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Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2018, 09:02:24 pm »



📢 California Wildfires Are Part of a Climate-Driven Global Trend

Once again, record wildfires are ravaging California. But America’s Golden State isn’t the only place to suffer an unusually fiery year. Around the world, hotter, drier weather due to climate change is driving bigger and more destructive blazes 🔥.


Read more:

https://www.wri.org/blog/2018/08/5-graphs-show-just-how-unusual-years-wildfires-are

Agelbert NOTE: Fossil Fuel 🦕🦖 Fascist RESPONSE by their BOUGHT AND PAID FOR POTUS TOOL to the irrefutably accurate, scientifcally determined FACTS in the above article:


 
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2018, 08:24:30 pm »


BY John Feffer, TomDispatch

PUBLISHED November 13, 2018

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2018, 08:12:57 pm »

 

California 🔥🔥🔥 Wildfires Hit Grim Record ☠️Amid Trump's Clueless Tweets

BY Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams

PUBLISHED November 13, 2018

The statewide death toll from the wildfires blazing in California hit 44 ☠️ as firefighters on Monday continued to battle the flames that have already destroyed thousands of structures and displaced thousands of humans and animals alike. The increased death toll comes as scientists rip President Trump's recent tweet about the fires avoiding any climate crisis connection to the destruction.

Read the article:

https://truthout.org/articles/california-wildfires-hit-grim-record-amid-trumps-clueless-tweets/
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:31:45 pm »


 



November 13, 2018
   
Dear Anthony,

Our efforts to pressure fossil fuel companies is really having an effect. Earlier this year, ExxonMobil and Chevron finally releasing climate risk disclosure reports and ConocoPhillips agreed to disclose its lobbying efforts. And now, a prominent corporate responsibility group is securing responses from major fossil fuel companies in response to our recent Climate Accountability Scorecard. Our work to hold these corporations accountable for years of deception and climate impacts is working—unfortunately, it’s not enough. Just last month, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released their latest report showing that every fraction of a degree of warming we can avoid matters. The report calls for ‘rapid and far-reaching’ action. And we needn’t look farther than the fires currently rampaging through Californian communities to understand how urgent the situation is. We need to keep the pressure on fossil fuel corporations to make real change and take responsibility for the impacts of their business.  —Katy

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:12:40 pm »

EcoWatch

Nexus Media

By Marlene Cimons

Nov. 10, 2018 09:12AM EST



Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2018, 04:24:27 pm »

EcoWatch


Ice Sheets in Greenland, Antarctica Could Reach Catastrophic 'Tipping Points' if We Don't Limit Warming

By Olivia Rosane

Nov. 13, 2018 07:41AM EST

SNIPPET:

Scientists just gave us another terrifying reason to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels: If temperatures push much beyond that point, both Greenland and Antarctica's ice sheets could reach a point where nothing can stop them from melting.

An international team of researchers published this chilling finding in Nature Climate Change Monday. The researchers set out to study how the ice sheets would fare in a warming world, and the results were urgent.

"A big take-away is that the ice sheets, like many components of the climate system, likely have tipping points. Once they reach a certain amount of warming (~1.5 - 2.0°C), positive feedbacks kick in and commit us to long-term ice sheet mass loss and sea level rise," study author and Rowan University School of Earth and Environment Assistant Professor Luke Trusel explained on Twitter.

Read more:

https://www.ecowatch.com/ice-sheets-greenland-antarctica-warming-2619507205.html



Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 13, 2018, 02:01:19 pm »

 
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November 13, 2018



Wildfires 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Latest Example Of How Burning Fossil Fuels Leads To Burning California

With dozens of lives lost and thousands of acres burned, the fires currently raging across California are an unpleasant reminder of what’s at stake in the climate fight.

Those who are opposed to the clean energy solutions that, while obviously wouldn’t put out  the flames but would at least quit fanning them, haven’t let this moment go without their own commentary.

For example, we heard that Dr. Jane Orient 🦕 of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)  sent out a press release on Sunday with two broad claims. One was that since warming has paused and more acres were burned in the 1930s, CO2 emissions aren’t the cause of increased wildfires. Orient also says that if the US adopted “California-like renewable energy mandates” that fight climate change, it still wouldn’t prevent forest fires. The claims link to two year-old page on a Doctors for Disaster Preparedness (DDP) website, one on wildfires, the other California energy policy.

Now before one dives into the veracity of these claims, one should consider their source. One association of doctors linking to another group of doctors certainly sounds respectable... But are they?

No. Not at all. Not even the slightest little bit.  

As we’ve covered before, Dr. Jane Orient is the Breitbart-beloved anti-vaxxer who once compared a tobacco tax to “Third Reich measures” and more recently was the source of some of the conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health on the campaign trail. The AAPS🦕 , which she 🦕 runs, along with DDP, considers Medicare and Medicaid “evil,” publishes pseudo-scientific claims with starkly conservative bents (like denying the existence of HIV and claiming abortions cause breast cancer) and once suggested President Obama was not actually “a brilliant orator,” but instead uses “neuro linguistic programing (NLP), a covert form of hypnosis.”

So while the organizations may appear legitimate at first glance, even a cursory search reveals their bald partisanship and outright insanity. Woe to the reporter who takes the press release seriously at face value.

However, since even a stopped clock is right twice a day, we’ll take a look at their actual claims.

On whether rising CO2 levels are making wildfires worse, Orient and the AAPS use a graph going back to 1926 to claim that since more acres were burnt then, it must be poor forest management causing fires now. They use the National Interagency Fire Center’s data to prove this point, despite the fact that the Center says explicitly that data prior to 1983 is unreliable, and “should not be compared to later data.” (Exactly why is complicated, but include the fact that pre-’83 fires may be double or triple-counted.)

Not only is Orient guilty of the classic logical fallacy of “people die naturally therefore murder’s a hoax,” but she’s also using unreliable data to do so.

In reality, the connections between fires and climate are varied and well-established. Temperatures were exceptionally high this season where the fires started, and have risen twice the global average in the west since 1970, while the wildfire season has grown from five to seven months, on average. This corresponds to a fourfold increase in large fires between 1980 and 2010. Further, warming has contributed to the drying-out of the west: one study shows that over half the increase in aridity (a key driver of fires) is because of climate change.

We can make similarly quick work of the second claim that a California-like renewable energy standard wouldn’t prevent forest fires. While obviously investing in renewables won’t completely stop wildfires, as the above links between warming and fires demonstrate, fossil fuel emissions make things warmer and dryer, which are the conditions necessary for fires like these.

By phrasing her question as though people are saying “Only YOU can prevent forest fires, by putting up solar panels,” Dr. Orient is just tossing a strawman onto the fires.

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 12, 2018, 11:22:59 pm »

November 12th, 2018 by Kyle Field

SNIPPET:

Quote
If Tesla can help people in California wildfire, please let us know. Model S & X have hospital grade HEPA filters . Maybe helpful for transporting people.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 10, 2018


Full article:

Tesla 👍 Opens Up Free Supercharging For Customers In Areas Affected By California 🔥🔥🔥 Wildfires
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 12, 2018, 05:33:01 pm »

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Fire Fury Future

Posted on November 8, 2018, by Radio Ecoshock

Podcast 🔊 https://www.ecoshock.org/2018/11/fire-fury-future.html

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 12, 2018, 02:48:10 pm »

California declares state of emergency 🔥; entire city of Malibu 🔥 evacuated

426,849 views


ABC News

Published on Nov 10, 2018

The Woolsey fire 🔥 is not contained at all, and conditions are not expected to improve anytime soon.

 



Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 11, 2018, 10:56:31 pm »


2018 Environment Report With Dr. Guy McPherson and Gary Null

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The Progressive Radio Network

Published on Nov 1, 2018

Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona.  He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and its economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley. Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.”  He is also the co-host of the radio program Nature Bats Last heard every Tuesday evening at 3 pm Eastern time on the Progressive Radio Network.  His website is  GuyMcpherson.com

An internationally renowned expert in the field of health and nutrition, Gary Null, Ph.D is the author of over 70 best-selling books on healthy living and the director of over 100 critically acclaimed full-feature documentary films on natural health, self-empowerment and the environment. He is the host of ‘The Progressive Commentary Hour” and “The Gary Null Show”, the country’s longest running nationally syndicated health radio talk show which can be heard daily on here on the Progressive Radio Network.

Category: Nonprofits & Activism

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:52:46 pm »



Caravans From Hell

By Tom Lewis | October 29, 2018 | Climate

📢 Play Pocast in New window

A significant part of the population of the United States is alarmed about what it thinks is an enemy army approaching our southern border — a collection of rapists, MS-13 gang members, middle eastern terrorists and zombies intent on forcing their way into the country in order to destroy our society and culture. One of our citizens became so anxious about this invasion, which, he had it on good authority, was being financed by Jews, that on Saturday he went into a synagogue in Pittsburgh and killed 11 people.

The information about the content and intentions of this caravan, as it is being called, first came to public attention almost exclusively through fulminations on Fox News and subsequent tweets from the Tweeter in Chief of the United States. (Except the part about the zombies, I made that up. But there are still a few days until the midterm elections. Watch that space.) The entire FoxTrump Tango has been a pathetically transparent attempt to scare the bejesus out of American voters so they will gallop out and vote for the wall, or whatever.

But the debunkers of this fairy tale have not done their job. Yes, they have shown us — those of us who will look at contrary evidence, such as, you know, photographs — that this is no army, but a ragtag procession of families, many women and small children among them, stumbling 30 miles a day through blistering tropical heat in the hope of asylum in the United States — protection for which they are entitled to apply under the laws of this country.

But the bunkers and debunkers of this story all seem equally oblivious to the root cause of the migration, the reason so many parents have undertaken this arduous, thousand-mile trek toward uncertainty. Spoiler alert: It’s not, as the perpetrators of this fantasy would have you believe, because they are lazy and want to get on welfare; or because they are criminals in search of new victims; or terrorists who hate us because we’re free. Nor is it sufficient to assume, as the mainstream media do, that they are intent on moving away from crime-and-poverty, like so many yuppies who have read the Chamber of Commerce brochures and are making a career move.

I hold the view — a minority opinion, apparently — that understanding why people act as they do is a prerequisite for influencing what people do. But comprehending motivation requires empathy and intelligence, both of which seem to be in scant supply in our political life. A corollary notion is that understanding the forces acting on these people might prepare us for dealing with those forces when they get around to acting on us.

Here’s what no one wants to tell you, or hear: the thousands of people who have left their homes in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to risk their lives and their childrens’ lives in search of a better life are fleeing the longest and most vicious drought in the history of the region.

They are climate refugees, and they are only the vanguard.

For at least five years, drought in Central America’s Dry Corridor has been intensifying, causing ever worsening crop failures, food shortages, water insecurity, unemployment and migration. Guatemala ranks as one of the ten countries in the world most vulnerable to climate change. Last year the UN’s World Food Programme asked a sampling of migrants why they had left their homes in the Dry Corridor. By overwhelming majorities, they cited not crime-and-violence, but the drought and its many offspring. Nearly half cited hunger.

Our society and culture will be destroyed not by desperate families seeking a better life, but by our ignorance and greed and refusal to understand what is happening here, not just to unfortunate brown people from other countries, but to all of us on this planet.

There will be many more caravans, larger ones, from Central America, and then they will be trudging out of our own America — from uninhabitable zones in Arizona, Nevada, central California, and from the inundated coasts of Florida and the Carolinas.

The caravans are coming, and hell’s to pay.

UPDATE: The Guardian of England, frequently the best source of American news, agrees: “The unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate change

http://www.dailyimpact.net/2018/10/29/caravans-from-hell/#more-4056


Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:28:06 pm »

Herculean Climate Rant to Rouse Humanity


Paul Beckwith

Published on Nov 8, 2018

I am only wearing a T-Shirt in this RANT as I walk to school in Ottawa. Problem is that we are in November, and I am at at latitude 45 N and it is a balmy 10 C (50 F). Dude, where is winter??

I chat on Rapid Climate Change, Arctic darkening, Hope vs Hopelessness, Compassion, Resilience, Stoic Stoicism, CDR, SRM, Iron Salt Aerosols, Marine Permaculture Arrays, Sulphur, Biomimicry, Trees, Artificial Cement, Sucking Carbon from the Sky and Water, and a lot of other cooling things.

Please assist my Epic Quest to wake humanity by donating to http://paulbeckwith.net
   



 The Fossil Fuelers 🦖 DID THE Clean Energy  Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME,   but since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks 🦀, they are trying to AVOID   DOING THE TIME or   PAYING THE FINE!     Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on!   
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:07:19 pm »

How a group of teens built the climate movement Zero Hour


Published on Oct 31, 2018

Last summer, at the age of 15, Jamie Margolin started a climate group with some other teens. A year later, Zero Hour held its first march on Washington, D.C. Watch our short doc on how they did it and what they’re giving up to fight climate change.

Zero Hour Just 🦅 Transition

   
Zero Hour Platform and attacks on them by the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn 🦕🦖

 The Fossil Fuelers 🦖 DID THE Clean Energy  Inventions suppressing, Climate Trashing, human health depleting CRIME,   but since they have ALWAYS BEEN liars and conscience free crooks 🦀, they are trying to AVOID   DOING THE TIME or   PAYING THE FINE!     Don't let them get away with it! Pass it on!   
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 11, 2018, 11:53:07 am »

EcoWatch

By Olivia Rosane

Nov. 07, 2018 07:48AM EST

SNIPPET:

3. Rise of the Green New Deal:


Read more:

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 10, 2018, 03:15:18 pm »

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 09, 2018, 10:03:15 pm »

The 6th Mass Extinction 🏴‍ ☠️ | Dr Dominique Dodge-Wan | TEDxCurtinUSarawak
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TEDx Talks

Published on Jul 25, 2017

In a landmark paper published in 1982, Jack Sepkoski and David M. Raup identified five mass extinctions. Could we be on the verge of the 6th?

Dominique Dodge-Wan, or Dr Dominique as she is known to her students, is Associate Professor in Applied Geology at Curtin University, Miri, where she has been teaching full time since 2010. She graduated in Geology and Mineralogy at Brussels University (ULB) and then completed a PhD in Hydrogeology.

She worked as a consultant hydrogeologist in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, for groundwater resource investigations, borehole test pumping and contamination studies. Dominique came to Sarawak to manage groundwater research for Malaysian Rural Water Supply Schemes for Antah Biwater/JKR. The work included identifying possible water sources for drought prone rural communities in the Kuching to Sibu coastal region.

Having been a keen caver, her on-going research interest are centered on limestones and their karstification. More recently, she has identified and researched rare biologically influenced cave formations in various caves in Malaysia. Dominique is also an active member of the Malaysian Nature Society and was involved in raising public awareness for Piasau Nature Reserve.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 09, 2018, 07:17:25 pm »

Agelbert RANT : Taking this advice is SINE QUA NON for the Demcratic Party, though Pelosi et al have every intention of SABOTAGING IT with pig lipstick, token environmental AND Renewable Energy FLAKERY that ACTUALLY supports the Profit over Planet Corporate STATUS QUO.

Truthdig

By Juan Cole

NOV 08, 2018


Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 08, 2018, 05:30:13 pm »


How the Environment Fared in the Midterm Elections

Candidates promising action on climate change and public lands won many victories, but several important ballot initiatives were defeated.

News November 7, 2018 - by John R. Platt and Tara Lohan

SNIPPET:

Ballot Initiatives

There was more bad news than good on the environmental front when it came to voting on ballot initiatives. :(

The biggest environmental win that happened through the ballot initiative process came from Florida. Voters there approved Amendment 9, which covered two unrelated issues, banning offshore oil and gas drilling in state waters and banning the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces. The drilling ban was supported by environmental interests as well as the tourism industry, both of which would like to keep Florida’s waters and beaches clean.

In another win for the environment, Nevada voters passed Question 6, which seeks to increase the amount of energy the state’s utilities need to get from renewable sources such as wind, solar and geothermal. Question 6 increases the renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent by 2030.

Photo: Tara Lohan

Arizona had an identical measure, Proposition 127, on the ballot, but it was soundly defeated after an outpouring of $30 million from its opponents, including the state’s biggest utility.

In what was likely the most-watched environmental ballot initiative race, Washington’s Initiative 1631 was defeated. If it had passed it would have been the first state-wide initiative to put a fee on carbon pollution. Environmental supporters hoped Washington would be a good proving ground to inspire more carbon pricing programs across the country, but voters didn’t go for it this time and have defeated similar measures in recent years.

While Colorado voted in clean-energy enthusiast Jared Polis as governor, voters defeated Proposition 112, which would have increased the buffer between oil and gas drilling operations and occupied homes and businesses.

Two other ballot measures sought to protect clean water. Montana’s Initiative 186, which would have set stricter standards for the mining industry, was defeated. And so was Alaska’s Measure 1, which would have protected salmon habitat.

Other Races

Congress and the Senate tend to get the most attention, but local candidates also deserve attention.

Full article:

https://therevelator.org/environment-midterms/

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 08, 2018, 02:16:59 pm »

SNIPPET:

The Intercept

October 31, 2018

NYU Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Yale Professor Jason Stanley on Trump’s Brand of Authoritarianism

Jeremy Scahill: I’m joined now by two scholars of fascism. Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. She’s the author of several books, among them, “Fascist Modernities” and “Italian Fascism’s Empire Cinema.” Her forthcoming book is called “Strongmen: How The Rise, Why They Succeed, How They Fall.” She’s also a columnist for CNN.com.

And Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky professor of philosophy at Yale University. Stanley is the author of “Know How,” “Language in Context,” “Knowledge and Practical Interests,” as well as “How Propaganda Works.” His latest book, which was released earlier this year, is “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them.” Ruth, Jason, welcome both of you to Intercepted.

Jeremy Scahill: So, that was from the film “A Night at the Garden.” People can watch that at fieldofvision.org. Ruth, one other sort of historically important point I think that’s relevant to bring up is — we can say, oh, well, this isn’t something that is a direct analog to fascism right now, because we have a multiparty system, because we are having elections, because Trump has not declared himself president for life in an official way, although he does joke about it sometimes.

But couldn’t someone make an argument — yes, because we’re only two years into this, but the direction that we are heading in definitely has historical analogs in how Mussolini consolidated power and in how Hitler consolidated power, how General Franco consolidated power? Isn’t it a fair point to say, yes, you may be technically correct that we’re not living in that right now, but all of the warning signs from history are screaming out for us to recognize this for what it is?

Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Yes, and — you know, in the case of Mussolini there was a two-year period that’s very instructive where he was head of a coalition government — and Hitler had the same. It’s just that Hitler had already been trying to get to power for 10 years, and he wanted power immediately. You know, Mussolini used to joke about staying in power for 20 years. His personality profile, the way he treated and humiliated his allies in Parliament is very, very similar.

You know, one of the reasons he killed Giacomo Matteotti, who was the head of the Socialist Party —even I was taught in former years that it was just because he was anti-fascist. Well, turned out Matteotti was about to denounce Mussolini and his family and the National Fascist Party for corruption. And so, he was killed for a classic kleptocracy. Mussolini was put under investigation, and it was to escape investigation that he declared dictatorship.

So, these transition moments are very, very important, but they are transitions. When we — when things evolve, and — I believe that we are heading toward, you could say, a militarized authoritarian surveillance state. It will look different than the fascism of the 20th century looked. But we are heading toward that, but we are in the transition, and we still have time to do something about it.

Jeremy Scahill:  What would be, Ruth, the sort of next steps that people should be aware of based on your understanding of history?

Ruth Ben-Ghiat: One of the issues is, when you have someone like this in power, there’s so much going on, and they hit you in so many directions — which is a strategy, by the way. This is a Bannon “blitzkrieg” strategy, that it’s hard to know what to do first. So, you have population management, the very significant move that they were trying to have the National Park Service not allow protest, and GOP legislators introduced several bills to criminalize protest.

One thing I find interesting, which recurs in the past, is Trump is this charismatic figure. And they come along every so often, you’ve mentioned some of them. And they seem to coalesce the kind of anxieties and frustrations of a given historical moment, but the conservative elites—in this case, GOP—back them and not other people, because they believe that they can use them as a vehicle to do the things they’ve been wanting to do for a long time—the racist, the voter suppression, all the things that the GOP has been trying to activate and was very frustrated it couldn’t do under Obama, right? This is a kind of mutual using of the authoritarian and his backers, right? And so, many of the repressive, authoritarian-minded things going on right now are being introduced by the GOP.

{... ...]

Jeremy Scahill:: Well, and, Jason, you also write about the necessary mythology that comes with Trump’s whole spiel, that America was once great. What he’s really sort of telegraphing there is, there was a time when white people were in full control of this country until the immigrants, the blacks, the uppity women, the Jews, the globalists came to steal America’s greatness. And one of the stats in your book that you cite is 45 percent of Trump supporters believe that whites are the most discriminated-against racial group in America and that 54 percent of Trump supporters believe that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in America.

Jason Stanley: When the dominant group is made to feel like victims, that seems to be the culture that breeds the success of this kind of politics. [... reflective of this, that —]

Jason Stanley: [...  ...] So, the idea is that all movements for equality are really masks for domination. And so, at that moment when you find the dominant racial group being made to feel like this enormous victim of feminism, of minority groups, that’s when you know the politics is taking effective control. Of course, it distracts them from what they’re really victims of, which is the people funding this kind of politics, which, as Ruth mentioned, are very often business elites .

Jeremy Scahill: These are the words of the great Langston Hughes   from his poem Let America Be America Again. The poem was performed here on Intercepted by Ty Jones, the producing artistic director at the Classical Theatre of Harlem.

Ty Jones Performs Langston Hughes’s Poem “Let America Be America Again”

Let America be America again.

Let it be the dream it used to be.

Let it be the pioneer on the plain

Seeking a home where he himself is free.

 

(America never was America to me.)

 

Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed—

Let it be that great strong land of love

Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme

That any man be crushed by one above.

 

(It never was America to me.)

 

O, let my land be a land where Liberty

Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,

But opportunity is real, and life is free,

Equality is in the air we breathe.

 

(There’s never been equality for me,

Nor freedom in this “homeland of the free.”)


 

Say, who are you that mumbles in the dark?

And who are you that draws your veil across the stars?

 

I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart,

I am the Negro bearing slavery’s scars.

I am the red man driven from the land,

I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek—

And finding only the same old stupid plan

Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak.

 

I am the young man, full of strength and hope,

Tangled in that ancient endless chain

Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land!

Of grab the gold! Of grab the ways of satisfying need!

Of work the men! Of take the pay!

Of owning everything for one’s own greed!

 

I am the farmer, bondsman to the soil.

I am the worker sold to the machine.

I am the Negro, servant to you all.

I am the people, humble, hungry, mean—

Hungry yet today despite the dream.

Beaten yet today—O, Pioneers!

I am the man who never got ahead,

The poorest worker bartered through the years.

 

Yet I’m the one who dreamt our basic dream

In the Old World while still a serf of kings,

Who dreamt a dream so strong, so brave, so true,

That even yet its mighty daring sings

In every brick and stone, in every furrow turned

That’s made America the land it has become.

O, I’m the man who sailed those early seas

In search of what I meant to be my home—

For I’m the one who left dark Ireland’s shore,

And Poland’s plain, and England’s grassy lea,

And torn from Black Africa’s strand I came

To build a “homeland of the free.”

 

The free?
 

Who said the free? Not me?

Surely not me? The millions on relief today?

The millions shot down when we strike?

The millions who have nothing for our pay?

For all the dreams we’ve dreamed

And all the songs we’ve sung

And all the hopes we’ve held

And all the flags we’ve hung,

The millions who have nothing for our pay—

Except the dream that’s almost dead today.

 

O, let America be America again—

The land that never has been yet—

And yet must be—the land where every man is free.

The land that’s mine—the poor man’s, Indian’s, Negro’s, ME—

Who made America,

Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,

Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,

Must bring back our mighty dream again.

 

Sure, call me any ugly name you choose—

The steel of freedom does not stain.

From those who live like leeches on the people’s lives,

We must take back our land again,

America!

 

O, yes,

I say it plain,

America never was America to me,

And yet I swear this oath—

America will be!

 

Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,

The R A P E and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,

We, the people, must redeem

The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.

The mountains and the endless plain—

All, all the stretch of these great green states—

And make America again!

Listen to the entire podcast or read the lengthy interview:


Agelbert NOTE: As much as I admire the courage of those luminaries above and as much as I agree with their analysis of the present political threat to we-the-people (INCLUDING THE FOOLED TRUMP SUPPORTERS) that Trump's (Fascist) Brand of Authoritarianism represents, the entire discussion is made MOOT by the inability of the US Government (including BOTH the Democratic and Republican wings of the Profit over People and Planet Oligarchs 'R' US 😈🐉🦕🦖👹 💵 🎩 🍌🏴‍☠️ Party) to take steps to mitigate Catastrophic Climate Change by going on a War Economy footing to transition to 100% Renewable Energy within a decade or less. Neither Hitler nor Stalin nor Mussolini had to to face the fact that the human species is on the fast track to extinction, even though we were already well on the way in the time of those dictators. It REALLY IS DIFFERENT this time with the Trump Fascist Wrecking Crew et al.

The way things ARE now, the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn (i.e. the greedball oil loving, Fascist pie in the sky wishful thinkers of the Fossil Fuel 'Industry ' ) are killing, 24/7, ANY hope for a viable biosphere.

IOW, no amount of fixing the Fascist Tyranny now sweeping the globe will stop the unavoidable mass extinction of most, if not all, of the mammalian vertebrate species on this planet (including humans, of course). ONLY a transition to a 100% Renewable Energy powered WORLD economy WITHIN A DECADE OR LESS can, hopefully (it may be too late even for that too, but that doesn't mean we should not try) guarantee a (barely) viable biosphere for future generations.

OTHERWISE, ....IT........ IS....


 
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 07, 2018, 01:15:44 pm »



Victory: A Climate Change Denier 🦕 Will No Longer Run the House Science Committee

However you feel about the outcome of last night’s election, if you care about evidence-based policymaking, there’s one thing to cheer: The House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology will, for the first time in nearly a decade, be led by someone who accepts the conclusions of mainstream climate science.

 


By Maddie Stone

November 7, 2018 9:33am Filed to: BRAVE NEW WORLD

However you feel about the outcome of last night’s election, if you care about evidence-based policymaking, there’s one thing to cheer: The House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology will, for the first time in nearly a decade, be led by someone who accepts the conclusions of mainstream climate science.

With Democrats now in control of the House, leadership of the House Science Committee is likely to fall to Texas Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson. Johnson, who became the committee’s first African American and first female ranking member in 2010, is a strong advocate for funding STEM education and expanding educational opportunities for minorities, in particular. She’s also a solidly pro-environment politician, according to her League of Conservation Voters scorecard.

It’s almost hard to imagine a world in which the House Science Committee is not a Frankenstinian mockery of its name, cobbled together from dead theories and misguided lines of inquiry. It has been that way for so, so very long. The committee’s death spiral began when Republicans assumed the control of the House in 2010, but it was when Texas Republican Lamar Smith became chair in 2013 that the ship really sailed off the flat earth’s edge.

Under the tenure of Smith, the committee has held hearing after hearing casting doubt on mainstream climate science, used its subpoena power to harass and intimidate climate scientists, entertained the conspiracy theory that sea level rise is caused by rocks falling into the ocean, and used its Twitter account to blast links to climate change-denying Breitbart articles. Smith, who is not a scientist, has used the veil of authority that chairmanship offers to pen articles imploring the public not to buy into the “hysteria over carbon dioxide” while railing against “climate alarmists” at pro-fossil fuel get-togethers. (He has also accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry.)

In short, the House Science Committee has been a dark place for rational discourse on climate change. Sitting on it has been a lonely and frustrating experience for Bill Foster, Congress’s lone scientist (until last night). To be fair, the Republican-led committee has been more supportive of space exploration and astronomy, even though it favors further privatization of the sector and has criticized the James Webb Space telescope for going massively over-budget. Smith is also a big fan of fusion energy research, which, cool. And in recent months, the committee has made a mission of going after science’s serial sexual harassers, even going to far as to recommend stripping them of federal funding in September.

But these bright spots do not negate the damage Smith and his ilk have done to public understanding of climate science. In a statement released last night, Congresswoman Johnson laid out her priorities for the committee, including “promoting effective STEM education,” “defending the scientific enterprise from political and ideological attacks,” and addressing climate change by “starting with acknowledging it is real.”

Last on Johnson’s to-do list? Restoring the credibility of the House Science Committee. It’s a tall order, but for the first time in years, I’m feeling hopeful about the possibility.

https://earther.gizmodo.com/victory-a-climate-change-denier-will-no-longer-run-the-1830276533
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 06, 2018, 11:08:19 am »


Quote
I made my own list of radical steps last month, and concluded that "individual actions can add up to carbon savings, but there is one individual action that tops them all" –  vote the reactionary climate arsonists 🐉🦕🦀🦖😈👹💵🎩🍌🏴‍☠️🚩 out.

Agelbert NOTE: CHOICE, NOT CHANCE; Vote DEMOCRATIC for a VIABLE BIOSPHERE or vote REPUBLICAN for A NONviable one.



Artist: Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)
Date: 1888
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 18 x 21 3/4 in. (45.7 x 55.2 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Purchase, The Annenberg Foundation Gift, 1992
Accession Number: 1992.374

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/object-package?pkgids=415
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 02, 2018, 07:04:49 pm »

NO ONE becomes a REFUGEE BY CHOICE  

Jun 20, 2018 by CGTN

Refugee crisis continues to deteriorate as regional conflicts and widespread violence cause people to flee their homes. Since 2001, the United Nations and ...


Immigration as a Refugee IS NOT A CHOICE.


Jan 15, 2014 | 60,781 views | by TEDx Talks

Refugees are often marginalised, their humanity ignored as their stories go untold. In this remarkable and emotional talk, however, author and former refugee ...



Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 02, 2018, 06:24:34 pm »


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November 1, 2018

Big Oil-Funded Campaign🐉🦕🦖 Uses Pot of Money to Mislead Latino Voters

The fossil-fuel-funded campaign to defeat the carbon tax ballot measure in Washington State is attracting enormous sums of money as well as charges of dubious outreach efforts towards minority communities. A review of state data by Reuters shows that the oil industry has spent more than $30 billion dollars to fight the measure--double the amount of money spent by pro-initiative groups, and the most money ever spent to defeat a ballot measure in Washington. And as the Stranger reports, some of that staggering sum is going towards misleading campaigns directed at Spanish-speaking voters: several Latino business owners say that a mailer sent by the opposition campaign listing their businesses as opposed to the ballot is misleading and that they did not agree to appear on the mailer. "Most campaigns don’t even bother reaching out to Latino voters," Peter Bloch Garcia of the Latino Community Fund told the Stranger. "But because we’ve been organizing for years, front and center, and taking a strong position in support of 1631 they are explicitly targeting us. I have never in my life in Washington seen a targeted mailer like this that has exploited our community."

https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/10/30/34766340/big-oil-is-exploiting-latinos-in-washington-state-with-misleading-advertising



Oceans Boiling Up

The world's oceans may have absorbed much more heat in recent years than previously thought, a new study says, with worrying implications for how fast climate change may increase in the future. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, finds that oceans may have warmed 60 percent more between 1991 and 2016 compared to current IPCC estimates. "We thought that we got away with not a lot of warming in both the ocean and the atmosphere for the amount of CO2 that we emitted," lead author Laure Resplandy told the Washington Post. "But we were wrong. The planet warmed more than we thought. It was hidden from us just because we didn’t sample it right. But it was there. It was in the ocean already."

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46046067



Florida Farmworkers Face Fearsome Temps 🌡️🚩

Climate change is seriously threatening the health of outdoor workers in Florida's booming agriculture industry, new research shows. A report released this week from Public Citizen and the Farmworker Association of Florida and Emory University finds that farmworkers working outside in all of Florida's 67 counties faced dangerous levels of heat this summer. The report also analyzes data collected from 250 farmworkers during an Emory University study, which showed that four out of five workers exceeded a body temperature of 100.4°F on at least one day during the study. "You talk to farmworkers and they know it’s getting hotter. They feel it and they’re worried," the Farmworker Association of Florida's Jeannie Economos told reporters on a press call.

https://thinkprogress.org/florida-farmworkers-climate-change-report-2e04cf75fce3/




Immigrants, Climate Change, Bombs and Conspiracy Theories

New research from Cornell, published in PNAS this week, finds that the public vastly underestimates how concerned minority and low-income Americans are about climate change, likely due to the widespread stereotype of environmental concerns being something for wealthy white people who don’t have more pressing problems.

But extreme events like Hurricanes Harvey and Maria have increasingly made it clear that those underserved communities are hit hardest by climate change, and their high level of concern reflects that reality. Importantly, the study found that when subjects were shown a mock-up photo of a diverse (hypothetical) green group, the perception gap between how much they thought people cared and how much people actually do care shrunk, offering yet more evidence that diversity is important to climate action.

Moving from the lab to field work, Alex Harris at the Miami Herald reported Tuesday on Public Citizen’s new report, coproduced with an Emory University researcher and the Farmworker Association of Florida, showing that rising temperatures are putting more and more of Florida’s farm workers in danger. They documented that outdoor workers regularly faced dangerously hot conditions this past summer, with those doing very heavy labor working in dangerous conditions 76% of the time.

Since heavy agriculture work in the US largely relies on undocumented immigrants, it’s likely that dangerous conditions and impacts go underreported. 

For those not in denial, the fact that the people working to feed us are doing so in dangerous conditions should be both upsetting and motivating. For those in denial, any connection of climate change and immigration issues is an unwelcome thought that must be rationalized away or flatly rejected.

For example, in response to a piece in the Guardian detailing how climate change is one of the drivers of the migrant caravan, Anthony Watts 🦖 goes full FoxNews 😈 Grandpa. He described the story, which documents how repeated (climate amplified) droughts that cause crop failures are sending farmers in search of a better way to feed their family, as “journalistic bullhockey.”

He then said the “‘climate driver’ idea is just as stupid as the idea that these people are making the trek of over 2000 miles on their own, walking the entire way, without assistance, timing the arrival to coincide with just before the U.S. elections, so they can be front page news, and used to elicit sympathy for one party while being used to attack the other.”

Yes, according to Watts, poor, starving immigrants have uprooted their entire lives and begun walking thousands of miles in order influence the US midterms. Because everything, everywhere, around the world, is always about how those pesky liberals are pulling the strings to make conservatives look bad.  

This, to deniers 🦕, is a sensible sentiment. And even the relatively sane ones are apparently finding the climate connection hard to believe. “As best I can tell,” Ryan Maue tweeted, the caravan-climate angle is “completely made up” and “#FakeNews is everywhere especially in weather & climate.” (Yes, the “relatively” in “relatively sane” is doing a lot of work...)

But the climate-carvan-connection news is certainly not fake. As Alex Kaufman at HuffPo writes this week, how we respond to these immigration issues is going to matter a whole lot as the climate continues to change. Deniers clearly aren’t going to see that this obvious climate impact is causing what they consider to be a major problem (aka people who aren’t Norwegian White coming to America) and aren’t going to respond by addressing a root cause: fossil fuel emissions.

Instead, they’ll do what authoritarians do, and send in the troops to use military force to enforce the (white) nationalist status quo.


Sad as Watts’s and Maue’s mental contortions are, they’re hardly the only climate deniers with conspiratorial mindsets. As Scott Waldman at E&E reported on Tuesday, a raft of climate-change-denying conservative pundits have spent the last week as “bomb deniers,” casting doubt on the reality of and perpetrator behind the string of mail bomb terrorist attacks. They doubted whether the bombs were real at all, or whether they were actually sent by “some progressive psycho” in the words of Steve Milloy.

Whether you want to deny the reality of climate change, or how it can be a trigger or driver of immigration, or that your President’s constant attacks on the press and politicians found fertile ground in a fevered mind, the playbook is the same.

Call the problem a hoax and blame it on a shadowy elite using “fake news” to achieve their own nefarious goals at the expense of an unwitting public. Whether the cabal is communist climate scientists, progressives mailing themselves bombs or wealthy Jewish liberals supposedly funding migrant caravans, it doesn’t matter how crazy it sounds so long as it gives aggrieved and entitled white men a scapegoat to attack.

A fine enviro news summary, AG.

Thanks bro.
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:10:28 pm »

EcoWatch

BY Lorraine Chow

Oct. 31, 2018 01:50PM EST

Iceberg 5x the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Pine Island Glacier

SNIPPET:

The Pine Island Glacier, the fastest-retreating glacier in Antarctica, lost another massive chunk of ice earlier this week.

A 115-square-mile section calved off the ice shelf on Oct. 29. That's roughly the five times the size of Manhattan.

The piece was expected to take weeks or months to break off after the first cracks were observed about a month ago, according to Stef Lhermitte, an assistant professor in the Department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

But "I was a bit surprised" it broke off that quickly, he told Live Science. "It turned out to be on the quick side."

Read more:

https://www.ecowatch.com/iceberg-glacier-antarctica-calving-2616839091.html

Agelbert NOTE: Trump 🦀 and his wrecking crew continue to TOTALLY IGNORE sound Scientific TRUTH while peddling a vile stream of happy talk LIES about some "affordable" (dirty fossil fuel based🦕🦖) Energy Plan. Vote Republican and you will guarantee climate catastrophe.




Posted by: AGelbert
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:15:22 pm »

 
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November 1, 2018

Big Oil-Funded Campaign🐉🦕🦖 Uses Pot of Money to Mislead Latino Voters

The fossil-fuel-funded campaign to defeat the carbon tax ballot measure in Washington State is attracting enormous sums of money as well as charges of dubious outreach efforts towards minority communities. A review of state data by Reuters shows that the oil industry has spent more than $30 billion dollars to fight the measure--double the amount of money spent by pro-initiative groups, and the most money ever spent to defeat a ballot measure in Washington. And as the Stranger reports, some of that staggering sum is going towards misleading campaigns directed at Spanish-speaking voters: several Latino business owners say that a mailer sent by the opposition campaign listing their businesses as opposed to the ballot is misleading and that they did not agree to appear on the mailer. "Most campaigns don’t even bother reaching out to Latino voters," Peter Bloch Garcia of the Latino Community Fund told the Stranger. "But because we’ve been organizing for years, front and center, and taking a strong position in support of 1631 they are explicitly targeting us. I have never in my life in Washington seen a targeted mailer like this that has exploited our community."

https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/10/30/34766340/big-oil-is-exploiting-latinos-in-washington-state-with-misleading-advertising



Oceans Boiling Up

The world's oceans may have absorbed much more heat in recent years than previously thought, a new study says, with worrying implications for how fast climate change may increase in the future. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, finds that oceans may have warmed 60 percent more between 1991 and 2016 compared to current IPCC estimates. "We thought that we got away with not a lot of warming in both the ocean and the atmosphere for the amount of CO2 that we emitted," lead author Laure Resplandy told the Washington Post. "But we were wrong. The planet warmed more than we thought. It was hidden from us just because we didn’t sample it right. But it was there. It was in the ocean already."

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46046067



Florida Farmworkers Face Fearsome Temps 🌡️🚩

Climate change is seriously threatening the health of outdoor workers in Florida's booming agriculture industry, new research shows. A report released this week from Public Citizen and the Farmworker Association of Florida and Emory University finds that farmworkers working outside in all of Florida's 67 counties faced dangerous levels of heat this summer. The report also analyzes data collected from 250 farmworkers during an Emory University study, which showed that four out of five workers exceeded a body temperature of 100.4°F on at least one day during the study. "You talk to farmworkers and they know it’s getting hotter. They feel it and they’re worried," the Farmworker Association of Florida's Jeannie Economos told reporters on a press call.

https://thinkprogress.org/florida-farmworkers-climate-change-report-2e04cf75fce3/




Immigrants, Climate Change, Bombs and Conspiracy Theories

New research from Cornell, published in PNAS this week, finds that the public vastly underestimates how concerned minority and low-income Americans are about climate change, likely due to the widespread stereotype of environmental concerns being something for wealthy white people who don’t have more pressing problems.

But extreme events like Hurricanes Harvey and Maria have increasingly made it clear that those underserved communities are hit hardest by climate change, and their high level of concern reflects that reality. Importantly, the study found that when subjects were shown a mock-up photo of a diverse (hypothetical) green group, the perception gap between how much they thought people cared and how much people actually do care shrunk, offering yet more evidence that diversity is important to climate action.

Moving from the lab to field work, Alex Harris at the Miami Herald reported Tuesday on Public Citizen’s new report, coproduced with an Emory University researcher and the Farmworker Association of Florida, showing that rising temperatures are putting more and more of Florida’s farm workers in danger. They documented that outdoor workers regularly faced dangerously hot conditions this past summer, with those doing very heavy labor working in dangerous conditions 76% of the time.

Since heavy agriculture work in the US largely relies on undocumented immigrants, it’s likely that dangerous conditions and impacts go underreported. 

For those not in denial, the fact that the people working to feed us are doing so in dangerous conditions should be both upsetting and motivating. For those in denial, any connection of climate change and immigration issues is an unwelcome thought that must be rationalized away or flatly rejected.

For example, in response to a piece in the Guardian detailing how climate change is one of the drivers of the migrant caravan, Anthony Watts 🦖 goes full FoxNews 😈 Grandpa. He described the story, which documents how repeated (climate amplified) droughts that cause crop failures are sending farmers in search of a better way to feed their family, as “journalistic bullhockey.”

He then said the “‘climate driver’ idea is just as stupid as the idea that these people are making the trek of over 2000 miles on their own, walking the entire way, without assistance, timing the arrival to coincide with just before the U.S. elections, so they can be front page news, and used to elicit sympathy for one party while being used to attack the other.”

Yes, according to Watts, poor, starving immigrants have uprooted their entire lives and begun walking thousands of miles in order influence the US midterms. Because everything, everywhere, around the world, is always about how those pesky liberals are pulling the strings to make conservatives look bad.  

This, to deniers 🦕, is a sensible sentiment. And even the relatively sane ones are apparently finding the climate connection hard to believe. “As best I can tell,” Ryan Maue tweeted, the caravan-climate angle is “completely made up” and “#FakeNews is everywhere especially in weather & climate.” (Yes, the “relatively” in “relatively sane” is doing a lot of work...)

But the climate-carvan-connection news is certainly not fake. As Alex Kaufman at HuffPo writes this week, how we respond to these immigration issues is going to matter a whole lot as the climate continues to change. Deniers clearly aren’t going to see that this obvious climate impact is causing what they consider to be a major problem (aka people who aren’t Norwegian White coming to America) and aren’t going to respond by addressing a root cause: fossil fuel emissions.

Instead, they’ll do what authoritarians do, and send in the troops to use military force to enforce the (white) nationalist status quo.


Sad as Watts’s and Maue’s mental contortions are, they’re hardly the only climate deniers with conspiratorial mindsets. As Scott Waldman at E&E reported on Tuesday, a raft of climate-change-denying conservative pundits have spent the last week as “bomb deniers,” casting doubt on the reality of and perpetrator behind the string of mail bomb terrorist attacks. They doubted whether the bombs were real at all, or whether they were actually sent by “some progressive psycho” in the words of Steve Milloy.

Whether you want to deny the reality of climate change, or how it can be a trigger or driver of immigration, or that your President’s constant attacks on the press and politicians found fertile ground in a fevered mind, the playbook is the same.

Call the problem a hoax and blame it on a shadowy elite using “fake news” to achieve their own nefarious goals at the expense of an unwitting public. Whether the cabal is communist climate scientists, progressives mailing themselves bombs or wealthy Jewish liberals supposedly funding migrant caravans, it doesn’t matter how crazy it sounds so long as it gives aggrieved and entitled white men a scapegoat to attack.

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: October 30, 2018, 10:54:13 pm »

Freakishly Slow Sea Ice Regrowth: 1 of 2 // Oct 26, 2018

Arctic sea ice regrowth in October is freakishly slow. We are at record low ice extent for late October; even lower than the 2012 minimum. In this video, and the next, I chat about:


֍ Beaufort Gyre stalling and reversal,
֍ atmospheric and ocean circulation changes,
֍ sea-surface and water column temperatures,
֍ salinities,
֍ heat transport, and much more.
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Freakishly Slow Sea Ice Regrowth: 2 of 2 // Oct 26, 2018


Second video continues as before.  And since formation in 2015, there have been two permanent hot spots in the oceans off Svalbard, with water temperatures at 78 degrees latitude North of 18.5 degrees Celsius in late October.    


https://paulbeckwith.net/

Posted by: AGelbert
« on: October 30, 2018, 06:11:00 pm »

EcoWatch

Oct 30, 2018


SNIPPET:

The tide surpassed 5 feet, 3 inches, making it the highest recorded since 2008 and potentially the highest recorded since 1979, CNN reported.

Oct 30, 2018 | 2,187 views | by Global News

Venice faced the worst flooding in a decade as high tide and high winds swamped landmarks and streets in the northern Italian city on October 30. For more info ...


Posted by: AGelbert
« on: October 26, 2018, 01:56:45 pm »



No End in Sight for Florida’s Algae Emergency as Red Tide Spreads up Atlantic Coast ☠️😨
Maddie Stone

Wednesday 12:22pmFiled to:RED TIDE



https://earther.gizmodo.com/red-tide-has-spread-up-floridas-atlantic-coast-with-no-1829934493
Posted by: AGelbert
« on: October 25, 2018, 03:05:45 pm »

The Revelator

Teens Rise Up for Action on Climate

The Ask

October 17, 2018 - by John R. Platt

We asked one of the teenage organizers of the recent Zero Hour Youth Climate March what they’ve learned and how others can follow in their footsteps.

SNIPPET:

What’s your biggest takeaway from these first events? Are politicians or the heads of corporations listening?

You can never really tell when politicians are listening because it’s their job to pretend like they’re listening. It’s their job to make you think that they’re considering everything that you tell them, that everything that you say is important to them. I hope that they have at least heard what we are saying. I know that after the lobby day at least their staff knows who we are, and saw our faces and heard our voices.

The other day I was talking to Senator Heinrich at a League of Conservation Voters event. He said that he knew us, that he’d heard of us. That meant the world to me and Jamie [Margolin, the founder of Zero Hour]. I don’t have words for it. I looked him in the eye and I knew that he had genuinely heard of us and that this wasn’t just a tactic. I was so grateful that we had recognized by someone with so much influence in our government.

Zero Hour advocates for common-sense climate legislation. What does that look like to you?

The term “common sense” is tough. Not everyone knows what you’re talking about. In the case of common-sense climate legislation, however, it really is what just about anyone might think it is. All we want is what makes sense. All we want is effective change. All we want for the people of this world is protection and safety. That’s all anyone wants. That’s what makes it common sense, because everyone at least wants a good life for themselves.


Full article:

https://therevelator.org/teens-rise-action-climate/

Zero Hour Just 🦅 Transition

Zero Hour Platform and attacks on them by the Hydrocarbon Hellspawn 🦕🦖

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