Archive for the 'Global Warming/Climate Change' Category

ISSUES FOR YOUR TOP-OF-MIND AWARENESS…

February 6th, 2016

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

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 […]

2015 THE HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD…

October 24th, 2015

Last week I finished an essay written as a guest column for my local free weekly: The North Royalton Post. No word yet whether or not The Post will publish the essay, but after reading Jon Queally’s ‘Never Seen Anything Like This Before’ as 2015 Set to Be Hottest Year on Record for Common Dreams, […]

THE RUN-UP TO THE PARIS CLIMATE SUMMIT…

October 23rd, 2015

The Guardian emails: Dear Jeff, When the Guardian launched phase II of Keep it in the Ground we promised to keep you abreast of all the key moves ahead of the Paris climate summit in December. To recap, the summit is the latest in the annual round of meetings (Conferences of the Parties in UN […]

NAOMI KLEIN ON THE GREAT TRANSITION, PART II…

October 21st, 2015

We will need comprehensive policies and programs that make low-carbon choices easy and convenient for everyone. Most of all, these policies need to be fair, so that the people already struggling to cover the basics are not being asked to make additional sacrifice to offset the excess consumption of the rich. That means cheap public […]

EXXON MOBIL A FRAUD…? YA THINK…?

October 20th, 2015

Not all the episodes of Mystery in the history of Public Broadcasting could ever wash away the stink from a pathologically destructive company like Exxon Mobile. For years I have offered $100 to anyone who could point me to a scientific paper, published in a juried publication, by authors not in the employ of, or […]

THIS SCARES THE BEJESUS OUT OF BILLIONAIRES…

October 19th, 2015

This is a message that I have done my best to repeat for most of my life: if you want to save the planet, don’t recycle, don’t reuse, feckin’ reduce the amount of crap you buy. Naomi Klein phrases the sentiment much better. Deep emission cuts in the wealthy nations have to start immediately. That […]

NAOMI KLEIN ON THE GREAT TRANSITION

October 18th, 2015

Changing the earth’s climate in ways that will be chaotic and disastrous is easier to accept than the prospect of changing the fundamental, growth-based, profit-seeking logic of capitalism. The rest of us are going to have to quickly figure out how to turn “managed degrowth” into something that looks a lot less like the Great […]

NAOMI KLEIN ON FETISHISING OUR GDP GROWTH…

October 17th, 2015

Now, I realize that this can all send apocalyptic—as if reducing emissions requires economic crises that result in mass suffering. But that seems so only because we have an economic system that fetishizes GDP growth above all else, regardless of the human or ecological consequences, while failing to place value on those things that most […]

WHICH COUNTRIES ARE DOING THE MOST…?

October 16th, 2015

The Guardian emails: Dear Jeff, UN climate change talks are now less than 7 weeks away: so which countries are promising to do most to curb climate change? In November, nearly 200 countries will meet in Paris to agree a new climate deal. A data crunch we launched today through Keep it in the Ground […]

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