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Blockade of Shell Icebreaker: A Human Tipping Point in Pacific Northwest? 1.8.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Members of the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on July 30 when they forced the MSV Fennica, Shell Oil's Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately 40 hours. The Fennica was in Portland for repairs to a gash in its hull, which it only became aware of when water started leaking into the ship . This carelessness is not surprising: The Department of Interior has stated that there is a 75 percent chance of an oil spill in the Arctic once drilling commences, a spill which experts say would be virtually impossible to clean up, posing unacceptable risks to indigenous peoples and the marine environment. Shell is preparing to commence drilling in this region--ironically, thanks to rapidly melting ice in the Arctic due to climate change-- at a time when NASA's former top climate scientist says we may see at least 10 feet of sea level rise by 2050. In record-breaking heat-- killing record quantities of salmon in rivers around ...
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Climate Action Coalition Celebrates Historic Win in Raising Global Awareness on Urgency of Climate Crisis in #ShellNO Action in Portland 31.7.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Local governments are picking up the slack on climate change 30.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
To the editor: When Aaron Renn scolds local communities for challenging climate-destroying fossil fuel development like drilling in the Arctic, he's relaying Big Oil's message: Resistance is futile. ("Local environmental activists don't get to make federal policy," op-ed, July 27)
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Weak tactics and misinformation cloud the seriousness of climate change in the eyes of Canadians 24.7.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Friday, July 24, 2015 Given the seriousness of the crisis as it is now being described internationally, it is difficult to understand how Toronto's protests and climate talks were allowed to be so meaningless. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. In addition to the staging of the PanAm Games, Toronto has been the location of some unusually high profile activities in recent days that were supposed to increase the efforts to tackle climate ...
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Thom Yorke, Patti Smith to lead Paris climate concert 15.7.2015 Yahoo: Politics

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, pictured performing in Lisbon on July 15, 2012, is well-known for his activism on climate changeParis (AFP) - Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and US punk icon Patti Smith have announced a show in Paris to rally support for a global deal on climate change.


13 detained in Heathrow airport protest over expansion 13.7.2015 World
LONDON (AP) — Police detained more than a dozen climate change activists at London's Heathrow Airport on Monday after the demonstrators breached the perimeter fence to stage a protest on the northern ...
Demonstrators at Heathrow protest airport expansion 13.7.2015 AP Business
LONDON (AP) -- Police removed climate change activists at London's Heathrow Airport on Monday after the demonstrators breached the perimeter fence to stage a protest on the northern runway....
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Protesters delay Heathrow flights 13.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Climate change protesters, demonstrating against a possible third runway, caused delays at London's Heathrow airport on Monday.
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Knock-knock. Who's there? Global warming! This week's blogs round up 10.7.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Chip in to keep stories like these coming. B.C.'s drought conditions have prompted new water restrictions. And rampant wildfires in southwest B.C. have swamped Vancouver's skies with thick smoke. Peter Prontzos says inaction on climate change is to blame. How so? Find out ...
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Coal Divestment Is Just the Beginning - Let's Not Forget About Oil & Gas 10.7.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The "end of coal" is no longer an activist pipe dream. It's a reality that's gaining growing acceptance from High Street to Wall Street as investors divest billions of dollars from this dirtiest of fossil fuels. But the end of coal won't solve the climate crisis. If we want a liveable planet, we need to get off all fossil fuels, oil and gas included. As social movements rise and renewable prices fall, it's unsurprising that coal has seen a flurry of divestment. Aside from its devastating impacts on our health, climate and communities, most coal stocks have tanked so low that they're bad investments on financial grounds alone. $1 invested in Peabody back in 2011 is worth just 8 cents today. Smart investors like Stanford University , with their $18bn endowment, and the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, with its $900bn, are getting their money out of coal. And as they do, they are sending a powerful message to Governments that a coal-fuelled economy is not compatible with a liveable planet. But divesting ...
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Rainbow Warrior marks 30th anniversary of bombing with action to save the Great Barrier Reef 10.7.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Protests Target 'Human Rights Abusers Determining Our Future' at Summits 9.7.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Today's smokey skies are a consequence of inaction on climate change 7.7.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. I was prompted to write this post by the very unusual fact that, right now, Vancouver skies are smokey from the various wildfires burning in southwest B.C. Of course, skies filled with smoke and ash are not uncommon in the summer, but it's a black day in July when fires are so widespread and so serious that even major urban areas are ...
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Over 10 000 march for jobs, justice and the climate 6.7.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Sunday, July 5, 2015 Climate action. Green jobs. Justice for marginalized communites. 10, 000 people were joined by celebrities like Jane Fonda and David Suzuki to demand leaders work for climate justice. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate filled the streets of downtown Toronto today, demanding a justice-based transition to a green-energy economy. A press release sent after the Toronto march pegged the number of marchers at over 10,000 including celebrities Jane Fonda and David Suzuki. The thousands in Toronto were not the only people to take part this weekend. Events for jobs, justice and the climate were held in cities and towns across ...
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Invited by Vatican, Naomi Klein Makes Moral Case for World Beyond Fossil Fuels 2.7.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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15-Year-Old Climate Activist Speaks To UN General Assembly 2.7.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This 15-year-old has got something to say, and on June 29th, the United Nations General Assembly heard him loud and clear. Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez stood before the representatives and spoke earnestly and boldly (without notes, for the record) about the urgency of climate change, urging them to take action immediately. “What's at stake right now is the existence of my generation," he said in his speech . "In the last 20 years of negotiations, almost no agreements have been made on a bonding climate recovery plan," he said. Roske acknowledged that conversations are indeed taking place in an interview with Upworthy , saying "a lot was addressed about needing to take action and wanting to do something, and that's great... It's reassuring there's a conversation going on," he said. But, he added, "we have to speed up the conversation." This was his third time addressing the UN , and one of many of his public efforts to raise awareness and inspire action around climate change, which he refers to in his ...
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Which Canada will you celebrate on Canada Day? 1.7.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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The Pope vs. the Koch Bros 1.7.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
On June 15, environmental activists gathered at the Smithsonian Castle for the institution's Board of Regents meeting, and marched to the National Museum of Natural History to protest climate-denier-oil-baron David Koch being on the museum's advisory board. The campaign to oust Koch from the board is being led by The Natural History Museum , a mobile museum bus that seeks "to include and highlight the socio-political influences that shape nature." The campaign is part of a larger effort aimed at natural history museums by scientists and climate activists, to demand that scientific institutions cut ties with climate-science denying fossil fuel funders. On June 18, Pope Francis released his climate change encyclical, Laudato Si, putting the heat on religious conservative politicians here in the U.S. At the Road to Majority conference hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition in DC, this reporter asked Sen. Ron Johnson and Governor John Kasich whether they agreed with the Pope that climate change is a moral ...
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Following Dutch Footsteps, Activists to Sue Aussie Government on Climate 30.6.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Time to Act on Climate, Ministers Told at UN Climate Assembly 30.6.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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