Ecology and Environment

30.09.2019

Greta Thunberg: Mobilizing Against the Empire

Greta Thunberg: Mobilizing Against the Empire

By Anandi Sharan What Greta Thunberg did is to mobilise the children who live in the Empire, the most powerful, the only, international Empire. The leaders of the Empire sit in Washington, in control of the most powerful military in the world, that controls its area of influence through its… »

28.09.2019

Climate Strike part 2: 27/9/19. In total more than 6 million in the streets

Climate Strike part 2: 27/9/19. In total more than 6 million in the streets

Between last week’s marches and yesterday, massive demos have taken place all over the world to demand urgent action on fossil fuels responsible for climate change, pollution induced illness and death and to end the culture of business as usual as long as there is profit to be made. »

28.09.2019

10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined

10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined

By Medea Benjamin The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism. Here are some… »

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… »

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