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The World Is Worried About Donald Trump, the Climate Denier

The implications of a Trump administration were discussed at the United Nations climate change summit. Fortunately, the fate of the planet is not in the hands of one man. It’s up to movements everywhere to save it.

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 READ MORE



Warming Wreaks Havoc on Ecosystems

As climate change negotiations continue in Marrakech, scientists warn that global warming is affecting four-fifths of ecological processes vital to ecosystems.

Posted on Nov 14, 2016 READ MORE



Four Years of Donald Trump Could Sink the Planet (Video)

The U.S. is one of the world’s biggest emitters of carbon dioxide. If the next president doesn’t significantly pare down emissions, this country alone could cook the planet, even if China and others act more responsibly.

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 READ MORE



Frackopoly

A new book puts an unblinking floodlight on the coddled, corrupt and risk-driven fracking corporations, many of which are the financial progeny of robber barons.

Posted on Nov 12, 2016 READ MORE



Trump’s Environmental Plans Spell Disaster

The president-elect has called global warming a hoax and denies climate science. What do his climate plans mean for international agreements?

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Deforestation Drives Up Brazil’s Carbon Emissions

Last year Brazil undertook drastic cuts to its carbon emissions, but newly released information shows that, in fact, they are rising.

Posted on Nov 10, 2016 READ MORE



Why the White Working Class Rebelled: Neoliberalism Is Killing Them (Literally)

Among the prime operators of the neoliberal system were the Clintons.

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Simply Too Dangerous ‘to Sit This One Out,’ Sanders Says

“I’ve got seven grandchildren. I’ve got four kids. I worry about the future of this planet. I’m not sitting it out. And I hope that my fellow Americans will not sit it out,” the Vermont senator told voters over the weekend.

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Southern Spain Will Become a Desert if the Mediterranean Gets Hotter

Should temperatures in the region continue to rise, the dunes of the Sahara will march northward.

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Defying the Politics of Fear

The major political parties offer us nothing but continued corruption and oppression. A simple act of citizen defiance can be a first step on a road to profound change.

Posted on Nov 6, 2016 READ MORE



The Top Five Most Urgent Climate Change Stories That Mainstream Media Suppressed in Election Year

I use the word “suppressed” quite deliberately. Corporate television outlets in the United States are colluding in a cover-up of the threat of global warming—and have specifically blacked out the crisis with regard to the presidential campaign.

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Arctic Ocean Could Be Ice-Free Before Midcentury

By 2050, humans will have added enough carbon dioxide to earth’s atmosphere to melt all the Arctic’s sea ice, researchers predict.

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Politicians Will Feel the Heat From Rising Temperatures

It’s not just the planet that climate change is bad for—it could also get more government leaders thrown out of office.

Posted on Nov 4, 2016 READ MORE



Geo-Engineering Unlikely to Work, Conservation Group Says

Attempts to limit climate change by using the novel technologies known as geo-engineering are very unlikely to work, leading biologists say.

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Arctic Warming Gives U.S. and Europe the Chills

The effects of Arctic climate change on the jet stream could mean harsher winters for some of the most highly populated regions of the world.

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 READ MORE



Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

Let’s go to Standing Rock to show the North Dakota water protectors that we have something to be truly thankful for.

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 READ MORE



Changes in Rainfall Threaten Food Production in the Global South

New U.N. report says climate change’s impacts on rainfall will have harsh economic consequences for regions such as South America and the Caribbean.

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Eco-Activist and Filmmaker Josh Fox Opposes a Political Revolution Against the Corporate Parties

In a recent recorded interview with Truthdig, Fox exposed his failure to grasp that a third-party presidential campaign is a way to raise funds and awareness for the issues and candidates he says he supports.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 READ MORE



Iraq’s Skies Darken as Islamic State Torches Oil

With many civilians likely to die in the conflict in Iraq and Syria, the fighting also threatens the environment as ISIS torches oil wells.

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Filmmaker-Activist Josh Fox on Pipeline Standoff: ‘Where the Fuck Is Hillary Clinton Right Now?’

By Kasia Anderson

The director, playwright and climate activist was wondering why the presidential candidate wasn’t anywhere near the contested grounds where the clash over the Dakota Access pipeline appeared to be at a critical point.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Video Captures Saturday’s Police Attack on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

“Many families, nearly all of them Native American, can be seen running for the hills” in some of the most compelling, eye-level footage of the months-long protest.

Posted on Oct 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Boom in Urban Population Will Make Climate Change Worse

A new Atlas of the Human Planet shows how the world’s growing urban population compounds the destruction caused by global warming and puts the poorest at greatest risk.

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Ralph Nader and Noam Chomsky Have Their First Public Conversation (Video)

The renowned activists discuss America’s current “electoral extravaganza,” climate change, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and several other topics.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Americans Will Face ‘Megadroughts’ and Superstorms

New studies warn that such dangerous weather events could occur regularly in the U.S. if the burning of fossil fuels continues.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 READ MORE



Big Profits Seen for China’s Wind Energy Companies

The Chinese government is committed to stringing eight new ultra-high-voltage power lines, designed mainly to transmit electricity from wind farms, across the country.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 READ MORE



Three Massive Mergers—Millions for One Bank and a Disaster for Food, Water and Climate

In addition to advising on all three mega-mergers, Credit Suisse is playing a big role behind the scenes of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 READ MORE



Rising Carbon Emissions Usher In New Era of Temperature Increases

Global CO2 concentrations have produced a new climate reality, with emissions levels unlikely to fall for centuries ahead.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 READ MORE



India’s Solar Power Is Set to Outshine Coal

By 2020, solar will be a cheaper source of energy in India than imported coal. But converting the subcontinent to renewable energy is an enormous task.

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 READ MORE



Climate Activist Unrepentant After Being Charged in #ShutItDown Pipeline Protest

“My actions of walking across a field and cutting a fence chain are inconsequential and excusable compared to the ghastly effect of continuing to burn tar sands oil,” said Ken Ward.

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 READ MORE



International Trade Tax Could Help Cut Carbon Emissions

Major trading countries are urged to make a big contribution to the battle against climate change by introducing a carbon tax on imports.

Posted on Oct 21, 2016 READ MORE



People Worldwide Are Speaking Out Against Fracking

Governments around the globe find public opposition to the gas extraction method growing because of concerns that the practice will worsen climate change.

Posted on Oct 20, 2016 READ MORE



Community-Based ‘Bright Spots’ Offer Hope Against Climate Change

Scientists show how we can improve poor people’s lives by reversing practices that destroy the environment and fuel climate change.

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 READ MORE


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Could the Amazon Rainforest Be Saved as a Biological ‘Factory’?

With the world’s largest tropical forest under continuous assault, Brazilian scientists propose rescuing it as a kind of lab to help develop biotechnology products.

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 READ MORE



Standing Rock Sioux Protectors Intensify Fight Against Dakota Pipeline Construction

A panel of federal judges has allowed construction of the controversial $3.8 billion DAPL project to proceed, but the resistance movement will not back down from the fossil-fuel industry and government authorities.

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 READ MORE



Trump the Arsonist

Donald Trump and his slyly smiling running mate Mike Pence are playing up their vision of scorched-earth America not just to win general political points but to appeal to a very specific set of voters by tapping into the apocalyptic strain in American politics.

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 READ MORE



Investors Tell Auto Industry to Move to Low Carbon—or Else

Car manufacturers are warned that they must address climate change by switching to low-emission models—or face a sell-off of their shares.

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Brings Back Al Gore and Talks Green, but She Still Opposes the Carbon Tax (Video)

Hillary Clinton campaigned in Miami with former Vice President Al Gore, attempting to shore up her credentials both with environmentalists and millennial youths.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE



Climate Change Has Doubled the Number of U.S. Forest Fires per Year Since 1980

A new study finds that man-made global warming is the root cause of a relentless increase in wildfires in the western part of the country.

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 READ MORE



Agroforestry Can Boost Profits and Help Save the Planet

Researchers say agricultural systems incorporating the cultivation and conservation of trees can aid in combating climate change, in feeding the world and in raising farmers’ profits.

Posted on Oct 10, 2016 READ MORE


Photo of the Week: The Latest Devastation of Haiti

Why is Haiti so vulnerable to disaster? In addition to geography, there’s a legacy of debt, poverty, political instability, foreign exploitation and negligence, corruption and violence.

Posted on Oct 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Truthdigger of the Week: Sir Robert Watson, British Climate Expert

With pressure from the likes of Watson, a sleeping public may awaken to and act upon the imminent dangers of climate change.

Posted on Oct 8, 2016 READ MORE



Europe Must Prepare for Extreme Weather

Cities and towns across Europe are being warned to adapt to the battering they face from intense storms as extreme weather events become more frequent.

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 READ MORE



Silence on Climate Change Is Another Form of Denial

The global environmental issue is real, and it is worsening. That it should play a central role in the U.S. elections is undebatable.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE



The Climate Is Changing Too Quickly for Crops to Survive

New study shows grassland species can’t survive such rapid temperature increases. The grass family includes wheat, corn, rice and many other plants that underwrite human survival.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE



Hurricane Matthew Is a Herald of Man-Made Climate Change

Today’s hurricanes are made worse by the climate shift that has already occurred, and future hurricanes will be made even more devastating by denial of that fact.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE



Fossil Fuel Investors Want to Know How Much They Could Lose to Climate Change

U.S. investors worried about the value of their shares in fossil fuel companies want more information about climate change’s financial effects.

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 READ MORE



Here Are 7 Questions Mike Pence Should Be Asked at the Vice Presidential Debate

Too few voters know the extremist agenda of Trump’s running mate, but some pointed queries could change that.

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 READ MORE



What Will Donald Trump Do if Elected President?

Armed with the finding that U.S. presidents fulfill more than 70 percent of their campaign promises, New Yorker contributor Evan Osnos spoke with a wide range of experts to try to determine what Trump will do if he wins.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 READ MORE


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