John Kerry: Forget Trump. We All Must Act on Climate Change. This week is the third anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. The Trump administration marked it by working with Russia and Gulf oil nations to sideline science and undermine the accord at climate talks underway in Katowice, Poland. While I was in New Delhi this week, where I met with solar energy advocates, a comment made thousands of miles away by the journalist Bob Woodward almost jumped off my iPad: The president, he said, “makes decisions often without a factual basis.” This isn’t a mere personality quirk of the leader of the free world. It is profoundly dangerous for the entire planet. Scientists tell us we must act now to avoid the ravages of climate change. The collision of facts and alternative facts has hurt America’s efforts to confront this existential crisis. Ever since Mr. Trump announced that he would pull America out of the Paris accord, those of us in the fight have worked to demonstrate that the American people are still in.
New York Times 13th Dec 2018 read more »
A Swedish teenager who has been playing truant to protest climate change has released a video calling for others around the world to join her on strike. Greta Thunberg’s climate protests, where she has sat outside Swedish parliament every Friday since September, have captured the world’s attention. She has also emerged as an unlikely star at the COP24 summit. “We are at week two of the negotiations here, and as of now there are no signs of commitments to climate action”, she said.
Independent 14th Dec 2018 read more »