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Move Over, Peak Oil. Scientists Say 'Peak Livestock' Must Arrive This Decade to Limit Global Heating
"If the livestock sector were to continue with business as usual," experts warn, "this sector alone would account for 49% of the emissions budget for 1.5°C by 2030."
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Where do we find the awareness we need to save the planet and save ourselves? (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty) Views
Letting Our Values Out Of Their Cage
Only with some sort of one-world consciousness can we begin stepping back from the edge of extinction.
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As a historian, I have taught courses on climate change and history, and one thing I can tell you, it is very unusual during the past million years for the Arctic to be hot. Views
Sizzling Arctic: Top 5 Climate Horror Stories in NOAA’s Report Card
The wrecking of our beautiful earth is on us.
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A sustainability policy that focuses on systemic issues reframes the question from “how do we change individuals’ behaviors so that they are more sustainable?” to “how do we change the way society works?” This leads to very different kinds of interventions. (Photo: unclelkt/pixabay.com) Views
We Can't Do It Ourselves
In contrast to policies aimed at individuals, policies that frame sustainability as a systemic, institutional challenge can bring about the many forms of innovation that are needed to address problems like climate change.
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"Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record level of 407.8 parts per million in 2018 and continued to rise in 2019. CO2 lasts in the atmosphere for centuries and the ocean for even longer, thus locking in climate change." (Photo: Andrew Hart/flickr/cc) Views
Despite Warmest Decade on Record, We Still Act Like "Addicts Blowing Our Carbon Budget"
"Another lost year leading to another lost decade. I don’t want to belittle the important things that have happened and are happening, but they are not enough. People will look back at us and wonder, 'What were you doing?'"
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 Our anti-capitalist struggle is also a decolonial, anti-patriarchal and anti-racist struggle. Views
COP25, Social Movements and Climate Justice
A declaration on climate crisis, energy transition and extractivism in Latin America.
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Deforestation in the name of development. (Photo: crustmania, CC by 2.0) Views
Development: A Failed Project
It’s time to abandon development and think about postdevelopment instead.
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For an equal supply of protein, beef produces 20-25 times as much greenhouse gas emissions on average as beans, and about 12 times as much as tofu. (Photo: Neil H/flickr/cc) Views
Eating Well Without Destroying the Climate
After years of studying the climate impacts of foods, I can’t think of anything more impactful than our choice of proteins, followed by waste reduction.
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The fundamental demand of protesters in Seattle was a moratorium to WTO negotiations. (Photo: 1999 Dang Ngo/ZUMA Press) Views
WTO Shutdown: How the Food Sovereignty Movement Helped Bring Down the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Twenty years on, the "Spirit of Seattle" continues to inform and inspire many activists today, and clearly points the way to another world being possible.
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The capitalists and our corrupt governments are largely to blame for this destruction and the extinctions. (Photo: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images) Views
The Choice Is Ours: Extinction or Rebellion?
Due to capitalism’s rapaciousness, our species is hurtling towards ecocide at a frightening pace.
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