Monthly Archives: November 2021

Extinction Rebellion blockade Amazon warehouses on Black Friday

Extinction Rebellion blockade Amazon over ‘exploitation of people and planet’ Extinction Rebellion (XR) blocked Amazon distribution centres on “Black Friday”—a day of sales and big profits for the business.  The group occupied Amazon sites across Britain, in Germany and in the Netherlands in protest … Continue reading

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Extinction Rebellion unveils plans to mobilise millions for acts of civil disobedience after Cop26’s failures

https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/extinction-rebellion-unveils-plans-to-mobilise-millions-for-acts-of-civil-disobedience-after-cop26-failures … Extinction Rebellion (XR) vowed today to begin a major campaign of civil resistance in April, following on from large-scale protests before the coronavirus pandemic. XR said that world leaders had failed to heed the pleas of experts at … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 13

COP26 overran into it’s thirteenth day today and produced the Glasgow Climate Pact. Cop26 ends in climate agreement despite India watering down coal resolution … The negotiations carried on late into Saturday evening, as governments squabbled over provisions on phasing … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 12

The final day of the COP26 summit. Hundreds of global civil society representatives walk out of Cop26 in protest Carrying blood-red ribbons to represent the crucial red lines already crossed by Cop26 negotiations, hundreds of representatives of global civil society … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 11

‘We are not on course’: scientists warn action must match words at Cop26 Scientists attending Cop26 have sent a clear warning to policymakers: get a move on, because every moment of delay, every extra fraction of a degree of global heating will … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 10

COP26: China and US agree to boost climate co-operation China and the US have agreed to boost climate co-operation over the next decade, in a surprise announcement at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. The two countries released a rare … Continue reading

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Extreme Makeover: Human Activities Are Making Some Extreme Events More Frequent or Intense

https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/3125/extreme-makeover-human-activities-are-making-some-extreme-events-more-frequent-or-intense/ By Alan Buis,NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory In Brief:It’s not your imagination: Certain extreme events, like heat waves, are happening more often and becoming more intense. But what role are humans playing in Earth’s extreme weather and climate event makeover? … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 9

Gender day today at the COP26 summit. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi arrived today. COP26 Report Reveals ‘Massive’ Credibility Gap Between Climate Commitments and 1.5°C Target Climate policy experts on Tuesday called for the final days of the United Nations … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 8

Obama implores world leaders to ‘step up now’ to avert climate disaster Barack Obama has called on world leaders to “step up and step up now” to avert climate breakdown, singling out China and Russia for being foremost among countries … Continue reading

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COP26 Protests and the Young Communist League

There were huge protests in Glasgow and around the world on Saturday about failure to adequately address the climate crisis. The Young Communist League (YCL) of Britain was prevented from participating in the Glasgow protest by police. It appears that … Continue reading

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Study Warns ‘Luxury’ Pollution by the Global Mega-Rich Is Imperiling the Planet “The emissions from a single billionaire spaceflight would exceed the lifetime emissions of someone in the poorest billion people on Earth.” JAKE JOHNSON November 5, 2021 The richest … Continue reading

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COP26: Can anyone disagee with young climate activists? Isn’t their cause just and correct?

From a young person’s perspective: Despite knowing that we were fecking the planet we did it anyway because we were getting richer. ….

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COP26 News review day 5

COP26 news today is Fridays for Future Scotland’s protest in Glasgow. Greta Thunberg has called COP26 a failure. George Monbiot: Never mind aid, never mind loans: what poor nations are owed is reparations [ed: I recommend reading this article] At … Continue reading

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COP26 News review day 4

COP26: Nicola Sturgeon urged to intervene in policing of protests FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to intervene to stop “over the top” policing of climate protests at COP26. Environmental campaigners have claimed that there have been “numerous incidents” of abuse … Continue reading

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COP26 New summary day 3

I’m reaching a few conclusions about COP26. It isn’t serious about addressing climate change because governments are sucking up to the filthy rich and powerful. That’s what refusing to address aviation is about, all the private jets and Bezos and … Continue reading

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COP26: CLIMATE ACTIVISTS TO TARGET 10 UK AIRPORTS THIS WEEKEND TO PROTEST EXPANSION

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/cop26-airport-expansion-protests-uk-b1950499.html Climate activists will target 10 UK airports this weekend to protest proposed expansion. Campaigners are planning to protest at Bristol, Doncaster-Sheffield, Gatwick, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford, London-City, Luton, Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton airports from 11am on Saturday. … [Hypocritical P]oliticians have consistently refused to … Continue reading

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Let’s be real and make some suggestions for COP26

Reduce waste. Reduce travel. Later ed: When I say reduce, I mean reduce as much as possible. Reduce waste – insulate. While we’re going to be doing this in UK we may as well address related issues too – soundproofing, … Continue reading

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COP26 New summary day 2/3

I suggest that it’s becoming increasingly obvious that it’s ridiculous to have any faith in these totally out of touch rich hypocrites. Do you need me to tell you this?

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COP26 New summary day 2/2

Vulnerable nations call for climate ’emergency pact’ at Glasgow summit Representatives of vulnerable nations and communities called for a climate “emergency pact” at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. …. In a statement on behalf of the CVF, Hasina called on … Continue reading

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COP26 New summary day 2

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/11/02/bolivian-president-warns-carbon-colonialism-wont-solve-climate-crisis https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/11/02/huge-news-biden-brings-us-back-high-ambition-coalition-cop26 https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/11/02/imagining-beautiful-climate-future-existence https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/11/02/you-might-well-bomb-our-islands-palau-president-admonishes-big-emitters-cop26 On the third day of the COP26 climate conference, Surangel Whipps Jr., president of the Pacific island nation of Palau, reprimanded the leaders of wealthy countries, telling the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters: “You might as well bomb our … Continue reading

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