While COP26 in Glasgow achieved small steps, most of the heavy lifting lies ahead for COP27 and well beyond. The hypocrisy and obstruction of rich nations remains the primary stumbling block particularly with respect to the loss and damage...
"Humans are adapting to climate change, but it’s not even close to enough — and what little is being done becomes less effective as temperatures rise," writes Huffington Post.  Adaptation has its limits, both hard—no adaptive actions possible—and soft—options...
In October of 2020, Vancouver became the first city in the world to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (FFNPT). Then in 2021, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Sydney, Toronto, Bonn, Glasgow, Dhulikhel in Nepal, 7 cities in Costa Rica and...
History may very well remember Glasgow (COP26) as the place where the 1.5°C goal went to die.  COP26 has failed us and the UK's goal to "keep 1.5°C alive" is now just "hanging by a thread" or on "life...
Words matter! Words are important because they reveal intent and are often predictors of actions to follow. But what is even more important are the "missing words".The purpose of COP26—and the previous 25 COPs—is presumably to tackle climate change...
Over 90 groups are urging Mark Carney—in a letter published worldwide—to do all he can to "raise the bar on climate action from the finance sector that leads to a reduction in financed emissions at the pace that the...
COP26 has been described as "the" critical climate summit to have a chance at limiting the warming of the planet to well below 2ºC, preferably 1.5ºC. Will COP26 keep 1.5 degrees alive? Will it be the answer we're looking...
Fifty years ago, the world needed a treaty to defuse the threats posed by nuclear weapons. Today we need a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty because climate change, like nuclear weapons, is a global existential threat. (This post is sourced in...
"Never in the history of the G7 has there been a bigger gap between their actions and the needs of the world. In the face of these challenges the G7 have chosen to cook the books on vaccines and...
Change doesn't travel in a straight line. It ripples and cascades and after long periods of stability, big change happens fast. That is the premise of Rethinking Humanity, a book (available for download here) authored by Tony Seba and James...