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12.12.2019

What an audit of the British empire’s deadly toll in southern Africa would reveal

What an audit of the British empire’s deadly toll in southern Africa would reveal

Wayne Dooling, SOAS, University of London for The Conversation In its 2019 election manifesto, the Labour Party pledged to conduct an “audit of the impact of Britain’s colonial legacy”, with the goal of understanding “our contribution to the dynamics of violence and insecurity across regions previously under… »

11.12.2019

If You’re Not Busy Plotting Nonviolent Revolution for Peace and Climate, You’re Busy Dying

If You’re Not Busy Plotting Nonviolent Revolution for Peace and Climate, You’re Busy Dying

Roger Hallam is of course right in his short book, Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse. While some portion of humanity heaps scorn on the victims of the fossil fuel propaganda who deny climate science, only a much smaller portion… »

11.12.2019

The U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still “Obstructing Any Progress”

The U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still “Obstructing Any Progress”

This week, Democracy Now! is broadcasting from inside the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain, where representatives from almost 200 countries have gathered to negotiate solutions to the climate crisis. Known as COP25 for “conference of parties,” the summit offers a rare opportunity for all countries, especially those… »

10.12.2019

Inequality Threatening Human Development, New Global UN Report Warns

Inequality Threatening Human Development, New Global UN Report Warns

Despite global progress in tackling poverty, hunger and disease, a “new generation of inequalities” indicates that many societies are not working as they should, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) argues in its latest report released on Monday [9 December 2019].  The 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) states that just… »

10.12.2019

Greta Thunberg at Madrid March: Hope in the Streets, Not the U.N. Climate Summit

Greta Thunberg at Madrid March: Hope in the Streets, Not the U.N. Climate Summit

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg also addressed Friday’s climate march in Madrid. “The hope is not within the walls of COP25; the hope is out here with you,” said Thunberg, who inspired the global youth strike movement. AMY GOODMAN: Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg then took the mic. GRETA … »

09.12.2019

New Report on Ocean Oxygen Loss Gives ‘Ultimate Wake-Up Call’ to Act on Climate

New Report on Ocean Oxygen Loss Gives ‘Ultimate Wake-Up Call’ to Act on Climate

By Andrea Germanos A new report on ocean oxygen loss released Saturday should serve as the “ultimate wake-up call” to take bold action to rein in planet-warming emissions and save the world’s “suffocating seas,” researchers said. The publication from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shows how the problem known… »

08.12.2019

Too many of us? The demographic issue must not be a taboo

Too many of us? The demographic issue must not be a taboo

While concerns about climate change are increasing, the debate on the demographic issue has also got underway: can our planet feed 8 billion human beings? It is not easy to answer this question with a simple yes or no, depending on a great many interrelated factors and on the level… »

08.12.2019

An appeal to parents of the Climate Summit

An appeal to parents of the Climate Summit

Our Kids’ Climate and Parents For Future coordinated 222 climate parent groups in 27 countries and together signed a passionate appeal for delegates to the COP25 conference in Madrid to reflect on love for their own children and act to protect their health and future in the world. “Our sons… »

07.12.2019

COP25: Alternative Climate Summit Honors Those “Suffering the Crimes of Transnational Corporations”

COP25: Alternative Climate Summit Honors Those “Suffering the Crimes of Transnational Corporations”

We broadcast from Madrid, Spain, where the United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as COP25, began Monday and will continue through next week, as environmental leaders from around the world gather to negotiate global solutions to the climate crisis. Activists have converged on Madrid for the conference and are hosting… »

05.12.2019

The Huge Potential of Agriculture to Slow Climate Change

The Huge Potential of Agriculture to Slow Climate Change

Soil’s contribution to climate change, through the oxidation of soil carbon, is important, and soils—and thus agriculture—can play a major role in mitigating climate change. “Through multiple agricultural practices, we could help store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil, while at the same time regenerating soil fertility, plant… »

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