‘Code red for humanity’: IPCC report warns window for climate action is closing fast
A panel of leading scientists convened by the United Nations issued a comprehensive report Monday that contains a stark warning for humanity: the climate crisis is here, some of its most destructive consequences are now inevitable, and only massive and speedy reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can limit the coming disaster. “The alarm bells are deafening,” the report states, “and the evidence is irrefutable.”
World’s 500 richest people gained $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019
The 500 richest people in the world, all of whom are billionaires, gained a combined $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019, further exacerbating inequities that have not been seen since the late 1920s. That’s according to a new Bloomberg analysis published on December 27, which found that the planet’s 500 richest people saw their collective net worth soar by 25 percent to $5.9 trillion over the last year.
Arundhati Roy Confronts the Tyranny of the Free Market
Perhaps the most revealing words on the topic of globalization in recent years came not from the pen of Thomas Piketty, nor were they written by Robert Reich or Joseph Stiglitz or Paul Krugman — rather, they can be found in the pages of The Lexus and the Olive Tree, written by the notorious New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.