Archiv: human made political climate


28.10.2019 - 07:05 [ dieFreiheitsliebe.de ]

Pseudoradikale Rebellion fürs Gewissen: Eine Kritik

Diese Scheinradikalität ist der Grund für die Faszination weiter Teile der bürgerlichen Mitte mit „XR“. Das liberale Bürgertum hat verständlicherweise weit weniger Berührungsängste mit „Extinction Rebellion“ als beispielsweise mit antikapitalistischen, linken Gruppierungen, die zwar ganz ähnlich vorgehen, jedoch auf eine tatsächliche Umgestaltung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft abzielen und damit eine Gefahr für die herrschende Ordnung darstellen. Die „Faszination XR“ ist also die direkte Folge der Inhaltsleere der Gruppierung: Hier kann die linksliberale Jugend Radikalismus spielen und sich selbst auf die Schulter klopfen, ohne an den Grundfesten von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu rütteln.

18.10.2019 - 19:48 [ CNN ]

Is this how we’ll live on Mars?

„The climate crisis is — rightly — frightening a lot of people, and there is a tendency to think of Mars as a sort of escape hatch for humanity, a planet B, which is very dangerous and problematic,“ said Watson.

25.09.2019 - 18:38 [ Spiked ]

Save Greta: Forget saving the planet – we need to save Greta from the death cult of environmentalism.

With each nightmarish word, with each unhinged dystopian prediction of doom, her voice wobbled and her emotions span out of control. It was a public meltdown. And of course the politicians applauded it – perversely, they love nothing more than being told how awful they are by a petrified, disorientated girl.

Who did this to Greta? Who turned a bright and curious 16-year-old schoolgirl into a prophet of horror, into a young woman who admits to feeling terror and who believes the Earth is on fire?

23.09.2019 - 06:26 [ CNN ]

More than 90 heads of state are descending on New York City. Here’s what to watch for

Breaking with tradition, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told country leaders not to come to the podium Monday without „concrete and transformative plans“ to halt rising global temperatures, achieve carbon neutrality and cut carbon emissions by 45 percent. VIPs with proposals have been told they have just three minutes to speak.

How concrete the results of the summit will actually be is unclear. The UN doesn’t have a global climate army to roam the planet stopping pollution, so it’s up to the 193 nations of the UN to take action.

24.08.2019 - 12:01 [ Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ]

The false promise of nuclear power in an age of climate change

There are now more than 450 nuclear reactors throughout the world. If nuclear power is embraced as a rescue technology, there would be many times that number, creating a worldwide chain of nuclear danger zones—a planetary system of potential self-annihilation. To be fearful of such a development is rational. What is irrational is to dismiss this concern, and to insist, after the experience of more than a half-century, that a “fourth generation” of nuclear power will change everything.

24.08.2019 - 11:41 [ theGuardian.com ]

Falling total fertility rate should be welcomed, population expert says

(26.12.2018)

Having fewer children is also undoubtedly positive from an environmental point of view; recent research has found that having one fewer child reduces a parent’s carbon footprint by 58 tonnes of CO2 a year.

24.08.2019 - 11:37 [ Vox.com ]

We’ve worried about overpopulation for centuries. And we’ve always been wrong.

Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich wrote in his best-selling 1968 book The Population Bomb, “In the 1970’s, hundreds of millions of people will starve to death” because of overpopulation. (Later editions modified the sentence to read “In the 1980’s.”)

None of that ever came to pass.

24.08.2019 - 11:23 [ Radio Utopie ]

Das Ende des Wachsens der Weltbevölkerung

(28. Dezember 2010)

Laut einer Studie der Vereinten Nationen (UNO) hat sich die weltweite Geburtenrate seit den 70er Jahren fast halbiert. Bereits 2001 berichtete eine Studie hochrangiger Wissenschaftler vom „Ende des Wachstums der Weltbevölkerung“. Währenddessen heulen uns imperialistische Menschenfeinde und neokonservative Berufsheuchler des blöden-superblöden Abendlandes über „demographischen Wandel“ und „Überbevölkerung“ die Ohren voll.

24.08.2019 - 11:16 [ Wikipedia ]

Human overpopulation

Human overpopulation (or population overshoot) is when there are too many people for the environment to sustain (with food, drinkable water, breathable air, etc.). In more scientific terms, there is overshoot when the ecological footprint of a human population in a geographical area exceeds that place’s carrying capacity, damaging the environment faster than nature can repair it, potentially leading to an ecological and societal collapse. Overpopulation could apply to the population of a specific region, or to world population as a whole.

24.08.2019 - 10:20 [ Haaretz ]

Fascists‘ Terrifying Solution to the Climate Crisis

At the same time, the combination of racist ideology and fear of environmental destruction is particularly volatile and dangerous, because it stirs primal fears that haunt many on our warming planet, especially young people in the West. It attaches itself to an array of conspiracy theories and philosophies drawing on social Darwinism. The result is that the climate emergency is taking on a harrowing interpretation.

14.08.2019 - 06:28 [ Spectator ]

In praise of the bands that said no to Greta Thunberg

Saying No to Greta and her establishment-backed moaning about the man-made cataclysm that will shortly devour humanity yada yada is the most rock’n’roll thing you can do right now.

11.08.2019 - 13:20 [ Donna Laframboise / nofrakkingconsensus.com ]

3 Things Scientists Need to Know About the IPCC

(01.09.2015)

So what’s going on here? How do we explain this outlandish, perverse process?

Well Rajendra Pachauri, who chaired the IPCC for 13 years, said that its “main customer” was something called the UNFCCC. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele is an IPCC official who’s working very hard to become its new chairman. This is slide #26 from a presentation he gave a few years ago: The IPCC, he says, is “eager to continue serving the UNFCCC process.” What does that mean?

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is an international treaty. If you’re the UN, and you’re trying to persuade nearly 200 different parties to act together, you need to start from somewhere. You need an established body of facts, a master document, a bible that everyone can use as a jumping-off point. IPCC reports, it turns out, serve that purpose.

In other words, the IPCC’s primary function is to enable a political instrument – a treaty between nation states. This is high octane politics.

13.07.2019 - 16:40 [ EOS.org ]

The Thermosphere Responds to a Weaker Than Normal Solar Cycle

The cooling near solar minimum is natural and specific to the thermosphere. The cooling thermosphere does not affect the troposphere, the layer of the atmosphere closest to Earth’s surface where people live. The temperatures we experience on the ground do not get colder because of this solar cycle. NASA and other climate researchers continue to see a warming trend in the troposphere. These two effects are ongoing but unrelated.

Nitric oxide and carbon dioxide play important roles in cooling the thermosphere.

05.06.2019 - 19:04 [ Junge Welt ]

Totstellen fürs Klima

Lorenz Gösta Beutin, Abgeordneter der Linksfraktion, solidarisierte sich mit den jungen Leuten und warf in diesem Zusammenhang der Regierungskoalition vor, ihr sei »Machterhalt und der Schutz von Konzerninteressen ganz offensichtlich heiliger als die Bewahrung der natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen und des Klimas«. Seine Partei fordere »die Anerkennung des Klimanotstandes, …..

25.05.2019 - 16:42 [ Rezo ja lol ey / Youtube ]

Ein Statement von 90+ Youtubern

Dies ist ein offener Brief. Ein Statement. Von einem großen Teil der Youtuber-Szene. Am Wochenende sind die EU-Wahlen und es ist wichtig wählen zu gehen.

25.05.2019 - 16:27 [ European Parliament ]

COP21 and Agenda 2030: The challenges of complementarity

(26.11.2015)

The interaction of climate change and development has found full recognition in the Agenda 2030 programme adopted in September 2015.

25.05.2019 - 16:15 [ Kommission der Vereinten Nationen für nachhaltige Entwicklung ]

Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for sustainable Development

(26.09.2015)

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind.

25.05.2019 - 16:09 [ Zeit.de ]

Angela Merkel: „Nichts muss so bleiben, wie es ist“

(26.09.2015)

Nichts weniger als einen Weltrettungsplan suchen die 160 Staatschefs in New York. Kanzlerin Merkel hat sie darauf eingestimmt: Jede große Veränderung beginne im Kopf.

25.05.2019 - 16:05 [ Radio Utopie ]

Totale Weltordnung: 193 Regierungen beschließen einstimmig „Agenda 2030“

(26.09.2015)

Nochmal in Kürze:

1992 – „Agenda 21“ und UN-„Weltgipfel“ in Rio

1993 – „Kommission für nachhaltige Entwicklung“ (CSD)

2012 – Zweiter „Weltgipfel“ in Rio, Papier „Die Zukunft die wir wollen“

2013 – „Hochrangiges politische Forum über nachhaltige Entwicklung“ (HLPF)

Der nun gestern, am 25. September 2015 ergangene „Agenda 2030“-Beschluss der UN ermächtigt u.a. in Punkt 84 das HLPF unter der „Schirmherrschaft“ vom Wirtschafts- und Sozialrat der Vereinten Nationen (ECOSOC) regelmäßige „Überprüfungen“ vorzunehmen,

„eingeschlossen die Zivilgesellschaft und den privaten Sektor“.

Diesbezüglich wird im zufällig entdeckten und ein Jahr später zeitlich passend zum UN-Beschluss der „Agenda 2030“ ausgebrochenen globalen Abgaswandel (Thema Abgaswerte und Manipulation bei der Volkswagen AG) noch zu berichten sein. Der Totalausfall praktisch aller relevanten Bereiche von Demokratie und Verstand, in allen 193 UN-Mitgliedstaaten von 7 Milliarden Menschen, muss und kann dabei (leider) spieltheoretisch einkalkuliert, sowie irgendeine parlamentarische „Opposition“ vernachlässigt werden.

25.05.2019 - 16:02 [ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ]

Der große Weltenplan

(25.09.2015)

Nach diesem schlichten Motto handeln die Staats- und Regierungschefs, die an diesem Wochenende die neue Agenda für die Weltgemeinschaft in New York verabschieden werden. Sie enthält nicht nur 17 Oberziele, zum Beispiel zur Beseitigung von Armut und Hunger, zu Gesundheit, Bildung und zur Gleichstellung der Geschlechter, sondern auch 169 speziellere Vorgaben. So soll jeder bis 2030 an sauberes Trinkwasser zu bezahlbaren Preisen kommen. Im Jahr 2030 soll die Erde ein besserer Ort geworden sein.

25.05.2019 - 15:27 [ FAZ.NET ‏/ Twitter ]

#Klimawandel war gestern, heute ist Notstand. Den haben wir zwar nicht den Jungen zu verdanken, aber die schlachten ihn jetzt schwungvoll aus und drängen die Politik in die Ecke, schreibt @MuellerJung:

29.04.2019 - 14:05 [ Spiked ]

Stop scaring children witless about climate change

Teachers should educate children about the climate, not terrify them about the apocalypse.

29.04.2019 - 10:38 [ RLS Klima, Kanal der @rosaluxstiftung zu #Energie, #Klimawandel & #Klimagerechtigkeit / Twitter ]

Juso-Chef: Kühnert sieht Klimaschutzgesetz als Bedingung für GroKo-Fortbestand .. via @welt

28.04.2019 - 19:03 [ Jacobin ‏/ Twitter ]

We sat down with Podemos MP Txema Guijarro to talk about today’s election, the party’s strategy, and its transformative program focused on the Green New Deal.

22.04.2019 - 16:02 [ CNN ]

A bill in Washington state would allow the composting of human remains

The average burial, KIRO said, can cost between $8,000 and $25,000. Cremation can top $6,000. Spade said she hopes to charge about $5,500 for human composting.
One supporter for human composting, Leslie Christian, told KIRO it’s an attractive from an environmental perspective. She said she told her brother, who reportedly said, „Oh great, you can plant tomatoes in me.“

07.04.2019 - 18:50 [ CNN ]

Obama worries about progressives‘ ‚rigidity‘ leading to ‚circular firing squad‘ among Democratic Party

„One of the things I do worry about sometimes among progressives in the United States, maybe it’s true here as well, is a certain kind of rigidity where we say, ‚Uh, I’m sorry, this is how it’s going to be,‘ and then we start sometimes creating what’s called a ‚circular firing squad,‘ where you start shooting at your allies because one of them is straying from purity on the issues,“ Obama said a town hall in Berlin, Germany, hosted by the Obama Foundation.

07.04.2019 - 18:49 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

Obama Goes After Progressives Again!

Streamed live 14 hours ago

07.04.2019 - 18:47 [ Obama Foundation / Youtube ]

Obama Foundation Town Hall Europe

The Obama Foundation hosted a town hall in Berlin, Germany with President Barack Obama and hundreds of emerging leaders from across Europe. The town hall continued the conversation about the importance of community leadership and civic engagement — and how the Obama Foundation can support emerging leaders in their efforts.