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99% of Deaths Attributable to Climate-related Changes Occur in Developing Countries — Children Make Up 80% of those Deaths

  Human Wrongs Watch As evidence of the increase in greenhouse gasses mounts, children – the most vulnerable and largest population affected by climate change – continue to be ignored in high level climate negotiations. In response, top climate change thinkers have joined forces to analyze a range of dilemmas and challenges for children thrown up by the unabated warming of the world.*   The Challe ...

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Coal: Darkness in the Lignite Era

Human Wrongs Watch By Rex Weyler* – 24 September, 2014, Greenpeace – Coal, known as “King coal” or “black gold” for its historic economic influence, is also known as the “dirtiest fuel,” the most carbon-intensive and toxic hydrocarbon. The industry has promoted “clean coal,” but since they have exhausted Earth’s premium mines, coal actually gets dirtier every year. Coal, like oil, represents the organic rem ...

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BP or not BP oil spill at the British Museum

By BP or nor BP On Sunday [22/9/14], seventy of us recreated BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill inside the British Museum: Gross Negligence from rikki on Vimeo. This is the eighth time we’ve performed inside the Museum to challenge their sponsorship partnership with the world’s biggest corporate criminal, BP. We’ve raised the profile of the issue and have definitely got their attention. But if we’re going to kick ...

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As The Voices of Indigenous Peoples “Must Be Effectively Heard”, There Will Be a World Conference On Them!

Human Wrongs Watch The voices of indigenous peoples must be effectively heard and they must be consulted on issues that affect them, including rights to land and resources, the United Nations Human Rights Council heard on 17 September 2014.           “Although there is, at both the international and domestic levels, a strong legal and policy foundation upon which to move forward wit ...

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Beating Climate Change, Either Lead or Get Out of the Way

Human Wrongs Watch By Arin de Hoog – 22 September, 2014, Greenpeace* – Yesterday  [21 September 2014], over half a million people in 160 countries across the world marched against climate change. What clearer signal can there be to policy leaders that they need to either lead or get out of the way?        Leading means using tomorrow’s climate summit to show that governments are going to take ...

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Climate March in NYC Sept 21st 2014

The largest people climate march rock the city with an estimated of more than 310,000 people who filled the streets for hours. Protesters chanted, "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!" They carried signs with messages that read: "Go Solar," "You Control Climate Change" and "There Is No Planet B." The march is the first in a series of events held around the world this week to shine a spotlight ...

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Aerial Drone Video Footage from People’s Climate March in New York City

It is estimated that more than 300,000 people filled the streets in New York City for the People’s Climate March on September 21, the largest climate action to date. Organizers say some 2,600 solidarity events took place around the world. The events were scheduled around the world this weekend ahead of Tuesday’s United Nations climate summit. This video footage was taken from a drone in New York City and pr ...

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Not sure what to bring to the NY Climate Summit? Just ask Denmark!

  Human Wrongs Watch By Kat Skeie* and Tarjei Haaland* – 16 September, 2014, Greenpeace – Climate change is back on the global political agenda. On September 23rd, world leaders from government, finance, business and civil society will convene for the New York Climate Summit hosted by United Nations’ Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. They are there to ‘catalyse global action on climate change’. Greenpeac ...

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Economic Growth Possible Even While Tackling Climate Change — Report

Human Wrongs Watch Just one week before a major climate summit opens at the United Nations, a new report released on 16 September 2014 by a commission of global leaders argues that major structural and technological changes in the world economy are making it possible to achieve lower carbon emissions and economic growth at the same time. “Yes, it is possible to have better growth and better climate. Yes, it ...

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Do you have the courage to ban nuclear weapons?

From the 6-7 December 2014, ICAN will host a Civil Society Forum in Vienna on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Despite the compelling call of the humanitarian initiative, nuclear weapons states continue to cling to their inhumane weapons. Governments will convene for the Third conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons on 8-9 December, shortly after the Civil Society Forum. Th ...

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