The Children Are Coming, The Children Are Coming…

...and they are pissed! Adults refuse to fix the world's glaring problems, so the kids stand up for themselves Common Dreams edited by O Society Mar 20, 2019 Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old whose protests outside the Swedish parliament spurred a massive global movement of young people striking from school to demand bold action on the … Continue reading The Children Are Coming, The Children Are Coming…

Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits

Photgraphs taken in Churchill, Manitoba, of a polar bear amongst the fireweed waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze over. In the words of the photographer, “The polar bear was all by himself as they are very solitary animals anyway, but this one looked particularly sad as it wandered around, almost as though it didn’t understand … Continue reading Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits

Ignore All Arguments About “What Is Politically Feasible”…

...because Nobody actually knows what can and can’t happen in politics. by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Feb 28, 2019 The last time I ever thought about whether something in politics “could” or “couldn’t” happen was Nov. 8, 2016. That day, a thing happened many people previously believed to be completely impossible. The chief political correspondents … Continue reading Ignore All Arguments About “What Is Politically Feasible”…

Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change”

Slowing climate change is crucial. Navigating its challenges is only possible if it is understood as but one facet of planetary overshoot by Julia Adeney Thomas Common Dreams Feb 28, 2019 Collaboration among scientists, policymakers, social scientists, humanists, and community leaders is key to contending with the Anthropocene. (Photo: Grassroots Global Justice Alliance) “Anthropocene” is a … Continue reading Why the “Anthropocene” Is Not “Climate Change”

Over 40 High School Students Demanding Green New Deal Arrested for Sit-In at Mitch McConnell’s Office

"We're here to warn him and all senators: if you refuse to back the Green New Deal, young people will remember next time you ask for our votes." by Jessica Corbett Common Dreams Feb 25, 2019   Hundreds of Kentucky high school students and climate campaigners with the youth-led Sunrise Movement descended on the Capitol … Continue reading Over 40 High School Students Demanding Green New Deal Arrested for Sit-In at Mitch McConnell’s Office

How the ‘Monster’ Permian Texas Oil Field Made the US a Lone Star in the World Market

Header image: The Permian Extinction—When Life Nearly Came to an End by Clifford Krauss   NYTimes Feb 3, 2019 MIDLAND, Tex. — In a global collapse of oil prices five years ago, scores of American oil companies went bankrupt. But one field withstood the onslaught, and even thrived: the Permian Basin, straddling Texas and New Mexico. A … Continue reading How the ‘Monster’ Permian Texas Oil Field Made the US a Lone Star in the World Market

Battle Lines are Drawn on Green New Deal

by Naomi Klein Intercept February 13. 2019 "I REALLY DON’T like their policies of taking away your car, taking away your airplane flights, of ‘let’s hop a train to California,’ or ‘you’re not allowed to own cows anymore!'” So bellowed President Donald Trump in El Paso, Texas, his first campaign-style salvo against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. … Continue reading Battle Lines are Drawn on Green New Deal