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

May 30, 2019           |                                       

The phenomenon of climate change invokes images of black smoke billowing out of smokestacks, emissions from exhaust pipes on an endless highway of bumper-to-bumper traffic, or the insect-like cranes of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and drilling operations dotting the landscape. We do not view our plastic shopping bags as part of the climate crisis — but […]

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Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced a plan to “green” the U.S. military. After cataloguing some of the threats to our “readiness” posed by climate change—including floods and hurricanes compromising Air Force bases—the proposal quickly pivots to the “thousands of people [forced] to migrate from their homes,” conflating the fates of the most vulnerable […]

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We urgently need to wean ourselves off our addictive consumption, to stop identifying with the system that is killing us, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook Jonathan-Cook.net I don’t write much directly about climate collapse, even though by any measure it is by far the most important issue any of us will face in our lifetimes. […]

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Award-winning filmmaker Josh Fox talks about his new book, The Truth Has Changed, and how climate movements can—and must—fight misinformation campaigns The post Earth Day: How Can Climate Activists Fight Misinformation? appeared first on The Real News Network.

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It appears that I owe Nathaniel Rich an apology. No, really, I mean this (brace yourselves) sincerely. I’ve never met or exchanged so much as a word with the novelist and New York Times contributor, author of the slim yet important new volume Losing Earth: A Recent History, but I have wronged him nonetheless. The […]

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The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump’s regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling – former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman The post Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History – Jay and […]

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Greenpeace Canada analyst hopes study serves as a wake-up call for Trudeau government, but says “You can’t wake up a man who’s only pretending to be asleep” on climate change The post Canada is Warming at Twice the Rate of the Globe, Says New Report appeared first on The Real News Network.

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We’re probably not the first time there’s been a civilization in the universe,” states Adam Frank, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester and the author of Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth. The idea that we’re destroying the planet gives us way too much credit. Certainly, […]

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Today, The Intercept launches “A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” a seven-minute film narrated by the congresswoman and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Set a couple of decades from now, it’s a flat-out rejection of the idea that a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it offers a thought experiment: What if we decided […]

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An analysis by In These Times found, in at least seven states, the oil industry has backed critical infrastructure bills that criminalize pipeline protests. State lawmakers across the country are advancing bills to increase penalties for demonstrators who interfere with ‘critical infrastructure,’ such as pipelines and gas terminals. Researchers concluded in January that humanity has […]

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Historian Peter Kuznick

April 15, 2019           |                                       

Historian Peter Kuznick returns to the Project Censored Show to discuss the newly released second edition of The Untold History of the United States. The new material covers the period from 2012 through 2018. In the interview on this week’s show, Kuznick addresses issues including nuclear arsenals, climate change, Trump and Russia, and the leadership […]

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Through ecosocialism, we can fight climate change and extreme inequality at the same time. We need to act as quickly as possible, and we need to target the root causes of climate change. But we can, and should, do both simultaneously. This piece is a response to “We Don’t Have Time to End Capitalism—But Growth […]

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