'We do not consent to the destruction of life on Earth'

George Monbiot

19/04-2022: The Conversation

How to survive a tactical nuclear bomb? Defence experts explain

Russia is estimated to have thousands of tactical nuclear weapons – possibly the world’s largest stockpile – which could be deployed at any time

17/05-2022: The Debrief

Retired russian colonel gives rare brutally honest assessement of ukraine war

During a panel discussion on the Kremlin-controlled television network Russia-1, Khodaryonok openly criticized Putin’s military campaign and spoke candidly about the Russian Federation’s dire circumstances

11/05-2022: The Debrief

Abysmal morale and poor leadership continue to torment russia´s invasion of Ukraine

On Monday, a senior official from the U.S. Defense Department said Russia’s military continues to struggle with low morale, and Russian officers are now refusing to obey orders

14/05-2022: The Guardian

Russia’s Black Sea blockade pushing millions towards famine, G7 says

Foreign ministers call for action to allow export of Ukrainian grain, as Kyiv claims Russian withdrawal from second-largest city

In real time: ClimateClock

01/11-2021: The Conversation

The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts

Take a closer look at what’s driving climate change and how scientists know CO2 is involved, in a series of charts examining the evidence in different ways

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10/05-2022: The Guardian

‘It’s a hellfire!’: how are India and Pakistan coping with extreme heat?

India and Pakistan have experienced their hottest April in 122 years. Temperatures are nearing 50C. Such extreme heat dries up water reservoirs, melts glaciers and damages crops. It’s also deadly

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18/05-2022: WMO

Four key climate change indicators break records in 2021

Four key climate change indicators – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification – set new records in 2021

18/05-2022: The Conversation

Bad news for the 2022 hurricane season: The Loop Current, a fueler of monster storms, is looking a lot like it did in 2005, the year of Katrina

With La Niña helping cleathe wafor a busy hurricane season, this wide current of warm water could spell disaster for the northern Gulf Coast

17/05-2022: The Guardian

Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study

Exclusive: Nearly half existing facilities will need to close prematurely to limit heating to 1.5C, scientists say

16/05-2022: The Debrief

New portable desalination device from mit could have big impacts on global water shortage

Due to this impending shortage, scientists around the world are looking for solutions to this problem

16/05-2022: The Guardian

Unusually high temperatures to hit western Europe this week

Analysis: Highs likely to reach mid-30s celsius in Spain and France, 10C above normal, and may break 40C

16/05-2022: WMO

Successive heatwaves in India and Pakistan highlight role of early warnings

Extreme heat has once again gripped large parts of India and Pakistan, impacting hundreds of millions of people in one of the most densely populated parts of the world

15/05-2022: Inside Climate News

In the Philippines, a Landmark Finding Moves Fossil Fuel Companies’ Climate Liability into the Realm of Human Rights

While not binding, the findings of the report by the country’s Commission on Human Rights has broad implications for other cases, experts say

14/05-2022: The Guardian

‘Cash, coal, cars and trees’: what progress has been made since Cop26?

Six months on, the war in Ukraine and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have derailed some changes agreed on in Glasgow

12/05-2022: Inside Climate News

Fossil Fuels Aren’t Just Harming the Planet. They’re Making Us Sick

Petrochemicals are linked to diverse health problems from infertility to cancer, and now they’re building up in pregnant women

12/05-2022: The Conversation

Trees aren’t a climate change cure-all – 2 new studies on the life and death of trees in a warming world show why

More carbon dioxide in the air doesn’t necessarily mean more growth for trees, and the increasing risk of wildfires and drought has major consequences, as an interactive map shows

ECOCIDE is mass damage and destruction of ecosystems – severe harm to nature which is widespread or long-term.

ECOCIDE, committed repeatedly over decades, has created the climate and ecological emergency that we now face.


INTERNATIONAL PETITION: Support making ECOCIDE an international crime: https://www.stopecocide.earth/become

06/04-2022: The Guardian

Microplastics found deep in lungs of living people for first time

Particles discovered in tissue of 11 out of 13 patients undergoing surgery, with polypropylene and PET most common

STOP using FACEBOOK (META)

24/04-2022: The Guardian

Meta investors brace for a difficult quarter after stocks nosedive

After losing a record $230bn in market value due to a disappointing earnings report in February, analysts are hoping to see progress

18/04-2022: The Guardian

Facebook ‘lacks willpower’ to tackle misinformation in Africa

As company pursues growth on continent, it stands accused of not putting enough money into moderating content

18/02-2021: The Conversation

Feel like breaking up with Facebook? Maybe it’s time for a social media spring clean

If you're fed up with Facebook, there are many options to step away, from taking a deactivation break, to a digital spring clean of how the platform accesses your data, to a full divorce

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