Climat change

08.07.2020

The Democrats’ Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan

The Democrats’ Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan

The habitability of the earth and the viability of lesser evilism are on the ropes, and incrementalism is thriving even in the current moment of increased activism for radical change.  Just take a look at the new “Climate Crisis Action Plan” from the Democratic Party’s Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. »

16.05.2020

A New World Is Possible … If We Act Collectively Now!

A New World Is Possible … If We Act Collectively Now!

By Mauricio Alvarez Our planet is in a process of accelerated degradation which could lead to the collapse of our civilization, if we do not take collective action now. Despite the recent increase in publications on this subject, the origin of this change, which some call Anthropocene (1), dates back… »

09.05.2020

Emerging Across the #Globe: Potentially Fatal Combinations of #Heat and #Humidity

Emerging Across the #Globe: Potentially Fatal Combinations of #Heat and #Humidity

US Gulf Coast among regions hit with conditions not expected for decades. Most everyone knows that humid heat is harder to handle than the “dry” kind. And recently, some scientists have projected that later in the century, in parts of the tropics and subtropics, warming climate could cause combined heat… »

28.04.2020

Global Pandemic And Global Warming

Global Pandemic And Global Warming

By Binu Mathew The COVID-19 has taught us that we are in an emergency. In 2019 a teenager named Greta Thumberg was crying hoarse that we are in an emergency and no one was listening. It’s time for us to take stock of the matter. Which is the greater emergency,… »

04.02.2020

Blocking trains and removing coal, climate activists fight to close one of New England’s largest power plants

Blocking trains and removing coal, climate activists fight to close one of New England’s largest power plants

By Sarah Freeman-Woolpert and Arnie Alpert Under cover of darkness, dozens of climate activists snuck into the forest in the small town of Harvard, Massachusetts. The air was buzzing with nervous excitement as the group filed along a dirt path next to the railroad tracks, carrying heavy metal scaffolding. After… »

20.12.2019

2019 – A Devastating Year in Review

2019 – A Devastating Year in Review

By Farhana Haque Rahman By any measure this has been a devastating year: fires across the Amazon, the Arctic and beyond; floods and drought in Africa; rising temperatures, carbon emissions and sea levels; accelerating loss of species, and mass forced migrations of people. As seen through the… »

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… »

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

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 … »

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… »

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