Climate Change

16/07/19
Author: 
Kyla Mandel
SUN SETS ON THE BAO STEEL MILL IN BAOTOU, INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA. BAOTOU, A ONE-INDUSTRY TOWN, IS ALSO NOTORIOUS AS A BIG POLLUTER, MOSTLY FROM THE LARGE BAO STEEL FACTORY. (PHOTO CREDIT: RYAN PYLE/CORBIS VIA GETTY IMAGES)

CO2 in the atmosphere has reached unprecedented levels.

MAY 14, 2019

The concentration of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere reached an unprecedented level this month. Researchers at the fossil fuel giant Exxon saw it coming decades ago.

16/07/19
Author: 
David Gordon Koch
Catch and release cutthroat trout. Photo by Don Daniels

Jul. 10, 2019

Streamflows remain low despite rainfall

Despite rainy weather, ongoing drought conditions on the North Island may reduce trout and coho numbers as low streamflows leave fish stranded and higher water temperatures snuff out insects that provide them with food.

“It is fairly unusual for the North Island to be this dry,” said Jaroslaw Szczot, senior aquatic ecologist with the provincial Ministry of Forests. “I think the fires last year proved that.”

16/07/19
Author: 
Hans Baer

July 11, 2019

Hans Baer is the author of Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia. He originally contributed this essay to a recent online discussion on “The Climate Movement: What’s Next?” organized by the Great Transition Initiative

11/07/19
Author: 
CBC staff

Sean Holman gives the Canadian media a failing grade for their coverage of the climate crisis

08/07/19
Author: 
Richard Greeman
Paris tear-gasing - Source: Dernieres de Cordée.

July 8, 2019  •  

It was 42° C (108° F) in Montpellier, France, last week, and the French police were still teargassing peaceful demonstrators – whether Yellow Vests in Montpellier or ecologists in Paris protesting capitalist-generated Global Warming on the hottest day in French history!

06/07/19
Author: 
Don Pittis

Global investment of more than $1 trillion in planned LNG plants at risk

Employees work next to tanks for liquefied natural gas at a factory in Xian, China in June. China is a prime customer in a worldwide LNG expansion. (Reuters)
02/07/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
 June 29, 2019
 
The U.S. president reportedly worked to weaken G20 commitment to fighting climate crisis during summit in Osaka, Japan
 
 
02/07/19
Author: 
Peter Dockrill
(Andrew Davidson/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 4.0)

June 26, 2019

Global inaction on climate change is creating a catastrophic 'climate apartheid' in which human rights as we know them – especially those of the world's most vulnerable people – are themselves threatened with extinction, a United Nations (UN) official warns.

01/07/19
Author: 
Katie Mettler

July 1, 2019 - It’s summer in Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s most populous towns, which made what happened there over the weekend all the more surprising.

Sunday morning, residents woke to their roads, yards and even cars buried under more than three feet of icy slush from a freak hailstorm that had blanketed the city.

Category: 
30/06/19
Author: 
Andrea Germanos
Activists with Extinction Rebellion pepper-sprayed by police as they occupied the Sully Bridge in Paris on Friday. (Photo: Extinction Symbol/Screenshot/via Twitter)

"Watch this video and ask yourself," said Greta Thunberg, "who is defending who?"

French riot police tear-gassed climate protesters in Paris on Friday as the county sweltered under record heat.

Activists with Extinction Rebellion (XR) were occupying a bridge over the Seine to demand the French government declare a climate emergency and take necessary action to avert planetary catastrophe.

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