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Reconciling Climate Justice and Food Security:  Complex Problems in Need of Global Solutions

Center of Concern | Tue, Jul 1, 2008

Reconciling Climate Justice and Food Security: Complex Problems in Need of Global Solutions

Biofuels, or fuels derived from plants, have been making headlines recently for their role in the world food crisis. Touted as a new clean fuel that will help solve the climate crisis, activists have long warned about the poverty and justice implications. Nonetheless, while the conversion of basic food crops into fuel for vehicles in wealthy countries seems a particularly cruel incarnation of the growing divide between the haves and have-nots of the world, it is also only a symptom of a broken economic order that prioritizes profits over human subsistence.
Global Warming Hits Home

Global Women's Project | Tue, Jun 3, 2008

Global Warming Hits Home

Gallup released numbers from its annual Environmental poll in April, showing that Americans feel more informed about global warming than in previous years, and that a majority believe the effects of global warming to have already begun. Yet, despite this knowledge, Americans are no more concerned now about global warming than when the survey was first launched nearly two decades ago, and, in fact, rank it tenth in a list of twelve environmental problems.

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