Do facts matter? We are in the midst of a credibility revolution. Donald Trump’s presidency and his questions about the results of the 2020 election are an example of what can be confirmed factually and what we should all agree upon.Our era has been labelled “Post-Fact, Post-Truth.” Who really killed John F. Kennedy? Did a hijacked plane really hit the Pentagon on September 11, 2001? There is plenty of evidence on both sides of the two questions to raise skepticism about definitive answers.
Source: Anti-Vaxxers and Climate Change Deniers: Living in a Post-Fact World – CounterPunch.org
Journalists from the U.S. and Europe have warned that the summer of 2021 should be a wakeup call on climate catastrophe. Rightfully so.
Source: How capitalism shackles the fight against climate change | MR Online
…previous IPCC reports inadvertently gave the impression that society has plenty of time until 2050 to make the necessary changes, which has unintentionally served to bolster the interests of the fossil fuel industry and extend forecasts for future production by the International Energy AgencyIn strong opposition, this new report forcefully and effectively states that unless there are immediate rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that limit warming to close to 1.5° C or even 2° C, the problem will extend “beyond reach” and beyond any chance for some level of control. The three key words are: 1) immediate (2) rapid (3) large-scale.
Source: Code Red on FacingFuture.TV – CounterPunch.org
The 23 species declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service show us how much we have to lose. They should also motivate us to fight to stop further loss.
Source: Mourn the Extinct, Fight like Hell for the Living — a Wildlife Reporter’s Plea – In These Times
Don’t be fooled, warned Bill McKibben, the Democrat from West Virginia is “doing the work of the fossil fuel industry.”
Source: Climate Critics Warn Joe Manchin ‘Holding a Gun to the Planet’s Head’
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – A United Nations study of the greenhouse gas reduction targets announced by the 191 signatories …
Source: UN: Earth heading to 16% Increase in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030, Risking Climate Instability
Following the new U.S.-E.U. pledge, climate campaigners called for an urgent end to fossil fuel extraction and major reforms of agricultural practices.
Source: Critics Warn Biden That 30% Methane Reduction by 2030 Not Good Enough
“Whatever our so-called ‘leaders’ are doing,” said Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, “they are doing it wrong.”
Source: ‘What Betrayal Looks Like’: UN Report Says World on Track for 2.7°C of Warming by 2100