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Climate: Will we lose the endgame?
We may be entering the high-stakes endgame on climate change. Unfortunately, the players may well decide instead to simply move pawns back and forth for another couple of decades, which would be fatal. Even more unfortunately, the natural world is daily making it more clear that the clock ticks down faster than we feared.
New York Review of Books
What We Know: The reality, risks and response to climate change (pdf)
While the public is becoming aware that climate change is increasing the likelihood of certain local disasters, many people do not yet understand that there is a small, but real chance of abrupt, unpredictable and potentially irreversible changes with highly damaging impacts on people in the United States and around the world.
Climate Science Panel
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Call climate change what it is: violence
Climate change is global-scale violence, against places and species as well as against human beings. Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values. Because the revolt against brutality begins with a revolt against the language that hides that brutality.
Australian coal: Should it be left in the ground?
Australian coal is exported to more than thirty-five countries and provides 30 percent of global coal exports, contributing about 500 million tons each year to global greenhouse gas emissions. Australia exports about half the coal that it mines in exchange for gross revenue of some $45 billion per annum.