Democracy is the answer to the climate crisis, but in a rather fascinating fashion also a significant obstacle.
The movie “Big Deal” is a crucial exposé of the sobering influence dirty political donations have on our democracy – including holding back real climate action. Yet it is also funny, heart-warming and ultimately a hopeful story of people power.
We begin today with two stories from RenewEconomy:
From the World Wildlife Fund: “The Bezos Earth Fund & WWF: investment in community and climate”;
Vox reports: “Jeff Bezos will spend $1 billion a year to fight climate change”;
Inside Climate News tells readers: “The Rate of Global Warming During Next 25 Years Could Be Double What it Was in the Previous 50, a Renowned Climate Scientist Warns”;
And Gizmodo reports: “Ida Showed the Fossil Fuel Industry Has Left Louisiana Defenseless”;
From The Guardian readers discover: “The body politic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brings back the political slogan”;
On Yale Climate Connections its: “Santa Fe group home to go solar, save money”;
Project Syndicate has a series of webinars featuring a host of impressive speakers;
Writing in The Guardian Oliver Milman tells readers: “Governments falling woefully short of Paris climate pledges, study finds”;
Bloomberg Business reports: “Nikola Showcases German Plant Nearing First Production of Electric Trucks”.
Enjoy “Music for a Warming World”.