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I'm no economist, and definitely not a Nobel Prize winning one, but by my calculations Joseph Stiglitz has under-estimated the cost of the Iraq war by a factor of 100 in his recently released The Three Trillion Dollar War: The
The difference in our calculations is simple enough: I've assumed that the citizens of the United States and Iraq have an equal value.
Achieving a global carbon credit mechanism continues to be at the top of the agenda of the three contenders for their party's presidential nomination despite numerous scientific studies concluding that warming of the entire solar system is part of a natural cycle. Non-stop propaganda from the news media and politicians continue to blame man made carbon emissions for warming the planet.
To cut down their greenhouse gas emissions, rich nations are investing in clean energy projects in poorer countries.
ALTHOUGH not required to slash their greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in the face of global warming, developing countries have been playing a mitigating role through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
Under CDM, one of three mitigating mechanisms of the United Nations-led Kyoto Protocol agreement, developing countries are helping developed economies (grouped as Annex I countries) lower their emissions by 5.2% from 1990 level between 2008
Moves to ban cultivation of coca plants in Latin America are driven by politics, not by health issues or protection of the public.
The Incas chewed it. For the last 3,000 years the indigenous peoples of Bolivia and Peru have chewed or drunk coca tea without any apparent harm to their health. It is also used by healers and in ceremonial offerings to the gods. Pope John Paul II even drank coca tea on a visit to Bolivia in 1988.
This is a story grim enough to disprove the optimist's maxim that there is some good in all of us. A couple of months ago, an unlicensed doctor called Amit Kumar was arrested in Nepal. He had in his possession suitcases full of cash dollars and euros.
Most employees in Russia suffer from neurosis, which decreases their work efficiency, the Institute for Globalization and Social Movements (IGSO) said Monday in a statement.
Mass neurosis is a result of the aggressive psychological climate in Russian companies, lack of relaxation and constant overworking. IGSO analysts also indicated “hysterical management methods” as one of the sources of mental disorders.
“People endure depressive emotional conditions without even realizing that it’s not normal.
The documentary “The Carbon Connection” features the people of two towns, one in Brazil and one in Scotland, that are intimately linked by a carbon trading project of BP Scotland. This interview features a conversation with one of those people, Norman Phillip of Grangemouth, Scotland talking about some of the real outcomes of carbon trading.
A little more than a year ago, Sir Terry Leahy, who is the chief executive of the Tesco chain of supermarkets, Britain’s largest retailer, delivered a speech to a group called the Forum for the Future, about the implications of climate change. Leahy had never before addressed the issue in public, but his remarks left little doubt that he recognized the magnitude of the problem. “I am not a scientist,” he said.
Chi l'avrà detto? «Si ricorda a tutti i governi che la foglia di coca è una droga (...) I governi dovrebbero accertarsi che produzione, import, export, distribuzione e uso siano strettamente limitati a usi medici e scientifici. (...) La pratica della masticazione delle foglie di coca continua in Bolivia e Perú e, su scala più limitata, in altri paesi.
The investment push, fueled by a new sovereign wealth fund and eager Russian businessmen, has raised concerns of Moscow meddling abroad.
Moscow - Under the leadership of CEO Dmitri Medvedev, Russia's state-owned natural gas giant, Gazprom, has rapidly expanded its operations around the globe and become one of the world's richest energy companies. It has also been accused of flexing its economic muscle for political gain.
Der 18. Weltkongress der Internationalen Ärzte für die Verhütung des Atomkrieges (IPPNW) ging am Dienstag mit der Annahme einer »Delhi-Deklaration« zu Ende. In dem Dokument bekräftigen 600 Mediziner aus 60 Ländern ihre Entschlossenheit, sich nachdrücklich für eine Welt ohne Kernwaffen einzusetzen.
Einen Nuklearkrieg als schlimmste aller vorstellbaren Formen von Krieg zu verhindern, indem die Welt von Atomwaffen befreit wird – das bleibe das wichtigste Ziel der IPPNW, heißt es in der Deklaration.
Is our current model of economic development sustainable in the long-run, wonders Anil Netto. What will happen when our oil wells dry up? What has been the environmental cost? These are issues that our political parties – both the BN and the Opposition - must address.
One of the reasons for holding the elections well before the current five-year term of Parliament ends in May 2009 is, I believe, the gloomy outlook for the global economy which could spill over into the economies of this region. It is no secret that the US economy is in deep trouble.
BRUSSELS, Mar 7 (IPS) - The European Commission has indicated that it will take steps to address claims that private firms have been given preferential treatment in a flagship aid programme for improving water services in Africa.
Some 500 million euros (769 million dollars) has been provided for initiatives in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries under the European Union's Water Facility, which was proposed by Romano Prodi, then the Commission's president, in 2003.
The way that this money has been allocated was called into question in a study carried out at the Commission's req
Carbon Trade Watch and others have just released this 41 minute film about the hazards of carbon trading and how it has had a damaging effect on two towns, one in Scotland, the other in Brazil.
Carbon trading in theory is supposed to steadily decrease the amount of allowable carbon, thus making it more expensive for the to continue which would presumably then force the companies to clean up their act. But it needs to be mandatory and enforceable to be effective.
To argue that carbon trading has negative impacts by allowing the polluters to continue polluting and stressing southern environments with tree farms and other land intensive offset projects is an abstraction for many of us.
De Colombiaanse guerrillabeweging FARC is niet de enige bron van geweld in Colombia, en zelfs niet de grootste, schrijft Amira Armenta van het Transnational Institute (TNI) in een helder overzicht van de achtergrond en ontwikkeling van de rebellenorganisatie - ooit een groep linkse revolutionairen, nu vooral drugshandelaren en ontvoerders. ,,Het gemak waarmee de FARC aan inkomsten kon komen, werd fataal voor hun idealen.” Maar de problemen waarvoor de FARC ooit werd opgericht, zijn niet verdwenen.