Posts Tagged: climate change
Economists said the market would save the planet. It didn't.
Will the landmark UN climate deal mark a turning point in the fight against climate change? The devil's in the details.
If the countries of Northeast Asia can shrink their carbon footprint and still grow their economies, they can literally save the world.
The leaders of fossil fuel companies are personally incentivized to keep their firms on a path of climate destruction.
Without concrete, enforceable emissions targets and transition financing, the Paris climate talks will only deepen our climate crisis.
There's no grand, exciting solution to the war in Syria. It's going to take an endless parade of meetings where people sit and talk. And talk. And talk.
Thousands of government representatives from the 20 nations met recently to deepen neoliberalism and kick the can on climate change, and all we got was another viral cat video.
So far, UN climate change conferences have sidestepped the real business of keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Even as governments set climate targets, they're working hard to expand the extractive global economy with measures that could deepen the climate crisis.
"Back in my youth, we imagined that lumbering dinosaurs like Russia and China and the European Union would endure regardless of the global convulsions taking place around them."