Climate Change

22.05.2019

Custer’s Last Stand Meets Global Warming

Custer’s Last Stand Meets Global Warming

By Robert Hunziker A recent article in Arctic News on the outlook for global warming foresees a frightening scenario lurking right around the corner. Hopefully, the article’s premise of impending runaway global warming (“RGW”) is off the mark, by a lot. More to the point, off by really a lot… »

18.05.2019

We’ve declared a climate emergency – here’s what universal basic income could do to help the planet

We’ve declared a climate emergency – here’s what universal basic income could do to help the planet

Mark Maslin, UCL and Simon Lewis, UCL for The Conversation Governments around the world are declaring “climate and environmental emergencies” to highlight the unsustainable ways in which humans, over a few generations, have transformed the planet. We’ve made enough concrete to cover the entire surface… »

16.05.2019

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation – here’s how to make it climate-friendly

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation – here’s how to make it climate-friendly

Laurie Wright, Solent University for The Conversation We’re all too aware of the consequences of plastics in the oceans and on land. However, beyond the visible pollution of our once pristine habitats, plastics are having a grave impact on the climate too. Newly published research… »

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… »

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… »

02.05.2019

Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 14 (April 2019)

Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 14 (April 2019)

Authored by Robert J Burrowes, Anita McKone and Anahata Giri Dear Fellow Signatories of the Nonviolence Charter, How are you all? And welcome to our most recent signatories and organizations! This is the latest six-monthly report on progress in relation to ‘The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’… »

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… »

25.04.2019

An alliance for climate and justice

An alliance for climate and justice

Geographical and historical reasons make Italy the Mediterranean’s centre of gravity. The country has been the meeting point for civilisations – both past and present – that border Mare Nostrum.  Those same reasons mean that Italy is today a natural landing point, both actual and potential, for those seeking to… »

22.04.2019

World’s Youth Blow Bubbles For the Earth; While Voters Say No To Carbon Tax & Life

World’s Youth Blow Bubbles For the Earth; While Voters Say No To Carbon Tax & Life

By Irwin Jerome The youth of the world everywhere blow bubbles on behalf of Mother Earth in support of implementing in every nation things like, a: Carbon Tax; New Green Deal; Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground; institute a World Peace Academy; Ban all Nuclear Weapons and Plastic Bottles; and… »

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