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Deirdre Fulton – Fighting for Next Generation, Kids File Climate Suit Against US Government

Claiming that the continued development and burning of fossil fuels violates their constitutional rights, 21 young plaintiffs—ranging in age from 8 to 19—filed a landmark climate change lawsuit against the federal government on Wednesday. “The federal government has known for decades that CO2 pollution from burning fossil fuels was causing global warming and dangerous climate change,” said one of the …

WASHINGTON POST CATERS TO THE POWERFUL BY DAN FROOMKIN

A fascinating sociological experiment unfolds before our eyes starting this morning, as the Washington Post unveils its new “PowerPost” vertical, subtitled “Intelligence for Leaders.” Post publisher Fred Ryan, in a memo to the Post newsroom leaked to Politico, said the new project would focus “on the subjects that matter most to the people at the center of power.” What we can learn, therefore, is what the editors of …

Rise of the New Black Radicals – Chris Hedges

The almost daily murders of young black men and women by police in the United States—a crisis undiminished by the protests of groups such as Black Lives Matter and by the empty rhetoric of black political elites—have given birth to a new young black militant. This militant, rising off the bloody streets of cities such as Ferguson, Mo., understands that …

Gratitude

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude

The number one thing that mentally strong people don’t do is waste time feeling sorry for themselves. And while it can be hard to avoid self-pity at times, choosing to exchange self-pity for gratitude could be one of the most instrumental things you can do to improve your life. Whether you choose to write a few sentences in a gratitude journal, or …

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Poor Countries To Need $400bn A Year To Fight Climate Crisis

Poor countries should receive between US$400 billion and US$2 trillion per year from rich countries by 2050 to help them cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fight climate crisis, finds a new paper published on March 16, 2015 by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at …