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  1. Matthew Andrews

    The Green New Deal's Magical Realism

    I saw a tweet from Rep Ilham Omar congratulating the governor of Minnesota for pledging to go 100% renewable by 2050. Unfortunately, as you say, pledges for a 30 year timetable are 20 years too late. These schemes always seemed funny to me anyway. Who ever gets held accountable for what they...
  2. Matthew Andrews

    Climate Change Ain’t the First Existential Threat

    How could anyone with a sense of history say, "we’ve never seen an existential threat to all of humankind before"? Nuclear weapons were and continue to be very much a global threat to existence. It's hard for me to take a history lesson from someone who could make such an oversight.
  3. Matthew Andrews

    The Green New Deal's Magical Realism

    This is a thoughtful article by Sean Sweeney, that says in part: "But the changes introduced do very little to blunt the GND’s radical edge. As noted in the Fall 2018 edition of this column, those who call for ending fossil fuel use and for “100% renewable energy” in barely a decade often...
  4. Matthew Andrews

    Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism with Victor Wallis

    Richard Wolff interviews Victor Wallis on his podcast, Economic Update. Economic Update: Ecosocialism | Democracy at Work on Patreon
  5. Matthew Andrews

    A Green New Deal vs. Revolutionary Ecosocialism

    This doesn't make sense to me. If all work is forced labor, what do you call free labor? I don't wash my own dishes, for example, because I think it's fun. There's a whole debate over Universal Basic Income vs. Federal Jobs Guarantee. They don't seem mutually exclusive to me. They should be...
  6. Matthew Andrews

    More Than 600 Groups Tell Congress To Build Green Economy

    David, I agree that capitalism drives economic growth (and economic crashes) regardless of what elected officials do, and that the ecological crisis cannot be resolved by legislative solutions alone. But we need to put forward an alternative vision for society that includes challenging the...
  7. Matthew Andrews

    More Than 600 Groups Tell Congress To Build Green Economy

    Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker of the House and killed hope for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's watered-down Green New Deal on day one. Yet over six hundred organizations sign a letter saying, “We look forward to working with you...” Where is the movement that says, “Saving the planet is more...
  8. Matthew Andrews

    A Green New Deal vs. Revolutionary Ecosocialism

    The title alone makes me cringe. I would hate to see revolutionary ecosocialists cede the Green New Deal to liberals, despite whatever shortcomings this formulation may have. I know, my first response was "The New Deal was all about saving capitalism, we want to replace it!" But to the average...
  9. Matthew Andrews

    Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism with Victor Wallis

    Community Church of Boston Sunday: January 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM "Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism" with Victor Wallis Addressing the environmental crisis is inseparable from working to...
  10. Matthew Andrews

    Green Party Urges Congress and States to Enact a Green New Deal on Climate, Economic Justice

    Green Party Urges Congress and States to Enact a Green New Deal on Climate, Economic Justice Green Party of the United States www.gp.org For Immediate Release: December 12, 2018 Contact: Ann Link, Co-Chair, Media Committee, ann.link@gp.org Justin McCarthy, Co-Chair, Media Committee...
  11. Matthew Andrews

    Frieda's Extinction Rebellion talk power point

    Hi Michael, thank you for this comment. I agree with you. This is why I have devoted much effort to building the Green Party where I am. Although it is a politically diverse group, at least there is agreement on challenging the two party system in the US. Unfortunately, challenging the...
  12. Matthew Andrews

    Democrats Just Blocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Push For A Green New Deal Committee

    Democrats Just Blocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Push For A Green New Deal Committee 12/20/2018 Democrats Just Blocked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Push For A Green New Deal Committee Once again the fox is guarding the hen house. Are we surprised that the Democrats continue to betray climate...
  13. Matthew Andrews

    Canadian Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, on Climate Change in the House of Commons.

    Canadian Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, on Climate Change in the House of Commons. 10/15/2018 On October 15, 2018 the House of Commons adjourned to have an emergency debate about the urgent need to take real action on climate change. This debate was requested by three MPs from three...
  14. Matthew Andrews

    Frieda's Extinction Rebellion talk power point

    Heading for Extinction and what to do about it (50min video) Powerpoint for talk: Frieda's Extinction Talk PP 5 (1)
  15. Matthew Andrews

    IPCC increases estimate of animal agriculture methane

    The IPCC has shifted its assessments of the warming potential of methane to consistently use the 20-year timeframe comparison with CO2 [carbon dioxide], and revised upward the quantity of methane released by livestock. Revised methane emissions factors and spatially distributed annual carbon...
  16. Matthew Andrews

    Tyndall Air Force Base a "Complete Loss" after Hurricane Michael

    Who is destroying our military airbases? Russia? China? Iran? Honduran migrants? Where is this grave "security" threat coming from? Turnout out it's climate change. But so long as rebuilding lines the pockets of the war corporations, don't expect Repubicrats to believe, let alone act. Tyndall...
  17. Matthew Andrews

    HERS Rater Training

    Hi folks, I just completed an intense one week course to become a HERS rater. It may interest folks to hear about the experience. For folks who don't know, HERS is the Home Energy Rating Standard. It scores a home's energy efficiency in comparison with a hypothetical reference home of the...
  18. Matthew Andrews

    Seven things you should know about the IPCC 1.5°C Special Report and its Policy implications

    Originally published: Union of Concerned Scientists by Rachel Cleetus (October 5, 2018) | The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is soon going to release an important report to help inform global efforts to limit climate change. The special report details the impacts of a global...
  19. Matthew Andrews

    Seven things you should know about the IPCC 1.5°C Special Report and its Policy implications

    Originally published: Union of Concerned Scientists by Rachel Cleetus (October 5, 2018) | The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is soon going to release an important report to help inform global efforts to limit climate change. The special report details the impacts of a global...
  20. Matthew Andrews

    BP World Energy Outlook 2017

    According to the 2017 edition of BP's Energy Outlook, global energy demand will increase approximately 30% by 2035; an average growth of 1.3% per year. This prediction is driven by increasing prosperity in developing countries, only partially offset by rapid gains in energy efficiency...
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