New articles in Science: human environment degradation and climate change

Why Did the Obamas Fail to Take On Corporate Agriculture? read

Will Griffin, After Two Wars, Standing Rock is the First Time I Served the American People read

Saving the Planet, One Meal at a Time read

Cuba’s Sustainable Agro-Ecological Model Could Save the World “In Cuba, where the external conditions—the U.S. blockade and the collapse of the USSR—along with internal socialist planning, have compelled Cuban farmers to adopt an independent model of agriculture to feed the population, without importing expensive chemicals, the model that has developed is a world leader in sustainability.” read

Tom Randall, No One Saw Tesla’s Solar Roof Coming read

The Accident-prone Oil Industry Is a Chronic Threat to the Gulf Coast’s Environmental Health read

Nick Turse, Pentagon video warns of dystopian future for world’s megacities – ‘This is the world of our future, and it is unavoidable’ read

Eliza Lambert, In largely Mormon communities around the West, religion, environmental awareness, and politics are all intertwined read

Carey Gillam, EPA Bows to Chemical Industry in Delay of Glyphosate Cancer Review. read

Ian Johnson, On the Role of Chinese Religion in Environmental Protection. read

New articles in Science: human environment degradation and climate change

Naomi Klein, Canada’s Founding Myths Hold Us Back From Addressing Climate Change. “Today, we have federal and provincial governments that talk a lot about reconciliation. But this will remain a cruel joke if non-Indigenous Canadians do not confront the why behind those human-rights abuses. And the why, as the Truth and Reconciliation report states, is simple enough: “The Canadian government pursued this policy of cultural genocide because it wished to divest itself of its legal and financial obligations to Aboriginal people and gain control over their land and resources.”” read

New articles in Science: human environment degradation and climate change

Douglas Starr, Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this ‘carbon accountant’ says. read

Nika Knight: Deeming Pollution of Earth Sinful, Pope Proposes Climate Action as Sacred Duty. read

Jon Queally: Upend the Tax Havens to Fund Clean Energy Revolution, Group Urges. read

John W. Day, The Myth of the Sustainable City. “Urban areas are usually celebrated for their energy efficiency and low per capita carbon dioxide emissions, but such accounting ignores how and where they acquire their resources.” read

Bobby Magill, Natural Gas Emissions Will Surpass Those From Coal. read

New articles in Science: human environment degradation and climate change

Sen, Inhofe. Inhofe recounted a story where “my own granddaughter came home one day” and challenged him over his claims that climate change is a myth. “I did some checking,” Inhofe said, “and, Eric, the stuff that they teach our kids nowadays, they are brainwash —you have to un-brainwash them when they get out.” read

Karl Grossman: “The New York State Public Service Commission—in the face of strong opposition—this week approved a $7.6 billion bail-out of aging nuclear power plants in upstate New York which their owners have said are uneconomic to run without government support. “ read

Lorraine Chow on England’s 85 percent drop in plastic bag use. read

Bill McKibben: Real work starts Nov. 8. read

UU church in Bedford MA sues for right to us solar panels — as a religious liberty. read

Wenonah Hauter, author of Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment, int. by Sharmini Peries (19 min). watch