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    Plastic Is Just as Destructive to the Climate as Oil and Gas

    Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet https://www.ciel.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Plastic-and-Climate-Executive-Summary-2019.pdf Plastic Is Just as Destructive to the Climate as Oil and Gas Plastic Is Just as Destructive to the Climate as Oil and Gas Greenhouse gas...
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    China and geoengineering

    Ambio pp 1–9| Cite as Seeding the clouds to reach the sky: Will China’s weather modification practices support the legitimization of climate engineering? Abstract In this Perspective, we discuss whether in times of quickly proceeding global environmental change, radical global interventions...
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    Coal plant emissions hit high in 2018

    Los Angeles Times Coal plant emissions hit high in 2018 The global rise means ‘deep trouble’ for Earth, an expert says. CARBON dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants in 2018 topped 10 billion tons for the first time. (Luis Sinco Los Angeles Times) BY CHRIS MOONEY AND BRADY DENNIS...
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    "The Radical Transformation of Palestine's Environment" by Yousef Abu Safieh

    Palestine and the Climate Crisis Palestine and the Climate Crisis
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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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