The Southern U.S. is now the world’s largest producer and exporter of wood pellets. Under the guise of “renewable energy,” the voracious European demand for wood pellets has put forests and communities in this region at increased risk.
The victory by Ireland’s left-wing Sinn Fein Party suddenly puts the issue of Irish reunification on the agenda. Prospects for unification will have less to do with ancient hatreds than with health care, schools, housing, and jobs.
Morning Star editorial; Martin Kettle in The Guarian
Early exit polls have suggested a Tory landslide, with Leave-voting areas switching away from Labour according to predictions. Two completely contrasting visions for our future were on the ballot paper. Labour’s offer went further than two years ago
With the hard right running left and the center-left abdicating, Euroskeptics could accelerate a continent-wide crisis. Global migration is on the rise as climate change drowns coastlines, river deltas and drought drives people out of arid climates.