Climate Change

Peter Walker

Environment secretary calls for cross-party approach as Labour leader says vote can ‘set off wave of action’

MPs have endorsed a Labour motion to declare a formal climate and environment emergency, with Jeremy Corbyn hailing the move as a necessary response to school climate strikers and groups such as Extinction Rebellion.

Amir Hernandez

By that, I mean: a world democratic socialist republic.


Global warming connects the local and the global. As Canada dumps greenhouse gases into the atmosphere at a rate of 22 tonnes per person each year, sea levels in Bangladesh rise, swallowing coastal communities.

Kevin Baker

APRIL 30, 2019

The river “flows up the map,” they used to say, first south, then west, and then north, and through some of the most verdant and beautiful country in America. It is called the Tennessee, but it drains some forty thousand square miles of land in seven states, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Alabama, and from Mississippi to the Ohio River, an area nearly the size of En­gland.

Umair Irfan

Humans are pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at an accelerating rate. But climate change is a cumulative problem, a function of the total amount of greenhouse gases that have accumulated in the sky. Some of the heat-trapping gases in the air right now date back to the Industrial Revolution. And since that time, some countries have pumped out vastly more carbon dioxide than others.

Abdul El-Sayed
Democratic representative from New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Senator from Massachusetts Ed Markey introduce their Green New Deal resolution. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA
As a doctor, I realize the forces that cause climate change are the same forces that poisoned the lungs of babies in Detroit
Abdul El-Sayed
George Monbiot
Refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border in 2016. ‘In the 21st century rising resource consumption has matched or exceeded the rate of economic growth.’ Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one

Greta Thunberg

My name is Greta Thunberg. I am 16 years old. I come from Sweden. And I speak on behalf of future generations.

I know many of you don’t want to listen to us – you say we are just children. But we’re only repeating the message of the united climate science.

Barry Saxifrage
Canada will take centuries to reach its climate targets at the pace it is going. (photo by Magda Ehlers from Pexels)

April 25th 2019

Last week, the Canadian government released its annual greenhouse gas report, which now includes data for 2017.


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