Ecology and Environment

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. »

10.04.2019

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change

A report published by Science Daily states that “Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research. New research shows that resources that would be spent on developing… »

06.04.2019

All What Your Jeans Can (and Do) Hide!

All What Your Jeans Can (and Do) Hide!

By Baher Kamal Paris, Milan, New York, Tokyo… These are just some of the world’s most prestigious fashion catwalks. There, and elsewhere, perfectly – and often unrealistically – silhouetted young women and men graciously parade to impress elite guests and TV watchers with surprising, fabulous creativity of… »

06.04.2019

Fight against Climate Change and Poverty Will Fail Without Overhaul of Global Financial System, Warn over 60 International Organizations in New UN-Led Report

Fight against Climate Change and Poverty Will Fail Without Overhaul of Global Financial System, Warn over 60 International Organizations in New UN-Led Report

A major new UN-led report, involving more than 60 international organizations, warns that a comprehensive overhaul of the world’s financial system is necessary, if governments are to honour commitments to tackle critical issues, such as combating climate change and eradicating poverty by 2030. The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report,… »

02.04.2019

Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

Sector adds 171 GW of generating capacity in 2018 The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts (GW), according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today. The annual increase of 7.9 per cent was… »

31.03.2019

Fridays the for Future: 25000 demonstrate in Berlin with Greta Thunberg

Fridays the for Future: 25000 demonstrate in Berlin with Greta Thunberg

More than 25,000, mostly pupils and students, have gathered again in Berlin to give visible and audible expression to the climate strike “Fridays for the Future”. Most of the participants were not at my eye level, as they were not yet fully grown. That’s why most of the cardboard… »

29.03.2019

Thunberg’s Problem. A Problem Without Any solution?

Thunberg’s Problem. A Problem Without Any solution?

By Saral Sarkar For the last two or three months, I have been following the news on the school strike movement of teenagers, the purpose of which is to urge the grown-ups, particularly the politicians, to immediately do what is necessary to solve the problem of global warming, which is… »

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… »

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