Ecology and Environment

27.04.2019

Global inequality is 25% higher than it would have been in a climate-stable world

Global inequality is 25% higher than it would have been in a climate-stable world

Nicholas Beuret, University of Essex for The Conversation Those least responsible for global warming will suffer the most. Poorer countries – those that have contributed far less to climate change – tend to be situated in warmer regions, where additional warming causes the most devastation. Extreme weather… »

25.04.2019

Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it

Dare to declare capitalism dead – before it takes us all down with it

The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one By George Monbiot  for The Guardian For most of my adult life I’ve railed against “corporate capitalism”, “consumer capitalism” and “crony capitalism”. It took me a long time… »

25.04.2019

An alliance for climate and justice

An alliance for climate and justice

Geographical and historical reasons make Italy the Mediterranean’s centre of gravity. The country has been the meeting point for civilisations – both past and present – that border Mare Nostrum.  Those same reasons mean that Italy is today a natural landing point, both actual and potential, for those seeking to… »

22.04.2019

“A Message from the Future with AOC” [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]

“A Message from the Future with AOC” [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]

New Film Imagines World Transformed by the Green New Deal As the push for the Green New Deal builds momentum in the United States, The Intercept has released a short illustrated video imagining a future shaped by the progressive environmental movement. It’s titled “A Message from the Future with Alexandria… »

22.04.2019

World’s Youth Blow Bubbles For the Earth; While Voters Say No To Carbon Tax & Life

World’s Youth Blow Bubbles For the Earth; While Voters Say No To Carbon Tax & Life

By Irwin Jerome The youth of the world everywhere blow bubbles on behalf of Mother Earth in support of implementing in every nation things like, a: Carbon Tax; New Green Deal; Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground; institute a World Peace Academy; Ban all Nuclear Weapons and Plastic Bottles; and… »

21.04.2019

Climate Emergency: Extinction Rebellion protest, London

Climate Emergency: Extinction Rebellion protest, London

“Extinction Rebellion burst onto everybody’s screens with disruptions and mass arrests across the UK and around the world, in protest against government inaction on climate change. Radical disruptions have been at the heart of Extinction Rebellion’s activism since it was founded in 2018 – from January’s disruption of London… »

17.04.2019

Stop the ongoing U.S. economic terrorism against Iran and help its people!

Stop the ongoing U.S. economic terrorism against Iran and help its people!

By Jan Oberg You have certainly not heard much about this in the West. And it didn’t get a fraction of the media attention (and none of the hundreds of millions of Euro pledges by the perversely rich) that the Notre Dame fire did. However, if disastrous floods had hit 28… »

16.04.2019

‘The Time for Excuses Is Over’: Extinction Rebellion Protests Shut Down European Cities

‘The Time for Excuses Is Over’: Extinction Rebellion Protests Shut Down European Cities

“One day I want to have kids. But I don’t think I can. I don’t see a future that’s livable at the moment.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer for Common Dreams Activists across Europe blocked off major streets and public areas Monday as they called for immediate… »

16.04.2019

Chomsky: Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change & the Undermining of Democracy Threaten Future of Planet

Chomsky: Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change & the Undermining of Democracy Threaten Future of Planet

As President Trump pulls out of key nuclear agreements with Russia and moves to expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal, Noam Chomsky looks at how the threat of nuclear war remains one of the most pressing issues facing mankind. In a speech at the Old South Church in Boston, Chomsky also… »

15.04.2019

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

George Monbiot for The Guardian No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response.  Had we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. »

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