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

George Monbiot

06/11-2021: Rønne

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

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:

03/12-2021: The Intercept

GREENING RED AMERICA: BREAKING DOWN BUILD BACK BETTER’S CLIMATE AG POLICY

The bill aims to transform America’s approach to climate, forestry, and agriculture

In the News:

07/12-2021: Nature

Build solar-energy systems to last — save billions

To withstand extreme weather, rapid innovation and rock-bottom prices, solar installations need tighter quality control, standards and testing

06/12-2021: The Guardian

Exclusive: oil companies’ profits soared to $174bn this year as US gas prices rose

Exxon, Chevron, Shell and BP among group of 24 who resisted calls to increase production but doled out shareholder dividends

06/12-2021: EurekAlert

Too dry, too hot, or too wet: Increasing weather persistence in European summer

In our study, we show that persistent weather conditions have an increasing similarity in summer over the North Atlantic, Europe and Siberia, favoring more pronounced extreme weather events

05/12-2021: The Guardian

Rio Tinto lithium mine: thousands of protesters block roads across Serbia

Crowds chanted slogans condemning government of Aleksandar Vučić, which backs planned Anglo-Australian $2.4bn mine

03/12-2021: The Guardian

Shell to go ahead with seismic tests in whale breeding grounds after court win

Judgment rules company can blast sound waves in search for oil along South Africa’s eastern coastline

30/11-2021: Nature

New climate models reveal faster and larger increases in Arctic precipitation than previously projected

Climate models show switch will happen decades faster than previously thought, with ‘profound’ implications

29/11-2021: The Guardian

‘Confronting’: Great Barrier Reef faces frequent extreme coral bleaching at 2C heating, research finds

Even if warming is kept to 1.5C, bleaching would hit more than three times a decade, study predicts

25/11-2021: The Conversation

Even if we halt global warming, local climates will change – and we need new experiments to understand how

We need new experiments to model Earth’s climate if global warming is stabilised at 1.5℃. A new paper explains why

25/11-2021: The Energy Mix

Epic Storms on Two Coasts Have Parliament Talking Climate Action, Adaptation

With Canada’s East Coast grappling with the effects of an “unprecedented” storm and British Columbia on alert for another 10 days of heavy weather, the House of Commons held an emergency debate Wednesday night that focused largely on the country’s poor state of readiness for climate impacts

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

03/12-2021: Stop Ecocide

BELGIAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL CRIME OF ECOCIDE

The Belgian parliament has adopted, by a strong majority, a resolution by the Ecolo-Groen parties aimed at recognising an international crime of ecocide

29/11-2021:Slowfactory

Stop Fashion-Related Deforestation in the Amazon

If you’re wearing leather shoes, a leather belt or carrying a leather handbag, it’s highly likely that it was made from cowhide that contributed to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest

23/11-2021: The Intercept

HOW YOUR 401(K) IS HELPING DESTROY THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

The growing financialization of Brazilian agribusiness is enabling foreign investment in the industry most responsible for deforestation

10/11-2021: The Guardian

Fatty acid found in palm oil linked to spread of cancer

Study on mice found palmitic acid promoted metastasis in mouth and skin cancers

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)

29/11-2021: The Guardian

Facebook’s lame attempts to grab my attention make it clear: it’s time to leave

Clicking on my profile page is like entering a time machine to 2010. It’s not a place I want to be

26/11-2021: The Guardian

‘I’m happy to lose £10m by quitting Facebook,’ says Lush boss

Losing 10m followers on sites such as Instagram is a price worth paying for co-founder of ethical beauty empire

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

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