climate change: 8 consequences of … Yuck!


YUCK! EIGHT DISGUSTING SIDE-EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE 

YUCK! EIGHT DISGUSTING SIDE-EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE 

You’ve probably already heard how climate change is impacting our planet. But really, these impacts are just the beginning – and many of them are downright disgusting. So, in the spirit of Halloween, we’ve compiled several of the grossest consequences of climate change.

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We are in the midst of a global climate crisis, as indigenous leaders have long been warning. Fires and droughts in the Amazon have increased; storms in the US and extreme weather across the globe threatens communities every day.

We know that to avoid catastrophe we must reduce global greenhouse gas emissions – and quickly. Nonetheless, oil drilling recently began in the most biodiverse place on the entire planet in the Ecuadorian Amazon. This is the wrong direction for our planet.

We must act now to change direction to protect our planet, not destroy it. Tell your government to stand with the people of the world, not the big polluters.

March for the climate with Earthjustice


Join Earthjustice for the Peoples Climate March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate

Every time President Trump and Congress attack our environment with bluster and ineptitude, we fight back with litigation and people power. Each unfit appointee and attack on fundamental environmental protections has been countered with thousands of phone calls and letters from Earthjustice supporters like you. When Trump signed an executive order opening tens of thousands of acres of public lands to the coal industry, Earthjustice attorneys went to court.

The overwhelming majority of Americans believe in stronger environmental protections—and resistance to assaults on these protections has transformed community members into dedicated activists.

On April 29, the 100th day of Trump’s presidency, Earthjustice will join hundreds of thousands in the nation’s capital for the Peoples Climate March—the environmental community’s strongest act of resistance yet. Will you join us?

From town halls to the streets of Washington, D.C., we have seen the difference people power can make. Together we’ve made tremendous progress toward fulfilling the promise of our communities as safe, healthy places to live and work, and toward safeguarding our irreplaceable natural world. Now it’s time to fight back against the onslaught of attempts to roll back those years of progress.

Download and print your own Earthjustice signs for the Peoples Climate March here.

If you can’t make it to the capital, we still need you in the streets. Join others in your own community at one of the hundreds of sister marches from Savannah, Georgia to Fairbanks, Alaska.

People across the country will march in support of communities facing off against big polluters and creating innovative solutions for a more sustainable future. Join us in Washington, D.C., or at one of the 250 sister marches around the country.

Thank you for helping us win—in and out of the courtroom.

Trip Van Noppen
President, Earthjustice

on this day … 4/22 1970 – The first “Earth Day” was observed by millions of Americans.


1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil.

1509 – Henry VIII ascended to the throne of England upon the death of his father Henry VII.

1529 – Spain and Portugal divided the eastern hemisphere in the Treaty of Saragosa.

1745 – The Peace of Fussen was signed, restoring the status quo of Germany.

1792 – U.S. President George Washington proclaimed American neutrality in the war in Europe.

1861 – Robert E. Lee was named commander of Virginia forces.

1864 – The U.S. Congress passed legislation that allowed the inscription “In God We Trust” to be included on one-cent and two-cent coins.

1876 – The first official National League (NL) baseball game took place. Boston beat Philadelphia 6-5.

1889 – At noon, the Oklahoma land rush officially started as thousands of Americans raced for new, unclaimed land.

1898 – The first shot of the Spanish-American war occurred when the USS Nashville captured a Spanish merchant ship.

1914 – Babe Ruth made his pitching debut with the Baltimore Orioles.

1915 – At the Second Battle Ypres the Germans became the first country to use poison gas.

1915 – The New York Yankees wore pinstripes and the hat-in-the-ring logo for the first time.

1918 – British naval forces attempted to sink block-ships in the German U-boat bases at the Battle of Zeeburgge.

1930 – The U.S., Britain and Japan signed the London Naval Treaty, which regulated submarine warfare and limited shipbuilding.

1931 – Egypt signed the treaty of friendship with Iraq.

1931 – James G. Ray landed an autogyro on the lawn of the White House.

1944 – During World War II, the Allies launched a major attack against the Japanese in Hollandia, New Guinea.

1952 – An atomic test conducted in Nevada was the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television.

1954 – The U.S. Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began.

1967 – Randy Matson set a new world record with a shot put toss of 71 feet, and 5 1/2 inches in College Station, TX.

1970 – The first “Earth Day” was observed by millions of Americans.

1976 – Barbara Walters became first female nightly network news anchor.

1987 – The American Physical Society said that the “Star Wars” missile system was “highly questionable” and would take ten years to research.

1993 – The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in Washington, DC.

1997 – In Lima, Peru government commandos storm and capture the residence of the Japanese ambassador ending a 126-day hostage crisis. In the rescue 71 hostages were saved. Those killed: one hostage (of a heart attack), two soldiers, and all 14 rebels.

1999 – The Watson Family received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2000 – Elian Gonzalez was reunited with his father. He had to be taken from his Miami relatives by U.S. agents in a predawn raid.

2000 – ABC-TV aired a small portion of the Clinton-DiCaprio interview.

2002 – Filippino President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ordered a state of emergency in the city of General Santos in response to a series of bombing attacks the day before. The attacks were blamed on Muslim extremists.

2010 – The Boeing X-37 began its first orbital mission. It successfully returned to Earth on December 3, 2010.