Articles from Juan Cole

Sweden’s new Carbon Tax on Air Travel aims helping Environment

By Valéry Laramée de Tannenberg | | translated by Freya Kirk | – –

Sweden has introduced a new carbon tax. From 1 April, all passengers boarding a flight departing from Sweden will be charged extra fees. EURACTIV’s partner le Journal de l’environnement reports.

2 Dead, 30 wounded: Israeli troops again Fire on Peaceful Palestinian Protesters at Gaza Border

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“I have no fear of dying because there is no life in Gaza,” one Palestinian told AFP.

As Friday protests resumed near the border fence between Gaza and Israel, occupation forces opened fire injuring at least 30 more Palestinians and killing two.

Mohammed Hamada Hijila, 36, was killed in an airstrike in East of Shujaya, and Abdullah Al-Shehri, 28 years old, was killed by Israeli sniper fire at the eastern border. According to the Gaza Strip’s Health Ministry, 112 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli army fire or treated for tear gas inhalation.

Israel must hold killers of Reporter Yaser Murtaja in its own Military to account: CPJ

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Beirut–The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned comments by Israel’s defense minister over the weekend that appear to justify the killing of Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja in Gaza, and called on authorities to hold to account anyone who shot journalists with live ammunition. Murtaja died on April 7 of injuries sustained the previous day while covering protests in Gaza in which at least five other journalists were injured.

Trump, World Leaders outraged by Syria’s Douma but ignore Children of Gaza & Yemen

By Amelia Smith @amyinthedesert | (Middle East Monitor) | – –

In the aftermath of the chemical weapons assault that suffocated to death over 80 men, women and children in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta, this weekend British Prime Minister Theresa May issued a stern warning to the highest levels of the Syrian government:

“The regime and its backers, including Russia, must be held to account,” she said. This was an “utterly … barbaric attack”.

Our burning of Fossil Fuels slowing down Atlantic Currents and Spelling TROUBLE

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The findings imply that models used to project global warming scenarios had likely underestimated the contribution of a weakening AMOC, said the teams.

A system of Atlantic Ocean currents that regulates global weather is at its feeblest in 1,600 years after being weakened partly by climate change, prompting scientists to warn of trouble ahead.