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Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams, March 3, 2021
Greta Thunberg

Following warnings that the coronavirus-triggered drop in planet-warming emissions would be short-lived without structural changes, the International Energy Agency released data Tuesday showing that global CO2 emissions from the energy sector were 2% higher in December 2020 compared to the same month the previous year.

Asher Miller, Post Carbon Institute, October 30, 2020

System Change Not Climate Change readers and viewers will want to take a look at the interviews referenced here from PCI.

Introducing “The Great Unraveling?”, a series of interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts on a broad range of environmental and societal challenges, culminating with a powerful discussion on what these converging and accelerating crises mean, and how we can respond.

Maura Stephens, System Change Not Climate Change, September 12, 2020
Silhouette of a child up peering through a fence at the U.S. border

Voting for Biden won’t save them. Not voting for Biden will doom them.

You couldn’t have paid me to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2016; I’d voted for all prior Green Party candidates over the dreadful Democratic Party choices — except for the year I voted for Barack Obama, in the vain hope that he had a hidden true progressive self behind the Wall Street-cozy veneer. Live and learn.

Team, System Change Not Climate Change, April 22, 2020
Earth Day to May Day

We encourage you to participate in Earth Day events/actions -- and to share this info with relatives, friends, neighbors, youth, parents, grandparents, etc. 

Ted Franklin, System Change Not Climate Change, March 30, 2020
Grand Lake Theater Oakland Marqee

“Let the virus not infect our souls,” pleaded the message on the church sign in my neighborhood. 

Sandra Lindberg, July 11, 2019

 

“Not everyone is coming to the future,

Not everyone is learning from the past.”

                        Madonna & Quavo

Editors, SCNCC, June 3, 2019
Juliana Plaintiffs Group Picture

On Tuesday, June 4, at 2 p.m. Pacific Time, three judges of the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments by the Trump Administration seeking to stop the Juliana v. United States lawsuit brought by a group of young people claiming a constitutional right to "a climate system capable of sustaining human life" and asserting that the United States government is violating that right.

Joe Maniscalo, Labor Press, May 13, 2019
Hurricane Maria wreckage in Puerto Rcio

New York,, NY – Shut. It. Down. Amalgamated Transit Union VP Bruce Hamilton, this weekend, urged U.S. trade unionists to “learn from our past” and start building towards a general strike in a last ditch effort to avert climate disaster. 

“What we need to understand is that climate struggle is class struggle,” Hamilton told the NY Labor History Association’s Annual Spring Conference at NYU on Saturday. “Workers really do want to engage in radical action with a clear chance of making their lives better.”

Phil Gasper, International Socialist Review, March 1, 2019
Wildfire

It’s not hyperbole to say that the accelerating climate emergency, which is getting closer to spiraling out of control, is the most serious crisis that humanity has faced in its entire history. Two reports came out at the end of 2018 that ought to have put aside any doubt that we are facing an existential crisis that threatens the continued survival of advanced human societies and possibly even our continued existence as a species.

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