– Multiple Crises
– The Green New Deal
– The #2020_Elections
– A World to Win
#Alexandria_Ocasio_Cortez #Edward_J_Markey #Green_New_Deal #climate
4 Activists Explain Why Migrant Justice Is Climate Justice | Teen Vogue
A UNHCR report revealed that, by the end of 2016, there were 65.6 million displaced people who had fled their homelands because of violence, human rights violations, and environmental disasters that are intensified by the climate crisis. Since 2008, an average of 26.4 million people have been displaced from their homes by extreme weather disasters every year.
“From African migrants choosing to cross by boat from North Africa to Europe to Pacific Islanders losing their homes due to rising sea levels and Central American migrants fleeing their home countries in search of refuge, people around the world are being driven from their homes by droughts, storms, and the political strife and conflict that follow these climate disasters,” 350.org stated in a December press release.
Fighting climate change is about more than emissions and metrics — it’s about fighting for a just world for everyone. Teen Vogue spoke with five climate-justice advocates whose work focuses on the vital intersection of migrant rights and climate action.
Maya Menezes, an organizer for No One Is Illegal and podcast host of Change Everything:
We are past the point of stopping some of the largest impacts of climate change. One of the biggest battles will be over the closing of borders, the decisions of who is deserving of basic humanity and who isn’t.
Under capitalism, goods can go across borders but human beings cannot. It’s not a weird coincidence, it’s a violent political strategy to bar people and privilege some over others. We need to envision a borderless world. Imagining a borderless world is one of the ultimate acts of decolonization because colonialism told us arbitrability there are lines here for you to cross, it is connected to capitalism, exploitation and racism, so challenging capitalism and colonization fundamentally challenges borders. If we are trying to challenge capitalistic structures that are destroying this planet, that means challenging the structures that are continuing to dehumanize human beings and designating people as legal bodies. No one is illegal on stolen lands. If we reject colonization and put ourselves in solidarity with indigenous sovereignty, then we reject that someone can be illegal and discarded.
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science - The New York Times
Mr. Reilly, the head of the Geological Survey, who does not have a background in climate change science, characterized the changes as an attempt to prepare more careful, accurate reports. “We’re looking for answers with our partners and to get statistical significance from what we understand,” he said.
Yet scientists said that by eliminating the projected effects of increased carbon dioxide pollution after 2040, the Geological Survey reports would present an incomplete and falsely optimistic picture of the impact of continuing to burn unlimited amounts of coal, oil and gasoline.
#Climate_Change Claims a Lake, and an Identity - The New York Times
After surviving decades of water diversion and cyclical El Niño droughts in the #Andes, #Lake_Poopó basically disappeared in December. The ripple effects go beyond the loss of livelihood for the #Quispes and hundreds of other fishing families, beyond the migration of people forced to leave homes that are no longer viable.
Adelaide breaks its all-time heat record, hitting 46.6C, in extreme Australia heatwave | Australia news | The Guardian
Temperature records have tumbled across South Australia, with the city of Adelaide experiencing its hottest day on record, as the second heatwave in as many weeks hit southern parts of Australia.
To fix the #climate_crisis, we must face up to our imperial past | openDemocracy
1st extract of Daniel Macmillen Voskoboynik’s new book ’#The_Memory_We_Could_Be ’
It’s time to join the dots between our overlapping crises of – and shared solutions to – environmental degradation, damaged health, racial oppression and gender injustice.
_Water Prisoners of Bangladesh_ by Saud A. Faisal
As the world watched in horror as Houston and surrounding cities in #Texas received up to five feet of rain last month, #Bangladesh and #Nepal have also been inundated with floods this past monsoon season, causing the death of well over 1,000 people from rising waters. And later this week, #Hurricane #Irma, considered one of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic, will make landfall in #Florida. We will not know the full effects of this storm until later this week.
In this online exhibit, Bangladesh photographer Saud A. Faisal brings us these haunting photographs of Bangladeshis wading in water up to their knees in their homes. These are the people least responsible for #climate_change but most effected.
Has this become the new normal? While the U.S. has been focused on fighting a war against terror as it allocates billions of dollars for surveillance, intelligence, special forces, and weapons, might the U.S. also consider the lives lost due to climate change and the nearly $200 billion that Texas Governor Greg Abbott is claiming his state needs for aid, clean up, and rebuilding. How many more lives lost and cities flooded before our leadership in Washington stops insisting that #global_warming caused by climate change is a hoax?
Global water use: withdrawal and consumption
Title: Global water use: withdrawal and consumption Keywords: #Climate_Change #Environment #Water #Eau #Environnement Publication: Water Vital Graphics, UNEP, 2002. Author: Philippe Rekacewicz Date: 2002
Title: Environmental migrations Keywords: #Environment #Climate_Change #Migrations #Refugees Publication: This map was introduced to the Planetary Security Conference in the Hague - Netherlands (2-3 November 2015). Author: Philippe Rekacewicz Date: 2015
Populations vulnerable to climate change (2015)
Title: Populations vulnerable to climate change (2015) Keywords: #Climate_Change #Environment #Population #Refugees Publication: This map was introduced to the Planetary Security Conference in the Hague - Netherlands (2-3 November 2015). Author: Philippe Rekacewicz Date: 2015
@visionscarto : merci pour la carte, le diagramme est vraiment intéressant aussi. Je me demandais d’où venait le chiffre d’un peu plus de 100 millions de personnes déplacées que celui-ci indique. Celui du HCR c’était 65 millions en 2015 cf. ▻http://www.lemonde.fr/immigration-et-diversite/article/2016/06/20/avec-65-3-millions-de-deracines-fin-2015-la-planete-bat-un-nouveau-record_49
#Total : An Illusion of Climate Strategy
Total likes to present itself as a responsible business with a strategy for dealing with #climate_change. The French company even published its own climate strategy, explaining how it intends to contribute to the goal of keeping global warming below 2°C. But as 350.org France and Observatoire des multinationales reveal in this new report, Total’s actions and strategy are completely at odds with effective action to tackle the climate crisis. Total is facing pressure from some of its investors (...)
« ▻http://www.total.com/sites/default/files/atoms/files/integrating_climate_into_our_strategy_eng.pdf »
« ▻https://multinationales.org/IMG/pdf/en_total_report.pdf »
« ►https://multinationales.org/IMG/pdf/350-total.pdf »
Ce que Trump veut dire pour les fédéralistes
La future politique internationale de #Donald_Trump comporte encore beaucoup d’inconnues. Cette victoire va modifier l’action européenne à l’international et opérer à des changements idéologiques dans la politique américaine.
Trump Shifts Tone on #Climate_Change, Environmentalists Scoff —
Business: Washington Post Business Page, Business News
Donald Trump, who called climate change a hoax during his campaign and vowed to pull out of the Paris accord, now says global warming might be real after all.
The Republican president-elect told the New York Times Tuesday that perhaps humans are to blame for the rising temperatures that are melting polar ice caps and have been linked to extreme weather around the world.
“I think there is some connectivity. There is some, something. It depends on how much,” Trump said, according to a transcript of his meeting with the New York Times. He also said he’s keeping an “open mind” on the Paris climate accord.
TRUMP: I think right now … well, I think there is some connectivity. There is some, something. It depends on how much. It also depends on how much it’s going to cost our companies. You have to understand, our companies are noncompetitive right now.
Ça dépend de combien ça coûte aux entreprises.
The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change
The proposed indicator domains are heterogeneous: some reflect outcomes (greenhouse gas emissions or health), whereas others reflect process indicators with both direct and indirect links to climate change. Additionally, some can be modelled at a global or national level, whereas others reflect location-specific issues and would depend on data collection at sentinel sites.
1: Health impacts of climate hazards
1.1 Exposure to temperature change
1.2 Exposure to heatwaves
1.3 Changes in labour productivity
1.4 Exposure to flood
1.5 Exposure to drought
1.6 Changes in the incidence and geographical range of climate-sensitive infectious diseases across sentinel sites
1.7 Food security and undernutrition
2: Health resilience and adaptation
2.1 Integration of health into national adaptation plans
2.2 Climate services for health
2.3 Adaptation of finance for health
3: Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation
3.1 Coal phase-out
3.2 Growth in renewable energy
3.3 Access to clean energy
3.4 Energy access for health facilities
3.5 Exposure to ambient air pollution
3.6 Deployment of low-emission vehicles and access to public transport
3.7 Active travel infrastructure and uptake
3.8 Greenhouse gas emissions from the food system and healthy diets
3.9 Greenhouse gas emissions of health-care systems
4: Economics and finance
4.1 Change in annual investment in renewable energy
4.2 Change in annual investment in energy efficiency
4.3 Low-carbon technology patent generation and innovation
4.4 Valuing the health co-benefits of climate change mitigation
4.5 Direct and indirect fossil fuel subsidies
4.6 Coverage and strength of carbon pricing
4.7 Equity of the low-carbon transition
5: Political and broader engagement
5.1 Public engagement with health and climate change
5.2 Academic publications on health and climate change
5.3 Inclusion of health and climate change within medical and public health curricula
5.4 Health and climate change in high-level statements of the UNFCCC and UNGA
5.5 Implementation and estimated health benefits of the nationally determined contributions (NDCs)
Video: Zebra finch call prepares their eggs for #climate_change | Science | AAAS
Scientists have long worried whether animals can respond to the planet’s changing climate. Now, a new study reports that at least one species of songbird—and likely many more—already knows how to prep its chicks for a warming world. They do so by emitting special calls to the embryos inside their eggs, which can hear and learn external sounds. This is the first time scientists have found animals using sound to affect the growth, development, behavior, and reproductive success of their offspring, and adds to a growing body of research revealing that birds can “doctor” their eggs.
“The study is novel, surprising, and fascinating, and is sure to lead to much more work on #parent-embryo_communication,” says Robert Magrath, a behavioral ecologist at the Australian National University in Canberra who was not involved in the study.
Migration in motion: visualizing species movements due to climate change
“Only 41 percent of the natural land area in the United States retains enough connectivity to facilitate species tracking their preferred climate conditions as the global climate changes”
Sharan Burrow: « If a company refuses to have a plan for decarbonisation and preserving jobs, ultimately they are targets for divestment. »
With the climate crisis, the rise of multinational corporations and global geopolitical shifts, the international union movement confronted with fundamentally new issues. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), which represents more than 300 unions in 162 countries and territories, is first in line to develop a response to these challenges. Interview with Sharan Burrow, ITUC Secretary-General since 2010. ITUC has been actively involved in the international climate debate for (...)
/ A la une, #Fossil_fuels, #Workers'_Rights_and_Freedom_of_Association, #work_conditions, #workers'_rights, #decent_work, #climate_change, #corporate_legal_responsibility, #corporate_social_responsibility, #human_rights, supply (...)
How multinationals use #climate_change to impose an industrial agricultural model
Governments are keeping an eye on the agricultural sector’s #greenhouse_gas emissions. A new concept is emerging: “climate-smart #agriculture,” with the objective of producing more, better. In the arena of climate negotiations, multinational corporations are getting set to promote “smart fertilizers” and plants genetically modified for heat tolerance. While industrial agriculture is about to win the battle with organic agriculture, researchers and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are (...)
« ▻http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33889-green-capitalism-how-multinationals-use-climate-change-to-impose-an »
« ►https://www.grain.org/article/entries/5271-les-exxon-de-l-agriculture#sdfootnote38sym »
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« ►http://www.infogm.org/viet-nam-ogm-trois-mais-autorises-a-la-culture-en-2014#nb5 »
« ▻http://www.climatesmartagconcerns.info/english.html »
« ▻http://www.cirad.fr/en »
« ►http://www.midilibre.fr/2015/03/18/agriculture-et-climat-le-defi,1137526.php »
« ►https://cgspace.cgiar.org/rest/bitstreams/24750/retrieve »
« ►http://csa2015.cirad.fr »
« ►http://corporate.walmart.com/global-responsibility/environment-sustainability/sustainable-agriculture »
« ►http://www.corporateknights.com/channels/food-beverage/walmart-targets-climate-smart-suppliers-2-14298636 »
Concept of the day: “Arctic amplification”
►https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/02/18/scientists-are-floored-by-whats-happening-in-the-arctic-right-now #climate_change #arctic
Etats-Unis : tempêtes meurtrières et records de chaleur pour Noël | Courrier international
Le sud des Etats-Unis se relevait difficilement jeudi d’une déferlante de tornades meurtrières nourries par des températures particulièrement douces, qui ont atteint des records à New York et Washington à la veille de Noël.
D’après les observations météo (avec ou sans « s » ?), il y aura un changement de situation à partir de mercredi : l’anticyclone centré sur l’Europe de l’Ouest se décale vers l’Est, laissant passer les perturbations atlantiques, donc régime de vent d’Ouest avec plus de pluie mais pas de grand froid non plus. Wait & see ...
Climate Negotiators Discussing Warming and Migration Links
Stirred by the exodus of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria, where global warming exacerbated a drought that fueled warfare, links between climate change and human displacement have finally been thrust into news reports and political debates.