Category: Climate Change

Gar Smith: Global Warming’s Unacknowledged Threat—The Pentagon

The Pentagon’s role in weather disruption needs to become part of the climate discussion

Robert Pollin: Think We Can’t Stabilize the Climate While Fostering Growth? Think Again.

Long-term investments in clean energy would curb emissions and create millions of jobs around the globe

Barry Saxifrage: Global heat records falling like dominoes as world heads to Paris

After a several decades of pouring in over a trillion tonnes of climate pollution, we find ourselves seriously cooking in 2015

Climate Action Network: Global Climate Marches To See Unprecedented Numbers Call for More Climate Action

On November 28 and 29,hundreds of thousands of people around the world will take to the streets in more than 2000 events in 150 countries to turn up the heat on leaders heading to the Paris Climate Summit. Frontline community representatives, unionists, faith leaders, and families will call on politicians to forge an ambitious new Read more…

Naomi Klein: Why a Climate Deal Is the Best Hope for Peace

The last time there was this much climate momentum was in 2008

George Monbiot: There’s a population crisis all right. But probably not the one you think

While all eyes are on human numbers, it’s the rise in farm animals that is laying the planet waste

Alix Mazounie: Climate Activists Vow to Continue with Protests Ahead of Paris Talks

Climate activists insist the right to protest and freedom of speech must be upheld even during a state of emergency

Eric Mann: Prelude to Paris: Four Tragic Tactics by President Obama and Four Climate Justice Proposals He Must Support

The President is the main obstacle to progress in Paris

Ted Glick: Renewable Energy Builds World Peace

“And through conversations with others in the growing climate justice movement, I began to see all kinds of ways that climate change could become a catalyzing force for positive change—how it could be the best argument progressives have ever had. . . The urgency of the climate crisis could form the basis of a powerful Read more…

Jim Wolpman: Do You Seriously Believe That Wall Street Can Save The Planet From Global Warming?

What is needed are specified commitments which add up to 2°C., and a timetable to ensure progress along the way

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