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Runaway Population Growth: The Crisis Behind the Climate Crisis

Editor’s note: this essay was written by Mark Behrend, a Routledge author and veteran of the Vietnam War who became an activist after refusing to facilitate shipments of munitions. DGR does not agree with all of the points in this essay, but it has value and deserves publication. Image: mwewering, Pixabay By Mark Behrend While … Continue reading Runaway Population Growth: The Crisis Behind the Climate Crisis

Climate Chaos Is Accelerating

Editor’s note: Anyone who is paying attention knows that global climate breakdown is accelerating faster than the worst IPCC predictions. Still, emissions continue to rise, setting records year-after-year. There is no evidence that governments, civil society, or corporations are able to address this in any meaningful way. In fact, all the evidence shows the opposite. … Continue reading Climate Chaos Is Accelerating

Dahr Jamail: Abrupt Climate Change & The End of Ice—Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio—June 30, 2019

Dahr Jamai is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His most recent book is about abrupt climate change, called The End of Ice. Browse all of our Resistance Radio interviews at https://ift.tt/2mXE10f https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PxEi3Nh38Y&feature=youtu.be

Indigenous Children are Dying at the U.S./Mexico Border

Editors Note: the international refugee crisis is driven by war, imperialism, and destruction of the planet. In other words, it is driven by civilization, or “the culture of empire.” DGR is opposed to empire and we see the refugee crisis as a humanitarian emergency. We believe that the best way to fight this crisis is … Continue reading Indigenous Children are Dying at the U.S./Mexico Border

Climate Change: Why is it so often “sooner than predicted”?

by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / Macska Moksha Press, republished with permission A June 15th headline elicited feelings in me of both shock and déjà vu: “Climate change: Arctic permafrost now melting at levels not expected until 2090” [Independent, June 15, 2019].  Shock because that’s quite a bit ahead of time. Déjà vu because how often … Continue reading Climate Change: Why is it so often “sooner than predicted”?

Unprecedented Global Heat Waves are the “New Normal”

By Max Wilbert Heat that was once unthinkable is now becoming commonplace. In the three decades I have been observing weather in my native Pacific Northwest, heat that used to come once a decade now comes every year. Most people I speak with have the same experience. As usual, climate science lags behind observations. According … Continue reading Unprecedented Global Heat Waves are the “New Normal”

Questioning Unquestioned Beliefs: What the Lake Erie Bill of Rights Teaches Us

By Will Falk and Sean Butler Photo: 2009 algae bloom in western Lake Erie. Photo by Tom Archer. It should be clear to anyone following the events surrounding attempts by the citizens of Toledo, OH, with help from nonprofit law firm the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), to protect Lake Erie with the Lake … Continue reading Questioning Unquestioned Beliefs: What the Lake Erie Bill of Rights Teaches Us

Pipelines 101: An Introduction To North American Oil & Gas Pipeline Routes and Safety Concerns

Editors note: this piece is nearly 8 years old, and as such some of the statistics are out-of-date. Nonetheless, it’s a valuable primer on North American pipeline infrastructure. Republished with permission. By Ben Jervey / Desmog Blog / July 28, 2011 Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to be rolling out a whole … Continue reading Pipelines 101: An Introduction To North American Oil & Gas Pipeline Routes and Safety Concerns