Issues / Environment
What we got from Durban was largely a set of promises to do something...some other time.
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The climate conference in Durban has led some observers to conclude that developed countries are engaged in a form of apartheid against the rest of the world. But Nnimmo Bassey hopes negotiators will heed the voices of the people.
At Durban, international negotiators are fiddling while the world burns.
How to pay for the crisis while making the country more equitable, green, and secure.
The problem here is "governance failure." Or maybe we should just call it "decadence." The United States may at this point be so weakened by rot and ideology that it is unable even to act in its own interests, let alone the interests of its people, let alone the interests of humanity as a whole.
The nuclear threat, organizers say, extends beyond Tohoku, even beyond Japan. And indeed, this is the message that has been heard around the world, as the anti-nuke protest and politics were staged with specific reference to Fukushima (sadly, rarely with respect to the wider Tohoku region).
For humanity to survive and prosper, capitalists must confront the limits of growth-led models, and progressives must confront the problem of population.
An interview with travel writer Michael Jacobs about his most recent book, "Andes."
What lies beneath the rare earth metals that the world so covets?