Climate Change

24/07/21
Author: 
Andrea Germanos
A young climate activist joins hundreds of fellow marchers as they walk to the White House to demand that U.S. President Joe Biden work to make the Green New Deal into law on June 28, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

July 19, 2021

"We don't have to wait for international agreements on the climate and nature crises," the new alliance states. "Change can happen now."

A group of global politicians on Monday launched the Global Alliance for a Green New Deal to advance "the creation of a greener, fairer world where all people and the planet can flourish."

24/07/21
Author: 
Spencer Sharp & Prince Ea

Just wow. 

 

https://vimeo.com/208145716?fbclid=IwAR3D4RPpwVmqulQS2Y7lwdDdbd3Jd4aGciq1faPt2js3EUv7gdzk_kDmCgs

#Film4Climate 1st Prize Short Film Winner - “Three Seconds”

Author: Spencer Sharp & Prince Ea
Country: USA
Category: Short Film

An epic presentation of where humanity stands today and how we must all work together to make it to the fourth second.

24/07/21
Author: 
Gene McGuckin, Member of the Vancouver Ecosocialists
We are part of nature: hundreds of people died while a billion tidal sea creatures cooked in place.

After the Heat Dome Killings, What Is to Be Done?

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Greetings,

I am speaking to you this evening from the traditional territories of the Quay Quayt and Kwikwetlem First Nations in a place otherwise known as New Westminster, BC.

22/07/21
Author: 
Michael Sainato
A farmworker in St Paul, Oregon, where a worker died of heat exposure last month Photograph: Nathan Howard/AP

16 Jul 2021

Advocates want Osha to issue federal heat standards, requiring water, shade and rest breaks

The climate crisis is endangering farm workers around the US who work outside in excessive heat throughout the year without any federal protections from heat exposure in the workplace.

22/07/21
Author: 
Vincent Ni
Deadly rains hit central China as subways flood and tens of millions impacted

July 21, 2021

Torrential rainfall and burst rivers swamp Henan cities, with commuters trapped on subway trains

Deadly rains hit central China as subways flood and tens of millions impacted – video

Days of torrential rain and massive flooding have hit China’s Henan province, bursting the banks of rivers, overwhelming dams and the public transport system and forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes.

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22/07/21
Author: 
Jonathan Watts
Severe flooding causes devastation in Europe

July 16, 2021

Deluge raises fears human-caused disruption is making extreme weather even worse than predicted

Severe flooding causes devastation in Europe – video report

The intensity and scale of the floods in Germany this week have shocked climate scientists, who did not expect records to be broken this much, over such a wide area or this soon.

22/07/21
Author: 
Bernie Sanders
‘This legislation will create millions of good paying jobs as we address the long-neglected needs of working families and the planet.’ Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

July 21, 2021

If our budget passes, it would be one of the most important pieces of legislation since the New Deal. But we must fight for it

Now is the time.

At a time when the gap between the very rich and everyone else is growing wider, when two people now own more wealth than the bottom 40% and when some of the wealthiest people and biggest businesses in the world pay nothing in federal income taxes, the billionaire class and large profitable corporations must finally start paying their fair share of taxes.

 

21/07/21
Author: 
Jonathan Montpetit 

[Editor: Saguenay, where this terminal is/was planned to be located, is 460 km NNE of Montreal and about 100 km west of the St. Lawrence Seaway.​ The federal review may still take place because the approach for this project is actually federal jurisdiction but it is unlikely any federal government would go against the province of QC.]

21/07/21
Author: 
Iron and Earth
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July 21, 2021

Yesterday, Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan announced that the federal government will begin to engage energy workers through consultations for Just Transition legislation, to hear worker input on transitioning to a net-zero energy sector.

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