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As Biden embraces more ambitious climate plan, fossil fuel execs donating to Trump with greater zeal than 2016

With presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s climate platform becoming increasingly ambitious thanks to nonstop grassroots pressure, fossil fuel executives and lobbyists are pouring money into the coffers of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign in the hopes of keeping an outspoken and dedicated ally of dirty energy in the White House. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams The Houston Chronicle reported Monday that […]

August 4th

ourVoices podcast: Tom Steyer evaluates Joe Biden’s new climate plan

This week’s guest on ourVoices is the billionaire philanthropist and environmental activist Tom Steyer. The former presidential candidate discusses the future of the environmental justice movement in the US. By Open Democracy Since leaving the corporate sector, Steyer has pursued an active political career. In 2013, he launched the nonprofit organization NextGen America, which mobilizes young […]

July 29th

Disinformation campaigns are murky blends of truth, lies and sincere beliefs – lessons from the coronavirus pandemi

The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned an infodemic, a vast and complicated mix of information, misinformation and disinformation. In this environment, false narratives – the virus was “planned,” that it originated as a bioweapon, that COVID-19 symptoms are caused by 5G wireless communications technology – have spread like wildfire across social media and other communication platforms. […]

July 28th

Election 2020: The next election is about the next 10,000 years

The upcoming election looks to be an apocalyptic turning point for our democracy—and our planet. In Turnout! Mobilizing Voters in an Emergency, political visionaries and movement leaders such as Bill McKibben define the urgency of this moment and provide a manual for turning out voters in an age of extreme inequality, climate change, and pandemic. By […]

July 28th

Watch live: DNC marks up the draft Election 2020 Democratic Platform

Hey folk, @TheDemocrats are marking up the draft 2020 platform right now. I found out because I happened to check the DNC Youtube channel, not because anyone told me. By RL Miller Meantime, I delivered 5000 signatures to @MDeatrick of @DNCClimate  and @VarshPrakash of @sunrisemvmt showing public support to #FixDNCPlatform – restore science, bolder goals for renewable energy, more. https://bit.ly/2OTm9jf […]

July 27th

Election 2020: Four more years of Donald Trump could delay global emissions cuts by 10 years

Donald Trump’s decision to step back from international climate action pushes any prospect of hitting global emissions targets to “near zero”. Modelling suggests there are only very limited circumstances where the Paris Agreement’s warming limit of 2C is met – and a US departure from the landmark 2015 deal restricts those options further for every term […]

July 24th

Amid disappointment over party’s draft platform, 25,000+ people urge DNC to adopt climate panel’s ambitious policies

As climate experts and advocates on Thursday continued to criticize Democratic Party officials’ draft 2020 platform, the Democratic National Committee’s Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis delivered petitions with over 25,000 signatures urging the DNC to incorporate the panel’s bold policy recommendations. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The council, which launched in February after months of […]

July 24th

115+ groups unveil transformational actions for next President to kick off climate justice agenda from day one

The national think tank Demos and 115 progressive organizations on Wednesday unveiled the Frontlines Climate Justice Executive Action Platform, which urges the next president of the United States to urgently take steps that “address continuing disparities, establish greater accountability for a just transition, and lay groundwork for systemic changes needed to end fossil fuel dependency and […]

July 23rd

Election 2020: The GOP wants you to fear China and love big (American) oil and fracking

A month ago, Abby Smith at the Washington Examiner warned that Republicans were rolling out a new propaganda plank: attacking China on critical minerals – like lithium and cobalt – that are key components of battery and clean energy technologies. The fact that these are also essential ingredients to basically all advanced technology(phones, computers, etc) is generally […]