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Category: Climate Change :: Citizen Groups
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When climate strikers hit home 27.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
When your kids take to the streets to protest the lack of action on climate change, it can be a teachable moment for all.
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The petroleum paradox 6.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
Transforming our global energy systems requires some systems thinking — and maybe some cognitive dissonance.
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Why mining justice must be central to the Green New Deal 10.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson It is imperative that we win a bold and profoundly transformative Green New Deal to avert the catastrophe of deepening climate breakdown. The Pact for a Green New Deal , launched by environmental non-governmental organizations earlier this week, provides the opportunity to build that vision. Hopefully a key aspect of the blueprint that emerges through community discussions will be an awareness and commitment to avoid the further immiseration of mine-impacted communities around the world. Why the concern? The Mining Association of Canada (MAC), which includes Teck Resources Limited, Vale, Hudbay Minerals Inc, Eldorado Gold, and Barrick Gold Corporation, boasts that it released its first statement on climate change in March 2000. Almost two decades later, its website highlights, "MAC and its members are committed to supporting an orderly transition toward a lower-carbon future, and to being a constructive partner in the fight against climate change." It goes on to say that raw materials ...
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The righteousness of the youth-led climate justice movement 30.4.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A global movement being led by your company's future employees, neighbors and customers should be of considerable interest, and more than a little concern.
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Canada is warming faster than we thought. What can we do about it? 4.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Bronwen Tucker While global temperatures have increased 0.8 C since 1948, Canada has seen an increase of 1.7 C -- more than double the global average. And in the Arctic, the warming is happening at a much faster rate of 2.3 C, the Changing Climate report says. A  new report  leaked one day early from Environment and Climate Change Canada shows that Canada is experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average. The changing climate report was prepared in a similar way to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, as a synthesis of hundreds of peer-reviewed studies. It included details on a familiar catalogue of the impacts we can expect, not limited to increases in precipitation (particularly in winter), "extreme fire weather" and water supply shortages in summer, threatened freshwater systems, marine ecosystem collapse and a heightened risk of coastal flooding. As the  Toronto Star  noted, the report ...
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Can the tools of capitalism curb climate change? 27.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Investors are pushing companies to reckon with their environmental impacts.
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Corporate climate action: A matter of policy 26.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
The time for companies sitting on the sidelines on climate policy — or saying one thing and doing another — is running out.
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Student organizers report back on March 15 climate strike 20.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar Many of us supported and were heartened by students coming out on March 15 to demand that local and federal government take real steps to combat climate change. There were many great interviews and news stories which talked to kids out on the street . The Activist Toolkit, however, decided to take a different approach. I contacted all the local organizers I could find and asked them: 1. How did your local climate strike go? 2. What worked and what did not? 3. What will you be doing for the national day of action in Canada on May 3? 4. What did some of the students that participated say? 5. What are you trying to win in your communities? I am posting edited versions of the responses I received below. If you would like to connect about your experience organizing the strike in your community, please send it my way. The Activist Toolkit will continue stay in touch with organizers and continue to help support the demand for real action on climate change. The reports below are the personal ...
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Why the youth climate movement is a bright light during troubled times 19.3.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
If history is a judge, the recent climate strike by more than a million school kids bodes well for future climate progress.
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How can business help people to take action on climate change? 18.3.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
As we are approaching a tipping point for the climate in the very near future, there needs to be a massive global mobilization to take action and reduce human impact on the climate.
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The climate change generation wants to be heard 15.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
‘I’m fighting for my future.’
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Environmental justice and the Green New Deal 1.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Jennifer Scarlott There are a number of ecosocialist responses to the Green New Deal, converging for the most part around the recognition that though it is not the Green New Deal most of us would prefer, it is the opportunity to move the paralysis of the climate change movement very far in the right -- left -- direction that our times so desperately need. This is a series of essays in six voices , from longtime activists who participate in the North American ecosocialist network System Change Not Climate Change . Each was challenged to make their point in 500 words or less. It was intended as a constructive contribution to the wonderful storm of discussion that the Green New Deal has opened up. Read the full series here . The Green New Deal, like some sort of eco-superhero, has arrived at the eleventh hour. Naomi Klein writes hopefully of it as a plan to address global warming that at long last matches the scale of the crisis. Klein (co-author of the Green New Deal-esque " Leap Manifesto ") has reason ...
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New green illusion? Or gateway to survival? 1.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Carol Dansereau There are a number of ecosocialist responses to the Green New Deal, converging for the most part around the recognition that though it is not the Green New Deal most of us would prefer, it is the opportunity to move the paralysis of the climate change movement very far in the right -- left -- direction that our times so desperately need. This is a series of essays in six voices , from longtime activists who participate in the North American ecosocialist network System Change Not Climate Change . Each was challenged to make their point in 500 words or less. It was intended as a constructive contribution to the wonderful storm of discussion that the Green New Deal has opened up. Read the full series here . This is it. Either we demand what we actually need and build an in-the-streets movement to win that, or we kiss our future goodbye. The Green New Deal will be either our final illusion or a gateway to survival. What we actually need. Certain things need to happen asap. 1. Fossil fuels ...
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Want a Green New Deal? Organize labour! 28.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ted Franklin There are a number of ecosocialist responses to the Green New Deal, converging for the most part around the recognition that though it is not the Green New Deal most of us would prefer, it is the opportunity to move the paralysis of the climate change movement very far in the right -- left -- direction that our times so desperately need. This is a series of essays in six voices , from longtime activists who participate in the North American ecosocialist network System Change Not Climate Change . Each was challenged to make their point in 500 words or less. It was intended as a constructive contribution to the wonderful storm of discussion that the Green New Deal has opened up. Read the full series here . Labour's skepticism is the elephant in the room confronting organizers fighting for a Green New Deal ambitious enough to avoid catastrophic climate change. The Washington Post reports that the entire coal industry employs about the same number as the ski industry, yet some labour leaders ...
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Why I support a Green New Deal, though it's just the start of what's needed 28.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Sandra Lindberg There are a number of ecosocialist responses to the Green New Deal, converging for the most part around the recognition that though it is not the Green New Deal most of us would prefer, it is the opportunity to move the paralysis of the climate change movement very far in the right -- left -- direction that our times so desperately need. This is a series of essays in six voices , from longtime activists who participate in the North American ecosocialist network System Change Not Climate Change . Each was challenged to make their point in 500 words or less. It was intended as a constructive contribution to the wonderful storm of discussion that the Green New Deal has opened up. Read the full series here . Donald Trump likes to use threats. He told Texans the Green New Deal means "they're coming for your money, and they're coming for your freedom." Fox News , too, warns the Green New Deal will "move the United States closer than ever to socialism," a system Trump equates with "corruption, ...
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A call to critically support the Green New Deal 27.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brad Hornick There was a saying in the Green Party: "Two Greens, three opinions." Ecosocialists, perhaps, tend to be slightly more in agreement with a few basic principles, or " Points of Unity ." There are a number of ecosocialist responses to the Green New Deal, converging for the most part around the recognition that though it is not the Green New Deal most of us would prefer, it is the opportunity to move the paralysis of the climate change movement very far in the right -- left -- direction that our times so desperately need. This is a series of essays in six voices, from longtime activists who participate in the North American ecosocialist network System Change Not Climate Change . Each was challenged to make their point in 500 words or less. This was intended as a constructive contribution to the wonderful storm of discussion that the Green New Deal has opened up. For many decades, scientists have warned that the window for the kind of widespread economic, political, and policy reforms required to ...
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‘Why shouldn’t I try and save all you adults?’ 22.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A portrait of Haven Coleman, a young climate activist.
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Why the Green New Deal needs a grand strategy 11.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
America's new foray into sustainability could use some strategic thinking — and some historical context.
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5 things to look for in the Green New Deal 6.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
From job losses to carbon taxes to just what clean energy means, anyway, here's what to watch in the new policy proposal.
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Global warming is unstoppable while capitalism blocks prevention 1.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn The tenacious refusal of the world’s business and political leaders to heed the warnings of climate scientists about global warming raises the stark possibility that it may already be too late. The tipping point beyond which concerted preventive action becomes impracticable is just 12 years away, according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. That’s all the time the IPCC scientists give us to keep the global temperature from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius. If it rises higher than that, they warn, the consequent intensity of extreme heat, pollution, droughts, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, rising sea levels, and consequent mounting hunger, poverty, and mass displacements will annihilate billions of people. Realistically, what are the odds that the scientists’ latest warning about global warming will be heeded, any more than their many previous alarms have been in the past? I’d put the odds against at 100-to-1, perhaps even 1,000-to-1. Starting with the Club of Rome’s seminal ...
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