Major report finds that global climate outlook is far worse than previously thought; calls for immediate and sweeping change to prevent catastrophe
Climate negotiators are promising ‘negative emissions’ using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It’s the wrong way to go.
“The effects of climate change are being felt today, and future projections represent a potentially catastrophic risk to human health.”
It’s time to stop waffling and say that the evidence is pretty strong … multi-meter sea level rise is an issue for today, not for the next millennium
Belgian ecosocialist Daniel Tanuro says the latest IPCC report has sounded an alarm that we must not ignore. Only radical change can avert climate disaster.
Eighteen key conclusions from the summary report issued this week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Breaking the power of the fossil fuel industry won’t be easy, especially since it has to happen fast. But, thanks to the IPCC, no one will ever be able to say they weren’t warned.
The normally-conservative IPCC gives us eight reasons to make action against climate change a top priority.
The latest IPCC report inadvertently shows that corporations and their governments are determined to avoid protecting the poor from climate change.
Now on the C&C website: IPCC report on impacts and risks of climate change. “The world is ill-prepared for risks from a changing climate.”
A draft of the IPCC’s next report has been leaked. As well as well-known warnings, it gives new stress to the transfer of northern emissions to the South.
Typhoon Haiyan shows once again the urgency of replacing capitalism with a society based on the rational, democratic use of resources in the interest of people and planet.
Attempts to use capitalist markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ignore the fact that fossil fuels are the lifeblood of the capitalist economy, and the strongest forces in the market are fossil fuel producers
The stock market’s non-response to the IPCC report on climate change exposes the inability of capitalists to address or even worry about the climate crisis
C&C will have much more to say about this important report. For now, here’s a quick summary of the key messages.
A new report from the IPCC provides extensive evidence that climate change is already increasing the frequency of droughts, floods, heatwaves and other extreme events, and shows how that combines with societal vulnerabilities to produce human disasters.
When a cautious and conservative group like the IPCC goes this far, we can be certain that much more could be achieved by a society committed to ecological sanity (more…)
Jean-Pascal van Ypersele says rows over ‘climategate’ emails and Himalayan glaciers were organised to undermine Copenhagen summit (more…)
An Australian ecosocialist argues that the framework for climate science has to change to provide faster responses that meet today’s challenges (more…)
How should anti-capitalists intervene in coming IPCC meetings in Copenhagen? Cynthia Kaufman says she wrote this piece for Climate and Capitalism “to incite some serious conversation among anti-capitalists.” She suspects that C&C readers “might be pretty divided on its content.” Of course we encourage reader comments … (more…)