Energy Lawsuits Pact Seen Threatening Paris Climate Deal

By Arthur Neslen, Reuters. -

Brussels - Fear of multi-billion-euro lawsuits from fossil fuel investors is putting the Paris agreement on climate change at risk, one of the deal's architects has warned. Compensation claims [...]

Joe Biden’s New Climate Pledge Isn’t Fair Or Ambitious

By Rishika Pardikar, Jacobin Magazine. -

On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced that the United States will cut emissions by 50 to 52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 as part of its commitment to the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate [...]

‘True Climate Leadership’ By US Would Be 60% Emissions Reduction By 2030

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

For the Biden administration to meet its long-term target of net-zero emissions by 2050, the United States must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 60% below 2005 levels by 2030, [...]

Coalition Pushes For 50% Carbon Cut By 2030

By Mitchell Beer, The Energy Mix. -

The United States officially rejoined the Paris Agreement Friday, with climate envoy John Kerry warning that high-stakes negotiations at COP 26 in Glasgow this fall represent the “last, best [...]

Shifting The Balance Of Forces Through Sanctions Against Trump And US Carbon Capital

By Patrick Bond, Climate Futures: Reimagining Global Climate Justice. -

Future climate scenarios are not only in the hands of state and corporate leaders; they depend upon the extent to which climate movement activists’ current political philosophies, analyses, [...]

Shell Oil Executive Boasts That His Company Influenced The Paris Agreement

By Kate Aronoff, -

The executive, Shell’s Chief Climate Change Adviser David Hone, made his comments at the international climate change conference COP 24 on Friday. Hone was candid about just how much of a hand [...]

Newsletter: Climate Breakdown

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. Climate breakdown is happening before our eyes at the same time the science on climate change grows stronger and has wider acceptance. [...]

Over 1,400 U.S. Cities, States And Businesses Vow To Meet Climate Commitments

By Georgina Gustin, -

By Georgina Gustin for Inside Climate News - President Donald Trump may be yanking the United States from the Paris climate agreement, but states, cities and businesses are filling the vacuum by [...]

After Paris Pullout, Spread An Ethic Of Love And Cooperation

By Tim DeChristopher, -

By Tim DeChristopher for Truthout - As we are barraged with constant bad news about climate science and climate politics at the national and global level, the US climate movement has really [...]

GGJ Statement On Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

By Staff, -

By Staff of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance - While the accord was far from what the planet needs, Trump's reckless decision underscores a key overarching issue with the Paris Agreement in the [...]

Paris Is Burning

By James P. Hare, -

By James P. Hare for Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung - With Trump’s decision to formally withdraw from the Paris Agreement, he has put an end to months of apparent indecision. This withdrawal does not [...]

World Leaders To Trump: You’re On Your Own

By Lauren McCauley, -

By Lauren McCauley of CommonDreams. Following Trump's Thursday announcement, world leaders from China to Germany to the Marshall Islands and beyond promised to uphold the climate accord while [...]

White House Protest Rebukes Trump For Paris Climate Agreement Exit

By John Zangas, -

By John Zangas for DC Media Group. Dozens of speakers, including leaders of think tanks, former government officials, and representatives from environmental groups converged on the White House [...]

In Praise Of Trump Pulling Out of the Paris Climate Pact

By Ken Ward, -

By Ken Ward for The Hill. It’s also true that withdrawal from Paris deprives mainstream environmental organizations and the foundations and funders that guide them of a key deliverable, and that [...]

Paris Accord Doesn’t Go Far Enough; Pullout Endangers Life

By Dahr Jamail, -

By Dahr Jamail for Truthout - A large number of climate experts believe the Paris Climate Accord does not go nearly far enough in addressing the crisis of abrupt anthropogenic climate disruption [...]

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