FIONA HARVEY – If fossil fuel infrastructure is not rapidly changed, the world will ‘lose for ever’ the chance to avoid dangerous climate change.
STEVE CONNOR – Scientists are to end their 20-year reluctance to link climate change with extreme weather â€“ the heavy storms, floods and droughts which often fill news bulletins â€“ as part of a radical departure from a previous equivocal position that many now see as increasingly untenable.
DAHRJAMAIL – Scientific experts believe Japan’s nuclear disaster to be far worse than governments are revealing to the public. “Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind,” Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, told Al Jazeera.
TOM H. HASTINGS – When George Bush started bailing out corporations, and Barack Obama continued Bushâ€™s program, we were told that those corporations were too big to fail. The dangers of massive corporations dragging down all of us were noted, they were bailed out. And then were they then downsized? Nope. What is up with that?
JOHN LAFORGE – Well-reported plumes of radiation have spread to California and beyond from the wrecked six-reactor complex at Fukushima, Japan. Whatâ€™s worse in terms of citizen awareness, clouds of disinformation are circling even faster.
BECKEY SUKOVATY: When desperate Haitian earthquake victims tried to save themselves or rescue others by looking for resources needed to survive in the collapsed buildings of Port-au-Prince, they were often branded â€œlooters.â€ New Orleans residents in dire need after Hurricane Katrina were similarly condemned.