The primary cause of the worsening situation is not the combustion of fossil fuels, but the massive political dereliction that has allowed the bonfire to go on after we knew that it posed a potentially lethal threat to humankind.
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
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.
A heating planet is a danger, not in some distant time, but right now — yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
As dozens of large fires burn, a lot of people are wondering what’s in the air they’re breathing.
Scientists warn of more and expanding “bull’s-eyes” as Americans build in parts of the country at ever greater risk because of climate change and severe weather. The consequences of Houston’s … Continue reading →