Daily Archives: September 30, 2019

David Montgomery Interview

sethitzkan Sep 30, 2019

Soil4Climate Interview With Dr. David Montgomery, September, 10, 2019, San Fransisco, California at the Soil Not Oil Conference. Interviewer is Karl Thidemann.

Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles Banned From Fox News After Calling Greta Thunberg Mentally Ill

The Ring of Fire Sep 24, 2019

Right Wingers lit up with glee after Daily Wire host Michael Knowles smeared climate activist Greta Thunberg on Fox News on Monday, but the network was less joyous about the entire experience. Following an immediate public backlash, the network was not only forced to apologize for Knowles’ remarks, but also promised to ban him from the network. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

A Fox News guest called Greta Thunberg ‘mentally ill.’ The network just apologized.

Washington Post Sep 24, 2019

Fox News apologized to climate activist Greta Thunberg on Sept. 23 after guest Michael Knowles, of the Daily Wire, called her a “mentally ill Swedish child.”

Greta Thunberg delivers speech at Montreal climate change rally

CBC News

27 September 2019

The 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist is leading the climate march in Montreal.

What Can Be Saved? Planting trees on scarred lands

Associated Press Sep 30, 2019

Researchers work to restore forests damaged by mining in the Amazon and Appalachia, recognizing forests are one of the planet’s first lines of defense against climate change. This is part of the AP series, “What Can Be Saved?” (Oct. 1)



Sep 26, 2019

via Mark Humphries (@markhumphries) / Twitter

More Than 2 Million Take Part in Global Climate Strike

Sep 30, 2019

More than 2 million people took to the streets in a massive Global Climate Strike Friday. From Bangladesh to Uganda to Chile, demonstrators walked out of work or school to demand world leaders act to solve the climate crisis. One million people protested throughout Italy alone. In Montreal, 600,000 people joined the strike, including Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist who sparked the Fridays for Future movement.

Greta Thunberg: “This week, world leaders from all around the world gathered in New York for the U.N. Climate Action Summit. They disappointed us once again with their empty words and insufficient plans. We told them to unite behind the science, but they didn’t listen. So, today, we are millions around the world, striking and marching again, and we will keep on doing it until they listen.”

The protest followed the September 20 global demonstration that brought more than 4 million people into the streets. 350.org founder Bill McKibben called the week of protests “almost certainly the largest demonstration our planet has yet seen about climate change.”

If Congress doesn’t impeach Trump, his behavior will become “the new normal”

Democracy Now! Sep 25, 2019

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that she will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, following allegations that Trump solicited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s help in investigating his political rival, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden. “Presidents are often on the phone yelling at other leaders, trying to get what America wants, what the U.S. wants — that is not what is at stake here,” says John Nichols, political writer for The Nation. “What is at stake here is the question of whether Donald Trump got on the phone trying to get what he wanted.” Nichols argues the provisions of the U.S. constitution make impeachment not only possible — in this case, it’s necessary. “You cannot use the office to undermine or harm your political rivals. … If you don’t impeach in such a circumstance, you virtually assure that this becomes the new normal.”

Trump’s inner circle subpoenaed for impeachment inquiry

Published on Sep 30, 2019
Members of Donald Trump’s inner circle, including Rudy Giuliani, have been subpoenaed to testify at the House impeachment inquiry. Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/1.5302521

Feminist Climate Change

American University of Beirut

Sep 30, 2019

The existential urgency of climate change and its impact on human survival requires mutual learning and global action. Women are most affected by environmental destruction and are best situated to provide solutions, yet least involved in decision-making. This convening will bring together high-level thought leaders from women’s rights and youth organizations with academia, policymakers, interfaith communities, media, and the arts to initiate a much-needed intersectional conversation on the connections between climate justice, gender equality, sustainable development, and peace. The Forum, with former president of Ireland Mary Robinson, is expected to result in individual and organizational initiatives to mobilize people – especially women and youth at the grassroots – to address the effect of climate change on the future of humanity.