Earth Minute: Biden-Harris Inauguration & Climate Action

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod · Earth Minute: Biden-Harris Inauguration & Climate Action Bloomberg has reported that the COVID relief bill passed last month included a provision to give companies tax breaks for capturing carbon.  While this may… Read More

Scientists Find Ecosystem Below Earth Twice the Size of World’s Oceans

Barely living “zombie” bacteria and other forms of life constitute an immense amount of carbon deep within Earth’s subsurface—245 to 385 times greater than the carbon mass of all humans on the surface, according to scientists nearing the… Read More

A Personal Response to IPCC Special Report on Pathways to 1.5 C

Rachel Smolker is codirector of Biofuelwatch where she works to raise awareness of the impacts of large scale bioenergy, the bioeconomy and biotechnology.  Her work has spanned from local grassroots organizing to participation in the United Nations conventions on… Read More

Climate Chaos & New Records in Europe: Hurricanes, Wildfires – What Next?

UN Climate Conference, Durban, South Africa 2011.  Photolangelle.org GJEP Note: Climate chaos claims more victims: Hurricane Ophelia which just brought havoc to Ireland and the UK, is the farthest east storm ever recorded at its strength.  Meanwhile, one… Read More

Report: Subsidies Should End For Many Types of Biomass

By Jocelyn Timperley Excerpted from the Carbon Brief   Subsidies should end for many types of biomass, a new Chatham House report argues, because they are failing to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. The report adds that policymakers… 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

IPCC Geo-Engineering Schemes Are Not Environmental Saviors

Lili Fuhr, heads the Ecology and Sustainable Development Department at the Heinrich Böll Foundation, recently published an editorial titled, “Radical Realism About Climate Change” on Project-Syndicate.org. In the piece, Fuhr argues that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate… Read More