Ecology and Environment

14.12.2019

Greta Thunberg Slams COP25, Says Response to Climate Crisis Is “Clever Accounting and Creative PR”

Greta Thunberg Slams COP25, Says Response to Climate Crisis Is “Clever Accounting and Creative PR”

At the U.N. climate summit in Madrid, 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed world leaders Wednesday, hours after she was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. Thunberg came to the talks after a trip to meet with climate leaders across North America in anticipation of the scheduled climate… »

12.12.2019

COP25. Leona Morgan: Continuing to produce nuclear energy is a major violation of human rights

COP25. Leona Morgan: Continuing to produce nuclear energy is a major violation of human rights

Leona Morgan is part of the Nuclear Issue Study Group. A Navajo indigenous woman from New Mexico (USA), she has participated in the COP25 to denounce how their people and lands are being nuclearized for uranium mining -that threatens to be put into motion once again-, for the… »

11.12.2019

If You’re Not Busy Plotting Nonviolent Revolution for Peace and Climate, You’re Busy Dying

If You’re Not Busy Plotting Nonviolent Revolution for Peace and Climate, You’re Busy Dying

Roger Hallam is of course right in his short book, Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse. While some portion of humanity heaps scorn on the victims of the fossil fuel propaganda who deny climate science, only a much smaller portion… »

11.12.2019

The U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still “Obstructing Any Progress”

The U.S. Has Almost No Official Presence at COP25 But Is Still “Obstructing Any Progress”

This week, Democracy Now! is broadcasting from inside the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, Spain, where representatives from almost 200 countries have gathered to negotiate solutions to the climate crisis. Known as COP25 for “conference of parties,” the summit offers a rare opportunity for all countries, especially those… »

10.12.2019

Extinction Rebellion UK glue themselves to Tory battle bus

Extinction Rebellion UK glue themselves to Tory battle bus

Extinction Rebellion UK glue themselves to Tory battle bus and ask the Conservative Government “Where have you been?” this #ClimateElection Extinction Rebellion UK activists dressed as bees swarm the Conservative battle bus at JCB Factory in Burton, Staffordshire Activists are demanding the Prime Minister and Conservative Government answer questions on… »

10.12.2019

BREAKING COP25 – Extinction Rebellion and Minga act for Amazonia: Let’s disrupt the Destruction

BREAKING COP25 – Extinction Rebellion and Minga act for Amazonia: Let’s disrupt the Destruction

It is time to #ProtectTheAmazon. On 9th December, Minga, the indigenous peoples’ alternative to COP25, and Extinction Rebellion’s Rebels Beyond Borders have blocked the road leading to the entrance to COP25. They have also installed a yellow boat, with people locked on to it, in an act of solidarity to demand climate justice now for the… »

10.12.2019

Greta Thunberg at Madrid March: Hope in the Streets, Not the U.N. Climate Summit

Greta Thunberg at Madrid March: Hope in the Streets, Not the U.N. Climate Summit

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg also addressed Friday’s climate march in Madrid. “The hope is not within the walls of COP25; the hope is out here with you,” said Thunberg, who inspired the global youth strike movement. AMY GOODMAN: Swedish youth activist Greta Thunberg then took the mic. GRETA … »

09.12.2019

New Report on Ocean Oxygen Loss Gives ‘Ultimate Wake-Up Call’ to Act on Climate

New Report on Ocean Oxygen Loss Gives ‘Ultimate Wake-Up Call’ to Act on Climate

By Andrea Germanos A new report on ocean oxygen loss released Saturday should serve as the “ultimate wake-up call” to take bold action to rein in planet-warming emissions and save the world’s “suffocating seas,” researchers said. The publication from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shows how the problem known… »

08.12.2019

Too many of us? The demographic issue must not be a taboo

Too many of us? The demographic issue must not be a taboo

While concerns about climate change are increasing, the debate on the demographic issue has also got underway: can our planet feed 8 billion human beings? It is not easy to answer this question with a simple yes or no, depending on a great many interrelated factors and on the level… »

08.12.2019

The March for Climate in Madrid

The March for Climate in Madrid

Greta Thunberg was “the guest star” with all the media potential that follows. But the most striking event was the extraordinary mobilization in the streets of Madrid. The massive Climate March on Friday, December 6, brought together some 500,000 people.  The participants came from different latitudes, at the foot of… »

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