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Water and Greenhouse Gas Pollution in the U.S. Military

Co-director Neta C. Crawford puts into perspective just how quickly military emissions add up: in January 2017, two B-2B bombers emitted about 1,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases in a single mission to bomb ISIS targets in Libya, says Mic article. MIC  June 26, 2019    MORE A new drinking water crisis hits US military […]

Suicide Watch on Planet Earth: As the Flames Began to Rise, the Arsonists Appeared

Collusion — hell, yeah! Putting the Planet on a Suicide Watch

Now in the MN Legislature” New Ecology Democracy GPI

Dear Minnesotans, I’m seeking your help to develop an alternative way to measure our economy in Minnesota. Over the last six years I have been educating a variety of people in Minnesota about the deficiencies using the Gross State Product (GSP)/Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to calculate the state forecast and that a better measurement for our […]

The Intercept: Climate Crisis with Naomi Klein and others, Live Town Hall

Naomi Klein: The “Green New Deal” is not a piecemeal approach that trains a water gun on a blazing fire, but a comprehensive plan to transform society for the better.

Vandana Shiva, physicist and thinker: our challenge really is against the stupidity that rules us today

In this period of the end of the world, how do we sow the seeds of a possible world?

We Are Women and We Are Marching (Music Video)

Two videos by Betsy Rose, “We Are Women and We Are Marching” and “Coming Into My Years” Bella Ciao is a traditional anti-fascist song that has lyrics adapted to the Women’s March by Susan Terris and Betsy Rose Mindful Peacebuilding   Published on Jan 31, 2017 COMING INTO MY YEARS by Betsy Rose Well, I’m a gray-haired […]

Tim DeChristopher | In the Face of Climate Crisis, Let’s Make 2018 a Year for Realism

“What I know about living is that the pain is never just ours.” Andrea Gibson

Dahr Jamail | Hurricane Harvey Shows What Climate Disruption-Amplified Flooding Can Do

“The economic impact should be greater than any other flood event we’ve ever experienced… And it’s going to take years for these residential communities to recover.”

Indigenous Rights Are Key to Preserving Forests, Climate Change Study Finds

When communities have secure forest rights, not only are forests better protected, but communities fare better.

Paul Street | How to Stop Capitalism’s Deadly War With Nature

It’s a hard to imagine a more terrible crime. Geocide is bigger than genocide.

Edward Snowden | What is the future of technology and democracy? (Video)

Edward Snowden discusses our choices for the future.

Chris Hedges | Days of Revolt: Coping with Reality (Video)

[Hedges and DeChristopher] discuss how climate change has, and continues to trigger social tension and injustice, and the necessary ethical response on the part of humanity as a whole

Carol Masters | Take it on Faith: Militarism and Environmental Destruction Not an Option

Masters: His criticism was not limited to the manufacturers; Francis also called out investors, saying “duplicity is the currency of today…they say one thing and do another.”

Mark Fiore: Little Green Man, Global Warming, and Exxon

Little Green Man is back!  This time, he and his earth-bound twin are discussing the latest news on the global warming front.  Hint:  it ain’t good. To watch the video, click on the white lettering on blue that says, Watch on Vimeo.   A report was just released by that leftist denier organization, the World […]

Duane Cady | The biggest burden on the environment: War

Cady: The U.S. Department of Defense is the single largest consumer of energy. Ninety-three percent of U.S. government energy consumption is military (Air Force, 52 percent; Navy, 33 percent; Army, 7 percent).

Tomgram: Frida Berrigan, A Mother Thinks the Unthinkable

Berrigan: And then another thought comes to mind, the sort of thought that haunts the parents of this moment: When I’m 85, it will be 2059, and what will that look like? When my grandkids are my age now, it could be almost a new century. And what will our planet look like then? And I feel that little chill that must be increasingly commonplace among other parents of 2015.

Brian Merchant: The US Owes the World $4 Trillion for Trashing the Climate

​The UN Green Fund, designed, essentially to help balance climate debt, is currently capitalized at $10 billion in pledges from rich countries. That’s barely a drop in the bucket, as Matthews points out: in 2013 alone, rich countries emitted 13 billion tons—or $520 billion worth—of carbon debt. BY BRIAN MERCHANT  Motherboard  September 9, 2015 Aerial View […]

▶ Mark Fiore: Trophy Hunting and You

The world, or at least the World of the Internets, is furious with the Minnesota dentist who stupidly killed Cecil the Lion.  (How you shoot a huge lion with a tracking collar and claim to think it was, literally, fair game, I’ll never know.) Trophy hunting is just an ego-centric pastime for men and women […]

Chris Hedges: Evoking the Wrath of Nature

Hedges: We do not have the power to make a new world. We only have the power to destroy or preserve the world we inhabit. We will either recover the sacred or vanish from the Earth.

Democracy Now! | ▶ Naomi Klein on Visiting the Vatican and the Radical Economic Message Behind Papal Climate Encyclical

DN!: We speak to Klein about her trip to the Vatican and the importance of the pope’s message – not only on climate change, but the global economy.