Day: October 11, 2019

Google Is Funding Climate Change Denialism

Despite all it’s evidently performative public-facing climate change initiatives, Google is forking over “substantial” contributions to denier organizations and events.A report from the Guardian published Friday revealed that the tech company is contributing to more than a dozen organizations that have questioned the need for action or pushed back against climate regulations and legislation. As…

California Blackout: ‘There Was No Time to Prepare’

U.S.|California Blackout: ‘There Was No Time to Prepare’California TodayFriday: Readers share their frustrations and fears. Also: A new mission for NASA and SpaceX.Oct. 11, 2019, 9:24 a.m. ETImageJulio Camacho worked by headlamp in the kitchen of El Agavero, a restaurant in Oakland.CreditJim Wilson/The New York TimesGood morning.(If you don’t already get California Today by email,…

Arrests following climate protest at Leinster House

Updated / Friday, 11 Oct 2019 07:25 A number of TDs were blocked from leaving Leinster House as a result of the demonstration (Pic: Alan Farrell) A number of people were arrested in Dublin city last night at Leinster House.  It is understood that those arrested were protesting as part of Extinction Rebellion.  A number…

Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela’s broken oil industry

Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela’s broken oil industryBy SCOTT SMITHOctober 11, 2019CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout of Venezuela’s collapsing oil industry as the fishermen who scratch out an existence on the blackened, sticky shores of Lake Maracaibo.The once prized source of vast wealth has turned into a…

Extinction Rebellion money men revealed

Extinction Rebellion money men revealed: UK billionaire worth £1.2bn and rock band Radiohead are among major donors ploughing hundreds of thousands of pounds into eco mobSir Christopher Hohn, one of the richest men in UK, has given them £50,000The charity Sir Hohn co-founded also thought to have given a further £150,000Met Police say 1112 people…