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Serrano Glacier retreating. This is global warming, a climate emergency

A visit to Serrano Glacier in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park in Chile. The Glacier is retreating 10-20 metres per year, according to a Park Ranger when I asked about the current rate of glacial retreat. The Grey Glacier that discharges…

Greta Thunberg Couldn’t Be More Wrong About Australian Bushfires

With all the subtlety and insight of a dead kangaroo, Greta Thunberg has pronounced on the bushfires currently ravaging Australia. “The numbers don’t lie, and the science is clear.If anyone tells you, ‘This is part of a normal cycle’ or…

Politics

Thoughts on the Lib Dem, Green and Plaid Cymru remain election pact | Letters

The Greens’ electoral alliance with the Liberal Democrats (and Plaid Cymru) risks throwing their eco-socialism out with the remain bathwater (Report, 8 November). Greens have far more in common with Labour. Unlike the Lib Dems, Labour and the Greens support…

Hurricanes affecting Puerto Rico reveal the serious crisis the country is experiencing

(Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona) An article led by Joan Benach, a researcher with the Department of Political and Social Sciences at UPF, published in the journal ‘Social Science & Medicine’, shows how the underlying causes of the crisis in Puerto Rico stem from colonialism and the lack of political sovereignty.

New Zealand zero carbon Bill shows bipartisan leadership

Historic moment for New Zealand as the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern calls near unanimous support for a Zero Carbon bill as acting on the biggest challenge of our time. “I continue to stand by the statement that #ClimateChange…

Donald Trump leaves Paris climate accord because he knows better. Not. – USA TODAY

It isn’t beyond imagination for the world to act in concert against a global environmental threat. After all, it has happened before. When scientists found that chemicals used in refrigeration and aerosol cans were depleting a protective layer of ozone over the Earth,…

Climate Activist Found Not Guilty, Claims Home Was Under Direct Climate Threat

After spray-painting Cambridgeshire county council headquarters during an environmental protest last December, Extinction Rebellion protester Angela Ditchfield was found not guilty of criminal damage.  She successfully argued that she had a legal excuse to commit vandalism as she believed there…

Yes, elected leaders are tackling global warming – Financial Times

In “The myth of green growth” (October 26) Simon Kuper asks whether democracy can survive without carbon? This is a fundamentally false question. It is not true that we cannot have prosperous societies and a safe environment. Nor is it…