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1,000 Organizations Have Pulled Their Money Out of Fossil Fuels in Major Milestone

There are a few levers of power that can shut down fossil fuel companies, one of which is to cut off their supply of money. And investors are starting to do just that in increasingly greater numbers.

On Thursday, a new milestone was reached. A coalition of environmental groups who monitor divestment released a report at the Poland climate talks showing that the number of groups pulling their money out of fossil fuels had reached 1,000. Together, these groups manage nearly $8 trillion worth of funds.

Divesting from fossil fuels follows a similar playbook from the campaign to divest from South Africa during apartheid. The goal in this case isnít to spur radical political change, but rather help spur a radical decrease in carbon pollution needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

The movement has grown by leaps and bounds since the Go Fossil Free campaign, the umbrella for the groups forcing the issue, began tracking divestment in 2012. Then, 181 institutions managing $50 billion in assets were on board with divestment. The leap to 1,000 institutions and $8 trillion in just six years shows how fast the movement has grown up, though even as more action is needed. Announcing it at the Poland climate talks is one way to spur some of those actions.


Read more: https://earther.gizmodo.com/1-000-organizations-have-pulled-their-money-out-of-foss-1831068493


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Dec 15, 2018, 07:44 AM (1 replies)

Toyota recalls pickups, SUVs to fix air bag and brake problems

DETROIT ó Toyota is recalling nearly 143,000 SUVs and pickups worldwide to fix air bag and brake problems.

The first recall covers about 96,000 Toyota Land Cruisers and Lexus LX570 SUVs from 2008 through 2019. Toyota says a seat belt tension sensor can malfunction and deactivate the passengerís front, knee and side air bags. That would increase the injury risk in a crash. The company is developing a fix and will notify owners by mid-February.

The other recall affects about 47,000 Tacoma pickups from 2018 and 2019. A brake master cylinder seal can become damaged and leak brake fluid, reducing front brake performance and increasing stopping distances. Dealers will replace the master cylinder. Owners will be notified in late January.

Toyota wouldnít say if either problem has caused any crashes or injuries.

For more information, visit https://www.toyota.com/recall


Short article, no more at link: https://wgntv.com/2018/12/14/toyota-recalls-pickups-suvs-to-fix-air-bag-and-brake-problems/
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Dec 15, 2018, 07:16 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 12/14/18

Trump Cancels Christmas... For The Press



There won't be a Christmas party at the White House for the press this year, which is awful news for journalists who like being called 'the enemy of the people' while wearing sweaters.




He's The Top Result On Google For 'Idiot'



Iowa's Republican Congressman Steve King had some serious gripes with Apple. So he raised them with the CEO of Google.




Kids Pitch: 'Christmas Fight' Starring Bryan Cranston



Not unlike Netflix's pitching process, Stephen let a room of children write their own holiday movie. Introducing 'Christmas Fight,' starring Bryan Cranston, Laura Linney, Nick Kroll, Rachel Dratch, and John Oliver.




One Week Older, The Trump Shutdown



Another week, another year's worth of news.




The Oregon Trail On Mushrooms



With the state of Oregon pushing to legalize psychedelic mushrooms, it's time someone update the Oregon Trail.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Dec 15, 2018, 05:20 AM (7 replies)

Seth Meyers - Nancy Pelosi's Coat, Melania Trump's Fox News Interview - Monologue - 12/13/18






Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: Trump's Smocking Gun, Virtual Trash



Seth's favorite jokes from the week of December 10.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Dec 15, 2018, 01:41 AM (2 replies)

The Daily Show: John Kelly's White House Departure & Trump's Struggle to Find a New Chief of Staff






The Menendez Brothersí NBA Card Appearance, Protests in Europe & Audio from Mars



Trevor gets his voice back, the Menendez brothers are spotted in the background of an old NBA trading card, unrest erupts across Europe, and NASA reveals what wind sounds like on Mars.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Dec 15, 2018, 01:26 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: John Kelly's White House Departure & Trump's Struggle to Find a New Chief of Staff






The Menendez Brothersí NBA Card Appearance, Protests in Europe & Audio from Mars



Trevor gets his voice back, the Menendez brothers are spotted in the background of an old NBA trading card, unrest erupts across Europe, and NASA reveals what wind sounds like on Mars.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Dec 15, 2018, 01:21 AM (0 replies)

Jill Wine-Banks' pin today:

https://twitter.com/JillWineBanks/status/1073672228439556099
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Dec 14, 2018, 05:25 PM (7 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Joaquin Castro Says Julian Castro Will Run For President



'An Unlikely Journey' author Secretary Joaquin Castro won't say if he's running for president in 2020. But his twin brother Rep. JuliŠn Castro has a prediction.




Pop Quiz With Joaquin And JuliŠn Castro



We put these twin brothers from Texas, Rep. Joaquin Castro and Secretary JuliŠn Castro, to the test in this special edition of The Late Show's favorite game.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Dec 14, 2018, 05:26 AM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 12/13/18

The Embarrassing President Feels Embarrassed



Donald Trump claims he didn't know that Michael Cohen, the fixer who got helped him get away with illegal activities, was committing illegal activities.




The Worst Part About Being First Lady? Comedians



Melania Trump says her least favorite thing about being First Lady is coverage from comedians, performers, and other things that describe Stephen Colbert.




Meanwhile...Addictive Pizza, Big Indian Wedding, And Small Cow



Stephen can only fit so many news stories into his monologue. But, if you fold down the backseat, there's enough room for his segment 'Meanwhile...




Frosty The Snowman Doubts Climate Change



Frosty the Snowman is in denial about climate change.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Dec 14, 2018, 05:20 AM (4 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Speaks Out After Cohen Sentencing: A Closer Look



Seth takes a closer look at President Trump's interview in which he desperately tried to rebut allegations that he broke campaign finance laws.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Dec 14, 2018, 01:00 AM (4 replies)
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