Damian Carrington
Grounded passenger planes at Groningen airport in Eelde, the Netherlands. Photograph: Siese Veenstra/EPA

Nov. 17, 2020

Exclusive: Researchers say Covid-19 hiatus is moment to tackle elite ‘super emitters’

Frequent-flying “‘super emitters” who represent just 1% of the world’s population caused half of aviation’s carbon emissions in 2018, according to a study.

Airlines produced a billion tonnes of CO2 and benefited from a $100bn (£75bn) subsidy by not paying for the climate damage they caused, the researchers estimated. The analysis draws together data to give the clearest global picture of the impact of frequent fliers.

Joseph Fantauzzi
Doug Ford poster - I Want You To Die For The Economy

 November 18, 2020  

“We are here at a critical time; not just for Ontario but for the whole country. And during this difficult time, my government’s top priority is the health and well-being of all Ontarians. Moments of urgency require us to put aside our differences, have each other’s backs, stick together as a country, and reassure the people of Ontario, and the people of Canada, that we’re all in this together.” – Ontario Premier Doug Ford, March 2020.

Erika Beauchesne
Premier John Horgan meets with Jagmeet Singh, leader of the federal NDP, in Vancouver ahead of the B.C. election last month. Photo by BC NDP

November 18th 2020

The federal government’s upcoming fall fiscal update will look like no other in Canadian history. With an already record $343-billion deficit and significant promises still to fulfil from the Liberals’ September throne speech, the cost of COVID-19 is mounting.

CBC staff
FILE - A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

[Editor: Provinces are trying to keep businesses open but doctors who support 'Covid zero' say it will just make matters worse and they are very bad already.]


Carl Meyer
The Port of Tacoma, in Washington state, where the Tacoma LNG project is being built. Photo Port of Tacoma/Facebook

November 16th 2020

Public-sector pension plan managers in Canada are being asked to explain their investments in an energy company building a new fossil fuel facility on the West Coast.

The US$310-million liquefied natural gas facility, called Tacoma LNG, is being built at the Port of Tacoma by Puget Sound Energy (PSE), a utility in the state of Washington, and is expected to be completed next year.

Bill Van Auken
This adds some significant uncertainty to the hope that Trump will soon stop blustering and accept reality. It reminds us that, as will the pandemic, our reality and Trump's may not be the same.
             -- Gene McGuckin
Franklin Frederick

The coming weeks could be the period of greatest threat to Venezuela

Trump has not yet accepted electoral defeat, and his remaining days as U.S. presidency until Biden’s inauguration may represent the period of greatest threat of armed intervention in Venezuela, especially before December 6, the date of the country’s next legislative elections.



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