Climate Change

08/08/19
Author: 
Michael P. Theroux and Laura M. Gill Bennett Jones LLP

August 6 2019

On July 11, 2019, Quebec's Superior Court rejected a class action lawsuit seeking federal action relating to climate change. The Court found that the questions raised by the plaintiff, Environnement Jeunesse, were justiciable but that a class action was not the right vehicle.

07/08/19
Author: 
Aviva Chomsky
Despite challenges from parts of both the labor and the environmental movements, which its sponsors had undoubtedly hoped would be among its strongest supporters, Markey and Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal resolution has gone a remarkably long way toward putting a genuine discussion of what an effective and just climate policy might look like in the public arena for the first time. (Photo: Emelia Gold)

This article contains some rare information and analysis about U.S. unions' positions on the Green New Deal and the climate disruption crisis in general.

Published onTuesday, August 06, 2019 by TomDispatch

06/08/19
Author: 
Pip Hinman
A Stop Adani protest in Brisbane. Only system change will bring a safe climate. Photo: Alex Bainbridge

August 2, 2019

We live in a dystopian age. Governments have known since at least the mid-’90s about the potentially devastating impact of human-induced climate change. But for the most part they have either disputed and denied this, or pretended to be responding to scientists’ findings.

Despite overwhelming evidence that the world has already passed certain tipping points, setting off large and unpredictable changes in the climate, why are governments still refusing to act on the scale and pace required? 

06/08/19
Author: 
Joëlle Gergis
Sitting on a limb to cut it!  - climate science

AUGUST 2019

06/08/19
Author: 
Chelsea Harvey
Meltwater ponds atop the ice in northwest Greenland on July 30 near the edge of the ice sheet. While summer melt along the periphery of the ice sheet is typical, melting that day covered a much higher area than usual because of a heat wave. Credit: NASA

A major heat wave pushed melting into areas of the ice sheet that normally stay frozen year-round

Greenland is in the midst of one of its strongest melting events on record, as a major heat wave—the same one that scorched much of Europe last month—grips the Arctic.

02/08/19
Author: 
John Feffer
[This is a very interesting article. But you have to persist to get to the part about the GND. - Gene McGuckin]

July 31, 2019

SOURCE Tom Dispatch

02/08/19
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Oil burning - US Marine Corps photo by Pfc Marie Rose Xenikakes (Wikipedia)
July 31st 2019
 

Despite decades of promises to prevent a climate crisis, the primary cause of it — global fossil fuel burning — continues to increase rapidly. Last year's record-breaking burn was a doozy.

That's according to data in the latest "BP Statistical Review of World Energy."

01/08/19
Author: 
Geoff Dembicki
Iron & Earth founder Liam Hildebrand holds a photo of himself standing by a log cabin in the woods. His message: ‘There are two major parts to who I am, the steelworker who is also passionate about the environment.’ Photo from Iron & Earth.

July 31, 2019

‘Tens of thousands’ of people would be put to work immediately in high-skill jobs, say advocates.

What will a transition away from oil and gas mean for workers in Alberta?

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