Climate Change

14/08/18
Author: 
Casey Williams

15-19 minutes


LAST SEPTEMBER, as record-breaking hurricanes thrashed the Caribbean and southeastern US, the white nationalist magazine American Renaissance asked its readers a question: “What does it mean for whites if climate change is real?”

14/08/18
Author: 
John Bellamy Foster

This interview of Foster by Jonas Elvander for Flamman (The Flame) addresses a wide variety of issues, including the roots of Marxian ecology, the nature of ecosocialism, the global ecological crisis, the question of green capitalism, the relation of ecosocialism to indigenous struggles, and the bases of ecological hope. It was conducted over a number of days in late July and early August 2018It was translated into Swedish and published in an abridged form in Flamman on August 9.

12/08/18
Author: 
Alleen Brown, Will Parrish
Top photo: An Indigenous man raises his drum as he and others sing during a protest against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 29, 2018.

IN BRITISH COLUMBIA’S southern interior, on unceded land of the Secwepemc Nation, Kanahus Manuel stands alongside a 7-by-12-foot “tiny house” mounted on a trailer. Her uncle screws a two-by-four into a floor panel while her brother-in-law paints a mural on the exterior walls depicting a moose, birds, forests, and rivers — images of the terrain through which the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will pass, if it can get through the Tiny House Warriors’ roving blockade.

12/08/18
Author: 
Michael Bastasch

Environmentalists are using the wildfires raging across northern California to push the governor and state lawmakers to ban oil and natural gas drilling, fight Trump administration regulatory rollbacks and mandate the use of more green energy.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the most prominent activist groups, tweeted Thursday the record-breaking Carr Fire should convince California “to double down on our convictions on climate” and “fight” the Trump administration rolling back greenhouse gas rules for cars.

 

12/08/18
Author: 
Michael Franklin
Published Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:39PM MDT 
Last Updated Saturday, August 11, 2018 6:28PM MDT
 
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A special air quality statement is in effect for Calgary and surrounding areas because of a thick blanket of smoke coming from several nearby wildfires.

Environment Canada predicted the Air Quality Health Index to reach a very high risk, or 10+, on Saturday.

12/08/18
Author: 
Ian Angus
earth hot zones
August 12, 2018

“The Earth System may be approaching a planetary threshold that could lock in a continuing rapid pathway toward much hotter conditions. … Incremental linear changes to the present socioeconomic system are not enough to stabilize the Earth System." 

Can the global climate be stabilized before runaway change creates conditions that are too hot for human civilization and deadly for most species?

11/08/18
Author: 
Eric Holthaus
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Deskcollaboration.
11/08/18
Author: 
Ainslie Cruickshank

Aug. 9, 2018

VANCOUVER—The Union of BC Indian Chiefs says it’s “frustrated” and “outraged” that the estimated cost to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is going up while the effects of climate change are being witnessed around the world.

11/08/18

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – August 9, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is frustrated and outraged with the $1.9 billion increase in estimated construction costs for the planned Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project released by Kinder Morgan yesterday.

08/08/18
Author: 
Justin Mikulka
Main image: Portland, Oregon's Marine Drive looking north to Hayden Island. Credit: Washington State Department of Transportation, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

August 3, 2018

In a big win for the City of Portland, Oregon, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued a ruling that the city had not violated the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause by voting to ban any new fossil fuel terminals within its borders.

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