How we put out the fire

Like Dante in the inferno, for humanity in the first decades of the 21st century, the only way is through. In The Ministry for the Future, writer Kim Stanley Robinson imagines that path, telling the story of a world that somehow manages to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

Can Roadless Areas Help Stem the Extinction Crisis in the United States?

“As a nation, we have to ask ourselves this question,” says Dietz. “If we can’t protect these federal public lands that are some of the last of our country’s wild, ecologically intact and unroaded forests — that also provide habitat for the majority of our most vulnerable wildlife species — what can we protect?”

Some thoughts on strategy, and climate change, and feeling like you’re not trying your hardest…

“What can I do?”, “How hard should I try?”, “Why aren’t we all on the streets, night after night, fighting for change?”… Perhaps, all we can say at the end of it all is that asking these questions is an important part of the process. A sign that you’re still fighting, still human. You have … Continue reading “Some thoughts on strategy, and climate change, and feeling like you’re not trying your hardest…”

Fossil fuel cuts: Promises vs plans

The fossil fuel production gap — the difference between global fossil fuel production projected by governments’ plans (red line) and those consistent with 1.5°C- and 2°C-warming pathways (blue and green lines), as expressed in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions released when the extracted fuels are burned — remains large.