The Quest to Paint the World Green

March 12, 2021

Once upon a time, a rich hypochondriac was complaining about pains in his head and stomach. He consulted a wise man who pointed out that the root of the problem lay somewhere else: in the man’s eyes. To resolve the persistent headache and stomachache, the sage suggested focusing on just one...

Climate Change Will Impact the Human Rights of Millions

December 15, 2020

While the international community’s attention is consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic and a myriad of crisis, from the wars in Syria and Yemen to the Middle East peace process, Brexit and a severe global economic downturn, climate change continues to wreak havoc on societies around the world,...

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...

Can Spirituality and Religion Help Halt Climate Change?

March 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...

Things Could Get a Lot Uglier on Earth

February 13, 2019

Donald Trump may not care, but there is no time to spare and no more burning issue on planet Earth than climate change. Sixty-six million years ago, so the scientists tell us, an asteroid slammed into this planet. Landing on what’s now Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, it gouged out a crater...

For the United Nations, Multilateralism Is the Way Forward

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, the president of the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations.  The United Nations is often criticized for bureaucratic inefficiency, with its more passionate critics disparaging the organization’s...

COP24: It’s Time for a New Climate Compromise

December 20, 2018

If COP24 and its successors want to create lasting impact, rational thought and realistic appraisals of global conditions must prevail over ideological fervor. Even though the outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, are to be celebrated as a step in the right direction...

How New Technologies Can Avert Agricultural Devastation

October 03, 2018

Agricultural technologies could help to obviate the effects of climate change and ensure the planet’s population growth doesn’t lead to a global hunger epidemic. As the world reels from a series of freakish weather phenomena, a new report from the UN suggests climate change will carve the...

Why Is There Still a Lack of Political Will for Renewables?

September 12, 2018

What is apparent in today’s energy and climate debate is that market forces seem to be moving ahead of political will and policy. Eighty-seven wind turbines stood waiting to be “unveiled” off the northwest coast of England. They were to join the other 102 turbines that have been operating...

Why the Heat Wave Should Worry Us

August 10, 2018

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,...

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