As Rio+20 Ends, The Most Significant Happenings Were Outside the Negotiations

“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”- Albert Einstein

As Rio+20 closes, once more the international negotiation process is deemed a failure to reverse the trajectory that will take us off the climate cliff. The process that went on inside the conference rooms was again out of sync with the reality going on here, on planet earth. While lacking a plan for concrete… Continue reading

Democracy Now Interviews Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio + 20 Conference

Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Severn Cullis-Suzuki (Photo credit: changeandswitch)

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 Begins, Record Heat Across the US Has Obama “a little nervous”

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,“On March 15 alone, 593 record daily high temperatures were

Climate Deniers Make Presence At COP17 in Durban

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

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