Bill McKibben on climate change and environmental justice. Lower income people get asthma and lung disease from the pollution from oil and gas; they also suffer the most from storms, floods, droughts. Young people leading. Britain's largest pension fund is divesting from fossil fuels. We need planning, preparation , and competent leadership to deal with climate change.
NYT article Only 450 remain. Solutions: weaker ropes for lobster traps, more regulations to prevent ships from hitting them , and reducing climate change.
Dr. Jin found that a natural peptide that helps Australian limes resist bacteria also works to protect other citrus. This can replace the overuse, and ineffective use of antibiotics on citrus. Article Science and "noticing what works naturally" to the rescue!
article This refinery leaks PFAS next to lower income homes in Denver. many people are getting cancer in the neighborhood. The oil refinery also leaks benzene.
article similar to Rachel Carson's Sense of Wonder and Cousteau's first love the ocean to protect it, this article says go and support the groups that help indigenous groups protect their land. To be married to the places and interconnections with them and their denizens. to be family with them.
Big Oil's paid lobbyists are countering the campaigns to fight climate change. This is because they gain so much power and money thru their existing business model-sort of a bigger is better trend towards oligopoly and monopoly. This started with the oil companies merging into ever bigger corporations. Also this was done by big banks, pharmaceutical companies, media companies, weapons companies, hospital chains, software companies, ....... At some point they spend more money on lobbying and on campaign contributions than on their products, research and development, sales, employees, and customers. They buy out their competitors and restrict competition, then they raise prices. They get bailouts, government contracts, PPP loans, favorable court rulings, etc..... article