After Hurricane Ida, Mutual Aid Provides Safety And Survival

By Jordan Flaherty , Waging Nonviolence. -

In the aftermath of disasters, those most in need are also who the state often leaves behind. Into this vacuum, communities come together for mutual aid. While charity rarely challenges the root [...]

Report From New Orleans: Government Does Nothing For The Poor

By John Catalinotto, Workers World. -

Gavrielle Gemma, union and political organizer since the 1970s and now working with the New Orleans-based Workers Voice Socialist Movement, called Workers World to report on the situation there, [...]

Greed And Consumption: Why The World Is Burning

By Ramzy Baroud, Mintpress News. -

Rome is scorching hot. This beautiful city is becoming unbearable for other reasons, too. Though every corner of the beaming metropolis is a monument to historical grandeur, from the Colosseum in [...]

2021 Climate Disasters Raise Alarm Over Food Security

By Sue Branford and Glenn Scherer, Mongabay. -

In July, A Video Went Viral On Social Media In Argentina Showing People Walking Across What Looks Like A Desert. But It Isn’t A Desert. This Is The Bed Of The Paraná River, Part Of The [...]

Global Climate Panel’s Report: No Part Of The Planet Will Be Spared

By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News. -

Amidst a summer of fires, floods and heat waves, scientists on Monday delivered yet another reminder that burning more fossil fuels in the decades ahead will rapidly intensify the impacts of [...]

Record-Breaking Heat Waves Have Arrived Decades Earlier Than Predicted

By Sasha Abramsky, Truthout. -

The heat waves of 2021, which have pummeled western regions of the United States and Canada, have killed, at a minimum, hundreds of people. In British Columbia, authorities recorded a spike in [...]

Media Dismiss European Union Climate Plan As ‘Ambitious’

By Olivia Riggio, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. -

A recent New York Times article (7/9/21) describes a sickening scene in the wake of the Pacific Northwest’s heat wave: Dead mussels and clams coated rocks in the Pacific Northwest, their [...]

Wet Bulb Temperature Is The Scariest Part Of The Climate Crisis

By Tim Andersen, Medium. -

Wet bulb temperature is one of those features of climate change caused by global warming that often gets left out when discussing the radical changes our planet is going to experience in the [...]

Climate Breakdown And The Corporate Media

In today’s world, the prospects for human civilisation, never mind the existence of historians in the future, look bleak indeed. According to many leading climate scientists and biologists, the [...]

Heat Waves Prompt Workers To Walk Out

By Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post. -

Alicia Lara works the drive-thru at a Jack In The Box in Sacramento. The 55-year-old mother of four says the air conditioning unit inside the restaurant tends to conk out when she needs it most, [...]

The Heat Wave Shows Climate Change Is A Workers’ Rights Issue

By Mindy Isser, In These Times. -

While the 100 million computer workers in this country are more likely to be able to work safely indoors, other urgent and necessary work must continue outdoors, no matter the severity of the [...]

A Deadly Summer In The Pacific Northwest Augurs More Heat Waves

By Bob Berwyn, James Bruggers, and Liza Gross, Inside Climate News. -

It was the most extreme heat wave on record in the Pacific Northwest. And as officials count the heat-related deaths over the next weeks, it will almost certainly turn out to be one of the [...]

New Climate Prediction: Likely To Reach 1.5C In The Next Five Years

By World Meteorological Organization. -

Geneva - There is about a 40% chance of the annual average global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level in at least one of the next five years – and these odds are [...]

Hawaii Is The First US State To Declare A Climate Emergency

By Kate Yoder, Grist. -

The word “emergency” usually conjures images of ambulances with flashing lights, homes going up in flames, or tornadoes tearing through a town. But increasingly, governments are using the word to [...]

Saving Ourselves: Autonomous Disaster Relief In Texas

By It's Going Down. -

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with participants in autonomous groups across Texas, including Cooperation Denton, Stop the Sweeps in Austin, Mutual Aid Houston, Houston [...]

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