Existing climate mitigation scenarios perpetuate colonial inequalities / by Jason Hickel and Aljoša Slameršak

As Myanmar experiences more extreme weather events, a roadmap that lays the context, analysis, and options on how to tackle climate change is highly essential. (Photo: IRRI) Originally published: The Lancet on July 20, 2022 Summary The challenge of climate mitigation is made more difficult by high rates of energy use in wealthy countries, mostlyContinue reading “Existing climate mitigation scenarios perpetuate colonial inequalities / by Jason Hickel and Aljoša Slameršak”

The capitalist solution to ‘save’ the planet: make it an asset class & sell it / by Lynn Fries

John Bellamy Foster explains the ‘solution’ master-minded by global finance to resolve the imminent environmental crisis: create a multi-quadrillion dollars’ worth of assets on the back of everything nature does and expropriate it from the global commons to make a profit. Worse still: it is already happening. LYNN FRIES: Hello and welcome. I’m Lynn FriesContinue reading “The capitalist solution to ‘save’ the planet: make it an asset class & sell it / by Lynn Fries”

Maine climate activists condemn Supreme Court ruling limiting power of EPA / by Dan Neumann

Photo: Climate justice rally in Augusta. | Courtesy of 350 Maine Maine climate activists condemned a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that severely limits the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to combat climate change and has broader implications for federal authority.  “This case is really about coal companies’ radical agendaContinue reading “Maine climate activists condemn Supreme Court ruling limiting power of EPA / by Dan Neumann”

Maine News: Advocates rally for tribal sovereignty as Mills signals opposition to long-sought reform / by Evan Popp

Around 100 people rallied in front of the State House on Wednesday to celebrate the progress that has been made this legislative session on recognizing the inherent sovereignty of the Wabanaki and to call on Gov. Janet Mills to sign multiple bills that would ensure the tribes are treated like other Indigenous nations around theContinue reading “Maine News: Advocates rally for tribal sovereignty as Mills signals opposition to long-sought reform / by Evan Popp”

Maine News: Tribal sovereignty, housing, environmental bills among big votes taken in Augusta this week / by Evan Popp

The Maine Legislature voted on a number of important issues this week, ranging from high-profile tribal sovereignty measures to bills related to economic justice, health care, housing and the environment. Here’s a rundown of some of the recent decisions made in Augusta.  Tribal sovereignty The legislature this week took up multiple measures designed to reinforceContinue reading “Maine News: Tribal sovereignty, housing, environmental bills among big votes taken in Augusta this week / by Evan Popp”

Maine News: Bill to create right to healthy environment in Maine fails amid attacks by GOP lawmakers / by Evan Popp

A bill that would enshrine the right to a clean and healthy environment through an amendment to the Maine Constitution failed a vote in the House on Tuesday, where it needed support from at least two-thirds of lawmakers, after some Republicans made false and misleading claims about the measure.  The bill, LD 489, also known as theContinue reading “Maine News: Bill to create right to healthy environment in Maine fails amid attacks by GOP lawmakers / by Evan Popp”

Record heat waves sweeping both Poles of Earth, climate scientists warn of danger / by Sandipan Talukdar

NewsClick (@newsclickin) | Twitter Earth’s ice caps are simmering in a bad spell of heat, with temperatures reaching unprecedented extremes in both the poles. Currently, some parts of Antarctica have been reported to witness swelling in temperature that is over 70 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than the usual average. Similarly, in the north, areas ofContinue reading “Record heat waves sweeping both Poles of Earth, climate scientists warn of danger / by Sandipan Talukdar”