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05/07/20
Author: 
Paris Marx
Passengers wait to board a New York City subway train. Fabrizio Lonzini / Flickr

July 3, 20-20

For a century our cities have been transformed by the car industry, making way for drivers at the expense of cyclists and pedestrians. A renewed movement for urban public transport is pushing back. 

Review of James Wilt, Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?: Public Transit in the Age of Google, Uber, and Elon Musk (Between the Lines, 2020)

29/06/20
Author: 
Ian Angus
A rally for climate action in Sydney on February 22. Photo: Zebedee Parkes

June 22, 2020

Five studies, all published in the past six weeks, indicate that global heating is intensifying more rapidly than expected, giving increased urgency to our common cause.

1. Climate sensitivity measures how much global temperatures will rise for a given increase on atmospheric carbon dioxide. Getting it right is essential for predicting how hot it is going to get.

20/06/20
Author: 
Marco Lambertini, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema and Maria Neira
Deforestation in the Amazon jungle, Brazil, 2019. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters
17 June 2020

The world must embrace a recovery that involves sustainable farming and clean energy. Anything else is a false economy

12/06/20
Author: 
Joyce Nelson

June 12, 2020 - In his June 9 piece for Counterpunch, entitled “Big Green Meltdown Over Planet of the Humans,” Josh Schlossberg revealed the extent to which he was “shunned, censored, slandered and blacklisted” by many environmentalists because of his criticism of biomass energy a decade ago. He relates that experience to what has been happening currently with Big Green attacks on the documentary Planet of the Humans, and he states: “Anyway, my story is just another example of what happens when you bring up topics that aren’t rubber stamped by the mainstream Greens.

29/05/20
Author: 
C&C Climate Voices - Tzeporah Berman and Mark Campanale
Illustration by Wenting Li.

May 28, 2020

It’s time for governments to work together to end the reign of fossil fuels

22/05/20
Author: 
Claire O’Manique
Parliament & the Planet - Mike Gifford

May 20, 2020

This crisis has reinforced what we already know — our current economic system is leading us down a path of destruction

Economists are cautioning that the Canadian economy has entered one of the deepest recessions in our history. Our country is not alone in this. The impact of COVID-19 has put the global economy on track for a “new Great Depression.”

19/05/20

Late last week, Bloomberg reported that a US$320-billion Saudi wealth fund controlled by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had snapped up shares in Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. and Suncor Energy, becoming CNRL’s eighth-largest and Suncor’s 14th-largest owner. The fund made its move after CNRL’s shares lost 43% of their value this year, and Suncor’s dropped 46%, compared to a 15% decline across the Standard & Poors/Toronto Stock Exchange Composite Index. 

18/05/20
Author: 
Arundhati Roy
Corona Virus - India

APRIL 3 2020

The novelist on how coronavirus threatens India — and what the country, and the world, should do next 


Who can use the term “gone viral” now without shuddering a little? Who can look at anything any more — a door handle, a cardboard carton, a bag of vegetables — without imagining it swarming with those unseeable, undead, unliving blobs dotted with suction pads waiting to fasten themselves on to our lungs?

14/05/20
Author: 
Geoff Dembicki
Deborah Lawrence, formerly Deborah Rogers, warned of the shale gas and oil crashes, and called Teck Frontier’s proposed new oilsands mine ‘uncommercial even at relatively high oil prices’ years before it was cancelled. Photo: submitted.

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 is making many bearish about bitumen. Deborah Lawrence’s past pessimism has proven unpopular, and correct.

Geoff Dembicki reports for The Tyee. His work also appears in Vice, Foreign Policy and the New York Times.

Deborah Lawrence used to be a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch. Over the past decade, the independent economic analyst has developed a reputation for telling oil investors what they don’t want to hear.

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