"Scientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean – known as the “sleeping giants of the carbon cycle” – have started to be released over a large area of the continental slope off the East Siberian coast."https://t.co/MLLY8PtQ4x
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 27, 2020
August besieged California with a heat unseen in generations. A surge in air conditioning broke the state’s electrical grid, leaving a population already ravaged by the coronavirus to work remotely by the dim light of their cellphones. By midmonth, the state had recorded possibly the hottest temperature ever measured on earth — 130 degrees in Death Valley — and an otherworldly storm of lightning had cracked open the sky.
On Thursday 20 August, it will be exactly two years since the first school strike for the climate took place. Looking back, a lot has happened. Many millions have taken to the streets to join the decades-long fight for climate and environmental justice. And on 28 November 2019, the European parliament declared a “climate and environmental emergency”.
Over 400,000 acres of wildfires burn in Arizona in a devastating opening to Southwest’s wildfire season. And neighboring California has approved more fracking in a 97% Latino town as oil tankers spew pollution.
Brazil’s government simultaneously risks triggering the next pandemic, endangers its indigenous people, and accelerates the climate crisis by scaling up deforestation of the Amazon.