Indigenous leaders vowed Thursday to protect their Alaskan lands from fossil fuel exploitation after the Trump administration moved closer to allowing drilling along the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—a move the House just tried to block.”

The Gwich’in are protectors,” said Bernadette Demientieff, executive director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee, “and we will not give up.”

PLEASE READ: ‘We Will Not Give Up,’ Say Indigenous Groups, as Trump Admin Gets Closer to Fossil Fuel Pillage of Arctic Refuge | Common Dreams News

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Some of the outlets participating in Covering Climate Now will share their climate coverage with one another, though this is by no means obligatory. Many outlets will publish or broadcast only stories they themselves produce. This decision is entirely up to each participating outlet. A full list of participating outlets follows.

FINALLY! Good: Covering Climate Now signs on over 170 news outlets – Columbia Journalism Review

Because the oceans cover three fifths of the globe, this correction implies that previous estimates of overall global warming have been too low. Moreover it was reported recently that in the one place where it was carefully measured, the underwater melting that is driving disintegration of ice sheets and glaciers is occurring far faster than predicted by theory—as much as two orders of magnitude faster—throwing current model projections of sea level rise further in doubt.

READ: Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change – Scientific American Blog Network

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“As somebody who lives here in Alaska — and I’ve reported all over the Arctic and I’ve been to the North Pole twice, 10 years apart — I have a pretty good idea of how bad [climate change] is, and I think most Americans have a pretty good idea of how bad it is. And I’m a lot more interested in what we’re doing about it, and I don’t think I’m alone,” Arnold said.

WHAT REPORTERS GET WRONG:  “They focus on gloom and doom, desensitizing readers to the subject.”

From my research, I’ve learned that there’s a huge body of research that shows that this gloom-and-doom narrative in climate change reporting leads people to TUNE OUT. This sort of daily drip of stories — the warmest year on record; the least amount of ice in the Bering sea; a month ago it was the decline of outdoor ice skating rinks in Canada — it just reaches this point where people feel hopeless and overwhelmed. And when we feel that way, psychologists say, we tend to just avoid and deny, and tune out.”

GOOD READ: Covering climate change: What reporters get wrong and how to get it right

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source: https://www.nps.gov/buff/learn/nature/feral-hogs.htm

US officials have warned that feral hogs heading across the border from Canada may pose a danger to the local environment.The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that sightings of the feral animals on the US-Canadian border have increased in recent years.

WHAT?: US officials warn of danger of feral hogs heading across the border from Canada

From the Intercept

Climate CrimesRead our Complete CoverageClimate Crimes

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nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, Tasha Hubbard, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

LISTEN: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up by Tasha Hubbard – NFB

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  1. Tasha’s documentary looks powerful indeed.

    I think the ‘Feral Hog’ news is one of those ‘diversion stories’. Spreading undue panic about something to take the minds off of what is really going on.

    Nice roundup, Lara. (Shared on Twitter)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. The issues involving indigenous reserves, the environment (Amazonia, for example), climate change are being naturalized by a discourse, followed by actions, destructive and economic exploitation of these areas in favor of those who despise life. Not by chance the discussions about it seem to be scattered since each country individually faces the chaos and destruction of peoples, cultures, environment and isolated little can do. Necessary alerts fade by another form of communication, which goes through the economic power, policies that aim exactly to strengthen this strength, and censorship. More necessary alerts, are fundamental for the formation of new consciences that are able to transform what the future holds to us in a more alive, human and natural present.

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    1. That is a very big problem, Fernando. You are right to point this out. Directing our focus and attention is what we need to do globally since we living beings are all affected,

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  3. It continues to amaze me that people are letting this issue slide to the point they are dooming at leas their children if they don’t experience the beginning of the big catastrophes in their lifetimes.
    Warmest regards, Theo

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  4. Good to see the grassroots standing up and resisting, as opposed to the non-profit industrial complex that has allied with corporate pushing carbon capture, carbon trading, carbon offsets and other for-profit innovations of the so-called fourth industrial complex.

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      1. I was not shocked to read about Greta’s non-profit connections on your blog, Dr. Bramhall.
        It seems more likely Mother Earth will live on and we won’t. She’s done it before.

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