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Editorial: Goodbye and good riddance to gas-powered cars 24.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Time is running out to prevent climate change disaster. Gavin Newsom's mandate to phase out gas-powered cars by 2035 may even be too late.

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Europe Drives Destruction of US Forests in the Name of Fighting Climate Change 21.9.2020 Truthout.com
U.S. forests are being chopped down to feed the EU’s voracious demand for wood pellets to generate biomass ...
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The story behind that Patagonia tag, and how the Trump era changed outdoor recreation 19.9.2020 LA Times: Business

A cheeky hidden message is the company's latest call to action on climate change and protecting public lands.

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Letters to the Editor: Preaching the gospel of climate change is important. But we need practical solutions 18.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

While many people are now willing to take action, they do not have sufficient information to make the best decisions.

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Leading media expert tells Bill Moyers why presidents lie — and you’ll never believe who’s the worst 17.9.2020 Raw Story
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Moyers on Democracy. Want to know why presidents lie – and which one is the worst? You’ve come to the right place. The prolific Eric Alterman is with us: historian, scholar, journalist and media critic, he has just published his 11th book: LYING IN STATE. That’s L-Y-I-N-G. And with it Alterman has […]
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Letters to the Editor: America needs to fight climate change like it's World War III 16.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Science proves that the intensity, size and duration of California's fires are indisputably linked to climate change. Say it clearly and take action.

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Oregon Republican Who Blocked Climate Change Bill Loses Home To Wildfires 16.9.2020 Crooks Liars
Not much to say about this. I suspect that this state senator given the opportunity would do the exact same thing he did last year that prevented a vote of a climate change bill. These type of people are usually beyond redemption. Source: The Independent An Oregon Republican state senator who previously prevented a vote on a climate change bill, has had his house destroyed in wildfires. Fred Girod was one of 11 Oregon state senators who refused to turn up to the state Capitol in June 2019, which prevented quorum for a vote on climate change legislation. The bill was an attempt to pass a cap-and-trade proposal, which would set a limit on pollution and aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically by 2050 and help combat climate change in the state, according to Labor411. The 69-year-old, alongside 11 of his colleagues refused to attend the session, which prevented the 18 Democratic state senators from reaching quorum, which needed 20 officials present. The Oregon state Democrats attempted to pass a ...
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Trump’s big lie reveals a truth: Right-wing science denial was never about ignorance — just cruelty 16.9.2020 Raw Story
Are they stupid or evil? When I first started writing about politics, way back in the George W. Bush era, this was a legitimate question when it came to trying to understand the mindset of Republicans, especially when it came to their stubborn refusal to accept scientific truths. Republicans have denied or cast doubt on science in […]
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Extreme weather and permanent disaster zones will force a new American migration: research 15.9.2020 Raw Story
August besieged California with a heat unseen in generations. A surge in air conditioning broke the state’s electrical grid, leaving a population already ravaged by the coronavirus to work remotely by the dim light of their cellphones. By midmonth, the state had recorded possibly the hottest temperature ever measured on earth — 130 degrees in […]
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Op-Ed: Dalai Lama: It's up to us — and especially politicians — to save our planet 14.9.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Unless we act now, we will sacrifice the future of humanity for the greed of the few.

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More on Trump and the Fires 13.9.2020 Outside the Beltway

Trump appears to have been shamed into doing part of his job.

The post More on Trump and the Fires first appeared on Outside the Beltway.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Just Gave Former Inmates a Path To Become Firefighters 12.9.2020 Mother Jones
On Friday, as he stood in the middle of a hellscape in Oroville, California, surrounded by fallen trees and misty yellow smoke, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that allowed formerly incarcerated people who participated in the state’s firefighting program to expunge their criminal records upon release from custody and pursue professional firefighting jobs. […]
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Op-Ed: California's burning landscape is proof of rapid climate change 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

We'll never get ahead of these crises until we make the investments needed to reverse the course of climate change.

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Endorsement: Joe Biden isn't 'anybody but Trump.' He's the right fit for our polarized time 10.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Democratic nominee will face greater challenges than any president since F.D.R. We're confident he's up to the task.

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Letters to the Editor: Bored by Biden? You should be exhilarated at the prospect of his presidency 4.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will listen to scientists, work against inequality and govern in good faith — the complete opposite of what we have now.

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WA-10: It's Progressive Beth Doglio Vs Corporate Conservative Marilyn Strickland 31.8.2020 Crooks Liars
Republicans aren't competitive in Washington's 10th district-- basically most of Thurston County (Olympia) and part of Pierce County (Tacoma area). With incumbent Denny Heck retiring, the jungle primary attracted 19 candidates, including 8 Democrats and 8 Republicans. The PVI is D+5 but the three top vote-getters in the high turnout election were all Democrats. In November, progressive Democrat Beth Doglio will face off against corporate conservative Marilyn Strickland. Although Strickland is the establishment candidate, Doglio out-raised her-- $616,683 to $595,105-- despite Strickland's substantial self-funding. Predictably, the Wall Street-funded New Dems-- basically the Republican wing of the Democratic Party-- has endorsed Strickland and the Congressional Progressive Caucus has endorsed Doglio. This week, Blue America has also endorsed ...
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These 5 Trump epic failures illustrate how America is in decline 29.8.2020 Raw Story
For all of his bombast, under the leadership of Donald J. Trump the United States has actually grown more and more to resemble a developing nation. As it happens, the onset of the pandemic tore the mask off all of the rot that had been festering just below the surface of U.S. politics and society. Donald […]
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Abcarian: Trump's dire warnings are not about Biden's America. They're about his America 29.8.2020 LA Times: Commentary

The president's effort to demonize Joe Biden and portray himself as a hero to Black Americans is gaslighting at its finest

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Joe Biden Delivers A Barnburner Of A Convention Speech 21.8.2020 Crooks Liars
In 24 minutes, Joe Biden shattered all the "Sleepy Joe" memes and BS talking points about senility and brought his A-game to his nomination acceptance speech. I've seen a lot of speeches by Biden in my time , live and on TV. This was not one of those. Not at all. Alternating fire and empathy, Biden laid out a vision for how he will govern and what his priorities will be. The motifs of light and darkness, good and evil, and patriotism were laced all through his speech. He wove the four crises facing the country together; the worst pandemic in 100 years; the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression; the most compelling call for racial justice since the 60’s; and the undeniable reality of climate change. Here are his remarks as prepared for delivery, but he riffed at some points without the script, so I recommend watching. Good evening. Ella Baker, a giant of the civil rights movement, left us with this wisdom: Give people light and they will find a way. Give people light. Those are words for our ...
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Germany’s Angela Merkel hosts Greta Thunberg for talks on climate crisis 20.8.2020 Raw Story
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted Greta Thunberg and other leading Fridays for Future activists in Berlin on Thursday for talks on the EU’s climate goals, with the campaigners expected to condemn “political inaction”. Merkel said Swedish 17-year-old Thunberg and her co-campaigners Luisa Neubauer from Germany and Belgium’s Anuna De Wever and Adelaide Charlier had requested […]
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