FOURTH NATIONAL CLIMATE ASSESSMENT Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. "The decision to release this damning report when families are beginning to celebrate the holidays and … Continue reading Here’s the Climate Change Crisis Report the Trump Regime Released on Black Friday Hoping Nobody Would See It
Leaders of the U.S. fossil fuel industry knew as early as 1954 carbon dioxide pollution accumulating in the atmosphere posed a growing threat to life on Earth, but failed to warn the public. That’s according to new research published by Stanford historian Benjamin Franta in the journal Nature Climate Change. Franta found in the 1950s … Continue reading Report: Oil Industry Knew About Dangers of Climate Change in 1954
by MANUEL GARCÍA CounterPunch Nov 21, 2018 Climate change action would kill imperialism, and that is why we can’t have it in America. American political power is based on fossil fuels, and the US military is the engine that consumes those fuels to produce that power. So long as there is an American political elite that craves … Continue reading Taking Action on Climate Change Would Kill the Empire, Which is Why America Won’t Do It
by Kevin Trenberth Conversation Once again, the summer and fall of 2018 in the Northern Hemisphere has brought us an epidemic of major wildfires. These burn forests, houses and other structures, displace thousands of people and animals, and cause major disruptions in people’s lives. The huge burden of simply firefighting has become a year-round task costingbillions … Continue reading Climate change and wildfires – how do we know there is a link?
by Martin Lukacs Guardian Would you advise someone to flap towels in a burning house? To bring a flyswatter to a gunfight? Yet the counsel we hear on climate change could scarcely be more out of sync with the nature of the crisis. The email in my inbox last week offered thirty suggestions to green my … Continue reading How Neoliberalism conned us into fighting climate change as individuals
by Rob Dietz Smirking Chimp Nov 11, 2018 I want to believe in eternal economic growth. Given what humanity is facing with climate change and other consequences of our collective consumption, it must be awfully comforting to have faith in a cornucopian future where no one ever goes wanting. Especially if all we have to do is … Continue reading The Secret of Eternal Growth? Magical Thinking
PROTESTERS WITH THE environmental group Sunrise marched on Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi’s office on Tuesday. by Ryan Grim & Briahna Gray Intercept Nov 13, 2018 The group, made up of young people pushing for urgent action on climate change, planned to send a clear message to party leadership just one week after Democrats regained control of the House. But this … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins Sunrise environmental protest in the offices Nancy Pelosi