Tag Archives: global warming

The Last Act of the Human Comedy, by Chris Hedges

Resistance grounded in action is its own raison d’être. It is catharsis. It brings us into a community with others who are coping with the darkness by naming it but refusing to submit to it.

Fear vs. Fear, by Chris Hedges

We will save ourselves only by pitting power against power.  We will save ourselves by building mass movements to overthrow corporate power.

Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange and more

Why should the United States have the power to control what others are doing elsewhere in the world? I mean, it’s an outlandish situation. It goes on all the time. We never even notice it. At least there’s no comment on it. On April 12, 2019, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church […]

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

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

Alan Maki | Climate change and the military-industrial complex

How much of what is produced from the Tar Sands will be consumed by the Military-Industrial Complex?

Chris Hedges | The Feuding Kleptocrats

When we are not being amused by these debates among corporate lackeys we listen to retired generals, all making six-figure incomes from the weapons industry, selling the public on the imperative of endless war and endless arms purchases.

John Rachel | The Politics of Panic and Puerile Propaganda

…we are still looking at a total retreat from journalistic integrity, an abandonment of responsibility vital to our survival as a nation…

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.

Michael Albert, Noam Chomsky, et. al. | Some Possible Ideas for Going Forward

Around the world powerful and diverse possibilities are in struggle. We the signers of “Some Possible Ideas for Going Forward” think one high priority for progress is activists developing, discussing and settling on priorities around which to organize multi-issue activism in coming months and years. We hope this document can help inspire more conversations within groups and movements that, over time, come to a synthesis.

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 […]

▶ Dr. James Hansen | The War on Our Climate: Taking Ownership of Our Future | Peacestock

Dr. Hansen has received numerous awards and is recognized for speaking truth to power, for identifying ineffectual policies as greenwash, and for outlining actions that the public must take to protect the future of young people and other life on our planet.

Kathy Kelly | Pushing Up: “The War on Our Climate”

Kelly: What are the true costs to society of fossil fuels? According to a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) study, fossil fuel companies are benefiting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, $10 million per minute, every minute, each and every day.

The Guardian reports that the $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments.

U.S. Military: A Dangerous Source of Global Warming and Climate Change

“We must use all of the tools at our disposal, from dialogue and mediation to preventive diplomacy, to keep the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources from fueling and financing armed conflict and destabilizing the fragile foundations of peace.” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon U. S. MILITARY: A DANGEROUS SOURCE OF GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE Intense […]

Dahr Jamail: As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global Warming Has Been “Hugely Underestimated”

A major study recently published in New Scientist found that “scientists may have hugely underestimated the extent of global warming because temperature readings from southern hemisphere seas were inaccurate,” and said that ACD is “worse than we thought” because it is happening “faster than we realized.” Editor’s Note: With climate-change denier Republicans taking over the […]

▶ Hedges, McKibben, Naomi Klein, Sawant, Sanders: What Will It Take to Save Humanity and the Planet?

Chris Hedges, activist Bill McKibben, journalist Naomi Klein, Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and public radio talk show host Brian Lehrer participated in a panel discussion the night before the People’s Climate March in New York City this month. Thoughts for success: Chris Hedges:  Live in truth;  Naomi Klein: Build a […]

To Fight the Unpredictable Effects of Climate Change, We Need an Unpredictable Movement

Report on Flood Wall Street Direct Action …while marches are important and necessary, mass organized political chaos in the streets is more likely to destabilize the status quo, bringing forth a new social equilibrium. By ARUN GUPTA  Counterpunch.org  SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 New York City. In April 1990 I helped organize the Earth Day Shut Down […]

Alex Kirby: Climate Puts U.S. at Risk of Multibillion Dollar Bill

 LONDON—The sheer economic cost of climate change to Americans could be far greater than many realise, an influential study says. Overheated economy: U.S. crops such as cotton face a 20 percent drop in yield. Photo by Wars via Wikimedia Commons By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network This piece first appeared at Climate News Network.  truthdig.com  June […]

Barbara Vaile> Post-Election Star Tribune Letter to the Editor

I would hope the loser is saying: “I should have weighed in on global warming, drones, nuclear threats and squelching whistleblowers.” BARBARA VAILE, MINNEAPOLIS http://www.startribune.com/opinion/letters/177578321.html Barbara Vaile is a member of WAMM

Bill Quigley> 15 Things Neither Romney Nor Obama Is Brave Enough to Stand For

15 Things Neither Romney Nor Obama Is Brave Enough to Stand For Despite big differences, there are issues that neither candidate is brave enough to tackle. By Bill Quigley  October 26, 2012  AlterNet   A photo shows one of two war crime courtrooms at Camp Justice at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on October 17. Thousands […]

Nygaard Notes> This Week: Global Warming

Nygaard Notes Independent Periodic News and Analysis Number 507, May 10, 2012  On the Web at http://www.nygaardnotes.org/  This Week: Global Warming  1. “Quote” of the Week 2. Science, The Public, and the Media 3. Climate Change: The Scientific Consensus Greetings No room for an editor’s note this week.  See you in #508 Nygaard 1. “Quote” […]