Climate Change

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… »

15.07.2017

Trump’s Climate Change Denial Ignites Grass-Roots Resistance

Trump’s Climate Change Denial Ignites Grass-Roots Resistance

As “Russiagate” becomes a full-blown conflagration threatening to consume Donald Trump’s presidency, his denial of human-induced global warming continues to threaten a planet already on fire. The world reeled on June 1 when Trump made good on his campaign promise to pull the United States out of the Paris climate… »

12.07.2017

Scientist Warn Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Has Already Begun

Scientist Warn Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction Has Already Begun

Scientists are warning that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction is already underway. In a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers said billions of populations of animals have disappeared from the Earth, amid what they called a “biological annihilation.” They said the… »

10.06.2017

UN Chief Urges World To Rally Behind Paris Agreement

UN Chief Urges World To Rally Behind Paris Agreement

“Climate action is not just a necessity but an opportunity to forge a peaceful and sustainable future on a healthy planet,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told a gathering of students, business leaders and academics at the New York University Stern School of Business on May 30. Amidst reports that… »

07.06.2017

Exceptionalist Trump America Exits From Paris Agreement & Launches Neoliberal War on Terra

Exceptionalist Trump America Exits From Paris Agreement & Launches Neoliberal War on Terra

By Dr Gideon Polya An exceptionalist Trump America has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Change Agreement and thereby launched a neoliberal War on the Planet (Terra). The US has 4.4% of the world’s population but contributes more to annual global greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution than China (18.6% of world population). »

03.06.2017

Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate accord that was signed by nearly 200 nations in 2015 and heralded as a rare moment of international collaboration to avert imminent climate disaster. Trump spoke in the White House Rose Garden, surrounded by… »

30.05.2017

The Merkley-Sanders Climate Bill Isn’t a Launchpad. It’s Quicksand

The Merkley-Sanders Climate Bill Isn’t a Launchpad. It’s Quicksand

By Stan Cox With the Trump administration poised to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, a climate bill cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders and known as the “100 by ’50 Act” is sure to be back in the news. In April, Sanders called the bill,… »

08.05.2017

Climate Change Proof To Convince Even The Most Irrational

Climate Change Proof To Convince Even The Most Irrational

By Dr Arshad M Khan The People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29, 2017, flooded Washington, DC, with over 100,000 protesters. Organizers claimed 150,000, with marches in 330 other cities across the country and in three dozen solidarity events abroad. Coinciding with President Trump’s 100th day in office, the… »

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