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Environmentalists at work

Environmentalists at work


The global mass movement for environmental justice has not yet reached the critical mass needed to overthrow the destroyers of our world. We keep trying. I have listed a few significant links to learn more about what is going wrong and what we can do about it. Here are a few sources on environmental issues.

A few of the entries that follow give positive news or at least proactive measures we might take to avoid catastrophe. But most of them describe coming environmental catastrophe. Some are obvious signals such as falling mammal and bird populations. Others, less so, such as plummeting numbers of insects (which are eaten by mammals and birds).

Climate change due to human caused carbon dioxide pollution of the atmosphere is the driving force behind much of the disaster. Land and water use policies are also a part of the mix.

From time to time I have added a few interesting natural history notes.

The most recent entries into each category are towards the bottom of the list for each section.

Environmental organizations making a difference, New Mexico
Wilderness preservation and expansion in New Mexico.

Education and advocacy for the most endangered wolf subspecies.

Gila Wilderness Advocacy 

Climate change education

How we view climate change

Tell-it-as-it-is environmental organizations
Dave Foreman and honest environmentalism.

Corporate Responsibility and the Sanders Institute

Ongoing Reports

Climate studies

National Climate Assessment/U.S. Global Change Research Program (2017)

Birds and Climate Change/Audubon Society (not good news here either)

Global climate change/NASA (ongoing and alarming)

American Meteorological Society (December 2017)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report.

Department of Defense.

Risky Business report. 

World Wildlife Fund report. 

The Center for Climate and Security

Extreme Weather, The Climate Reality Project (March 2018)

IPCC not much time left from October 2018

Fourth National Climate Assessment.

Carbon Emission Record High (2018)

Arctic Unravelling (2018)

Big Oil and Climate (2018)

Himalayan Ice Cap (2019)

Climate Change, Not the Wall (2019)

IPBES Global Assessment (2019)

Extinction Rate (2019)

Climate change evidence (2018)

Extreme Weather (2019)

Canada Warming (2019)

Culture of corporate corruption
Ralph Nader’s new book.

Thom Hartman anti-corporate commentary.

Jim Hightower anti-corporate commentary.

Going in the right direction stories

The rights of whales and dolphins.

Wolf Conservation.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Green New Deal.

Teen Scientist Makes a Difference (2019)

Opinion shifting on Climate Change (2019)

New Wilderness Areas for New Mexico

Emphasize the Positive (2019)

Progress in Australia (2019)

New Mexico Wilderness Areas (2019)

Going In the wrong direction stories

Lynx in trouble from Trump administration/The Washington Post (January 2018)

Red Snow/The New Yorker(microorganisms) (September 2017)

Birds in trouble from Trump administration (January 2018)

Insects in Trouble (October 2017)

Melting ice.

 Russia and China block creation of Antarctic Conservation area.

More on insects in trouble.

Ocean reef destruction. 

Environmental defenders killed.

If China and the US can’t cooperate on climate change, then disaster.

The dangerous waste products of cats.

Heavy downpours increasing.

Amazon rain forest losing capacity to soaked up CO2.

How Extreme Weather is Shrinking the Planet.

Climate Change Initiatives in the Midterm election.

Killing Green Ballot Measures.

Wildlife populations in decline.

Climate genocide coming.

We’re doomed. (Mayer Hillman)

We’re doomed (Paul Ehrlich)

Arctic melting

End of the Monarch (2019)

Greenland Glaciers Endangered (2019)

Australian Rat Gone (2019)

On line publications about nature and wildlife

The Dodo.

Natural History Notes

Animals becoming creatures of the night.

The smell of rain.

Isle Royale Wolves.

Ice age wolf.

Reintroduction of Wolves to Ireland.

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene.

On line publication about Ernest Thompson Seton

Ernest Thompson Seton Legacy Project Blog.


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