“To Halt Climate Change, We Need an Ecological Leninism”

Despite the obvious parallels with coronavirus shutdowns, states still show little determination to put in place the measures we’ll need to deal with the climate emergency. For Andreas Malm, we need to stop seeing climate change as a problem for the future — and use state power now to impose a drastic reordering of our economies.

Source: “To Halt Climate Change, We Need an Ecological Leninism”

The Wet-Bulb Peril Has Arrived… Way Too Early 

The human body has limits. If “temperature plus humidity” is high enough, even a healthy person seated in the shade with plentiful water to drink will suffer severely or likely die. It’s the Wet-Bulb Temperature WBT effect. There is an upper limit to human capacity to adapt to excessive global heat when combined with excessive More

Source: The Wet-Bulb Peril Has Arrived… Way Too Early – CounterPunch.org

Now is the Perfect Time to Fight Climate Change 

While the whole world is consumed with the disastrous coronavirus pandemic, little attention is being paid to that sector of our economy whose existence had heretofore represented humanity’s greatest threat: the fossil fuel industry. But now may be the best time to pay heed. Oil and gas prices recently fell so low that they bizarrely plummeted to negative values. This is an industry clearly in crisis, and therefore now is the perfect time for the climate justice movement to strike.

Source: Now is the Perfect Time to Fight Climate Change – CounterPunch.org

Climate Change Won’t Stop for the Coronavirus Pandemic 

Two and a half years ago Hurricane Maria ripped open homes across the southern Puerto Rican city of Ponce, destroying the rickety electrical grid and sending thousands of people into shelters or onto the streets. People were still rebuilding when, in January, a devastating earthquake jolted the island’s southern coast. Afraid of collapsing walls and showering concrete, people moved back outdoors, where they still spend cool, wet nights under blue tarps strung to poles and tied to cars packed with coolers and lawn chairs.

Source: Climate Change Won’t Stop for the Coronavirus Pandemic | Portside