'We do not consent to the destruction of life on Earth'

George Monbiot

In real time: ClimateClock

01/11-2021: The Conversation

The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts

Take a closer look at what’s driving climate change and how scientists know CO2 is involved, in a series of charts examining the evidence in different ways

06/11-2021: Rønne

Den 6. november 2021 blev der arrangeret klimademonstrationer i mange danske byer - således også i Rønne: Se billeder her

08/01-2022: The Intercept

PROSECUTORS HIT ANTI-PIPELINE PROTESTERS WITH FELONY CHARGES TO SEND A MESSAGE, DEFENSE SAYS

One county prosecutor asked oil company Enbridge for reimbursement to help with some of the prosecutions clogging up rural courts

This is Britain today:

"Among the new amendments are measures that would ban protesters from attaching themselves to another person, to an object, or to land. Not only would they make locking on – a crucial tool of protest the world over – illegal, but they are so loosely drafted that they could apply to anyone holding on to anything, on pain of up to 51 weeks’ imprisonment."

George Monbiot

01/12-2021: The Guardian

Jailed for 51 weeks for protesting? Britain is becoming a police state by stealth

18/11-2021: The Guardian

The moral case for destroying fossil fuel infrastructure

If someone has planted a time bomb in your home, you are entitled to dismantle it. The same applies to our planet

31/10-2021: Good Reads

How to Blow Up a Pipeline by Andreas Malm

The science on climate change has been clear for a very long time now. Yet despite decades of appeals, mass street protests, petition campaigns, and peaceful demonstrations, we are still facing a booming fossil fuel industry, rising seas, rising emission levels, and a rising temperature. With the stakes so high, why haven’t we moved beyond peaceful protest?

Podcasts:

17/12-2021: The Guardian

A tale of two pandemics: the true cost of Covid in the global south

While the rich nations focus on booster jabs and returning to the office, much of the world is facing devastating second-order coronavirus effects. Now is the time to build a fairer, more responsible international system for the future

In the News:

13/01-2022: The Conversation

Ocean heat is at record levels, with major consequences

While surface temperatures were about the 6th warmest on record in 2021, the upper oceans were at their hottest – and they’re a stronger indicator of global warming. A top climate scientist explains

13/01-2022: The Guardian

Plants at risk of extinction as climate crisis disrupts animal migration

Heating and habitat loss drive birds and mammals to cooler areas where plants can not follow, study shows

13/01-2022: The Conversation

This WA town just topped 50℃ – a dangerous temperature many Australians will have to get used to

Extreme heat over 50℃ is likely to become more common, giving us yet another reason for Australia to act fast on climate change

The Insect Crisis: The Fall of the Tiny Empires that Run the World

Oliver Milman  Atlantic Books, 20. jan. 2022 - 202 sider

11/01-2022: The Guardian - Oliver Milman: How the speed of climate change is unbalancing the insect world

The pace of global heating is forcing insect populations to move and adapt – and some aggressive species are thriving

11/01-2022: The Guardian

We study ocean temperatures. The Earth just broke a heat increase record

Last year the oceans absorbed heat equivalent to seven Hiroshima atomic bombs detonating each second, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

11/01-2022: The Conversation

Africa faces an uphill battle against western emissions to combat climate change

The African continent stands to lose the most from climate change - here’s what local governments can do to protect it

10/01-2022: The Energy Mix

Outdoor Workers at Risk as Multiple, Extreme Heat Waves Become New Normal

Very soon, extreme heat waves could cease to be world news and become merely worldwide

10/01-2022: Inside Climate News

US Emissions Surged in 2021: Here’s Why in Six Charts

The nation’s carbon dioxide emissions headed back to pre-pandemic levels after years of small but steady declines, powered by freight and coal

10/01-2022: Climate Central

U.S. Temperatures and Billion-Dollar Disasters

2021 was the 4th hottest year on record for the U.S. We were also hit with a staggering 20 billion-dollar disasters

08/01-2022: Nature

Brazil is in water crisis — it needs a drought plan

To avoid crop failures and soaring power costs, Brazil needs to diversify sources, monitor soil moisture, model local hydroclimate dynamics and treat water as a national security priority

07/01-2022: Inside Climate News

Colorado’s Suburban Firestorm Shows the Threat of Climate-Driven Wildfires is Moving Into Unusual Seasons and Landscapes

Backyard fences, decks and landscaping helped spread the flames through suburban neighborhoods and shopping malls baked by global warming

07/01-2022: The Guardian

‘Drastic’ rise in high Arctic lightning has scientists worried

The region’s air typically doesn’t suit strikes – so they have become an important climate crisis indicator

14/12-2021: The Conversation


2021 Arctic Report Card reveals a (human) story of cascading disruptions, extreme events and global connections


Sea ice is thinning at an alarming rate. Snow is shifting to rain. And humans worldwide are increasingly feeling the impact of what happens in the seemingly distant Arctic

ECOCIDE is mass damage and destruction of ecosystems – severe harm to nature which is widespread or long-term.

ECOCIDE, committed repeatedly over decades, has created the climate and ecological emergency that we now face.


INTERNATIONAL PETITION: Support making ECOCIDE an international crime: https://www.stopecocide.earth/become

13/01-2022: Inside Climate News

Most Agribusinesses and Banks Involved With ‘Forest Risk’ Commodities Are Falling Down on Deforestation, Global Canopy Reports

They haven’t made commitments to stop deforestation related to beef, soy, palm oil and timber, and many of those that have aren’t following through

08/12-2021: The Conversation

Why it’s time to make ecocide a crime: for the sake of its victims

Criminalising ecocide means its victims will be able to receive reparations, helping to rebuild destroyed ecosystems and communities


07/12-2021: The Guardian

‘Disastrous’ plastic use in farming threatens food safety – UN

Food and Agriculture Organization says most plastics are burned, buried or lost after use

03/12-2021: The Conversation

Plastic trash in the ocean is a global problem, and the US is the top source – a new report urges action

An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year – equivalent to dumping in a garbage truckload of it every minute. A new report calls on the US to help stem the deluge

STOP using FACEBOOK (META)

09/01-2022: The Guardian

UK data watchdog seeks talks with Meta over child protection concerns

Campaigners say lack of parental controls on Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset could breach children’s safety code

26/12-2021: The Guardian

Regulate, break up, open up: how to fix Facebook in 2022

After another disastrous year for the company, experts and activists see clear ways to tackle its problems

18/02-2021: The Conversation

Feel like breaking up with Facebook? Maybe it’s time for a social media spring clean

If you're fed up with Facebook, there are many options to step away, from taking a deactivation break, to a digital spring clean of how the platform accesses your data, to a full divorce

17/01-2022: The Guardian

‘I have no intention of getting infected’: understanding Omicron’s severity

Experts on whether getting Covid is inevitable and why, despite claims of ‘mildness’, the variant is highly dangerous

01/01-2022: The Guardian

I’ve been lied about and others get death threats. Covid has shown the power of misinformation

Being a public health expert during the pandemic has been disheartening. When the next one comes, we must do better

The latest on COVID-19, mutations and vaccine on The Conversation