No. 252, Sept. 22, 2022
Hello Revelator readers,
How would you like an oil well right behind your home, school or office? A new law in California pushes back on the fossil fuel industry’s desire to operate — and pollute — in our backyards. We have information on that and other environmental victories and new ideas.
“We’re training a workforce of solar warriors,” says Cheri Smith of the Indigenized Energy Initiative. Read about their efforts toward solar sovereignty.
We can’t — and shouldn’t — hide from the reality of multiple ecological and social crises, say the authors of the new book An Inconvenient Apocalypse. We have an exclusive excerpt.
From the archives:
“In the event of my imminent extinction, I hereby authorize the following as a testament of my wishes...” Powerful satire for dark times.
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Here are five more stories we’re watching this week.
1. Vulnerable Countries Demand Global Tax to Pay For Climate-Led Loss and Damage (The Guardian)
2. State of Unease: Colorado Basin Tribes Without Water Rights (AP)
3. The U.S. Will Officially Phase Down HFCs, Gases Trapping 1,000x More Heat Than CO2 (NPR)
4. Is Climate Change to Blame for the Pakistan Floods? Here’s What We Know. (Grist)
5. The World’s Oldest Winged Insect Is in Trouble. How Frightened Should We Be? (The Washington Post)
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Visit us tomorrow, when we’ll take a look at the growing threats facing the world’s neglected rivers.
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