Tag: climate change

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Degrowth: the transformation needed to combat climate breakdown

Previous global ‘efforts’ to tackle climate breakdown have failed dramatically, because they have been based on a fundamentally flawed economic paradigm: growth. Joe Herbert The concept of growth is an altar at which economists, politicians and businesspeople across the political spectrum have worshipped for decades. Unfortunately, where the planet’s long-term […]

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Threats to Indigenous Rights Dangerous for World Climate

Though critical to forest protection and reversing the climate crisis, indigenous rights are under attack and losing the fight in Bolivia against agricultural interests. Iokiñe Rodríguez and Mirna Inturias Earth’s forests oxygenate the atmosphere and store vast quantities of planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2). But research suggests that the health of […]

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Why Despair May Be The Greatest Threat To The Planet

Greg Harman For decades now, researchers, academics, policymakers, and journalists have been talking about the climate crisis and its global impacts. They talk of coal and gas, transportation, and agriculture. They talk of rising seas, stronger storms, vanishing ice, and wildfire. They don’t talk about their grief. We regularly read […]

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Coal Power Means High Bills, Public Health Crisis

EDITOR’S NOTE: San Antonio’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (PDF) hardly mentions coal power. In spite of JK Spruce being the largest emitter of climate pollution in San Antonio, it’s name doesn’t come up. And coal is only mentioned 10 times. How is that possible? It’s because when the largest […]

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10-1: San Antonio Council embraces climate action

CPS Energy’s coal plant, implementation agenda, remain challenges to success Greg Harman Last week, the San Antonio City Council voted 10-1 in favor of a climate plan intended to drive the City’s climate pollution to zero by 2050 and better prepare residents for the extreme weather accelerated by global warming. […]

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Take Action: Attend San Antonio Climate Action Vote

City Council will vote on San Antonio’s draft climate action plan this Thursday, Oct. 17.

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Detroit Incinerator Closes—Eco-Apocalypse Continues

Editor’s Note: I had the pleasure of crossing paths with David Watson—writer, teacher, activist, and early member of Fifth Estate, a long-running anarchist mag out of Detroit, MI—in June 2017, when I attended a panel he organized on Detroit’s multiple water crises for the annual meeting of the Association for […]

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Take Action: Earth Strike, Book Party, Mother of Trees

Friday: Earth Strike All day strike. Walk out of school, off your job, and meet at 11am at Milam Park in downtown San Antonio (500 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207). From Earth Strike: Until the world’s governments and businesses are held accountable to the people, we are refusing […]

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VIDEO: Messages from Youth Climate Strike-San Antonio

Greg Harman By preliminary estimates, the global uprising that was Friday’s Global Climate Strike inspired more than four million people around the world to rally and march for an end to the fossil fuel era. Roughly 250,000 marched in New York City alone. In San Antonio, about 100 filled a […]

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Take Action: Global Climate Strike—SA Events

San Antonio is on the cusp of passing its first ever climate plan. Houston and Dallas are poised to soon follow. While City-owned utility, CPS Energy, has worked hard to weaken the document and allow coal to burn into the 2060s, and the forces of extraction have sought to cloud […]

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Take Action: Fri Climate Strike/Sat Art Build

As the world prepares to join the youth-led Global Climate Strike during the week of September 20 – September 27, smaller preparatory Fridays for Future strikes are already generating energy around the world. Young people and allies are being called to occupy their city centers every Friday of the month. […]

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Tearing at the Soul of a Climate Action Plan

As climate hazards grow, CPS Energy’s CEO challenges City Council to a turf war. And they don’t even realize. Greg Harman “Greg, I think you’re being dramatic.” It was the last Steering Committee meeting for San Antonio’s burgeoning Climate Action & Adaptation Plan before the reworked document went out for […]