The new U.S. Climate Science Special Report is unequivocal: climate change is real, it is caused by human activity, especially greenhouse gas emissions, and it is getting more dangerous every day
‘The last time the Earth experienced a comparable concentration of CO2 was 3-5 million years ago, the temperature was 2-3°C warmer and sea level was 10-20 meters higher than now.’
Ian Angus challenges a left-wing magazine that promotes geoengineering, nuclear power, carbon storage and other techno-fixes as solutions to climate change.
‘Save the planet: Plant a Tree!’ It sounds good, but scientists say we can’t avoid dangerous climate change without rapid cuts in fossil fuel use, starting now.
As Trump stops climate action and Trudeau promotes tar sands, atmospheric carbon dioxide reaches highest levels in millions of years.
CO2 growth rate sets new record in 2015-16. Increase in the past ten years is 100 to 200 times as fast as the increase that ended the last ice age
John Bellamy Foster: This administration is not just a cabal of ignoramuses. Behind the right’s climate denial is the economic reality that seriously combating capitalism’s war on the planet requires the defeat of the system.
The outcome of the latest UN climate negotiations is a page of bold promises, stirring calls, and grand statements, woefully empty of anything actionable.
We don’t need models or computer projections. As these graphics show, we already face a planetary emergency, and it is getting more serious every day.
The auto giant only did what the capitalist system demands of every corporation: it put profit first, no matter who got hurt
Under the latest greenhouse gas emission targets, it will be impossible to keep warming under 2°. The worst offenders include Australia, Canada, Japan, and Russia.
A year ago, two of the UK’s top climate scientists reviewed the regulations that Obama has now promised to impose. They weren’t impressed …
The G7 ‘plan’ is an excuse to keep pumping oil while relying on hypothetical, unproven or nonexistent technologies to save us
Should the proceeds of a tax on fossil fuels be spent on social programs or distributed? Ian Angus and Michael Friedman discuss climate change exit strategy
In 2013 carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at the fastest rate for nearly 30 years, reaching 142% of the pre-industrial era.
Climate and growth in Vietnam; Tar sands in Quebec; Obama’s emissions plan; Oil-by-rail on trial; Nuclear energy; Climate change and carbon trading
Ian Angus replies to Anders Ekeland: Ecosocialists must understand and build on James Hansen’s entire program, not reduce it to a single policy that isn’t suitable for building mass movements.
Has the left been unduly critical of carbon taxes as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions? Is James Hansen’s “fee and dividend” scheme the kind of practical and concrete plan we should endorse and promote?
How can Obama suggest that the test for approving the XL pipeline is whether it accelerates our ride to climate hell, death, and disaster?
While Obama talks of a clean, green future, America’s oil and coal corporations are racing to position the country as the planet’s top dirty-energy dealer.