1

Jason Hickel – Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the development ladder. Yes, during colonialism western powers may have enriched …

1

Alex Kirby – Climate change raises deadly health risks

Climate News Network, 18 August, 2016 More than half a million people worldwide are likely to die annually by 2050 because of the impact on agriculture of changing climate, according to an Oxford University study on the future of food. The authors say the effects are likely to be felt most acutely in south and east Asia, but that the …

Progressive Commentary Hour – 02.09.16 (Hour Two Special)

Prof. Chris Shaw is an associate at the Tyndal Center for Climate Change Research and a Visiting Fellow at the Sussex Energy Group. For the past decade he has researched climate change policies and climate communications, and has conducted research for the Environmental Change Institute, the University of Nottingham, Sussex University and the Institute of Development Studies. Chris received his doctorate in global climate policy from the University of Sussex’s School of Law, Politics and Sociology. He is the author of several books, the most recent being “The Two Degree Dangerous Limit for Climate Change,” which was published last October. His website is DangerousLimits.org

1

Uncertainty Sown: Why Americans Don’t Care Enough About Climate Change

New polling suggests that deliberate spread of climate denialism is working Despite the overwhelming evidence that global warming poses an existential threat to planetary life as well as the growing global consensus that it is something we should be “very” concerned about, new polling released this week finds that Americans are way behind when it comes to taking the issue of climate …

1

Richard Schiffman – How Can We Make People Care About Climate Change?

Per Espen Stoknes, a Norwegian psychologist and economist, has been doing a lot of thinking about a question that has bedeviled climate scientists for years: Why have humans so far failed to deal with the looming threat posed by climate change? That question is the focus of his recent book, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About …

World’s diet worsening with globalization, major study finds

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The world’s diet has deteriorated substantially in the last two decades, a leading nutrition expert said on Monday, citing one of the largest studies available on international eating habits. Poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are seeing the fastest increases in unhealthy food consumption, while the situation has improved slightly in Western Europe and …