Durban’s Climate Debacle

Durban’s Climate Debacle

I arrived at the UN climate summit in Durban, South Africa with the news fresh in my mind that 2010 was a record year for global warming pollution—and that if we don’t start reducing global emissions by 2017, we’re cooked. I left Durban with a profound disappointment...

Statement by Janet Redman: United States Threatens Green Climate Fund

Washington DC — Tonight as leaders from 40 countries attempted to wrap up more than 10 months of negotiations in Cape Town, South Africa, on the creation of a new Green Climate Fund, the United States threatened to derail the process. The purpose of a new fund...

Mass Transit Helps Cut Global Warming and War

Two subway cars on Washington, D.C.’s Red Line — which I usually ride to work — recently collided. It was the worst accident in this subway’s history, killing nine D.C. residents and injuring scores of others. The National Transportation Safety...

Military vs. Climate Security

Accepting his Nobel Peace Prize, Al Gore called on the nations of the world to mobilize to avert climate disaster “with a sense of urgency and shared resolve that has previously been seen only when nations have mobilized for war.” This report measures in...