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I’m tired of watching the #world end. It’s time to get radical on the #climate #crisis


source: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2021/07/09/im-tired-of-watching-the-world-end-its-time-to-get-radical-on-the-climate-crisis.html
Every morning I wake up and watch the world end. I’m aware this seems melodramatic. However, it’s the cold, hard truth. We use the phrases 'climate crisis' and 'climate emergency' not because we wish to ignite fear, but because they are accurate.
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Too often, the steps we must take to curb the climate crisis are dismissed as too radical, too costly, too inconvenient. Compared to what? Is making ecocide an international #crime more radical than allowing the ocean to catch fire because it’s profitable for Big #Oil? Is stopping fossil fuel subsidies more radical than logging 2,000-year-old cedars on Vancouver Island? Is investing in a just transition to a sustainable economy for all workers more radical than bulldozing sacred sites and forcing oil pipelines through Indigenous burial grounds at gunpoint?
#environment #protest #earth #future #humanrights #politics #humanity
 

I’m tired of watching the #world end. It’s time to get radical on the #climate #crisis


source: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2021/07/09/im-tired-of-watching-the-world-end-its-time-to-get-radical-on-the-climate-crisis.html
Every morning I wake up and watch the world end. I’m aware this seems melodramatic. However, it’s the cold, hard truth. We use the phrases 'climate crisis' and 'climate emergency' not because we wish to ignite fear, but because they are accurate.
...
Too often, the steps we must take to curb the climate crisis are dismissed as too radical, too costly, too inconvenient. Compared to what? Is making ecocide an international #crime more radical than allowing the ocean to catch fire because it’s profitable for Big #Oil? Is stopping fossil fuel subsidies more radical than logging 2,000-year-old cedars on Vancouver Island? Is investing in a just transition to a sustainable economy for all workers more radical than bulldozing sacred sites and forcing oil pipelines through Indigenous burial grounds at gunpoint?
#environment #protest #earth #future #humanrights #politics #humanity
 

Shutdown two, week thirty-eight


#climateaction #climateemergency #climatestrike #cologne #fridaysforfuture #politics

Are we still in lockdown? Technically speaking, yes the CoSchVO still affects Cologne, with an average incidence rate of 31.8 and R at 1.28, and restrictions are in place. Im keeping my distance and wearing a mask indoors; however, there are many parties in our parks, and many people travel for fun and vacation. Continue reading Shutdown two, week thirty-eight
Shutdown two, week thirty-eight
 

Shutdown two, week thirty-seven


#climateemergency #cologne #fridaysforfuture #politics

What a week! So many things have happened, and I dont know where to start. We had massive torrential rain here in the West, which caused substantial flooding and wreaked havoc on several communities. A three-digit number of people died, and the flooding destroyed countless homes and lives. Since then, this dire situation has spread Continue reading Shutdown two, week thirty-seven
Shutdown two, week thirty-seven
 

#iFixit #CEO names and shames tech giants for right to #repair obstruction


Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/ifixit-ceo-names-and-shames-tech-giants-for-right-to-repair-obstruction
"California #Apple stops providing service after seven years, so this was at seven years and Apple have warehouses full of spare parts, and rather than selling that out in the marketplace -- so someone like me who eagerly would've bought them -- they were paying the recycler to destroy them," Wiens said.
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Weins also pointed to an example involving a #Microsoft #Surface laptop.

" [iFixit]rated it on our #repairability score, we normally rate products from one to 10; the Surface laptop got a zero. It had a glued-in battery … we had to actually cut our way into the product and destroyed it in the process of trying to get inside," he said.
#economy #politics #fail #news #environment #finance #money #capitalism
 

#iFixit #CEO names and shames tech giants for right to #repair obstruction


Source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/ifixit-ceo-names-and-shames-tech-giants-for-right-to-repair-obstruction
"California #Apple stops providing service after seven years, so this was at seven years and Apple have warehouses full of spare parts, and rather than selling that out in the marketplace -- so someone like me who eagerly would've bought them -- they were paying the recycler to destroy them," Wiens said.
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Weins also pointed to an example involving a #Microsoft #Surface laptop.

" [iFixit]rated it on our #repairability score, we normally rate products from one to 10; the Surface laptop got a zero. It had a glued-in battery … we had to actually cut our way into the product and destroyed it in the process of trying to get inside," he said.
#economy #politics #fail #news #environment #finance #money #capitalism
 

Global meat industry ‘using tobacco company tactics’ to downplay role in driving climate crisis, investigation claims


Exclusive: Meat companies are routinely underreporting emissions, undermining climate science and casting doubt on plant-based alternatives, an investigation claims

The global meat industry is “borrowing tactics from tobacco companies” to downplay its role in driving the climate crisis, a major investigation has claimed.

Top meat companies are copying tricks also used by fossil fuel firms to ultimately “confuse and delay regulation” of their planet-harming activities, according to the environmental investigations outlet Desmog.

Such tactics include routinely downplaying their own greenhouse gas emissions, attacking established science on how livestock farming is driving the climate crisis and casting doubt over the benefits of plant-based alternatives to meat, the investigation said.

The Brazilian meat giant JBS – one of 10 companies and industry groups included in the investigation – controls UK companies that supply to many major British supermarkets and fast food outlets. JBS’s two UK subsidiaries alone account for 30 per cent of the UK market for chicken and pork, according to Greenpeace.

#Politics #Econony #GlobalWarming #ClimateEmergency #mearIndustry #Brazil #Propganda ##ClimateChange #Science
 

Global meat industry ‘using tobacco company tactics’ to downplay role in driving climate crisis, investigation claims


Exclusive: Meat companies are routinely underreporting emissions, undermining climate science and casting doubt on plant-based alternatives, an investigation claims

The global meat industry is “borrowing tactics from tobacco companies” to downplay its role in driving the climate crisis, a major investigation has claimed.

Top meat companies are copying tricks also used by fossil fuel firms to ultimately “confuse and delay regulation” of their planet-harming activities, according to the environmental investigations outlet Desmog.

Such tactics include routinely downplaying their own greenhouse gas emissions, attacking established science on how livestock farming is driving the climate crisis and casting doubt over the benefits of plant-based alternatives to meat, the investigation said.

The Brazilian meat giant JBS – one of 10 companies and industry groups included in the investigation – controls UK companies that supply to many major British supermarkets and fast food outlets. JBS’s two UK subsidiaries alone account for 30 per cent of the UK market for chicken and pork, according to Greenpeace.

#Politics #Econony #GlobalWarming #ClimateEmergency #mearIndustry #Brazil #Propganda ##ClimateChange #Science
 

Shutdown two, week thirty-six


#climateaction #climateemergency #cologne #fridaysforfuture #politics

Not surprisingly, the numbers are on the rise again. Looking at the figures in the UK and The Netherlands, were in for a pretty bleak fall. Alas, our governing politicians are ignoring the deadly nature of the Sars-CoV-2 virus and are willing to sacrifice our kids for their political gains. Despicable. Same for the other Continue reading Shutdown two, week thirty-six
Shutdown two, week thirty-six
 

India Walton Is a Sign of What the Socialist Movement Could Become


#politics #USA
 

India Walton Is a Sign of What the Socialist Movement Could Become


#politics #USA
 

Shutdown two, week thirty-five


#climateaction #climateemergency #climatestrike #cologne #fridaysforfuture #politics

Not surprisingly, the numbers are going back up again. Still, it feels almost as if the lockdown was over, at least outside. In shops and public transport, everybody wears a mask, though. Were getting closer to the next general election. Unfortunately, the current ruling party and their primary candidate are trying to tackle the climate Continue reading Shutdown two, week thirty-five
Shutdown two, week thirty-five
 

US left Afghan airfield at night, didn't tell new commander


The U.S. left Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base’s new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans’ departure more than two hours after they left, Afghan military officials said.

Afghanistan’s army showed off the sprawling air base Monday, providing a rare first glimpse of what had been the epicenter of America’s war to unseat the Taliban and hunt down the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks on America.

#Politics #Afghanistan #USOccupation #Bagram #ALQaeda #WTF
 

US left Afghan airfield at night, didn't tell new commander


The U.S. left Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base’s new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans’ departure more than two hours after they left, Afghan military officials said.

Afghanistan’s army showed off the sprawling air base Monday, providing a rare first glimpse of what had been the epicenter of America’s war to unseat the Taliban and hunt down the al-Qaida perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks on America.

#Politics #Afghanistan #USOccupation #Bagram #ALQaeda #WTF
 

Surprise #Brexit means Brexit 😱 🎸🎶 🎤


Iron Maiden Singer, who Voted for Brexit, Complains About Resulting #EU #Travel Restrictions
"It's very well known that I voted Brexit, but the idea is that after you've done it, you then go in and be sensible about the relationships you have with people. So at the moment, all this guff about not being able to play in #Europe and Europeans not being able to play over here, and work permits, and all the rest of the rubbish – Come on! Get your act together!," he added.
Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/iron-maiden-singer-who-voted-for-brexit-complains-about-resulting-eu-travel-restrictions/ar-AALyfcJ

#politics #economy #entertainment #business #problem #uk #music #news #problem #ironmaiden #dickinson
 

Surprise #Brexit means Brexit 😱 🎸🎶 🎤


Iron Maiden Singer, who Voted for Brexit, Complains About Resulting #EU #Travel Restrictions
"It's very well known that I voted Brexit, but the idea is that after you've done it, you then go in and be sensible about the relationships you have with people. So at the moment, all this guff about not being able to play in #Europe and Europeans not being able to play over here, and work permits, and all the rest of the rubbish – Come on! Get your act together!," he added.
Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/iron-maiden-singer-who-voted-for-brexit-complains-about-resulting-eu-travel-restrictions/ar-AALyfcJ

#politics #economy #entertainment #business #problem #uk #music #news #problem #ironmaiden #dickinson
 

Shutdown two, week thirty-four


#climateaction #climateemergency #climatestrike #cologne #fridaysforfuture #politics

Infections rates are down; the weather is fine, and people are out and about. Almost nobody observes social distancing rules anymore. Summer! Were probably four to six weeks behind the UK on Delta-Infections. The numbers we get from the UK on infection rates and hospitalization are not encouraging fall does not look promising right Continue reading Shutdown two, week thirty-four
Shutdown two, week thirty-four
 

Shutdown two, week thirty-three


#climateaction #climateemergency #climatestrike #cologne #fridaysforfuture #politics

The number of new infections is still going down; well most likely ease the mask mandate soon now. However, the information we receive from the UK on the Delta-Mutation is not encouraging. We need to prepare in summer for a possible fourth wave in fall. Doesnt that sound somewhat familiar? The other emergency is not Continue reading Shutdown two, week thirty-three
Shutdown two, week thirty-three
 
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