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'Betrayal': Trudeau Approves Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion 30.11.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nika Knight, staff writer

To widespread dismay, Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau late Tuesday announced the government's approval of the expansion of Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline, which will transport tar sands oil from northern Alberta to the British Columbia coast.

"We're going to stop Kinder Morgan by working together. This is everyone's problem. Trudeau's permits are worthless without our consent."
—Rueben George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation

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Kinder Morgan: The fight starts now! 30.11.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
At the thousands-strong demonstration against Kinder Morgan earlier this month in Vancouver, I lounged in a sailboat in False Creek with kayaktivists swarming around me, looking up under the Cambie Bridge at a very large homemade "NO KINDER MORGAN" banner that my friends had stitched in fishnet. As I watched the horizon, hordes of righteous, beaming souls started a police-escorted procession and then moved across the bridge and into downtown. The demo ended with spectacular speeches by a range of First Nations displaying a singular commitment to defeat Kinder Morgan's plan to massively expand its Trans Mountain Pipeline, which runs from Alberta to Burnaby, ...
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Climate Action Is Up to the Rest of Us Now 30.11.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Emily Schwartz Greco

Responsible Americans can’t give up on shrinking the nation’s carbon footprint while a climate denialist and his fellow travelers have their way with the federal government. And while it’s true that market forces will probably help continue to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, there’s still a lot of work to be done if Trump makes good on his plans to abandon our climate commitments.

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We can attack global warming without Donald Trump 25.11.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Climate change has become a major priority for the U.S. Department of Defense. Rising waters already threaten Navy installations along the mid-Atlantic coast. And as the Arctic ice melts, Russia is opening bases in the region.
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Environmental Orgs See Surge In Donations, Volunteers Following Trump's Win 24.11.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump ’s win and his threats to undo years of progress against climate change , environmental groups say they’re seeing a major surge in donations and volunteers. On the campaign trail , Trump pledged to end all funding for climate change research; boost coal, oil and natural gas production; abandon the Obama’s administration’s power plant emissions regulations; and abandon the international climate agreement reached last year in Paris.  It’s unclear which policies the president-elect will implement. Although he called climate change a hoax “created by and for the Chinese” in 2012, he said in a meeting with The New York Times staff Tuesday that he thinks there is “some connectivity” between human activity and climate change. He also wouldn’t affirm his plans to back out of the Paris Climate Agreement, instead saying he’s now “looking at it very closely.” Meanwhile, he’s appointed well-known climate change denier Myron Ebell to lead the Environmental Protection ...
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Student activists fighting climate change are also resisting the corporatization of Canadian universities 24.11.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
A generation of climate change student activists find they must navigate an increasingly corporate governance structure that relies on managerial buzzwords, stonewalling and secrecy.
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Juvenile activists sue government over climate-change policy 23.11.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, are heading back to court in Seattle Tuesday afternoon to ask a state judge to step in and order the state Department of Ecology to do a better job of curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
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Our Roles as Youth Climate Activists at COP22 23.11.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Global Kids students and youth climate activists Kate Scherer and Mai Nguyễn in Morocco at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22) The early morning moments of November 9, 2016 was the definition of bittersweet. As we headed towards John F. Kennedy Airport, Mai and I, along with tens of millions of others around the world, felt the shock of the US election results. At the same moment, as the sun rose up over the airport, we felt that nervous excitement mixture swirling around inside ourselves as we embarked on our journey to Morocco for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22). When we met up with the rest of our group (fellow Global Kids students, Karoline and Courtney and Global Kids educator, David), the combination of our astonishment at the election mixed with our twinges of hope grew into questioning of what our roles as American youth would be at this climate change summit. It was a strange feeling because for many years I (Kate) have felt empowered as a young person. ...
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Juvenile activists sue government over climate change policy 23.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Seattle • Eight children are asking a Seattle judge to find Washington state in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change, part of a nationwide effort by young people to try to force action on global warming. The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, are heading back to court Tuesday afternoon to ask a state judge to step in and order the state Department of Ecology to do a better job of curbing greenhouse gas emissions....
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Trump Can’t Hold Back the Tide of Climate Action 23.11.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Oscar Reyes

One of the sad ironies of Donald Trump’s victory is that climate change has risen up the political agenda only after the campaign, when both candidates and debate moderators largely ignored it. Trump’s denialism in the face of an urgent, planetary threat provides some potent imagery for how the devastation caused by his presidency might look.

Climate scientists have been quick to condemn Trump’s election as a “disaster,” and it’s not hard to see why.

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Young activists seek tougher action on climate change 22.11.2016 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Eight children are asking a Seattle judge to find Washington state in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change....
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From Standing Rock to Morocco: Indigenous Protesters Act in Solidarity Against Corporate Polluters 22.11.2016 Truthout.com
Indigenous activists in Morocco have spent the past five years running a protest camp in defiance of an international mining operation on their territory. The Amazigh people from Imider, Morocco, marched in protest at the COP22 climate summit in Marrakech and declared their international solidarity with the Standing Sioux.  With a banner depicting their fight against the silver mining corporation Managem as a sister struggle to the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline in Standing Rock, Indigenous Amazigh people from the Moroccan town of Imider continued their protest against the mining corporation on November 20, 2016. (Photo: Nadir Bouhmouch) Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! "In our language, we say 'water is life' or 'water is soul,'" said Indigenous activist Moha Tawja. These words could be coming from the mouth of a #NoDAPL Water Protector at Standing ...
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Student activists aren't just fighting climate change. They're fighting corporate university bureaucracy. 22.11.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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As Marrakech Climate Talks End, Worries Remain About U.S. Pullout 19.11.2016 NPR Health Science
Negotiators had hoped the meeting would be the first step in implementing last year's Paris agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the U.S. election has cast their plans into doubt.
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Trump Will Trigger A Massive Wave Of Climate Action 19.11.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
What's the answer to Donald Trump? It's a critical problem -- and one that climate activists have already started to solve. Just one week after Trump's shocking victory, tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. From Los Angeles to Berlin -- and in hundreds of other cities across America and around the world -- we gathered to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux in their battle against this dangerous and horribly unjust pipeline under construction in North Dakota. This $3.7 billion conduit for fracked crude oil will threaten both the Sioux's water supply and our planet's climate. But for Trump, this dirty deal could yield huge profits : The president-elect is invested in a company with a substantial stake in the project. Trump's financial ties to the Dakota Access Pipeline underscore his threat to the climate. And that threat will only grow, as he's made clear by filling his advisory team with a rogue's gallery of climate change deniers and oil ...
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We may already have 'green rights' under the Charter 18.11.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Worries rise as Trump elevates top deniers 18.11.2016 CNN: Top Stories
As the shape of President-elect Donald Trump's new administration comes into focus, environmental activists and organizations who had found an ally in the Obama White House are preparing for a fight to protect their gains of the past eight years.
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WTF: Climate Activists Ask World Leaders "Where's the Finance?" to Deal with Global Crisis 17.11.2016 Democracy Now!
The United Nations says it hopes to mobilize $100 billion to combat climate change and to help compensate victims of global warming. But activists at the climate summit in Morocco say countries are pledging far too little. At a protest today, they held signs reading "WTF?" or "Where's the Finance?" "The worst part is, $100 billion is not even close to what we need for climate finance," says Aneesa Khan of the group Earth in Brackets. "The amount we need is in the trillions." We get response from Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and former U.N. high commissioner for human rights.
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Environmentalists Brace for Battle Against Donald Trump 17.11.2016 Mother Jones
During the campaign, Donald Trump pledged to curb regulations on fossil fuel exploration, decimate the EPA, and bring back the coal industry. He's called climate change a " hoax ." His environmental transition team is led by a climate change denier , and names being floated for secretary of energy and interior include an oil industry executive, a billionaire fracking entrepreneur, and Sarah Palin. But environmental groups are bracing to fight back, and they insist the American public is behind them. Debbie Sease, senior lobbying and advocacy director at the Sierra Club, says her organization's strategy lies in playing defense by filing legal challenges, galvanizing the public, and using the marketplace. If a coal field is going to be developed, for example, activists can make it as expensive as possible to comply with existing regulations and force the developer to deal with a public backlash, she says. Additional tools environmentalists can use include citizen lawsuits, grassroots organizing, and ballot ...
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Kerry tells climate conference that the U.S. will fight global warming - with Trump or without 17.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Secretary of State John F. Kerry took the stage at United Nations climate talks in Morocco on Wednesday, seeking to reassure nervous negotiators that a groundbreaking agreement to fight global warming will survive with Donald Trump in the White House.

The Republican president-elect has called climate...

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