On June 21st, Democracy Now interviewed Severn Cullis-Suzuki at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. Twenty years before, 12-year-old Severn Suzuki delivered an impassioned plea for the UN Delegates at the first Rio Summit to “make your… Continue reading
As spring is ushered in, a heat wave across the United States sends temperatures hovering 40˚F above normal in some places. In the Southwest, a snow and ice storm. And powerful tornadoes ripped through the Midwest.
According to Climatecentral.org,“On March 15 alone, 593 record daily high temperatures were
Climate Scientist and Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, James Hansen decided early in his career that investigating a planet with a changing climate was a more interesting and important area of study. So, he changed his focus… Continue reading
Running 36 hours overtime, a deal was finally struck in Durban at the COP17. So was it the worst possible good outcome or a “complete farce” as Venezuelan climate negotiator Claudia Salerno termed it? The steps taken over the… Continue reading
While no elected member of the US Congress showed up in Durban this week for the COP17, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) recorded a video message for a conference of climate change deniers at the summit. Heralding the “complete collapse of the global warming movement and the failure of the Kyoto process,” Inhofe went on to say he was “confident” that he… Continue reading
There were many inspirational people speaking this week in Durban at the COP17. Most were the voices of activists- urging the delegates to put aside the politics and to respect the science by taking action that was fair, ambitious and binding.
“We had a dream that the new president would understand the intergenerational injustice of human-made climate change. That he would recognize our duty to be caretakers of creation, of the land, of the life on our planet. And that he would exercise hands on leadership, taking the matter to the public, avoiding back-room, crippling deals with special interests.
But we will not give up. There