biodiversity loss climate change

Social movements, public spheres and the European politics of the environment : green power Europe? / Hein-Anton van der Heijden

Environmental concerns are of prime importance in Western societies today. Most people concede that modernization causes pollution, the creation of waste lands, the loss of biodiversity, and climate change. In this penetrating study, van der Heijden considers the international stalemate in addressing these problems and proposes a solution based on the actions of the European Union and public, often grass-roots, environmental movements.

Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Just Reached A Grim New Milestone

Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Just Reached A Grim New Milestone

Average global levels of carbon dioxide stayed above 400 parts per million, or ppm, through all of March 2015 — the first time that has happened for an entire month since record-keeping first began, according to data released this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Scientists with NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory called the news a “significant milestone”…

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