In Truthout last week, Dahr Jamail wrote:
"A recently published study has found that '[c]limate change and human activity are dooming species at an unprecedented rate.' . . . The study found that the fastest way to doom all life on Earth was to remove the most ecologically important species — the species with the most connections in their ecological network — first. And those species are, in general, the ones most likely to go first when it comes to warming. . . . Species are already disappearing as fast as they did during Earth’s previous mass extinction events."
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In December 2018, government delegates from around the world will meet to decide how to implement the Paris Agreement.
But already, powerful forces are aligning to block progress at the climate talks.
- Big polluters, which have profited enormously from driving the climate crisis, and
- Powerful countries with the greatest historical share of emissions, like the U.S., that have a shameful history of advancing Big Polluters' agenda.
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