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A New Law of Ecocide Required

In December 2015 we want at least one of the 122 countries who are signed up to the Treaty of Rome to table an amendment, a proposed addition, a 5th international crime to this statute (4 already exist: Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, Crimes of Aggression). 139 more words

Wildlife

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[caption id="attachment_27309" align="alignnone" width="584"]A barren Great Basin landscape where native vegetation was replaced by the fire-prone invasive Cheatgrass. A barren Great Basin landscape where native vegetation was replaced by the fire-prone invasive Cheatgrass.[/caption] Ecosystem protection and Animal Rights are two sides of a coin. Neither can exist without the other.

A New Law of Ecocide Required

In December 2015 we want at least one of the 122 countries who are signed up to the Treaty of Rome to table an amendment, a proposed addition, a 5th international crime to this statute (4 already exist: Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, Crimes of Aggression). 139 more words

Wildlife

Bill McKibben: False Eco-Prophet

In 2010, I interviewed Bill “funded by Rockefeller oil $” McKibben and, among other things, asked him:

Of your work, Derrick Jensen has said: “One of the problems that I see with the vast majority of so-called solutions to global warming is that they take industrial capitalism as a given and it’s the planet which must conform to industrial capitalism, as opposed to the other way around.” How do you respond to this critique? 410 more words

Report finds "carbon sinks" insufficient in absorbing CO2 emissions

By Tom Bawden / The Independent

Carbon dioxide is being accumulated in the atmosphere at the fastest rate since records began, as scientists warn that the oceans and forests may have absorbed so much CO2 that their crucial function as “carbon sinks” is now severely threatened. 547 more words

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Video: Arctic Emergency: Scientists Speak

This film, by DGR member Max Wilbert, brings you the voices of climate scientists – in their own words.

Rising temperatures in the Arctic are contributing the melting sea ice, thawing permafrost, and destabilization of a system that has been called “Earth’s Air Conditioner”. 189 more words

Ecocide

Climate Change: (Not) For the Birds

A new report by the National Audubon Society found that climate change is likely to “so alter the bird population of North America that about half of the approximately 650 species will be driven to smaller spaces or forced to find new places to live, feed and breed over the next 65 years. 289 more words