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Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, November 16, 2017

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. We’re broadcasting live from the U.N. climate summit here in Bonn, Germany. Close to 200 countries are gathered. The U.S. says that it is pulling out of the climate accord. Well, on Monday night, activists and Democratic lawmakers staged a full-fledged revolt as the Trump administration made its official debut at this year’s COP at a forum pushing coal, gas and nuclear power.

Jeremy Brecher, Labor Network for Sustainability, November 6, 2017

At its Quadrennial Convention in late October, the AFL-CIO unanimously adopted a resolution on “Climate Change, Energy, and Union Jobs.” [https://aflcio.org/resolutions/resolution-55-climate-change-energy-and-union-jobs] The resolution says that the fastest and most equitable way to address climate change is for “labor to be at the center of creating solutions that reduce emissions whi

Fiona Harvey, The Guardian, November 1, 2017

(Such dire predictions from the UN, such inadequate "solutions"...)

There is still a large gap between the pledges by governments to cut greenhouse gas emissions and the reductions scientists say are needed to avoid dangerous levels of climate change, the UN has said.

Dr Nick Watts, et. al., New York Times, October 31, 2017

The Lancet Countdown tracks progress on health and climate change and provides an independent assessment of the health effects of climate change, the implementation of the Paris Agreement,1 and the health implications of these actions.

Jonathan Neale, Daily Maverick, October 30, 2017

A new 64-page reportOne Million Climate Jobs: Moving South Africa forward towards a low-carbon, wage-led, and sustainable path by the Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) provides the detail, with extensive research citations, showing how this can be done and financed.  The focus is on South Africa, but the remedies are broadly replicable across the globe. 

Geeta Anand and Vikram Singh, New York Times, October 28, 2017

See this amazing visual tour through the lives of India Villagers facing extreme climate impacts. "Hotter temperatures are forcing families in southern India to decide: Try to survive here, or leave?"

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/26/world/asia/10000000549535...

Kate Arnoff, The Intercept, October 26, 2017

What should be a sparkling opportunity to push forward an ambitious agenda on climate — to condemn Republicans for not just ignoring but fueling a crisis with increasingly human and economic consequences — is going quite literally up in smoke. Even the most dogged climate champions in Congress are doing something Republicans would never dream of: letting a crisis go to waste.

Gill Bonnett, RNZ, October 25, 2017

The immigration and protection tribunal ruled they did not risk being persecuted under the Refugee Convention.

Both families argued they would not have access to clean and sanitary drinking water and were worried about the impact of climate change on their lives and livelihood.

The couple in one of the cases moved to New Zealand to look after elderly relatives and were concerned about returning with their two young children because of health standards and unemployment.

Chris Lang, redd-monitor.org, October 20, 2017

Here we go again. “Plant more trees to combat climate change: scientists” is a Reuters headline from earlier this week. The article is based on a press release put out by The Nature Conservancy about a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Abigail Daisy Morgan, Aljazeera, October 14, 2017

In 2008 and 2009, a 55-year-old pipeline owned by Shell ruptured twice, throwing up 600,000 barrels, according to UK court claims, of crude oil into the surrounding creeks of the Niger Delta.

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