Archive for the ‘Climate Change’ Category

‘Times are a Changing’: Launch of Jeremy Corbyn’s Peace & Justice Project

British politician Jeremy Corbyn. (Photo: File) By Ronnie Kasrils I salute Jeremy Corbyn’s Peace & Justice initiative which could not be more timely, and I am proud to be part of it. We live in troubled times: the raging pandemic, rise of neo-fascist forces; the rapacious neoliberal global system. For so many, survival against war, police […]

Youth climate movement demands immediate action after ’empty promises,’ announces next global strike

Image Credit: Lorie Shaull/Flickr/cc Fridays for Future, the youth-led global group inspired by Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg, announced Wednesday that its next international day of climate strikes will occur on March 19 of this year with a demand for “immediate, concrete, and ambitious action” directed at world leaders who have in recent years talked seriously […]

California-sized area of forest lost in just 14 years

An area of forest roughly the size of California was cleared across the tropics and subtropics between 2004 and 2017 largely for commercial agriculture, finds a new assessment published by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The report looks at the state of forests and causes of deforestation in 24 “active deforestation fronts”, which account for […]

An Exhausted Planet Limps Into 2021

Early this new year, the Alliance of World Scientists (13,700 strong) delivered a biting report, not mincing words: “Scientists now find that catastrophic climate change could render a significant portion of the Earth uninhabitable consequent to continued high emissions, self-reinforcing climate feedback loops and looming tipping points.” (Source: William J. Ripple, et al, The Climate […]

7 ways to make your small business greener

Once you have these new and greener practices down, not only will your office residents thank you for them, but so will the environment. 00 Hits: 0

Climate deniers moved rapidly to spread misinformation during and after attack on US Capitol

Prominent climate science deniers moved rapidly to spread false and misleading conspiracy theories online during and after the attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters this week. Some climate deniers, including some with ties to the Heartland Institute and other organizations that have historically helped to create the false impression that there is sizeable scientific […]

Our Suicidal War Against Nature

Ceasefire in our suicidal war against nature Here are some quotations from a December 2, 2020 article by Justin Rowlatt entitled “Humans waging suicidal war on nature – UN chief Antonio Guterres”: “Humanity is waging what he describes as a suicidal war on the natural world. “Nature always strikes back, and is doing so with […]

Contribution of Farming to Checking Climate Change Can be Immense, and Traditional Wisdom Can Contribute Much

Keeping in view the importance of checking climate change , all sectors must contribute to he reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In this context the extremely important contribution which the food and agriculture  sector can make was underestimated initially but more and more research is now indicating that the contribution of this sector can extremely […]

How to Face Climate Change Challenge While Enhancing Welfare of Farmers At The Same Time

Climate change has emerged as one of the most critical problems of our times. Its disrupting impacts on farming and related activities is already being felt by farmers, pastorals and others in the form of highly erratic weather, extremes of weather and rise in the intensity and frequency of various disasters. Hence two big questions […]

Stormy weather ahead: pollution found to cause fierce gales in coastal cities

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How consumption is the core of the climate change problem, and the decline in climate activism

Looking back at the climate change movements for the past couple of decades, it is easier to notice the role of governments and corporations of the Industrial era, in triggering the massive climate change effect. When it comes to main causes of climate change and global warming, more than often, fossil fuels, chemical affluent and […]

Kamala Harris’s 4 Biggest Threats Facing America: Coronavirus, Recession, Racial Injustice, Climate Change

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris posted a video on Twitter Tuesday thanking her supporters and promising that she and President-elect Joe Biden would confront the “four existential threats” facing the nation — coronavirus, the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, racial injustice and climate change. The video starts with a woman from Atlanta asking Harris: “I […]

Menacing Methane – An Analysis

“The story of methane really is a story of a very serious definitive threat to our future existence on this planet.” (Peter Wadhams) Legendary Arctic explorers Sir James Clark Ross, who located the northern magnetic pole in 1831 and Sir William Edward Parry, who set a record in 1827 for the Farthest North exploration serve […]

James Jeffrey’s Confessions: Syria is the gift that continues to give to us, we are in control of northeastern Syria. Erdogan retreats under threat (2) اعترافات جيمس جيفري: سورية الهديّة التي تستمرّ بالعطاء لنا نحن المسيطرون فعلياّ على شمال شرق سورية.. وأردوغان يتراجع تحت التهديد (2)

**Please scroll down for the English translation** نضال حمادة نستكمل الجزء الثاني والأخير من المقابلة التي أجراها المبعوث الأميركيّ الخاص السابق الى سورية جيفري جيمس مع «المونيتور». يقول جيفري جيمس يجب الفصل بين أردوغان وتركيا، وستكون أكبر التحديات التي يواجهها بايدن هي الصين وروسيا وكوريا الشمالية وخطة العمل الشاملة المشتركة الإيرانية والمناخ. هؤلاء هم الخمسة […]

EU leaders pledge to cut emissions by 55% by 2030

EU leaders have agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent by 2030, when compared to levels in 1990. The new pledge is a stepping stone towards the trading bloc’s long-term goal of reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, tweeted: “Europe will reduce emissions by […]

Denmark Shutting Down Oil Industry to Try to Change the Weather

    Denmark’s climate minister is fairly certain that the deal to close down the nation’s oil industry by 2050, announced on Friday morning, marks the biggest moment in his career. “I think this is probably going to be the biggest decision that I’m a part of in my life,” Dan Jørgensen told the Guardian […]

Experts point to climate change as powerful rains batter Israel

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Electricity access is declining in sub-Saharan Africa but solar offers a way forward, says IEA chief

Electricity access has fallen for the first time in seven years in sub-Saharan Africa, but a boost to solar power could offer a way forward, says the chief of the International Energy Agency (IEA). An additional 13 million people across sub-Saharan African countries did not have any access to electricity this year, according to the […]

Investigation: How pesticide companies are marketing themselves as a solution to climate change

“Like a pandemic, climate change is an inevitable threat that we must address before it is too late,” reads a June 2020 statement. “As the economy and agriculture begin to build back with the gradual easing of the COVID-19 restrictions, we need to support a recovery for farmers that puts the fight against climate change and biodiversity […]

Orwellian UK to BAN all Petrol and Diesel Engine Cars from 2030

    Bringing forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel-engined cars and vans from 2040 until 2030 by the UK government is an authoritarian exhaust-pipe-dream of a ‘solution’ to climate change. The key point about the move to electric cars announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as part of his 10-point […]

Observers Shocked at Greta Thunberg’s Inability to Answer a Simple Question Without a Script

Formula 1 multi-millionaire Lewis Hamilton, the face of an industry responsible for 256,551 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year, took time out of his busy schedule to virtue signal about the state of the environment while enjoying his luxury speedboat. Oh, the irony. “Took the day off on Tuesday, a day for myself and no […]

BlackRock stakeholders do not consent to bankrolling violence

Image Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. The broader investment world is finally waking up to the power of investing based on environmental, social, and governance-based principles (ESG), whether due to the relentless frequency of natural disasters like the California wildfires, pressure […]

Is Joe Biden ready for the urgency of the climate crisis?

This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. During his campaign, president-elect Joe Biden declared climate change the “number one issue facing humanity” and vowed a national transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy that he said would create millions of new jobs. Now the question […]

TD Bank joins other major financial institutes to commit to ambition climate action plan

TB Bank Group announced its climate action plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The Group’s commitment to a global climate action plan makes them the latest major financial institution along with Morgan Stanley and Barclays. According to TD’s action plan, it will “establish a Sustainable Finance and Corporate Transitions Group to support clients and […]

In 1967 the Australian Govt approved weather modification & the records on that are missing reports an Australian lawyer

In the video below (that relates also to other matters concerning whistleblowing NSW Police & covid-19), Australian Lawyer Peter Little calls out the government on their approval of weather modification technology (rain making by cloud seeding) … and the disappearance of the records pertaining to the Act (Rain-Making Control Act 1967). Peter mentions the Act […]

Saving our planet is our responsibility

Image Credit: The New Yorker Destructive human behavior based on selfishness, greed and ignorance has created the interrelated environmental emergency. A global crisis of unprecedented scale that threatens the survival of over a million plant and animal species, the security of tens of millions of people and the health of the planet. Unlimited irresponsible consumption […]

Hillary Clinton Preps for Big Democrat Win: ‘Thankfully, Nancy Pelosi … Has Teed Up a Lot of Great Legislation’

Failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton strategized with the hosts of SiriusXM’s Signal Boost Tuesday on how an incoming Biden administration and a Democrat-led Senate will “rectify” the fact that Amy Coney Barrett has been confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. [embedded content] Co-host Jess McIntosh introduced the segment by telling Clinton: It’s been […]

Israel plans to boost renewable energy production, but activists warn it’s not enough

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Still eating meat? Don’t be shocked if we face a future of pandemics

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Exxon and other US oil companies lag in responding to ‘existential threat’ of energy transition, report warns

U.S. oil majors like Exxon and Chevron are failing to grapple with the energy sector’s transition away from polluting fossil fuels and refusing to disclose potential risks to their portfolios from assets that may become “stranded,” or uneconomical to develop, in a low-carbon world, new research from the London-based think tank Carbon Tracker shows. Exxon, for example, stands […]

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