CO2 emissions and GDP are still a couple

The International Energy Agency is right to highlight the fact that energy-related CO2 emissions have flatlined for the last two years. That has to be very good news. ┬áIt means that the global energy revolution that is underway–and it is a revolution in the way we produce electrical power and in the way we use […] Read More

Global air pollution kills millions

Breaking bad The recent accounts of massive air pollution overloads in major cities across the globe are frightening. These are cities where the air is pratically unbreathable, where people stay indoors, the windows shut tight, the front door locked, trying to keep the air-borne pollution from entering their homes. Pedestrians stumble along, coughing into their […] Read More

COP21 : where do we go after Paris?

We should celebrate the many successes of the last year: Shell pulling out of the Arctic, fracking in the US and the UK blocked in many places; the increasing influence of land rights groups in protecting their lands; the collapse of oil prices as a major deterrent to exploration in environmentally fragile land and seascapes. […] Read More