According to a new study from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London, planet Earth has lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years. The metric used to make the determination was the Living Planet Index (LPI) which has declined by 52% since 1970. The LPI measures more than 10,000 representative populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish according to the WWF website.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 30, 2014 10:25 am|
|By: solartopia Monday September 29, 2014 7:05 pm|
Okay, so we had this historic march a little while ago. It was….
…joyous, beautiful, exhilarating, inspiring, life-confirming…and in many ways turning point.
|By: TarheelDem Friday September 26, 2014 10:17 am|
Regardless of the outcome of the US election, any elections in Europe, Australia, New Zealand–or even India, Pakistan, and China, the Washington consensus and neoliberal capitalism prevail as the current imagination of the global economy. Global climate change is occurring with zero response from the people who have the power and resources that could mitigate or even reverse this fossil-fuel-caused climate trend. Indeed spending the natural savings accout of environmental services, natural materials (non-renewable and renewable), and fossil fuels seems to be accelerated in one vast binge of “Drill, baby, drill. Mine, baby, mine. Burn, baby, burn.” consumption constrained only by the lower consumer demand that results from the mass impoverishment of ordinary people around the world.
|By: BrandonJ Thursday September 25, 2014 2:51 pm|
On the night before the People’s Climate March, activists, scholars and civilians gathered at All Souls Unitarian Church in the Upper East Side in New York City to hear leading figures speaking about the environmental movement today and what strategies may work in the future.
The event was hosted by Brian Lehrer of WNYC radio with guests author and journalist Naomi Klein, journalist Chris Hedges, environmentalist Bill McKibben, and Seattle councilmember Kshama Sawant.
|By: DSWright Wednesday September 24, 2014 10:50 am|
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) may lose two prominent technology companies due to its denialism on climate change. Facebook and Google will apparently break with the conservative policymaking group over ALEC’s position of, as Google Chairman Eric Schmidt put it, “literally lying” about climate change.
|By: BrandonJ Tuesday September 23, 2014 2:27 pm|
The People’s Climate March featured a diverse amount of people and groups with major themes scattered throughout the march under the banner of environmentalism.
With the United Nations General Assembly occurring two days later, organizers hoped to create an event to raise awareness through the efforts of those in attendance.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 23, 2014 12:17 pm|
There is an unfortunate tradition amongst ideological media of interviewing average Americans at a rally whose ideas they oppose and asking slanted questions to make the demonstrators look foolish and ill-informed. It occurs both among the right and the left and is cheap and obnoxious in both instances. Typically the average demonstrator is not schooled in the media vernacular that the oh-so-savvy interviewer is using and expresses themselves inexpertly and inarticulately. In many cases the statements are neither inarticulate nor inexpert they just do not fit within the concision limits of a highly edited interview segment.
|By: DSWright Monday September 22, 2014 6:30 pm|
Now that the US is expanding the war into Syria it seems ISIS is drifting out of focus. Another group, Khorasan, has been identified as a more direct threat to the United States. Khorasan is reportedly led by Muhsin al-Fadhli, a former member of Osama Bin Laden’s inner-circle who was intimately involved in 9/11. Director of National Intelligence Clapper has labeled Khorasan as much or a greater threat than ISIS and other intelligence experts told The New York Times the group poses a greater and more immediate danger to the US.
|By: DSWright Monday September 22, 2014 9:08 am|
While Sunday saw a massive march against climate change with an estimated 300,000 people attending, today activists are participating in Flood Wall Street under the slogan “Stop Capitalism. End the Climate Crisis.” The direct action campaign will target the New York Stock Exchange with a flood of activists engaging in a sit in to shut down the area.
|By: BrandonJ Sunday September 21, 2014 8:21 am|
Live tweeting from the People’s Climate March.