Aggregated News & Opinion
Today’s posts in bigger type.
Prior 2-3 days in smaller type.
Obama's ACA didn't fix this:
The U.S. wastes $1.8 Trillion per year on health care spending compared to the average of 2017 per capita costs of comparable yet profit-controlled advanced countries. Let's end price gouging and adopt profit-control practices too. To the point, 2017 US out-of-control per capita health care spending was $5322 more per person than in France, the highest rated system based on patient outcomes.
Volvo wants to be climate-neutral by 2040 [Masterfully setting engineering policy using William McDonough's excellent Cradle-to-cradle design goals]
The Swedish automaker is taking a multipronged approach to reducing its environmental impact.
CRAIG COLE | CNET
Experiencing Firsthand Failures of UN Climate Politics, I Realized Civil Disobedience Only Route Left
I was arrested at London City Airport because only a mass uprising in defence of life can counter mass death
Nathan Williams | Common Dreams
....Poor water quality — exacerbated by the warming climate — is considered a significant cause of the sucker death. One key problem for the Upper Klamath is a low dissolved oxygen issue called hypoxia....
JES BURNS | NPR
Community tell of devastating environmental impact on land where their animals grazed
Uki Goñi in Neuquén | The Guardian
Cornwall council and EU will fund scheme to tap into ‘hot rocks’ beneath attraction
Steven Morris | The Guardian
US survey found particle pollution downwind of eateries was higher than from major roads
Gary Fuller | The Guardian
As the backbone of the river ecosystem because they control silt levels and filter water, mussels are facing a mysterious affliction
Emily Holden in Washington DC | The Guardian
Will a push for plastics turn Appalachia into next ‘Cancer Alley’? [Plastics are implicated in malnourishment and death of earthworms, fish, birds, animals and plants everywhere—IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL TO MANUFACTURE!]
Critics say ethane expansion will not only prolong fracking but could also trigger a public health disaster
Emily Holden in Monaca, Pennsylvania | The Guardian
Inside Copenhagen’s race to be the first carbon-neutral city [Let's cheer when we can!]
Green growth and ‘hedonistic sustainability’ have helped keep the public on board as the Danish capital seeks to reach its goal by 2025 – and so far it’s all going according to plan
Derek Robertson in Copenhagen | The Guardian
Ursula Perano | AXIOS
Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions [3:45 video; Know your enemy!]
New data shows how fossil fuel companies have driven climate crisis despite industry knowing dangers:...
The Guardian today reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly linked to more than one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the modern era....
Matthew Taylor and Jonathan Watts | The Guardian
TIK ROOT | Time
Extinction Rebellion protesters pour fake blood over New York's capitalist bull [1:57 video; Protesting against increasing climate death and destruction cannot be strong enough!]
Demonstrators were arrested in a wave of US protests that are part of a global week of action by the UK-based group
Oliver Milman in New York | The Guardian
The five: Donald Trump’s attacks on science [These actions justify impeachment best]
The US president is a climate-crisis denier, but it is not the only field in which he is at odds with scientists and their work:...
Emily Taylor | The Guardian
Report Shows 'Stunning and Dramatic' Scenes of Thawing Permafrost in Siberia That 'Leaves Millions on Unstable Ground'
"Rivers are rising and running faster, and entire neighborhoods are falling into them."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | Common Dreams
'It's extremely depressing': tiny turtle dies after eating 104 pieces of plastic [All animals are consuming and dying from plastic...]
Florida clinic says the problem is so common that they have a drop-off point for residents to leave sickly turtles
Poppy Noor in New York | The Guardian
Jeff Spross | The Week
The Guardian US editor explains how one of the big surprises in moving to America has been the media’s approach to the climate crisis. Here’s how the Guardian hopes to ignite the conversation here – with support from you
John Mulholland | The Guardian
Bad journalists are howled at
BOB SOMERBY in The DailyHowler | EVERY DAY
This is a fight for life!If current and prospective world leaders do not fathom the threat to continuation of all life on Earth, they must be denied authority as soon as possible.