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Environment

The money that is being swallowed into the Western military establishments does not only drift away from any climate spending but also promotes greater climate catastrophe, writes Murad Qureshi for Globetrotter. During late April and early May, South Asia experienced the terrible impacts of global warming....
The number of people affected by hunger globally rose to as many as 828 million in 2021, according to a new UN report that provides fresh evidence that the world is moving in reverse, away from the Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms, by 2030, when the SDGs...
Only about half the funds required are being provided by rich countries, according to a report by Oxfam. The funding needed by UN climate disaster appeals has soared by more than 800% in 20 years as global heating takes hold. But only about half of it is being met by rich countries, according to a new report by...
Two important reports were released last month, neither getting the kind of attention they deserve, writes Vijay Prashad for the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. On 4 April, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group III report was published, evoking a strong reaction from the United...
The number of people suffering from extreme hunger reached an all-time high in 2021 and is on track to increase further this year—unless wealthy countries ramp up efforts to "tackle the root causes of food crises rather than just responding after they occur." By Kenny Stancil for Common Dreams. That's the key...
There is plenty of information alerting against the ongoing devastating human war on Mother Nature. And the message is clear, writes Baher Kamal for IPS News. The gloomy picture is drawn from indisputable scientific conclusions and should be already known by everybody, in particular by decision-makers, whether they...
After wrapping up a worldwide civil disobedience campaign to call for a "climate revolution," scientists have pledged to keep fighting for the ambitious action they warn is necessary to prevent the most catastrophic impacts of the fossil-fueled global emergency. Report by Jessica Corbett for Common Dreams. "...
World leaders are under pressure to conclude years of talks on an agreement to protect open oceans that help sustain life on Earth, cover almost half the planet and currently fall under no country's laws. As plans to protect and restore ecosystems across the world are mainstreamed, conservationists hope an oceans...
Governments must start treating the climate crisis as a national security concern on a par with war as climate breakdown threatens countries’ stability and safety, the global chief of the Red Cross has warned. Jagan Chapagain, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,...
The world is spending at least $1.8tn (£1.3tn) every year on subsidies driving the annihilation of wildlife and a rise in global heating, according to a new study, prompting warnings that humanity is financing its own extinction. From tax breaks for beef production in the Amazon to financial support for unsustainable...
An analysis by the Center for Global Development (CGD) reports that the average Briton produced more carbon dioxide in the first two days of January than an average person from the Democratic Republic of Congo would in an entire year. This study shows that rich and poor countries have vast energy inequalities, with...
Ne moremo si resno zamisliti nove ekonomske paradigme za upravljanje skupnih zemeljskih virov brez poglobljenega razmisleka o potrebi po vsesvetovni psihološki in družbeni preobrazbi, s katero se bo zavedanje povprečnega človeka razširilo v smeri sprejemanja skupnega dobrega za celotno človeštvo. Avtor Mohammed...
Over 50 Nobel laureates across the globe have come together and signed an open letter for all the countries to cut their military spending by 2 percent a year for the next five years. The group has suggested that the money saved should instead be invested in a UN fund to combat pandemics, climate crisis, and extreme...
A total of 274 million people worldwide will need emergency aid and protection in 2022, a 17 per cent increase compared with this year, the UN has reported.  The amount is equivalent to “the world’s fourth most populous country”, Martin Griffiths, UN Humanitarian Affairs chief said at the launch of the 2022 Global...
With continuing hypocrisy and obstructionism by governments of major countries at global climate talks, humanity’s best hope lies in the social movements of the most marginalized, writes Basav Sen for FPIF. The UN climate talks (Conference of the Parties, or COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, concluded in mid-November...