The Green War Archive – October 7, 2020

Compiled and annotated by Yutaka Yokoyama


September 24, 2020

WHERE KRUGS AND DOLEZALS ROAM FREE
Carleton University (Canada):
“Sebastien Malette, professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies, will use this new SSHRC funding to … support access to justice for [still more white people claiming to be indigenous Canadians] and eventual governmental recognition for the [bogus] Acadian Métis.”


September 25, 2020
ON BEYONCÉ
The Elephant/Russell Rickford:
“Black is King [2020 musical film by Beyoncé] is neither radical nor fundamentally liberatory. … [T]he film’s celebration of aristocracy and its equation of power and status with the consumption of luxury goods exalts the system of class exploitation that continues to degrade Black life on both sides of the Atlantic.”

September 26, 2020
JAMES BOND
The Daily Mail (UK): “Boris Johnson has ordered diplomats to launch a new drive against Chinese ‘expansionism’ after Beijing was accused of placing pressure on Barbados to remove the Queen as its head of state. … US intelligence [sic: read stupidity], which has been shared with the UK, has indicated that pressure was brought to bear on Barbados by its Chinese paymasters to cut their colonial ties. … Tom Tugendhat, Tory chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, says … ‘We should remind our Caribbean cousins that a constitutional monarch, particularly under our peerless Queen, is the best defence against tyrants.'”

NOTE TO YOUNG CLIMATE ACTIVISTS: THERE IS NO JUSTICE WITHOUT THE PAST TENSE.
Roger Hallam on climate disaster (“On Cockroaches and Politicians | Roger Hallam | Burning Pink Party UK”): “This is not like something that might happen or something we can stop. It’s already happened. Right? It’s locked in.”

SEVEN SEPTEMBER 26THS
NOAA-ESRL/Scripps (“In-situ CO2 Data”):
September 26, 2020, CO2 410.88 ppm
September 26, 2019, CO2 408.05 ppm
September 26, 2018, CO2 405.09 ppm
September 26, 2017, CO2 402.43 ppm
September 26, 2016, CO2 400.96 ppm
September 26, 2015, CO2 397.82 ppm
September 26, 2014, CO2 395.82 ppm

September 28, 2020

HOT RAIN
La Nación (Paraguay):

“Tres ciudades baten récord de máximas temperaturas / … El meteorólogo Julio Ayala afirmó que las lluvias previstas no serían significativas para aplacar la ola de calor.”

Translated into English: “Three cities broke heat records / … Meteorologist Julio Ayala said that rain in the forecast was not expected to be enough to quell the heat wave.”

THREE DECADES
NOAA-ESRL/Scripps (“In-situ CO2 Data”):
September 28, 2020, CO2 411.04 ppm
September 28, 2019, CO2 408.09 ppm
September 28, 2018, CO2 405.52 ppm
September 28, 2017, CO2 402.76 ppm
September 28, 2016, CO2 400.51 ppm
September 28, 2015, CO2 396.98 ppm
September 28, 2010, CO2 386.89 ppm
September 28, 1990, CO2 350.76 ppm

UNWANTED

INSIDE HIGHER ED: “… Chinese students … contributed nearly $15 billion to the U.S. economy in 2018, according to the Department of Commerce, and created thousands of jobs. However, this may soon take an unexpected turn. … 36 percent of Chinese high school students said they have forgone their plans of studying in the U.S. completely. Among their many concerns, 85 percent pinpointed their primary concern to the potential health risks of being in the U.S. [COVID]. Nearly half of them also cited uncertain visa policies and anti-Asian racism as their main concerns. … At the recent Amherst College, Williams College and Yale University seminar with Chinese high school principals, the principal of a prestigious public high school in Xi’an, a metropolis in western China’s Shaanxi Province, lamented that their international program only managed to meet 40 percent of its enrollment goal. To retain those already enrolled, the school had to add additional courses to the curriculum, so students would still be qualified for Chinese university admissions, an unprecedented move for the school. Parents have threatened to pull their children out otherwise.”


GOOD HEALTH NEWS

Dr. Greger (NutritionFacts):
“Type 1 Diabetes Treatment: A Plant-Based Diet / … [T]ype 1 diabetics … have 11 to 14 times the risk of death from cardiovascular disease compared to the general population, and [heart disease is] already the #1 killer among the public, so it’s like 11 to 14 times more important for type 1 diabetics to be on the only diet and lifestyle program ever proven to reverse heart disease in the majority of patients [a diet] centered around whole plant foods. And … it may also help control [diabetes] itself ….”


September 29, 2020
THE “BLUEPRINT”
The Guardian (UK) / BAND Foundation (US): “Planetary ‘safety net’ could halt wildlife loss and slow climate breakdown / Researchers have drawn up a blueprint …”

The proposed “global safety net” – known to others as “the planned dispossession of hundreds of millions of people” * –  “would span 50.4% of the Earth’s land mass.”

“Lead author Eric Dinerstein told the Guardian … ‘It probably won’t be the UN that’s going to do this, because they don’t move quickly …. I suspect it’s going to be a combination of climate and biodiversity scientists, indigenous leaders and the Greta Thunbergs of the world that rally civil society. It’s going to be young people …. But I think the rest of civil society will come along and we’ll get there.'”


TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS OF U.S. HEGEMONY (AND CLIMATE ACTIVISM)

NOAA-ESRL/Scripps (“In-situ CO2 Data”):
September 29, 2020, CO2 411.16 ppm
September 29, 2019, CO2 408.22 ppm
September 29, 2018, CO2 405.52 ppm
September 29, 2017, CO2 403.29 ppm
September 29, 2010, CO2 386.80 ppm
September 29, 2000, CO2 366.52 ppm
September 29, 1992, CO2 352.46 ppm (UNFCCC signed)


September 30, 2020
ISRAEL/ICC UPDATE
News1 (Israel): “The Knesset [Israel] has appointed a special coordinator for issues related to the International Criminal Court, pending the expected decision by the ICC in The Hague to investigate Israeli soldiers for war crimes. … Michal Cotler-Wunsh … the daughter of former Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler … ‘In my capacity as the Knesset’s official representative to the ICC, I will ensure that the language of rights and international law are used so that Israel can rise from the role of the accused.’ ….”

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda [to save her reputation, acted as if she] wants to start an investigation into possible war crimes committed in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, but asked a pre-trial chamber to decide whether the court has jurisdiction over these areas. The three judges of the chamber do not have a deadline to deliver their verdict, but are expected to do so in the next days or weeks.


* Minority Rights Group International , September 2, 2020: “UN plan to protect 30 percent of the planet by 2030 could displace hundreds of millions, NGOs and experts warn.” — Note: In two months the demanded percentage of the planet’s land increased from 30 to 50.4% .