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Debt deal: anger and deceit has led the US into a billionaires' coup | George Monbiot |... - 0 views

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    The debt deal will hurt the poorest Americans, convinced by Fox and the Tea Party to act against their own welfare
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Mob rule: Iceland crowdsources its next constitution | World news | The Guardian - 0 views

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    Country recovering from collapse of its banks and government is using social media to get citizens to share their ideas
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Worst ever carbon emissions leave climate on the brink | Environment | The Guardian - 0 views

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    Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency.
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World's top firms cause $2.2tn of environmental damage, report estimates | Environment ... - 0 views

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    Report for the UN into the activities of the world's 3,000 biggest companies estimates one-third of profits would be lost if firms were forced to pay for use, loss and damage of environment
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The price of environmental destruction? There is none | Andrew Simms | Environment | Th... - 0 views

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    A new UN report estimates that accounting for the environmental damage of the world's 3,000 biggest companies would wipe out one-third of their profits. Any precise figure, however, is a matter of how risk is quantified and of where you draw the line. In 2006, for example, the New Economics Foundation (NEF), of which I am the policy director, looked at the oil companies BP and Shell, who together had recently reported profits of £25bn. By applying the Treasury's own estimates of the social and environmental cost of carbon emissions, we calculated that the total bill for those costs would reach £46.5bn, massively outweighing profits and plunging the companies into the red.
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Nearly a billion people worldwide are starving, UN agency warns | World news | The Guar... - 0 views

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    * Rising prices mean 14% now under-nourished * Urgency over food crisis lost amid credit crunch
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World's richest 1% own 40% of all wealth, UN report discovers | Money | The Guardian - 0 views

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    · First ever study of global household assets
    · 50% of world's adults own just 1% of the wealth
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