Tom Athanasiou

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Tom Athanasiou

Tom Athanasiou is the executive director of EcoEquity, an activist think tank devoted to promoting effective solutions for climate control. He is the author of Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor and the co-author of Dead Heat: Global Justice and Global Warming.

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Occupy and the Climate Negotiations

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

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

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

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

Two Futures, and a Choice

That path, of course, would be a long one, and full of surprises. But unlike the path that the Cheney team would have us think inevitable, it would open into a future worth having.