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Anticolonial Imperialism

The term “colonialism” is often used synonymously with “imperialism”: the imposition of a state’s will upon external territory. Yet “colonialism” is derived from the word “colony”; thus, strictly speaking, colonialism is a form of imperialism in which a state settles … Continue reading

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Christians Acting On Climate Change

Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action Preamble As American evangelical Christian leaders, we recognize both our opportunity and our responsibility to offer a biblically based moral witness that can help shape public policy in the most powerful nation on … Continue reading

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Malala Yousafzai

Today — on my 19th birthday — I’m in Kenya visiting Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp. Every year on my birthday I travel to meet girls who are struggling to go to school — to stand with them and … Continue reading

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grave violations against children

Published on Jun 8, 2016 Following a vehement protest from Saudi Arabia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday removed the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen from a list of government forces that committed grave violations against children last year, … Continue reading

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Israel is not the Jews

24 August 2014 Last updated at 05:39 ET More than 300 Holocaust survivors and their descendants have issued a statement condemning what they call Israel’s “genocide” in Gaza. The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network placed the statement as an advertisement in … Continue reading

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Bring the Global Climate March home

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 will be held in Paris,[1] from November 30 to December 11.[2] It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United … Continue reading

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carbon dioxide emissions

Countries are submitting their plans for emission reductions now for discussion at the Paris IPCC meeting. Plans are in the form of “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDCs). You can track INDCs submitted to date and analyses by several NGOs: WRI … Continue reading

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Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options

Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options is a United Nations report, released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 29 November 2006,[1] that “aims to assess the full impact of the livestock sector on … Continue reading

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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) AR5 provides a clear and up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. It consists of three Working Group (WG) reports and a Synthesis Report (SYR). Information about how … Continue reading

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Book Information Order from UN Publications Wake up before it is too late: Make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate Full Report ( 4979.96 KB )  

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