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14/12/19
Author: 
Sophie Yeo
COP 25

 December 13, 2019

Climate activists have found plenty to be angry about at this year’s UN climate talks, which are scheduled to conclude in Madrid tonight. From youth groups to indigenous people, civil society has been more riled than in previous years, as the disconnect grows between momentum on the streets and the slow progress of the negotiations.

13/12/19
Author: 
Chris Hatch & Barry Saxifrage
Co2 vs COPs

December 12th 2019

You’ve been hearing there's a global climate summit happening in Madrid this week. If you’re wondering what these international negotiations are and whether they have been making any progress, you’ve come to the right place.

Every year, the countries of the world get together and try to figure out what to do about the accelerating climate emergency. In United Nations jargon, it’s called a “Conference of the Parties,” which is why you’ll hear it described as “COP.”

08/12/19
Author: 
The Sunday Edition CBC
[Editor: This is a good interview well worth listening to in full.  Monbiot finally declares that capitalism is the problem in dealing with climate change!]
 
08/12/19
Author: 
The Sunday Edition CBC
[Editor: This is a good interview well worth listening to in full.  Monbiot has finally come out against capitalism in general!]
07/12/19
Author: 
Fiona Harvey
All fish need dissolved oxygen, but biggest fish such as tuna (above) are particularly vulnerable because they need much more to survive. Photograph: Mark Conlin/Getty Images

Sharks, tuna, marlin and other large fish at risk from spread of ‘dead zones’, say scientists

 7 Dec 2019

Oxygen in the oceans is being lost at an unprecedented rate, with “dead zones” proliferating and hundreds more areas showing oxygen dangerously depleted, as a result of the climate emergency and intensive farming, experts have warned.

05/12/19
Author: 
Alexander C. Kaufman
Fridays for future - there is No planet B

 December 3rd 2019

The progressive bloc set to rule Europe’s fifth-largest economy has endorsed a Green New Deal but risks fueling a resurgent fascist movement. Photo Pixabay License

This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of theClimate Desk collaboration.

02/12/19
Author: 
Mitchell Anderson
Government still subsidizes the oil and gas industry, even as the Bank of Canada warns of investment risks. Photo by jasonwoodhead23, Creative Commons license CC BY 2.0.

From Saudi Arabia to Alberta, the numbers are clear. But we still shovel taxpayers’ money at oil and gas companies.

29 Nov 2019 

Mitchell Anderson is a freelance writer based in Vancouver and a frequent contributor to The Tyee.

While Canadian politicians keep up their parochial posturing, a global storm is brewing.

28/11/19
Author: 
Robert Hunziker

Nov. 27, 2019

China’s failure to kick a long-standing addiction to coal has thrown a knockout punch to the Paris Agreement of 2015, including its 195 signatories. Suddenly, out of the blue, the world has turned upside down!

20/11/19
Author: 
TUED (Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
The Green New Deal, Net Zero Carbon,and the Crucial Role of Public Ownership - Conference Report

[Editor: below is the first part of this report which is 50 pages in total.  See the complete report and links within the report here.]

November 2019


This report was prepared by John Treat, Sean Sweeney and Irene HongPing Shen of Trade Unions for
Energy Democracy (TUED). The opinions expressed herein may not reflect the policies and positions
of unions participating in TUED.

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