James Hansen’s Crystal BallJames Hansen offered a prescient warning about the outcome of COP21 when he wrote, “Watch what happens in Paris carefully to see if all the leaders do is sign off on the pap the UN bureaucrats are putting together, indulgences and promises to reduce future emissions, and then clap each other on the back and declare success.” […]
Bullard, Wright and Anthony

We did double duty today at the #COP21 climate talks! First we helped organize a rally right in the heart of the green zone we told you about earlier with our allies at Corporate Accountability International to kick big polluters OUT of the climate talks. Later in the afternoon, we sat down for some one-on-one time with the god-parents of the modern environmental […]
parisian climate kids

After two days of talks, negotiators aren’t making much progress at Le Bourget and the #COP21 talks. But the good news is that the Congressional climate stunts we reported on yesterday don’t seem to be having much of an impact either.French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius basically waved off Congress’ attempts to COP-block climate progress saying, “My sense is that that wasn’t a great […]
Cop21 green zone

Another busy day here in Paris and Le Bourget, but negotiations of real substance are still slow to take shape.Just for fun here’s a quick version of the Walk into the conference site’s ‘Green Zone’ called the climate generations space. It’s free and open to the public, and is an easy space where anyone can come in and attend a lecture or stop […]
frackdown to paris banner

Monday was a huge day for news and politics, but a slow start to the actual negotiations here in Paris. It felt like a little bit of a letdown after the weekend of intense marches and protests, including some dramatic tussles with the Police that sadly stole the headlines.Still, President Obama is here and he’s laid out the stakes pretty […]

Today was the official kick off of the COP21 Global United Nations Climate Change Summit. Yesterday, as we gathered to wish the wold a Bon Voyage for the talks, emotions were high for many reasons, starting with the location of the summit, Paris, France. Here in one of the greatest cities in the world, peaceful citizens were struck by calamitous events that took […]

I’ve been looking for these words. failing to find them under others’ writings, under the things someone else said last Friday or since about the shooting in Paris that took 129 lives and wounded even more. About the bombings the day before, or the shooting in Kenya the day after. About the idea of violence and bloodshed and hate and […]

The United Nations Climate Change Conference recently wrapped up in Lima, Peru producing an agreement between over 200 nations known as the "Lima Accord. On the surface, it appears that the Lima Accord ends an impasse that has prevented the UN from creating a global concerted effort to fight climate change. However, digging deeper, the Lima Accord is more superficial rhetoric […]