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07.06.2018

Climate Change Is The Central Challenge For Humanity

Climate Change Is The Central Challenge For Humanity

Viewpoint by Franz Baumann This article is based on Talk given to the UN Association of New York 23 May 2018. Dr. Franz Baumann joined the UN Development Program in 1980 and began working in the UN Secretariat in 1985. He retired in 2015 as an assistant secretary-general, special adviser… »

09.11.2017

Eyes on Bonn: COP23 and Germany’s biggest anti-coal demonstration

Eyes on Bonn: COP23 and Germany’s biggest anti-coal demonstration

Last Saturday around 25,000 people marched peacefully in the streets of Bonn in a colourful demonstration in order to demand the German government to stick to the Paris agreement and to phase out coal. It was the biggest anti-coal-demonstration in Germany so far and was supported by a broad coalition… »

08.06.2017

The Water Protectors meet with the Mayor of Geneva

The Water Protectors meet with the Mayor of Geneva

Water Protectors Rachel Heaton and Rafael Gonzalez met with the Mayor of Geneva Rémy Pagani to talk about divestment out of fossil fuels and got his official support. Then they exchanged with the Union UNIA about strategies of divestment of the workers’ pension funds. The night ended with an outdoors hip-hop… »

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… »

21.05.2016

A Friendly Critique of the Break Free Climate Actions

A Friendly Critique of the Break Free Climate Actions

Human Wrongs Watch By Robert J. Burrowes* I have enjoyed reading accounts and seeing photos of those committed and courageous climate activists who participated in the recent Break Free from Fossil Fuels actions conducted at various locations in 13 countries from 4-15 May 2016. »

31.08.2015

Leave fossil fuels in the ground, ending climate crimes

Leave  fossil fuels in the ground, ending climate crimes

Climate Change and Nuclear Power: You Don’t Cure the Plague by Spreading Cholera. Nuclear Radiation is not the Solution to Global Warming By Jean-Marie Matagne Global Research, August 29, 2015 In the lead-up to COP21, a hundred French and international personalities are signing an … »

24.06.2015

New Hope for Avoiding Catastrophic Clime Change

New Hope for Avoiding Catastrophic Clime Change

Human Wrongs Watch By John Scales Avery* The threat of catastrophic climate change requires prompt and dedicated action by the global community. Unless we very quickly make the transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy, we will reach a tipping point after which… »

14.06.2015

Exponential Growth

Exponential Growth

Human Wrongs Watch By John Scales Avery* 15 June 2015 – Exponential growth of any quantity with time has some remarkable characteristics, which we ought to try to understand better, since this understanding will help us to predict the future. The knowledge will also… »

19.03.2015

Is This a Blip or a Tip in Humanity’s Onslaught on the Climate?

Is This a Blip or a Tip in Humanity’s Onslaught on the Climate?

Human Wrongs Watch By Kumi Naidoo* 18 March, 2015 — Reports that the growth in carbon pollution paused last year should give heart to climate campaigners and clean energy investors around the world. The figures, from the International Energy Agency, no less, will… »

19.09.2014

Not sure what to bring to the NY Climate Summit? Just ask Denmark!

  Human Wrongs Watch By Kat Skeie* and Tarjei Haaland* – 16 September, 2014, Greenpeace – Climate change is back on the global political agenda. On September 23rd, world leaders from government, finance, business and civil society will convene for the New York Climate Summit hosted by United Nations’ Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. They… »

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