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21/02/14
Author: 
Dana Nuccitelli
A German police officers shows a Nazi flag confiscated from the far-right group Besseres Hannover. Contrarian climate scientist and conservative media favorite Roy Spencer posted a rant on his blog against those he calls "global warming Nazis." Photograph: Alexander Koerner/AP

Because the pool of climate experts who dispute that humans are the primary cause of global warming is so small, representing just 2 to 4 percent of climate scientists, climate contrarians often reference the same few contrarian scientists.

17/02/14
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Jill Stein

"It’s very humbling to be in this room, not to mention on this stage, with all the vision and dedication that’s packed within these four walls. Thanks to the board and Seth Adler, the volunteers, and all of you here tonight for making this conference happen." Dr. Jill Stein was the 2012 US Green Party presidential candidate. She co-authored In Harm’s Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging, which promote green local economies, sustainable agriculture, clean power, and freedom from toxics.

17/02/14
Author: 
Natassa Romanou

Many misconceptions still exist in the mainstream about the ongoing economic crisis in Southern Europe. First, the crisis is often considered a direct result of the 2008 banking sector collapse in the United States, but it is becoming abundantly clear that it is a by-product, an expected outcome, of the current economic system, capitalism, which relies on continuing growth and competition, profit maximization, power and wealth accumulation by the oligarchy, commodification of public goods and resources, and the voracious exploitation of the environment.

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13/02/14
Author: 
Ari Phillips

On Wednesday, the Church of England’s parliamentary body announced that it was considering redirecting its investments in an effort to battle climate change. The motion put forward, which called for the Church to recognize “the damage being done to the planet through the burning of fossil fuels,” received overwhelming support.

12/02/14
Author: 
Andy Atkins
Prime minister David Cameron speaks as he chairs the government's Cobra emergency meeting on flooding. Photograph: Neil Hall/PA

“We are seeing more abnormal weather events. Colleagues across the House can argue about whether that is linked to climate change or not. I very much suspect that it is,” David Cameron told MPs last month.

01/02/14
Author: 
Ari Phillips

As California sees the future impacts of climate change playing out in the form of epic drought on one side of the globe, across the map in the U.K.

22/01/14
Author: 
Larry Pynn
Less than five per cent of Metro Vancouver’s air pollutants on average comes from offshore, although that can increase to 25 per cent on certain days, says Michael Brauer of UBC’s School of Population and Public Health.  Photograph by: Mark van Manen , PNG

A new international study showing that pollutants from China are affecting air quality on the west coast of North America is partly payback for western consumers having their goods manufactured there, a University of B.C. professor said Wednesday. “Why are they having these high emissions?” asked Michael Brauer of the school of population and public health. “Part of it is the stuff they’re producing for us. Some of it is coming back to bite us ... through our consumption.”

27/01/14
Author: 
Staff

MANILA-The Philippines is reeling from a barrage of massive natural disasters-three in as many months-that has tested the ability of government responders and aid agencies to help millions of displaced people across the country's central and southern regions. "We're stretched as thin as I've ever seen," said Ned Olney, country director for Save the Children, one of numerous nongovernmental organizations responding to an earthquake on Oct. 15, a typhoon that made landfall on Nov. 8 and then deadly floods from a tropical depression that ended Jan. 20.

26/01/14
Author: 
Andrew Burgin
delegate came from across Europe

The increasing ecological crisis and impending environmental catastrophe that we all face, is leading more on the left to recognise that we have to be both red and green in our politics – we have to be ecosocialist. One without the other is not going to work. That is the strong message from the French left party, Parti de Gauche, which has called for the founding of a European network, opposing the environmental degradation caused by capitalism’s relentless drive for profit.

25/01/14
Author: 
Iain Marlow
B.C. Smog

Canada and the United States may have outsourced a large amount of manufacturing to China over the years, but a new study shows that pollution from heavy industry concentrated on the east coast of Asia is drifting across the Pacific Ocean and helping foul the air on North America’s west coast.

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