Nick Malkoutzis

Macropolis

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Deputy Editor of the English-language edition of Kathimerini, a national Greek newspaper, and Athens-based editor of the economic and political analysis website Macropolis; blogger at Inside Greece

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Voters in Greece elected a new leader yesterday — Alexis Tsipras, of the leftist Syriza party.  He immediately formed a governing coalition with the right-wing independent Greeks.

Greeks Vote for Change in Bailout Terms

Voters in Greece elected a new leader yesterday — Alexis Tsipras, of the leftist Syriza party.  He immediately formed a governing coalition with the right-wing independent Greeks.

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In Athens today, tens of thousands of people filled the streets for a general strike against the latest plan for more austerity measures amounting to 6% of Greece’s GDP.

Protests in Athens May Shake Fragile Coalition

In Athens today, tens of thousands of people filled the streets for a general strike against the latest plan for more austerity measures amounting to 6% of Greece’s GDP.

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The Greek parliament has been unable to form a new government, and new elections have been called for next month.

Chaos in Greece Resumes as Talk of Euro Exit Increases

The Greek parliament has been unable to form a new government, and new elections have been called for next month.

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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