Ecology/Environment

26/08/19
Author: 
Telesur  
T-shirt with an image of President Jair Bolsanaro at a demonstration in Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 23, 2019. | Photo: Reuters
        24 August 2019

President Bolsonaro's whimsical explanations of the fires did not convince those living in the wealthy neighborhoods.

[See short videos at link]

25/08/19
Author: 
The Sunday Edition CBC

[Editor: A frightening account of the effects of climate change right now in India and the political, economic and social background to the suffering of people from climate change there.] 

Listen at link here 26/37

Aug 23, 2019

22/08/19
Author: 
Angela Barnes with Reuters
Darkness in Sao Paolo in middle of the afternoon. REUTERS-Barnes, Angela

 22/08/2019

[See incredible video here.]

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, according to research carried out by Brazil’s space research centre (INPE).

It cites 72,843 fires, marking an increase of 83% compared to 2018 — the highest since records began in 2013.

22/08/19
Author: 
Angela Barnes with Reuters

 22/08/2019

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, according to research carried out by Brazil’s space research centre (INPE).

It cites 72,843 fires, marking an increase of 83% compared to 2018 — the highest since records began in 2013.

15/08/19
Author: 
Peter McCartney
B.C. Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Parliament Hill in 2018. File Photo by Andrew Meade

August 13th 2019

When I told people I was heading to northeastern British Columbia to check out fracking sites, the most common response was: “We do that here?”

Few southerners have any idea what goes on in the Peace region, and even fewer will ever see it for themselves. For all the hype about liquefied natural gas (LNG) the last few years, not many of us seem to know where it all comes from.

01/08/19
Author: 
Cecile Favron, Peak Associate
Burnaby Mountain tank farm - Image courtesy of Burnaby Now

July 30, 2019

How prepared is SFU when faced with complications at the tank farm?

After Angela Brooks-Wilson became a professor at Simon Fraser University, her family relocated to a neighbourhood just minutes from campus at the base of Burnaby Mountain. It was supposed to be the house that she and her husband would live in for the rest of their careers and into retirement.

30/07/19
Author: 
Novara Media

This morning Reclaim The Power activists marched through the City of London and occupied a power station site as part of an ongoing week of action linking up climate justice and migrants’ rights campaigns.

See video here: https://www.facebook.com/novaramedia/videos/631421404046214/?t=22

04/07/19
Author: 
Bolivia delegation at the UN

 

We should live in a simple way for others to be able to live as well.
Mahatma Gandhi

He who is richer is not who has more, but who needs less.
Zapotec saying, Oaxaca, Mexico

2010 - We suffer the severe effects of climate change, of the energy, food and financial crises. This is not the product of human beings in general, but of the existing inhuman capitalist system, with its unlimited industrial development. It is brought about by minority groups who control world power, concentrating wealth and power on themselves alone.

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