Climate Change

Chris McGreal
Burned buses at the Colorado Mountain Ranch in the historic town of Gold Hill in the Fourmile Canyon fire area in Boulder, Colorado, attest to the effects of a devastating wildfire, Photograph: Craig F Walker/Denver Post/Getty Images

Aug. 2, 2021

ExxonMobil and Suncor face lawsuits in the western state but big oil’s apologists say the US consumer is to blame for emissions

The Energy Mix
farming - fields - /Pxfuel

Aug. 11, 2021

Experts are calling for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to standardize and regulate the currently “uncertain” protocols for carbon credit programs. 

William E. Rees
‘Ecological overshoot’ is causing climate change, the pandemic and more. Is our political system capable of doing what’s needed? Photo by Paddy O Sullivan.

10 Aug 2021

What would ‘getting serious’ about the survival of civilization look like?

The pandemic is a big problem. Climate change is an even bigger problem. But the meta-problem is ecological overshoot.

Fiona Harvey
Animal farming is one of the activities producing methane, which has a warming potential more that 80 times that of CO2. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Aug. 6, 2021

IPCC says gas, produced by farming, shale gas and oil extraction, playing ever-greater role in overheating planet

Cutting carbon dioxide is not enough to solve the climate crisis – the world must act swiftly on another powerful greenhouse gas, methane, to halt the rise in global temperatures, experts have warned.

Helena Smith
Locals fleeing with their animals as a wildfire rages in a suburb north of Athens. Photograph: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters

Aug. 7, 2021

The city is surrounded by flames. On the ground, there are tales of heroism – and fear for the future

Little had prepared any of us on the Athens-bound flight for the sight of the great fire-induced clouds that swept either side of the plane as it made its descent on Friday.

Robert Reich
The Solutions to the Climate Crisis No One is Talking About

April 25, 2020

Make no mistake: the simultaneous crisis of inequality and climate is no fluke. Both are the result of decades of deliberate choices made, and policies enacted, by ultra-wealthy and powerful corporations.

Both our economy and the environment are in crisis. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few while the majority of Americans struggle to get by. The climate crisis is worsening inequality, as those who are most economically vulnerable bear the brunt of flooding, fires, and disruptions of supplies of food, water, and power.

Bethany Lindsay

 Aug 09, 2021

'It's as if we're paying someone to go around and throw gasoline on the ground,' analyst says

According to the environmental group Stand Earth, the B.C. government will give away $1.3 billion in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry this year. (Coastal GasLink)


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