Harry Cockburn
Global Climate Crisis
August 28, 2019
[you can see more photos at link here.]

Macron suggests similar aid initiative for sub-Saharan African nations as for Amazon
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A dock sits damaged near the Statue of Liberty, which remained closed to the public six weeks after Hurricane Sandy on December 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
 August 29, 2019

The assessment details anticipated declines in fish stocks as well as increases in damage by superstorms and displacement due to rising seas
Ryan Grim
Trucks drive alongside scorched fields on the BR-163 highway in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, on Aug. 23, 2019. Photo: Leo Correa/AP
 August 27 2019

TWO BRAZILIAN FIRMS owned by a top donor to President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are significantly responsible for the ongoing destruction of the Amazon rainforest, carnage that has developed into raging fires that have captivated global attention. 

CBC News
The Cowichan River will start being fed by pumped water from Cowichan Lake on Thursday. (Danita Delmont/Shutterstock)

Aug 27, 2019

Dry summer conditions, low snowpack have put town's prime water source at risk

The town of Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island will start using pumps to keep the local river flowing, due to one of the most severe droughts its watershed has experienced.

Water from Cowichan Lake will start being pumped into the Cowichan River on Thursday.

Catalyst Crofton, the company that will manage the process, says 11 droughts have plagued the Cowichan basin since 1998.

Louis Proyect; Alexandra Minna Stern

[Editor: Below are two articles with differing points of view on the topic of climate change and the rise of eco-fascism]


Could Climate Catastrophe Lead to Ecofascism?


Aug. 25, 2019

Michael Harris 
13 Aug 2019
In Nova Scotia, water protectors have fiercely opposed a gas company’s plans for a decade, helped by a celebrity supporter.
Michael Harris, a Tyee contributing editor, is a highly awarded journalist and documentary maker. Author of Party of One, the bestselling exposé of the Harper government, his investigations have sparked four commissions of inquiry.
T-shirt with an image of President Jair Bolsanaro at a demonstration in Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 23, 2019. | Photo: Reuters
        24 August 2019

President Bolsonaro's whimsical explanations of the fires did not convince those living in the wealthy neighborhoods.

[See short videos at link]

The Sunday Edition CBC

[Editor: A frightening account of the effects of climate change right now in India and the political, economic and social background to the suffering of people from climate change there.] 

Listen at link here 26/37

Aug 23, 2019


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