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The Youth Have Seen Enough

The Youth Have Seen Enough

By Rex Weyler The world’s youth have finally seen and heard enough from the deplorable political process, from compromised delegates, corrupted political appointees, and criminal corporations who sabotage these critical international discussions. The truth of our ecological crisis is not difficult to see. Fragile ecosystems are unraveling all around us. We have been warned by […]

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    2018 Emissions on Pace to Hit ‘Record High’

    2018 Emissions on Pace to Hit ‘Record High’

    As representatives from around 200 countries approach the end of first week negotiations on implementing the Paris agreement, a major new report underscores the urgency of their work. The Global Carbon Budget 2018 was published in the journal Earth System Science Data Wednesday with the help of more than 70 authors from 53 research institutions, […]

    France Suspends Gas Tax as Trump Falsely Blames Paris Agreement for Riots

    France Suspends Gas Tax as Trump Falsely Blames Paris Agreement for Riots

    French President Emmanuel Macron announced plans Tuesday to suspend an increase in fuel tax in response to growing pressure from protestors. Over the weekend, Macron canceled plans to attend COP24 amidst increasing tension in France. President Donald Trump on Twitter Tuesday evening conflated Macron’s decision with a rejection of the Paris agreement, calling the accord […]

    3 Ways the ‘Trump Effect’ Puts the Brakes on International Climate Action

    3 Ways the ‘Trump Effect’ Puts the Brakes on International Climate Action

    As representatives of around 200 countries kicked off the COP24 meeting in Katowice, Poland this week to develop a rulebook for implementing the Paris agreement, a new study looked at how U.S. President Donald Trump‘s decision to withdraw has affected the landmark climate accord. The verdict? The so-called ‘Trump Effect’ has significantly slowed the momentum […]

    Meat-Heavy Menu at COP24 Isn’t Helping Anything

    Meat-Heavy Menu at COP24 Isn’t Helping Anything

    New analysis from the Center for Biological Diversity, Farm Forward and Brighter Green Sunday finds that the meat-heavy menu at the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change conference COP24 could contribute more than 4,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases to the climate crisis. The data found that if all 30,000 visitors choose meat-based dishes […]

    Tense Atmosphere: Poland Issues Terrorism Alert for Katowice Ahead of COP24

    Tense Atmosphere: Poland Issues Terrorism Alert for Katowice Ahead of COP24

    By Chloe Farand The Polish government has implemented a terrorism alert in the province where the annual UN climate talks are about to start. Climate campaigners are warning of a tense atmosphere in and around the city of Katowice in southern Poland, where the global climate negotiations, known as COP24, are due to kick off […]