The American Dream Is Killing Us + How America’s Elite Lost Their Grip

BY ANAND GIRIDHARADAS author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, The True American and India Calling. Time Editor At Large and also a political analyst for NBC News and teaches writing at NYU. NOVEMBER 21, 2019 How America’s Elite Lost Their Grip On March 29, 2003, at a wedding reception in the Harvard Faculty Club, Lawrence W. Reed gave a …

 4 in 10 Americans say they’re cutting back on meat — including 4 in 10 Republican women — fewer than 2 in 10 Republican men say they are, too. The poll was conducted Oct. 1-13 among 3,627 adults. The error margin was 2.1 percentage points for adults polled; the margin varied for each subgroup. Among other results, most Americans (62%) …

House clean energy tax bill sees broad industry support, but Senate path uncertain

Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive, Nov 25, 2019 House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Chairman Mike Thompson, D-Calif., introduced a draft bill on Tuesday to expand and extend renewable energy use through the tax code. Thompson and a group of Democrats in the committee introduced the draft legislation that extends credits for solar, wind and electric vehicles, while also …

Big Oil Needs to Pay for the Damage It Caused

Tamara Toles O’Laughlin and Bill McKibben excerpt from Yes! Magazine, Nov 15, 2019 … not to say that fossil fuel extraction is a crime of the same kind as owning human beings. It isn’t—but the two are not unrelated; the same instinct to abuse and extract, deplete, discard, and disavow holds. And we have always understood the evil of slavery, but …

Ten Green New Deals – How Do They Compare?

By Guy Dauncey, Revised September 29th 2019 September 27, 2019 Climate, Economy Bernie Sanders, business, canada, community, Development, electricity, Elizabeth Warren, food, Green New Deal, Green Party, Jay Inslee, jobs, Nature, NDP, Oil, politics, taxes, transportation Guy Dauncey is founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, co-founder of the Victoria Car Share Cooperative, and the author or co-author of ten books, including The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming and Journey to the Future: A Better World Is …

Illegal Gold Mining Is Laying Waste to the Amazon

 Nexus Media Nov. 10, 2019 By Marlene Cimons Last summer, scientist Maria Rodriguez traveled to the Peruvian region of Madre de Dios, once the home of lush rainforests, meandering rivers and thriving wildlife. But her destination was anything but picturesque. She’d come to study several sites ravaged by illegal gold mining that had left a legacy of destruction and mercury …

Russian climate change and Putin’s remarks – fall 2019

Anatol Lieven, Financial Times, Nov 6 2019 In his remarks to the annual conference of the Valdai Club this autumn, President Vladimir Putin managed simultaneously to cast doubt on whether human-driven climate change is actually happening, and to assure his audience that Russia is doing everything possible to prevent it. This is also very close to the contradictory public positions …

What is Eco-socialism?

An immense crisis looms over an unequal world. Tweaking their dials, Democrats win insufficient, vulnerable victories, while Republicans ignore the problem and fan the flames. Capitalism has proven unable to deliver the deep cuts needed to preserve a stable climate. To catalyze the political mobilization necessary for transformational change, we need a vision of the future where everyone’s voice is …