In the news, James Hansen, dubbed the “father” of climate change awareness, has denounced the new Paris climate change agreement as a “fraud”. But it’s not exactly news for him to denounce a major climate change agreement. Mr. Hansen pronounced the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the preceding international climate agreement, to be “ineffectual”, and predicted no pathway ..
Last week’s UN climate talks set the stage for upcoming talks in Paris, and it’s clear that what’s being discussed will not bind politicians to do what’s needed. Indeed, politicians have promised to reverse climate change for more than 20 years – but in that period, greenhouse gas emissions have increased by 61%. Now it’s ..
In 2009, Paul McCartney and his daughters Stella McCartney and Mary McCartney started a new environmental campaign — which today publicized an innovative effort that could alleviate concerns arising from the announcement yesterday that no solid agreement was reached as a major UN climate conference reached its conclusion in Durban, South Africa. The new effort publicized by McCartneys’ campaign consists ..
As the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa draws to a close with no significant agreement among governments, a video under development is being posted today (n.b., it is a work in progress) on how individuals can act both to cut ..
As the UN climate conference began this week in Durban, South Africa, twenty years had passed in which constant increases in greenhouse gas emissions continuously broke the promise of the framework that countries are trying to salvage in Durban. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that petitions promoting alternative approaches are now being put forward by organizations whose efforts to implement the old framework ..