Kyoto Protocol

Sparks Fly From The World’s Highest Pulpit

“The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.” With words and images as pointed as these, on Thursday Pope Francis I infused his Church–and all the world’s faiths–with the prevailing view of environmental scientists and heads of state: we should waste no … [continued]

G7 Nations Pledge Decarbonization By 2100!

The top seven industrialized countries (Group of Seven, or G7)—whose carbon dioxide emissions total 25% of the world’s output—decided at a meeting in Germany today to phase out their use of fossil fuels by the end of this century. It’s a breakthrough move on climate change and a strong signal … [continued]

G7 Urgency On Climate Buoys Paris Hopes

Energy ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States) have all agreed today on the world’s critical need to corral quickly worsening climate change. The G7 energy leaders have met for two days in Hamburg, Germany, the second … [continued]

INDC Heroes & Villains: Part 4

So who’s left on the villains list — the roster of top national polluters in the developed world who have not yet made their contributions? For various reasons, Japan, Canada, Australia, South Korea, and South Africa have missed their INDC deadlines. Franz Perrez, the Swiss climate representative, told the Sydney … [continued]