Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change

[http://islamicclimatedeclaration.org/islamic-declaration-on-global-climate-change/] Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate PREAMBLE God – Whom we know as Allah – has created the universe in all its diversity, richness and vitality: the stars, the sun and moon, the earth and all its communities of living beings. All these reflect and…

Why 2 Degrees Of Global Warming Is Still Too Much

[http://www.huffingtonpost.in/ Pari Trivedi, 06/07/2015] In the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, climate scientists and experts have concluded that we should aim to limit global warming to 1.5°C; the former number of 2°C has been deemed inadequate and unsafe. Though the report falls short of providing concrete scientific evidence, the experts have…

California’s drought: the canary in the coalmine?

[ www.opendemocracy.net/ MAUDE BARLOW 30 June 2015] There is no place on earth that can be safe, secure or healthy in a world that is running out of water. On April 1, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown ordered officials to imposemandatory water restrictions in his drought stricken state for the first time in history. The news was…

Corrupted Idealism: Bolivia’s Compromise Between Development and the Environment

By: Kevin Munoz, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs  June 8 marked a decisive policy shift for Bolivian President Evo Morales’ government:  lawmakers passed legislation allowing for increased hydrocarbon exploration in the country’s few remaining “protected areas,” most notably the Madidi National Park.[1] Transnational and foreign petroleum concessions already overlap 75 percent of Madidi…