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Unless We End Financing of Coal, It Will End Us, Below2C

Unless We End Financing of Coal, It Will End Us

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The 2018 IPCC Report stated emphatically that coal-fired power production worldwide must be reduced by 78% by 2030 to keep the world on a...
Backsliding on Climate: The World Was Right To Be Skeptical, Below2C

Backsliding on Climate: The World Was Right To Be Skeptical

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"The political will for painful choices is evaporating fast...turns out the world was right to be skeptical,” Bloomberg writes about expectations coming out of...
Cities for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, Below2C

Cities for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

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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,...
The Top Five Below2C Posts of 2021, Below2C

The Top Five Below2C Posts of 2021

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During 2021, 136 articles were posted on Below2C under the broad categories of climate, energy, solutions, environment, fossil banks and socio-politico. The number of...
Denial Is Our Society’s Most Politically Powerful Drug After Fentanyl and Netflix, Below2C

Denial Is Our Society’s Most Politically Powerful Drug After Fentanyl and Netflix

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In his recent Tyee piece about the climate destruction happening in real time in British Columbia, Andrew Nikiforuk writes "that our overly complex and...
Carbon Markets: Climate Solution or Greenwashing. Below2C

Carbon Markets: Climate Solution or Greenwashing

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"Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney says carbon markets are booming. By 2030 they could reach a value of up to $100 billion...a...
Canada, US, Norway, UK, Australia: Accelerating the Climate Emergency, Below2C

Canada, US, Norway, UK, Australia: Accelerating the Climate Emergency

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Five countries are accelerating the climate emergency according to the The Fossil Fuelled 5 report which "examines five wealthy nations—the US, Canada, Norway, Australia...
Will New Climate Pledges Keep 1.5°C Alive

Will New Climate Pledges Keep 1.5°C Alive

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In its post-COP26 analysis, Carbon Brief presents an in-depth summary of all the key outcomes in Glasgow. It provides an overview of the summit,...
History Will Show Glasgow As the Place Where the 1.5°C Goal Went To Die, Below2C

History Will Show Glasgow As the Place Where the 1.5°C Goal Went To Die

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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...
Missing Words Matter: Fossil Fuels Mentioned in COP Declaration - Updated, Below2C

Missing Words Matter: Fossil Fuels Mentioned in COP Declaration – Updated

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Words matter! Words are important because they reveal intent and are often predictors of actions to follow. But what is even more important are...