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The world before this coronavirus and after cannot be the same 31.3.2020 The Moderate Voice

Gettyimages Ian Goldin, University of Oxford and Robert Muggah, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) With COVID-19 infections now evident in 176 countries, the pandemic is the most significant threat to humanity since the second world war. Then, as now, confidence in international cooperation and institutions plumbed new lows. While the onset of […]

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Editorial: The global crisis we're forgetting about — 71 million people displaced by war and unrest 13.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The world faces a humanitarian crisis of historic proportions propelled by war and political instability, and so far has not devised workable remedies or programs.

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UN: Last year was second-warmest and decade was hottest ever 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.N. weather agency says last year was the second warmest on record and the past decade was the hottest in human history. And it says January was the warmest January since 1850.
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Farmworkers Step Up Pressure on Wendy’s Shareholders to Protect Workers’ Rights 5.3.2020 Truthout.com
A mobilization next week will pressure a major Wendy's investor to make good on its claim of support for labor ...
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Another African Tragedy 4.3.2020 NewsBusters
Here are a few headlines about an African tragedy: “Africa’s Worst Locust Plague in Decades Threatens Millions” (The Wall Street Journal), “‘Unprecedented’ Locust Invasion Approaches Full-Blown Crisis” (Scientific American), “Somalia Declares Locust Outbreak a ‘National Emergency’” (The National) and “UN Calls for International Action on East Africa Locust Outbreak” (Bloomberg Green). This ongoing tragedy is mostly man-made, according to an analysis by Paul Driessen, who is a senior policy adviser with the ...
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German teen Naomi Seibt the darling of climate change deniers 27.2.2020 Raw Story
At 19, Naomi Seibt is on her way to becoming the voice of climate sceptics. Close to the far right in her home country of Germany, she has also been propelled by the Heartland Institute, an American think tank supported by allies of US President Donald Trump. Climate sceptics have found their muse: Naomi Seibt, […]
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Oil and Gas Firms “Have Had Far Worse Climate Impact Than Thought” 20.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to 40%. Although the research will […]
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Monaco's Prince Albert II: Oceans are a 'family heritage,' with little time to save them 13.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Grace Kelly's son is hopeful the U.S. will rejoin efforts to address climate change and protect oceans. But, he said, 'the window is closing.'

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Trump’s Biggest Vulnerability Is His Climate Change Denial 12.2.2020 Mother Jones
A little more than 10 years ago, Donald Trump and his children signed a letter that ran as a full-page ad in the New York Times. In it, they urged global leaders to reach an ambitious climate change deal at the annual United Nations conference. The position didn’t hold. Months later, Trump said he thought Al Gore should be stripped […]
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Canada's Trudeau campaigns for rotating chair on U.N. Security Council 7.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is barnstorming through Africa seeking support for a rotating chair on the United Nations Security Council.

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Multiple eco-crises could trigger ‘systemic collapse’: scientists 6.2.2020 Raw Story
Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into “global systemic collapse,” more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday. Climate change, extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwaves, the decline of life-sustaining ecosystems, food security and dwindling stores of fresh water — each poses a monumental challenge to humanity in the 21st century. Out of 30 […]
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A New Report Reveals Climate Change Is Increasing Gender-Based Violence 3.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Climate breakdown and the global crisis of environmental degradation are increasing violence against women and girls, while gender-based exploitation is in turn hampering our ability to tackle the crises, a major report has concluded. Attempts to repair […]
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The Green New Deal Could Revolutionize Theater 2.2.2020 Truthout.com
The Green New Deal Could Revolutionize Theater
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Midwestern Farm Network Is Leading the Way to Chemical-Free, Sustainable Farming 25.1.2020 Truthout.com
Midwestern Farm Network Is Leading the Way to Chemical-Free, Sustainable Farming
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‘The most dangerous situation that humanity has ever faced’: Doomsday clock now 100 seconds to midnight 24.1.2020 Raw Story
Citing the worsening nuclear threat and inaction on the climate crisis, scientists issue a historic warning about the risk of global catastrophe. “The Doomsday Clock now stands at 100 seconds to midnight, the most dangerous situation that humanity has ever faced. Now is the time to come together—to unite and to act.” “Humanity continues to […]
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Davos financiers pump $1.4 trillion into fossil fuels: Greenpeace 21.1.2020 Raw Story
Some of the world’s biggest banks, insurers and pension funds have collectively invested $1.4 trillion in fossil fuel companies since the Paris climate deal, Greenpeace said Tuesday at the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos. With the climate emergency expected to be front and centre at the annual summit of the world’s business […]
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'You need to act now': Meet 4 girls working to save the warming world 20.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"When we organize, we model the world we want to see," says teenager Xiye Bastida. Activist girls like Bastida have been especially visible in the fight against climate change.
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This Is Our Last Decade to Get Climate Right 18.1.2020 Truthout.com
In the climate talks to come, we need more youth, Indigenous, and civil society groups -- and fewer oil ...
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Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires 16.1.2020 Raw Story
Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change. The fires, unprecedented for Australia in terms of duration and intensity, have claimed 28 lives and killed an estimated billion animals. Sustained hot weather and rare […]
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UN warns more extreme weather ahead after hottest decade on record 16.1.2020 Raw Story
The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond. The World Meteorological Organization, which based its findings on analysis of leading international datasets, said increases in global temperatures had already had dire consequences, pointing […]
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