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If you wonder whether we have political prosecutions & imprisonment(s) in Britain, you'll want to read this account of the recent Just Stop Oil 'conspiracy' trial.

If the Labour Party wants to return us to the Rule of Law, then they need to but a very swift stop to actions like this!

#climate #politics #ruleoflaw

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jul/12/contempt-gagging-un-intervention-uk-wildest-climate-trial-just-stop-oil


Quick unrelated question - I'm always confused by what hashtags to use on our stories (we're a publisher on Flipboard). Should 2-word hashtags be combined, like #ClimateChange? Will Flipboard automatically see that as a double word hashtag? When I see their tags on stories, the hashtag shows up as two separate words. #Climate change. Thanks for any help. Love the platform!


#Biden awards $1.7 billion to boost #ElectricVehicles manufacturing and assembly in 8 states https://apnews.com/article/electric-vehicle-manufacturing-biden-union-jobs-2acc1ce107dcec60f8596fb7dce6038e

"The #Energy Department will issue grants to create or retain thousands of #UnionJobs and support auto-based communities... The grants cover a broad range of the automotive supply chain, including parts for #electric motorcycles and school buses, hybrid powertrains, heavy-duty commercial truck #batteries etc."

#EnergyTransition #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #USpol #Climate


The rich are horrified: a house on the coast that used to be worth 1.9 million now only costs $200,000 because of climate change. Climate change is destroying wealth … 😱

Source: https://nantucketcurrent.com/real-estate/erosion-firesale-nantucket-waterfront-home-assessed-at-nearly-2-million-sold-for-just-200-000

#news #future #climate #finance #money #wealth #water #coast #environment #sealevel #flood


Went to the grocery store today in the middle of an extreme heat warning. 3 vehicles just idling in the parking lot, empty, to keep the AC pumping.

We’re hooped.

#Climate #ClimateEmergency #Edmonton #Alberta #Canada


"US heatwave tied to four Oregon deaths as temperature records are shattered"

#US #USA #America #Climate #ClimateChange

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jul/08/excessive-heat-wave-warning


Recently released “Climate Emotions Wheel” from the Climate Mental Health Network. I see clearly where my feelings are. Full details in the pdf here:

https://www.climatementalhealth.net/_files/ugd/d424e1_5d05ac5c699b4e2a92e171710d5c716a.pdf

#Climate #ClimateCrisis #ClimateCHange
@pvonhellermannn @EBecker


This is an excellent article from Mongabay, highly informative and quite disturbing.

A few key points:
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⦿ Canada’s 2023 wildfires burned an area nearly the size of Ireland, releasing emissions equivalent to four times the global aviation sector.

⦿ Climate change creates longer, more severe fire seasons, leading to a dangerous feedback loop of increasing emissions.

⦿ Canada’s emissions accounting method excludes wildfire emissions from their U.N. reports, a practice questioned by some experts.
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FULL ARTICLE -- https://news.mongabay.com/2024/06/canadas-2023-wildfires-released-more-emissions-than-airplanes-yet-go-uncounted/

#Science #Environment #Climate #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis


Climate change, rising home costs converge to drive up insurance rates in Maine

A study projects that Maine
rates will increase 19 percent by the end of the year, though much of that change will be driven by homes on the storm-exposed coast

https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/money/climate-change-rising-home-costs-converge-drive-up-insurance-rates-maine/97-8a8070eb-7f54-4189-ba6f-efde4bd15efb

#Maine #USA #US #MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate


12 months above 1.5C

If you were hoping that the COPs would sort everything out, that the Powers That Be would get serious at the last minute?

This is your Redline.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jul/08/temperatures-1-point-5c-above-pre-industrial-era-average-for-12-months-data-shows

#Climate #ClimateCrisis


The Grab - https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/26145/the-grab/

Watch this documentary to see how governments and companies go after buying Earth resources from other tribes, in all sorts of terrible ways. From arable land to water. In a crazy race to get enough for their own tribe because of the impacts of climate change that will devastate vast areas on this planet.

This terrible mentality of trying to survive and thrive at the expense of the rest, as if we are not living on the same planet. Same spaceship.

Very telling documentary. Some 10 years in the making.

#documentary #nature #resources #water #agriculture #TradeRuinsEverything #climatechange #climate


The slush pools of Antarctica are holding a lot of water, and putting serous pressurs on the glaciers underneath them.

#climate #wx #weather #ClimateChange #nature #Antarctica

https://www.labroots.com/trending/earth-and-the-environment/27383/meltwater-antarctica


Google’s emissions are up 48% in 5 years. Microsoft’s are up 30% since 2020. Those soaring figures are being driven by mass investments in data centers to power AI tools.

Generative AI is a climate disaster and data center expansion must be stopped.

https://disconnect.blog/generative-ai-is-a-climate-disaster/

#ai #tech #datacenter #generativeai #climate #climatechange


LA Times: Floods, fires and record heat: Climate disasters multiply around the world https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2024-07-03/global-weather-events #climate #disasters #wildfires #heatwaves


Biden is proposing rules tackling extreme heat -- now made worse by #climate change. It's going to be over 100 degrees every day this week in much of California.

https://abc7.com/post/biden-administration-proposes-rule-workplaces-address-excessive-heat/15019466/


President Joe Biden attacked former President Donald Trump and Republicans on Tuesday for allegedly denying climate change even in the face of extreme heat waves across much of the country.

Biden made the remarks while delivering a speech in Washington, D.C., regarding the record-breaking heat wave. The president announced a new proposed federal rule that would extend workplace heat protections to an estimated 36 million workers.

#Climate #ClimateChange #HeatWave
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-live-biden-delivers-remarks-on-administration-rules-for-workplaces-to-address-extreme-heat


Your choices are hot, hotter or broiling.

To read NOAA’s detailed forecast discussion open the map, click in any red-outlined area and follow the link. The text pic is snipped from the discussion for the Hanford forecast area.

Even here in the greater Seattle area temps are expected in the mid 90s next weekend. Of course for some of you that will seem cool by comparison.
#Climate #HeatWave #ExcessiveHeatWarning

Open GISsurfer map:
https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer.php?center=39.654949,-120.629883&zoom=5&basemap=USA_basemap&overlay=State_boundary,Weather_watch_warning,Forecast_discussion&data=https://mappingsupport.com/p2/special_maps/disaster/USA_weather.txt


Looks like +2 C will be a lot sooner than preiously thought. Also:
"A doubling of the amount of #CO2 in the atmosphere could cause an increase in the average temperature on Earth from 7 to a maximum of 14 degrees"

https://phys.org/news/2024-06-heavier-temperature-previously-thought-analysis.html

IPCC models are based on the idea that some magical future CDR-technology will save us. So we are so doomed.

#climate #climatechange #climatecrisis #emissions #pollution #fossilfuels #bigoil #bigcoal


'Very worrisome': Canada's 2023 wildfires spewed four times the emissions that planes do in a year

Canada's historic wildfires last year pumped more heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the air than India did by burning fossil fuels

https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/06/27/very-worrisome-canadas-2023-wildfires-spewed-four-times-the-emissions-that-planes-do-in-a-

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate


Content warning: Extremely bad news


‘Most of it was #dead’: scientists discover one of #GreatBarrierReef’s worst #coral #bleaching events


source: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/jun/26/most-of-it-was-dead-scientists-discovers-one-of-great-barrier-reefs-worst-coral-bleaching-events

Flying a drone over the same section of reef earlier this month to match the images, Williamson said: “At least 97% of the corals had died over those three months.


#environment #sea #ocean #problem #nature #climate #future #science #Australia #news


Mega-Survey On Climate Issues – 70 Percent People Want Transition Away From Fossil Fuels : UN

The findings come as finance ministers from G20 countries, including the United States, China, and India, prepare to meet in Brazil this July

https://indianpsu.com/mega-survey-on-climate-issues-70-percent-people-want-transition-away-from-fossil-fuels-un/

#MassExtinction #pollution #ecology #environment #climate


Nearly all workers (93 per cent) don’t know how their company’s sustainability strategy applies to their day-to-day jobs. The finding from a report by AimHi Earth has discovered over three-quarters of employees are unhappy about their bosses’ lack of climate action (77 per cent), exposing a lack of faith in senior business leaders’ sustainability efforts. Over half of those surveyed (52 per cent) think their employers are likely to greenwash

https://www.theglobalrecruiter.com/crisis-in-workplace-climate-engagement/

#work #environment #climate


EVs Are Selling Well For Everyone ( Except Tesla )
But there is a bullcrap line in media that evs are not selling.

Is it Exxon sleeper agents, or Tesla bribes? GMs Board wants to go under. So who is dumping lies gets complicated.

But EV sales are up 53% FIFTY THREE PER CENT
And KPMG accountant's says that already more than half of Canadians "will never buy a gas car again."

It seems the EV transition is going just fine.

https://jalopnik.com/evs-are-selling-well-for-everyone-except-tesla-1851550953

#climate #EV #Replace #redundant


#Analysis: What record #global heat means for breaching the 1.5C #warming limit


Source: https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-what-record-global-heat-means-for-breaching-the-1-5c-warming-limit/

There is no #action, just promises. As long as #fossil fuels appear to be the cheapest #fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned.


#news #fuel #heat #heatwave #earth #climate #environment #future #nature #emissions #co2


#Heat exposure during #pregnancy can lead to a lifetime of #health problems


Source: https://theconversation.com/heat-exposure-during-pregnancy-can-lead-to-a-lifetime-of-health-problems-230217

#news #heatwave #future #climate #environment #baby


No, You Don’t Have the Power to Stop #Climate #Change


Source: https://www.persuasion.community/p/no-you-dont-have-the-power-to-stop

The big, pathway-determining climate decisions will be made by politicians in Jakarta, by public utility officials in #SãoPaulo, by oil company executives in #Dubai, and, most of all, by cabinet ministers in #NewDelhi and Politburo members in #Beijing. People that we have near-zero leverage over.


#politics #news #future #poverty #nature #earth #environment #emissions


Written by a firefighter of more than 50 years, a former fire chief and now a volunteer.
http://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/comment/topic/2024/06/22/coalitions-climate-denial-puts-us-all-danger

“It has been almost 5 years since Black Summer. Fires & floods, supercharged by climate pollution, have claimed 100s of Australian lives, 1000s of Australian homes. An election is on the horizon & the leader of the opposition declares that, if he wins, he will dump Australia’s 2030 climate targets, the very targets developed to secure a safer future for our KIDS and grandkids.

It should be difficult to picture such a reality”
#auspol #australia #climate #climatechange #climatecrisis #state #statecapture #politics #money #fire #flood #pollution



I’m sure if we just keep ignoring the problem, it’ll eventually go away.

Heck, it worked with COVID… 🤔

https://showyourstripes.info/c/europe/ireland/all/

#ShowYourStripesDay #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #climate


This 👇is a really important & significant UK legal #climate milestone for future #planning, & will sustain the legal challenge to exploitation of Jackdaw and Rosebank.
https://x.com/tessakhan/status/1803713967740588035