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  • Engineering the climate could cost us the earth

    Gareth Dale
    | 30th August 2018
    Capitalism is pouring billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere - driving climate change. Proposed solutions include reflecting the sun's light away from earth and sucking the carbon out again - through geoengineering. But is this realistic, is it safe, is it just sleight of hand? Dr GARETH DALE investigates

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    Climate change and migration: the need for a new media narrative

    Maria Sakellari
    | 29th August 2018
    People forced by climate change to relocate are described by the media as victims or as security threats. There is little information about vulnerable communities’ fight to secure a viable future. We need to challenge these representations to provoke policies that protect the inherent rights of people affected by climate change, argues MARIA SAKELLARI

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  • Fakenomics: Coal lights the fires under climate science

    Brendan Montague
    | 29th August 2018
    The coal industry in the United States was the first source of funding for climate denial during the late ‘80s and ‘90s. The industry knew that its survival depended on undermining climate change science and threw its considerable influence and power into funding climate denial. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates

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    Keeping the gas under the grass in Groningen

    Nick Meynen
    | 28th August 2018
    Gas-related earthquakes stirred Groningers into action a long time ago, but they are now joined by over 700 activists from all over Europe, who put their bodies before a crucial gate for tankers right now. NICK MEYNEN reports

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  • Deforestation to make way for oil palm plantation in Brazil

    Rewilding the law

    Shehana Gomez
    | 27th August 2018
    Our legal system needs a radical overhaul that asserts the rights of the whole ecosystem. A forthcoming conference will discuss the set out the vision for a Wild Law. SHEHANA GOMEZ reports

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  • Amazon's greed has got to end

    Bernie Sanders
    | 27th August 2018
    Jeff Bezos' wealth increased by $33 billion in the first four months of 2018. In turn, Amazon must - at the very least - pay its workers a living wage and improve warehouse working conditions, argues BERNIE SANDERS

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  • Climate denier Lord Lawson and the art of nest feathering

    Brendan Montague
    | 27th August 2018
    Lord Lawson is Britain's leading climate denier and claims warnings from scientists are alarmist. But Lawson as chancellor fundamentally failed to understand complex systems - and failed to raise the alarm. That didn't stop him making a personal fortune. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports

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  • Journey through a changing land

    Elisa Hornett
    Rita Mendonça
    | 24th August 2018
    ELISA HORNETT and RITA MENDONCA report on a life-affirming canoe expedition along Brazil’s Xingu River to visit communities who say their land and livelihoods have been violated by the building of a hydroelectric plant

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