Increase in World Hunger Fueled by Conflict, Climate Change

Originally published at CommonDreams.org   Armed conflicts and climate change are key factors being blamed for a rise in worldwide hunger—the first in over a decade, according to a new United Nations report. Malnutrition and food insecurity affected 815 million… Read More

The Carbon Clock Is Ticking: We Have One Year to Avert Climate Catastrophe

By Nika Knight Originally published on CommonDreams.org    Our window of time to act on climate may be shrinking even faster than previously thought. We may only have one year remaining before we lock in 1.5ºC of warming—the ideal… Read More

Earth ‘On the Edge’: 2016 Goes Down as Hottest Year on Record

By Andrea Germanos Originally published at Common Dreams Earth is “on the edge.” So declared the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Thursday, announcing that 2016 was the warmest year on record. The first global assessment of last year’s… Read More

TTIP 2.0? New Leak Exposes Threats of Lesser-Known TISA Trade Deal

Originally published on Common Dreams: Greenpeace Netherlands exposed the threats to democracy and climate action contained within the little-known Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) on Tuesday with new leaksdivulging several chapters of the clandestine global trade agreement. “It’s… Read More

With Impeachment, Brazil’s Right-Wing Elites Deal Blow to Dilma Rousseff, Democracy

With just one vote, Brazil’s corrupt, right-wing elites dealt a blow to Dilma Rousseff and democracy #ImpeachmentDay pic.twitter.com/mAroE4hHFy — teleSUR English (@telesurenglish) August 31, 2016 Via CommonDreams.org: As expected, Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday voted to impeach suspended President… Read More

Mass Evacuation as ‘Apocalyptic’ Inferno Engulfs Canadian Tar Sands City

A raging wildfire in a Canadian tar sands town has forced tens of thousands of evacuations and destroyed several residential neighborhoods, offering a bleak vision of a fiery future if the fossil fuel era is not brought to… Read More