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By lucas@endneoliberalism On 21 Jan, 2014 At 08:31 PM | Categorized As Climate Change, Media | With 0 Comments
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In a letter signed by Bernard Sanders and 6 other Democrats, executives from the top 4 media firms were urged to increase coverage of news about Climate Change. In 2013, Sunday news only dedicated 27 minutes to Climate Change. Picture credit: DonkeyHotey CC by 2.0

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 12 Nov, 2013 At 12:44 PM | Categorized As Climate Change | With 0 Comments
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It’s time to listen to the people who are affected the most by climate change. Last year, Naderev Saño, the lead negotiation for the Philippines at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Doha, delivered a tearful speech about climate change. Today, the Phillipines is engulfed in one of the worst extreme weather disasters any country [...]

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EPA regulators and members of Congress testified at yesterday’s Climate Hearing. Among them was Climate Change denier and free-market extremist Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), who received $439,961 from oil & gas and $250,034 from the mining industry (Including coal) in campaign contributions, according to Open Secrets. Picture credit: zenera CC By 2.0

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 14 Aug, 2013 At 11:42 PM | Categorized As Climate Change, Neoliberal Alert | With 0 Comments
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Do you want me to tell you the bad news or the good news first? A new study by climate scientists in the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany shows that extreme heat waves will quadruple by 2040 even if we lower our emissions today. More precisely, climate change will affect 60% of [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 31 Jul, 2013 At 10:04 PM | Categorized As Climate Change, Neoliberal Alert | With 0 Comments
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TD Bank alone will suffer a pre-tax loss of $418 million from the unexpected floods that hit Alberta and Toronto this summer. Intact Financial Corp is expected to book $257 million in losses and Co-operators General Insurance Company already lost $77 million in claims from Alberta. These were just two floods that hit Canada within [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 10 Jul, 2013 At 10:47 AM | Categorized As Climate Change, Neoliberal Alert | With 0 Comments
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Toronto, city of the tropics. How scared should we be when an in-land and northern city like Toronto, one that used to be summerged in snow for 4 to 6 months of the year, experiences severe weather conditions? What will be left of tropical and coastal areas? In 2009, several tornadoes touched down across the [...]

By lucas@endneoliberalism On 14 Jun, 2013 At 09:36 PM | Categorized As Climate Change | With 0 Comments

The United States alone suffered $110 billion in damages from weather related disasters in 2012, the Huffington Post records. The country experienced record temperatures that led to droughts and wildfires, plus there were two huge hurricanes, including Sandy that ravaged the North Eastern coast. Ignoring climate change won’t make it go away.