A UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report this week came out and showed that UK emission reductions would cost 1 to 2 percent of the country’s total GDP, just pennies a day per capita. “Statutory Advice on Inclusion of International Aviation and Shipping” reconfirms estimates made by the widely cited Stern Review half a decade ago. The
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Henry Waxman, one of Congress’ leading environmentalists and climate hawks, has issued a challenge to deficit hawks to actually tackle the deficit adequately by tackling climate change at the same time. Here’s more from ThinkProgress: Speaking at the Center for American Progress Action Fund today, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) said he believes a price
I feel like I’m watching some fictitious tragic comedy when checking in on what’s going on in Durban, South Africa. It’s completely ridiculous. Our world ‘leaders’ are struggling for an ‘ambitious’ plan to cut our emissions MUCH too little FAR too late. I don’t know if I should scratch my head in confusion, cover
The U.S. is the largest obstacle to climate change action by most accounts. Both internally and in international affairs, numerous U.S. political leaders have been opposed to strong progress on the matter for decades. It is no surprise that we are probably the most uninformed nation when it comes to climate science. One can
Friends, What if someone told you we should abandon all hope for global climate action until 2020? Well, that’s exactly the proposal that the United States is pushing at the UN Climate Talks taking place this week in Durban, South Africa. The 2020 delay might well be the worst idea ever. Waiting nine years for
With rich countries prematurely sending out word that they are likely to give up on an international climate treaty in Durban, some concerned citizens, activists, and politicians from the world’s most climate-change-vulnerable nations are considering “occupying” Durban, the city in South Africa where the climate negotiations are taking place. “Diplomats from some developing countries
While the developed nations may have shied away from a leadership role in the struggle to control global warming, an important call to action is being raised by some thirty developing countries that are considered most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. On November 13 and 14, ministers and representatives of members states of
I got this on email from 350.org today (3 hours ago, Gmail tells me) and I thought it should be shared with you all. If, like me, you can’t attend the White House tar sands action planned for Sunday (November 6), there are still other ways you can help. Dear friends, I’m psyched about the
Who could have conceived of this brilliant thought(!) — spending now to switch over to clean energy (i.e. wind and solar) that is already cost-competitive with fossil fuels (i.e. coal, oil, and natural gas) is much cheaper than waiting for climate change to break our back and then going in to have life-saving surgery (if we can even survive).
Climate change and tar sands activism continued at the White House today, with actress and activist Daryl Hannah (also covered by Think Progress), Greenpeace USA executive director Phil Radford, and more getting arrested.
Another big environmental activism story of the day was a letter from Tim DeChristopher from prison.
This is a full repost of a great article that was published over on Climate Progress over the weekend. The first little paragraph before the photo is by Dr. Joe Romm of Climate Progress. The main article is by one of the initial 52 tar sands activists arrested and held in jail for a longer period of time than initially expected/warned.
Media Matters has conducted a study on the climate change and climate action coverage of major TV networks and has come to a striking (though, not too surprising) conclusion: these TV news networks have heavily skewed the debate towards climate inaction (at the great frustration of climate scientists and all those who care about a livable climate).
If you follow climate science news and communication closely, you know that the NYTimes and Washington Post blow the story often. But maybe all the criticism of that, more education on the matter, and an understanding of the true crisis has woken up the editorial board of the Washington Post. A recent op-ed is titled “Climate change denial becomes harder to justify” and starts with these lines…
Yeah, this is something I’ve thought about a lot, and read psychological articles on — it’s not new. But with the eruption of the Icelandic volcano, Grimsvotin, on top of the hysteria (or mocking of hysteria) regarding Rapture, this question has flooded my thoughts and left me in wonder again.
International youth marches organized by iMatter Movement and Mother’s Day Marches this coming week “will mobilize the largest number of youth ever to demand concrete actions against climate change,” according to a news release I received yesterday on a matter I’ve been long awaiting.
I did a short preview of Power Shift 2011 last week. Unfortunately, living across the pond (and half a continent away), I wasn’t able to make it to the event. If you’re like me & wish you could have been there, here are a few great videos from the event, videos of wonderful speeches on global warming, climate change, and activism by Tim DeChristopher, Al Gore, and Bill McKibben.
I recently ran across this on Skeptical Science, and then actually saw it somewhere else a few days later. Great ad, so though it’d be worth sharing with you.