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Global markets, democracy, and Overheating

I was recently invited to give a guest lecture at the University of Oslo on the role of the global market in undermining national democracy. 183 more words

Oil and Honey: The education of an unlikely activist

After half a lifetime as an academic and author writing best-selling books on climate change, Bill McKibben changed course.  This memoir covers two years on his life, much of it spent crisscrossing the US as a climate activist fighting the Keystone XL pipeline (to transport dirty tar sands oil) and the start of the fossil fuel divestment campaign of his organisation, 350.org.    105 more words

Book Reviews

The Boy Who Cried Glacier - On the art of marketing disaster.

“The true moral of your story is that when you tell a lie there will always be a lower life form to take the fall for you.” 15 more words

Humor

Why Do Left-Wing Commentators Ignore Climate Change?

Why Do Left-Wing Commentators Ignore Climate Change?
By Ian Sinclair
Morning Star
26 May 2014

Question. What do Seumas Milne, Owen Jones, Mehdi Hasan, Laurie Penny, Julie Bindel and Richard Seymour all have in common? 769 more words

Obama

GLOBAL DISASTERS/ SIGNIFICANT EVENTS, SEP. 2, 2014

STATE TERRORISM IN UKRAINE
MASS DISPLACEMENT
VOLCANIC ERUPTION
SIGNIFICANT SEISMIC EVENTS
BARDARBUNGA VOLCANO
TAVURVUR VOLCANO
TUNGURAHUA VOLCANO
EXTREME RAIN EVENTS
SEVERE FLOODING IN SW CHINA, E. 470 more words

Global Disaster Watch

The gospel truth, or a heavily exaggerated publicity stunt?

Climate change: it’s inevitable. Think about how long our world has been swirling through the solar system, scorched by the sun, attacked by asteroids. 4.54 billion years. 303 more words