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Op-Ed: Renewable energy claims and counterclaims

Op-Ed: Renewable energy claims and counterclaims By  Shumi Mudavanhu & Jeff Rudin Until fairly recently, renewable energy was widely seen as being the welcome future that couldn’t come soon enough. This changed most dramatically, in March 2017, when a coal

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AMCU Statement on renewable energy and jobs

AMCU Statement on renewable energy and jobs Joseph Mathunjwa | 23 March 2018 | Most AMCU members work in the fossil fuel sectors, namely, mining and construction. They do this work not by choice but because capital, with the support

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Million Climate jobs monthly meeting | 28 March

One Million Climate Jobs Campaign WEDNESDAY 28th MARCH 2018 at 9.30 to 12.30 Venue – 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory (AIDC) (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!) Agenda Apologies Introductions Business before Climate – the Government’s Carbon Tax – Louise Naude (WWF)

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Cape Town’s drought: the lessons of the lessons unlearnt

Cape Town’s drought: the lessons of the lessons unlearnt Jeff Rudin | 27 February 2018 | Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) We take a raincoat when the forecast is rain.  But, when the forecast is recurring floods, droughts, hurricanes,

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The Guardian view on snow and ice: it’s too cold here but too warm in the Arctic

The Guardian view on snow and ice: it’s too cold here but too warm in the Arctic Editorial by The Guardian When does weather turn into climate? The cold snap in Britain and Europe may be a sign of really

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Organizing on a Sinking Ship: The Future of the Climate Justice Movement

Organizing on a Sinking Ship: The Future of the Climate Justice Movement By Kevin Buckland Climate change rarely comes up at the top of the list when people are asked about issues that concern them most. While this is not

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FOR A CLIMATE DAMAGES TAX

FOR A CLIMATE DAMAGES TAX Make fossil fuel giants pay for climate change destruction! At the international climate talks in Bonn, over 50 civil society organisations and individuals called for the implementation of a Climate Damages Tax, a tax on

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Million Climate Jobs monthly meeting – Agenda

One Million Climate Jobs Campaign THURSDAY 22nd FEBRUARY 2018 9.30 to 12.30 AIDC 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory                      (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!) Agenda Apologies Introductions The Threat posed by Coal – Nicole Löser, (CER) The Drought Waterless lavatories

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State of the climate: how the world warmed in 2017

State of the climate: how the world warmed in 2017 by Zeke Hausfather A number of records for the Earth’s climate were set in 2017: It was the warmest year on record for ocean heat content, which increased markedly between

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New study reaches a stunning conclusion about the cost of solar and wind energy

New study reaches a stunning conclusion about the cost of solar and wind energy By Joe Romm Building new renewables is now cheaper than just running old coal and nuclear plants. In one of the fastest and most astonishing turnarounds

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