30% more local businesses than previously and a significant increase in the numbers of people making journeys on foot or cycling with Barcelona superblocks + lives saved

By Stephen Burgen in The Guardian 10 Sept 2019 Barcelona could save hundreds of lives and cut air pollution by a quarter if it fully implements its radical superblocks scheme to reduce traffic, a new report claims. A study carried out by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health calculates that the city could prevent 667 premature deaths every year if it created all 503 …

25 ways the Canadian Health Care System is Better than Obamacare for the 2020 Elections

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org September 20, 2019 | EDUCATE! Everybody in, nobody out, free choice of doctor and hospital. It will produce far less anxiety, dread, and fear. Can you hear that, Congress and the White House? Dear America: Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare, and although it has improved access to healthcare for some, tens of millions of Americans still cannot afford basic …

Federal Court Blocks South Dakota Laws Suppressing Pipeline Protests

By Staff, Aclu.org September 20, 2019 | RESIST! SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal court today blocked enforcement of the unconstitutional provisions of several South Dakota laws, including the recently-enacted “Riot Boosting” Act, that threaten activists who encourage or organize protests, particularly protests of the Keystone XL pipeline, with fines, civil liabilities, and/or criminal penalties of up to 25 years in prison. In granting plaintiff’s motion …

Climate Strike Demands

Here are the demands of the Climate Strike listed at https://strikewithus.org/#demands Green New Deal Transform our economy to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030 and phase out all fossil fuel extraction through a just and equitable transition, creating millions of good jobs A halt to all leasing and permitting for fossil fuel extraction, processing and infrastructure projects immediately  Indigenous Sovereignty Honor …

The Future of Public Health

Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. Article, Figures/Media, Metrics 50 References, 53 Citing Articles The field of public health aims to improve the health of as many people as possible as rapidly as possible. Since 1900, the average life span in the United States has increased by more than 30 years; 25 years of this gain have been attributed to public health advances.1,2 Globally, …

“The way that we talk about climate change is too compartmentalised, too siloed from the other crises we face. A really strong theme running through the book is the links between it and the crisis of rising white supremacy, the various forms of nationalism and the fact that so many people are being forced from their homelands, and the war …

Climate change cause, some impacts & solutions in 10 charts

From the rise and rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to possible solutions Global climate strike: Greta Thunberg and students march to protest climate change – live updates Damian Carrington and Cath Levett Thu 19 Sep 2019, The Guardian The problem – rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere The level of CO2 has been rising since the industrial revolution and is now at …

Fire and hail push insurers to rethink climate change risks

Lena Masri, Reuters, Sept 2019 LONDON (Reuters) – By the time David Kaisel got back from selling his flour at a farmers’ market, a wildfire in California’s Capay Valley had burned both his tractor and the shipping container where he kept some tools. His insurer is set to pay out a sixth of his losses.An aerial image shows the damage …

New Report Details 10 ‘Critical Transitions’ to Tackle the Climate Crisis and Feed the World: nutritious food, nature-based solutions, wider choice and supply, and opportunity for all

September 16, 2019 by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams “We can either seize the opportunity to transform our food and land use systems or frankly, sleepwalk our way into an ecological and human disaster.” A new report from the Food and Land Use Coalition details 10 global transformations to address the climate emergency and feed the world’s growing population. (Photo: unclelkt/pixabay.com) …