Keeping Global Warming Below 1.5°C

“It’s good news from a geophysical point of view,” says the lead researcher. “We are basically saying we can’t build anything now that emits fossil fuels.” – Christopher Smith, University of Leeds, UK. The image above is of A solar farm in Brockville, Ontario. (Photo: Jonathan Potts/flickr/cc) Keeping Global Warming Below 1.5°C May Still Be Possible with […]

2018 Divestment Year in Review

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] From school children to individuals, companies, and corporations, the global fossil fuel divestment movement has challenged the right of the fossil fuel industry to damage the environment. By divesting from fossil fuels, we are requiring polluters to take responsibility for their products and hitting them where it hurts […]

Global Warming could cause a Global Economic Collapse

Sue Williams in 12/03/2018 exploring whether Global Warming could cause a Global Economic Collapse, came up with the following. Could Global Warming Cause a Global Economic Collapse? This September, it was reported that a United Nations panel had predicted that the world had 12 years to “check climate change or be prepared to face dire consequences”. […]

What if we engineered the world’s climate!

Rob Bellamy, University of Manchester and Matthew Watson, University of Bristol wrote that Nations may soon be desperate enough about global warming to consider deliberately engineering the world’s climate. Should we engineer the climate? A social scientist and natural scientist discuss Ekaterina Karpacheva/Shutterstock.com Rob Bellamy, University of Manchester and Matthew Watson, University of Bristol This […]

COP24 concluded for yet another UN meeting

The COP24 concluded with the UN promising to hold another summit in Chile next year. It will be one year ahead of the real crunch time when countries must produce their Paris agreement resulting emissions commitment details. Meanwhile, it must be known thatthe US, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait tried to torpedo the COP24 Climate […]

Making Climate Change Matter

In a world ravaged by hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves, and droughts, why has it been so hard to garner broad public support for efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels? The answer is all in the messaging. PARIS – This has been a year of disruption and […]

Taking bold climate action now, could help

The United Nation in its December 5, 2018 blog recommends : Taking bold climate action now, could help save a million lives and a lot of money by the middle of the century, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, launching a special report as part of the ongoing COP24 climate conference in Katowice, […]