Archive for February 3rd, 2019

03/02/2019

Peatlands Store Twice as Much Carbon as All the World’s Forests

World Wetlands Day on 2 February is a chance to highlight the vital role of peatlands in mitigating climate change.
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Photo by CIFOR/Kevin Hiraoka | Photo from UN Environment.

1 February 2019 (UN Environment)* — “Strategies that address climate change must include the wise use of wetlands,” says UN Environment peatlands expert Dianna Kopansky.

“We’ve already lost 35 per cent of them since 1970. Individuals, communities and governments must work together to protect these amazing ecosystems, which help us prepare for, cope with and bounce back from the impacts of climate change.”

Peatlands cover only about three per cent of our planet’s land, but account for nearly half the world’s wetlands.

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03/02/2019

Who Gains from Trump Trashing the INF Treaty – Putin and Lockheed Martin!

As Trump suspends the 1987 INF Treaty [Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty], Putin retaliates.  What can be done to prevent a new nuclear arms race from endangering Europe – and the world – again?

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03/02/2019

US Withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Puts Europe (and the World) at Risk

Human Wrongs Watch

By The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)*
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The US suspension of and withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) is an irresponsible move that opens the path for a new-nuclear arms race and highlights the importance of real multilateral, binding solutions like the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
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With Russia and the US putting the entire world at risk, it is urgent for all responsible states to stand up and join the Nuclear Ban Treaty.
03/02/2019

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes Ph.D.

DAYLESFORD, Australia, 3 February 2019

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Robert J. Burrowes

To the People of Venezuela

Yet again, the United States elite has decided to attempt to impose its will on the people of another nation, in this case, and not for the first time either, your country Venezuela.

On 23 January 2019, following careful secret planning in the preceding weeks and a late night telephone call the previous day from US Vice President Mike Pence – see ‘Pence Pledged U.S. Backing Before Venezuela Opposition Leader’s Move’ and ‘Venezuela – Trump’s Coup Plan Has Big Flaws’ – the US initiated a coup against your President, Nicolás Maduro, and his Government, whom you democratically re-elected to represent you on 20 May 2018. See ‘The Case for the Legitimacy of Maduro’s Second Term’.

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