What Modern Science Can Learn from Indigenous Knowledge

Jun 10, 2019

The assumption is that what works in wealthy countries can work anywhere. Advancements in the science of building design for earthquake resilience are enabling the development of high-rises and now “supertall” buildings in earthquake-prone areas like Japan. Design processes, scenario and...

What the Radical Right Thinks About Climate Change
Jun 06, 2019

What the Radical Right Thinks About Climate Change

How Ideology Affects Our Acceptance of Climate Science
May 29, 2019

How Ideology Affects Our Acceptance of Climate Science

What Germany’s “Green Wave” Means 
May 28, 2019

What Germany’s “Green Wave” Means 

Will Agricultural Technology Keep Food on Our Plates?

Will Agricultural Technology Keep Food on Our Plates?

May 22, 2019

When it comes to agricultural technology, business opportunity is filling the void left by political inertia. Last month, Extinction Rebellion activists around the world triggered days of protests to end what they call criminal inaction by the world’s governments on climate and ecological...

Finland Is Warming at Twice the Global Rate

Finland Is Warming at Twice the Global Rate

May 21, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Satu Hassi, Finland's former environment minister. Finland is a country of fascinating and stark contrasts — long and glittery summer nights and short, snowy winter days, the midnight sun and the winter darkness. The country earned its...

The Right Green New Deal

The Right Green New Deal

May 08, 2019

The Green New Deal as proposed makes the right diagnosis, but the wrong prescription for government action on renewable energy. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey’s Green New Deal has sparked an important and overdue debate about America’s energy future. The core...

Climate Emergency: Rise of a Civil Disobedience Movement

Climate Emergency: Rise of a Civil Disobedience Movement

May 04, 2019

What has prompted more than a million young individuals around the world to mobilize into a civil march for action on climate change? “We have a climate emergency” was the overwhelming chant echoing through the streets of Waterloo, in Canada’s Ontario province, on March 15. An estimated...

Tehran Tries to Blame the West for Nationwide Flooding

Tehran Tries to Blame the West for Nationwide Flooding

Apr 09, 2019

The IRGC is exploiting the recent floods in Iran to tighten its grip while suppressing any dissent that might emerge out of the current situation. Over the past two weeks, nearly every province in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been devastated by flooding. Official reports have acknowledged...

A Progressive Roadmap for Post-Trump America

A Progressive Roadmap for Post-Trump America

Mar 22, 2019

The US is ready for something new. Progressives now have an opportunity to remake America and its place in the world. Donald Trump has shaken up US foreign policy. Most of what he has done has been disastrous, like pulling America out of the Paris climate accord and the Iran nuclear deal. He has...

The National Ecosystem: Radical Right and Biodiversity

The National Ecosystem: Radical Right and Biodiversity

Mar 14, 2019

The national ecosystem must be preserved and remain pure — free from those who do not belong. While the significance of preserving and caring for the natural environment in radical-right thought might surprise some, it is thoroughly rooted in the importance some of these actors attach to the...

Can Spirituality and Religion Help Halt Climate Change?

Can Spirituality and Religion Help Halt Climate Change?

Mar 13, 2019

Elevating the outlook of the common good and criticizing the destructive moral foundations of society can be part of creating the structural change required to combat climate change. In times of global turmoil, it can seem odd to emphasize the importance of spiritual institutions in our drive...

With Climate Change Comes Extreme Weather

With Climate Change Comes Extreme Weather

Mar 05, 2019

The question to consider is how global warming and climate change are affecting the weather around the world. Droughts, wildfires, sea levels rising, storms and floods, ice caps melting, heat waves, cold snaps: Many people are asking whether these are being caused by climate change. This is the...

Sacrificing Nature Is Not an Option

Sacrificing Nature Is Not an Option

Feb 27, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Professor John Holdren, former science adviser to President Barack Obama. Today, climate change is being talked of as the most defining issue of our time and the biggest threat the human race faces going into the future. The rise of...

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