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Navigating toward a ‘Paris Agreement for the oceans’?

13 June 2017

James Fahn: Global cooperation on the protection of our seas has been one of the weak points of the environmental movement. New York – The first ever UN Ocean Conference came to a close on Friday 9 June with a Call For Action, over 1,300 voluntary commitments made to support ocean health, and [read more]

The world’s biggest gamble

13 June 2017

Johan Rockstrom 1, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber 2, Brian Hoskins 3, Veerabhadran Ramanathan 4, Peter Schlosser 5, Guy Pierre Brasseur6, Owen Gaffney 1,7, Carlos Nobre8,MalteMeinshausen2,9, Joeri Rogelj 10,11, andWolfgang Lucht 2  1 Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm, Sweden, 2 Potsdam Institute [read more]

The United States: A Country on its Own

10 April 2017

By 2008 the United States was the only major country not to have signed the Kyoto Agreement on limiting climate change.  As Kevin Phillips points out, many Americans have no reason to concern themselves with the long-term future, as 40% of American Christians expect the biblical prophecies of [read more]

Oil: A Profitable Business

10 April 2017

In 2008 ExxonMobil announced that had beat its own record for the highest profit ever recorded by a U.S. company, making US$40.6 billion in 2007; and that its sales, were over US$404 billion, which “exceeded the gross domestic product of all but the 24 richest countries in the world”.[1]  [read more]

Denial Literature and Corporate Attitudes

10 April 2017

There have also been a number of books which suggest that the scientific consensus, including the IPCC reports, on climate change are mistaken and that changes in global temperatures are due to other factors, for example changes in solar energy received on Earth.  In June 2008 the best-selling [read more]

The Attitude of George W Bush’s Administration

10 April 2017

ExxonMobil has not been the only American organization which has questioned the scientific consensus on climate change, and members of George W Bush’s administration were been prepared to edit scientific reports.  The New York Times reported in 2005 that, Philip A. Cooney, “a White House [read more]

The Role of ExxonMobil

10 April 2017

There are many groups which promote a different view from that of the IPCC and of the scientific community, and a number of these groups are commercially funded by energy companies and others with a strong commercial interest in denial.  One of the most important statements of the dangers of [read more]

“The World in Crisis” by Andrew Palmer, a Synopsis

10 April 2017

Paradigm Shifts and an Inflection Point   – This is a Synopsis of “The World in Crisis”, which will be published later this year (2017) The World in Crisis is an account of the fundamental and systemic problems that we face today, and the way in which these stresses will interact [read more]

Throttling climate science, Trump style

29 March 2017

Joydeep Gupta The US President’s executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan will not impact the policies of other countries, but moving money away from climate research will. US President Donald Trump’s executive order repealing previous president Barack Obama’s Clean Power [read more]
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