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

Climate Change ‘Hotspots’: Why They Matter and Why We Should Invest in Them

Originally published at The Conversation:   The consequences of climate change are already being felt all over the globe. But some regions are particularly affected. These so-called “hotspots” are areas where strong physical and ecological effects of climate… Read More

LISTEN: Anne Petermann on Trump, Climate Change, Energy Development and Tribal Rights

Global Justice Ecology Project Executive Director Anne Petermann was recently a guest on WERU-FM Radio’s RadioActive show with Meredith Francesco discussing the Trump administration’s potential policy on climate change, oil and gas development and tribal rights. The episode… Read More

While All Eyes on Trump, Climate Change Rears its Ugly Head

A fitting article for the last day of the UN Climate Conference in Marrakech where, Trump or no Trump, once again, nothing useful got done. The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter… Read More

WATCH: Climate Change, Militarism and War – The Rise of a New Militant Climate Movement

Via Cca-glasgow.com: The Paris climate talks in December 2015 were a con. Despite agreeing a commitment to keep global warming to 1.5°C, the actual plans set forward by governments point to warming of between 2.4°C and 3.7°C –… Read More

Agriculture and Overuse Greater Threats to Wildlife than Climate Change – Study

Efforts to address climate change must not overshadow more immediate priorities for the survival of the world’s flora and fauna, say researchers.   Via Natural Capital Coalition: “Agriculture and the overexploitation of plants and animal species are significantly… Read More

Impact Foresting Release 2015 Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report

NOTE: Bear in mind this is the view from Western financial capital, i.e. not particularly concerned with the valuation of climate-related damage done in the Global South. So with Europe lumped with Africa, and the Southern African drought doing… Read More

Carbon Capture: A Propaganda Tool to Let Consumers Rationalize Overconsumption

Richard Smith is an economic historian who has written extensively on capitalism and the environment for academic and Left journals. His book Green Capitalism: the God That Failed (WEA Books) was published in 2015 and his China’s Engine of Ecological Apocalypse… Read More

WATCH: Study Shows that Antarctica Could add 50 Feet of Sea Level Rise by 2500

The Washington Post reports that by neglecting to include the melting of Antarctica, we have vastly underestimated the potential for sea level rise over the next 80 years — and beyond, scientists say. The 50-foot estimate is hard… Read More

LISTEN: Indonesia’s primeval and biodiversity-rich forests continue to face a devastating triple threat

Last week, Global Justice Ecology Project Executive Director Anne Petermann spoke about the illegal logging, wildfires and peatland forest destruction behind climate change in Indonesia on her weekly Earth Minute segment on KPFK radio’s Sojourner Truth show. TRANSCRIPT: Indonesia’s primeval… Read More