Climate Change

23.03.2017

Read the Clouds!

Read the Clouds!

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* ROME, Mar 22 2017 (IPS) Obviously, there are so many issues and phenomena that have been brought up by growing impact of climate change that one would likely not… »

14.03.2017

New Evidence Confirms Risk That Mideast May Become Uninhabitable

New Evidence Confirms Risk That Mideast May Become Uninhabitable

By Baher Kamal New evidence is deepening scientific fears, advanced few years ago, that the Middle East and North Africa risk becoming uninhabitable in a few decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years. »

10.03.2017

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

By Baher Kamal In the northern part of Mount Kenya, there is an indigenous community — the Il Lakipiak Maasai (“People of Wildlife”) — which owns and operates the only community-owned rhino sanctuary in the country. They have managed to alleviate… »

02.03.2017

White House Seeks Drastic Cuts to Environmental Protection Agency

White House Seeks Drastic Cuts to Environmental Protection Agency

The White House is seeking to dramatically reduce the power of the Environmental Protection Agency, slashing dozens of programs and laying off 20 percent of the agency’s staff. The plan calls for the complete elimination of EPA programs on climate change, toxic waste cleanup, environmental justice and funding for Native Alaskan villages. »

23.02.2017

Can The Climate Survive Electoral Democracy? May Be. Can It Survive Capitalism? No.

Can The Climate Survive Electoral Democracy? May Be. Can It Survive Capitalism? No.

By Stan Cox Donald Trump plans to dismantle America’s already weak climate policy, potentially dooming not only this country but the entire world to runaway greenhouse warming. The day after Election Day 2016, star climate scientist Michael Mann was already saying he feared that it was “game over”… »

22.01.2017

LGBT rights & climate change pages disappear from official White House website

LGBT rights & climate change pages disappear from official White House website

Southfront  21.01.2017 The Donald Trump’s administration deleted several pages on the official website of the White House during an hour after his inauguration on January 20. Just an hour after Donald Trump took the office, his administration deleted several pages on the official website of the White House,… »

30.11.2016

How China’s climate revolution can stop global warming

How China’s climate revolution can stop global warming

With or without the cooperation of the US government, nations around the world have begun to take collective action against climate change. Could a new cap-and-trade market in China set a global example? The forecast for US cooperation on global climate policy doesn’t look good. President-elect Donald Trump… »

25.11.2016

Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs

Kenya embraces solar to meet energy needs

Nearly 70 percent of the Kenyan population relies on costly and environmentally damaging energy sources. But a green transtion is underway, as ever more Kenyans turn to solar power to meet their daily energy needs. Peter Theuri is busy tending his crops in central Kenya’s Kiambu County. Slung over one… »

24.11.2016

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE

A court case brought by a Peruvian farmer against energy firm RWE started today in Germany. Melting glaciers are threatening his home and city. The causes are climate change and RWE’s huge carbon emissions, he alleges. A Peruvian farmer and mountain guide is suing German energy firm RWE, alleging its… »

21.11.2016

Why women matter for effective climate change solutions

Why women matter for effective climate change solutions

By Fabíola Ortiz, for InDepthNews Establishing a clear path forward and including women and girls in global efforts on climate change were some of the biggest challenges the delegations and non-state actors faced at the latest United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech. Formally known as the Twenty-Second… »

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