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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.

Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, October 12, 2017

As Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt formally announced this week that he plans to pull the plug on the Clean Power Plan, Frontline released a documentary titled War on the EPA, which details the Trump administration's concerted effort to cater to the fossil fuel industry's dema

Roger Annis, A Socialist in Canada, October 5, 2017

The capitalist expansionism that is destroying the Earth’s ecology is proceeding apace, as evidenced by record auto and truck sales across the planet.

Janet Redman and D. Lascaris, Real News, October 5, 2017

D. LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, for The Real News Network. A new report by Oil Change International reveals that US taxpayers continue to pay out more than 20 billion in fossil fuel subsidies each year. Are these subsidies propping up an industry to protect America's national security? Or, as critics say, are these taxpayer funded giveaways designed to serve the interests of billionaire oil barons, who bear ultimate responsibility for what is now a global climate emergency?

Arthur Nelson, The Guardian, October 3, 2017

More than 40 Catholic institutions are to announce the largest ever faith-based divestment from fossil fuels, on the anniversary of the death of St Francis of Assisi.

The sum involved has not been disclosed but the volume of divesting groups is four times higher than a previous church record, and adds to a global divestment movement, led by investors worth $5.5tn.

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