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 … [Read full article]
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 … [Read full article]
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 … [Read full article]
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 … [Read full article]
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 … [Read full article]
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 … [Read full article]
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 … [Read full article]
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 … [Read full article]
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…