Climate Emergency

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

The September 20 to 27 worldwide climate week is a dream-come-true, a fairytale of sorts, a week which is tailor-made for climate activists. Just a year ago, who could have imagined that newcomers like Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...
Greta Thunberg's messages at the United Nations emergency meeting on climate change in New York are riveting. Her words, delivered with a blend of emotion, fear and anger, reflect the anxiety young people around the globe feel about what...
We're in a Climate Emergency! And it's time we start acting like it. September is a month of climate action. The week of September 20-27 is packed with events and moments that will be pivotal in our efforts to take...
The carbon tax is one of the most efficient and effective tools to reduce carbon emissions. It's a way to price pollution, especially carbon dioxide—the leading contributor to global heating and climate change. Pricing pollution is important because it uses...
September is back to school for students. But this year, it's also back to #climatestrikes for many students who have taken a break from striking for climate on Fridays during their summer vacation. The Fridays for Future phenomenon—a movement...
On August 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report: Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Climate...
We elect politicians to provide leadership on important issues. And specifically, we expect them to lead during emergencies. While I recognize that politics are about the art of compromise—trying to get the best results possible under difficult circumstances—politicians can no...
Carbon pricing works. There are examples of its success the world over. And yet, some politicians use it as a political tool to confuse voters.
Greta Thunberg and I don’t have much in common. She’s a young female climate action phenomenon. I’m an aging boomer who is trying to correct the environmental mess my generation allowed to happen. With her climate activism she has...
Humanity is in a race against time, caught between two competing tipping points. And our timeline is compressing. We now measure scientific knowledge and technological progress in months and years, not decades. The First Due to a rapidly changing climate, the...