How the Fossil Fuel Industry Paid Religious Leaders to Go in Climate Change Denial

by Brendan O'Connor SplinterNews edited by O Society April 22, 2019 In 2005, at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Evangelicals was on the verge of doing something novel: affirming science. Specifically, the 30-million-member group, which represents 51 Christian denominations, was debating how to advance a new platform called “For the … Continue reading How the Fossil Fuel Industry Paid Religious Leaders to Go in Climate Change Denial

Top 100 Solutions to Address Our Climate Crisis Problems to Celebrate Earth Day

  A chat with Paul Hawken about his ambitious effort to “map, measure, and model” global warming solutions. by David Roberts Vox edited by O Society Apr 22, 2019 Family planning. Who knew?(Drawdown) By now, the looming dangers of climate crisis are clear to anyone whose faculties include an attention span greater than that of the average cocker … Continue reading Top 100 Solutions to Address Our Climate Crisis Problems to Celebrate Earth Day

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

  No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response ‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images by George Monbiot Guardian edited by … Continue reading Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

by Naomi Klein Intercept edited by O Society April 20, 2019 “A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” is a seven-minute film narrated by the congresswoman and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Set a couple of decades from now, it’s a flat-out rejection of the idea a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it … Continue reading A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The System, Youth, and Democracy

by  Roberto Savio Inter Press Service edited by O Society March 28, 2019 If we ever needed proof of how the political system has become self-referential and unable to update itself, the latest student march in more than 1,000 towns is a very good example. https://youtu.be/VFkQSGyeCWg Of course, politicians referred to it in declarations and, in a … Continue reading The System, Youth, and Democracy

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…

What the Republican Party knows about climate change the Democratic Party does not

What I mean there is the reason there is such widespread denial of the reality of climate change with power brokers in the Republican Party, and certainly within very right-wing, free-market think tanks, is they understand this:If the science is true, then the political or economic projects they hope to advance, which is a radically … Continue reading What the Republican Party knows about climate change the Democratic Party does not