Angela Barnes with Reuters


Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, according to research carried out by Brazil’s space research centre (INPE).

It cites 72,843 fires, marking an increase of 83% compared to 2018 — the highest since records began in 2013.

Fatima Syed
A farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario seen on July 19, 2018. Photo by Cole Burston

August 19th 2019

There's a finite amount of land on this fast-warming planet that a rapidly growing population will need to use wisely to produce enough food and fuel for every single person.

The world is not doing that right now, a new 1,400-page special report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) finds, urging countries to rethink the way they use and manage their land.

UNDP Chad/Jean Damascene Hakuzim Desertification threatens the village of Tantaverom. Mbo Malloumu has taken the initiative to plant acacia seedlings to rehabilitate the land. In the past 50 years, Lake Chad basin shrank from 25,000 square kilometers to 2,000square kilometers.

8 August 2019

More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late.

Jonathan Blitzer

   Photography by  (see original for photos)

   April 3, 2019

U.S. government
“The assumption that current and future climate conditions will resemble the recent past is no longer valid.”

Posted on November 24, 2018

Summary of major U.S. government report that warns of major threats to human health and safety, quality of life, and economic growth

George Monbiot
Illustration: Nathalie Lees

06 Nov 2018 

What if we abandoned photosynthesis as the means of producing food, and released most of the world’s surface from agriculture?

published in the Guardian 31st October 2018

Jameson Berkow

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Billions of dollars are lost to Canada’s hefty heavy oil price discount every year. But no matter how many new pipelines are built, the bleeding will never fully stop.

Ian Johnston
Deforestation in Sumatra, one of the world’s primate hotspots ( W F Laurance )

'Re-imagining a world with less stuff but more joy is probably the way forward,' says Professor Raj Patel

Industrial agriculture is bringing about the mass extinction of life on Earth, according to a leading academic.

Professor Raj Patel said mass deforestation to clear the ground for single crops like palm oil and soy, the creation of vast dead zones in the sea by fertiliser and other chemicals, and the pillaging of fishing grounds to make feed for livestock show giant corporations can not be trusted to produce food for the world.

Samantha M. Harvey
photo Peg Hunter Grassroots activists worry that that once taken over by philanthropies and governments entrenched in a corporate model, the principles that birthed the just transition movement – principles of bottom-up community leadership, cultural inclusion, food sovereignty, and localized economies – would be lost forever.

Will the just transition movement survive mainstream adoption?

"There is a right way to do ‘just transition.’”


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