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WMO: Greenhouse gases will keep rising

WMO: Greenhouse gases will keep rising

Photo credit: iStock. By Anders Lorenzen On the eve of the COP28 UN climate summit, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a United Nations (UN) body, has warned that the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases (GHG) is forecast to continue the trend that resulted in record-high CO2 measurements last year. The agency said that in 2022 the global average concentrations of […]

Viewpoint: Personal climate actions that matter

Viewpoint: Personal climate actions that matter

climate change By Jeremy Williams There’s a lot of confusion over which climate actions make the biggest difference – or even whether personal actions make any difference at all. They do – about a quarter of climate emissions can be dealt with through personal actions. The rest is beyond our control as individuals, though of course we can campaign and […]

Viewpoint: Panasonic’s unusual climate target

Viewpoint: Panasonic’s unusual climate target

By Jeremy Williams Lots of companies and corporations have set themselves climate targets of one kind or another. Most focus on their own immediate impact – the emissions from their own operations. Some stretch a bit further and tackle the emissions in their supply chain, or that result from people using their products. The Japanese electronics company Panasonic include these […]

Net-zero commitments by fossil fuel companies are meaningless, says report

Net-zero commitments by fossil fuel companies are meaningless, says report

The Houston Ship Channel and adjacent refineries are part of the Port of Houston. are seen in Houston, Texas, US. Photo credit: Reuters / Loren Elliott. By Anders Lorenzen In recent years, a series of large and small fossil fuel companies have publicly signalled net-zero commitments while continuing business-as-usual investments in fossil fuels. Around 75 out of 112 of the […]

Book review: Five Times Faster, by Simon Sharpe

Book review: Five Times Faster, by Simon Sharpe

By Jeremy Williams Every week there are steps forward on climate change to report. There is movement. Things are happening. “The problem,” writes Simon Sharpe, “is the pace of change.” It’s all moving too slowly, bogged down in glacial decision-making processes, held back by institutional inertia and the power of vested interests. The carbon intensity of the global economy is […]

Take a Stand for Our Environment — by Lobbying

Take a Stand for Our Environment — by Lobbying

We are facing devastating climate change and a massive global extinction crisis. Solving these crises requires systemic change in our society, and that change needs to happen quickly. If you want to be part of creating this systemic change, one of the best ways to do so is through lobby meetings with elected officials. Lobby meetings are a tool that, […]