Volunteers Mobilize In Aftermath Of Oregon Fires

By Shane Burley, Al Jazeera. -

Portland, United States - Hunter Bombadier has spent the better part of the past year protesting for an end to police violence and anti-Black racism – and supporting communities hit hard by the [...]

This Is America: Prisoners In The Crosshairs, Mutual Aid Fire Relief

By It's Going Down. -

On this episode, we have a special report from Perilous Chronicle, about how prisoners are directly impacted by the climate change fueled wildfires in the Pacific Northwest. This audio report [...]

Portland Protests, The Fire And Organizing Eviction Defense

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

Portland, Oregon is one of the epicenters of the rebellion against police violence that broke out after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Portland has a long history of racism and [...]

Climate Change Will Force A New American Migration

By Abrahm Lustgarten, Pro Publica. -

August besieged California with a heat unseen in generations. A surge in air conditioning broke the state’s electrical grid, leaving a population already ravaged by the coronavirus to work [...]

We Can Still Win The War On Plastic

By Michael K. Dorsey, Fair Observer. -

For many years, even decades, before the current global pandemic, environmental advocates have waged a war against single-use plastic. We’ve been winning that war. More and more consumers are [...]

With Global Heating, Expect Inferno Seasons In The American West

By Peter Kalmus and Natasha Stavros, LA times. -

More than 3.1 million acres have burned in California this year — some 3% of the state — with many wildfires still at zero containment and months of fire season left to go. This far exceeds the [...]

Oregon Can’t Fight Wildfires Because Its Helicopters Were Sent To Afghanistan

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

More than half a million Oregonians have been forced to flee their homes, as wildfires continue to ravage the West Coast of the United States. Amid record-breaking temperatures, the wildfires, [...]

Clear-Cuts: Cause Hot Catastrophic Wildfires

By Chuck Burr, Culture Quake. -

Pack billions of the same-age trees close together, wait for dry-lightning or another ignition source, and you have an unnatural firebomb. The cause of thousands of annual catastrophic hot fires [...]

Wildfire, Hurricanes, Floods And Droughts Quadrupled In Cost Since 1980

By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News. -

In the last 40 years, 663 disasters linked to climate change in the United States killed 14,223 people. The total cost: an estimated $1.77 trillion, a bit more than Canada's Gross National [...]

California And Colorado: Climate-Driven Transformation Of Wildfires

By Michael Kodas, Inside Climate News. -

The wildfires that exploded over the past few days in California and Colorado show clear influences of global warming, climate scientists say, and evidence of how a warming and drying climate is [...]

Freakish Arctic Fires Alarmingly Intensify

By Robert Hunziker, Counterpunch. -

NASA satellite images of fires in eastern Siberia depict an inferno of monstrous proportions, nothing in modern history compares. And, as of July, it’s intensifying. Should people be concerned? [...]

Fossil Fuel Producers Should Pay For Australia’s Fires

By Staff, Yubanet.com -

January 6, 2020 – The Australia Institute has welcomed the Government’s $2 billion bushfire recovery fund announcement, but has questioned why regular Australian taxpayers are being asked to pay [...]

Ruling Class Bereft Of Answers While Catastrophic Fires Escalate Across Australia

By James Cogan, Wsws.org -

Catastrophic fire conditions exist today throughout much of Australia, from the southwest of Western Australia, across South Australia, to Victoria, the island state of Tasmania, and New South [...]

Earth’s Hottest Decade On Record Marked By Extreme Storms, Deadly Wildfires

By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News -

Deadly heat waves, wildfires and widespread flooding punctuated a decade of climate extremes that, by many scientific accounts, show global warming kicking into overdrive. As the year drew to a [...]

We Need Publicly Owned Utilities

By Jill Richardson, Otherwords.org -

Right now, thousands of Californians are fleeing raging wildfires, while millions sit in the dark. And for-profit utilities may be to blame. Pacific Gas & Electric — a private, for-profit utility [...]

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