NPR
Fires Where They Are 'Not Supposed To Happen' In Australia's Ancient Rainforest

Australia's unprecedented fire season scorched sections of rare, ancient rainforests. It's another signal that climate change is intensifying and expanding wildfires globally. (Image credit: Nathan Rott/NPR)

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The fact that scientists were right to warn for decades about a pandemic makes me wonder if they might be right about global warming too

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The Grist
‘Misinformation kills’: The link between coronavirus conspiracies and climate denial

Scientific warnings are being ignored, misinformation is spreading, and prominent Republicans have said that addressing the problem is either too expensive or too difficult. No, this isn’t climate change: This is the new reality of the novel coronavirus, the deadly pandemic sweeping the planet. Over the past several weeks, as global cases of COVID-19 have climbed to over 500,000 , conspiracy theories and fake news have also been on the rise. On Monday a man died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate, an ingredient in an anti-malarial drug that President Trump had heralded as a coronavirus

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Counter Punch
Roaming Charges: The Scum Also Rises

EMT making an emergency COVID-19 call in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + One month ago today Trump said the US infection rate would go from 15 patients to close to zero in just a few days. Today the US passed 1,000 deaths and became the world"s leading hot spot in COVID-19 cases, surpassing Italy and China on the same day. In Trump"s own words, Congratulations America ! + It"s hard to conceptualize the pace of the outbreak, but consider this: As of mid-day Friday, there were 100,500+ COVID-19 cases and 1,500+ COVID-related deaths in the US. Two weeks ago, there were only 1,00

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Counter Punch
A Message For America from Brazil’s First Indigenous Congresswoman

Photograph Source: The Institute for Inclusive Security - CC BY 2.0 Last year, we all watched in horror as the Amazon rainforest burned at an unprecedented rate. We cannot afford to lose it, especially amid a climate emergency. It’s vast greenery releases oxygen and stores carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas that causes of global warming. The death of the Amazon would mean the end of life on Earth. Indigenous peoples of the Amazon have been on the frontlines of protecting the rainforest since colonization began. Joênia Wapixana, from the Indigenous nation of Wapichana, is the first Ind

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Counter Punch
Neither Biden Nor Trump: Imagine Cuomo

Photograph Source: Er-nay - CC BY-SA 4.0 The Trump presidency is mainly about enriching and glorifying Donald Trump. To that end, and in accord with his attitudes and dispositions, he has set about making America hate again – or, more precisely, a whole lot more than in the recent past. Thus, he has taken to calling the global pandemic caused by the covid-19 virus “the “Chinese flu.” By whatever name, Trump didn’t create the pandemic. But, as with virtually everything he deals with, he has made it many times worse. Therefore, if ever there was a time to counterpunch, now is it. How sal

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Counter Punch
In the Grip of Disease

Even more than war, the corona virus pandemic is causing chaos. It is  threatening  the people of the United Kingdom as well as human beings all over the world. The virus is invisible. It can be everywhere and nowhere. Virus of confusion You turn on the radio or television and the only discussion is about this incomprehensive enemy. Restaurants are closed. Schools are closed. Libraries are closed. Even factories and airplanes are shutting down. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is back to its tricks of lining the pockets of the rich. Congressmen and senators are fighting the virus wit

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Counter Punch
The Coronavirus and the Real Threats to American Safety and Freedom

Americans are facing “A Spring Unlike Any Before.” So warned a front-page headline in the March 13th  New York Times . That headline, however hyperbolic, was all too apt. The coming of spring has always promised relief from the discomforts of winter. Yet, far too often, it also brings its own calamities and afflictions. According to the poet T.S. Eliot, “April is the cruelest month.” Yet while April has certainly delivered its share of cataclysms , March and May  haven’t lagged far behind. In fact, cruelty has seldom been a respecter of seasons. The infamous influenza epidemic of 1918

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The politics of Covid denial are exactly like the politics of climate change denial, except accelerated by a factor… https://t.co/z6X5U4EE1J

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Counter Punch
COVID-19, the Exponential Function and Human the Survival

It’s time for us all to understand the Exponential Function. One of the hallmarks of COVID-19 is its exponential nature, with numbers of infected currently doubling about every 4 days in the US. This growth rate, plus the at least 14-day lag time, make it particularly difficult to fight, as efforts to respond tend to be based on apparent numbers today rather than the reality toward which it is heading. The pattern, from China to Italy to the US, has been to not react until it’s too late and numbers of known infected are already large and skyrocketing. There is a famous story of the wise man

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Counter Punch
Fear and Loathing in Coronaville Volume 1: Dispatches From a Terrified Heartland

Being a certifiable agoraphobic basket case, you would think someone like me would be almost preternaturally suited for the stone blind isolation of fever fucked pandamania. And you would be completely fucking wrong. I spent six years in self-imposed isolation as a twenty-something shut in. I spent another six desperately clawing my way out of that hole and slowly building what has only just begun to resemble a life, and in less than six days, covid-19 has torn this intricately constructed matrix of groups, volunteer jobs and therapy down to the ground and reduced me to the shambled debris of

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Counter Punch
Coronavirus Spring

It’s Spring, and nature is blooming. Coronavirus has done (temporarily, at least) what no Paris Agreement, Green New Deal, man, woman or even that scrappy teen, Greta Thunberg (who may have also contracted COVID-19), could do. It has shut down a huge amount of the industrial, transportation and pollution-belching business activity that is destroying life on earth. Tragically and terrifyingly, this comes at the expense of thousands of human lives (so far), the health of millions and the mental health of billions. Ironically, it comes—like an ecogasm—to the benefit of the rest of world. Wit

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No coincidence that a Republican Party that denies climate change bc of economic interests would put a desire to re… https://t.co/mhhhy51Uv7

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Counter Punch
Prezdemic: Lines written in Quarantine

My interest in staying home is not you but me You are a possible contagion source and an end to me But I can also easily see you back at work for the economy Covid-19 erased with a sagacious presidential word Don"t mind that Fauci behind the screen out of camera range He"s of the same scientist fold that clamors about climate change And you on bus or subway to work to expand my dividend? Remember you took this risk thinking of me and not your end What a small price to be paid by The Old beginning that day April 12th chosen by our president prophesying it beautiful So perfect when the market re

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WND
It's OK to talk about how this crisis ends

If I followed all my doctor's instructions to the letter, life would be excruciating. It would be tantamount to having Michael Bloomberg make my life choices, which is to say my life wouldn't be worth living. Human beings have never been as risk-averse as experts want them to be. We instinctively calculate the costs and benefits of engaging in activities that put our health at risk every day. The coronavirus crisis, in fact, has been one of the few times in my life I've allowed medical experts to completely dictate my actions. I'm writing this piece hunkered down in my home office, staying in

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I pray we learn from this. To listen to scientists and experts over loud men on cable tv. To realize our place in… https://t.co/ryibaGWZD8

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WND
The worst time for congressional partisanship

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's attempted partisan sabotage of the coronavirus relief bill might mark a new low for her. That the bill finally passed doesn't excuse her reckless gamesmanship. Republican and Democratic Senate leaders were close to an agreement when Pelosi parked her partisan broomstick and poured poison into the congressional punchbowl. "Talking to some Senate GOP sources," Townhall political editor Guy Benson tweeted. "They seem stunned and angry. I'm told there was lots of bipartisan input into the legislative outline & emerging specifics – including an agreement in principle

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Yes, it’s called climate change https://t.co/kTUV8xYA98

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Against AGW denial by Aussie commercial media
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@saschaosullivan @BulbUK @australian Climate change denial is the IPA and Murdochracy’s greatest shame. https://t.co/3ejxaCHvRb

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The Daily Stormer
US Tops 1,000 Deaths of Coronavirus – Where is the Apocalypse?

Andrew Anglin Daily Stormer March 26, 2020 Coronavirus is now a hoax that is officially on par with the Holocaust and global warming. The Jew media - and a surprisingly large number of right-wingers - are telling you to panic. Because we finally have 1,000 deaths. USA Today : The death toll in the United States topped 1,000 on Wednesday night as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country. America"s first death was reported on Feb. 29 and the rate has spiked over the past two weeks as extreme public health measures go into effect to combat the virus. The U.S

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Maybe, just maybe, @JustinTrudeau Climate Change wasn’t and isn’t the big existential threat? How about viruses? Im… https://t.co/dO0FroCsZu

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Counter Punch
Climbing the Deadly Curves of COVID-19 and Capitalism

An embroidery work illustrating the early course of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United  States—more images of which are posted here at the Sidewalk Museum of Congress —follows the exponential growth in number of confirmed cases. The cumulative number rose very slowly through February, reached 100 on March 2, then leaped to 1,000 by March 11 and blew past 10,000 a week later, on March 18. It took just six more days more to surpass 50,000. By March 14, it had already become impossible to embroider fast enough to keep up with the exponential growth in cases. The embroidered work, halted at tha

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Counter Punch
A Planet of Missing Beauties: In Memoriam

Osprey in flight, Lewis & Clark National Wildlife Refuge, Columbia River. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. The other morning, walking at the edge of a local park, I caught sight of a beautiful red cardinal , the first bird I ever saw some 63 years ago. Actually, to make that sentence accurate, I should probably have put either “first” or “ever saw” in quotation marks. After all, I was already 12 years old and, even as a city boy, I had seen plenty of birds. If nothing else, New York, where I grew up, is a city of pigeons (birds which, by the way, know nothing about “social distancing”). Nonethel

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People in Dubai joined millions of people around the world in expressing their solidarity with efforts to address t… https://t.co/FJewg42IoV

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The Grist
At least the coronavirus stimulus package isn’t bailing out the oil industry

After more than a week of squabbling over what should go into the third coronavirus relief package, the White House and Senate leaders reached a compromise on Tuesday night. And while no climate-friendly provisions made it into the $2 trillion stimulus bill, it wasn’t necessarily bad news for the planet either. In the days leading up to this near-final bill, much of the debate centered around Democrats’ attempts to include certain green provisions, like support for the struggling renewable energy industry, and a requirement that a bailout for airlines be contingent on emission reduction p

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Washington Free Beacon
Biden: Green New Deal Could Come in Next Round of Coronavirus Relief

Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden said Wednesday that a version of the Green New Deal could come "in the next round" of coronavirus relief. "We're going to have an opportunity, I believe, in the next round here to use my green economy, my green deal, to be able to generate both economic growth consistent with the kind of infusion of monies we need into the system to keep it going," Biden said during a livestream. Recent Stories in Democrats As the Speaker Drags Her Feet on Relief, America Feels the Pelosi Bust Biden: Green New Deal Could Come in Next Round of Coronavirus

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Global warming is currently taking a break because all the hot people are staying inside.

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Lorraine... I was so glad to get firmly into spring, you're discussing British summer and describing snowfall. Wh… https://t.co/EyzrLr36nc

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Counter Punch
Looking Past the Pandemic

Redtail Hawk, Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, Willamette Valley, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. This morning there was a Red-Tailed Hawk perched low in the woods outside my window for a least forty minutes. It was a large very calm bird perched not too high up in the trees that were downhill from my window, so binocular viewing was good, but it was too difficult to take a picture today. It was perhaps a young bird since its colors were mainly mottled, grey-brown on top, white with grey-brown blotches below. It had no obvious strong red on its tail feathers, but the wing and tail feathers

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Counter Punch
Coronavirus and Wildfire?

To govern is to forsee, to quote Simone de Beauvoir. It is an adage that others have uses and is entirely correct: like in agriculture, what"s important in government is not rhetoric but being ready for what"s to come. The coronavirus was national news for weeks before a single politician in California has a public plan. The President pushed it aside as a marginal event, not foreseeing death, a potential recession, etc. Who is thinking about the fact that we are almost in wildfire season, which will also impact lives, economy, etc, as we wait on a coronavirus vaccine scheduled for a year. Let

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Counter Punch
Putting Profits Before Workers’ Safety: Inside Amazon During the COVID-19 Crisis

Photograph Source: Fibonacci Blue - CC BY 2.0 As coronavirus continues to spread and much of the country is locking down, Amazon has been ramping up. With more people staying home, delivery is becoming more important than ever, and more lucrative. Demand is soaring for deliveries on everyday necessities, everything from toilet paper to powdered milk. All these deliveries require an army of workers—drivers, handlers, sorters, and more—at the company’s vast network of fulfillment and delivery centers. I am part of that army, a contracted cargo handler at an Amazon delivery station outside

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Global Warming Responsible For Mars Turning Earth https://t.co/7lHEeCypA8

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NPR
Climate Change Push Fuels Split On Coronavirus Stimulus

Clean energy groups have their own wish list for the massive coronavirus stimulus bill. They say the country's ability to tackle climate change is at stake. (Image credit: Julie Jacobson/AP)

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Food constituents can be adversely affected when excessive temperatures are reached especially in the face of clima… https://t.co/RLCNqNxx0F

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Counter Punch
The Conquerors of America

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Patrick Weidhaas, a colleague of mine from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and also a colleague from the union group there (Society of Professional Scientists and Engineers) sent me a note saying: You may remember Ben Santer from the Lab, one of the foremost climate scientists. He just published an article in the online Scientific American: How COVID-19 Is like Climate Change (Both are existential challenges—and a president who belittles and neglects science has made them both tougher to address) García"s reactions to Santer"s article f

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Heat index in India rising significantly every decade - Times of India https://t.co/n8OfQNUk57 #climatechange #globalwarming

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Counter Punch
A Pandemic Comes to the U.S.

Part I—Uncomprehending and Unprepared On 10 March 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters in reference to the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), “ It will go away, just stay calm. ” He added, “It’s really working out. And a lot of good things are going to happen.” (This is also the president’s attitude toward global warming.) When soon it became clear that things were not “working out” and “good things” were definitely not happening, he denied any responsibility. “ I don’t take any responsibility at all ” and proceeded to blame the previous administration of Barack Obama. Actually, all o

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The Daily Stormer
UK Announces Nationwide Lockdown to be Enforced by Police

Andrew Anglin Daily Stormer March 24, 2020 You could have prevented this if you would have just did the thing I said to do and supported global warming. The fun times are over, goyim. Axios : In a national address on Monday, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the latest world leader to order a nationwide lockdown in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Why it matters:  Johnson  warned on Sunday  that a surge of coronavirus cases over the next two weeks could cripple the country"s National Health Service, and that the U.K. is only "a matter of weeks" behind Ital

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The Grist
The coronavirus stimulus will inject trillions into the economy. Here’s how it could also help the planet.

The novel coronavirus is not only infecting people around the world, it’s infecting the global economy. As you read this, likely from the safety of your home, more restaurants and other small businesses are shuttering. States around the U.S. report that hundreds of thousands are filing for unemployment insurance. The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis predicts the unemployment rate could skyrocket to 30 percent by the end of the second quarter, which ends next week. That’s 5 percentage points higher than it was in 1933, during the depths of the Great Depression. Yes, it’s on

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@ClarkeMicah @MailOnline Good article Peter. Was the action proportional or an over reaction with far worse consequ… https://t.co/NE0iWe7PWH

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Jonathan
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@rahmstorf Incredible how many people don't seem to realize that climate change is actually a far greater threat to humanity than Covid-19.

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@atensnut Does this mean that the Coronavirus shutdown is contributing to climate change? Let's start that rumor.… https://t.co/ShquXmTD1l

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@ThoseSkyrails @darrylbearhusky @netz_melb Yep, I do. And if we don't act on #climatechange, then that will also de… https://t.co/lEyfWk5vqI

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At the academic conference, Dr. Adams of the XYZ Institute attributed changes in the climate to global warming and… https://t.co/fI2LubBEpn

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