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Julia Conley: Environmental Threats Rapidly Becoming ‘Single Greatest Challenge to Human Rights’ according to UN

“Governments’ failure to act on climate change in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence may well be the biggest intergenerational human rights violation in history.” —Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International

September 14, 2021 · 2 Comments

Ramzy Baroud: Why the World Is Burning

Global warming is, in large part, the outcome of a destructive pattern instigated and sustained by capitalism. The latter can only survive through unhindered consumption, inequality, greed and, when necessary, war.

August 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: Our Not-So-Slow-Motion Apocalypse

A heating planet is a danger, not in some distant time, but right now — yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

August 13, 2021 · 1 Comment

C.J. Polychroniou: Climate Crisis Must Be Treated Like Outbreak of a World War

If we convince ourselves that combatting the climate crisis is equivalent to fighting a world war, we do have a realistic chance of rescuing planet Earth.

August 10, 2021 · 3 Comments

Andrew Bacevich: Answering the Armies of the Cheated

But No Questions about War Please!

August 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Gordon: The Fires This Time

A Climate View from California

July 13, 2021 · 2 Comments

Tim Radford: Irreversible Cascade of Global Climate Emergencies May be Near

Rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions is indispensable to limit the risks of crossing tipping points in the climate system.

June 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lachmann, Schwartz and Young: Is a Green New Deal Planet Possible?

We may be at a tipping point for the defeat of fossil fuels.

December 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

Derrick Z. Jackson: 2020 unmasked the truth about ‘all lives matter’

This is the year when we really learned that not even white lives matter to most white people.

December 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Basav Sev: Paying Politicians to Criminalize Protest

More communities are standing up to pipelines. The fossil fuel industry wants to make that a felony.

December 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

M.A. Sinnhuber: In this Time

propel yourself forward—
as in airplane force
or Air Force or forceps
forcing a baby to be born

June 14, 2020 · 2 Comments

Connie Post: Prime Meridian

look down
and watch the glaciers fall
the oceans rise

June 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

Jessica Corbett: Global Green New Deal Supporters Urge World Leaders to Learn From Coronavirus to Tackle Climate Crisis

This is a moment when we can implement measures to help boost the economy, create jobs, and build climate resilience.

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Three stories: People fight the system and win

A farmer prevails against Monsanto in court. Refugees find ingenious ways to scale Trump’s wall. And 100 cities around the world provide free public transportation everyday for everyone.

February 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

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