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Should We Stop Flying? | Stanley Heller, Peacenews.org

On October 1, respected meteorologist Eric Holthaus tweeted that after reading the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “I just broke down in tears in boarding area at SFO [San Francisco airport] while on phone with my wife. I’ve never cried because of a science report before.” He then decided he would stop being an airline passenger. The new IPCC ...

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Could the Boycott Have Beaten Hitler? | Stanley Heller

by Stanley Heller One can argue that the Holocaust began with the November 9-10, 1938 Kristallnacht, 75 years ago, when 1,000 synagogues were burned, 30,000 Jews thrown into concentration camps and around 100 killed outright. From discrimination and violent outrages, the Nazis had moved on to mass murder. Could they have been stopped? What could have stopped them? Twenty nine ...

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Why Didn’t Obama Bomb Syria? | Stanley Heller

We can let go of our breath now.  It really looks like the U.S. bombing of Syria is off.  It sure didn’t look that way at the end of August.  The first videos of large numbers of corpses without apparent wounds appeared on August 21.  Shortly afterwards the Obama Administration announced chemical weapons had been used and began sending U.S. ...

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Taking to the Streets Against Dirty Deadly Coal | Stanley Heller

A few years ago the Clean Air Task Force produced a report saying that 13,000 people a year were dying prematurely from the particles coming out of coal fired power plants. It says ” “among all industrial sources of air pollution, none poses greater risks to human health and the environment than coal-fired power plants.” The President a few months ago ...

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Why I Didn’t Go the Climate Rally | Stanley Heller

I received an email last week calling on me to go to a rally in Hartford organized by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy calling for support for Obama’s climate change plan. Though I think climate is the issue of our time I didn’t go. I didn’t want to support a plan that would just bring on climate catastrophe a ...

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‘Before it’s too late’ | Stanley Heller

Obama’s address on climate would have been a fair enough speech… if this was 2007. You could say it was pretty good if it was written before James Hansen and Bill McKibben had figured out the 350 ppm limit, before Fukishima, before McKibben’s “The Terrifying New Math”, before the movie “Gasland”, before the IEA “irreversible climate change” report, before Hansen’s ...

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