The Paris text was a political fix in which grand words masked inadequate deeds. The voluntary national emission reduction commitments since Paris now put the world on a path of 3.4°C of warming by 2100, and more than 5°C if high-end risks including carbon-cycle feedbacks are taken into account. The Paris outcome
A CUNY report suggests that some 500,000 people could leave Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. One month after the hurricane, 80% of the island remains without power, approximately 1/4 of its residents lack access to clean drinking water, and access to medical care is severely curtailed.
2050kids Cookstove Challenge kicks off this month with Boy Scouts signing up to join a select group of cookstove test drivers from around the world. The scouts from Troop 118 in Sacramento, CA picked up their starter kits and instructions August 9 to begin building ten biochar-producing Climate Rescue Can
The task of climate rescue can feel daunting. Where do you start with the new policy, infrastructure and lifestyles urgently needed to switch humanity from wrecking to restabilizing the climate? This big switch should and could be made quickly but it’s controlled by a small switch in our heads that’s
What are the heroic actions that can save the planet from climate chaos? Solar panels? Electric cars? COP climate talks? All these heroes have been celebrated for decades – whilst the damage from climate instability continues to worsen mercilessly. We urgently need a new hero with new superpowers to save
Everyone knows that decades of international climate summits haven’t worked. Greenhouse gas emissions, concentrations and impacts all rise as if no discussion or agreement had ever been attempted. Yet climate conference agendas never include the question “why isn’t this working?”. Are big climate events doomed to fail year after year
A new analysis released today at the G7 summit provides a ‘bread and butter’ overview of how national climate action plans will benefit everyday citizens in terms of better jobs, longer lives and a cleaner atmosphere. The report was issued hours before G7 leaders announced 2050 targets which would lower
As the Bonn Climate Talks launched today, France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius urged that any climate agreement must be worded in a manner which does not require consent of the United States Congress. “We must find a formula which is valuable for everybody and valuable for the US without going