Open thread for night owls: The AFL-CIO takes a stronger stand on climate change

Jeremy Brecher at Common Dreams writes—The New AFL-CIO Stand on Climate Change:

At its Quadrennial Convention in late October, the AFL-CIO unanimously adopted a resolution on “Climate Change, Energy, and Union Jobs.” The resolution says that the fastest and most equitable way to address climate change is for “labor to be at the center of creating solutions that reduce emissions while investing in our communities, maintaining and creating high-wage union jobs, and reducing poverty.”

If acted on, the resolution will bring about significant changes in organized labor and will bring American trade unions into far closer alignment with allies in the climate protection movement.

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The resolution starts with the facts of global warming. It acknowledges “the overwhelming scientific consensus” that climate warming is “due to human activities” and that higher global temperatures will trigger “irreversible changes in our climate,” causing “a rise in sea levels

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Open thread for night owls: The AFL-CIO takes a stronger stand on climate change

Jeremy Brecher at Common Dreams writes—The New AFL-CIO Stand on Climate Change:

At its Quadrennial Convention in late October, the AFL-CIO unanimously adopted a resolution on “Climate Change, Energy, and Union Jobs.” The resolution says that the fastest and most equitable way to address climate change is for “labor to be at the center of creating solutions that reduce emissions while investing in our communities, maintaining and creating high-wage union jobs, and reducing poverty.”

If acted on, the resolution will bring about significant changes in organized labor and will bring American trade unions into far closer alignment with allies in the climate protection movement.

owls

The resolution starts with the facts of global warming. It acknowledges “the overwhelming scientific consensus” that climate warming is “due to human activities” and that higher global temperatures will trigger “irreversible changes in our climate,” causing “a rise in sea levels

Organize-Fish-eating-fish_NoTEXT_BlueRed.jpg

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Open thread for night owls: The AFL-CIO takes a stronger stand on climate change

Jeremy Brecher at Common Dreams writes—The New AFL-CIO Stand on Climate Change:

At its Quadrennial Convention in late October, the AFL-CIO unanimously adopted a resolution on “Climate Change, Energy, and Union Jobs.” The resolution says that the fastest and most equitable way to address climate change is for “labor to be at the center of creating solutions that reduce emissions while investing in our communities, maintaining and creating high-wage union jobs, and reducing poverty.”

If acted on, the resolution will bring about significant changes in organized labor and will bring American trade unions into far closer alignment with allies in the climate protection movement.

owls

The resolution starts with the facts of global warming. It acknowledges “the overwhelming scientific consensus” that climate warming is “due to human activities” and that higher global temperatures will trigger “irreversible changes in our climate,” causing “a rise in sea levels

Organize-Fish-eating-fish_NoTEXT_BlueRed.jpg

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Surprise! At global warming confab next week in Bonn, Trump regime will push fossil fuels, nukes

You would think it would be better not to show up at all next week in Europe for the 195-nation climate-change conference rather than to come promoting the burning of fossil fuels. But that’s exactly what the Trump regime plans to do at the latest session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany:  

“It’s embarrassing,” said Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii, a Democrat. “After forfeiting international leadership on climate, the Trump White House is compounding their error with a silly stunt. Fossil fuel companies are not clean energy companies, and no amount of spin will change that.”

The “stunt” is a presentation on Nov. 13 titled “The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation.” Featured will be speakers from Peabody Energy, previously Peabody Coal; NuScale Power, a nuclear engineering firm; and Tellurian, a liquefied natural gas exporter.

Even though the Environmental

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Trump’s senior environmental adviser nominee says climate change is treason and coal ended slavery

Take one part black helicopter, blue-helmet troops coming to invade Texas. Add two parts climate change is a Chinese hoax. Mix well—apply as the new White House senior adviser for environmental policy.

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the White House senior adviser for environmental policy has said publicly in the past that the goal of the United Nations and climate change activists is “all-powerful government” that would effectively end democracy.

What is her evidence for this claim? Evidence is for scientists. And Kathleen Hartnett White would never let anyone accuse her of being a scientist.

In a 2016 appearance on the “Rush to Reason” radio show, White said the goal of those trying to control greenhouse gas emissions was a centralized economy controlled by elites, invoking the economies under Adolf Hitler and the Soviet Union as examples.

It’s well known that the first things on the agendas of Hitler

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Roy Moore: Marriage equality is worse than slavery and fighting climate change is a ‘radical agenda’

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Roy Moore, the notorious Alabama judge and now the Republican nominee for Senate in that state, has made his name on things like putting a 10 Commandments monument in a court building and ordering probate judges not to follow the law on marriage equality after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision—a decision Talking Points Memo reports he has said was “even worse in a sense” than the Dred Scott decision upholding slavery. But if he’s elected to the Senate, Moore won’t just be casting votes for bigotry. He’ll have a say in other important issues, and Alexander C. Kaufman’s deep dive on Moore and climate change is about as scary as Moore’s views on social issues. Although he has largely ducked the issue as a Senate candidate, Moore has a history, writing at WorldNetDaily in 2009 that:

Spotlight on green news & views: 2 nat’l monuments safe from shrinking; quakes batter Oklahoma

This is the 517th edition of the Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) usually appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the August 2 Green Spotlight. More than 27,495 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it.

OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES

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On the trail

Sylvanus Prince writes—The Daily Bucket: Frustration, success, and (scary) Surprise! “I am new to this madness hobby of nature and wildlife photography, in that for the first time in my life, having recently retired, I now have the time and opportunities to frustrate myself to the point of insanity pursue and enjoy it.  However, since I live in Reno, Nevada, and I don’t drive I have to

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