Citizen Action Monitor

Climate change — “The future is almost beyond what we can imagine”

“We must make the impossible possible,” says Kevin Anderson No 1210 Posted by fw, December 12, 2014 “Admittedly, all of this may seem very bleak. But it is imperative not … Continue reading

December 12, 2014

Who you gonna trust? Same science, widely different interpretations from competing factions

Choose wisely. Your life may depend on it No 1209 Posted by fw, December 11, 2014 “I would argue that the 2°C target is underpinned by what may be termed … Continue reading

December 11, 2014

EXPOSED — Western methods of analysis underestimate reality of China, India climate emissions

Flawed forecasts have serious policy implications for nations around the globe No 1208 Posted by fw, December 10, 2014 “Putting these numbers together results in a world that looks completely … Continue reading

December 10, 2014

We seem to be headed for a 4°C world. Climate scientist Kevin Anderson imagines what it would be like

A 4°C future is beyond what many people think we can reasonably adapt to No 1207 Posted by fw, December 9, 2014 “It is fair to say, based on many … Continue reading

December 9, 2014

Be wary of financial analysts peddling reduced climate risk compatible with economic growth

Market-based economic solutions are not helpful in dealing with violent climate change No 1206 Posted by fw, December 9, 2014 “As it stands, it is difficult not to conclude that … Continue reading

December 9, 2014

With annual global emission increases of 3-5 percent, humans are hurtling towards a cliff

The prospects for reducing emissions to meet the 2°C target look grim No 1205 Posted by fw, December 8, 2014 “Despite considerable discussions about climate change, particularly since the Earth … Continue reading

December 8, 2014

2°C target limit for average global temperature rise won’t prevent dangerous climate impacts

Moreover, the 2050 emission reduction targets to keep us below 2°C may prove to be meaningless No 1204 Posted by fw, December 7, 2014 “Our cumulative emissions – and our … Continue reading

December 7, 2014

“We have crossed the threshold between acceptable and dangerous climate change”, says Kevin Anderson

“The numbers are brutal and hard to accept.” No 1203 Posted by fw, December 6, 2014 “A prerequisite of responding to the climate challenge is exposing the void between the … Continue reading

December 6, 2014

EU emissions reduction target of 40% by 2030 just half of 80% required to meet 2°C commitment

UK climate scientist Kevin Anderson states his “grave concern” in letter to PM David Cameron No 1171 Posted by fw, October 24, 2014 “…the reasons for today’s climate dilemma reside … Continue reading

October 24, 2014

Obama’s proposed 30% emissions cuts is a death sentence for vulnerable communities, says top climate scientist

Failure to radically reduce emissions in the short-term locks in higher temperatures and “dangerous” impacts No 1072 Posted by fw, June 10, 2014 “…whilst Obama’s proposition is certainly brave within … Continue reading

June 10, 2014

Climate scientists at COP 19 warn talks are going backwards and risk 4C warming

COP 19 negotiating community is made up of “carbon profligate people,” says Kevin Anderson No 919 Posted by fw, November 22, 2013 How bad could things get if we don’t … Continue reading

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To frack or not to frack? UK debates whether to mine for cheap natural gas or develop low-carbon energy technologies

No 293 Posted by fw, October 7, 2011 “In a couple of weeks’ time, a company exploring for gas in Lancashire is going to find out if it will be … Continue reading

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UK climate scientist warns we are headed for a catastrophic 4C rise in temperature

No 103 Posted by fw, January 11, 2011 “There is currently nothing substantive to suggest we are heading for anything other than a 4C [4 degree Celsius] rise in temperature, … Continue reading

January 11, 2011 · Leave a comment