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
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
A close look at the fights it picks and the fights it avoids. by David Roberts Vox Feb 7, 2019 Markey and Ocasio-Cortez hold a news conference to unveil their Green New Deal resolution. Alex Wong/Getty Images And for now, to share a few initial impressions after reading through the short document a few times: What a … Continue reading There’s now an official Green New Deal. Here’s what’s in it.
by Greta Thunberg Common Dreams Feb 2, 2019 https://youtu.be/M7dVF9xylaw Recently I've seen many rumors circulating about me and enormous amounts of hate. This is no surprise to me. I know that since most people are not aware of the full meaning of the climate crisis (which is understandable since it has never been treated as a crisis) … Continue reading In Response to Lies and Hate, Let Me Make Some Things Clear About My Climate Strike
Richard Feloni interviews Anand Giridharadas Business Insider Feb. 1, 2019 Anand Giridharadas is an author and professor whose book "Winners Take All" is a scathing critique of the way elites treat philanthropy. He said Western elites have cloaked themselves in "changing the world" to protect their interests and reduce the efficacy of democratic change. He's critical of … Continue reading The plane(t) has been hijacked by billionaires, and we’re all passengers
part 2 of The Case of the Staggering Moron: Meanwhile in Australia by Jennifer Francis Conversation Jan 29, 2019 A record-breaking cold wave is sending literal shivers down the spines of millions of Americans. Temperatures across the upper Midwest are forecast to fall an astonishing 50 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) below normal this week – … Continue reading How frigid polar vortex blasts are connected to global warming
by Ellen Brown Truthdig Jan 29, 2019 The “Green New Deal” endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-N.Y., and more than 40 other House members has been criticized as imposing a too-heavy burden on the rich and upper-middle-class taxpayers who will have to pay for it. However, taxing the rich is not what the Green New … Continue reading The Financial Secret Behind Germany’s Green Energy Revolution