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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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The Climate Marches On

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan “Unjust laws exist.” So wrote Henry David Thoreau in his 1849 essay, “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.” The naturalist and pacifist asked, “Shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?” His answer was simple: “I say, break the law.” One hundred and sixty-four years later, ...

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Sharks, Manta Ray, Protected — International Trade, Regulated

  Human Wrongs Watch Beginning Sunday 14 September, international trade in specimens of five shark species and all manta ray species, including their meat, gills and fins, will need to be accompanied by permits and certificates confirming that they have been harvested sustainably and legally, as new United Nations-backed trade protections go into effect. “Regulating international trade in these shark a ...

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UN Officials Call for Renewed Global Commitment to Ending Nuclear Tests

Human Wrongs Watch United Nations officials on 10 September 2014 called for renewed commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests, noting that nearly 2,000 such tests have taken place since 1945. “Our collective aspiration for a world free of nuclear weapons must be reflected in a firm and formal commitment to ban nuclear tests,” Charles Thembani Ntwaagae, Vice-President of the General Ass ...

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Ozone Layer on Track to Recover by Middle Century But Remains Threatened

  Human Wrongs Watch That is according to the assessment of 300 scientists in the summary document of the Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014, published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO).* “International action on the ozone layer is a major environmental success story,” WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said in a news release. “This s ...

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‘We Are Running Out of Time’, Experts Warn as Climate Change Debate Heats Up

   Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations weather agency on 9 September 2014 voiced concerns over the surge of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere, which has reached a new record high in 2013, amid worrying sings that oceans and biosphere seem unable to soak up emissions as quickly as they used to. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) latest annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, ...

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