Climate change

Labour fails to stand up against Heathrow expansion

Submitted by SJW on 4 July, 2018 - 11:53 Author: Keith Road
Plane stupid protest

With the support of 119 Labour MPs the government got a proposed third runway at Heathrow through the House of Commons on 26 June.

The government cites numerous benefits from expansion — to international trade and new foreign direct investment for example.

Unite and the GMB, the largest unions representing workers at Heathrow, are uncritical backers of the project, citing only the prospect of new jobs as the key factor in assessing whether an infrastructure project is good or bad.

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War and climate change causes hunger

Submitted by cathy n on 21 September, 2017 - 4:50 Author: Richard Driver

World hunger rose for the first time this century in 2016.

A UN agencies report found that the number of undernourished people in the world increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016. Nearly one in nine people in the world do not get enough food to be healthy.
Almost one-in-four children under five are affected by stunting, or low height for their age. 7.7% of children in the world suffer from wasting, or low weight for their height.

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Climate change is the problem

Submitted by SJW on 21 September, 2017 - 11:07 Author: Editorial
Hurricaine Harvey rescue operation

Hurricane Harvey, which began on Friday 25 August and lasted until the middle of the following week hit Texas, Louisiana and Kentucky and especially the coastal areas of Texas.
Houston, the US’s fourth biggest city, spread out over 1700 square miles, was the worst affected. The hurricane displaced one million people, caused 44 deaths and damaged 185,000 homes.

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