Monthly Archives: February 2022

Nebraska State Climatologist on Arctic Outbreaks

greenmanbucketFeb 28, 2022

Martha Shulski PhD discusses increased incidence of cold outbreaks in central North America.

Climate Central | Land projected to be below annual flood level in 2050

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2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report
Updated projections available through 2150 for all U.S. coastal waters.

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Beyond Nuclear (… because we have GOT to stop this madness.)


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Feb 25 2022


Bill McKibben on Dire IPCC Climate Report & How Oil and Gas Are Fueling Putin’s Ukraine Invasion

Democracy Now! Feb 28, 2022

We speak with climate author, journalist and movement leader Bill McKibben upon the release of the highly anticipated U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2022 report, which finds the impacts of the climate crisis are already worse than predicted, driving poverty, hunger, disease and species extinction. McKibben also speaks about how global dependency on oil and gas empowers autocrats like President Vladimir Putin and is helping fuel the Russian war in Ukraine. Renewable energy could help defeat fascism and deter some of “the worst people on Earth” if deployed at scale, he says.

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One Way Putin’s Ill-Considered Invasion Of Ukraine Will Likely Backfire

Feb 25 2022

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges (ret.), former commanding general of the U.S. Army in Europe, points out that while concerns about NATO encroachment by have been a false pretense by Vladimir Putin to invade Ukraine, he’s likely to end up with a much stronger NATO and U.S. military presence on his borders now that he’s revealed his power madness.

Putin puts nuclear deterrent on ‘special alert’ during Ukraine conflict – BBC News

Feb 27 2022

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says he is moving Russia’s nuclear deterrent to “special alert”. He says it’s a response to Nato “aggression”.

Speaking to top military officials, including Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Putin said Western nations had taken “unfriendly actions” towards Russia and imposed “illegitimate sanctions”.

The move makes it easier to launch weapons – but the BBC’s security correspondent Gordon Corera said it was a way for Russia to send a warning to Nato, rather than signalling an intent to use them.

The US has condemned the move as “unacceptable”.

Russian president puts nuclear missiles ‘on special regime’

Feb 27 2022

President Vladimir Putin announced that the Russian nuclear arsenal had been put on alert in response to sanctions and “aggressive statements” against the country.

Katrina vanden Heuvel on Putin’s “Indefensible” Invasion & Why NATO Is at the Root of Ukraine Crisis

Feb 25 2022

The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, who has reported on Russia for decades, says many observers were “shocked” that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine, calling it an “indefensible” decision. President Biden ordered strong sanctions on Russia in response, but he has also heeded critics’ warnings not to send troops to Ukraine in order to avoid a world war. Vanden Heuvel says that it’s vital that instead of further military escalation, there be a “diplomatic escalation” to resolve the crisis and end the war.

AOC: Capitalism is ‘the absolute pursuit of profit’

Feb 12 2022

#shorts #AOC #AlexandriaOcasioCortez Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D – NY) discusses her views on capitalism, and how a system that benefits the wealthy impacts the working class. Don’t Miss: Valley of Hype: The Culture That Built Elizabeth Holmes

As Russia Seizes Chernobyl Site, Ukraine’s 15 Nuclear Reactors Pose Unprecedented Risk in War Zone

Feb 25 2022

Russian military activity near Ukraine’s nuclear sites have raised alarm, as triggering any of the volatile reactors around the country could cause nuclear catastrophe for the entire European continent. Russian troops have seized the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and have reportedly taken staff hostage, raising fear that any disturbance could rerelease deadly radiation that has been sealed off for years. As Ukraine relies on nuclear power for 50% of its electricity, shutting down active nuclear reactors would alleviate the potential for nuclear catastrophe at the cost of leaving many deprived of electricity during the war. “This is the first time that we’ve ever seen a war zone in a location where there are operating nuclear power plants,” says Linda Pentz Gunter, international specialist at Beyond Nuclear. “Any manner of situations could lead to a catastrophic meltdown.”