Climate Change

31/05/20
Author: 
Extinction Rebellion UK
Joel - arrested for protesting
The government failed the public in preparing for Covid-19, and is failing to prepare for the climate and ecological crisis.

Now is the time in human history that we must combine our skills, knowledge and wisdom. The government must prioritise people and planet, so we can #decidetogether how [we] should move on so that the future is better.

30/05/20
Author: 
Jon Milton
Eaton Centre, March 19, 2020, Photo - Sean Marshall

MAY 27, 2020

Strengthening the care economy, expanding the public sector, and a Green New Deal are vital in the wake of COVID-19

A good reflex to have, if we’re critical of reopening the economy in the same way as it was before, is to use the term ‘reconstruction’ rather than ‘recovery,’” says Guillaume Hébert.

“That choice of terms is, itself, a political choice.”

27/05/20
Author: 
Sharon Zhang
Construction workers wear protective face masks in the streets of Bushwick, New York, on May 19, 2020.

May 25, 2020

A study published in Nature Climate Change recently found that, in early April, daily global carbon dioxide emissions decreased by 17 percent compared to the 2019 mean levels. Because of shelter-in-place rules and businesses being closed, people have been driving and flying less, leading to lower emissions.

22/05/20
Author: 
Claire O’Manique
Parliament & the Planet - Mike Gifford

May 20, 2020

This crisis has reinforced what we already know — our current economic system is leading us down a path of destruction

Economists are cautioning that the Canadian economy has entered one of the deepest recessions in our history. Our country is not alone in this. The impact of COVID-19 has put the global economy on track for a “new Great Depression.”

20/05/20
Author: 
Yves Engler
Hi friends, below is an open letter calling on countries to vote no to Canada's UN Security Council bid.
20/05/20
Author: 
Jonathan Watts
Snow algae on Anchorage Island in Antarctica. Photograph: Dr Matt Davey/University of Cambridge/SAMS/AFP via Getty Images

May 20, 2020

Researchers map ‘beginning of new ecosystem’ as algae bloom across surface of melting snow [Not The Green We Had In Mind!]

Scientists have created the first large-scale map of microscopic algae on the Antarctic peninsula as they bloom across the surface of the melting snow, tinting the surface green and potentially creating a source of nutrition for other species.

19/05/20
Author: 
Asbjørn Wahl
Trucks en route

May 14,2020 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal reposted from Socialist Project — The transport sector represents one of the most serious challenges when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, which are increasing faster than from any other sector in society – and at an ever-increasing pace (over 120 per cent globally over the last 30 years – and still increasing in all parts of the world).

18/05/20
Author: 
Arundhati Roy
Corona Virus - India

APRIL 3 2020

The novelist on how coronavirus threatens India — and what the country, and the world, should do next 


Who can use the term “gone viral” now without shuddering a little? Who can look at anything any more — a door handle, a cardboard carton, a bag of vegetables — without imagining it swarming with those unseeable, undead, unliving blobs dotted with suction pads waiting to fasten themselves on to our lungs?

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