Ecology and Environment

15.11.2019

Climate Confusion, Angst, and Sleeplessness

Climate Confusion, Angst, and Sleeplessness

Climate change is a nagging issue for many people because it is so big, diverse, and overwhelming, as big as the planet itself. So, how to explain climate change? Sociologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and even anthropologists and economists have tackled the phenomenon of Climate Weltschmerz, meaning people experience angst as the… »

11.11.2019

US Policy: Global Climate Crisis Not Our Problem. Really?

US Policy: Global Climate Crisis Not Our Problem. Really?

By Williams Boardman, Reader Supported News  By withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, the US is effectively saying the global climate crisis is not our problem. This is American exceptionalism run amok. The US acts as if it can opt-out of the only planet we have because, well, because we’re… »

11.11.2019

Ignoring Climate Catastrophes

Ignoring Climate Catastrophes

The planet is coming apart at the seams right before the eyes of scientists at work in remote fringe areas of the North where permafrost crumbles and collapses. It’s abrupt climate change at work in real time, but the governing leaders of the world either don’t care or don’t know. »

08.11.2019

Fracking: how the police response is threatening the right to protest

Fracking: how the police response is threatening the right to protest

Will Jackson, Liverpool John Moores University for The Conversation The UK government has announced an immediate moratorium on fracking. The decision came after new scientific analysis concluded it was not possible to “rule out future unacceptable impacts”. Opponents of the controversial process of shale gas extraction have… »

07.11.2019

‘Vindication’ for Climate Activists as UK Court Rules London Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests Unlawful

‘Vindication’ for Climate Activists as UK Court Rules London Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests Unlawful

“XR protesters have been raising the alarm about the climate crisis. We need to listen to that alarm, not outlaw it.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Extinction Rebellion activists in London celebrated Wednesday after a high court ruled that the protest ban imposed… »

07.11.2019

Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists foresee untold human suffering

Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists foresee untold human suffering

by Countercurrents Collective Governments are failing to address the climate crisis, says a new study, which is based on 40 years of data on a range of measures. Another team said: Paris carbon-cutting pledges are “too little, too late”. The alarming assessments came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump… »

05.11.2019

COP 25, “Calidad humana” and the Sixth Mass Extinction

COP 25, “Calidad humana” and the Sixth Mass Extinction

By Prof. Dr. Roberto L. Mayorga* This article was published in Spanish some days before a surprising and massive social unrest burst throughout Chile during the last week of October, preventing COP25 (International Conference of the Parties for the Environment) from taking place in this country. As in Paris or… »

05.11.2019

Ecological Civilization, the Great Project in China

Ecological Civilization, the Great Project in China

As China Daily reported at the fourth plenary session of the 19th session of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, China’s ecological issues will also be intensively discussed. As early as 2012, Xi Jinping, the then newly elected general secretary of the Communist… »

05.11.2019

US withdrawal from Paris Agreement to take effect in November 2020

US withdrawal from Paris Agreement to take effect in November 2020

The United States announced on Monday that it was formally beginning the process of withdrawal from the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, signed by 193 countries in 2015. The UN Spokesperson’s Office issued a note to correspondents, in reaction to the notice of withdrawal, which… »

05.11.2019

Blue Economy: A new economic frontier of Bangladesh

Blue Economy: A new economic frontier of Bangladesh

By Mushfiqul Haque Mukit The ocean considered as a source of wealth for millennia, and conjoining to the economies around the world. There are many large cities and centers of commerce developed depends on access to the sea, and now some 38 percent (and growing) of the global population is… »

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