drought

The global heat wave that’s been killing us

July 23, 2018

DW. A heat wave is ravaging countries around the world. Although many celebrate sunny days, wildfires, wasted crops and health problems are some of the many disastrous consequences hot weather can have. Most of us enjoy sunny days and complain on rainy ones — yet behind the clear skies lies a less pleasant reality. Since June…

Forest fires devastate western Latvia

July 23, 2018

DW. Extreme heat has made the job difficult for Latvian firefighters, as hundreds of hectares have been scorched in the west of the country. Meteorologists have said that unfavorable conditions will continue for two weeks. Firefighters tried to put out this blaze in Sweden on July 22 using a helicopter Five days of unabated fires…

Cape Town Water Wars: A Literal Shitstorm

January 18, 2018

In Cape Town, one of the most unequal cities in the world, poor people are taking the buckets they use for chemical toilets and turning them into weapons, as the water shortage intensifies class conflicts

"The World According to Monsanto"

September 1, 2017
Tim Wise from the Small Planet Institute explains how a new seed policy in the southern African country of Malawi threatens farmers’ rights to save, exchange, and sell their seeds, and how a former Monsanto official turned out to be one of the policy’s co-authors

NOAA Defies Trump Administration’s Climate Science Denial

August 15, 2017

Leading climate change expert, Dr. Joe Romm, discusses U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s State of the Climate report which confirms new records on global warming, greenhouse gas, and sea level rise

Africa

August 7, 2017
Odenda Lumbumba of Kenya Land Alliance says that Kenya’s drought is not just the result of climate change – it’s also the result of failed public policy

Climate Scientist: February Temperatures Consistent with Global Warming

March 5, 2017

Dr. Alan Robock says there’s an increasing frequency of strong storms, droughts and flooding; more impacts on agriculture; and rising sea levels – but the situation is not irreversible

Deadly Wildfires to Grow More Intense, Burn Longer Due to Global Warming

August 19, 2016

Drought, dead trees, and less snow means fires in the Western U.S. will likely get worse, says Dr. Alyson Kenward from Climate Central

Days of Revolt

May 4, 2016
In this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews the directors of the film “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” to discuss the impact of the animal agriculture industry on accelerating climate change and environmental degradation, and the surprising silence on the part of environmental groups.