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DNC votes down a Climate Debate

Today the DNC voted down holding a climate debate. Evan Weber of the Sunrise Movement was in the room and live tweeted the conversation. The link below is that thread.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1165334843221168128.html

We need a green new deal

 

At our general meeting of 8/4/2019, OCA members in attendance adopted by consensus this statement in support of the concept of a green new deal. We have little time to waste and urge immediate action at all levels, but most particularly at the federal level, which will ultimately be necessary if we’re to avoid unimaginable climate chaos.

OCA statement of support for a green new deal

El Paso Terrorism Suspect’s Alleged Manifesto Highlights Eco-Fascism’s Revival

By Alexander C. Kaufman in HuffPost 

‘The racist rant inveighs against environmental destruction and calls for mass killings to make the American “way of life” more “sustainable.” It’s not unique.’

Wait, 40 percent of white evangelicals support the Green New Deal?

in Grist

‘In the 2016 presidential election, 81 percent of white evangelical Christians votedto elect President Trump. But this core base of the Republican Party, despite Fox News’ efforts, is more receptive to large-scale action to combat climate change than you might expect.’

Big Cruise Ships in the Salish Sea

This topic keeps coming up from people in every nook of the Salish Sea. Should we be talking about banning these ships from our waters?

Twitter thread on cruise ships

Democratic primary voters overwhelmingly prefer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal to Joe Biden’s climate plan

Democratic primary voters overwhelmingly prefer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal to Joe Biden’s climate plan

Eliza Relman & Walt Hickey

‘Democratic primary voters much prefer the more ambitious plans to fight climate change proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee over former Vice President Joe Biden‘s relatively less aggressive proposal, according to new INSIDER polling.’

‘And a Child Shall Lead Them,’ or: How This Boomer Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Green New Deal

‘And a Child Shall Lead Them,’ or: How This Boomer Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Green New Deal

Ross Macfarlane

‘I am talking to my peeps: those of us who get the science, care deeply about the environment and the need for climate action, and are filled with both disgust and determination at our current course as a nation. But many of us have well-earned scars and deep concerns that make us reluctant to join a children’s crusade that might lead us off a cliff. I get it; I share your fears. This piece articulates some reasons that I believe following these young leaders and embracing the Green New Deal might be our best and perhaps only hope to mobilize action at the pace and scale needed to avert the worst impacts of the gathering climate crisis.’

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