Saturday, 21 January 2017

New Tar Sands Pipelines Are Incompatible With Paris Climate Goals


New research released Thursday reveals disturbing new evidence on how locking-into new long-lived tar sands production undermines global efforts to address the global climate crisis far beyond Canada's borders. "Trudeau's pipeline decisions will lead directly to suffering…Story here.

The Term "Climate Change" has Already Disappeared From the Whitehouse Website! HELP!

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Larry -
This is what we're up against. The minute Trump took office, he scrubbed every mention of Climate Change from
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His new energy "plan" will make your blood boil:
President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan...
We must take advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, especially those on federal lands...
The Trump Administration is also committed to clean coal technology.
We are mobilizing and launching an emergency grassroots campaign to stop Trump from derailing everything we've worked for.
I need you to make a monthly donation before midnight tonight so we can fight back before it's too late. Will you help?
Thank you,
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Sierra Club
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Last year’s snow season in the Swiss Alps was 38 days shorter than in 1970

Climate change is already thawing ski slopes from Utah to Bolivia; now, Europe may be the next to lose its powder. Story here.
The former ski resort, of Tunetschalp in Switzerland. Photo by Curran2

Friday, 20 January 2017

Impending extinction crisis of the world’s primates: Why primates matter

The endangered yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) Photo by Platyrrhinus
Nonhuman primates, our closest biological relatives, play important roles and offer unique insights into many human societiesStory here.

Trumps Despicable War on Mother Earth has Begun.

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Dear Larry,

Donald Trump has been President for only a few hours. But he’s already started attacking our environment.
One of his first acts was to take down the White House’s website on climate change and replace it with an “energy plan.” The plan says Trump “is committed to eliminating” the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the US rule. Rumors are flowing that approval of Keystone XL and Dakota Access could be next. 

This is just the beginning. Trump has announced his intentions. If we let him get away with it, what’s next? Gutting the EPA? Drilling for oil on our public lands in the Arctic?

We need to join together NOW and send a message to Trump: every action he takes to destroy our planet will be met with fierce resistance.
Standing with you,
Ben Schreiber,
Senior political strategist,
Friends of the Earth Action

Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Guardian view on Trump and global warming: the right fight - Editorial

Historic flood - Red River Valley, Manitoba., 1997. Gov't. of MB photo.
The president-elect should understand that America needs to shoulder global responsibilities, and that in doing so America will benefit by owning the technologies of the future. Story here.

Ontario Stops Nestlé in its Tracks


Huge news -- the government in Ontario, Canada just issued a moratorium to block Nestlé 
from sucking up water from a small community experiencing drought conditions! Thanks 
to tireless work from grassroots groups and with support from over 168,000 SumOfUs members 
who spoke out, submitted public comments and donated to blanket the airwaves with radio ads, 
corporate giant Nestlé has been stopped in its tracks. 

But the fight to stop Nestlé from bullying local communities isn’t over.
The state of Michigan is weeks away from deciding on a plan to charge Nestlé just $200 
for a permit to double the amount of groundwater it can take to bottle and sell at a 
massive profit. Residents in Evart, Michigan need your help to stand up to Nestlé once again.

Our original email from last month:
Nestlé's at it again. This time, it 
wants to suck up 100M gallons of 
groundwater in a tiny U.S. town 
for just $200.
How can the government hand 
over its water for pennies so a giant corporation can profit? Tell 
the state of Michigan to reject 
this ridiculous deal.
Nestlé's about to lock down another massive corporate giveaway of precious fresh water -- unless we can pressure the U.S. state of Michigan to stand up to the water bottling behemoth.
Only miles away from Flint, Michigan -- where the local government switched the water supply and poisoned the community's water to save a few bucks -- the Michigan water authority is considering letting Nestlé double the amount of groundwater it takes to bottle and sell for profit.
The cost to Nestlé? $200 a year.

Climate change: Frequency of extreme droughts across Europe predicted to rise

Nature Research Photo "drought" by bartoszjanusz is licensed under CC0 1.0 The frequency of record-breaking two-year dro...