Ecology and Environment

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… »

22.09.2019

Hundreds of Thousands of People Strike in U.S. and Over Four Million Strike Globally

Hundreds of Thousands of People Strike in U.S. and Over Four Million Strike Globally

“Our world as we know it will no longer exist if we continue down the trajectory that we’re going. Something must be done. Elected officials and world leaders have shown us that they do not yet have the courage to take the action necessary to save the planet on their… »

22.09.2019

The UN banking principles are welcome – but do they go far enough to stop climate destruction?

The UN banking principles are welcome – but do they go far enough to stop climate destruction?

If the Principles for Responsible Banking are to live up to their name, they must not allow banks to profit from climate breakdown. Johan Frijns for openDemocracy 21 September 2019 With collective assets totalling $47 trillion, 130 banks, including a range of major international players, will sign up… »

21.09.2019

Greta Thunberg: “Change is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not”

Greta Thunberg: “Change is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not”

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has sparked a global movement with her “school strike for the climate.” Last year, she started skipping school on Fridays to stand outside the Swedish parliament demanding climate action. Since then, she has inspired millions around the world to join her. The final two… »

21.09.2019

The climate strikes are about so much more than green colonialism

The climate strikes are about so much more than green colonialism

Solutions to the environmental crisis won’t come in the shape of a battery – they come in the shape of justice, reparations and equity. Asad Rehman for openDemocracy 20 September 2019 The past year has seen an unprecedented upsurge in both popular and political will for… »

21.09.2019

#ClimateStrike #NYC

#ClimateStrike #NYC

More photos By David Andersson People gather at Foley Square and then took to the streets to march to Battery Park. The Time Magazine Title “More Than 60,000 Turn Out for New York’s Youth-Led… »

20.09.2019

The world is changing thanks to the youth

The world is changing thanks to the youth

New York City today, manifestations against the ineficient policies to stop climate crisis. Mainly young people. The pictures are by Rosita Ergas:… »

20.09.2019

Climate Change: A People-Centered Approach

Climate Change: A People-Centered Approach

By Dr. Daisaku Ikeda, President, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) “That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it,” observed Aristotle, highlighting an all-too-common human tendency. His warning is still relevant today, especially in our fight against climate change. The Paris Agreement, adopted… »

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