Climate Change News, Jan 2020



* Faced With Climate Disaster, Australian Prime Minister Plans to Open Coal Mine


* RCMP Limits on Access to Wet’suwet’en Land Illegal and Arbitrary, Groups Say | The Tyee

* New book fights neoliberal consensus on climate change |


* Scientists Refute Biden’s Claim That No Scientists Think Green New Deal Can Work

* Repeated failure of climate summits portends a bleak future under unchecked capitalism |

* Let’s abandon climate targets, and do something completely different | George Monbiot | The Guardian


* Waterloo has only handed out 20 idling tickets in 10 years — and this resident hopes that changes

* Running for Office in the Age of Donald Trump and Climate Change


* The World Is Burning, But It’s Not Front-Page News

* These are the climate tipping points we simply can’t cross | WIRED UK

* Giant Canadian construction project incorporates low carbon heating and cooling: Don Pittis | CBC News


* RCMP blocks human rights lawyers from accessing Wet’suwet’en territory |

* Global Groundwater Is Threatened by Unsustainable Practices Amid Climate Crisis


* After a Decade of Fracking, Billions of Dollars Lost and a Climate in Crisis


* US and Europe clash over climate crisis threat on last Davos day | Davos 2020 | The Guardian

* Microgrids: An idea whose time has come? | CBC News

* Greta Thunberg brushes off mockery from U.S. finance chief | CBC News

* Four graphs that suggest we can’t blame climate change on solar activity

* Flames of blame: how climate change could upset the race to lead the Conservative Party | CBC News


* Greta Thunberg clashes with US treasury secretary in Davos | Davos 2020 | The Guardian


* World needs to prepare for millions of climate displaced, UN says | CBC News

* Rising temperatures put more US workers at risk of dying from heat | US unions | The Guardian

* If defending life on Earth is extremist, we must own that label | George Monbiot | The Guardian


* New federally funded climate institute launches after demise of national roundtable | CBC News

* Greenhouse gas 12,000 times worse than CO2 shows surprise rise in the atmosphere | CBC News

* Davos elites protect the fossil fuel industry, not the climate |


* The best way to help the climate is to increase the price of CO2 emissions | Jeffrey Frankel | The Guardian

* Oil and gas industry must do more to address climate change, report says | CBC News

* IMF: climate crisis threatens global economic recovery | International Monetary Fund (IMF) | The Guardian

* Goodbye, gas furnaces? Why electrification is the future of home heating | CBC News

* Big oil is the new big tobacco. Congress must use its power to investigate | Geoffrey Supran and Naomi Oreskes | The Guardian


* This Is Our Last Decade to Get Climate Right

* Australia’s Fires Show How Wealth Inequality Compounds Climate Disasters


* Trump has savaged the environment. The planet cannot afford a second term | Ross Barkan | The Guardian

* How to reduce the carbon emissions from home heating | CBC News

* Grief, frustration, guilt: the bushfires show the far-reaching mental health impacts of climate change | Fiona Charlson | The Guardian


* No one will be untouched by a warming planet, scientists say | CBC News


* Shuttered Refinery in Philly Shows Climate Activists Cannot Ignore Labor

* Harvard law students ramp up protest against ExxonMobil climate firm | ExxonMobil | The Guardian

* Australia’s Bushfires Expose an Extinction Crisis Decades in the Making

* Australian family describes the terror of dealing with bushfires | CBC News


* World’s biggest fund manager vows to divest from thermal coal | Financial sector | The Guardian

* US briefing: Democrat tensions, Suleimani killing and heat islands | US news | The Guardian

* BlackRock promises climate action, but Extinction Rebellion demands more | as it happened | Business | The Guardian


* Revealed: US listed climate activist group as ‘extremists’ alongside mass killers | Climate crisis | The Guardian

* Deadly “Super-Pollution Events” Are on the Rise


* Scott Morrison looks for wriggle room on climate as he detects the whiff of backlash | Sarah Martin | The Guardian


* Playing with fire could turn the Amazon into a carbon source

* Australia urges hundreds of thousands to flee as winds fan huge bushfires | CBC News


* Will Youth Climate Activists Be the Crucial Swing Vote in Iowa?

* The blackest city in the US is facing an environmental justice nightmare | Detroit | The Guardian

* Southeast Australia facing ‘dangerous and dynamic’ fire conditions | CBC News

* Noah’s Rainbow | Raising children in an age of climate crisis | BusinessGreen Blog Post

* Canada offers more aid for Australia as bushfires burn | CBC News


* Lab-grown food will soon destroy farming – and save the planet | George Monbiot | The Guardian


* What really happens to plastic drink bottles you toss in your recycling bin | CBC News

* Australia Is on Fire | Its Government Must Stop Denying Climate Crisis

* 1 Billion Animals Killed in Australia Wildfires Is “Very Conservative” Estimate


* How Economists Tricked Us Into Thinking Capitalism Works


* A Growing Movement Shows There Is an Alternative to Capitalism