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08/01/22
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Primary Author: Tim Radford
desert heat - pxhere

Jan. 6, 2022

This story includes details on the impacts of climate change that may be difficult for some readers. If you are feeling overwhelmed by this crisis situation here is a list of resources on how to cope with fears and feelings about the scope and pace of the climate crisis.

02/01/22
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Aaron Saad
Mídia NINJA - Climate March during COP26 • 05/11/2021 • Glasgow / Scotland (UK

Dec. 28, 2021

As powerful countries keep sinking climate goals, activists likely to escalate tactics rather than accept an increasingly unlivable world

1.5, barely alive

Shortly before the close of this year’s United Nations climate negotiations in Glasgow, UN Secretary General António Guterres offered a sobering summary of the global efforts to address the climate emergency.

02/01/22
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Rick Salutin
Gabriel Boric

Dec. 30, 2021

A frothy year-end column on the future chances of democracy and fascism, in America and elsewhere

Let me close out 2021 with one of those perky looks into the future in two areas: democracy and fascism. In each, our vision of what’s coming down the track gets distorted by our tendency to visualize via the U.S.

30/12/21
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Brett Wilkins
Texas researchers Maria Elena Bottazzi and Peter Hotez led development of the Cobervax patent-free Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo: Texas Medical Center)

Dec. 30, 2021

"We're not trying to make money. We just want to see people get vaccinated."

A small team of Texas researchers is being hailed for developing an unpatented Covid-19 vaccine to share with the world without personal profit, with some advocates asking, if they can do it, why can't Big Pharma?

"If we had even a fraction of the support that Moderna had, who knows, maybe the world would be vaccinated by now."

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28/12/21
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Jon Queally
Dina Lewis rescues items from her home (R) after it was destroyed by Hurricane Ida on August 30, 2021 in Laplace, Louisiana. Ida made landfall August 29 as a category 4 storm southwest of New Orleans. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dec. 27, 2021

"Climate change will bankrupt us, and along the way, we will lose so much more than money," said one activist in response to the new figures.

A new report out Monday shows that 2021 continued the trend of annual climate devastation worldwide that is costing the global economy hundreds of billions of dollars as planet-heating emissions unleash exactly the kind of damage scientists have warned about for decades.

27/12/21
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Vijay Prashad
Unknown victims and prisoners at the Navy School of Mechanics, or ESMA, 1976-1983. (Photographs by Victor Basterra, Argentina; collage by Daniela Ruggeri)

December 20, 2021

U.S. liberalism fears attempts to build independent, sovereign political projects far more than it fears  fascistic governments, writes Vijay Prashad.

 

 

 

 

27/12/21
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Katie Surma
Human rights lawyer Philippe Sands speaks at AOL Studios In New York on Nov. 6, 2015 in New York City. Credit: John Lamparski/WireImage

Dec. 22, 2021

The British lawyer and author has held Nazis and presidents accountable for crossing the moral red line. Now, he argues, the time has come to pursue those who commit crimes against the environment.

BRUSSELS—Philippe Sands steps off his train at Brussels’ Midi station and sees a familiar face amidst a flurry of passengers. 

26/12/21
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Ideas - CBC
Kim Stanley Robinson

'I absolutely believe capitalism is one name for the problem. It's exploitative,' says the sci-fi writer 

Ideas 53:59Kim Stanley Robinson: The Best-Case Scenario You Can Still Believe In

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