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The Big Industry That COP26 Failed to Tackle

The Big Industry That COP26 Failed to Tackle

The impact of agriculture on climate change is significant. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agriculture sector is responsible for 10 percent of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, after transportation (29 percent), electricity production (25 percent), industry (23 percent), and commercial and residential usage (13 percent). However, according to Peter Lehner, managing attorney for EarthJustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm,[Read More…]

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Why Our Climate Isn’t Jumping for Joy After COP26

Why Our Climate Isn’t Jumping for Joy After COP26

by Vijay Prashad and Zoe Alexandra Two major gains took place at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) in Glasgow, Scotland, which concluded on November 13: the first was that there would be another COP in 2022 in Egypt, and the second was that the world leaders expressed their aspiration to keep global temperature below 1.5 degrees Celsius alive.[Read More…]

by 18/11/2021 0 comments Climate Change
COP26: Climate Pledges Don’t Match Up With Policies—or Consumer Behavior

COP26: Climate Pledges Don’t Match Up With Policies—or Consumer Behavior

After more than two weeks of negotiations during the United Nations COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, diplomats from almost 200 nations finally agreed on two major points: ramp up the fight against climate change and help at-risk countries prepare. Specifically, governments agreed to meet again next in 2022 with more robust plans to slash carbon dioxide emissions by 45 percent by 2030,[Read More…]

by 18/11/2021 0 comments Climate Change
A coal mine in Dhanbad, India

COP26: India ends up as fall guy

Greta Thurnberg, the famous Swedish climate change activist, summed up that the deal reached at COP26 at Glasgow on Saturday was “very, very vague” with several loopholes. She told the media in Glasgow that the pact only “succeeded in watering down the blah, blah, blah”. “There is still no guarantee that we will reach the Paris Agreement. The text that it is now,[Read More…]

by 17/11/2021 0 comments World
COP26: ‘Walking Inches When We Must Move Miles’

COP26: ‘Walking Inches When We Must Move Miles’

Climate vulnerable countries were bitterly disappointed with the watering down of language on coal and lack of finance to cover permanent losses from climate change they are already suffering. A last-minute amendment to the Glasgow climate change deal further watered down wording on phasing out fossil fuels, leading to dismay from countries on the frontline of climate breakdown. Earlier during[Read More…]

by 16/11/2021 0 comments Climate Change
Gasbagging in Glasgow: COP26 and Phasing Down Coal

Gasbagging in Glasgow: COP26 and Phasing Down Coal

Words can provide sharp traps, fettering language and caging definitions.  They can also speak to freedom of action and permissiveness.  At COP26, that permissiveness was all the more present in the haggling ahead of what would become the Glasgow Climate Pact. COP26, or the UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021, had a mission of “Uniting the world to tackle climate[Read More…]

by 15/11/2021 0 comments Climate Change
Climate Change COP26 – “Planet SOS” and Leaders Who Betrayed People’s Hopes for Sustainable Future

Climate Change COP26 – “Planet SOS” and Leaders Who Betrayed People’s Hopes for Sustainable Future

“Climate change” describes a change in the average conditions — such as temperature and rainfall — in a region over a long period of time. Earth’s climate is always changing over long periods of time and has been hotter and cooler than it is now, but the pace of change has sped up significantly in recent decades. Scientists are deeply concerned about the changes they’ve observed since the Industrial Revolution.[Read More…]

How Coal and Oil Lobby Betrayed Climate Agenda in COP26

How Coal and Oil Lobby Betrayed Climate Agenda in COP26

The just ended climate summit COP26 has largely disappointed the people around the world  in taking bold steps to avert rapid global warming. Despite the urgency to halt catastrophic climate change,  the pact approved at the end of the summit, compromised continued use in coming decades  instead  of phasing out coal and other fossil fuels agreed to their. The ambitious [Read More…]

by 15/11/2021 0 comments Climate Change
Climate activists march through the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 which is the host city of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

The People vs. COP26: Time for Politicians, Billionaires to Listen 

Of all the speeches and political grandstanding at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), the words of Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, were the most profound and least hypocritical. Lopez Obrador raged against the “technocrats and neoliberals” – world leaders who hold the future of humanity in their hands. This was a direct reference to[Read More…]

by 14/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
COP26 Disaster: 2022 Climate Change Performance Index Ranks Australia Worst For Policy

COP26 Disaster: 2022 Climate Change Performance Index Ranks Australia Worst For Policy

The  COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow has failed to requisitely respond to the worsening Climate Crisis with national action pledges promising  a catastrophic plus 2.4 degrees Centigrade temperature rise. However COP26 has at least identified the worst culprits. Thus, unveiled at COP26, the 2022  Climate  Change Performance Index has ranked climate criminal Australia worst in the world out[Read More…]

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COP26- Real Climate Change Candor or More Dissimulation

COP26- Real Climate Change Candor or More Dissimulation

Mark Carney, Chief Financer Advisor to COP26 & Glasgow Financial Alliance (GFANZ)  COP 26 in Glasgow, Scotland is where the petal should hit the metal and all the foot-dragging must stop, but it won’t. “Just follow the money!”, as the old saying goes. In this case follow Mark Carney, former Governor of the Bank of Canada and Bank of England,[Read More…]

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Damiao and Cosmo of the Huni Kuin tribe with their interpreter Audrey Paranque (Photo credit: Sagar Dhara)

Indigenous people hit by double whammy, is COP26 listening?

For the last ten days I have opened the COP26 daily programme website each morning to search for the events that may interest me. And I have been overwhelmed by the deluge that hits me. They run mostly like this: Presidency Event: The role of parliaments in climate and nature policy, Meeting Room 4; Multilateral Assessment (MA) working group Part[Read More…]

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The Most Basic of All Human Rights: Clean Water

The Most Basic of All Human Rights: Clean Water

by Kumi Naidoo and Richard von Weizsäcker The most outrageous injustice is that the same people who lack access to water and sanitation are usually the ones most vulnerable to the effects of climate change—and the least responsible for causing it in the first place. As the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is swiftly moving to its conclusion on Friday, climate[Read More…]

by 10/11/2021 1 comment Climate Change
Climate activists march through the streets of Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 which is the host city of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

COP26 climate summit ends in failure

As the global climate summit COP26 drags out to its miserable end this week in Glasgow, Scotland, the major capitalist powers and the banks and corporations that call the shots in national and world politics have largely failed in their efforts to use the summit to provide a semblance of “progress” in resolving the global climate emergency. The rival powers[Read More…]

by 09/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Protestors at venue of Glasgow summit on climate change

Climate Crisis: Our Collective Delusions

It’s apparent; Climate extremes are real. The last six years have been the hottest years on record.    Megafires, polar melting, very severe cyclonic storms and other extreme weather events made half of the world population suffer. The Scientific community has warned the global leaders to take necessary steps to keep temperature rise below 1.5 degree Celsius. Countries have been forced[Read More…]

by 09/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
COP26: By 2100, Bangladesh may drown, Pakistan likely to face severe water shortage, fear experts

COP26: By 2100, Bangladesh may drown, Pakistan likely to face severe water shortage, fear experts

Alok Sharma, the President of COP26, the mega make or break climate negotiation event currently underway in Glasgow, in a speech given at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on October 12 warned “Paris promised, Glasgow must deliver.” He ends his opening speech to COP26 on October 31 on a hopeful note saying, “We can launch a decade of ever increasing ambition[Read More…]

by 08/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
An account of the performance of the early days of the Glasgow Conference

An account of the performance of the early days of the Glasgow Conference

The Conference of the Parties(COP)-26 started on October 31, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland and will continue till November 12. The main objective of this conference is to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050 so that the earth’s temperature does not exceed 1.5 degree Celsius above the Pre-Industrial Revolution Period temperature by the end of this century to save humanity[Read More…]

by 07/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
COP26: Wall Street rolls out climate finance

COP26: Wall Street rolls out climate finance

The US climate envoy John Kerry is getting down to the real business at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Glasgow after President Joe Biden has had his photo-ops, made his idiosyncratic public remarks and flew back home.  The Xinhua new agency reported that Kerry and the Chinese delegation will “continue their dialogue and exchanges” at Glasgow[Read More…]

by 06/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
A different tale of ‘COP26’

A different tale of ‘COP26’

One day, some animals — Tigers, lions, jackals, Zebras, monkeys, camels,…. — Decided to meet and exchange Views on climate change! Tigers and lions said, ‘let us all be united In these times of crises And devise ways To stop deterioration Of our environment condition!’ Each one spoke at length With unabated breadth On the subject for long Till late[Read More…]

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Protestors at venue of Glasgow summit on climate change

Glasgow climate summit: An elite farce?

The Glasgow summit on climate change has been a media extravaganza. The ruling elites from all continents cooped up in their national capitals due to the raging pandemic, finally got a break to throw away their masks and take to their private jets to fly off to “Global Britain” to display their leadership qualities.  There are some noble exceptions of[Read More…]

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COP26: Will Humanity’s ‘Last and Best Chance’ to Save Earth’s Climate Succeed?

COP26: Will Humanity’s ‘Last and Best Chance’ to Save Earth’s Climate Succeed?

There is a chance we can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, but world leaders must hold businesses accountable and listen to Indigenous communities. It would be an understatement to say that there is a lot riding on COP26, the international climate talks currently being held in Glasgow, Scotland. Officially, the gathering marks the 26th Conference of the Parties[Read More…]

by 04/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Greta Thunberg leads protests in Italy ahead of COP26. Credit: Radio Habana Cuba

COP 26: Can a Singing, Dancing Rebellion Save the World?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies COP Twenty-six! That is how many times the UN has assembled world leaders to try to tackle the climate crisis. But the United States is producing more oil and natural gas than ever; the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere and global temperatures are both still rising; and we are[Read More…]

by 03/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Military-style Campaign To Combat Climate Change Is The Need, Says Prince Charles

Military-style Campaign To Combat Climate Change Is The Need, Says Prince Charles

Facing diminished hopes ahead of what many see as world leaders’ last chance to combat the climate crisis, Britain’s Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, on Monday called for a “warlike” effort as he opened a key United Nations climate summit. Prince Charles has suggested the audience during his speech at the COP26 climate conference that world governments had[Read More…]

by 02/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
400 Private Jets Carrying Politicians To COP26 Emit More CO2 Than Hundreds of Citizens Would In A Year

400 Private Jets Carrying Politicians To COP26 Emit More CO2 Than Hundreds of Citizens Would In A Year

More than 400 private jets carrying politicians and business executives to this week’s conference will belch out 13,000 tons of carbon dioxide, exceeding the emissions of 1,600 average Scots for a full year, according to an estimate by the Scotland’s Daily Record (Private jets flying to COP26 in Glasgow will blast more CO2 than Scots pump out in a year, by John[Read More…]

by 01/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
COP26 Exposes Failure of Neoliberalism

COP26 Exposes Failure of Neoliberalism

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow October 31st thru November 12th may be the most significant climate conference of all time. The fate of the planet is on the line. Prior to that august event, hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific papers evidenced an alarming fact that the climate system is broken, endangering all complex life. This fact is supported[Read More…]

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The Glasgow summit, climate change, and the case for socialism

The Glasgow summit, climate change, and the case for socialism

Heads of state, government ministers and thousands of other delegates from all corners of the globe are converging on Glasgow, Scotland for two weeks of climate change talks beginning this weekend. This year marks the 26th round of negotiations following the ratification by more than 190 countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which was agreed to[Read More…]

by 31/10/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Global South Needs Unity to Ensure Justice in Climate Funding 

Global South Needs Unity to Ensure Justice in Climate Funding 

There is increasing need for all the countries of the Global South to respond with growing unity on several important issues of common interest. One of these important issues relates to justice in climate funding. As the Glasgow Climate Summit—the Convention on Climate Change 26th Conference of Parties (COP26)–  starts today ( October 31) an important concern will be to[Read More…]

by 31/10/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Idiocracy: Australian Coalition Government Mendacity, Corruption & Inaction Sabotaging COP26

Idiocracy: Australian Coalition Government Mendacity, Corruption & Inaction Sabotaging COP26

The forthcoming Glasgow COP26 climate change conference is increasingly seen as a near-last ditch attempt to prevent massive and deadly harm to Humanity and the Biosphere. However a resolutely mendacious, dishonestly anti-science,  anti-environment, pro-fossil fuels, egregiously corrupt, genocidally racist, and remorselessly climate criminal Australia is set to sabotage COP26 as it has sabotaged all its predecessors. Australia’s  allies in the[Read More…]

by 30/10/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Now or Never: Will Glasgow’s COP26 Help Save the World From Disaster?

Now or Never: Will Glasgow’s COP26 Help Save the World From Disaster?

Looking back on 30 years of climate conferences, Geoffrey Lean recalls the many missed opportunities for change that led us to this boiling point. Peering back through the tunnel of three frustrating decades, it’s hard to believe that, as the 1990s opened, the world expected to quickly agree on effective action to tackle climate change. Back then, the stars did seem[Read More…]

by 24/10/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Padyatra to Save Hasdeo Aranya/ Chhattisgarh Bachao Andoalan

A Local Rain-Check Before a Global Summit: What is India Busy with Pre-CoP26?

 The upcoming CoP26 is not without its own set of apprehensions and mired more in doubts than expectations with unrealistic ‘net-zero’ rhetoric and big consultancies like Boston Consultancy Group[i] managing the event, along with the latest rumours that one of the most notorious businessmen of the world, Adani[ii], trying to pitch for a presence in this global summit. Climate change[Read More…]

by 23/10/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Cheap Grace and Climate Change: Australia and COP26

Cheap Grace and Climate Change: Australia and COP26

It was not for everybody, but the shock advertising tactics of the Australian comedian Dan Ilic made an appropriate point.  Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a famed coal hugger, has vacillated about whether to even go to the climate conference in Glasgow.  Having himself turned the country’s prime ministerial office into an extended advertising agency, Ilic was speaking his language.[Read More…]

by 16/10/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
What’s Up With COP26?

What’s Up With COP26?

The UK (in partnership with Italy) will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, COP26 in Glasgow on October 31- November 12, 2021. COP26 will be one of the most significant meetings in modern human history, comparable to the meeting of the Big Three at the Tehran Conference November 28, 1943 when the Normandy invasion was agreed,[Read More…]

by 17/09/2021 Comments are Disabled Uncategorized
The Pentagon Is Killing Us — and the Planet

The Pentagon Is Killing Us — and the Planet

The dog days of summer are upon us —and the record high temperatures killing hundreds in the Pacific Northwest and bringing 118 degree heat to Siberia serve as a harbinger of even hotter, more dangerous days unless we address the elephant in the room. The Pentagon. As the largest institutional consumer of oil and, therefore, the largest single U.S. emitter of greenhouse[Read More…]

by 05/08/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change