Hello Everyone! Reminder: register now to hear world renowned polar climate scientist, Dr. Peter Wadhams at noon PDT on June 23 Dr. Wadhams, Emeritus Professor at Cambridge University, is an internationally recognized expert on polar ice and climate change and author of A Farewell to Ice. He will speak about “Arctic ice, global change and […]Read More
Category: Climate Crisis
Impacts of the Biomass Industry
Here is a video that will inform you about the huge impact that biomass extraction from forests and the actual burning is reversing the direction we need to take for meeting Climate Change goals. Click on the link below: What is wrong with creating and perpetuating biomass industry.Read More
A 266-Mile Walk: Youth Climate Activists March From Paradise to San Francisco
Ezra David RomeroMay 28 Madeline Ruddell, 16, says she has long lived with the effects of climate change as a resident of Sonoma County, where wildfires have ripped across the landscape in recent years. Ruddell, communications lead for the Sonoma County hub of the Sunrise Movement, a national youth-led climate activist group, can’t remember a […]Read More
Great News for Climate Justice, Juliana v. U.S.
Dear Friends, Yesterday, Our Children’s Trust attorneys met with with U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken and Department of Justice attorneys for the U.S. government at a status conference in Juliana v. U.S. Today, we are excited to share with you what we learned, what happens next, and why we are so encouraged by what […]Read More
Local Climate Scientist Explains CAL FIRE’s Mismanagement of JDSF
By Matthew Simmons Monday, May 17th, 2021 Trees marked for logging in Jackson Demonstration State Forest. Photo by Matt Simmons. John P. O’Brien, PhD (JP to his friends) loves Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF). The forest is practically in his backyard so he regularly gets to enjoy taking long hikes and mountain bike rides through […]Read More
Our Children’s Trust Update
Dear Friends, The majority of Americans (excluding the millions of children who were unable to vote) went to the polls last November to elect a new administration and today our new Executive Branch’s political verdict on climate is in. And it is not good news. The Biden administration has just released the United States’ Nationally […]Read More
Petaluma CA Leads on Climate
According to the national Climate Mobilization organization: Petaluma, CA has become the first city in the U.S. to ban the construction of new gas stations. The city has also prohibited the expansion of the number of gas pumps at existing stations and is encouraging stations to transition to electric charging or hydrogen refueling. This is […]Read More
Update to Our Children’s Trust for Climate Justice: Juliana v. United States
Hi friends, As we continue to advance our U.S.-based state and federal youth climate cases, including Juliana v. United States, we wanted to share with you some exciting developments in three of the global cases we support! MexicoWe have been working with Defensa Ambiental del Noroeste (a Mexican non-profit legal organization) since early 2019 in […]Read More
Michael Klare, Heating the Planet Through a New Cold War
It began with fire. It ended with ice. In between, there were the storms and floods. And the extremity of it all should have caught anyone’s attention. First, of course, there was that burning season that set staggering records across California — four million acres incinerated, double the previous high — Oregon, and Washington. Those […]Read More
Dr. James Hansen calls on PM Boris Johnson to Lead on Climate
Dr. James Hansen has been a leading scientific voice on the urgency of climate action at least since June 1988, when he testified before the United States Congress that global heating threatened to destabilize Earth’s climate and create havoc for societies around the world. Three decades later, we are now seeing the projected impacts unfold […]Read More
With Dire Assessment, Scientists Warn Humanity in Denial of Looming ‘Collapse of Civilization as We Know It’
“We aim to provide leaders with a realistic ‘cold shower’ of the state of the planet that is essential for planning to avoid a ghastly future.”Jessica Corbett, staff writer In an example to the rest of the scientific community and an effort to wake up people—particularly policymakers—worldwide, 17 scientists penned a comprehensive assessment of the […]Read More
As World Teeters on Brink, Over 250 Scientists and Scholars Warn of Full-Fledged ‘Societal Collapse’
More than 250 scientists and scholars from 30 countries have issued an open letter calling on policymakers to “engage more with the growing risk of societal disruption and collapse due to damage to the climate and environment,” arguing that only then “might communities and nations begin to prepare and so reduce its likelihood, speed, severity, harm to the most vulnerable, and to nature.” […]Read More
Watershed Improvement Program Urgency to Act Video on Climate
WIP Summit 2018: Research Overview on Forest Health, Carbon Storage, and an Urgency to ActRead More
The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy
Researchers say “proforestation” policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere. Kate S. PetersenJan 19, 2021 HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, Mass.—Bob Leverett walked away from the trunk, looking up through the canopy, trying to get eyes on the crown. He crushed the thick pine needle duff with each step, […]Read More
A Life on Our Planet Provides Great Environmental Hope
By Walter MossA Life on Our Planet For over a decade I have been writing occasional articles for LA Progressive (LAP) relating to our environment, especially regarding climate change. Although I have tried to applaud those works, like Pope Francis’s environmental encyclical, which attempt to illuminate a better path forward, most of the last decade’s […]Read More
Scientists Say Net Zero by 2050 Is Too Late
This means unions and the climate movement need to be bold and step up the pressure on all parties for serious climate action.
Climate scientists now believe their predictions about the rate of the global temperature increase have been too conservative, and stronger and more decisive action is needed to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.
In this context, putting the emphasis on net zero emissions by 2050 simply helps the conservative parties, which are not moving away from their fossil fuel mates because the political pressure for change is not great enough. […]Read More
Is Joe Biden Ready for the Urgency of the Climate Crisis?
During his campaign, president-elect Joe Biden declared climate change the “number one issue facing humanity” and vowed a national transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy that he said would create millions of new jobs. Now the question is – will he follow through?The last Democratic president, Barack Obama, had a mixed environmental record. He […]Read More
The president’s propaganda on climate doesn’t square with the science
By Chad Hanson | Feb 18 2020Donald Trump would like the American public to believe that he now thinks climate change is real. That should come as no surprise: Republican leaders have recently changed their messaging given recent polls showing that an increasing number of millennial Republicans want their party to take real action to […]Read More
Why Keeping Mature Forests Intact Is Key to the Climate Fight
Preserving mature forests can play a vital role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere, says policy scientist William Moomaw. In an e360 interview, he talks about the importance of existing forests and why the push to cut them for fuel to generate electricity is misguided.By Fen Montaigne • October 15, 2019William Moomaw has had a distinguished career as […]Read More
Climate Change is Happening Right Now!
The Climate Crisis is Setting the State on Fire ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. After freak lightning strikes torched Northern California but before the inferno of Labor Day weekend had begun, a friend called to talk, like you do when the world is turning to crap and nothing is stable […]Read More
Climate Crises and Air Travel
Jack Miles, a Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur “genius” award-winning author, was a contributor to the University of California’s “Bending the Curve” report on climate stability. His forthcoming book is “God in the Koran” (Alfred A. Knopf 2018). According to former U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres, we have only three years left in which to “bend […]Read More
The Climate Crisis Is Happening Right Now
by Elizabeth WeilSept. 9, 2020Gabe Huck, a member of the San Benito Monterey Cal Fire crew, fights the Creek Fire in Shaver Lake, California, on Sunday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo) ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published.Two weeks ago, after […]Read More
Is Covid-19 the Silver Bullet For a Stable Climate?
Brad ZarnettMar 11 · We always knew that climate change was going to be painful… The air over China before and after the country went into lockdown in an attempt to contain the Covid-19 Coronavirus. Something changed recently when I saw a map comparing the air over China before and after the country went into […]Read More
The 2018 Report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projected that “curtailing warming to 1.5°C, a safe level to stabilize the climate, will require an unprecedented transformation of every sector of the global economy over the next 12 years.” We are now in the last decade we have to make this transformation. It […]Read More