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Reclaim Our Power or Face Extinction: The Choice is Ours

May 31, 2019           |                                       

Do you find yourself unable to nod off to the sweet bliss of ignorance or denial when contemplating the catastrophic state of the world? Do you find yourself feeling deeply concerned about the enormous harm occurring to humans, our fellow Earthlings and this beautiful planet, our home? Do you find yourself feeling deeply concerned about […]

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The Next Aral Sea? Caspian Suffers Impact Of Pollution, Climate Change

April 18, 2019           |                                       

Disappearing seals, plummeting fish stocks, and a falling water level all point to the deteriorating health of the Caspian Sea. Ahead of Earth Day, observed on April 22, environmentalists in Azerbaijan have warned that it will take rapid action to save the Caspian from the fate of the Aral Sea. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/azerbaijan-caspian-sea-environment/29889479.html

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Pulp mill, Longview, Washington. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. Same ol’ same ol’ battle: The more things change, the more they stay the same On August 21, 2009, The Wall Street Journal reported that “…many scientists say deep emissions cuts are necessary … to prevent … dangerous consequences of global warming,” and also reported that, “Getting […]

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When masses of students from all over the world mobilize around a utopia, adults become uncomfortable, writes Roberto Savio. By Roberto Savio in Rome Inter Press Service If we ever needed proof of how the political system has become self-referential and unable to update itself, the latest student march in more than 1,000 towns is […]

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The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a final call to keep the global temperature rise to within 1.5 degrees Celsius of preindustrial levels. Doing so will require “rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” When the Trump administration downplays climate change across the country, it puts everyone […]

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A call for diplomacy and deescalation, not economic and military confrontation. We should prioritize the fight for a 180-degree turnaround in the U.S. stance toward China, demanding that diplomacy and negotiation replace trade wars and military encirclement. More than any other bilateral relationship, what happens between the United States and China will shape global politics […]

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