In 2019, Fox took climate change denial to insane new levels even as global temperatures reached record heights, natural disasters wreaked havoc, and youth environmental activism led millions of people in protests around the world. Even if you just look at news of the past few weeks, Australia is on fire, the oceans are running out of oxygen, and the Amazon rainforest is at a “tipping point.”
The climate denial narratives on Fox run the gamut from claims that “there’s science on both sides of this issue” to dismissals of the climate crisis as “medieval witchcraft.” Naturally, the hosts and guests also pushed a number of right-wing agenda items like government deregulation and protecting the wealthy.
Of course, Fox host Tucker Carlson managed to bring discussion of the issue back to his own racist agenda, noting in one segment that “more people were killed last year in the United States by illegal aliens than were killed by climate change.”
I am extremely happy and grateful to post this third video of three from my adventures in Madrid, Spain at COP25. My friend Alfonso Soria put out the word to his many teacher friends across Europe that climate scientist Paul was in Madrid. Teachers in different countries recorded their kids (of all different ages) asking me questions on global warming/climate. The questions were awesome! Enjoy this holiday treat; I found it very touching. Thank you kids and teachers!!
Ivory Coast welcomes Emmanuel Macron as he makes his traditional Christmas visit to French troops in Africa. Also, ex-President François Bozizé has returned to Central African Republic after 7 years in exile. His ouster ushered in one of the most brutal periods of violence in the country’s history. And we’ll speak to author and activist Siddharth Kara about DR Congo cobalt mining deaths. An unknown number of children are being killed or maimed in the frenzy to extract the mineral. Kara has helped launch a landmark class action lawsuit on behalf of the families against US tech giants.
“This is a way of just peacefully sitting here, informing the public without disrupting them,” Jane explained cheerfully while on day 7 of her hunger strike.
Humanity is at a crossroads as it faces an unprecedented Climate and Ecological Emergency. Here in the UK we joined in the Global Hunger Strike to demand our political leaders act now on the crises we are facing.
With our hunger strike we called for a change in business as usual, for any new Government to make the Climate & Ecological Emergency its highest and most fundamental responsibility.
Through our hunger strike we stood in humble solidarity as we learned to feel what the Global South has been facing for centuries. The risks that their communities families and children have been facing as a daily trauma are now becoming the risks to our communities families and children in Europe too.
Through our hunger strike we demanded a “Politics of Humility” from our politicians and we continue to demand that our Parliament show more humility towards its duties to its citizens rather than being entranced by power, influence and ideologies.
In a blockbuster story representing the culmination of several years of investigation and pursuit of government documents, The Washington Post reports that U.S. officials have been misleading the American public about the war in Afghanistan for the past 18 years. John Yang talks to The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock, lead reporter on the story, about what the classified document trove revealed.
The complexities of carbon market trading explained in simple fashion. A film produced by the SNIS-funded project “Designing effective regulation for carbon markets at the international, national, and subnational level”
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