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As researchers at the United Nations Climate Summit in Bonn warn that Pacific Islanders may be among the first to be forced to migrate due to climate change, at least 23 million people were displaced by extreme weather last year. We continue our look at the issue of displacement by due to climate change with Dina Ionesco, the Head of Migration, Environment and Climate Change at the International Organization for Migration.
As Democracy Now! broadcasts from the UN climate summit in Bonn, we look at how climate-related Hurricanes have devastated parts of the United States, but weather presenters still rarely utter the words: “climate change.” We speak with Jill Peeters, a weather presenter in Belgium who is also the founder of Climate Without Borders.
We get an update on Zimbabwe, where the military has carried out an apparent coup; a look at the banks and fossil fuel companies pushing their agenda at COP23; and we speak with Dina Ionesco about migration, environment and climate change.
Scientist Kevin Anderson: Our Socio-Economic Paradigm Is Incompatible With Climate Change Objectives
Broadcasting from the United Nations Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany, we continue our conversation with Kevin Anderson, one of the world’s leading climate scientists. Anderson is deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester in Britain. The report is entitled “Can the Climate Afford Europe’s Gas Addiction?”
Watch our interview with Chicago-based Indian Muslim soul singer Zeshan B, who also performs several songs from his new album, “Vetted.” Zeshan B was born to Indian Muslim immigrants and grew up listening to African American soul music. His father was a journalist who covered the US civil rights movement from India. Zeshan B is an opera singer, and is trained in Sufi devotional music. But his debut album sounds more like 60’s-style American funk and soul–sung partially in Punjabi and Urdu. Earlier this year, Rolling Stone named him one of the 10 new artists you need to know.
Exclusive: Fmr. Flight Attendant Tells Democracy Now! George H.W. Bush Grabbed Her, Delaying Takeoff
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, a former flight attendant tells us former President George H.W. Bush grabbed her while she was working in first class, refusing to let go of her for so long that he ended up delaying takeoff.
Anti-fossil fuel protests at COP23 in Bonn call for German Chancellor Merkel to "keep it in the ground"; we visit a blockade of the Hambach coal mine, the largest open-pit coal mine in Europe; a conversation with climate scientist Kevin Anderson.
Yes or No: Amy Goodman Asks Trump's Fossil Fuel Reps at COP23 If They Support US Quitting Paris Deal
On Monday, activists and Democratic lawmakers at the U.N. climate summit in Bonn, Germany, staged a full-fledged revolt Monday when the Trump administration made its official debut at this year’s conference with a forum pushing coal, gas and nuclear power. The panel was the only official appearance by the U.S. delegation during this year’s U.N. climate summit. Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman asked the corporate representatives pushing nuclear, gas and coal whether they agreed with Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the climate agreement.
Democracy Now! 2017-11-14 Tuesday
- Headlines for November 14, 2017
- "Climate Apartheid": South African Climate Activist Kumi Naidoo Slams Inequality at U.N. Summit
- Special Report: Revolt at Trump's Pro-Coal, Pro-Nuclear & Pro-Gas Panel Rocks U.N. Climate Summit
- 1st Female President of the Marshall Islands & Her Poet Daughter: We Need Climate & Nuclear Justice
- Kumi Naidoo: United Nations Shouldn't "Pander to Madness That Comes Out of the Trump Administration"
Democracy Now! 2017-11-13 Monday
- Headlines for November 13, 2017
- CA Gov. Jerry Brown Tells Indigenous Activists Protesting Fracking He'll Put Them "In the Ground"
- COP23: Activists from Puerto Rico to Island Nations Demand Climate Reparations, End to Fossil Fuels
- Thousands Protest in Manila as Trump Hails "Great Relationship" with Philippines President Duterte
- Amid Sea Level Rise & Devastating Storm, Island Nations Call for "Real Climate Leadership" at COP23
- "We are Still In": Sen. Markey & U.S. Lawmakers Stage Anti-Trump Revolt at UN Climate Talks in Bonn
- From Roy Moore to Trump: Sen. Markey Lauds Women Who Speak Out, Calls for Moore to Pull Out of Race
- Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz to President Donald Trump: "Nobody Can Escape Climate Change"
Ahead of our trip to the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben joins us for an extended interview and discusses his newly published debut novel, Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance.
"Stop the Killings": Photojournalist Raffy Lerma on Duterte's Deadly War on Drugs in the Philippines
As President Donald Trump is set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte when he visits the Philippines, watch our full interview with Raffy Lerma, an award-winning photojournalist who has documented Duterte’s deadly “war on drugs.” Since Duterte was elected in 2016, more than 7,000 people have been extrajudicially killed by police or vigilantes. Lerma discusses his work and the situation in the Philippines.
Democracy Now! 2017-11-10 Friday
- Headlines for November 10, 2017
- On Asia Trip, Trump Met by Protests Calling on U.S. to Open Diplomatic Relations with North Korea
- Will Trump Challenge Philippines President Duterte's Deadly Drug War When They Meet in Manila?
- Bill McKibben on Future of the Paris Climate Accord & U.S. Role at COP23 Climate Talks in Germany
We continue our conversation with acclaimed novelist Isabel Allende, about how her new book, In the Midst of Winter, which is a love story that explores the plight of immigrants and refugees. Allende has written 23 books, including “The House of the Spirits,” “Paula” and “Daughter of Fortune,” and discusses some of her past work.
Paradise Papers Reveal Tax Evasion & Shady Dealings by Nike, Apple, Queen of England & Trump Cabinet
A slew of 13.4 million leaked documents revealed how the world’s richest men stash away billions of dollars in wealth in offshore tax havens. The revelations, known as the Paradise Papers, implicate more than a dozen of President Trump’s Cabinet members, advisers and major donors. We continue our conversation with Frederik Obermaier, co-author of the Paradise Papers. He is an investigative reporter at Germany’s leading newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung. Obermaier also worked on a separate investigation, the Panama Papers, and is co-author of the book “Panama Papers: The Story of a Worldwide Revelation.”