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16/11/18
Author: 
Kimberley Brown
Alexandra was one of about 80 indigenous protesters who set out from their native lands on November 3 and marched to Quito [Kimberley Brown/Al Jazeera]

  14 Nov 2018

Indigenous groups call on government to halt development projects in Amazon, saying they threaten food, land and water.

Quito, Ecuador - More than 1,500 indigenous protesters had a clear message as they march through Ecuador's capital Quito on Wednesday: Stop mining on, or near, indigenous territory.

14/11/18
Author: 
Carol Dansereau
Beach

Let me tell you about why I woke up crying today. It has to do with just how close we are to full-blown climate disaster. I was thinking about children who are already experiencing the horrible consequences of global warming, and I was thinking about particular children I love and what’s in store for them. Most of all, I was thinking about the unthinkable: that we are on the verge of ensuring that most, if not all, life on Earth will be snuffed out.

09/11/18
Author: 
Insurance Journal 
typhoon
November 8, 2018
 
October was a deadly and costly month due to natural catastrophes, with the the U.S. and Europe being hit particularly hard, according to Aon’s Impact Forecasting.

Total U.S. economic losses from October’s Hurricane Michael – including physical damage and net loss business interruption – was forecast to exceed $15 billion, with public and private insurers likely to incur payouts of at least $8 billion.

05/11/18
Author: 
Arthur Neslen
 Most of Spain’s coalmines will be closed as the Pozo La Muerte in Pumarabule was in 2005. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Agreement with unions includes early retirement for miners, re-skilling and environmental restoration

Oct. 26, 2018

Spain is to shut down most of its coalmines by the end of the year after government and unions struck a deal that will mean €250m (£221m) will be invested in mining regions over the next decade.

03/11/18
Author: 
Linda Schneider

“If, as history shows, fantasies of weather and climate control have chiefly served commercial and military interests, why should we expect the future to be different?”
—James Fleming, Fixing the Sky1

02/11/18
Author: 
Damian Carrington
Cattle in the Amazon rainforest.  Photograph: Michael Nichols/National Geographic/Getty Images

30 Oct 2018

The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists

[See graphs at link]

Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation.

02/11/18
Author: 
Andrea Germanos

Oct 31, 2018 - The Oakland city council passed resolution Tuesday endorsing declaration of a climate emergency and calling for just transition.

02/11/18
Author: 
Andrea Germanos
Activists gathered under the banner Extinction Rebellion in London on Wednesday to issue their Declaration of Rebellion against the U.K. government's climate inaction. (Photo: Extinction Rebellion)

"We have a right and duty to rebel in the face of this tyranny of idiocy—in the face of this planned collective suicide."

02/11/18
Author: 
Common Dreams staff
"We thought that we got away with not a lot of warming in both the ocean and the atmosphere for the amount of CO2 that we emitted. But we were wrong," Laure Resplandy, a geoscientist at Princeton University who led the new study, told the Washington Post. (Photo: Timo Newton-Syms/Flickr/cc)

"The planet warmed more than we thought. It was hidden from us just because we didn't sample it right. But it was there. It was in the ocean already."

02/11/18
Author: 
Common Dreams staff
"We thought that we got away with not a lot of warming in both the ocean and the atmosphere for the amount of CO2 that we emitted. But we were wrong," Laure Resplandy, a geoscientist at Princeton University who led the new study, told the Washington Post. (Photo: Timo Newton-Syms/Flickr/cc)
[Editor: As expected the UN's IPCC report was too optimistic.]
 
October 31, 2018
"The planet warmed more than we thought. It was hidden from us just because we didn't sample it right. But it was there. It was in the ocean already."
 

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