Powerful Forces Cause Fires in Brazil, Beyond the Amazon + Militarism and Climate Change + Warming Oceans Are Rising at Alarming Rate

US Military Largest consumer of Oil -- 2014 People's Climate March NYC 89

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Dandelion Salad

TheRealNews on Sep 25, 2019

The policies of Brazil’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro are provoking more forest fires and deforestation, not only in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental activists are now trying to counter the trend by engaging in reforestation.


Corporate Media Ignores Connection Between Militarism and Climate Change

TheRealNews on Sep 26, 2019

Joe Jamison of the U.S. Peace Council explains that the Pentagon is one of the world’s worst polluters.


Warming Oceans Are Rising at Alarming Rate, Says New UN Report

TheRealNews on Sep 26, 2019

The IPCC report concludes that unfettered climate change will cause glaciers to melt, destroy oceanic ecosystems, accelerate sea level rise, and wreak havoc on the earth. Despite all this, our guests say there still is hope.


Roger Waters: Militarism is Exacerbating the Climate Crisis

TheRealNews on Sep 24, 2019

Pink Floyd co-founder and activist Roger Waters speaks to the Real News at the People’s Mobilization Against the U.S. War Machine in New York City.


From the archives:

Chris Hedges: The Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest

Drew Dellinger: It’s 3:23 in the Morning

Bearing Witness at Aeon’s End: The Wound Becomes the Womb by Phil Rockstroh and Kenn Orphan

The Fight Against Climate Change Is An Anti-Colonialist Struggle by Rainer Shea + The Amazon is Burning at a Record Rate

Fires in Arctic Ice, Exposed on Mountains of the Heart by Phil Rockstroh and Kenn Orphan

Some Like It Hot by William Bowles (updated)

The Pentagon’s Carbon Boot Print + Dahr Jamail: A World Without Ice

To Survive: We Need A Global Awakening Much Bigger Than A “Revolution,” Much Deeper Than Just Ending Capitalism by Eric Schechter

David Swanson: We Can’t Save the Climate Without Ending War

Chris Hedges and Josh Fox: What Climate Can’t Change (updated: added full film)