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April 18th, 2017

Arctic meltdown: Sea and land ice are cracking up at a record pace

 By Joe Romm, 14 April 2017, Climate Progress “Broken Arches,” Disko Bay, Greenland. CREDIT: Diane Tuff from her book, “The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape” Driven by warming air and water temperatures, Arctic sea ice continues its death spiral. A big new crack has been found in a major outlet glacier of the […]


April 18th, 2017

Indigenous scientists, agency professionals, educators, leaders and allies from Indigenous communities and homelands support for science, sciences

To the March for Science, DC and satellite marches across the nation and the world: As Indigenous scientists, agency professionals, tribal professionals, educators, traditional practitioners, family, youth, elders and allies from Indigenous communities and homelands all over the living Earth we Endorse and Support the March for Science. As original peoples, we have long memories, […]


April 18th, 2017

Old economics is based on false ‘laws of physics’

Old economics is based on false ‘laws of physics’

Inequality is the biggest threat to the global economy – and it’s getting worse  Oxfam’s statistics are beyond belief; eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken. By Mark Goldring, in The Guardian.  So what to do about it, says George Monbiot?  Kate Raworth says that the aim of economic […]


April 18th, 2017

Earth’s melting permafrost threatens to unleash a dangerous climate feedback loop

By Joe Romm, overview of new research was published in the journal Nature Climate Change. April 2016 As Steve Hanley says:  Joe Romm, one of the hardest working climate change reporters, has come across a scary new study just published in Nature. It finds that higher average temperatures are contributing to permafrost melting in the Arctic and […]


April 4th, 2017

People of faith join 130 countries in pressing for public statement at 1st Negotiation Conference for a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons

Public Statement to the First Negotiation Conference for a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons leading to their elimination Faith Communities Concerned about Nuclear Weapons March 2017, New York Since the first attack with atomic weapons, in August 1945, when the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed, the terrible consequences of nuclear weapons have demanded […]


April 4th, 2017

China lays out 3 step process, speaks of “milestone in our journey towards the protection of mankind’s common home and the establishment of a community of our shared future”

China lays out 3 step process, speaks of “milestone in our journey towards the protection of mankind’s common home and the establishment of a community of our shared future”

Full speech delivered by Ambassador Liu Jieyi to a High Level UN Event, 23 March, 2017 Distinguished President, Fellow delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank the UN for convening this meeting to galvanize efforts and build confidence for the drive for green and low-carbon development at the global level. China supports Ecuador’s statement on behalf of the […]


April 4th, 2017

Church helps pass El Salvador metal mining ban. Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar “We have to defend the rights of all people; as a church, we will always defend the right to life”

The push was led by Catholic bishops, who in February called on congress to pass an outright ban. Demonstrations and a petition signed by 30,000 residents furthered the push for a ban.  “We have to defend the rights of all people; as a church, we will always defend the right to life,” Archbishop Jose Luis […]

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