing […]

AS THE WORLD BRACES FOR THE PARIS SUMMIT…

November 13th, 2015

The Guardian emails: Dear Jeff, As the clocks count down until the doors of the landmark UN climate talks open in Paris, politicians, diplomats, civil society and even celebrities are starting to pull out the stops. Starting today, for 24 hours nine countries will participate in a round-the-clock broadcast on the climate crisis. Below the […]

HOW THE GUARDIAN WILL COVER PARIS…

November 11th, 2015

The Guardian emails: Dear Jeff, The crucial UN climate summit in Paris is now just three short weeks away. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the coverage the Guardian has planned for the coming weeks—with alterations and extras based on requests from readers and Keep it in the Ground supporters: We will give you […]

UNSTOPPABLE BILL NYE THE CLIMATE CHANGE GUY…

November 11th, 2015

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THIS IS HOW EXXON ROLLS…

November 8th, 2015

As Mark once famously told us, Exxon is Guilty! Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!! Exxon, however, is far from alone…

PLAYING CHICKEN WITH OUR ONLY PLANET…

November 7th, 2015

The essay below also appears today in the North Royalton edition of The Post. We cannot sanely burn the carbon reserves—oil, natural gas and coal—now on the corporate books. What is this bizarre reality where we waste hundreds of millions of dollars searching for more? One driven by greed so strong that the people responsible […]

WHERE NOT ENOUGH SUN ISN’T A PROBLEM…

November 7th, 2015

The Guardian emails: Dear Jeff, Guardian readers have asked us to report more often on stories of hope—and so we have turned to Africa. From Morocco to South Africa, we’ve covered some of the communities and governments who have turned to solar power – not just as a way to fight climate change, but to […]

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