Listen to the scientists: Greta Thunberg urges Congress to take action

Teen climate activists attend a hearing to address the climate crisis and its traumatic effect on the younger generation The climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has bluntly told members of Congress to heed scientists warnings over global heating on a day when the existential anguish of young activists was given a voice at the heart of Washington DC power. Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who has ignited a global youth climate movement, said at a congressional hearing that she had no prepared remarks other than to submit the landmark IPCC report, published last year, that warned of the rapidly approaching catastrophe of global heating. Garret Graves, a Louisiana Republican known for a firmer embrace of climate science than many others in his …

David Wallace-Wells: There are many cases of climate hypocrisy

The journalist and author on the climate crisis David Wallace-Wells is the deputy editor of New York magazine. In July 2017, he wrote a The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future, which is being published in paperback in September. The first line of your book states: It is worse, much worse, than you think. If you were sitting down to write the book again, would you be inserting another much into that sentence? I still think the public arent as concerned as they should be about some of the scary stuff thats possible this century. But I do think things have changed quite a bit. And I also think the politics have changed quite a lot. When I turned …

Iceland holds funeral for first glacier to melt

The worlds glaciers are shrinking due to human-caused climate change. Over the weekend, Iceland held a funeral to honor its first glacier to die. Roughly 100 activists hiked two hours to the top of the volcano where the glacier, Okjokull, once loomed large over the landscape. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigursson told PBS that Okjokull was once six square miles (15 square kilometers). Today is it smaller than one square kilometer. Sigursson declared the glacier, now known simply as Ok (its original name minus the Icelandic word for glacier), extinct a decade ago. We are seeing the faces of the climate crisis differently around the world, but its the same crisis and we need international cooperation on an unprecedented scale, said …

Don’t Ask How to Pay for Climate Change. Ask Who

Last week, CNN announced plans to host a climate crisis town hall with the Democratic presidential candidates on September 4. MSNBC scheduled a multiday climate change forum with the presidential hopefuls later that month. In both venues, some version of the perpetual question will undoubtedly be raised: “How will you pay for the costs of dealing with climate change?” Despite its pervasiveness, this is a profoundly wrongheaded line of inquiry. Asking how to pay for the impact of climate change implies that these costs are a matter of choice. The reality is that global warming will impose massive costs, regardless of whether policymakers respond or not. Thus, the real question is not “How would you propose to pay?” but instead …

Oregon senator walkout: ‘patriot’ groups vow to protect Republicans who fled state

Lawmakers were again a no-show at the state house to block the passage of landmark climate legislation Members of rightwing patriot movement groups have vowed to protect Republican senators in Oregon who have walked out of the state legislature in order to try and block the passage of climate legislation. The raised the prospect of having members of the Oath Keepers and the III% provide security for Republican events. Multnomah Republicans later Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

2020 candidate John Delaney pitches vastly unusual climate change plan

Maryland congressman wants to capture carbon dioxide pollution heating the planet and transport it in pipelines criss-crossing US The first three Democratic presidential candidates to declare their plans to tackle the climate crisis are focussing on setting deadlines to neutralize US pollution. But one Democrat is proposing something vastly different. Environmental advocates are likely to find it unacceptable, but some experts say it might be necessary. Maryland congressman and long shot 2020 candidate John Delaney wants to scale up technology to capture the carbon dioxide pollution heating the planet, and transport it in pipelines crisscrossing the country. John Delaneys carbon throughway plan. Photograph: Courtesy of the John Delaney campaign Polluting facilities from Americas industrial regions in the midwest and Gulf …