Ecology and Environment

28.03.2019

The Campaign Against Greta is an Index of the Loss of Values

The Campaign Against Greta is an Index of the Loss of Values

Since the powerful march of hundreds of thousands of students in 1,000 towns against climate change, an unexpected campaign of delegitimation, ”demystification” and demonisation has started against Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who started the movement. After searching the media, social media and websites, this campaign can be divided into four… »

25.03.2019

Cyclone Idai: rich countries are to blame for disasters like this – here’s how they can make amends

Cyclone Idai: rich countries are to blame for disasters like this – here’s how they can make amends

Michael Mikulewicz, Glasgow Caledonian University and Tahseen Jafry, Glasgow Caledonian University for The Conversation The tropical cyclone rampaging south-eastern Africa has been described as one of the worst disasters ever to strike the southern hemisphere, with up to 2.6m people potentially affected in Mozambique, Malawi… »

21.03.2019

Climate Crisis: Now Will the Older Generation Step Up?

Climate Crisis: Now Will the Older Generation Step Up?

By Andy Rowel On Friday, the youth spoke. And they spoke loudly. In excess of a million young people skipped school and colleges and marched around the globe demanding urgent action on climate change. They did so in over a hundred countries. Listening to one young activist about why their… »

20.03.2019

Climate strikes: Greta Thunberg calls for ‘system change not climate change’ – here’s what that could look like

Climate strikes: Greta Thunberg calls for ‘system change not climate change’ – here’s what that could look like

Sheila M. Cannon, Trinity College Dublin for The Conversation Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, is calling for system change. At a press conference in Brussels, she told the European Commission that in order to fight climate change we need to change our political and economic… »

16.03.2019

The kids got it right: Climate Change, pollution and the system

The kids got it right: Climate Change, pollution and the system

Somehow for years vested interests had managed to keep a split between the two most damaging effects of burning fossil fuels: climate change leading to disaster in particular to the poorest areas of the planet and the millions of deaths and illnesses caused by pollution, also being the less well… »

15.03.2019

‘No Grey Area When It Comes to Survival’: Youth-Led Global Climate Strikes Kick Off in 130+ Nations

‘No Grey Area When It Comes to Survival’: Youth-Led Global Climate Strikes Kick Off in 130+ Nations

“There’s no time to stand by and wait for the bold action we need.” by Jake Johnson staff writer for Common Dreams. “We are unstoppable. Another world is possible.” That was the message of the youth-led School Strike for Climate movement on Friday as hundreds of thousands of… »

14.03.2019

Cracks Found in Nuclear Reactor That Could Lead to the Full Evacuation of Edinburgh and Glasgow

Cracks Found in Nuclear Reactor That Could Lead to the Full Evacuation of Edinburgh and Glasgow

Edinburgh Live – TRANSCEND Media Service The Hunterston B reactors in Ayrshire are the oldest in Europe, and dangerous cracks have been found. 8 Mar 2019 – Bottom of FormThe two reactors at Hunterston B nuclear power plant near Ardrossan are 43 years old – the… »

13.03.2019

Children saving the world?

Children saving the world?

On Friday 15 March, millions and millions of students from thousands of schools across the world will go on strike, filling the streets with marches. They will be joined by many other citizens who share their anger and aims. The students’ anger stems from seeing their future stolen from them… »

10.03.2019

How young activists turned the old idea of a Green New Deal into a powerful movement

How young activists turned the old idea of a Green New Deal into a powerful movement

Nick Engelfried  March 5, 2019 Last week over 250 young people converged on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington, D.C. for a sit-in marking one of the latest escalations in the youth-led campaign for a Green New Deal. The action, led by youth… »

09.03.2019

Brumadinho dam collapse: mining industry needs radical change to avoid future disasters

Brumadinho dam collapse: mining industry needs radical change to avoid future disasters

Breno Nunes, Aston University and Flávio Hourneaux Junior, Universidade de São Paulo for The Conversation People learn by making mistakes. The same is true for firms and society – success depends on being able to internalise lessons and behave differently in future, to avoid repeating the… »

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