Articles by Tom Athanasiou

Occupy and the Climate Negotiations

November 17, 2011 | The problem here is "governance failure." Or maybe we should just call it "decadence." The United States may at this point be so weakened by rot and ideology that it is unable even to act in its own interests, let alone the interests of its people, let alone the interests of humanity as a whole.

The Cancun Setup

The Cancun Setup

November 29, 2010 | Discouragement is already in the air in the lead-up to the Cancun talks, but hope must stay on the table.

The Kyoto Protocol, and Beyond

October 2, 2005 | The first thing to say about Kyoto's entry into force (Feb 16th) is that it is a significant victory, won particularly by the Europeans, over social and economic complacency, cash-amplified, flat-earth pseudo-science, the carbon cartel, and, of course, the Bush administration.

Too Much of Nothing

August 1, 2005 | The Bush administration's latest efforts at derailing global action on climate--an authentic threat to global security.