Illustration: Emma Peer

Agony Uncle: A climate activist's conviction vs their future

Ethical and political dilemmas abound these days. Seems like we’re all in need of a New Internationalist perspective. Enter stage: Agony Uncle.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Only Planet

Only Planet

Final frontier, by Marc Roberts.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Tree-planting overkill? There literally isn’t enough room on the planet to host all the corporate carbon-offsetting plans.Photo: Nikola Jovanovic/Unsplash

Temperature check

Is there such a thing as a ‘good’ carbon offset? Words by Danny Chivers.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Illustration: Thewet Nonthachai/Shutterstock

Shadow courts

Juliet Ferguson investigates the Energy Charter Treaty, an international agreement which could be very bad news for energy policy across the Global South.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Coal sting

Coal sting

German energy giant sues the Netherlands for compensation, reports Nick Dowson.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
Photo: Benjamin Blankenship

Spotlight: Arka Kinari

Claire Fauset is on board with Arka Kinari, an extraordinary ecological live music project, staged from the deck of a traditional sailing ship as it tours the world.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
 Another chunk of the Amazon rainforest goes up in smoke. In the last 10 years alone, 38,600 km2 (equal to 8.4 million football fields) has been deforested for ranching, logging, soy and oil-palm cultivation.Photo: Loren McIntyre/Stock Connection Blue/Alamy

The case for nature

We have brought the natural world and its diversity to a breaking point. Dinyar Godrej surveys the damage and explores how we need to act to repair it.

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NI 529 - The biodiversity emergency - January, 2021
Photo: Ally Bruener

My ass and the oceans

Let down by the state and in-home care companies, Ally Bruener struggles to balance care for the planet with her own vital needs.

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NI 528 - A caring economy - November, 2020
Agony Uncle

Agony Uncle

Ethical and political dilemmas abound these days. Seems like we’re all in need of a New Internationalist perspective. Enter stage: Agony Uncle.

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NI 526 - The Kurds - betrayed again - July, 2020
Children protest against climate impacts of fast fashion in Montreal on Black Friday, November 2019.Photo: Lucy EJ Woods

Young climate heroes

Skipping meals to talk to the media, aiming to get arrested – and still making it to your hockey game. These are just some of the tasks found on the to-do lists of campaigners in Canada who are putting everything on the line to fight for a liveable, just future. Lucy EJ Woods went to meet them.

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NI 524 - How we make poverty - March, 2020

Spotlight: Peter Cusack

Louise Gray speaks to Peter Cusack about a sensory project bringing a new dimension to environmental storytelling.

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NI 522 - China in charge - November, 2019
Illustration: Andy Carter

What if... cities became car-free?

Vanessa Baird on how to turn a toxic bane into a liberating blessing.

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NI 522 - China in charge - November, 2019
Illustration: Peter Reynolds

What we cannot avoid

Jeremy Seabrook surveys a political landscape riven with virulent nostalgias which obscure an essential conflict – how to reconcile the needs of the planet with the necessities of economics?

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019

Climate regulator

Without the ocean, climate change would be happening much faster.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
Photo: Banjo Emerson Mathew

Temperature check

Ecological breakdown is in the spotlight. Danny Chivers outlines five ways to seize the moment.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
Gary Bentley was laid off after 12 years working down the mines in Letcher County, Kentucky.Photo: Lance booth

Life after coal

Can we move away from fossil fuels without destroying the communities that rely on them? Sam Adler Bell looks to the devastated US coalfields of Appalachia.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
Photo: Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

First-class lifeboats

The super-rich are preparing for doomsday. Only problem is, the rest of us aren’t invited. Tom Whyman explains.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019

Footsteps disappear

Lifestyle changes are no substitute for collective action. But personal carbon-cutting still matters – it’s a powerful way to signal the climate emergency to those around us, move the needle on policy and set bigger cultural changes in motion. Mike Berners-Lee lays out an nine-step carbon detox.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
The biodiversity emergency January, 2021
A caring economy November, 2020
A caring economy November, 2020
The Kurds - betrayed again July, 2020
How we make poverty March, 2020
China in charge November, 2019
China in charge November, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
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