Issues / Environment
Our top pieces from 2013 touch on nearly corner of the world.
In the United States and throughout North America, NAFTA has accelerated the industrial consolidation of agriculture and pushed out smaller, more sustainable food producers.
Developed countries are still using the WTO to squeeze small farmers in the developing world--and developing world governments are going along with the charade.
Twenty years since its passage, NAFTA has displaced workers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, depressed wages, weakened unions, and set the terms of the neoliberal global economy.
Integrating women into environmental decision-making is critical to addressing the issues arising from climate change.
Faced with the failure of conventional lobbying, the climate protection movement is now turning to mass civil disobedience—but we can take it further still.
Where the old institutions have failed, insurgent global citizens must now defend the climate directly and preserve the public trust for generations to come.
Once again the rich industrialized countries fail to live up to their historic responsibility for climate change.
Is a green energy revolution on the global agenda?
We need a national climate response to match the scale of the Philippines typhoon and the extreme weather happening in other parts of the world.