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19/05/22
Illustration: Eva Bee/The Guardian

May 19, 2022

Massive food producers hold too much power – and the regulators scarcely understand what is happening. Sound familiar?

For the past few years, scientists have been frantically sounding an alarm that governments refuse to hear: the global food system is beginning to look like the global financial system in the run-up to 2008.

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.

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

12/05/22
Author: 
Matthew Taylor - Down to Earth - Guardian Newsletter
Heat wave in Indian - The Guardian

May 12, 2022

12/05/22
Author: 
Damian Carrington and Matthew Taylor
Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger climate breakdown

"The Middle East and Russia often attract the most attention in relation to future oil and gas production but the US, Canada and Australia are among the countries with the biggest expansion plans and the highest number of carbon bombs. The US, Canada and Australia also give some of the world’s biggest subsidies for fossil fuels per capita."

May 11, 2022

10/05/22
Author: 
Brent Jang

May 6, 2022

From difficult terrain to pipeline politics, Canada is so close to becoming a global liquefied natural gas player, but faces obstacles

From Darrin Marshall’s viewpoint, a mountain stands in the way of Woodfibre LNG’s goal of shipping liquefied natural gas overseas from Canada’s West Coast.

As FortisBC’s project director for a new pipeline that would feed Woodfibre LNG’s proposed export terminal, he has devised plans to bore through the mountain near Squamish, B.C., about 65 kilometres north of Vancouver.

10/05/22
Author: 
Thomson Reuters
Iraqis visit an area near the pond remaining of Sawa Lake, due to climate change-induced drought, in Samawa city, Iraq, on May 1. The WMO says there's a 50 per cent chance the world will hit 1.5 C of warming temporarily by 2026. (Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters)

May 10, 2022

Breaching limit would be temporary, but would give a taste of longer-term warming

The world faces a 50 per cent chance of warming 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, if only briefly, by 2026, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday.

That does not mean the world would be crossing the long-term warming threshold of 1.5 C, which scientists have set as the ceiling for avoiding catastrophic climate change.

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