Four hundred years after the trans-Atlantic slave trade began, Africans and the descendants of Africans who were forced to leave West Africa are trying to come back together. But reconnecting on the continent isn’t without its challenges — it raises questions about history, culture and accountability.
World leaders from the G7 countries are arriving tomorrow in Biarritz, France, for the summit that starts on Saturday. But environmental activists have already been gathering there. This month French ecological groups, ANV, Alternatiba and Friends of the Earth held a joint training camp for more than 1,000 activists to teach each other tactics for non-violent protest, including civil disobedience. BBC Paris Correspondent Lucy Williamson was there.
Democratic Presidential candidates are unveiling ambitious climate plans, including the latest from US Sen. Bernie Sanders. He’s calling for 100% renewable energy in the transportation and energy sectors by 2030. Is that even possible? And do big goals like this help or hurt? Marco Werman speaks with Harvard environment professor Dan Schrag.
Huge swathes of the Amazon rainforest are being destroyed by wildfires. Environmental activists in Brazil say the fires can be linked to President Jair Bolsonaro’s farming and mining policies. Host Marco Werman speaks with Rômulo Batista, the Amazon campaigner for Greenpeace Brazil.
More than 165,000 fires are burning in the Amazon rainforest. Critics say some of the economic and environmental policies enacted by the Brazilian government under the leadership of President Jair Bolsonaro are making an already bad situation worse.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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