Climate Change Isn’t Leading This Election Season, But Some N.H. Voters Say It Should Be | WBUR News

‘Climate change and environmental policy has historically broken along party lines, with Democrats pushing more aggressive action, and Republicans raising skepticism about the real risks. That’s true in the New Hampshire’s top races this year, those for governor and both congressional districts.’

Source: Climate Change Isn’t Leading This Election Season, But Some N.H. Voters Say It Should Be | WBUR News

Driven by Trump Policy Changes, Fracking Booms on Public Lands | The New York Times

‘In total, more than 12.8 million acres of federally controlled oil and gas parcels were offered for lease in the fiscal year that ended on Sept. 30, triple the average offered during President Barack Obama’s second term, according to an analysis by The New York Times of Interior Department data compiled by Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan group that advocates budget discipline.’

Source: Driven by Trump Policy Changes, Fracking Booms on Public Lands | The New York Times

Supreme Court refuses to block young people’s climate lawsuit against U.S. government | The Washington Post

‘The Supreme Court on Friday night refused to halt a novel lawsuit filed by young Americans that attempts to force the federal government to take action on climate change, turning down a request from the Trump administration to stop it before trial.’

Source: Supreme Court refuses to block young people’s climate lawsuit against U.S. government | The Washington Post

ExxonMobil Earnings Increase 57 Percent to $6.2 Billion in Third Quarter of 2018 | exxonmobil.com

‘Exxon Mobil Corporation today announced estimated third quarter 2018 earnings of $6.2 billion, or $1.46 per share assuming dilution, compared with $4 billion a year earlier. Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $12.6 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $1.5 billion. During the quarter, the company distributed $3.5 billion in dividends to shareholders. Capital and exploration expenditures were $6.6 billion, up 10 percent from the prior year.’

Source: ExxonMobil Earnings Increase 57 Percent to $6.2 Billion in Third Quarter of 2018 | exxonmobil.com

Election Song – Get Out The Vote 2018

Get Out The Vote – Election Song! 2018 version. Written by James George. Independently produced in Berkeley with family and friends and with some long distance New York harmonies digitally piped in.  Features banjo, mandolin,  and all that bicoastal harmony. There’s also a 41 second   ‘public service announcement’ version – scroll down below for that.

Full version:

Full Version, 1:54,  downloads: mp3,  .wav 

1 minute  54 seconds long. Touches on Christine Blasey Ford and the the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation, climate change, and voter suppression.

Lyrics:
Chorus: Get out get out the vote… and let your voice be heard

If you believe in democracy and counting up every vote
Now the times to go to the polls, you’ll be sorry if you don’t

Chorus: Get out get out the vote… and let your voice be heard

Christine Blasey Ford came to testify
She raised up her right hand
Her words would shake the nation
Still the GOP confirmed their man
To the highest court in the land, so

Chorus: Get out get out the vote… and let your voice be heard

Let’s talk about global warming – cause we’re running out of time –
Forest fires and hurricanes, and politicians on big oil’s dime – doing climate crime

Chorus: Get out get out the vote… and let your voice be heard

Well we don’t want voter suppression
No biased voter purge
When election day finally rolls around
We’ll be there with a voter surge – everybody

Chorus: Get out get out the vote… and let your voice be heard



Short ‘public service announcement’ version
 – 41 seconds, downloads:  .wav , or mp3

Lyrics:
Chorus: Get out, get out the vote… and let your voice be heard

If you believe in democracy and counting up every vote
Now the times to go to the polls, you’ll be sorry if you don’t

41 second public service announcement version:

Big Oil Really Wants to Kill Washington’s Green New Deal | The Nation

‘The best indication of the potency of I-1631 may be the fury with which Big Oil is attacking it. Petroleum companies have amassed a war chest of $28 million to defeat 1631—the largest ever for a Washington ballot measure. With BP and Phillips 66 leading the way, 99.5 percent of the No campaign budget is from Big Oil, according to the Washington state public-disclosure commission. What’s more, Big Oil’s lavish spending against 1631 climbed steeply after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recent report calling for urgent climate action. In other words, Big Oil’s answer to the global alarm was to pour more fuel on the fire.’

Source: Big Oil Really Wants to Kill Washington’s Green New Deal | The Nation

Negative Emissions Won’t Rescue Us From Climate Change | Forbes

‘The prospects for other negative emissions realities are just as discouraging.  Garden variety carbon capture and storage, the solution that would allow coal and natural gas to continue to be burned well into the future without sending carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, counts just one working scale example in the United States. NRG Energy’s Petra Nova coal power plant in Texas captures 1.4 million tons of CO2 per year. For perspective, that’s about four millionths (4 x 10-6) of the 37 gigatons of global yearly anthropogenic emissions.’

 

Source: Negative Emissions Won’t Rescue Us From Climate Change | Forbes

Carbon Capture: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change | EcoWatch

‘The other problem is that the technologies currently capable of sucking CO2 from the air are still being developed and are too expensive to be commercially viable, which leaves experts hamstrung as to whether this is the right approach to stall global warming. In a 2016 paper published in Science, Peters and Kevin Anderson, the deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester, called the assumption that these technologies and concepts will work to scale in time a “moral hazard.”‘

Source: Carbon Capture: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Climate Change | ecowatch.com

Rising sea levels will claim homes around English coast, report warns | The Guardian

‘The new report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said existing government plans to “hold the line” in many places – building defences to keep shores in their current position – were unaffordable for a third of the country’s coast. Instead, the CCC said, discussions about the “hard choices” needed must be started with communities that will have to move inland.’

Source: Rising sea levels will claim homes around English coast, report warns | The Guardian

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