Category: Climate Policy

International Climate Summit Needs to Demand New Definitions of National Security

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?

On Eve of International Climate Summit, Fossil Fuels Production Soars

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

Earth’s Energy: The Science of Climate Change

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 […]

Bill McKibben Reflects on ‘four-fifths’ of his Life

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…”

Coal Power: Trump

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…”

Strategic Demands: Looking Back at 2018

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. […]

Tweet-of-the-Day — Exxon’s Tillerson, Trump’s POV

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).    

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