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Open letter: To really address climate change UNFCCC-COP18 should decide to leave under the soil more than 2/3 of the fossil reserves

By Bill McKibben, Nnimmo Bassey & Pablo Solon. 2012 saw the shocking melt of the Arctic, leading our greatest climatologist to declare a ‘planetary emergency,’ and it saw weather patterns wreck harvests …

The Economic and Environmental Costs of Sable Chemicals

By Farai Maguwu With the biggest consumer of electricity in Zimbabwe entering the carbon market – a fertilizer manufacturing plant – questions are raised about the implications for the climate, for …

The story of REDD: a real solution to deforestation?

In December 2008, while following the climate negotiations in Poznan, I had raised a REDD alarm in a short article on how a new financial scheme to ‘protect’ forests was …

Exploitation of tar sands: a failure on the path to an energy and ecological transition

By Pierre Johnson  (REEDS)  Despite an activist victory to avoid the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline over a sensitive area, oil from Alberta State in Canada is still likely to …

To Cook a Continent: book review

Instead of asking the question what can be done about or for Africa, Nnimmo Bassey asks a much more pertinent question: what is being done to Africa and how should …

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