Climate Change

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Terrifying Assessment of a Himalayan Melting

Terrifying Assessment of a Himalayan Melting While the global media’s attention is on the Greenland ice sheet, the Arctic and eastern Antarctica, a landmark report released this week shows that the Himalaya will face catastrophic meltdown during this century if there is no immediate effort to reduce the world’s carbon emissions.   The voluminous 627-page…

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Billionaires are the Leading Cause of Climate Change

Billionaires are the Leading Cause of Climate Change Recently, the United Nations released a damning report. The short version: We have about 12 years to actually do something to prevent the worst aspects of climate change. That is, not to prevent climate change—we’re well past that point—but to prevent the worst, most catastrophic elements of…

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Youth March for Climate Justice in Brussels

Youth March for Climate Justice in Brussels The last few Thursdays, Brussels’ streets have been flooded with students. They carry signs and chant phrases such as ‘climate justice now’. Belgian youth is fed up with a system in which their future is put at risk and politicians make all kinds of promises in order to…

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Anthropocene Age and Relevance of Tagore and Gandhi

Anthropocene Age and Relevance of Tagore and Gandhi The earth is today facing a critical ecological crisis. A few months back Dr. Sanmatha Nath Ghosh, the socialist leader of West Bengal, arranged a discussion on “21st Century Socialism”. Socialists and Marxists all over the world are today deeply engaged in discussions on the worsening environmental…

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Can an Unequal Earth Beat Climate Change?

Can an Unequal Earth Beat Climate Change? We either keep fossil fuels in the ground, or all of us are going to fry. So essentially posits still another new blockbuster study on climate change, this one just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Our fossil-fuel industrial economy, the study details, has…

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Why Extinction Rebellion Protesters Are Breaking the Law

Why Extinction Rebellion Protesters Are Breaking the Law “A 4°C future is incompatible with an organised global community,” climate and energy professor Kevin Anderson once told Grist. Even if we cut emissions by 3.5 percent a year after 2020, we’ll hit 4 degrees Celsius warming by the end of this century. Just let that sink…

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Climate Activists Take Civil Disobedience World-Wide

Climate Activists Take Civil Disobedience World-Wide Chloé Farand     More than 100 people were arrested during a week of action across the UK as protesters demanded the government treat the threats posed by climate change as a crisis and take drastic steps to cut emissions to net zero by 2025.   Thousands of people…

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Climate-Heating Greenhouse Gases at Record Levels, Says UN

Climate-Heating Greenhouse Gases at Record Levels, Says UN The main greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change have all reached record levels, the UN’s meteorology experts have reported.   Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are now far above pre-industrial levels, with no sign of a reversal of the upward trend, a World Meteorological Organization report…

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Rebellious Scientists Issue Urgent Appeal

Rebellious Scientists Issue Urgent Appeal On October 31, 2018, a select group of UK scientists launched a Declaration of Rebellion against the UK government at the Houses of Parliament: “For criminal inaction in the face of climate change catastrophe and ecological collapse.” According to the scientists, now is the time to act as a planetary…

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