Climate Change

16.09.2017

Ensuring Catastrophe: 
The Price of Climate Denial

Ensuring Catastrophe: 
The Price of Climate Denial

On Sept. 6, 2017, as Houston was reeling from Hurricane Harvey and millions in Florida and the Caribbean were bracing for Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean, President Donald Trump traveled to Mandan, North Dakota, where he stood in front of an oil refinery… »

15.09.2017

The climate catastrophe we’re all ignoring

The climate catastrophe we’re all ignoring

As fossil fuel-based economies continue, millions are suffering around the world. by Jeremy Lent for Common Dreams Imagine you’re driving your shiny new car too fast along a wet, curvy road. You turn a corner and realize you’re heading straight for a crowd of pedestrians. If you slam on… »

13.09.2017

A lesson from Hurricane Irma: capitalism can’t save the planet – it can only destroy it

A lesson from Hurricane Irma: capitalism can’t save the planet – it can only destroy it

The perpetual quest for growth drives our economics. That’s why our environment and financial system lurch from crisis to crisis By George Monbiot for The Guardian There was “a flaw” in the theory: this is the famous admission by Alan Greenspan, the former chair of the Federal Reserve,… »

09.09.2017

Trump’s Hurricane of Hate

Trump’s Hurricane of Hate

As if Hurricane Harvey didn’t terrorize Texas enough, President Donald Trump has just unleashed a flood of fear in immigrant communities there and everywhere. On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Trump is rescinding the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which gives nearly 800,000 young immigrants… »

08.09.2017

Climate Change unleashes “Fire and Fury” on the United States

Climate Change unleashes “Fire and Fury” on the United States

At some point, our policymakers need to understand that these are not simply natural disasters. Their strength, severity and human toll are intensified by our addiction to fossil fuels. by Wenonah Hauter for Common Dreams Weeks ago, Trump spoke of fire and fury regarding North Korea. But this supercharged… »

02.09.2017

Hell Hath No Fury Like Mother Earth Scorned

Hell Hath No Fury Like Mother Earth Scorned

Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Harvey unleashed the fury of a warming planet on the Gulf Coast of Texas this week, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced and homeless, thousands languishing in crowded shelters, and killing at least 28 people. It is projected to be the costliest disaster in the nation’s history, with the… »

30.08.2017

Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked?

Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked?

By George Monbiot for The Guardian It is not only Donald Trump’s government that censors the discussion of climate change; it is the entire body of polite opinion. This is why, though the links are clear and obvious, most reports on Hurricane Harvey have made no mention of the… »

09.08.2017

US tells the world it’s withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

US tells the world it’s withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

On August 4, 2017, the United States officially notified the Secretary-General of the United Nations of its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change signed in December 2015. The Secretary-General of the United Nations is the depositary of this multilateral agreement, signed by 195 States, and ratified… »

07.08.2017

Can the Gender Gap Be Measured in Dollars Only?

Can the Gender Gap Be Measured in Dollars Only?

By Baher Kamal Until a decade or so ago, experts and world organisations measured the impact of natural and man-made disasters in terms of human losses. For instance, they would inform about the number –and suffering—of human beings falling victims of extraordinary floods, droughts,… »

22.07.2017

For James Cromwell, the Fight Against Fossil Fuels Is No Act

For James Cromwell, the Fight Against Fossil Fuels Is No Act

Actor James Cromwell was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the hit movie “Babe,” and throughout his career for numerous Emmys. But on a cold December day in 2015, the drama he participated in was no act. Cromwell and five others were arrested in upstate Wawayanda, New… »

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