Ecology and Environment

20.09.2017

More Than 140 Dead And Counting As A Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Rocks Mexico City

More Than 140 Dead And Counting As A Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Rocks Mexico City

By Andrea Lobo A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook the Mexico City megalopolis at 1:14 in the afternoon on Tuesday, knocking down dozens buildings, leaving large clouds of dust and smoke across the horizon. The scenes of solidarity were immediate, as thousands rushed to join rescue efforts and other disaster management… »

18.09.2017

Basel Declaration on trans-generational crimes of nuclear weapons & nuclear energy

Basel Declaration on trans-generational crimes of nuclear weapons & nuclear energy

A four-day international conference of doctors, lawyers, scientists and nuclear experts from 27 countries concluded in Basel yesterday with the release of the Basel Declaration on human rights and trans-generational crimes resulting from nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. The declaration draws from the scientific evidence presented to the… »

16.09.2017

Ensuring Catastrophe: 
The Price of Climate Denial

Ensuring Catastrophe: 
The Price of Climate Denial

On Sept. 6, 2017, as Houston was reeling from Hurricane Harvey and millions in Florida and the Caribbean were bracing for Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, President Donald Trump traveled to Mandan, North Dakota, where he stood in front of an oil refinery… »

15.09.2017

The climate catastrophe we’re all ignoring

The climate catastrophe we’re all ignoring

As fossil fuel-based economies continue, millions are suffering around the world. by Jeremy Lent for Common Dreams Imagine you’re driving your shiny new car too fast along a wet, curvy road. You turn a corner and realize you’re heading straight for a crowd of pedestrians. If you slam on… »

13.09.2017

A lesson from Hurricane Irma: capitalism can’t save the planet – it can only destroy it

A lesson from Hurricane Irma: capitalism can’t save the planet – it can only destroy it

The perpetual quest for growth drives our economics. That’s why our environment and financial system lurch from crisis to crisis By George Monbiot for The Guardian There was “a flaw” in the theory: this is the famous admission by Alan Greenspan, the former chair of the Federal Reserve,… »

11.09.2017

Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts… When Climate Sets the Agenda

Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts… When Climate Sets the Agenda

By Baher Kamal When officials and experts from all over the world started the first-ever environmental summit hosted by China, they were already aware that climate and weather-related disasters were already seriously beginning to set the international agenda – unprecedented floods in South Asia,… »

11.09.2017

DiEM25: the courage to imagine and to the transform the EU

DiEM25: the courage to imagine and to the transform the EU

On Saturday, 9th of September, the week before the official speech by Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, on the State of the European Union, DiEM25[1] was in BOZAR theatre, Brussels, to show another vision of the European Union. The event brought together politicians and academics,… »

09.09.2017

Trump’s Hurricane of Hate

Trump’s Hurricane of Hate

As if Hurricane Harvey didn’t terrorize Texas enough, President Donald Trump has just unleashed a flood of fear in immigrant communities there and everywhere. On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Trump is rescinding the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which gives nearly 800,000 young immigrants… »

08.09.2017

Climate Change unleashes “Fire and Fury” on the United States

Climate Change unleashes “Fire and Fury” on the United States

At some point, our policymakers need to understand that these are not simply natural disasters. Their strength, severity and human toll are intensified by our addiction to fossil fuels. by Wenonah Hauter for Common Dreams Weeks ago, Trump spoke of fire and fury regarding North Korea. But this supercharged… »

02.09.2017

Peace-Development-Environment: Integrated?

Peace-Development-Environment: Integrated?

By Johan Galtung, These are the goals of the United Nations; the Hardanger Academy in little Jondal, Norway (population ca.1150) made them three foci. The problem arose: what do they have in common? Are they three aspects of the same thing? If so, what is that “thing”? Four ways of… »

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