Category Archives: Climate Crisis

Greenpeace Releases Far-Reaching ‘Just Recovery Agenda’ to Tackle Interlocking Crises of Inequality, Racial Injustice, Covid-19, and Climate Chaos

We must “shift from an economy that is extractive and exploitative to one that regenerates and repairs,” the new report says.byAndrea Germanos, staff writer Republished from Common Dreams “Over the past four years, we have cared for one another,” said … Continue reading

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‘Hypocrites and greenwash’: Greta Thunberg blasts leaders over climate crisis

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/09/hypocrites-and-greenwash-greta-thunberg-climate-crisis Leaders are happy to set targets for decades ahead, but flinch when immediate action is needed, she says Greta Thunberg has blasted politicians as hypocrites and international climate summits as empty words and greenwash. Until humanity admits it has … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways Trump Failed you too Epically ever to be Reelected

Top 5 Ways Trump Failed you too Epically ever to be Reelected Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – 1. Environment. This is the biggest single issue. Trump is a real-life world-destroying Thanos from the Avengers, and is trying his best to … Continue reading

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GM and Ford Knew, Too: Reporting Reveals Auto Giants Recognized

“Like the major oil and gas companies, leading car companies took a calculated risk that they—and the world—could delay action to address the drivers of climate change. We are all paying for that Source: GM and Ford Knew, Too: Reporting … Continue reading

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Quiz time

A quiz for you today. You may notice that there is a trap for blonde-haired global leaders of the very stable genius variety. Please identify the items in the images. Answers are at the end. 2. 3. 4. 5. Thanks … Continue reading

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New Global Report Warns Nearly 40% of Plants at Risk of Extinction

Republished under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 by Common Dreams   “At a time of rapid biodiversity loss, we are failing to access the treasure chest of incredible diversity on offer and missing … Continue reading

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The Arctic hasn’t been this warm for 3 million years – and that foreshadows big changes for the rest of the planet

Julie Brigham-Grette, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Steve Petsch, University of Massachusetts Amherst Every year, sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean shrinks to a low point in mid-September. This year it measures just 1.44 million square miles (3.74 million … Continue reading

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Donald Trump denies the climate crisis and Coronavirus

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Climate scientists discuss their fears for the future

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55 Tufton Street

55 Tufton Street, near the UK parliament at Westminster, London is home to many influential thinktanks that promote climate crisis denial and climate destruction. Writers Rebel, associated with Extinction Rebellion held a protest there on 2 September 2020.

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Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice in less than 30 years

‘Stunned’ scientists say there is little doubt global heating is to blame for the loss A total of 28 trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth since 1994. That is stunning conclusion of UK scientists … Continue reading

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UK politics assessment

An update to an earlier post from March 2019 to reflect changes since then. This is a work in progress and needs to be finished. Since then Boris Johnson was apponted leader of the Conservative party in July 2019 and … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg: What will you tell your children?

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New year message

New year to all my readers. I wish you a successful and productive year – like I will have – unless you’re a Tory or Republican, Fascist, Racist, Xenophobe or a climate crisis-denying ignoramus. [ed: apologies that I forgot to … Continue reading

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Comment on General Election result

As a supporter of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn and his allies, I was truly shocked and disappointed by the result of the recent general election. The Labour Party achieved an unexpected poor result losing 59 seats while the … Continue reading

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I’m a climate change scientist – and I’m campaigning for Labour this election

Simon Lewis, UCL The 2019 UK general election matters because the climate emergency means that the next decade is critical for the future of humanity. Only a Labour government can really turn things around, not just in the UK, but … Continue reading

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Scientists say that average temperatures from 2010-2019 look set to make it the warmest decade on record.

Climate change: Last decade ‘on course’ to be warmest Scientists say that average temperatures from 2010-2019 look set to make it the warmest decade on record. Provisional figures released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) suggest this year is on … Continue reading

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Climate emergency: world ‘may have crossed tipping points’

Warning of ‘existential threat to civilisation’ as impacts lead to cascade of unstoppable events The world may already have crossed a series of climate tipping points, according to a stark warning from scientists. This risk is “an existential threat to … Continue reading

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Statement on the Climate Crisis: Revised

The Earth’s climate is in crisis, it is an emergency. There is no doubt about it – scientists are in near unanimous agreement that humans are causing severe damage to Earth’s climate. This is our home and we have to care … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn to announce Labour manifesto

UK’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn is announcing the Labour manifesto today. While I am not and have never been a Labour member, I strongly support the current Labour party and their policies. Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party are … Continue reading

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