Featured image: Lake Powell, photographed April 12, 2017. The white ‘bathtub ring’ at the cliff base indicates how much higher the lake reached at its peak, nearly 100 feet above the current level. Patti Weeks by Brad Udall, Colorado State University and Jonathan Overpeck, University of Arizona / The Conversation The nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead … Continue reading Climate Change is Shrinking the Colorado River
A massive proposed LNG (liquefied natural gas) pipeline and export terminal has been proposed in Coos County, on the southern Oregon coast. These projects, which are expected to cost $7.6 billion (twice as much as the Dakota Access Pipeline), are known as the “Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline” and the “Jordan Cove LNG Export Terminal.” The … Continue reading Coos County: take decisive action, vote yes on 6-162
If we want to stay below the upper ceiling of 2 degrees, we still have a shot. But it’s going to take a monumental effort. Anderson and his colleagues estimate that in order to keep within this threshold, we need to start reducing emissions by a sobering 8-10% per year, from now until we reach “net zero” in 2050. If that doesn’t sound difficult enough, here’s the clincher: efficiency improvements and clean energy technologies will only win us reductions of about 4% per year at most. ... Continue reading →
No one is certain of the total number of orcas (otherwise known as "killer whales") that exist in the wild. However, estimates are now around 100,000, and populations are dwindling. In Washington State's Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, the once-large population of orcas has declined to around 80 whales, and the Puget Sound orcas are on the US government's endangered species list. ... Continue reading →
We need to face the truth. In Park City, like everywhere in the world, we are losing the climate-change war. The Park Record’s November 18 article, “Environmentalists search for silver linings,” by David Hampshire, declared that Election Day was not a great day for environmentalists. To support his claim, Hampshire cited Donald Trump’s statements about canceling the Paris Climate Agreement and stopping payments of US tax dollars to UN global-warming programs. ... Continue reading →
Stopping Coal and Oil Trains Through Civil Disobedience: Stories of Courage on the Front Lines of Climate Change Saturday, April 23rd at 7pm Spokane Community College – Lair Student Center Free admission Featured speakers: Dillon Thomson – Deep Green Resistance Eugene Ken Ward – founder of the Climate Disobedience Center: http://www.climatedisobedience.org/ Jackie Minchew – Delta … Continue reading Stopping Coal and Oil Trains Through Civil Disobedience
In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges speaks with our friend, the attorney Thomas Linzey, and activist Mark Clatterbuck, about the grassroots movements rising up against the fracking industry, and the legislative and direct action necessary to resist corporate power in the absence of a true democratic system. To learn more about … Continue reading Days of Revolt: The Revolution Will Be Local – YouTube
Julian Langer / Deep Green Resistance UK The President of the USA, Obama, is describing the Paris Climate Deal as a turning point for the world. The delegates stand up and applaud, in congratulations of this supposedly historic event in contemporary political history. …… I’m sorry, but, what?! James Hansen, among other experts, has already … Continue reading #EPICFAIL in Paris: COP21
By Julian Langer / Deep Green Resistance UK “Man [sic] is a part of nature and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.” —Rachel Carson “Are you helping to solve climate change?” asks the propaganda of the “solar revolution” bright green greenwashing. Yeah you! Reading this now. What are you personally doing … Continue reading Julian Langer: How many bright greens does it take to change a light bulb? How many dark greens does it take to smash one?
By Jerome Roos / ROAR World leaders are congratulating themselves on a set of promises they will never be able to keep without taking on the immense power of the fossil fuel industry. World leaders and the international media are hailing the deal struck in Paris as a “major leap for mankind” in the fight … Continue reading Why is the Paris climate deal a fraud?