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?
Category: Climate Policy
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
President Biden speaks to the United Nations of pressing national and global challenges faced by today’s generation. Our “intergenerational” responsibility begins to be recognized, acknowledged and acted upon
Earth’s energy imbalance removes almost all doubt from human-made climate change. Clear evidence of a human-influenced climate system. Stability in Earth’s climate hinges on a balance between the amount of energy the planet absorbs from the sun and the amount of energy Earth emits back into space. But that equilibrium has been thrown off […]
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
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…”
“The Climate Crisis Is Still a Crisis”. November 3rd, a turning point election. With former VP Joe Biden currently leading in the polls and Democratic control of the Senate possible, the US may soon have the chance, for the first time in more than a decade, to enact urgently needed legislation to address global climate […]
It is the proverbial ‘elephant in the room’ or, to put it in other terms, it is the ‘dinosaur in the room’, the oil and gas, the security threat in the Middle East oil region, and the ‘no see ums’, an accumulating fossil fuels debt that is coming due for our generation and coming generations
COP25 has commenced in Madrid… Conference of the Parties, #COP25… the acronym doesn’t do the global Climate Crisis Conference justice as its goal is security of all nations. The multiplying threats of human-caused disruption and disaster are here. Strategic Demands and associate GreenPolicy360 again deliver the news
Arguing there is no climate crisis, the US president arrived in Pittsburgh to tout his Fossil Fuels Dominance Agenda at the Natural Gas ‘Shale Insight’ Conference. He again announced his intention to pull out of the climate and renewable energy international accord agreed to in Paris
A Google News snapshot of global stories about the president of Brazil as he faces environmental threats and Amazon rainforest fires by rejecting European nations’ assistance and cooperation. Brazil’s Bolsonaro mocks, threatens and postures… Who does Mr. Bolsonaro remind the international community of ?
Story of the Day from Strategic Demands’ associate, GreenPolicy360: With the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Trump EPA has made it “painfully clear that they are incapable of rising to the challenge and tackling this crisis. They have shown a callous disregard for EPA’s mission, a pattern of climate science denial…”
At the end of the Gregorian calendar year, it’s traditional to deliver a retrospective. Doing our part, Strategic Demands & associate GreenPolicy360 deliver downward spiraling news. The global community has suffered setbacks on two critical security fronts: nuclear & environmental: Nuclear arms control treaties are being set aside ushering in a new nuclear arms race. […]
December 7, 2018 3:50 EST … Donald Trump, Rex Tillerson — Consider U.S. denial of climate change, oil / gas exploration, risks and reality. Recall that in 2011, Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon Mobil, completed an unprecedented oil / gas Arctic development deal with Russia’s Rosneft (see GreenPolicy360 / Arctic for details).