Monthly Archives: September 2019

“On Fire”: In New Book, Naomi Klein Makes the Case for a Green New Deal to Save the Planet

Democracy Now!

Published on Sep 17, 2019

Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian’s destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal,” Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. But she also lays out another path forward in which mankind meets the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. “We do know that if we are going to lower our emissions in time, it is going to take transformations of how we live in cities, how we move ourselves around, how we grow our food, where we get our energy from,” Klein says. “Essentially, what the Green New Deal is saying: If we’re going to do all that, why wouldn’t we tackle all of these systemic economic and social crises at the same time? Because we live in a time of multiple, overlapping crises.”

Naomi Klein on the Case for a Green New Deal, Greta Thunberg, & The Rise of Ecofascism

Democracy Now!

Published on Sep 17, 2019

Amid mounting climate disasters across the planet, from the fires ravaging the Amazon to Hurricane Dorian’s destructive path through the Bahamas, we speak with renowned journalist, author and activist Naomi Klein. In her new book, “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal,” Klein looks unsparingly at the rise of ecofascism, as Western countries fortify their borders and white supremacy surges around the world in response to the climate crisis. Klein tips her hat to 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, praising her for her “moral clarity” as one of many youth voices that “burst through the bureaucratic language with which we shield ourselves from the reality of the stakes, the extraordinary stakes, of our moment in history.” Klein also lays out a path forward for mankind in which we meet the challenge of global warming with radical and systemic transformation. “We do know that if we are going to lower our emissions in time, it is going to take transformations of how we live in cities, how we move ourselves around, how we grow our food, where we get our energy from,” Klein says. “Essentially, what the Green New Deal is saying: If we’re going to do all that, why wouldn’t we tackle all of these systemic economic and social crises at the same time? Because we live in a time of multiple, overlapping crises.”

Greta Thunberg urges all to join Friday’s climate strike: ‘See you on the street!’

Guardian News

Published on Sep 16, 2019

‘Even though it is slow, the pace is picking up and the debate is shifting,’ 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg tells a rapturous audience at George Washington University. Thunberg pioneered the Fridays for Future school climate strikes in August last year by staging a solo protest outside the Swedish parliament. The movement has since grown around the world. The next mass protest is on 20 September. ‘Activism works’, she says, before concluding: ‘See you on the street!’

Greta Thunberg meets with US lawmakers to discuss climate crisis

Guardian News

17 September 2019

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg, 16, holds a news conference on the climate crisis with Senator Ed Markey and other US lawmakers

WATCH LIVE: Pompeo, Brazilian foreign minister hold joint news conference

PBS NewsHour
Streamed live on Sep 13, 2019

Climate activist Greta Thunberg on the power of a movement

PBS NewsHour

14 September 2019

Although more Americans than ever are worried about climate change, less than 40 percent expect to make “major sacrifices” to tackle the problem. But according to Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager and climate activist, drastic action is exactly what’s needed to address the problem. William Brangham sits down with Thunberg to discuss galvanizing young people across the globe to the climate cause.

George Monbiot, “We need to create the biggest movement that has ever been..” | Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion

Published on Sep 17, 2019

“Business as usual, politics as usual is not going to get us out of this horrendous mess. We need system change.”, George Monbiot.

The tragedy of our times is that the gathering collapse of our life support systems has coincided with the age of public disservice. Just as we need to rise above self-interest and short-termism, governments around the world now represent the meanest and dirtiest of special interests. In the United Kingdom, the US, Brazil, Australia and many other nations, pollutocrats rule. https://www.TheGuardian.com/commentis

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