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24.05.2019

For the Climate Crisis kids the future is now – and Nonviolence works

For the Climate Crisis kids the future is now – and Nonviolence works

On Friday, 24 May 2019, Jenny Tuazon – 350.org <350@350.org> wrote: Hi Friend, As a second massive global School Strike unfolds today in 120 countries, I’m forwarding you this powerful call to action published today by Greta Thunberg and other young climate strike organisers.Young people everywhere have… »

23.05.2019

At least 100,000 infants die every year in ten conflict-zones, says report

At least 100,000 infants die every year in ten conflict-zones, says report

Every year in just ten conflict-affected countries at least 100,000 infants die who in the absence of conflict would survive, says a new report British charity Save the Children. The study applied the findings in The Lancet’s study to the ten worst conflict-affected countries, which estimates that in the last five… »

22.05.2019

Custer’s Last Stand Meets Global Warming

Custer’s Last Stand Meets Global Warming

By Robert Hunziker A recent article in Arctic News on the outlook for global warming foresees a frightening scenario lurking right around the corner. Hopefully, the article’s premise of impending runaway global warming (“RGW”) is off the mark, by a lot. More to the point, off by really a lot… »

21.05.2019

The scandal that should force us to reconsider wellness advice from influencers

The scandal that should force us to reconsider wellness advice from influencers

Stephanie Alice Baker, City, University of London and Chris Rojek, City, University of London for The Conversation Former social media influencer and “wellness guru” Belle Gibson first caught public attention after claiming she cured herself of terminal cancer by rejecting conventional medicine in favour of… »

21.05.2019

Understanding NATO, Ending War

Understanding NATO, Ending War

On April 2019, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, better known as NATO, marked the 70th anniversary of its existence with a conference attended by the foreign ministers of member nations in Washington DC. This will be complemented by a meeting of the heads of state of member nations in… »

18.05.2019

Long Life to Their Majesties, The Bees!

Long Life to Their Majesties, The Bees!

By Baher Kamal* Amazingly organised social communities, bees ensure food chain. ‘Bee’ grateful to them… at least in their Wold Day! While the (surprisingly) still called homo sapiens continues to destroy Mother Nature, bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, carry on performing their vital role as… »

18.05.2019

We’ve declared a climate emergency – here’s what universal basic income could do to help the planet

We’ve declared a climate emergency – here’s what universal basic income could do to help the planet

Mark Maslin, UCL and Simon Lewis, UCL for The Conversation Governments around the world are declaring “climate and environmental emergencies” to highlight the unsustainable ways in which humans, over a few generations, have transformed the planet. We’ve made enough concrete to cover the entire surface… »

17.05.2019

Encouraging signs of a new business ethos for a new society

Encouraging signs of a new business ethos for a new society

Neoliberal capitalism has been denounced recently as a destructive and dehumanising force responsible for human and environmental disasters. The alternative models are not easily found in corporate media where Margaret Thatcher’s TINA (“there is no alternative”) is still the orthodoxy for economists in power. It is, then, encouraging to find… »

16.05.2019

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation – here’s how to make it climate-friendly

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation – here’s how to make it climate-friendly

Laurie Wright, Solent University for The Conversation We’re all too aware of the consequences of plastics in the oceans and on land. However, beyond the visible pollution of our once pristine habitats, plastics are having a grave impact on the climate too. Newly published research… »

16.05.2019

Racist Extremism Online

Racist Extremism Online

Despite Christchurch Massacre and Others, Trump Refuses to Join ‘Unprecedented’ Global Effort to Tackle Racist Extremism Online “To be honest, I do not understand the United States,” said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams The White House announced Wednesday… »

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