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The coronavirus pandemic, like the climate crisis, is not an accident, nor an act of God. Both of these existential threats have arisen out of a U.S. and global food, farming, energy, resource extraction, economic, militaristic “national security” and trading system that is degenerative, unethical, inequitable and as we see now, self-destructive. Views
Planet Coronavirus: Survival, Resistance and Regeneration
Hopefully, 2020 will be recorded in the history books as a time when we mobilized, as never before, to overcome a national and global emergency, and launched a long-overdue political and social revolution, a U.S. and global Green New Deal.
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'Holy Crap This Is Insane': Citing Coronavirus Pandemic, EPA Indefinitely Suspends Environmental Rules
"The EPA uses this global pandemic to create loopholes for destroying the environment. This is a schoolbook example for what we need to start looking out for."
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People wearing face masks sit on seats with signs telling travellers where they may sit, in order to observe social distancing rules amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on March 25, 2020. (Photo: Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Never in Our Lifetimes Has There Been a Call for Compassion Like This
The time is now for the G20 to help save millions of lives and kick-start the future that humanity needs to hope again. Only a compassionate and collective global response will do.
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A passenger wears a face mask on an almost empty Swiss Air flight from Hamburg, Germany to Zurich, Switzerland, on March 22, 2020, in Hamburg, Germany. Airlines worldwide have had to cut back flights as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Sven Creutzmann/Mambo photo/Getty Images) Views
Are Mass Plane Travel and Mass Tourism Unsustainable?
The coronavirus pandemic is just a symptom of systemic problems the industries cannot resolve.
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Coral and fish community in the Great Barrier Reef, Northeast of Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, Western Pacific Ocean. News
Climate Crisis the 'Single Greatest Challenge' to Great Barrier Reef as Marine Treasure Suffers New Mass Bleaching Event
"I feel like an art lover wandering through the Louvre... as it burns to the ground," says one observer of the coral damage.
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Even now, palms can grasp palms, at least in spirit, across the borders that we can see, at last, are not real. (Photo: jotily/Getty Images) Views
The Virus Is Our Teacher
Self-protection means doing what we can to protect—and understand—everyone.
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'Huge Victory' for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as Federal Court Rules DAPL Permits Violated Law
" This is what the tribe has been fighting for many months. Their fearless organizing continues to change the game."
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 If there ARE future generations, when your children’s children look back and ask, when the planet was threatened, what did you do?  What will you say? It’s about us, ALL of US!  #NotMeUs (Photo: UM Women/cc/flickr) Views
Coronavirus and Our Existential Threats This Presidential Season
Pandemics, climate change, nuclear war, existential threats: the new abnormal; our sentinel moment.
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Coronavirus a 'Clear Warning Shot' From Nature to Humanity, Top Scientists Say
"We are intimately interconnected with nature, whether we like it or not. If we don't take care of nature, we can't take care of ourselves."
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We are gaining an enhanced awareness of what it means to be a global citizen while also living a little closer to home. (Photo: iStock/sv_sunny) Views
Reevaluating Our Priorities
This crisis has illustrated, so clearly and painfully, some of the many weak spots in the fabric of our society that Bernie Sanders has spent a lifetime and two presidential candidacies passionately trying to focus our attention on.
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