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Climate change: More than 1000 institutions pledge to withdraw investment from fossil fuels - ‘This is a moral movement as well as a financial one,’ campaigners say

Climate change: More than 1000 institutions pledge to withdraw investment from fossil fuels - ‘Th...

If true, its a small step in the right direction.

If only this was the mood 30 years ago.

That's the whole point of corporate activism though. They do it because it's good PR and will be good for the company. Our goal as consumers is to reach a point where the company doing what we want (in this case, divesting from fossil fuels) will be seen as good for the company, or less damaging than not listening to us.

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Basically, the goal is to get them to do good things for selfish reasons.

yes, kudos for their PR teams as they scurry to the bank before jumping their next jet.

Climate change is an "existential threat" and "we are not prepared to die" Maldives tells U.N. conference: The Maldives has urged the world to unite to fight climate change, pointing out that its peoples’ very survival is dependent on global action to address the dire crisis.

Climate change is an "existential threat" and "we are not prepared to die" Maldives tells U.N. co...

I don’t get how people would be against this. You see it in America all the time. People refuse to care about the environment like it’s some tree hugger hippie myth but Jesus Christ people we literally gonna die horrible deaths

Can you imagine hundreds of the biggest corporations run by old greedy rich people who use slave labor and dirty business tactics all banding together.. and saying "let's all earn less money by putting out less emissions."

Haha.

People don't care about others halfway across the world. It's the same story of ww2, people are dying, they're being invaded, what did the world do? A strongly worded speech and what did the invaders do? they laughed to the bank.

At least that is my impression from prelude to war american war film.

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It's not just climate change that will make species extinct or extirpated them. Human expansion wipes out life, it decimates whatever gets in the way. It's not just america either, there are lots of countries where people won't mind extirpating a species because it's a nuisance or has bad omens associated.

The shitty thing about climate change is that the people profiting from the causes of it are also the only ones who can effectively do anything meaningful about it. Sure you could quit driving your car or turn your lights off to conserve power but it wouldn't make much of a difference, not compared to shutting down thousands of coal plants anyways. All of our futures are in the hands of an extremely selfish childlike few who could not give less of a damn about anyone but themselves. Overthrowing these tyrants won't happen because no one is willing to sacrifice until they are literally starving or dying and its a real shame because our children's children will live in a war torn famine struck world who never will get a chance.

After 30 Years Studying Climate, Scientist Declares: "I've Never Been as Worried as I Am Today": And colleague says "global warming" no longer strong enough term. "Global heating is technically more correct because we are talking about changes in the energy balance of the planet."

After 30 Years Studying Climate, Scientist Declares: "I've Never Been as Worried as I Am Today": ...

Except global heating suffers from the issues as the phrase global warming. "Look i see some snow outside, lol take that liberal conspiracy theorists"........

Climate Catastrophe

Whenever someone tells me climate change is bullshit. I always ask them "what happens if you're wrong and we do nothing?......We all die. What happens if I'm wrong? We wasted a lot of money but we're all still alive"

Catastrophic climate change, and global ecological collapse are two phrases I use frequently for the two big aspects of the problem. I think it's worth the extra keystrokes.

We need better phrasing for delineating greenhouse gas emissions from chemical pollution. The two frequently overlap in a given context, but I feel not enough attention is being paid to the chemical pollution issues due to the urgency of the gaseous emission issues. Both aspects are killing us and our biosphere. Both issues exacerbate each other. It won't help us as much as we hope if we only seriously address gaseous emissions, and ignore the pervasive chemical pollution we emit in various forms.

I don't have any personal faith in humanity to make any significant mitigation of these issues before it's undeniably too late. People who haven't given up, power to you. I think that thinking about adaption, preparation and surviving the next decade might be more personally, selfishly beneficial to people.

7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion

7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion
7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion

Aren’t these summer camps? Swear that’s what Conway was spewing on Fox

She was air lifted to a hospital 8 hours after she arrived. Yes it's terrible but the source of the exhaustion and dehydration wasn't from being at the camp.

Make sure you read the full article before you start seething* with hate. Before arriving at the center the little girl had not eaten for several days. After 8 hours in the center (unclear with or without food or water), she began having seizures from dehydration. This is fucking awful, but considering it's been several days I do not fully blame them. Partly, but not as much as the comments would make you believe.

Yes, she was likely dehydrated from lack of food and water for several days before arriving. Here's a peice of information about it:

"Eight hours after she was detained, she reportedly began having seizures. Emergency responders found that she "reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days," according to the Post's review of Customs and Border Patrol records.

The girl was flown to an El Paso hospital and initially revived, but went into cardiac arrest and died less than 24 hours later." --from TheHill.

Also from the same article:

"Border Patrol agents took every possible step to save the child's life under the most trying of circumstances," Meehan said. "As fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, we empathize with the loss of any child."

Edit: Also should add:

"Food and water are typically provided to detained migrants in CBP facilities, though it is unclear if the girl received the provisions and a medical exam prior to the first seizure."-- "Unclear" is a key word here--we don't know yet.

7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion

7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion

Whether you agree or disagree to the current immigration law, we must all agree that no child should die like this.

Our border control is riddled with issues far worse than the TSA.

Remember that 16 year old forced to carry 2 containers full of dissolved drugs? The border patrol has kits to identify drugs but instead had the kid drink the full bottle to prove its not filled with drugs. He OD and died.

When the only common ground you have with ‘the other side’ is that kids shouldn’t be dying, something is wrong.

Remember when conservatives were losing their shit over the idea that Democrats were kidnapping children in pizza restaurants?

‘Historic moment’ as Irish parliament legalises abortion, after landslide referendum result: The new legislation permits terminations to be carried out up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy – or in conditions posing serious health risks to the woman.

‘Historic moment’ as Irish parliament legalises abortion, after landslide referendum result: The new legislation permits terminations to be carried out up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy – or in conditions posing serious health risks to the woman.
‘Historic moment’ as Irish parliament legalises abortion, after landslide referendum result: The ...

It's important, I think, to discuss how this refendum was operated.

First of all, a referendum was required due to the 8th amendment to the Irish constitution which gave equal rights to both the mother and fetus. This had to be repealed.

In 2010, the government set up a citizen's assembly to help determine the changes required to the Irish constitution. The repeal of the 8th amendment was proposed to the government after months (years?) Of detailed expert testimony and testimony of women who flew to the UK for an abortion and also of people who didn't want to repeal.

The government then decided exactly what the new legislation would look like before the referendum was finalised. This way the population knew exactly what legislation would follow a yes vote. We have a referendum commission who regulate any official publications and prevent the spread of lies and tried to prevent foreign influence (American Evangelicals primarily).

This is good progress, but honestly 12 weeks????

It's actually possible to be 12 weeks pregnant and not even actually realize you're pregnant yet.

As someone who went on birth control because she was getting a period once every 3-4 months, it can be easy to miss if you're irregular.

Iowa, until you hear a heartbeat. 6 weeks.

Try one of these subthreads