Ecology and Environment

16.05.2019

Silent Spring’s Encore

Silent Spring’s Encore

Rachel Carson’s famous and brilliant book Silent Spring (1962), which single-handedly ignited the environmental movement, has never been more relevant than it is today. A mimeo of Silent Spring is scheduled for publication by the UN, as the most comprehensive study of life on the planet ever undertaken, a 1,800-page… »

13.05.2019

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019 Building Convergence “The aim of the Humanist Forum is to study and establish a position on the global problems of today’s world. From that point of view, it is a cultural organisation in a broad sense that is concerned with structurally relating the… »

09.05.2019

Climate emergency: turning words into action

Climate emergency: turning words into action

The UK Parliament became the first in the world to declare a climate and environment emergency this May Day. What next? A declaration of climate emergency has been a long time coming. Too long. There is frighteningly little time left to prevent an ecological and human catastrophe.  But for the thousands… »

07.05.2019

One million species face extinction, world is on notice, says major UN report

One million species face extinction, world is on notice, says major UN report

Nearly one million species risk becoming extinct within decades while current efforts to conserve the earth’s resources will likely fail if radical action is not taken, says a major UN report on the impact of humans on nature. Speaking in Paris at the launch of the 2019 Global Assessment Report… »

06.05.2019

To Huawei or not to Huawei. Is the wrong question

To Huawei or not to Huawei. Is the wrong question

The almighty geopolitical and technological row going on about allowing or not the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei to set up the 5G infrastructure in Western countries, for fear of backdoor espionage by the Chinese government, has already cost his post to the UK Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson. »

05.05.2019

Fracking: Earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones

Fracking: Earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones

Science Daily reports that: “Using data from field experiments and modeling of ground faults, researchers at Tufts University have discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection used in ‘fracking’ and wastewater disposal for oil and gas exploration could cause significant, rapidly spreading earthquake activity beyond the… »

02.05.2019

Bavarians Vote to Stop Extinction

Bavarians Vote to Stop Extinction

The world is in the throes of an extinction crisis unlike any throughout paleoclimate history, aka: the Sixth Mass Extinction, keeping in mind that the normal “background rate” for extinction is 1-to-5 species gone per year. But, what if it’s five (5) every 24 hours? Answer: It’s a lot more… »

02.05.2019

‘Activism Works’: UK Parliament Makes History in Declaring Climate Emergency

‘Activism Works’: UK Parliament Makes History in Declaring Climate Emergency

“Now we must act on it” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Update: The U.K. Parliament made history on Wednesday by becoming the first to declare an environment and climate emergency. MPs in the House of Commons passed the motion put forth by Labour leader… »

29.04.2019

“Young people are unwilling to inherit this environmental disaster”, Doris Balvin

“Young people are unwilling to inherit this environmental disaster”, Doris Balvin

We contacted Doris Balvín, Peruvian woman with a long trajectory in New Humanism and current coordinator of the Network Beyond Climate Change, who will participate in the next Latin American Humanist Forum in order to ask her how they are working. Doris Balvín: This Network seeks to be a space… »

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… »

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