As researchers at the United Nations Climate Summit in Bonn warn that Pacific Islanders may be among the first to be forced to migrate due to climate change, at least 23 million people were displaced by extreme weather last year. We continue our look at the issue of displacement by due to climate change with Dina Ionesco, the Head of Migration, Environment and Climate Change at the International Organization for Migration.
As Democracy Now! broadcasts from the UN climate summit in Bonn, we look at how climate-related Hurricanes have devastated parts of the United States, but weather presenters still rarely utter the words: “climate change.” We speak with Jill Peeters, a weather presenter in Belgium who is also the founder of Climate Without Borders.
Democracy Now! 2017-11-17 Friday
- Headlines for November 17, 2017
- "Keep It in the Ground": As COP23 Ends, Activists Protest at Europe's Largest Open-Pit Coal Mine
- Activists Condemn Failure of COP23 to Address Interrelated Crises of Climate, Energy & Inequality
- Key Architect of Paris Climate Accord: "We Cannot Combat Climate Change with More Coal"
- Tom Goldtooth: Carbon Trading is "Fraudulent" Scheme to Privatize Air & Forests to Permit Pollution
Democracy Now! 2017-11-16 Thursday
- Headlines for November 16, 2017
- Zimbabwe in Limbo As Military Seizes Control & Places President Mugabe Under House Arrest
- Nigerian Environmental Activist: Displacement from Climate Change Contributed to Rise of Boko Haram
- Activists at COP23 Decry Companies & Corporate Sponsors Pushing Fossil Fuel as Energy Solution
- Migration Expert Urges Immediate Action as Millions Are Already Displaced by Climate Change
Scientist Kevin Anderson: Our Socio-Economic Paradigm Is Incompatible With Climate Change Objectives
Broadcasting from the United Nations Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany, we continue our conversation with Kevin Anderson, one of the world’s leading climate scientists. Anderson is deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester in Britain. The report is entitled “Can the Climate Afford Europe’s Gas Addiction?”
Watch our interview with Chicago-based Indian Muslim soul singer Zeshan B, who also performs several songs from his new album, “Vetted.” Zeshan B was born to Indian Muslim immigrants and grew up listening to African American soul music. His father was a journalist who covered the US civil rights movement from India. Zeshan B is an opera singer, and is trained in Sufi devotional music. But his debut album sounds more like 60’s-style American funk and soul–sung partially in Punjabi and Urdu. Earlier this year, Rolling Stone named him one of the 10 new artists you need to know.
Exclusive: Fmr. Flight Attendant Tells Democracy Now! George H.W. Bush Grabbed Her, Delaying Takeoff
In a Democracy Now! exclusive, a former flight attendant tells us former President George H.W. Bush grabbed her while she was working in first class, refusing to let go of her for so long that he ended up delaying takeoff.
Democracy Now! 2017-11-15 Wednesday
- Headlines for November 15, 2017
- Pacific Climate Warriors Roll Out Anti-Coal "Red Carpet" for Angela Merkel at U.N. Climate Talks
- Special Report from the Occupied Forest: Meet Activists Fighting Europe's Largest Open-Pit Coal Mine
- Trump Climate Adviser Tells Democracy Now! Coal Needs a "Level Playing Field" at U.N. Climate Talks
- Scientists Issue Dire Warning on Climate Change & Key Researcher Urges "Changes in How We Live"
Yes or No: Amy Goodman Asks Trump's Fossil Fuel Reps at COP23 If They Support US Quitting Paris Deal
On Monday, activists and Democratic lawmakers at the U.N. climate summit in Bonn, Germany, staged a full-fledged revolt Monday when the Trump administration made its official debut at this year’s conference with a forum pushing coal, gas and nuclear power. The panel was the only official appearance by the U.S. delegation during this year’s U.N. climate summit. Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman asked the corporate representatives pushing nuclear, gas and coal whether they agreed with Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the climate agreement.
Democracy Now! 2017-11-14 Tuesday
- Headlines for November 14, 2017
- "Climate Apartheid": South African Climate Activist Kumi Naidoo Slams Inequality at U.N. Summit
- Special Report: Revolt at Trump's Pro-Coal, Pro-Nuclear & Pro-Gas Panel Rocks U.N. Climate Summit
- 1st Female President of the Marshall Islands & Her Poet Daughter: We Need Climate & Nuclear Justice
- Kumi Naidoo: United Nations Shouldn’t "Pander to Madness That Comes Out of the Trump Administration"
Democracy Now! Monday, November 13, 2017
Ahead of our trip to the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben joins us for an extended interview and discusses his newly published debut novel, Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance.
"Stop the Killings": Photojournalist Raffy Lerma on Duterte’s Deadly War on Drugs in the Philippines
As President Donald Trump is set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte when he visits the Philippines, watch our full interview with Raffy Lerma, an award-winning photojournalist who has documented Duterte’s deadly “war on drugs.” Since Duterte was elected in 2016, more than 7,000 people have been extrajudicially killed by police or vigilantes. Lerma discusses his work and the situation in the Philippines.
Democracy Now! 2017-11-10 Friday
- Headlines for November 10, 2017
- On Asia Trip, Trump Met by Protests Calling on U.S. to Open Diplomatic Relations with North Korea
- Will Trump Challenge Philippines President Duterte's Deadly Drug War When They Meet in Manila?
- Bill McKibben on Future of the Paris Climate Accord & U.S. Role at COP 23 Climate Talks in Germany
Democracy Now! 2017-11-09 Thursday
- Headlines for November 09, 2017
- In China, Trump Talks Trade & North Korea, Ignoring Climate Change & Crackdown on Human Rights
- Yemeni Journalist: Saudi Arabia's Total Blockade on Yemen is "Death Sentence" for All
- Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman Consolidates Power & Purges Rivals Under "Anti-Corruption" Pretense
Democracy Now! 2017-11-08 Wednesday
- Headlines for November 08, 2017
- Voters Reject Republican Candidates as New "Autopsy" Report Finds the Democratic Party in Crisis
- Billionaire GOP Backer Robert Mercer Used Offshore Profits to Fund Breitbart & Attacks on Clinton
- Trump's Commerce Secretary Owns Stake in Russian Companies While He Oversees Potential Sanctions
- Paradise Papers Expose "Cleverest Ways of Exploiting" Offshore Tax Havens by GOP & Democratic Donors
We continue our conversation with acclaimed novelist Isabel Allende, about how her new book, In the Midst of Winter, which is a love story that explores the plight of immigrants and refugees. Allende has written 23 books, including “The House of the Spirits,” “Paula” and “Daughter of Fortune,” and discusses some of her past work.
Democracy Now! 2017-11-07 Tuesday
- Headlines for November 07, 2017
- How Domestic Violence and Militarism "Open the Floodgates" to Mass Shootings Like the Texas Massacre
- As NYPD Officers Are Charged with Rape of Teenager, Advocates Call for End to Mass Sexual Violence
- Acclaimed Chilean Writer Isabel Allende on Death of Pablo Neruda, the 1973 Chilean Coup & Trump
- Chilean Writer Isabel Allende's New Novel, "In the Midst of Winter," Examines Immigrant Lives & Love
Paradise Papers Reveal Tax Evasion & Shady Dealings by Nike, Apple, Queen of England & Trump Cabinet
A slew of 13.4 million leaked documents revealed how the world’s richest men stash away billions of dollars in wealth in offshore tax havens. The revelations, known as the Paradise Papers, implicate more than a dozen of President Trump’s Cabinet members, advisers and major donors. We continue our conversation with Frederik Obermaier, co-author of the Paradise Papers. He is an investigative reporter at Germany’s leading newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung. Obermaier also worked on a separate investigation, the Panama Papers, and is co-author of the book “Panama Papers: The Story of a Worldwide Revelation.”
Democracy Now! Monday, November 6, 2017