Global Strategy Director at CitizensClimate.org; lead strategist, for ResilienceIntel.org & Engage4Climate.org; Founder of Liberate.Energy & Geoversiv — geoversiv.net/joseph
“According to the psychologist Peter Gray, children today are more depressed than they were during the Great Depression and more anxious than they were at the height of the Cold War.” We have a responsibility to do better creating the natural and needed conditions for the next generation to thrive.
When political officials intimidate and punish professionals for doing their job honorably, so the political officials can falsify evidence to help industry, that is abuse of office and a crime.
If global heating exceeds an average of 1.5ºC across the world, we will collectively face so much risk and damage, the costs will spill over into every area of human experience. The climate system does not respect political borders or bank account balances. Science is not negotiable.
A horrific deep dive into the abuses of Trump’s dangerous and deviant administration.
What’s happening in Moscow is a very big deal. Anti-corruption candidates are barred from running for office; Putin is now widely seen as leader of a shadowy mafia; protests are largest in 8 years—tens of thousands demand free elections and release of political prisoners.
The subtitle of this WSJ piece suggests Boeing depended on pilots to override design flaws they didn’t know existed. What the article lays out, in detail, is a shocking series of deceptions intended to conceal known risks that could make the 737 MAX dangerous and uncontrollable in flight.
Considering Russia is guilty of the same kind of abuses Venezuela and Iran are accused of AND actually attacked the United States in an effort to undermine Constitutional democracy, the boost Trump’s sanctions have given to Russian oil interests don’t seem very “inadvertent”.
The IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land makes clear today’s standard practices are overstressing land and land-based ecosystems, and putting biodiversity, cropland, and food security at risk. Achieving climate-smart standards for investment will be critical for ensuring food security and reliable prosperity by mid-century.
The whole economy is affected by climate-related impacts on food-system security. We need climate-smart finance and investment to expand sustainable land use in all areas.
Whole Foods employees demanded this week that Amazon, their parent company, cut ties with Palantir, a government contractor that's been found to be providing ICE with surveillance software to facilitate mass detentions.
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