The front page of the New York Times recently blared: 60 Million People Fleeing Chaotic Lands. It went on to say that a rising number of armed conflicts has caused "an unprecedented global exodus that has . . . littered deserts and seas with the bodies of those who died trying to reach safety."
This is one of those moments when there is broad popular frustration, a moment when liberal goals require measures that seem radical by today's standards. If progressives don't articulate those frustrations and propose real solutions, rightwing populists will propose crackpot ones. Token gestures won't fool anybody.
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The Pope's Encyclical reflects a growing and important relationship between religious leaders and the scientific community, one that DoSER has actively supported for 20 years by facilitating conversations between scientists and religious communities.
Unless the global community strikes an effective deal to rein in its carbon emissions, unchecked climate change could usher in a hellish world of lethal heat, soaring food prices, and the failure of even wealthy states.
On a recent morning on a farm outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, I woke up to the faint sound of a summer's rain. My friends--two sisters who said the farm had been in their family for more than 200 years--made me breakfast using eggs from their hens and vegetables from their garden.
Most of the chatter about this coal state is that it's recalcitrant when it comes to acting on climate change. And while some of that skepticism is certainly valid, there's lots happening in Bluegrass Country when it comes to green energy.
Economic growth is the most powerful single determinant that has ever entered political and economic language.
To go to Greenland was mind blowing, heartbreaking, painfully beautiful and terrifying, all at the same time.
What kind of United Nations would we invent if we were designing it from scratch today?
We need to learn from the lessons of history, not idealize them. Addressing climate change need not mean looking to the 13th century for images of what it means to live in harmony with nature. 13th century "harmony" with nature was generally riddled by disease, lack, and uncertainty.
Power plant carbon dioxide emissions have decreased 12 percent from 2008 to 2013 but remain 14 percent higher than 1990 levels, according to a new report by Ceres, four large utilities, Bank of America and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
As part of an ongoing effort to blur the truth, The Washington Times just published a "hit piece" against Amazon Watch, which has long supported the Ecuadorian communities that were devastated by decades of Chevron's reckless actions for which it has been found guilty in a landmark environmental lawsuit.
ExxonMobil no longer funds climate change deniers?! Is that right? Technically, perhaps, because practically no one can say with a straight face that global warming isn't happening anymore. Most, if not all, of the people who used to deny the reality of climate change have morphed into climate science deniers.
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For many people, the idea of a world without polar bears is eerie, but distant, like looking at photos of abandoned buildings. It's troubling, but in a NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) sort of way. Except the problem is in your backyard...and in your bedroom.