Climate Change

Judge Allows Necessity Defense in Historic Trial of Delta 5 in Washington State

Press Release: Historic Climate Trial Starts Monday In Lynnwood, WA Posted by Climate Disobedience Center on January 08, 2016 For Immediate Release: Historic Climate Trial Starts Monday In Lynnwood Contact: Ahmed Gaya, [email protected], 773-960-2587, Friday, January 8th, 2016 Lynnwood, WA – Five community members who blocked the path of an explosive oil train in Everett last year will…

The First Draft of History: An Annotated Guide to Thirty-Four of the Best Pieces on the Paris Agreement at COP 21

January 6, 2016 Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement The first draft of history: An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change. John Foran is professor of sociology and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a co-founder of the Climate…

Air Board Okays New Refinery Rules, But Does Not Block Tar Sands – East Bay Express

Jean Tepperman of the East Bay Express has the rundown on Tuesday’s Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) meeting. The BAAQMD’s web page is here, and the press release about the meeting is here or down below. You can find the meeting agenda, minutes and video here.   Air Board Okays New Refinery Rules, But…

Perspectives on COP21: Avaaz – We did it! — A turning point in human history

The Avaaz movement’s perspective on the Paris COP21 agreement: World leaders at the UN climate talks have just set a landmark goal that can save everything we love! This is what we marched for, what we signed, called, donated, messaged, and hoped for: a brilliant and massive turning point in human history. It’s called net-zero…

U.S. Should Join French and Civil Society in Initiative to Solve Global Warming with Regenerative Farming Plan – OCA

via the Organic Consumers Association: December 10, 2015 Organic Consumers Association by Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the U.K., Germany and Mexico are among the more than two dozen countries that have so far signed on to what one day will likely be recognized as the most significant climate initiative…

The Climate Deal in Paris Is Nowhere Near Enough – Naomi Klein, The Nation

Published on Dec 12, 2015

The climate deal that has been negotiated at COP21 crossed multiple red lines: Scientific red lines, equity red lines, legal red lines, and more. The emissions targets outlined in the deal still amount to increases of 3 to 4 degrees Centigrade—an increase incompatible with organized civil society. So today, protesters came together in the center of Paris to say that the deal cannot be the end of our climate justice struggle. In this video dispatch, Naomi Klein outlines what has to come next.