DiCaprio Study: Achieving Paris Targets Possible & Cheap

By Karel Beckman, Clean Technica, January 22nd, 2019 The world can meet the Paris climate targets at about a quarter of the cost of current subsidies for fossil fuels, according to a new climate study funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. The study, entitled Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement, is the culmination of a two-year scientific collaboration with 17 leading scientists at the University of …

Minnesota youth press lawmakers 10 point Green New Deal platform

Frank Jossi, January 10, 2019, Energy News, Minnesota youth call for urgent action on climate from new governor The student group held a news conference Wednesday asking for new regulations on greenhouse gases and fossil fuels. A group of high school students Wednesday asked Minnesota’s new governor to pass an executive order to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and propose a plan …

Jason Hickel: The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and Its Solutions

Today, some 4.3 billion people — more than 60 percent of the world’s population — live in debilitating poverty, struggling to survive on less than the equivalent of $5 per day (which is the mean average of all the national poverty lines in the Global South). Half do not have access to enough food. And these numbers have been growing …

Summary for Urban Policymakers Calls on Cities to Align Strategies with 1.5°C Target

SDG Knowledge Hub, Jan 2019 by Leila Mead Summary for Urban Policymakers Calls on Cities to Align Strategies with 1.5°C Target The report details the ways in which all 1.5°C-consistent pathways require action in and by cities. The open letter by city networks and associations issued to draw attention to the report calls on city, state and regional governments to take …

Meet the scholar crafting the ‘Green New Deal’

Hannah Northey, E&E News reporter, Greenwire: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Demond Drummer and Rhiana Gunn-Wright are leaders of a new policy nonprofit called the New Consensus. University of Chicago (Drummer); Gunn-Wright/LinkedIn Think of it as the policy muscle behind the promised “Green New Deal.” A policy group is being formed to support an energized progressive movement that’s taken Capitol Hill by …

Risks of ‘domino effect’ of tipping points greater than thought, study says

Scientists warn policymakers not to ignore links, and stress that ‘every action counts’ Jonathan Watts Thu 20 Dec 2018  Policymakers have severely underestimated the risks of ecological tipping points, according to a study that shows 45% of all potential environmental collapses are interrelated and could amplify one another. The authors said their paper, published in the journal Science, highlights how overstressed and overlapping natural …

The scientists who revealed what caused the “greatest crisis in the history of life of Earth”, have called for immediate action to halt the further warming of the planet through human caused climate change.

The Independent, Dec 2018 The scientists who revealed what caused the “greatest crisis in the history of life of Earth”, have called for immediate action to halt the further warming of the planet through human caused climate change. Oceanographers based in Seattle said the largest mass extinction in the planet’s history – what has been termed the “great dying” – was …

The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal

The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal, by Naomi Klein, November 27 2018 in The Intercept  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to activists with the Sunrise Movement protesting in the offices of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington D.C., on Nov. 13, 2018.  hoto: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times via Redux LIKE SO MANY others, I’ve been energized by the bold moral leadership coming …