America’s Ecological Precipice by Robert Hunziker

25 May, 2013 — Dissident Voice

Alaska is a good-sized part of the Arctic, the world’s epicenter of climate change, where sensitivity to human-caused global warming is magnified much more than in the 48 lower states, but the likely consequences of this climatic drama have not sunk in with the public, just yet.

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Media Lens: Heading For A Different Planet By David Cromwell

26 March 2013 — Media Lens

Global Warming, Propaganda-Journalism And The Definition Of Insanity

The systematic propaganda of the corporate media – its deep-rooted antipathy towards upholding proper journalistic standards in the public interest – extends to its coverage of human-induced climate change. The Independent recently delivered a masterpiece of headline obfuscation with: ‘World cools on global warming as green fatigue sets in.’

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EDF SUING CLIMATE ACTIVISTS FOR £5 MILLION – PROTESTERS FACE LOSING HOMES

20 February 2013 — This is a press release from No Dash for Gas

  • Evidence of police/corporate collusion as police serve legal papers on activists on behalf of EDF, and hand over personal data
  • Key CCTV footage at police station may have been deleted
  • Counter-Terrorism Command visited activist at home
  • Home Secretary Theresa May questioned in Parliament

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Video: Full Show: Ending the Silence on Climate Change

4 January 4, 2013Moyers and Company

 

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Media Lens: Game Over For The Climate?

19 June, 2012 — Media Lens

Whatever happened to the green movement? It’s been 50 years since the publication of Rachel Carson’s classic Silent Spring, a powerful book about the environmental devastation wreaked by chemical pesticides. Since then we’ve had the rise and fall – or at least the compromised assimilation – of green groups such as Friends of the EarthGreenpeace and Forum For the Future.

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EMERGENCY – ESCAPING METHANE GAS IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN

29 February 2012

December 2011

Dear World Leader
Emergency intervention to stabilize Arctic sea ice and thereby Arctic methane is today a matter of our survival.

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I write to you on behalf of the Arctic Methane Emergency Group, which includes among its founding members Peter Wadhams, Professor of Ocean Physics, Cambridge; Stephen Salter, Emeritus Professor of Engineering Design, Edinburgh; and Brian Orr, former Principal Science Officer at the UK DoE (as was). The Group has received support and advice from many pre-eminent climate science colleagues around the world. The purpose of this letter is to respectfully bring to your attention new evidence of the rapidly deepening climate change crisis in the Arctic. We appeal to you to support our call to put the imminent loss of Arctic summer sea ice and escalation of Arctic methane emissions at the top of the climate change agenda and to support emergency measures to cool the Arctic.

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Video: Where is the Urgency About Climate Change?

29 December, 2011 — The Real News Network

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Video: Climate Change and the Failure of Market Mechanisms

19 December, 2011 — The Real News Network

Patrick Bond: Carbon markets failing and Durban Green Climate Fund doomed – up to activists now

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Media Lens: ‘A Death Sentence For Africa’

16 December, 2011 — Media Lens

The Durban Climate Deal And Eight Corporate Media Unmentionables

The UN climate summit in Durban, South Africa, ended with one of those marathon all-night cliffhanger negotiations that the media love so much. The outcome was a commitment to talk about a legally-binding deal to cut carbon emissions – by both developed and developing countries – that would be agreed by 2015 and come into effect by 2020. It was about as tortuous and vague as that sounds.

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Media Lens: Climate Crisis – The Collapse In Corporate Media Coverage

16 December, 2011 — Media Lens

The latest round of UN climate talks has just begun in Durban, South Africa, but the world’s richest nations are already planning to prevent any new treaty from taking effect before 2020. Achim Steiner, head of the UN environment programme, has condemned the action as a ‘political choice’, rather than one based on science, calling it ‘very high risk’.

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It’s a biggie!

26 August 2011

If it continues on its projected track, Virginia Beach is going to lose its virginity and then some. NYC has already battened down the hatches.

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Marxism has an ecological heart By Ash Pemberton

13 August 2011 — Green Left WeeklyClimate and Capitalism

In the past two decades several scholars have gone back to the writings of Marx and other early socialists. They have found that humanity’s relation to the planet’s ecology was a key element to a Marxist analysis of political economy.

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From Copenhagen and Cancun to Bonn and Durban, Climate Meetings are Conferences of Polluters By Patrick Bond

4 July 2011 — Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 523

Judging by what transpired at the global climate negotiations in the former West German capital, Bonn, it appears certain that in just over five months’ time, the South African port city of Durban will host a conference of climate procrastinators, the COP17 (Conference of Parties), dooming the Earth to the frying pan. Further inaction on climate change will leave our city’s name as infamous for elite incompetence and political betrayal as is Oslo‘s in the Middle East.

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Stand up for Africa! Stand up for climate justice!

June 10, 2011 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

For Africa and its peoples in particular, governments meeting at this year’s United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Durban must end years of unacceptable vacillation, and meet their moral, historical and legal obligations and commitments for action on climate change, in accordance with the requirements of science and the principles of equity.

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