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ALFREDO ACEDO – The Paris Climate Accords Will Cause the Planet to Burn

The Paris agreement, according to Pablo Solón, a veteran of climate negotiations, “will be an agreement that will burn up the planet.” The result of the COP21 (Twenty-first United Nations Climate Change Conference), which began on Monday, Nov. 30 and will end on Dec. 11, “can already be announced, because we already know what it will be,” he said in …

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Jack A. Smith – Climate Change, Rising Levels of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Global Warming

This article first published in December 2013, documents the failure of the Climate Change COP19  Conference in Warsaw. What prospects for Paris COP21? The sharply increasing scientific indicators of impending disastrous global climate change have failed to motivate the principal developed countries, led by the U.S., to accelerate the lackluster pace of their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This …

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Andre Vltchek – Abe’s Japan – Fascist and Falling

Japan was my home for many years. I was running there from countless war zones, to get some rest, to enjoy beautiful nature and its ancient, deep culture. I learned all about its legends and fairytales, I knew its creeks and peaks, villages lost in time. I came here to think and to write, on board those marvelous high-speed trains, Shinkansens. But …

If World Refuses to Act on Carbon, Oceans Doomed to ‘Irreversible’ Damage – Nadia Prupis

Without “immediate and substantial” reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, the world’s oceans and marine life face massive, irreversible damage with far-reaching consequences by 2100, a new study published Friday in the magazine Science warns. The international team of scientists, led by Dr. Jean-Pierre Gattuso of the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche in France, ran two analyses to compare the impact of climate change …

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America’s First Black President Throwing Slaves Under the Bus on TPP – Yves Smith

Huffington Post has reconfirmed its reporting from over the past weekend, namely, that the Administration has a hairball to untangle to get Malaysia to sign the TransPacific Partnership. Basically, Malaysia needs to have an anti-slavery provision that was inserted in the bill in committee watered down. And the reason that that has to happen, as our reader Antifa pointed out …

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European Biofuel Bubble Bursts – Sean Buchanan

Ten years of debate in the European Union over the detrimental effects of the demand for biofuels for transport on food prices, hunger, forest destruction, land consumption and climate change have come to an end. The European Parliament finally agreed new E.U. laws on Apr. 28 to limit the use of crop-based biofuels, setting a limit on the quantity of …

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Those Who Collaborate with the West

It is much easier to rule over those people who have lost all their dignity. There is no reason to fear resistance where cynical consumerism, lack of knowledge, and constant anxiety are shaping the behavioral patterns of a nation; of most of its citizens. The West made an art form out of controlling the world. Its once rough and simple …