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    ‘Worst case’ emissions scenario is best match for reality

    https://climateandcapitalism.com/2020/08/04/worst-case-emissions-scenario-is-best-match-for-reality/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+climateandcapitalism%2FpEtD+%28Climate+and+Capitalism%29 Worst case’ emissions scenario is best match for reality Posted on August 4...
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    Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege'

    Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege' | Momtaza Mehri Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege' Momtaza Mehri ...The language of white privilege obscures systemic inequality by reducing it to individual actors – quite literally in the form of...
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    Nature: Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering with croplands

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2448-9 Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering with croplands Abstract Enhanced silicate rock weathering (ERW), deployable with croplands, has potential use for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) removal (CDR), which is now...
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    What Would It Cost to Buy Out the Fossil Fuel Industry?

    Fyi, Food & Water Watch commissioned a report, with a lot of technical details, describing steps for Los Angeles to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2030: Clean Energy for Los Angeles An analysis of a pathway for 100 percent renewable energy in Los Angeles by 2030...
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    What Would It Cost to Buy Out the Fossil Fuel Industry?

    Richard, How would you compare Robert Pollin's proposal for nationalization of the fossil fuel industry given in this interview to your proposal ? David It's Time to Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry C.J. POLYCHRONIOU, TRUTHOUT We must institute public ownership of the fossil fuel...
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    New information about clouds in the Southern Hemisphere

    https://theconversation.com/we-caught-bacteria-from-the-most-pristine-air-on-earth-to-help-solve-a-climate-modeling-mystery-140041 We caught bacteria from the most pristine air on earth to help solve a climate modeling mystery June 19, 2020 8.07am EDT The Southern Ocean is a vast band of open...
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    Biggest methane gas leak in U.S. history: Aliso Canyon

    Los Angeles Times, June 14, 2020 https://enewspaper.latimes.com/desktop/latimes/default.aspx?&edid=46d61504-03ff-4825-bd12-0795893ede41 SoCalGas’ use of Aliso Canyon grows Operations widen despite Newsom’s vow to expedite shutdown of the site after a 2015-16 leak BY SAMMY ROTH While...
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    What Would It Cost to Buy Out the Fossil Fuel Industry?

    Here is a somewhat different approach to government buyout of the fossil fuel industry: The case for public ownership of the fossil fuel industry The case for public ownership of the fossil fuel industry
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    What Would It Cost to Buy Out the Fossil Fuel Industry?

    Since the proposal is to do this within a capitalist framework, what about the effects of a government buyout of these corporations on the stock market? How much money is tied up in futures derivatives and other hedge fund schemes on capital investment and ownership of fossil fuel based...
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    Beyond Bernie: DSA Electeds [including AOC] on Building Power

    Beyond Bernie: DSA Electeds on Building Powe Democratic Socialists of America was live. May 5 at 5:01 PM Live stream recording with DSA members in office: -Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (US Congress, NY-14) -khalid kamau (South Fulton, GA City Council) -Candi CdeBaca (Denver City Council...
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    What Would It Cost to Buy Out the Fossil Fuel Industry?

    Very good point, thanks Ted. As to vetting the cost figures, I really don't think it matters. Who cares how much it costs to save the planet? If it's too expensive, should we not do it and instead give in to mass extinction? Whatever it costs, no matter how many trillions of dollars, that...
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    What Would It Cost to Buy Out the Fossil Fuel Industry?

    I trust that Richard found the right numbers and did the arithmetic correctly for the buyout of fossil fuels corporations, but I'm not completely convinced about the politics of this part of Richard's important and well thought out proposal. If the U.S. working class had enough power and unity...
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    L.A.Times: Clean energy after sunset?

    L.A. Times 1/26/2020 https://enewspaper.latimes.com/desktop/latimes/default.aspx?&edid=9d691a82-c5df-412a-9637-550992f1b1bc Clean energy after sunset? It’s right here underfoot Geothermal is emerging from the shadows of solar and wind power BY SAMMY ROTH After years of playing third fiddle...
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    SCNCC chapter meeting, Monday Dec 23

    Please join us for the next San Fernando Valley chapter meeting of "System Change Not Climate Change". We will discuss organizing a February panel presentation to CSUN students by representatives of the Sunrise Movement, DSA, Extinction Rebellion, and Food & Water Watch. The goal of this...
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    Climate change means geoengineering under pressure to keep our CO2 budgets under control

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-10-07/scientists-warn-we-have-10-years-to-start-removing-co2/11563584 Climate change means geoengineering under pressure to keep our CO2 budgets under control This global attempt to remove CO2 from the atmosphere has been 11 years in the making — since...
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    Sept 13 meeting and Sept 20 Climate Strike

    Our SCNCC will join and support the worldwide Climate Strike on Sept. 20, starting at 10:30 a.m. on the grounds between Oviatt Library and Jerome Richfield Hall on the Cal State Northridge campus. Links with more information are included below. In addition, there will be a poster painting...
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    Fracking and Shale Drilling Caused Spike in Climate-Warming Methane Pollution

    https://truthout.org/articles/fracking-and-shale-drilling-caused-spike-in-climate-warming-methane-pollution/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=84b92979-bb4e-43d9-975d-6146d244cab9 Fracking and Shale Drilling Caused Spike in Climate-Warming Methane Pollution Excerpts: A new Cornell University study...
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    Moving past ‘wishcycling’

    Los Angeles Times Moving past ‘wishcycling’ As recyclables market collapses, California faces hard choices WORKERS AT the Burbank Recycle Center, which once earned $50,000 a month on recyclables. In the last year, the materials’ value has plunged so low that the center has paid up to...
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    WASTE ONLY: How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World

    https://theintercept.com/2019/07/20/plastics-industry-plastic-recycling?utm_source=The%20Intercept%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=a3b208ffd7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_07_20_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e00a5122d3-a3b208ffd7-131676853&menu=1 WASTE ONLY How the Plastics Industry Is Fighting to Keep...
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    EDF (and other NGOs) on geoengineering

    https://www.edf.org/climate/our-position-geoengineering Based on our best understanding of the current science, EDF believes that: Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases as rapidly as possible is essential to addressing the climate challenge facing humanity. Deliberate climate interventions...
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