Environment

Stop climate change: Phase out coal exports!

By Tim Stewart

Exactly 20 years after his June 23, 1988 testimony to the US Senate, which alerted the public that global warming was underway, Dr James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, offered a sobering deadline — one year — to begin deffusing the “global warming time bomb”.

Global food crisis made in USA

By Doug Lorimer

Across the globe, working people are facing a disastrous surge in the price of food. Prices for basic staples such as maize, rice, and wheat have more than doubled over the past year. Widespread protests against the growing threat of mass hunger in many underdeveloped countries has raised concerns by the mouthpieces for big business in the rich countries that these protests could explode into mass social rebellions.

What's needed to stop climate change?

By Zoe Kenny

The latest news on climate change is not good. According to research by a team of NASA scientists led by Goddard Institute of Space Studies director James Hansen, one of the world’s foremost climatologists, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide are already too high, and the targets set by the UN and governments around the world for CO2 emissions are far too low to prevent climate disaster within a few decades.