Eco-Nationalism: The Nature Within Our Borders

Sep 18, 2019

The ongoing fires wreaking havoc in the Amazon appear as a painful reminder of the radical right’s negligence of the natural environment, given the incompetency of Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his administration. Although Bolsonaro blaming NGOs for the rainforest fires seems...

As the Amazon Burns, It’s Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves
Sep 05, 2019

As the Amazon Burns, It’s Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves

The Amazon Rainforest Fires Are Worse Than You Think
Aug 30, 2019

The Amazon Rainforest Fires Are Worse Than You Think

Rivers of Dust: The Future of Water and the Middle East
Aug 23, 2019

Rivers of Dust: The Future of Water and the Middle East

Perhaps “Slowbalization” Is Exactly What the World Needs

Perhaps “Slowbalization” Is Exactly What the World Needs

Aug 16, 2019

A group of Italians started the Slow Food movement back in the 1980s. Stay away from fast-food restaurants, they urged: Eat local, focus on traditional recipes, relax and enjoy your meal.  The Slow Food movement began as a protest against McDonald’s, which opened a new franchise near...

The Planet Deserves a Pledge of Allegiance

The Planet Deserves a Pledge of Allegiance

Aug 13, 2019

Author and editorialist Alan Weisman has reviewed Bill McKibben’s most recent book on the environment, “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?” McKibben, an author-turned-activist, has been leading the campaign at 350.org to combat the resistance of oil companies to addressing...

Climate Change Is Exacerbating Iraq’s Complicated Water Politics

Climate Change Is Exacerbating Iraq’s Complicated Water Politics

Today, what is commonly known as the Fertile Crescent — the cradle of civilization and the Garden of Eden — is not so fertile anymore. The region that extends from the Nile Valley, through the Levant and along the Tigris-Euphrates river system is facing unprecedented pressure stemming from a...

The World After Climate Change

The World After Climate Change

Jul 22, 2019

This is the first yearly report on the status of the World Climate Order as required by the Global Agreement on Climate Change (GACC), which was ratified by all nations in 2025. The baseline report prepared by the Climate Order Committee was submitted to the Global Chapter at The Hague-based...

Climate Change: A Contrarian View

Climate Change: A Contrarian View

Jul 20, 2019

We are inundated these days with ominous news on the extent and pace of climate change and the associated predictions of the looming catastrophe it carries with it — the ubiquitous planetary cry of the next generation who will soon inherit the Earth. A rallying cry seemingly to “save human...

What Modern Science Can Learn from Indigenous Knowledge

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...

When Popularity Becomes a Problem on the World’s Summit

When Popularity Becomes a Problem on the World’s Summit

Jun 10, 2019

Is Mount Everest the ultimate successful branded product, made in Asia, but benefiting from all the political and marketing genius of the imperial West? Once upon a time, Mount Everest throned at the top of the Himalayas, the highest point on earth, as a symbol of the unattainable, a place where...

What the Radical Right Thinks About Climate Change

What the Radical Right Thinks About Climate Change

Jun 06, 2019

Accusations of irrationalism, leveled against those in favor of climate change policies, make up the single most prominent argument. Research on climate change communication by radical-right actors, be they party or non-party, anti-liberal or anti-democratic, is still in its infancy. Indeed, so...

How Ideology Affects Our Acceptance of Climate Science

How Ideology Affects Our Acceptance of Climate Science

May 29, 2019

In this edition of the Interview, Fair Observer talks to Arek Sinanian, a climate expert. The science is clear on climate change. Looking back at this past year, we've witnessed how climate change has manifested in more extreme weather, from record-breaking hurricanes, storms and flooding to...

What Germany’s “Green Wave” Means 

What Germany’s “Green Wave” Means 

May 28, 2019

Why these European elections were different: three key insights from Germany. After years of disinterest and declining turnouts, last week’s European elections were full of suspense and surprises. In Germany, the elections were an unprecedented triumph for the Greens. More than 20% voted for...

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