“I knew things were bad down there but I didn’t know it was this bad.”
The number of people affected will nearly double from the first three months of the year.
"We believe every company, government and individual has a role to play. Climate change is a shared, global challenge that is best addressed at scale."
By Natalie Deuschle, Mother Nature Network On a sweltering summer evening, Brandon, a 21-year-old culinary arts student at
We are a nation of vast wealth and resources, but sadly, Congress only seems to posture on the issue of hunger. But much more can, and will, be done by concerned American citizens and nonprofits dedicated to lowering the number of those who go to bed at night hungry.
Over the last 20 years, the World Bank Group has helped countries lift 663 million people out of poverty. In the next 20, we believe it is possible to end extreme poverty. This goal is within our grasp. But if we don't confront climate change, we won't end poverty.
A record number of Americans will be using food stamps to get by this Thanksgiving. About 42.2 million Americans are using
The warning comes as U.S. meat consumption declines -- it'll be down more than 12 percent from 2007 by the end of 2012. The
Whether or not he would be capable of the kind of vision necessary to comprehend the challenges of the 21st century, Mitt Romney has demonstrated that he believes he owes unquestioned loyalty to his investors, whose interests are embedded in the status quo and have no interest in having a visionary president.
Readers of my stuff will note that, like columnist Gail Collins on the subject of Mitt Romney's dog-on-the-roof, I never pass up an opportunity to point out that World War II cured the Great Depression; and that today we need massive social investment to cure slumping demand. Today, that needed investment, rather than going to war, should go to renewable energy, mitigation of the climate damage already done, and other strategies to allow decent living standards at a much lower toll on the planet. The current low interest rates allow government to borrow serious sums to finance these social investments. What's depressing is that the mainstream debates are over here, and the solutions are over there. While we drag the policies that we need regarding climate change onto center stage, let's at least not make matters worse by raising interest rates.