Climate Change

30/07/19
Author: 
Ruth Milka
Image Credit: Corey Torpie/Courtesy of the Ocasio-Cortez Campaign

July 30, 2019

"Climate change represents not only the greatest threat to our species, but one of our greatest economic opportunities."

Senator and presidential-hopeful Kamala Harris and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have partnered to propose a bill that would target communities that are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

The Climate Equity Act would “ensure that the United States government makes communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis the foundation of policy related to climate and the environment.”

29/07/19
Author: 
Nature

 24 July 2019

The end of pre-industrial climate — the baseline for assessing the extent of human-induced warming today — is not easy to pinpoint in time. Regardless, the past decades stand out from two millennia of climate fluctuations.

25/07/19
Author: 
Sandra Lindberg
US Mexico border crossing apprehension

July 11, 2019

“Not everyone is coming to the future,

Not everyone is learning from the past.”

                        Madonna & Quavo

23/07/19
Author: 
Ben Ehrenreich

The alternative is the death of millions and a world fractured by nationalism.

23/07/19
Author: 
Derrick O'Keefe
Huge swathes of the Arctic on fire, satellite images show

The Arctic's on fire and it’s about time our media started focusing on what’s really important

The Arctic is on fire.

Newly released satellite images reveal “unprecedented” destruction from massive wildfires in Siberia, Alaska, and Greenland, reported The Independent today:

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

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