Carbon emissions set to rise in 2017

[Alex Kirby, Climate News Network, 13.11.17] Global carbon emissions look likely to increase this year, putting at risk the hope of meeting the world’s agreement to slow global warming. The world’s carbon emissions are expected to show a lurch upwards this year, by around 2%, after three years of staying virtually level. This is a…

Sobre el calentamiento global, la paz y la democracia: La verdad a medias

[Pablo González Casanova*, ALAI AMLATINA, 18/07/2017] Hace menos de un año “The Economist” –una prestigiada revista inglesa– sostuvo en su editorial, que Trump representa “una nueva edad de lo que podría llamarse la post-verdad”.  Según la revista, en esta nueva edad sus voceros ya no se preocupan de las evidencias ni de las ciencias.  Esta afirmación…

Climate Change Shockwaves

[DemandClimateJustice, http://www.medium.com ] June gave the world a taste of things to come as climate change-fuelled killer heatwaves and chaos continued to envelope many countries, with fires and floods devastating the lives and livelihoods of many people across the world. Firefighters struggled to cope with widespread wildfires in central Portugal In Portugal, unprecedented wildfires killed…

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…