Paris Agreement or Not, US Was Never a Climate Leader

The following guest blog, originally published by GlobalJustice.org.uk, was written by Brandon Wu, a US-based activist and Director of Policy and Campaigns at ActionAid USA, who has engaged with the UN climate process for many years. 1. The… Read More

Burning Trees is Not ‘Renewable Energy’

Rachel Smolker, co-director of Biofuelwatch (BFW), published the following VTDigger.org commentary on the non-carbon neutral nature of biomass, which is often pitched as an environmentally friendly source of energy. Smolker, who holds a Ph.D. in biology, is an active member… Read More

The Carbon Clock Is Ticking: We Have One Year to Avert Climate Catastrophe

By Nika Knight Originally published on CommonDreams.org    Our window of time to act on climate may be shrinking even faster than previously thought. We may only have one year remaining before we lock in 1.5ºC of warming—the ideal… Read More

Study: Global Warming May Lead to Soils Releasing Carbon

By Andrea Germanos Originally Published at CommonDreams.org   The loss of Arctic sea ice has already been shown to be part of a positive feedback loop driving climate change, and a recent study published in the journal Nature puts… Read More

World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility “Has Not Saved a Single Hectare of Forest”

Originally published at Redd-Monitor.org:   The World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility is supposed to help countries in the Global South reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. It was launched at COP 13 in Bali in 2007…. Read More

LISTEN: Forests Our Greatest Allies Against Climate Change

SciWorks Radio recently interviewed Dr. Sam Davis, Research Director with our allies at Dogwood Alliance in Asheville, NC. Dogwood is dedicated to protecting the environmental and economic value of Southern forests. Dr. Davis discussed a number of important matters related to the important… Read More

Landmark Human Rights Complaint Lodged Against World’s Worst Polluters

Originally Published at CommonDreams.org    The world’s 47 largest producers of greenhouse gases must respond within 45 days to an unprecedented legal complaint filed Wednesday by the Philippines, which alleges the fossil fuel behemoths have deprived millions of… Read More

How emissions trading at Paris climate talks has set us up for failure

By Steffen Böhm Professor in Management and Sustainability, and Director, Essex Sustainability Institute, University of Essex Originally published by TheConversation.com. The Paris Agreement has mostly been greeted with enthusiasm, though it contains at least one obvious flaw. Few seem… Read More

No to 1.5oC with geoengineering!

Seemingly out of the blue (or rather, out of the black smog of the UNFCCC process), some of the largest historical culprits for climate change, countries including the United States, Canada and the European Union, have decided to… Read More

Biomyths: Bioenergy carbon neutrality myth is a time bomb under proposed climate deal

8 Dec, 2015 The Global Forest Coalition [1] has launched a new report at the Paris climate talks today titled “Biomyths, the Costly Carbon Scam of Bioenergy”. [2] The report exposes how large-scale bioenergy is being promoted as a… Read More