Will this gathering of nations focus on environmental protection, “new definitions of national security”, planetary awareness we’ve been pushing since the 1970s, an environmental security pursued after an eye-opening ‘Earthrise’, a first ‘Whole Earth’ vision, and a first Earth Day… Questions abound at the 27th global climate conference with thousands of attendees
Category: Climate Crisis
Greta Thunberg is a true representative of a Global Youth Movement. It’s not too late to make a positive difference …. Our young say strive for environmental security. We have solutions to confront #ClimateCrisis. Implement the solutions. #ActonClimate
At Big Oil-Gas annual shareholders meeting… Shell and other oil companies under fire from climate change activists… An inside look as the investment community debates ‘responsible’ investing
This is no time for equivocation. The ‘West v East’ war (not “special operation” as Russia calls their invasion of Ukraine) is a tragedy. The Putin decision to invade Ukraine is disastrous — humanly, strategically, morally, politically — and for year to come will be seen for what it is — a preventable disaster
Today, April 1st, we witness the horror of a war in Ukraine — another war that has delivered a profound, grievous setback to humanity’s need for mutual security in an existential nuclear era compounded by climate crisis
Oh how the truth is bent, twisted, psyop’d, propagandized, comm killed and botted about. Today, war in Ukraine is displayed with dis- and mis-info, virally blasted out and marketed as war-by-other-means.
Dire climate news from tens of thousands of science studies… UN’s 6th Assessment in 3 parts: August 2021, ‘How the climate is changing’; February 2022, ‘What are the climate impacts? How can we adapt and act now to make a difference?’ Coming March 2022, ‘Solutions to slow impacts of climate change’
Intelligence services agencies of the United States have a warning that’s now crept into officially expressed national security policy. Strategic Demands: “The U.S. security establishment’s far too long delayed admission of the clear and present danger of #ClimateChange is still far from the shift in national and global security policy demanded”
A mutual existential question and threat remains as the international climate summit, COP26, ends. Some 39,000 registered delegates now return to their some 200 countries. Will nations’ climate actions come close to making the climate changes necessary?
As Strategic Demands’ editor reflects on half a century of climate work, beginning with Rep. George E Brown-(D) East LA, key drafter of the first National Climate Act in 1978, the climate science message we advanced decades ago is now, at last, coming into the spotlight. But is it too late?
Fossil Fuels Production Soars. The headline is Boldface type and briefly Top of the News. We captured the Production Gap Report with a screenshot. Staggering news as the 2021 international climate summit approaches. The fossil fuels Production Gap is a ‘Code Red’ global warning calling for deep, immediate reductions in CO2 emissions #StrategicDemands
Climate Change Denialism Graph It
The original mission statement of NASA prominently focused on Earth Science. A first generation of visionary scientists and government leaders set in motion missions to study, measure and monitor Earth’s life systems. Now, fifty+ years on, with decades of data and ‘vital signs’ to guide policy decisions, it’s time for a leap of knowledge
The International Energy Agency shocked the financial world this week. News headlines from the IEA, captured at StratDem with a series of screen shot scans, present demands and timeline for an End to the Oil & Gas Era. A drawdown of hydrocarbon emissions and immediate transition from business-as-usual must become a global goal — Now
The #ClimateCrisis and U.S. Intelligence Community… A history-making IC report moves climate & environmental impacts from ‘irritants’ to a ‘core role’ in national security. This is overdue. For decades, GreenPolicy360 & Strategic Demands have pointed the way toward “New Definitions of National Security”
When we talk about New Definitions of National Security, we point to a NASA message — ‘You can manage only what you can measure’. Strategic Demands & GreenPolicy360 share this insight: Good science, sound decision-making based on science, needs good data
Bill McKibben, a former adviser for Strategic Demands’ associate GreenPolicy360, reflects on three+ decades of work to bring the breadth and depth of the climate crisis to the world… “Once in a while,” he says as he looks to the big picture, “it’s important to pull back and try to put it all in perspective…”