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04.12.2019

My Generation Needs to Say “Enough”: A Swedish Climate Striker Speaks Out About Fridays For Future

My Generation Needs to Say “Enough”: A Swedish Climate Striker Speaks Out About Fridays For Future

From Stockholm, Sweden, we’re covering the 40th Anniversary of the Right Livelihood Awards, widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.” This year’s recipients include 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, whose school strike for climate started in Stockholm when she began standing outside the Parliament building every school day to… »

04.12.2019

Only one in five countries has a healthcare strategy to deal with climate change

Only one in five countries has a healthcare strategy to deal with climate change

Protecting people’s health from climate change dangers such as heat stress, storms and tsunamis has never been more important, yet most countries are doing too little about it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. In its first global review of more than 100 countries, the UN agency found that… »

03.12.2019

COP25 Madrid: No free pass for military emissions anymore – Military is a climate killer!

COP25 Madrid: No free pass for military emissions anymore – Military is a climate killer!

There are few activities on earth as environmentally catastrophic as waging war. One of the biggest culprits of burning oil is the military and, whenever and wherever there is a conflict or a major military exercise, the amount of oil burned increases also releasing an increased burden of smoke. War… »

02.12.2019

Why We Strike Again

Why We Strike Again

Co-Written by Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer and Angela Valenzuela After more than a year of grim scientific projections and growing activism, world leaders, and the public alike are increasingly recognizing the severity and urgency of the climate crisis. And yet nothing has been done. For more than a year, children… »

28.11.2019

UN report calls for “radical transformations” to avert global climate catastrophe

UN report calls for “radical transformations” to avert global climate catastrophe

By Bryan Dyne The United Nations Environment Program issued its tenth Emissions Gap Report yesterday, which highlighted the stark failure of the 2015 Paris Agreement to curb global greenhouse gas emissions and halt global warming. Even if countries hold themselves to their emissions pledges from four years ago, the report warns… »

07.11.2019

Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists foresee untold human suffering

Climate crisis: 11,000 scientists foresee untold human suffering

by Countercurrents Collective Governments are failing to address the climate crisis, says a new study, which is based on 40 years of data on a range of measures. Another team said: Paris carbon-cutting pledges are “too little, too late”. The alarming assessments came a day after U.S. President Donald Trump… »

29.10.2019

Why nitrogen management is key for climate change mitigation

Why nitrogen management is key for climate change mitigation

The environmental interest in nitrogen (N2), an essential component of the air we breathe, focuses on the conversion of N2 into other chemically reactive forms. Some are vital for life itself and some cause costly and dangerous nitrogen pollution. “Altogether, humans are producing a cocktail of reactive nitrogen that threatens health,… »

29.10.2019

High Mountain Summit seeks to boost climate and disaster resilience

High Mountain Summit seeks to boost climate and disaster resilience

World’s Highest Peaks, Hit hard by Climate Change; the Impacts Are Cascading Down to Some of Earth’s Most Densely Populated Areas 28 October 2019 (World Meteorological Organization) The world’s highest peaks, ranging from the Andes to the Alps and the Third Pole to the tropics, are being hit hard by… »

12.10.2019

Hi, I’m Jane Fonda and let’s do this!

Hi, I’m Jane Fonda and let’s do this!

Inspired by the Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, the student strikers and Naomi Klein’s new book “On Fire: The Burning Case for the Green New Deal,” I have decided to upend my life, leave my comfort zone and move to Washington, D.C. for four months to focus on climate change. As… »

10.10.2019

Dying Wildlife on a Warming Planet

Dying Wildlife on a Warming Planet

Co-Written by Meena Miriam Yust and Arshad M. Khan The emaciated polar bear, a sorry remnant of magnificence, raiding garbage cans in an iconic, even infamous photo, is one consequence of global warming.  As the September (2019) National Geographic cover story displays depressingly, Arctic ice collected over winter is sparser, thinner, and… »

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