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18/12/16
Author: 
Joseph Hincks

Dec 15, 2016 - And there’s one country that can claim a huge share of the credit for it.

Solar power is becoming the world’s cheapest form of new electricity generation, data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests.

16/12/16
Author: 
George Monbiot

In the first of a series of columns about possible solutions, I explore how commons could transform society and the distribution of wealth

 

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th December 2016

06/12/16
Author: 
Claudio Katz

"He deployed a prolific critical analysis of environmental depredation and the poverty generated by capitalism." 

With Fidel’s death Latin America’s principal revolutionary figure of the last century has left us. Amidst our great sorrow at his passing it is difficult to assess his stature. But while emotion clouds any evaluation, the Comandante’s influence[1] can be appreciated with greater clarity now that he has left.

27/11/16
Author: 
Linda Farthing
 Demonstrators holding buckets protest amid the drought, in the center of La Paz. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

The country’s worst drought in 25 years, spurred by poor management, El Niño and climate change, has reservoirs drying up and hospitals struggling

Teodora Cauna de Quispe hasn’t had water at her house in Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, for two weeks. “We can’t wash ourselves or our clothes,” she said. “Every so often there is a bit of muddy water that spurts out of the tap on my patio.”

27/11/16
Author: 
robertscribbler

“Bolivians have to be prepared for the worst.” — President Evo Morales.

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26/11/16
Author: 
Fidel Castro

Legendary Cuban revolutionary and former president Fidel Castro passed away on November 25 aged 90 (having survived hundreds of failed CIA assassination attempts). An internationalist dedicated to a fairer and sustainable planet, Castro long warned that capitalism was threatening to destroy human civlisation through ecological destruction, with the poor of the global South its first victims.

25/11/16
Author: 
George Monbiot
 Drums of War -  Illustration by Andrzej Krauze

The combination of automation, complexity and climate change is dangerous in ways we haven’t even begun to grasp.

18/11/16
Author: 
Chris Mooney and Jason Samenow
Image obtained using a climate reanalyzer. (Climate Change Institute/University of Maine)

Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic.

It’s polar night there now — the sun isn’t rising in much of the Arctic. That’s when the Arctic is supposed to get super-cold, when the sea ice that covers the vast Arctic Ocean is supposed to grow and thicken.

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