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By Manuel Garcia, Jr. / 31 May 2020
The average global surface temperature rose by 1°C during the 110 years between 1910 and 2020. During the 50 years between 1910 and 1960, the average global temperature rose by 0.25°C, an average rate-of-increase of 0.005°C/year. Another 0.25°C of biosphere heating occurred during the 25 years between 1960 and 1985, a rate-of-rise of 0.010°C/year. During the 20 year span between 1985 and 2005 another 0.25°C of temperature was added, a rate-of-rise of 0.0125°C/year. During the 15 year span... Read more
By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / 30 May 2020
The term “native plant” has become a common one, and many people probably assume that the definition is clear cut. However, like many other seemingly simple designations, that’s not the case. Whether a given plant is considered “native” where it is found growing is dependent on the interpretation of the interrelation of three factors: time, place and human involvement. So, in the United States, a plant is generally considered native only if it grew here before European colonization. On the... Read more
By Dennis Gallie / 30 May 2020
Every year, October 12 is more celebrated as Indigenous Peoples Day, than as “Columbus Day”. This is because the true nature of patriarchy and its genocides has become widely known. But there is a less famous October 12 holiday, still celebrated by some, which may deserve attention: Virden Day, or Miners Day. Virden, Illinois was a coal mining town where several thousand striking white miners opened fire on a trainload of African-American men, women, and children on October 12, 1898. The... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 25 May 2020
Earth at 10°C above pre-industrial is unimaginable. It’s a deadly horrifying thought, but it should not be dismissed out of hand. The following story might be labeled as reckless, and it might be criticized as a fearmongering piece of journalism. Nevertheless, “10C Above Baseline” explores a dystopian world envisioned by John Doyle, Sustainable Development Policy Coordinator of the European Commission in Brussels.  Doyle’s thesis of a 10C world, within current lifetimes, is based upon sober-... Read more

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By Emilio Caja & Leonie Hoffmann / 22 April 2020
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By Paul Le Blanc / 22 April 2020
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By Kris De Decker / 17 April 2020
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By Jonathan Matthews / 15 April 2020
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By Vijay Kolinjivadi / 14 April 2020
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By Susana Hurlich / 13 April 2020
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By Luke Savage / 01 April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic may be global in scale, but its material impact on ordinary workers thus far has varied widely from one country to another — as has the relief offered by national governments when it comes to the lost wages and potential layoffs.

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