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Earth Has Lost Half of Its Wildlife in the Past 40 Years, Says WWF

Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats

Photograph: Global Warming Images/WWF-CanonRubbish dumped on the tundra outside llulissat in Greenland stand in stark contrast to icebergsbehind from the Sermeq Kujullaq or llulissat Ice fjord – a Unesco world heritage site. The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in…
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by: The Guardian – October 1, 2014

Five Ways Ban Ki-moon’s Summit Has Changed International Climate Politics Forever

The UN climate summit in New York decided nothing – but it has helped put climate change back on the agenda

By Michael Jacobs So 120 government leaders each made 4 minute speeches about climate change at the United Nations. Did it make any difference? Yes, but not in the ways you might think. The UN climate summit did not conclude in a…
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by: The Guardian – September 26, 2014

Global Warming Denial Rears Its Ugly Head Around the World, in English

In Australia, USA, UK, and Canada, politicians are rejecting evidence and expert opinion about climate change

As people’s understanding of climate science grows, among both experts and non-experts alike, we become more accepting of the fact that humans are the driving force behind global warming. That’s because the evidence supporting human-caused global warming is overwhelming; hence rejection of…
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by: The Guardian – August 18, 2014

It’s Simple. If We Can’t Change Our Economic System, Our Number’s Up

It's the great taboo of our age — and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity's undoing

Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic meter. Let us propose that these possessions grew by 4.5 percent a year. How big would that stash have been by the Battle of Actium…
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by: The Guardian – May 29, 2014

WWF Staff Receive Death Threats for Opposing Virunga Oil Exploitation

Phone calls follow attempted assassination of Congolese national park's chief warden and increased reports of intimidation

World Wildlife Fund staff members have been telephoned with death threats for opposing oil exploitation in Africa’s oldest national park, which is home to one in four of the world's estimated 800 remaining mountain gorillas. It follows the attempted assassination of the…
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by: The Guardian – May 13, 2014

Climate Change Making Food Crops Less Nutritious, Research Finds

High CO2 levels significantly reduces essential nutrients in wheat, rice, maize and soyabeans, Nature paper reveals

by Damian Carrington Rising carbon dioxide emissions are set to make the world's staple food crops less nutritious, according to new scientific research, worsening the serious ill health already suffered by billions of malnourished people. The surprise consequence of fossil fuel burning…
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by: The Guardian – May 8, 2014

Why US Fracking Companies are Licking their Lips Over Ukraine

From climate change to Crimea, the natural gas industry is supreme at exploiting crisis for private gain – what I call the shock doctrine, writes Naomi Klein

The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe. As part of escalating anti-Russian hysteria, two bills have been introduced into the US Congress – one in…
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by: The Guardian – April 10, 2014

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