Ecology and Environment

28.09.2019

Change society to fight climate crisis or drown in rising sea level, warns UN report

Change society to fight climate crisis or drown in rising sea level, warns UN report

By Countercurrents Collective A new report – Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, – warns: failure to fight out climate crisis will mean devastation for coastal cities, Arctic communities, small island states, anyone who relies on glaciers for water, and virtually all sea creatures. To put… »

25.09.2019

2019 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

2019 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

The Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The 2019 Award goes to Aminatou Haidar (Western Sahara), Guo Jianmei (China), Greta Thunberg (Sweden) and Davi Kopenawa / Hutukara Yanomami Association (Brazil). The Laureates were announced in Stockholm, Sweden, today. The announcement… »

25.09.2019

UN Climate Action Summit missed a key ingredient: climate action

UN Climate Action Summit missed a key ingredient: climate action

Nicholas Beuret, University of Essex for The Conversation A summer of civil unrest. A global climate strike bringing millions of people to the streets. A stark warning from scientists that climate breakdown is accelerating, and that we must triple our climate ambition at the… »

25.09.2019

Make Your Mark For Peace. Final Declaration Of The 17th Nobel Peace Summit

Make Your Mark For Peace. Final Declaration Of The 17th Nobel Peace Summit

DECLARATION OF THE XVIITH SUMMIT OF NOBEL PEACE LAUREATES MAKE YOUR MARK FOR PEACE We, the Nobel Peace Laureates and Peace Laureate Organisations, gathered at the XVIIth World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates from 19 – 22 September 2019, wish to thank the State of Yucatán, the city of Mérida… »

25.09.2019

‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg’s powerful speech to the UN

‘How dare you’: Greta Thunberg’s powerful speech to the UN

By Countercurrents Collective Greta Thunberg, the young climate crisis activist on Monday opened the United Nations Climate Action Summit with an angry condemnation of world leaders for failing to take strong measures to combat climate crisis – “How dare you,” she said. “This is all wrong,” said Thunberg, the 16-year-old… »

24.09.2019

Greta Thunberg and Artemisa Xakriabá, two young girls, one message.

Greta Thunberg and Artemisa Xakriabá, two young girls, one message.

How Dare You! Greta Thunberg Slams World’s Focus on Economic “Fairy Tales” While Ecosystems Collapse  Picture: Democracy Now! At the New York Climate Summit: “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you… »

23.09.2019

How military industries poison our planet

How military industries poison our planet

Aleksandar Novaković for DiEM25 21/09/2019, The U.S. military is the single greatest institutional contributor to growing natural disasters. We must bring an overall reduction in military spending onto the political agenda. Media coverage of massive heatwaves and forest fires in the heart of the Amazonia and Subsaharan… »

23.09.2019

Fossil fuel subsidies reach US$87 billion in EU countries – and they’re growing

Fossil fuel subsidies reach US$87 billion in EU countries – and they’re growing

Radek Stefanski, University of St Andrews for The Conversation European governments often appear to champion low-carbon policies. Yet, in 2017, European Union countries collectively spent US$87 billion subsidising the cost of fossil fuels. Shockingly – at a time when the world needs to act to stop climate change… »

23.09.2019

Nuclear weapons and climate change

Nuclear weapons and climate change

Life on Earth faces two existential threats: the climate crisis and nuclear weapons. Both threats are closely linked and mutually reinforcing. With the world in flames, the climate crisis is, even for its fiercest deniers, impossible to ignore. However, the vast majority of people do ignore how… »

22.09.2019

Youth-Led Climate Strike

Youth-Led Climate Strike

“September 20th showed the world, once again, what young people are capable of. Youth organized and led 1,100+ strikes across the United States, with hundreds working for weeks and months on their local strikes. Young people are the foundation of the climate justice movement, and this is only the start… »

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