Archive for November 26th, 2019

26/11/2019

Fighting for America’s Soul

Human Wrongs Watch

By John Scales Avery – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Democratic Institutions Are in Danger

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John Scales Avery

Today there is a deep split in public opinion in the United States. Democratic institutions are in danger from racism and neofascism.

Progressives are fighting to save the values and institutions on which their country was founded. They are fighting to save America’s soul.

Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia

Progressives today would like to eliminate all forms of discrimination, whether based on race, religion, ethnicity, or gender.

They are opposed by white nationalist groups, especially in rural areas and among white industrial workers and evangelicals, who fear that their own groups will soon be outnumbered by those who differ from them in ethnicity, race or religion.

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26/11/2019

Secrets of the South

Human Wrongs Watch

Learn how countries of the global South empower each other by sharing solutions

imagesCotton is a main income source for many communities around the world. ©Rafael Martinez/CONALGODON

25 November 2019 (FAO)* —  For many people around the world, cotton is a safety net. As a crop resistant to climatic changes, it can be planted in dry and arid zones and represents a real economic lifeline in rural areas where there are high levels of poverty.

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26/11/2019

Cut Global Emissions by 7.6 Percent Every Year for Next Decade to Meet 1.5°C Paris Target – UN Report

Human Wrongs Watch

Geneva, 26 November 2019 (UN Environment)*On the eve of a year in which nations are due to strengthen their Paris climate pledges, a new UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report warns that unlessglobal greenhouse gas emissions fall by 7.6 per cent each year between 2020 and 2030, the world will miss the opportunity to get on track towards the 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement.

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26/11/2019

On the Brink: Emissions Gap Report Findings in 60 Seconds

26 November 2019 (UN Environment)*The newly launched Emissions Gap Report tracks the gap between where greenhouse gas emissions are heading and where they need to be. Are we meeting goals of the Paris Climate Agreement?

 

*SOURCE: UN Environment . Go to ORIGINAL.

26/11/2019

World on Course for More Than 3 Degree Spike, Even If Climate Commitments Are Met

UN Photo/Kibae Park | Emissions at a manufacturing complex in Toronto, Canada. (file)

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