Climate Change and Politics

Largely Ignored, High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation Nations and Supporters Meet in Paramaribo

Representatives from a small group of nations providing absolutely essential, increasingly scarce ecosystems services met in Paramaribo, Suriname Feb. 12-15. Swimming against the rising tide of tech-driven industrialization and globalization, deforestation, and a Sixth Great Extinction, the efforts of High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation (HFLD) countries go largely unacknowledged and little valued. Identifying and elaborating ways to increase international awareness regarding the growing …

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What Are Interior Secretary Zinke and His Department Hiding From the American People?

The corruption of Ryan Zinke

In the age of Trump, it is open season mission-driven leadership among the government's most useful agencies. Instead, Trump's men plunder and hide.

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World Resources Institute: 3 Issues to Watch at the COP24 Climate Summit

Key issues for COP24

by  David Waskow, Joe Thwaites and Yamide Dagnet, courtesy of the World Resources Institute Next month’s UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland (COP24) is seen by many as the most important climate negotiation since 2015, when 196 countries created a vision for a zero-carbon future by adopting the landmark Paris Agreement. This year’s summit is the critical juncture for countries to agree on the rules for turning this vision …

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