Disasters, inaction, and corporate sponsorship are increasingly desperate realities of the climate talks in Warsaw. IPS guest bloggers highlight the problems associated with these issues, which are rapidly becoming ‘normal’ at UN climate summits.
Two recent legal cases about money and free speech unveil a contradiction in our application of the First Amendment.
To mark the start of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP19) in Warsaw, Poland, a new series of Climate Justice briefings has been released offering critical perspectives on a number of the crucial issues under discussion.
Gone are the days when the U.S. accounted for over 40 percent of the world’s billionaires, with Western Europe and Japan making up most of the rest.
Over 1,000 attended the IPS 50th Anniversary Celebration the weekend of October 11-13, 2013, joining us as we remembered the past and looked toward the future.
On the ground, in the real world, of course there is no longer any possibility of a real “two-state” solution.
Donald Kaul blames the shutdown and the debt-ceiling perils on “zombie lawmakers.”
Not every think tank could weather FBI infiltration, scapegoating by right-wing extremists, and even a car-bomb assassination.
The Green Climate Fund was established to provide money for climate adaptations to developing countries
A century later, it’s clear that taxing the rich is necessary instead of catastrophic.
Richard Kirsch explores the values divide contributing to the government’s shutdown while Donald Kaul blames the impasse on the Republican Party.
Report from Climate Scientists Confirms What Climate Justice Advocates Already Know: The Time to Act is Now
“We hope the IPCC’s report will help skeptics understand that the jury is in and has issued a clear ruling: climate change is underway and we must do all we can to slow it down,” said Janet Redman, climate expert at the Institute for Policy Studies.
A recent IPS op-ed on tipped wages has provoked an unfounded attack by the world’s largest full service restaurant chain.
President Obama’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly reflected some of the extraordinary shifts in global politics that have taken shape in the last six or eight weeks. – Article originally appeared on The Nation’s blog.
From gated communities in outer space to graphs about who owns the wealth, two new films are giving Americans a window into the issue of income inequality.