How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt

Naomi Klein New Statesman http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/10/science-says-revolt In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco. This year’s conference had some big-name participants, from...

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Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction

The Daily Take The Thom Hartmann Program http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/19311-last-hours-of-humanity-warming-the-world-to-extinction If you were standing outdoors looking at the distant and reddening sky 250 million years ago as the Permian Mass Extinction was beginning, unless you were in the region that is known as Siberia you would have no idea that a tipping...

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The Age of Inhuman Scale: On the ‘Bigness’ of Climate Change

Rebecca Solnit TomDispatch.com http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175756/tomgram%3A_rebecca_solnit%2C_the_age_of_inhuman_scale/ Late last week, in the lobby of a particularly unglamorous downtown San Francisco building, a group of passionate but polite activists met with a bureaucrat who stepped forward to hear what they had to say about the fate of the Earth. The activists wanted to save...

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Climate-Change Protests Heat Up

Amy Goodman truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/climate-change_protests_heat_up_20130925 Last week, far out in the Arctic Ocean, the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise approached a Russian oil-drilling platform and launched a nonviolent protest, with several protesters scaling the side of the platform. They wanted to draw attention to a dangerous precedent being set. The platform, the...

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Industry puppets spew obscene lies while people drown

by David Sirota Salon.com Two months before my community and so many others were overwhelmed this week by epic rains, our state’s chief oil and gas regulator, Matt Lepore, appeared onstage in nearby Loveland with representatives of the fossil fuel industry. During that event, Lepore — an industry-lawyer-turned-public-official — proceeded to berate citizens concerned...

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Overcoming ‘Overburden’: The Climate Crisis and a Unified Left Agenda

Naomi Klein Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/09/04 Why unions need to join the climate fight The following remarks were delivered on September 1, 2013 at the founding convention of UNIFOR, a new mega union created by the Canadian Autoworkers and the Canadian Energy and Paper Workers Union, and provided to Common Dreams by the author...

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