Category: Climate Change

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Ted Glick: No New Permits for Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

How much is FERC a rubber stamp agency? In 30 years, it has turned down only one gas industry permit application, in 2016

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Jeremy Brecher: “Climate Kids” v. Trump

Trial of the Century Pits Trump Climate Denialism against “Right to a Climate System Capable of Sustaining Human Life”

Stan Cox: Can the climate survive electoral democracy? Maybe. Can it survive capitalism? No.

We have to use what’s left of our democracy (inside and especially outside of electoral politics) to simultaneously fight the fascism that threatens humanity and the capitalism that threatens the Earth as a whole

Chris Williams: Will science go rogue against Donald Trump?

Scientists must grapple with politics and resist political reaction in order to be more effective

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Alleen Brown: As Construction Near Standing Rock Restarts, Pipeline Fights Flare Across the U.S.

While the Standing Rock Sioux and neighboring tribes attempt to halt the project in court, other opponents of the pipeline have launched what they’re calling a “last stand,” holding protests and disruptive actions across the U.S.

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Jeremy Brecher: How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Trump

The linked defense of the workers and the climate lie at the core of Social Self-Defense against Trump and Trumpism

Yessenia Funes: What Trump Voters Think of Climate Change

It’s not what their president thinks

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Tom Engelhardt: Crimes of the Trump Era (a Preview)

The 25/8 News Cycle Is Already Rolling, But the Looting of America Hasn’t Really Begun

Stan Cox: Facebook Server Farm Powered by “Clean Energy” Will Increase Denmark’s Greenhouse Emissions

Last month, the social-media giant Facebook announced plans to build a new data center near Odense, Denmark. The expansion of server capacity was needed, the company said, to support “richer content” such as live-streaming and virtual reality. The Facebook executive who made the public announcement (live-streamed, of course), noted that the new facility would have Read more…

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John Bellamy Foster: Trump and Climate Catastrophe

This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps, and our GW scientists are stuck in ice. —Donald Trump, January 2, 20141 The alarm bells are ringing. The climate-change denialism of the Trump administration, coupled with its goal of maximizing fossil-fuel extraction and consumption at all costs, Read more…

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