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    California can’t meet its goals unless it curbs refinery emissions

    Los Angeles Times The missing climate strategy California can’t meet its goals unless it curbs refinery emissions. VALERO’s Wilmington refinery, about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, is one of 17 oil refineries in California. (Rick Loomis Los Angeles Times) BY JACQUES LESLIE While...
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    Large-scale wind and solar power 'could green the Sahara'

    From the article below: "According to authors' calculations, a massive installation in the desert would generate more than four times the amount of energy that the world currently uses every year." Wind and solar 'could green the Sahara' Large-scale wind and solar power 'could green the...
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    Degrowth Considered, by Max Ajl

    Degrowth Considered Degrowth Considered by Max Ajl It was that lyrical defender of the desert, Edward Abbey, who most damningly indicted growth for “the sake of growth.” This was, Abbey argued, “the ideology of the cancer cell.” As he observed, cancer has no purpose. But it does have a...
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    Geoengineering and Coral Farming are now being tested to save World’s Coral

    Good points. As you suggest, there is no possible solution to the climate crisis within the grow-or-die framework of capitalism.
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    Excellent graphics: What's really warming the world?

    Click here to go to the page: Terms of Service Violation Excellent graphics and visualization of the climate forcings. A great piece to send to slow learners when it comes to global warming. NASA's Model Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about...
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    Geoengineering and Coral Farming are now being tested to save World’s Coral

    Geoengineering and Coral Farming are now being tested to save World’s Coral – NextBigFuture.com Geoengineering and Coral Farming are now being tested to save World’s Coral In 2016 and 2017, marine heat waves killed half of the corals in the Great Barrier reef.It takes ten years for the coral to...
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    L.A. ecosocialist conference for Fall 2018, planning meeting

    Update for next planning meeting for the L.A. ecosocialist conference: We will meet at KPFK on Sunday as we will have Outreach Committee meeting that morning from 11:30- 1 pm. Please join us then and we will talk about our event, perhaps beginning to give it some shape. Hope to see all...
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    PNAS: Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene

    You're right. The Pentagon is the single largest institutional user of petroleum products and energy. Shutting down the war industries and dismantling the military forces of capitalism is essential for planetary survival, and not only for its direct greenhouse gas emissions. Keep in mind that...
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    Afforested Sahara in Northern Africa?

    Preprint attached Atmospheric Feedbacks from an Irrigated, Afforested Sahara in Northern Africa Tronje Peer Kemena1 Katja Matthes1,2 Thomas Martin1 Sebastian Wahl1 Andreas Oschlies1,2 Abstract Afforestation of the Sahara has been proposed as a climate engineering method to sequester a...
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    Heart-wrenching firsthand account of Israeli water criminality

    Heart-wrenching firsthand account of Israeli water criminality Heart-wrenching firsthand account of Israeli water criminality Israeli water policy is diabolical: the water table beneath the West Bank is being siphoned off by Israel and rationed to Palestinian farmers, sold at exorbitant...
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    I think it is funny

    It makes sense to consult experts who study the climate in order to understand what is happening to the climate, just as one normally consults MDs for medical problems. At the same time we support democratic ecosocialism. Only the benighted rightwing would try to conjure a contradiction in that.
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    meeting notes 8.14.2018

    Present: David, Edie, Mark, Cord, Lisa, Shanelle, Veronica Howard (visiting) Next Meeting: Wed September 5, 4pm Agenda: Intros Commitments Plastic Campaign Ecosocialist Conference Art Projects Meeting Schedule Howard Commitments: -need committment and accountability in order to make a...
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    water bottle quote

    Yesterday, Lisa and I discussed an interview on Democracy Now of a woman freed from prison after 40 years and her reaction to the prevalence of water bottles. Her comments are instructive and might be useful to our campaign to eliminate plastic water bottles from CSUN. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: After 40...
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    Urban farmers haven’t given up in L.A.

    Los Angeles Times Fresh hope, in spades: A court ruling thickens the plot A dozen years after being booted, urban farmers haven’t given up in their fight to protect a lush South L.A. plot from development A PROTESTER in 2006 weeps as bulldozing begins at the urban farm on Alameda Street in...
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    This climate-change hack would reflect more sunlight. Not such a bright idea, study says.

    The Washington Post, Aug 8, 2018 This climate-change hack would reflect more sunlight. Not such a bright idea, study says. By Joel AchenbachAugust 8Email the author Scientists are pondering what might be called the volcanic solution to global warming. It would be the ultimate desperate...
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    Socialism on the Campaign Trail

    Socialism on the Campaign Trail Socialism on the Campaign Trail BY Elizabeth Schulte Socialist Worker August 11, 2018 “We should seek only to register the actual vote of socialism, no more and no less. In our propaganda we should state our principles clearly, speak the truth fearlessly...
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    Socialism and the Liberal Imagination: How do socialist demands become liberal common sense?

    Socialism and the Liberal Imagination | Dissent Magazine Socialism and the Liberal Imagination How do socialist demands become liberal common sense? The history of the New Deal offers a useful lesson. Mason B. Williams August 8, 2018 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaking at a rally for...
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    Inflation is outpacing U.S. wage growth

    Los Angeles Times, August 11, 2018 Los Angeles Times Inflation is outpacing U.S. wage growth BY HEATHER LONG U.S. workers’ paychecks are worth less than they were a year ago, the Labor Department reported Friday, as modest wage gains have not kept pace with inflation. Prices rose 2.9% from...
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    PNAS: Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene

    I agree with much of what Brad says, including the necessity for revolutionary changes rather than just the "reform bandaids" perfunctorily ennumerated in the article (as in so many others). But there are some observations in the article that deserve consideration, in particular this passage...
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    Naomi Klein bares the limitations of her liberal environmentalism, by Roger Annis

    Here's yet another example --- this one from Common Dreams --- of a writer passionately opposed to neoliberalism, but with nothing bad to say about capitalism. There is virtually no Left in this country. Pathetic. Neoliberalism Drives Climate Breakdown, Not Human Nature
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