Video: Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.
Book Review: Pierre-Louis hasn’t just done her research, she has organized and presented it very well, making a convincing case that green shopping cannot save the planet: that alone makes it a valuable resource for green activists. Pierre-Louis’s critique of green consumerism is powerful and effective, but is the alternative she offers credible?
[Quotes and Insights #25] A persistent myth holds that Marx and Engels had unlimited faith in humanity’s ability to conquer nature and create ever more abundance — and no interest in sustainability or ecology. The myth falls apart when we examine what they actually wrote. “Let us not, however, flatter ourselves overmuch on account of […]
This trend is now a major driver of land grabbing globally, and poses a significant threat to the world’s indigenous communities, farmers and local food production systems, as well as to precious water, forests, biodiversity, critical ecosystems and climate change.
“The message is clear. The people have spoken up… The people do not want the Lynas Project in Malaysia” (more…)
“This disaster was predictable and predicted, but happened because of the age-old story of cutting corners to protect profits over people” [Common Dreams, Feb 28, 2012] A new report released today by Greenpeace argues it was neither the 7.1 magnitude earthquake nor the raging tsunami that followed which deserve the real blame for the nuclear disaster at Japan’s […]
Global Justice Ecology Project and Global Forest Coalition announce the release of the DVD of “A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests.” In the month since we released it online, A Darker Shade of Green has been viewed more than 3,500 times. The DVD edition, produced for use in classrooms, […]
“If you take 40 years to switch over entirely to natural gas, you won’t see any substantial decrease in global temperatures for up to 250 years. There’s almost no climate value in doing it.” ++++++ by Mike Lemonick Climate Central, Feb. 28, 2012 Remember how ethanol was going to save us? It was the perfect solution […]
Even if we convert totally tomorrow, it would be decades before the transition from coal-based power brings temperature benefits. We have delayed too long already and it is time to get started. +++++++++++++ by Kate Ravilious Environmental Research Web, Feb 16, 2012 If the entire world adopted ‘green’ forms of energy tomorrow, how long would it […]
We call for a major world mobilization to be held between 18-26 June in Rio de Janeiro, with a permanent camp, for the Peoples Summit, to counter the summit of governments and capital.
For our rights and the rights of nature, against the commodification of life and the greenwashing of capitalism … Mobilize together towards Río+20 and beyond ++++++++++++++ We, organizations, networks and social movements, involved in the building of the Peoples’ Summit for social and environmental justice, against the commodification of life and nature in defence (Río+20), call for […]