UN report says emission cuts will not stop Arctic devastation or worldwide sea level rise
United Nations Environment Assembly News Release, March 13, 2019
Even if the world were to cut emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, winter temperatures in the Arctic would rise 3-5°C by 2050 and 5-9°C by 2080, devastating the region and unleashing sea level rises worldwide, finds a new report by UN Environment.
As it’s been pointed out by a number of prominent statisticians, over the last hundred years Washington has interfered in the internal affairs of at least 50 countries for a total of 130 individual cases. As for the last three decades, there’s been more than 40 instances of such interference, including cases of elections meddling and fraud, coup d’etats and attempts to trigger armed conflicts. To be more specific, the American alternative media site AlterNet managed to establish 80 instances of Western interference over the period from 1953 to present day.
Samir Amin (1931-2018) was one of the great organic intellectuals of our time. He synthesized theory and practice; Marxism and developmentalism; comradeship and critique, like no other. Only People Make Their Own History is the first ever posthumous publication of Amin’s work. It includes ten of Amin’s most important essays published in the 21st century, and an introduction by renowned Marxist literary critic, Aijaz Ahmad.
The ongoing school and college student strikes against climate change are proof of how a new generation is being politically radicalised because of their concern for the future of the Earth and of humanity.
The United States intend to consider their allies as protectorates no longer. Consequently, the US is asking them to pay the cost of their protection, failing which, it will withdraw. Such was President Trump’s announcement on 17 January at the Pentagon. It was presented at NATO in February, but was only made public this week. It is a decision which applies to all the allies, from Japan to Germany. The problem is that Washington is also asking its allies to align with US positions… just as they did as protectorates.