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Peter Forbes: We are heading for a New Cretaceous, not for a new normal

A lazy buzz phrase – ‘Is this the new normal?’ – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · 4 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: What Will Donald Trump Be Remembered For?

The World According to The Don(ald) I know you won’t believe me. Not now, not when everything Donald Trump does — any tweet, any insult at any rally — is … Continue reading

October 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

William Moomaw, et al: What the world needs now to fight climate change — More swamps

“Drain the swamp” has long meant getting rid of something distasteful. Actually, the world needs more swamps – and bogs, fens, marshes and other types of wetlands. Wetlands are some … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: Summer Lightning

In the morning while it’s still cool we hose down the yard, watch a red sun crest the ridge, haloed in wildfire smoke   that drifted 200 miles and stalled … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Scientists predict a probable worldwide die-off of vegetation as a result of climate change

Humans are triggering a huge vegetation change which will disrupt their own environment. It has happened before, but this time it is happening fast. LONDON, 7 September 2018 – The … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Hothouse Earth could soon be unavoidable

Researchers say the world may be approaching a tipping point, followed by a dangerous slide towards Hothouse Earth, an overheated planet. Human actions threaten to push the planet into a … Continue reading

August 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kieran Cooke: Ireland Spurns Fossil Fuel Investments

Ireland has decided to bring down the curtain on the Age of Coal by ending its fossil fuel investments. DUBLIN, 25 July, 2018 – Other countries talk about it, Ireland … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: ‘Dear Matafele Peinem” by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

The most interesting part of the United Nations Climate Summit was not a speech by any of the world leaders in attendance, but a poem read by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

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