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A Zero-Carbon Future

Helen Clark | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Helen Clark

Paris must be a catalyst for stepped up climate action. The world must move towards a zero-carbon future. There is no room for short-sightedness or a lack of ambition. When a new climate deal is reached in December, as we hope and expect, let us all roll up our sleeves and get to work.

French Introspection & Action: The Paris Aftermath

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 12.01.2016 | World
Deborah J. Levine

What are the French saying in the aftermath of the Paris attacks? What are Parisians thinking as they add the massacre of November 13 to the surge of ...

A Successful Transition to a Zero Carbon Future Must be a Just Transition

Sharan Burrow | Posted 12.02.2016 | Green
Sharan Burrow

Two and half million people have been displaced from their homes, and many workers are on the frontlines of the frontlines of the industrial transformation that is a necessity for a zero carbon future.

At The Paris Climate Talks, Media Coverage Takes A Turn

Columbia Journalism Review | Judah Robinson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Media

THE 2015 UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE SUMMIT kicked off in Paris this week on a somber but defiant note, as world leaders confronted the long-term devastati...

When States Can't Solve The Problem Of Climate Change, It's Time For A New Strategy

Don Tapscott | Posted 12.02.2016 | Green
Don Tapscott

The most successful outcome from this year's conference in Paris should be that participants understand that the issue of the climate is too important to be left just to the world's politicians.

Why Paris Matters

Touraj Daryaee | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Touraj Daryaee

We, like many others, have a love affair with Paris. Many people in the world in fact have the same love affair and so that is why an attack on Paris matters more than any other single city in the world.

Terrorism in Paris: Why Do Western Governments Believe They Can Wage War Without Cost?

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.02.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Western governments that loose the dogs of war should stop assuming that their own people will not be bitten. Being a liberal democracy does not turn bombing and killing into an act of immaculate conception. Instead of pretending that their nations enjoy immunity from the inevitable horrors of war, Western officials should make the case to their people that the likely costs are worth the benefits. In this case that includes the possibility, perhaps likelihood, of terrorist attacks at home. There are no certainties even for America, which has done surprisingly well since 9/11. Which brings up the obvious question, why are the U.S. and its European allies involved "over there" -- and, in fact, currently intensifying their intervention?

How to Empower Women in Africa's Fashion Industry? United Nations Forum on Business & Human Rights

Sissi Johnson | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Sissi Johnson

Four days after the Paris attacks, my emotions were still running high. Nonetheless, on November 17, I attended "Empowering Women in Africa's Fashion ...

The Collaboration of Pacifism and Intelligence

Angie Cordeiro | Posted 12.01.2016 | World
Angie Cordeiro

Jacob Appelbaum's opening remarks at the World Forum for Democracy 2015, posted November 20th, should be required viewing on the internet today as the power brokers of the world meet in Paris to discuss climate catastrophe shadowed by terrorism.

The California Way: Sunny, With a Chance of Apocalypse

Jon Christensen | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Jon Christensen

Too often climate advocates stop at apocalypse. If we don't change everything now, or "yesterday," as one scientist said recently, we're toast. Or drowned. Or something, really, really bad. The problem with this kind of message, research has shown, is that most people basically tune out right about then.

From Parish to Paris: Why the World's Faithful Are Asking for Climate Action

Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M. | Posted 12.01.2016 | Religion
Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M.

I happily join the 840,000 of my Catholic sisters and brothers in exhorting the COP21 negotiators to develop the international frameworks needed for a climate of justice.

A Call on All Parisians to Take Care of the Republique

Ahmed Meguini | Posted 12.01.2016 | World
Ahmed Meguini

With the hope that we will never again have a reason to lay flowers at the foot of the Republique, we formed an informal collective called "17 Never Again," to take care of the flowers currently blooming under the statue.

The Man Who Saved My Wife

Clem | Posted 12.01.2016 | World

She told me about the deaths, the blood, the injured friends, and the bar that became a makeshift hospital. And she told me about Bruno, the man who saved her life.

Dear World: Ignorance Will Destroy Us

Mona Shadia | Posted 12.01.2016 | Religion
Mona Shadia

We preach about our ideals, our honorable American standards and abilities to respect the dignity of humans' lives and spirits and yet we act exactly like those whom we criticize. We discriminate against those who are different from us just like our enemies do. Yes, we do.

After Paris, What Is Chic Could Also Be Bulletproof

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Ben Hellwarth

In the wake of the attacks in Paris, and with security ramped up all over the jittery French capital for the climate change conference, there's a lot of talk about fear. The fear people are talking about mostly boils down to a fear of venturing into public places, where there's a greater risk of being randomly gunned down by madmen.

A Paris Father Helps to Translate the Senselessness of Terrorism: Can the Timeless City Also Speak the Truth About Climate Change?

Todd Eisenstadt | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Todd Eisenstadt

How we react to these events, and -- just as important -- how we interpret them to kids and students with needed context, helps determine our worth as citizens, as well as whether we are positioning the next generation to solve the problems that we seem to have created.

New Stories: Now, More Than Ever!

Anne-Sophie Novel | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
Anne-Sophie Novel

We are saddened and disorientated by what happened, but as the Paris motto goes "Fluctuat nec mergitur" -- we are tossed by the waves, but will not sink.

Bill Nye Explains The Connection Between Climate Change And Paris Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

President Obama made headlines Monday when he said during his remarks at COP21 that the climate change conference taking place in Paris is an "act of ...

War on #ClimateChange: Threat to 'International Peace and Security'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.29.2016 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

From desertification to eroding shores, climate change has intensified resource scarcity, poverty and hunger. Vast new waves of migration may have a political ignition, but the fuel is climate change, from Africa to Asia. Somehow, even Syria's conflict can be attributed to the spark of longer-term drought.

Going Into Paris Talks, the U.S. and China Collude to Gobble Up the Global Carbon Pie

East-West Center | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
East-West Center

For spectators who are keeping score at the Paris global climate talks starting this week, the number that should be circled is 900 billion. The units? Not dollars, but billions of tons of carbon dioxide. Why 900 billion?

Revise The Visa Program Or Shut Out Refugees? House GOP Wants To Do Both.

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.30.2015 | Politics

House Republicans aim to pass an overhaul in December of one of the key programs through which foreigners enter the U.S., Majority Leader Kevin McCart...

Grassroots Advocates Demand Action in Paris

Marc Yaggi | Posted 11.30.2016 | Green
Marc Yaggi

We need to shift financing and subsidies from dirty fossil fuel projects to renewables. Paris needs to stimulate new policies worldwide to put a price on carbon and to facilitate investments for a rapid global transition to renewable energy, especially in developing countries.

Israel Helps EU Deal With New Reality

Alex Benjamin | Posted 11.29.2016 | World
Alex Benjamin

Brussels is renowned as a foggy place. But its is starting to feel like people are now slowly beginning to see what is at stake.

This Is Why I Didn't Attend The Invalides Memorial, Despite Losing My Daughter In The Attacks

Éric Ouzounian | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
Éric Ouzounian

I am appalled by my devastated country, and I am devastated by the death of my daughter.

A State of Emergency in France: Draconian Measures Threaten Civil Liberties

Bianca Jagger | Posted 11.30.2016 | Green
Bianca Jagger

It is cause for concern that France, with its proud identity as a bastion of civil liberties, is now joining a dubious list of governments that use security as a justification to cut down on individual rights.