Tag Archives: climate crisis

The Messy Truth About Carbon Footprints

“So by all means, skip that next beef burger, or take a pass on that cheap flight to Cancún. But then ask yourself how you can magnify the impact of what you do.”

Minnesota Law Enforcement Shared intelligence on Protest Organizers with Pipeline Company, by Alleen Brown

“The email sent out ahead of the training included a series of “Incident Briefing Maps” laying out scenarios where Enbridge and law enforcement might need to coordinate a response. The various scenarios had something in common: They all involved protests.”

Chomsky: Biden’s “Radical” Proposals Are Minimum Measures to Avoid Catastrophe, interview by C. J Polychroniou

In this exclusive interview, Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s greatest scholars and leading activists, shares his insights on the state of the world and the conundrum of activism and change, including the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement, the movement for Palestinian rights, the urgency of the climate crisis and the threat of nuclear weapons.

DN! “All We Can Save”: As Climate Disasters Wreck Our Planet, Women Leaders Are Key to Solving the Crisis

“We should care because this is the planet that we have to live on, right? Like, we can’t actually all leave the planet. And it is interesting that you opened this segment by talking about the balance of coverage. We are simply not seeing very much climate coverage at all in the mainstream media.”

DN! Exxon Exposed: Greenpeace Tricks Top Lobbyists into Naming Senators They Use to Block Climate Action

“I mean, you know, the wins are such that it would be difficult to categorize them all. I mean, tax has to be the biggest one, right? The reduction of the corporate rate was — you know, it was probably worth billions to Exxon. So, yeah, I mean, there were a lot of wins.”

World Moves Forward on Climate, Powerful Institutions Lag Behind

“To all of the institutions currently failing us, trust me when I tell you that the time to divest is now. In another few years or perhaps, just another 365 days by the next Earth Day, the opportunity to divest while it still counts—for your morals and your money—may have already disappeared.”

Noam Chomsky’s Theory of the Good Life, an interview by Ezra Klein

“In fact, anarchist society should be highly organized, but under popular control of a free informed community, which can interact without illegitimate forces controlling them.”

Chris Hedges: The Age of Social Murder

“What is taking place is not neglect. It is not ineptitude. It is not policy failure. It is murder. It is murder because it is premeditated. It is murder because a conscious choice was made by the global ruling classes to extinguish life rather than protect it.”

Survival at 100 Seconds to Midnight and Biden Cutting the Military Budget

Perhaps most important of all, [Biden’s] bringing the U.S. back into the Paris climate accords, signaling an understanding that a planetary crisis demands planetwide measures and that the largest carbon-emitting economies should be leading the way. “This isn’t [the] time for small measures,” Biden has said. “We need to be bold.”

Noam Chomsky: Our Stark, Cruel Dilemma

Address the reality of the world in which you are trying to make a change managed in the best way possible. e.g., National Highway Administration: No regulations on automobile emissions via Trump. Egregious approach of deniers when careful constructive solutions must be demanded by large actions to demand change.

Webinar Sat. 5.23: Regime Change and Climate Change: Connecting the Dots

“This issue should be front and center on the agenda of the global climate justice movement.”

“Internationalism or Extinction”: Noam Chomsky talks about COVID-19 and his new book

Can we stop the race to the abyss?

The US military is the largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels

Since 2001, the US military emitted over 1.2 billion metric tons of greenshouse gases into the atmosphere. 400 million metric tons of that figure is directly related to the wars. Costs of War Project report: https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/p… +++ Truth is not fake news.  Justice is not fake news. We don’t have to tell you what dangerous […]

2019 Wasn’t Just About Trump. It Will Be Remembered for Global Resistance

Recently, the United Nations issued a report predicting that climate change would exacerbate a growing gap between the rich and poor globally, and protests across the world are clear evidence that current political systems are failing large numbers of people. And that means uprisings are bound to continue. Protesters, medical professionals and political opponents demand the […]

CLIMATE CATASTROPHE: Beyond Marching—Plant a Tree, by Susu Jeffrey

“Consider that planting a tree helps the whole world.”

The Indigenous Worldview Is Our Only Hope for Survival, by Four Arrows

Just as the invasion of Indigenous North America and the resultant slaughter of “Indigenous peoples may have changed Earth’s climate into a little ice age by 1600, today’s land theft, illegal mining and attacks on Indigenous sovereignty is a significant cause of global warming.”

Chris Hedges and Abby Martin: No Way Out Through Elections

Consolidation of power, continuation of oppression, people of color, police state, 2020 election, and more….

Welcome to the Global Rebellion Against Neoliberalism, by Ben Ehrenreich

Something is happening here. But what? And why now? In the last 12 weeks, protests have spanned five continents—most of the planet

11,000 Scientists Declare a Climate Emergency, Ecowatch

The letter was written by dozens of scientists and endorsed by thousands more from 153 countries. It differs from past scientific communications about the climate crisis in that it does not speak in uncertainties and it lays out actual policy recommendations,

Time to Rebel, by Chris Hedges

“It is our sacred duty to rebel in order to protect our homes, our future, and the future of all life on Earth,” Extinction Rebellion writes.