Small climate changes can have devastating local consequences – it happened in the Little Ice Age

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In recent weeks, catastrophic floods overwhelmed towns in Germany and the Netherlands, inundated subway tunnels in China, swept through northwestern Africa and triggered deadly landslides in India and Japan. Heat and drought fanned wildfires in the North American West and Siberia, contributed to water shortages in Iran, and worsened famines in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. […]

As climate emergency batters the world, scientists meet to finalize key report ahead of COP26

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Amid an ongoing wave of extreme weather disasters and ahead of a major United Nations climate conference this fall, top scientists from nearly 200 countries began meeting Monday to finalize a landmark report detailing how the fossil fuel-driven climate emergency is already wreaking havoc around the globe and what society must do to avert its most catastrophic consequences. By Kenny Stancil […]

Voting right ARE environmental rights: What does the recent SCOTUS decision mean?

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On July 13, President Joe Biden championed his support for the For The People Act, potentially the most significant voting rights legislation since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The Philadelphia speech was a response to the court’s decision made public just two weeks prior. Justice Samuel Alito authored the 6-3 decision in Brnovich v. Democratic […]

Steven Donziger (who helped Amazon natives beat Chevron in court) CONVICTED by Chevron-owned court in NY

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Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger said Monday that he is a victim of an “obvious travesty of justice” and vowed to appeal after a judge found him guilty on six counts of criminal contempt of court. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams The ruling by U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska marks the latest development in a case that stems […]

In denying it’s an Exxon shadow group, Heartland proves it’s an Exxon shadow group

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As you may have (hopefully!) heard, recently some Greenpeace investigators posed as Middle Eastern oil interests and tricked an ExxonMobil lobbyist into spilling some of the company’s (open) secrets about its climate lobbying. In a recent interview at Slate, one of the Greenpeace investigators Lawrence Carter told Mary Harris the Heartland Institute was one of the shadowy groups […]

Coral reef scientists raise alarm as climate change decimates ocean ecosystems vital to fish and humans

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The Chagos Archipelago is one of the most remote, seemingly idyllic places on Earth. Coconut-covered sandy beaches with incredible bird life rim tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles from any continent. Just below the waves, coral reefs stretch for miles along an underwater mountain chain. By Sam Purkis, University of Miami The […]

Are we prepared for Pandora’s Box of climate catastrophes?

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Will this be the summer we all remember what we were doing? A monstrous landslide after record rainfall in Japan left fifteen dead and dozens missing. Biblical flooding in Germany has caused hundreds of deaths with many more unaccounted for. More than a million acres of the west coast of North America are on fire after temperatures soared to 122°F (49.9°C). Will […]

Action: Tell your representatives we want a carbon price in the budget bill!

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Earlier this month, Senate Democrats rolled out a $3.5 trillion resolution to begin the budget reconciliation process. The New York Times reports that “tackling the warming of the planet” is one of the goals of the budget. In other words, our Senators are, right now, deciding what to do about climate change. What does that […]

As wildfires burn out of control, Oregon Governor says “climate change is here”. Time for action!

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With the massive Bootleg Fire less than half contained and having burned nearly 409,000 acres in Oregon, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown appeared on CNN Sunday to discuss current conditions in her state, the climate emergency, and what the future may look like across the U.S. West. “The harsh reality is that we’re going to see more of these wildfires,” Brown told host […]

Ad company that bills itself as the solution to online toxicity still places ads on toxic sites

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One of the ways that people have found to hold hateful publishers of disinformation accountable is to hit their wallets through ad boycotts. Breitbart, for example, lost all its major advertisers after Sleeping Giants organized a campaign to pressure mainstream companies to boycott the website that laundered white supremacy into the news. By Climate Denier […]

Community members unite to stop SoCalGas from its polluting facility in Ventura

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More than 250 frontline community members and elected officials from across California rallied in Ventura — the fastest warming county in the US, according to rally organizers —  to demand action from California Governor Gavin Newsom on fossil fuels. By Dan Bacher The rally took place at the site of a gas compressor station SoCalGas, a subsidiary […]

Is climate change to blame for the recent weather disasters? 2 things you need to understand

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Summer isn’t even half over, and we’ve seen heat waves in the Pacific Northwest and Canada with temperatures that would make news in Death Valley, enormous fires that have sent smoke across North America, and lethal floods of biblical proportions in Germany and China. Scientists have warned for over 50 years about increases in extreme […]

Sunrise Movement launches Green New Deal jobs website to celebrate future of climate-friendly work

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Amid a sustained push for the inclusion of a Civilian Climate Corps in federal infrastructure legislation, the Sunrise Movement on Monday rolled out a new tool showcasing the potential for over 15 million jobs that simultaneously tackle economic inequality and the climate crisis. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams  The Green New Careers website visualizes what could be possible based on the investment […]

Klamath Water Protectors youth camp and summer projects blend water advocacy and tribal traditions

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This week Klamath River, Hoopa Valley and North Coast Tribal youth and their families gathered in Klamath, California to tour in Yurok traditional canoes and to learn about Yurok canoe culture, the Klamath dam removal processes and how they as youth can advocate for the river. (Photo courtesy of Blue Lake Rancheria) By Dan Bacher […]

Tokyo Olympics: what are the limits of human performance? Podcast

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Are there limits to how much faster, higher or stronger an athlete can get? In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we talk to researchers in biomechanics, sports technology and psychology, to find out. And we hear about what happened at the troubled 1920 Antwerp Olympics, held in the wake of the first world […]