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ROBERT REDFORD GIVES AN INSPIRING SPEECH TO WORLD LEADERS ABOUT CHANGING THE COURSE OF HISTORY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 07/05/2015 - 18:54

Legendary actor Robert Redford came to United Nations on June 29, 2015, with one mission: "To save the world before it's too late."

 

Many of the officials present were really excited to see him.

WHY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND CLIMATE ACTIVISTS ARE NATURAL ALLIES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:34
Why the Catholic Church and Climate Activists Are Natural Allies
 

It may come as a surprise to those unfamiliar with the faith (or environmentalism), but the Catholic Church and climate activists are natural allies: they both recognize climate change poses the greatest threat to the world’s poor, and that we have a moral obligation to fight it.

THIRSTY YET? EIGHT CITIES THAT ARE IMPROBABLY RUNNING OUT OF WATER...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:57
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A woman in India walks atop a water main on her way to collect water. (Photo: Meena Kadri/Flickr)

FATHER OF TUNISIA GUNMAN SEIFEDDINE REZGUI CLAIMS HIS SON WAS 'BRAINWASHED'... ISIS?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:20
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Seifeddine Rezgui shot and killed 38 people, mostly Britons, before being killed in Sousse, Tunisia(Facebook)

Relatives Kidnap "Brainwashed" Man From Religious Commune...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 06/28/2015 - 17:59

 The Twelve Tribes religious group has a commune and farm in north San Diego's Vista and Valley Center areas

 

Deputies in north San Diego are investigating a kidnapping involving three people who allegedly tried to rescue a family member they believed was being brainwashed by a religious community.

ANOTHER GAY MARRIAGE VICTORY, ANOTHER LESSON FOR CLIMATE ACTION...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:53

The United States Supreme Court ruled today that the right to same-sex marriage is guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.

Having spent 10 years writing about gay rights, and the past 10 years focused on climate change, I find that the tremendous success of the gay rights movement offers many lessons in how social change happens that are potentially useful to people fighting for climate action.

AUGUSTINE: HOW L. RON HUBBARD DEVISED SCIENTOLOGY’S MOST DIABOLICAL LEGAL MECHANISMS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 06/20/2015 - 16:33

Underground Bunker contributor Jeffrey Augustine continues his dynamite series excavating Scientology’s hidden structure. This week, he puts together several lines of evidence to show L. Ron Hubbard was responsible for the church’s most nefarious plots against is own members…

SATIRE: GLOBAL WARMING IS TOTALLY A LIE LIBERALS TELL TO DISTRACT US FROM THEIR COMMIE AGENDAS!!!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 06/19/2015 - 12:54

Liar. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Everybody is talking about global warming. Clearly, it’s got a great publicist. My guess is it’s the same one that Amy Schumer uses. However, unlike Schumer – whom I have on good authority is real – Global Warming is a big fat lie.

 

KATIE COURIC: POPE RELEASES MAJOR CLIMATE CHANGE DOCTRINE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 14:24

On Wednesday morning, Pope Francis released his first major teaching letter — known as an encyclical — and it focuses on a “hot-button topic” around the world: climate change.

Paul Ryan’s New Amendment Would Make The Obama Trade Deal Even Worse For The Climate...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 20:45
CREDIT: AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
A massive trade agreement between the United States and several Asian nations has been held up while President Obama waits for Congress to start the approval process.
 

POPE FRANCIS' LEAKED ENCYCLICAL DRAFT ATTRIBUTES CLIMATE CHANGE TO HUMAN ACTIVITY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 14:08
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A draft of Pope Francis’ long-awaited encyclical on the environment has leaked just days before the Vatican was set to release it to the world...
 

POPE FRANCIS BLASTS GLOBAL WARMING DENIERS IN LEAKED DRAFT OF ENCYCLICAL...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 13:51

Pope Francis delivers his message with participants of Rome's diocese convention in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Sunday. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)

YOUNG PEOPLE SPEAK OUT ABOUT THEIR FEARS AND HOPES ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 06/14/2015 - 18:56

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The faces behind #groundup.

An oil rig worker in Alberta, an engineering student in Mauritania, a minister-in-training in New Zealand – 11 young people, aged under 25, tell us what it feels like to inherit an environmental crisis...

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