Systematic over-crediting of Forest Carbon Offsets in CA

Systematic over-crediting of Forest Carbon Offsets in CA By Grayson Badgley, Jeremy Freeman, Joseph Hamman, Barbara Haya, Anna Trugman, William R L Anderegg, & Danny Cullenward https://carbonplan.org/research/forest-offsets-explainer [Excerpts] Carbon offsets are widely used by individuals, corporations, and governments to mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions. Because offsets effectively allow pollution to continue, however, they must reflect real climate benefits. To better understand whether these climate claims hold up in practice, we performed a comprehensive evaluation of California's forest carbon offsets program — the largest such program in existence, [...]

Shared Solar: Solar Electricity for All!

LADWP's Shared Solar -- Solar for All! Renters, this is the program for you. The Shared Solar enables residential customers living in multifamily dwellings (apartments, condominiums, duplexes) to fix a portion of their electric bill against rising utility costs for 10 years, as well as support renewable energy, help create local jobs, help reduce the carbon footprint of LADWP’s generation portfolio and lessen the impact of global warming. There are no enrollment fees, ongoing costs, maintenance costs, nor the hassles of installing a solar array on your [...]

Global Heating Worsens Despite Pandemic

CO2 levels hit record high despite pandemic lockdowns Scientists calculate that emissions must fall by half by 2030 to give a good chance of limiting global heating. https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/11/24/co2-levels-hit-record-high-despite-pandemic-lockdowns/ © by Marlee Kokotovic, Nov 24, 2020 - NationofChange While the Covid-19 pandemic led to a slight decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, it is not enough to make a measurable impact on the climate crisis we are facing. CO2 emissions hit a record high in 2019 and have continued to climb, according to a report from the World Meteorological [...]

Earth Day 2020: Planet on the Brink

Earth Day 2020: Planet on the Brink by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. April 22, 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of the original "Earth Day" in 1970. It is a sad commentary that 50 years on, the earth system, and the lives of hundreds of millions of people, particularly people in the global South, people of  color, and poor and working people generally, are at greater risk and in greater peril than ever before in human history. Gains in environmental regulation to insure safe water, air [...]

Earth Day 2020: Clear Vision for Environmental Action

Open Invitation for entities committed to the Earth and her children: Co-Sponsor the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020: Clear Vision for Environmental Action. Dear First Nation, non-government organization, local jurisdiction or entity, April 22, 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day and as you may know we are facing environmental crises greater than ever. Pollution and production processes threaten life on this planet. And they are projected to get worse. We must change this course. We must transform. Quickly and soundly.   We are [...]

Beyond the Green New Deal: Eco-Socialism & De-Colonization

Beyond the Green New Deal -- Eco-Socialism & Decolonization by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles/People Against Racist Terror (ARA-LA/PART) Environmental catastrophes in southern Africa and in the US mid-west underscore the fact that life-threatening damage from capitalist-induced climate change is happening already. Hundreds died as a result of the cyclone in Mozambique and elsewhere, where the resultant flooding has caused an "inland sea". Record flooding in Nebraska and elsewhere has caused multi-million-dollars of destruction, and more flooding is anticipated. Native communities in South Dakota have been particularly [...]

Health & Environmental Threat of 5G Cell Phones

Health & Environmental Threat of 5G Cell Phones by John P. Thomas, Health Impact News, for Waking Times Public attention about 5G has been focused on the plans of telecom companies to install millions of small cell towers on electric utility poles, on public buildings and schools, on bus stop shelters, in public parks, and anywhere they want in national parks and on federally owned land. In local urban communities, there would be a cell tower approximately every 500 feet along every street As bad as these [...]

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Repudiate the Attempted Coup by the US and its Accomplices in Venezuela

Venezuelans demonstrate in support of the Bolivarian Revolution and Maduro and against US sanctions and intervention Repudiate the Attempted Coup in Venezuela by the US and its Accomplices Statement of the Communication Forum for the Integration of Our America (FCINA) In defense of Peace and the sovereignty of Latin America and the Caribbean, we repudiate the attempted coup of the United States and accomplices in Venezuela   The communication networks and social coordinations grouped in the Communication Forum for the Integration of Our America express our absolute [...]

Capitalism, Climate Crisis & Ecosocialist Solutions

Community Forum on the Climate Crisis, Capitalism, and Ecosocialism by David Klein The climate crisis is the greatest threat humanity has ever faced. At the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions, we are headed for 4°C to 7°C of warming above pre-industrial global averages within the lifetimes of young people. Temperature increases in this range would lead to a hothouse planet with devastating extreme weather events, and make most if not all of our planet uninhabitable. Global warming is an existential threat to humanity and countless other [...]

Definite Evidence Found that Human-Caused Climate Change is Affecting the Seasons

Definite Evidence Found that Human-Caused Climate Change is Affecting the Seasons In the July issue of Science magazine, a group of climate scientists -- Benjamin D. Santer, Stephen Po-Chedley, Mark D. Zelinka, Ivana Cvijanovic, Céline Bonfils, Paul J. Durack, Qiang Fu, Jeffrey Kiehl, Carl Mears, Jeffrey Painter, Giuliana Pallotta, Susan Solomon, Frank J. Wentz, and Cheng-Zhi Zou -- reported that anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change has become clearly observable, and that a human-caused signal in the seasonal cycle of tropospheric temperature can also be measured. They use satellite [...]

Standing Rock Water Protectors Nearing Trial

Trial dates are set, and it’s a critical hour for legal efforts on behalf of the Standing Rock water protectors. On August 13, Chase Iron Eyes will walk into a North Dakota courtroom and face prosecution for his alleged crimes. The charges? Trespassing on the Lakota’s own sacred land and inciting a riot — when a group of 74 unarmed water protectors peacefully withstood a raid of Last Child’s Camp and subsequent arrest at the hands of heavily armed law enforcement officials. Thankfully, Chase has a dedicated [...]

Frack-Free LA County

The mission of Frack-Free LA County is to ban fracking, acidizing and other extreme hydrocarbon extraction methods that cause adverse health and environmental effects in Los Angeles County, and to set the precedent for other cities or counties to follow in suit. What is "fracking"? Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is the process of injecting millions of gallons of water, volumes of sand and gravel, and tens of thousands of gallons of known toxic chemicals, deep underground at extremely high pressures to fracture open rock formations, in order [...]

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