7 climate change projects that are changing the game

While there's plenty to be worried about, it's important to remember that we're making progress, too.

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  • If we do nothing, global temperatures could rise as high as 10 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.
  • Fortunately, humanity is hard at work at keeping temperature increases below the 2 degrees Celsius mark.
  • These 7 projects are just a snapshot of what humanity is collectively doing to fight back and beat climate change.
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Technology & Innovation

Oil execs should be tried for crimes against humanity, essayist Kate Aronoff argues

Climate change is a dire threat, perhaps it is time to put the people who created and denied the problem on trial?

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  • A new essay published in Jacobin argues that the time has come to try the executives of oil companies for crimes against humanity as a result of their actions promoting climate change.
  • There is a legal precedent, as the heads of several German companies were tired for such crimes after WWII.
  • Even if it never comes to pass, discussing the idea could give us a sense of what steps to make the world a greener place are possible.
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Politics & Current Affairs

These cities are the hubs of Africa’s economic boom

South Africa is no longer the only place on the continent that has urban wealth clusters

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  • The wealth of Africans is projected to grow by a third over the next decade
  • The continent's wealth is agglomerating in a number of urban clusters, in the south, east and west
  • Wealth is collected in a few other places - isolated capitals and mini-clusters stretching from Morocco down to Angola
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Why the Rockefellers, Who Made Their Money in Oil, Are Fighting the Fossil Fuel Industry

The feud between some of the Rockefellers and ExxonMobil has intensified.

As Rex Tillerson, former CEO of ExxonMobil, underwent the confirmation process to become the next U.S. Secretary of State, a telling detail to the story involves one of the country’s most famous families. Some of the Rockefellers have been involved in a public battle with ExxonMobil concerning the oil and gas giant’s record on climate change. A major note of historical irony here is that their ancestor, the legendary industrialist John D. Rockefeller, founded Standard Oil which eventually turned into ExxonMobil.

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