Panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 23, 2019. Between 1970 and 2020, the world will have experienced a two-thirds decline in wildlife populations. What are the consequences of the loss of biodiversity for our survival? Speakers are Marco Lambertini (WWF), Naomi Oreskes (Harvard University), Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (UNCCD), Inger Andersen (IUCN), and Ricken Patel (Avaaz). Source, https://www.weforum.org/events/world-…
Joshua Goldstein, Professor of International Relations and co-author of the book How Some Countries are Solving Climate Change, talks about the path to decarbonization – and how some countries are further along than others.
Leaders in decarbonization include Sweden, Ontario and France, says Staffan Qvist, co-author of A Bright Future: How Some Countries are Solving Climate Change. Could those transition stories offer some insights for the U.S.?
At least 170 people from North Africa are feared dead, after their boats sank in the Mediterranean Sea this past week during attempts to reach Europe. The United Nations Refugee Agency said more than 4,500 people have made the journey already this month, despite some European countries closing their borders. Italy said it will keep its ports closed in an attempt to deter human traffickers. Charlie Yaxley with the United Nations Refugee Agency said there’s been little progress and a fundamental lack of humanity from European countries dealing with the issue. To discuss all of this: Camille Le Coz is a policy analyst with the Migration Policy Institute Europe. Marco Gombacci is a political analyst and founder of The European Post. Mohamed Eljarh is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Libya Outlook- Research and Consultancy. Hamoud Salhi is a professor of political science and associate dean of International Education at California State University Dominguez Hills.
The Uninhabitable Earth is a New York magazine article by American journalist David Wallace-Wells published on July 9, 2017. The long-form article depicts a worst-case scenario of what might happen in the future due to global warming. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Uni…
The broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough spoke to the Duke of Cambridge about the ‘creeping disaster’ of climate change, capitalism and caring for the natural world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Attenborough has already challenged business leaders at the event to ‘move beyond guilt and blame’ and instead focus on the practicalities of preventing climate change from reaching catastrophic levels
Professor Jordan Peterson explains why the world won’t unite to solve the complex issue of climate change. Watch the full video at the Cambridge Union Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bRDb…
Dr. Peterson is a professor at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the million-plus selling ’12 Rules for Life’, which has been a Number 1 bestseller in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands and Brazil. He rose to international prominence in 2016, after criticising the Canadian government’s enactment of Bill C-16.
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