Electric Car Companies:
Visualizing the Race for EV Dominance
We’ve also spent serious money on windshield, roof, and tire replacement.
— Car and Driver
Conference of Parties in Glasgow — COP26
A Tale of Two COPs — Monday, DemocracyNow!
“100,000 people took to the streets of Glasgow this weekend.”
Greenwashing and duplicitous promises
“If the fossil fuel lobby were a country delegation at COP, it would be the largest with 503 delegates,
more delegates than the 8 most effected countries combined, including the Philippines.” — Global Witness
“We don’t allow tobacco lobbyists into health conferences, so it begs the question why fossil fuel lobbyists are being allowed into the most important climate conference in a generation,”
“It’s No Secret COP26 Is a Failure”: Greta Thunberg
Condemns U.N. Climate Summit as a “Greenwash Festival”
As the world’s biggest climate conference comes to a close, we see reasons for hope on the horizon. — Reasons to be Cheerful
Countries’ climate pledges built on flawed data, Post investigation finds
— The Seattle Times
There’s a clear gender and generation gap at the Glasgow talks, and the two sides have very different views on how to address global warming.
— The New York Times
Visualizing Women’s Economic Rights
Around the World — Visual Capitalist
“. . . because the COP is more or less a playground for politicians.”
— Wednesday, DemocracyNow!
A crucial climate summit is becoming the biggest finance greenwash in history.
— Transnational Institute
This Will Set Africa on Fire:
Nnimmo Bassey of Nigeria Blasts Progress of Talks at U.N. Climate Summit
The Global Climate Wall:
Wealthy Nations Prioritize Militarizing Borders Over Climate Action
Speaker Nancy Pelosi redirects a question about the US military’s carbon bootprint to national defense issues, then abruptly ends the session.
“A Process of Violence”:
Indian Author Amitav Ghosh on How Colonialism Fueled the Climate Crisis
“… in going back to the Enlightenment, we get this mechanistic vision of the Earth as … something that really exists only to provide powerful human beings with resources.”
” Net zero is a way of delaying hard choices. It’s a way of passing them on to future generations of politicians. And that’s what has been happening for the past 30 years.”
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“We are in this situation because we have listened to these world leaders give us their vacuous talks for years and then go home and do absolutely nothing. There is no leadership within any of the progressive countries.”
“Regardless of our moral position, the maths tell us if we are to deliver on the commitments, then equity has to be a key part of our responses. But we never talk about that, because we are in the high-emitting group.”
US should dare world to climate race
By Thomas L. Friedman
— The New York Times
A counterpoint to Thomas Friedman’s opinion.
Make extreme wealth extinct:
It’s the only way to avoid climate breakdown
Pandering to the rich has got us into this mess. The correlation between wealth and polluting behaviour could not be clearer.
— The Guardian
Join us on Sat. Nov. 20 to honor endangered Snake River salmon – and call for action!
This next-generation nuclear power plant is pitched for Washington state
— The Seattle Times
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Help us create a fossil-free future!
— Rainforest Action Network
To help achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, the state’s electric utilities now need to take up climate action if they want to turn a profit.
— NRDC Action
Surely, if Hawaii can do it, others can as well.
— Fareed Zakaria
Instead of reducing the role of fossil fuels in the economy, critics say, the bill subsidizes industry “greenwashing.”
— The Intercept
Democrats changed language again to turn the EV tax credit into a refundable credit — and that’s a huge decision to incentivize EV purchases.
— Road / Show
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November 8 — A major U.S. utility is shrinking its coal fleet.
November 9 — Dozens of countries are pledging billions to make farming more sustainable.
November 10 — U.S. health officials are recognizing lead poisoning in more children.
November 11 — Renewable energy is on the rise in the U.S.
November 12 — The “rights of nature” movement is gaining ground.
Common cartographic techniques have caused many to have a skewed perception of the true size of countries.
“The millennia of experience that Indigenous Australians bring to this vitally important activity can guide us in enhancing native biodiversity. “