4 Sept 2016

(1) U.S. Companies Publicly Support Climate Action, Privately Fund Deniers
Companies like Pepsi, DuPont, and Google might say that they support climate action, but in reality, they are funding lawmakers opposed to President Obama’s climate agenda ...
(2) Threat of Salmon Extinction Turns Small Tribe Into Climate Researchers by Nathan Gilles — YES! Magazine
... researchers hired by the Nooksack, outlined some of how the tribe’s cultural and natural resources will be affected by climate change. They discovered that local salmon runs are estimated to be a mere 2 to 8 percent of what they were in the late 1800s. These low numbers make the fish—all nine salmon species in the Nooksack River—especially vulnerable to even the smallest changes. And climate change will be a huge change, one that could lead to local extinctions.
(3) A Climate of Cash in Votes on Global Warming
Senators who have publicly denied that humans have had a significant impact on climate change took in an average of $467,022 more from the coal mining and oil & gas industries since 2010 than those who have publicly accepted humans’ role in the global rise in temperature.
(4) The TPP's Climate Blindspot
It is impossible to separate the outcomes of current trade regimes from the ways in which they were negotiated – often in secret, with heavy corporate influence and very little public scrutiny or input. Further, trade agreements should no longer be considered in isolation, or given legal priority over other global agreements. Trade policy is too influential, and provides too many obstacles for successful governing on issues like climate change, health, food security and natural resource management.
(5) Oceans Continue to Warm with DIre Consequences
Both fisheries and aquaculture would be "severely affected" if humans fail to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions ... with nations in the tropics and subtropics suffering the worst effects ...
(6) The Truth Behind The Kochs’ New Fossil Fuel PR Campaign
The campaign is called Fueling U.S. Forward ... [the claim is that] our vast wealth is built on cheap fossil fuels, and government efforts to promote clean energy deprive taxpayers and harm oil producers. He wants the world to believe that when production stalls and the price of gasoline spikes, low-income communities and communities of color are hardest hit. ... The Koch-inspired campaign claims clean energy would make life worse for working-class families. ... Every gallon of oil produces pollutants. Heat-trapping greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide fuel planetary warming and, by extension, heat, drought, coastal flooding and high-powered storms. Other pollutants, like carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter have variously been linked to asthma, lung cancer, heart disease and birth defects, ... The cost of all this ... adds up ... to $3.80 per gallon of gasoline burned. ... [Who pays?] Overwhelmingly, it’s low-income communities and communities of color.
(7a) Who's Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
... $10.25 billion in loans and credit facilities from 38 banks directly supporting the companies building the pipeline. ... Oil pipelines are inherently dangerous, and threaten our communities and environment with spills and explosions. They boost corporate profits and increase our dependence on fossil fuels, while bringing only risks and harms to those who live along the pipelines’ paths. ... We need to keep fossil fuels in the ground, and we need an urgent shift to 100% renewable energy. 
The Dakota Access Bakken Pipeline is a direct threat to our air, water, and clean energy future. This is why we need President Obama to support the Standing Rock Sioux and other activists, and use his authority to revoke the federal permits and deny the Bakken pipeline.
(7b) Feds Step In for Standing Rock Sioux—the Big Win May Be for All Tribes Facing Pipelines
The agencies promised “meaningful tribal input into infrastructure-related reviews and decisions and the protection of tribal lands, resources, and treaty rights” and “government-to-government consultations” this fall.
(8) The Curious Case of a Climate Denier and a Utilities Conference
Giving Goreham a significant forum among power managers ... raises serious questions about their role in responding to global warming and their understanding of climate science. ... NEPPA represents about 80 not-for-profit, publicly owned utilities from across New England. It coordinates a sharing of resources among members, offers safety and other trainings and does some lobbying.
(9) If Real Change Starts at the Bottom, Why Is the Green Party Focused on the White House?
I’m conscious of the huge difference between treating politics as a tool as opposed to treating it as an ideology, theology, or certification of one’s own virtue. Campaigns are a tactic, like protests and boycotts, and the trick is to use them wisely, not to prove how good you are.
(10) What Would It Take To Mainstream "Alternative" Agriculture?
By moving beyond the simplistic science of industrial farming to a science that embraces this complexity, we create systems that produce not just food but also resilience, stability and sustainability — in the long run a far more valuable output than the one-dimensional yield of industrial agriculture.
(11) I'm Right and You're an Idiot.
People need to be held accountable and we need strong and vocal advocacy and we also need, when people are ready, the ability to sit down and work things out and be open minded.