Climate Change

14.03.2018

Stephen Hawking Dies With Warnings On Climate Change

Stephen Hawking Dies With Warnings On Climate Change

By Dr Vivek Kumar Srivastava Stephen Hawking (1942-2018), British genius, the leading most scientist in all the spheres in contemporary time with focus on astrophysics has left the planet earth. A man with severe body debility, he contracted ALS, a form of motor neurone disease when he was about 21… »

26.02.2018

A Call for Investigation on the Flooding in Cantilan and Carrascal, Surigao del Sure

A Call for Investigation on the Flooding in Cantilan and Carrascal, Surigao del Sure

The recent tropical storm, Basyang, that hit Surigao del Sur last February 13, 2018, drew urgent concern from Bishop Nereo Odchimar of the Diocese of Tandag. In a recently released pastoral letter, the Bishop highlighted the “untold suffering among the people, especially in the areas of Cantilan and Carrascal where… »

23.02.2018

Why the world is looking to the Philippines for climate justice

Why the world is looking to the Philippines for climate justice

Annalisa Savaresi, University of Stirling; Ioana Cismas, University of Stirling, and Jacques Hartmann, University of Dundee for The Conversation Corporations and governments around the world increasingly stand accused of causing or failing to prevent the damaging effects of climate change. Test cases are… »

13.02.2018

Jeremy Corbyn: nationalize, democratize electricity grid to avert climate crisis

Jeremy Corbyn: nationalize, democratize electricity grid to avert climate crisis

[UK] Labour Party leader calls for ‘radical’ action to help avert climate catastrophe by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said making the nation’s electricity grid publicly-owned is the best course to “put tackling climate change at the heart of our energy… »

11.12.2017

John Scales Avery, The Climate Emergency: Two time scales

John Scales Avery, The Climate Emergency: Two time scales

Pressenza has recently been contacted by John Scales Avery from the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs to ask for publication of the below text which we gladly do. I am working on a book with the title “THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY: Two time scales”.  A pdf file of a… »

02.12.2017

Capitalism vs Climate change: it’s urgent to take sides

By Aris Telonis for DiEM25. The Paris Agreement is a historic landmark of our times. But it is not an overstatement to argue that there are scientific or journalist reports on climate change almost daily. Despite all this media attention, the scientific debate and the political… »

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… »

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