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The world is facing a climate emergency. The urgency to act is as clear as crystal.

"One year ago, I came to Davos and told you that our house is on fire. I said I wanted you to panic. I've been warned that telling people to panic about the climate crisis is a very dangerous...
In order for climate talks to succeed, organizers must ban the fossil fuel industry—the fossils—from all future climate conferences starting with COP 26 (Conference of the Parties) in November 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP 26 needs to be a world...
In this Oped, first published in Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, Stephen Leahy maintains that "the climate emergency should be an OMG moment for Canadians — if they knew about it." We need to cut our carbon emissions by 10 per...
In The Big Stall, author Donald Gutstein shows how Big Oil owns the Paris Agreement. Quoting ecological economist Clive Spash, Gutstein points out that what came out of the Paris talks at COP21 "is a fantasy which lacks any...
The longest ever Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks has ended in utter failure. COP25, held in Madrid, has turned out to be a giant bust. As the conference limped to a close, the best that countries could...
COP 25 (Conference of the Parties) in Madrid is both different from and the same as the other 24 COPs. It's different because the world is now in a climate emergency. Alarm bells should be ringing around the world....
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has dubbed the Madrid COP25 summit as the "point of no return" in the fight against climate change. We're reminded daily of the impacts of climate change, and in spite of decades of...
The enormity of the climate problem we face cannot be confronted with a business-as-usual approach. The climate solution requires going into emergency mode. EMERGENCY MODE In her revised essay, Leading the Public Into Emergency Mode, Margaret Klein Salamon argues that “we...
The 1.5°C and 2°C temperature targets of the Paris Agreement are fast becoming just an unachievable dream. With only 121 months left to 2030—the target date set by the IPCC— the unrelenting increase of greenhouse gases (GHGs) shows no...
The world urgently needs to break up with gasoline. And a song is a great way to get people to sing along and get comfortable with that idea. That's why we wrote the song, Gasoline Breakup. The lyrics describe...