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    Cows and climate change: clearing up the confusion

    Cows and Climate Change: Clearing Up the Confusion Cows and climate change: clearing up the confusion NickEngelfried In a rather strange of turn of events, Republicans opposed to the Green New Deal have made beef and hamburgers a core part of their messaging. It’s strange because while the...
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    CA Lawmakers push to phase out plastics that can’t be recycled

    https://enewspaper.latimes.com/desktop/latimes/default.aspx?pubid=50435180-e58e-48b5-8e0c-236bf740270e Lawmakers push to phase out plastics that can’t be recycled Bill would bar the sale of such items by 2030 and reduce amount sent to landfills. WORKERS REMOVE trash and debris from the...
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    Methane rise adds to climate threat

    Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times, March 3 2019 Methane rise adds to climate threat Scientists can’t explain a surge in atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas. BY JULIA ROSEN Twenty years ago, humanity’s chances of slowing down climate change got a welcome boost when methane, a...
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    WATCH: Dianne Feinstein's Smug Response to Kids Worried About Climate Change

    Three of the kids involved in the confrontation with Feinstein were interviewed on Democracy Now. Here are the links: Teen Climate Activist to Sen. Dianne Feinstein: We Need the Green New Deal to Prevent the Apocalypse | Democracy Now! Meet the Kids Who Confronted Sen. Feinstein: We’re the...
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    How much can forests and gardens really help avoid climate catastrophe

    Quoting from: Geoengineering Strategy Increasing the Emissivity of the Atmosphere by Direct GHG Capture - Power Generation In answer to one of your questions, kelp beds and other aquatic plants could store carbon, but when they are eaten or die they release the carbon back to the ocean or...
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    How much can forests and gardens really help avoid climate catastrophe

    Dan wrote on the organizing listserve: "Relevant to this discussion, in the New Left Review, Troy Vettese recently proposed democratic mass reforestation in order to create a "bloodless second Little Ice Age." If we gave up about a fifth of our meat consumption (as doctors and ecologists are...
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    2018 hottest year on record for oceans

    Los Angeles Times 2018 hottest year on record for oceans Scientists say heat trapped by increased emissions is warming Earth’s waters faster than was recognized. BY TONY BARBOZA Earth’s oceans had their warmest year on record in 2018, a stark indication of the enormous amount of heat being...
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    U.S. plastic waste is piling up in Southeast Asia

    https://enewspaper.latimes.com/desktop/latimes/default.aspx?pubid=50435180-e58e-48b5-8e0c-236bf740270e U.S. plastic waste is piling up in Southeast Asia WORKERS in Port Klang, Malaysia, process U.S. plastic discards. After China banned nearly all imported plastic waste, much of it has ended up...
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    Flying vs. trains and cars, cost and environmental impact.

    Check out this earlier post to this forum: How much does flying heat the planet? How much does flying heat the planet?
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    LATimes: Dept Water & Power says total conversion to clean energy isn’t feasible.

    Los Angeles Times, 12/20/2018 Los Angeles Times Plan would save gas plants DWP staff says total conversion to clean energy isn’t feasible. BY SAMMY ROTH The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is leaning toward spending billions of dollars to rebuild three aging gas-fired power plants...
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    Meeting 12/12 at 12:30pm CSUN Oviatt library Freudian Sip

    Meeting tomorrow is cancelled. More later, DK
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    Meeting 12/12 at 12:30pm CSUN Oviatt library Freudian Sip

    We have a SF Valley SCNCC meeting scheduled for this coming Wed, 12/12 at 12:30 pm (note the time difference from previous meetings). Agenda items include, but are not limited to: Plans for spring anti-plastic campaign, Food & Water Watch collaboration Discussion with Rocio Ramirez and...
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    Tax breaks for gas guzzlers

    To punish GM, target Escalades, not e-cars The Trump administration wants to revoke tax credits for clean cars. But what about tax breaks for SUVs? BY DAN BECKER AND JAMES GERSTENZANG President Trump, looking for a way to strike back at GM for planning to mothball four U.S. factories that...
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    New U.S. role: Net oil exporter

    Los Angeles Times New U.S. role: Net oil exporter For the first time in 75 years, the nation sent more overseas than it imported last week. THE SHIFT to net oil exports is the result of an unprecedented boom in U.S. oil production. Above, Romel Gonzales at a fracking site in Caldwell, Texas...
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    Nature: Global warming will happen faster than we think

    Three trends will combine to hasten global warming, warn Yangyang Xu, Veerabhadran Ramanathan and David G. Victor. Nature Global warming will happen faster than we think Three trends will combine to hasten it, warn Yangyang Xu, Veerabhadran Ramanathan and David G. Victor. Prepare for the “new...
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    David Harvey, Chris Hedges, what is "neoliberalism"?

    ON CONTACT: A History of Neoliberalism, Part I ON CONTACT: A History of Neoliberalism, Part 2 Attachments area Preview YouTube video ON CONTACT: A History of Neoliberalism, Part I ON CONTACT: A History of Neoliberalism, Part I Preview YouTube video ON CONTACT: A History of...
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    letter to CSU Northridge president re plastic water bottles

    Reply from CSU Northridge President's Office: From: "Evans, Rick D" <rick.evans@csun.edu> Subject: RE: President Harrison: CSUN faculty and students requesting help to stop plastic on campus Date: November 26, 2018 at 12:48:39 PM PST To: "Klein, David M" <david.klein@csun.edu>, President's...
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    Meeting 11/28 430pm CSUN Oviatt library Freudian Sip

    Meeting in the usual location. Topics to be discussed include (but are not limited to): Ecosocialist conference debrief and discussion of followups to build an anti-capitalist movement in L.A. Plastic water bottle actions and coordination with Food & Water Watch Nov 30 event with L.A...
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    Ecosocialist Conference L.A. Nov 18 2018: "Capitalism is killing us!"

    150 people attended the Teach-In & Community Forum: CAPITALISM IS KILLING US! ECOSOCIALIST SOLUTIONS TO A WARMING WORLD SCNCC flyers were distributed. It was co-sponsored by DSA-LA Climate Justice Working Group, KPFK Radio LSB Outreach Committee,Peace and Freedom Party-LA Climate Justice...
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    letter to CSU Northridge president re plastic water bottles

    As agreed in our last SCNCC meeting, I sent a letter (see below) to CSU Northridge President Harrison regarding the plastic water bottle dispensing machine. DK P.S. Don't forget our next chapter meeting is Wed Nov 28, 4:30pm _____________________ Dear President Harrison, This is David Klein...
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