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Jacques Leslie
LA Times contributing opinion writer on environment, mostly. Expelled from SVietnam & India, evacuated from Cambodia. Wrote Deep Water (dams) & The Mark (V.Nam)
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Ari Berman 14h
This is really awesome: Detroit Pistons will use their practice facility as huge polling location, where voters can also register on Election Day A few days ago Atlanta Hawks announced their arena would be largest polling place in Fulton County GA
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InsideClimate News 18h
"We believe that our government often ignored the costs to the environment and to the health and safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth, in a rush to reap the benefits of this industry,” a Pennsylvania grand jury said in its recently released report.
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Bill McKibben 19h
Important! US Conference of Mayors urges city governments to divest their pension funds from fossil fuels--and sends the same message to cities around the globe. Defund the police, and the oil companies!
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Greta Thunberg 24h
The extreme heatwave continues... But equally worrying is the fact that our societies fail to grasp the full meaning of this. The longer the climate crisis is being ignored or downplayed - the longer people will remain unaware. And the political inaction is allowed to continue.
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Jacques Leslie Jun 30
it's an indication of humankind's irrationality that this man has managed to elicit continuing support from more than a third of our population. He has proven that idiocy can be a turn-on.
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Just Some Guy Jun 29
Replying to @Rschooley
The details laid out in Carl Bernstein’s piece are much worse than I expected. Everyone should be deeply disturbed by Trump’s insane behavior with other head’s of state.
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Greta Thunberg Jun 30
"..COVID-19 is more than an illness. It is a symptom of the ailing health of our planet. Humanity’s dysfunctional relationship with nature has caused this wider disease. Understanding this root cause is critical" Read & in TIME
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David Wallace-Wells Jun 30
“Australia's Reserve Bank has endorsed a warning that unless international climate policies are made drastically more ambitious, the disruption under the trajectory of climate change will cause global GDP to fall by 25 per cent by 2100.”
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Ben See Jun 29
HEADLINES Warnings of 'a "hunger pandemic" in the Sahel on top of multiple crises, particularly as a result of COVID-19, conflict and the onset of the lean season. 24 million people (included children) are already in need of urgent humanitarian assistance'
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little brown bird Jun 29
In the “worldwide battle to restore earth” committing to a *community-led* environmental justice group to guide the Climate Commission recommendations to policy & implementation. This is critical and must have financial support.
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Jacques Leslie Jun 29
Replying to @jacqules
And this election will be a climate change election, whether the candidates talk about it or not. If Biden wins, it's vital that he starts off with strong tailwinds as he takes on climate change. If he loses, the loss will be civilization-wide.
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Jacques Leslie Jun 29
One of the maddening aspects of writing about climate is the obliviousness of Presidential debate moderators to its menace-- they rarely ask questions about it. I hope this time around, they will insist on cogent responses. The issue cannot wait. 1/
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Jacques Leslie Jun 29
I'm beginning to think that the Tulsa fiasco is just the appetizer and the convention is the main course.
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Jacques Leslie Jun 29
For all of the horrors caused by , racial injustice, and the collapsing economy, remains the most dire threat of all, requiring immediate far-reaching action. If you doubt that, read this:
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Eric Feigl-Ding Jun 29
“The worst is yet to come” ~ , Director General of the
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Jacques Leslie Jun 29
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Brian Schatz Jun 29
This is disgusting and shows that they see this as a political problem to be managed, not the moral and national security crisis that it presents.
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Ezra Klein Jun 29
This is a governance failure, not an inevitability of the disease.
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Sammy Roth Jun 28
A new analysis co-authored by finds southern states could save money by closing 74 or their 77 coal plants. The South is home to the 5 states where residents pay the highest percentage of their incomes toward energy costs:
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David Wallace-Wells Jun 28
“We could spend USD 7 billion on testing and solve this pandemic. Instead, the pandemic is costing us USD 8 trillion. It’s just crazy that we are not spending the money to test and stop the losses.“
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