The Green New Deal: Doubling Down on Failure and Distracting US from This Core Problem

by Rainer Shea Revolution Dispatch As the world is being pummeled by social and environmental crises, civilization is becoming starkly divided between a comfortable upper class and a massive underclass of disposable people. This is the consequence of creating a society where the vast majority of the resources are controlled by the rich. For just … Continue reading The Green New Deal: Doubling Down on Failure and Distracting US from This Core Problem

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

The Choice We Face

Politicians need to be clear: do they take climate change seriously or not? by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Feb, 9, 2019 You don't even have to accept the most severe predictions about the consequences of climate change to understand that we stand at the brink of something dire. You only need to look at the Fourth National Climate … Continue reading The Choice We Face

There’s now an official Green New Deal. Here’s what’s in it.

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.

In Response to Lies and Hate, Let Me Make Some Things Clear About My Climate Strike

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

The plane(t) has been hijacked by billionaires, and we’re all passengers

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

How frigid polar vortex blasts are connected to global warming

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