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Are We Falling Off the Climate Precipice?

I grew up planning for my future, wondering which college I would attend, what to study, and later on, where to work, which articles to write, what my next book might be, how to pay a mortgage, and which mountaineering trip I might like to take next.

Now, I wonder about the future of our planet. During a recent visit with my eight-year-old niece and 10- and 12-year-old nephews, I stopped myself from asking them what they wanted to do when they grew up, or any of the future-oriented questions I used to ask myself. I did so because the reality of their generation may be that questions like where they will work could be replaced by: Where will they get their fresh water? What food will be available? And what parts of their country and the rest of the world will still be habitable?

The reason, of course, is climate change…

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Is BP ‘Trolling’ its Facebook Critics?

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Has BP hired internet “trolls” to threaten critics of its handling of the 2010 oil disaster? New Orleans, United States – BP has been accused of hiring internet “trolls” to purposefully attack, harass, and sometimes threaten people who have been critical of how the oil giant has handled its disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. […]

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BP’s ‘Widespread Human Health Crisis’

Toxicologists ‘predicted with certainty’ that Gulf of Mexico residents and clean-up workers would become severely ill. New Orleans, United States of America – Peter Frizzell never thought his watersports off the coast of Florida would destroy his health. “After sea kayaking after BP’s spill happened, I was sitting at my desk and started coughing up […]

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Gulf Ecosystem in Crisis after BP Spill

Three years after well blowout, declining seafood catches and deformities point to an environment in distress. New Orleans, US – Hundreds of kilograms of oily debris on beaches, declining seafood catches, and other troubling signs point towards an ecosystem in crisis in the wake of BP’s 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. “It’s […]

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