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By Don Fitz and the Green Party of St. Louis / 09 June 2021
resistline3enbridgesmall.png Resisting Line 3, Enbridge Pipeline People the world over are opposing fossil fuel extraction in an incalculable number of ways. It is now clear that burning fossil fuels threatens millions of Life forms and could be laying the foundation for the extermination of Humanity. But what about “alternative” energy? As progressives stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those rejecting fossil fuels and nuclear power, should we despise, ignore... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 30 May 2021
deforest_drawing.jpg “Net Zero by 2050” is the rallying cry of scientists and policymakers throughout the world. However, that epithet echoes past decades of climate change/global warming mitigation plans, one after another, all failures. The world’s continuing failure to come to grips with the dilemma led three notable climate scientists, deeply involved at the highest levels, to publicly ridicule past and future attempts to fix climate change in a... Read more
By Henry Robertson / 24 May 2021
agrivoltaicss.jpg Energy is the underappreciated driver of life. Humanity is at a turning point from energy present and energy past to energy future. Energy Present: The Age of Wood Once upon a time wood was the universal fuel and material: wood for fire; wood for houses, boats, wagons and plows; charcoal for working metals. The age of wood was the age of energy present. Humanity could use it only as fast as it grew. If they wanted more, they had to... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 22 May 2021
netflix-seaspiracy-1-1.jpg “Seaspiracy” is a powerful new documentary about the hazardous, unruly world of industrial fishing and stomach-churning abuse, overuse, disregard for life, as shown on Netflix, released by Disrupt Studios March 24, 2021.  The opening scene of the film sets the tone with a long-shot of an isolated fishing trawler at sea as the voice-over of a former fishing vessel crew member, who escaped forced slavery after 10 years non-stop at sea... Read more

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By Austin Price / 05 June 2021
aprice-thackerpasssmall.jpg On January 15, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved a lithium mine at Thacker Pass, the site of the largest known lithium deposit in the United States. Through its subsidiary Lithium Nevada, Vancouver-based Lithium Americas plans to dig a 1,000-acre open-pit mine to tap into the estimated $2.6-billion resource over the next... Read more
By James Dyke, Robert Watson and Wolfgang Knorr / 30 May 2021
direct_air_capture_fan_towers.jpg The time has come to voice our fears and be honest with wider society. Current net zero policies will not keep warming to within 1.5°C because they were never intended to. They were and still are driven by a need to protect business as usual, not the climate. If we want to keep people safe then large and sustained cuts to carbon... Read more
By Emma Black / 26 May 2021
1_1.jpg The name dropping of an array of these high-tech “solutions” to the climate crisis was a feature of US President Joe Biden’s Earth Day summit in April. Among those in which Biden has promised to invest US$35 billion as part of his proposed American Jobs Plan are carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, nuclear, floating offshore wind, biofuels and electric... Read more
By Ben Norton / 23 May 2021
norton-pinochet-coppers.png And let’s not forget that, between Peru and Chile, there is more than 60% of the world’s copper reserves. Those are the two main copper-exporting countries.  And between Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile, there is more than 80% of the world’s lithium... So this is a very strategic issue. And that was one of the reasons why, when Bolivia... Read more
By Eric Toussaint / 08 May 2021
The election of Lasso as president opens a new stage in the implementation of policies that will be even more favourable to Ecuadorian Big Capital, to foreign multinational corporations, to an alliance among right-wing presidents in Latin America and to the pursuit or indeed reinforcement of US domination on the continent. The election outcome on 11 April 2021 is a dark signal for the popular... Read more
By Tara Lohan / 10 March 2021
A 2019 study by the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney found that demand for lithium could exceed supply by next year, which would drive up prices and interest in more lithium mining. Demand for cobalt and nickel, also key battery components, will exceed production in less than a decade. “Cobalt is the metal of most concern for supply risks as it has highly... Read more
By Hans A. Baer / 28 February 2021
Mann singles out Kevin Anderson, a British-based climate scientist, who gave up flying about fifteen years ago, as having been taken in by the deflectors. In actual fact, Anderson maintains that individual actions may serve as the catalyst for deeper systemic changes which would contribute to climate change mitigation. Is Mann himself, as a privileged academic and a former advisor to the Clinton... Read more

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