Climate Change

18/05/22
Author: 
Sharanya Hrishikesh & Meryl Sebastian
Summer began early this year with high temperatures from March

May 16, 2022

An intense heatwave is sweeping through northern India with temperatures hitting a record 49.2C (120.5F) in parts of the capital, Delhi.

This is the fifth heatwave in the capital since March.

Officials in many parts of the country have asked people to take precautions as temperatures are set to remain high.

18/05/22
Author: 
CBC - The Early Edition
Editor: Interesting details.
Old-growth logging protests in the Fairy Creek watershed have broken records for the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history. The CBC's Kathryn Marlow takes a deep dive into exactly how many arrests have been made, and what for.
Aired: May 17, 2022
 
18/05/22
Author: 
CBC - The Early Edition
Editor: Good interview on this question.
 
In a bid to ease the pressure of soaring gas prices, BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau is calling on the province to making public transit free for the next four months.
Aired: May 17, 2022
 
17/05/22
Author: 
Richard Zussman
Rising gas prices in BC May 2022 - Global

May 16, 2022

As the cost of gas soars once more in parts of the province like Metro Vancouver, the BC Greens are proposing a temporary relief measure.

17/05/22
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Canada's forests are being logging faster than they can grow back and are spewing CO2 into our already destabilized climate. Images via Wikimedia Commons, illustration by Barry Saxifrage

May 17, 2022

For the last two decades, Canada's managed forest lands have been logged faster than they have grown back. This imbalance has created a huge — and rapidly rising — new source of carbon dioxide (CO2) pouring into our already destabilized climate.

16/05/22
Author: 
Sonali Kolhatkar
As the Planet Warms, We Are Sacrificing Lives for Profits

May 16, 2022 

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently dropped a bombshell announcement that should have garnered news headlines in the major global and US media, but did not. New WMO research concludes that “[t]here is a 50:50 chance of the annual average global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5 degrees Celsius above the preindustrial level for at least one of the next five years.”

16/05/22
Author: 
Nina Lakhani in Colorado and Oliver Milman in New York
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May 11, 2022

140bn metric tons of planet-heating gases could be unleashed if fossil fuel extraction plans get green light, analysis shows

The fate of the vast quantities of oil and gas lodged under the shale, mud and sandstone of American drilling fields will in large part determine whether the world retains a liveable climate. And the US, the world’s largest extractor of oil, is poised to unleash these fossil fuels in spectacular volumes.

16/05/22
Author: 
William I. Robinson
Capitalism is pushing to expand on the backs of working masses who can tolerate no more hardship and deprivation. AYO WALKER / TRUTHOUT; ADAPTED; JASON ARMOND / LOS ANGELES TIMES, SALMAN ALI/HINDUSTAN TIMES AND DANIEL ROMERO / LONG VISUAL PRESS / UNIVERSAL IMAGES GROUP, VIA GETTY IMAGES

Unfortunately, this article doesn't make reference to right-wing "anti-vaxxer" and related protests, comparing them to, and distinguishing them from, the progressive protests covered here. But there is a lot of good info, and the last sentence of the article poses the key strategic task for all of us.

   -- Gene McGuckin

May 14 2022

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