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Welcome to Our Extreme World

Welcome to Our Extreme World

Admittedly, I hadn’t been there for 46 years, but old friends of mine still live (or at least lived) in the town of Greenville, California, and now, well, it’s more or less gone, though they survived. The Dixie Fire, one of those devastating West Coast blazes, had already “blackened”...

As Climate Change Worsens, How Far Will We Tip?

As Climate Change Worsens, How Far Will We Tip?

Although there are still those who deny it, the countdown for the planet under the threat of global warming began some time ago. If we were to seek an official starting point, it would probably be in the late 18th century, at the beginning of the industrial age. We now receive confirmation of...

The World After Climate Change

The World After Climate Change

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

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...

Sacrificing Nature Is Not an Option

Sacrificing Nature Is Not an Option

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...

There’s a Rock Heading for Earth

There’s a Rock Heading for Earth

Now that we’ve got your attention, Arek Sinanian examines the global stalemate over climate change with this analogy about a meteor heading for Earth. There is so much in the world to be optimistic about. But when it comes to the current global position on climate change, I often vacillate...

What Will Donald Trump Be Remembered For?

What Will Donald Trump Be Remembered For?

The one thing Donald Trump will be remembered for is his desire to put us all on an escalator to hell. I know you won’t believe me. Not now, not when everything Donald Trump does — any tweet, any insult at any rally — is the news of the day, any day. But he won’t be remembered for any...

What Are Our Contingencies for Catastrophic Climate Change?

What Are Our Contingencies for Catastrophic Climate Change?

The longer we delay the actions we must take, the more difficult it becomes to avoid the doom and the human and economic costs of adapting to climate change. On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented to the world its special report on the “impacts of global...

Why the Heat Wave Should Worry Us

Why the Heat Wave Should Worry Us

It is time to acknowledge that climate change is real and to start healing our planet. The entire Northern Hemisphere has been in the grips of an unprecedented heat wave this year. Asia, Europe, Africa and North America saw several countries reeling under record-breaking temperatures. In 1977,...

The Last of the Summer Wine

The Last of the Summer Wine

Not only is the world feeling the effects of climate change, we are beginning to taste it, too. Even though the effects of climate change may not seem so immediate, its ramifications are becoming more noticeable. The rise in temperature is bringing a change to one of the world’s most beloved...

The World This Week: Hurricane Harvey and Melting Arctic

The World This Week: Hurricane Harvey and Melting Arctic

Circuses trump melting ice or ferocious hurricanes in a world where materialism has gone mad. On August 27, the New York Post carried a photo of Floyd Mayweather knocking out Conor McGregor. This was followed by a story on the outrage generated by a firefighter’s comments, “What Are You...

An Elegy for the Arctic

An Elegy for the Arctic

A beautiful piece of music is drawing attention to global warming. Climate change is something that affects the entire planet and all its inhabitants, but nowhere is global warming happening faster and more dramatically than in the Arctic. Snow and ice stored in its vast glaciers are responsible...

The Fable of Anti-Politics

The Fable of Anti-Politics

In this fairy tale from 2050, the invisible monster of climate change continues to ravage the land. Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a...

How Business Can Take the Lead on Combating Climate Change

How Business Can Take the Lead on Combating Climate Change

To combat climate change, businesses must move beyond rhetoric to action — but they will face some challenging moral choices. President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US intends to withdraw from the Paris climate accord has focused a wide array of government and business interests on...

Mining and Lack of Governance Threaten Arctic Freshwater Supplies

Mining and Lack of Governance Threaten Arctic Freshwater Supplies

Against the backdrop of population growth and climate change, mining operations in the Arctic exacerbate existing stresses on freshwater resources. As the Arctic warms at record rates, resource development has been of increasing interest to circumpolar nations and more distant countries that...

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