Environment & Climate Change

Organizing Activism for Climate Justice: A Handbook

11 years. That’s how long the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suspects we have before temperatures could be raised an estimated 1.5ºC  higher than they are today. By the time children beginning kindergarten this year reach their high school graduation date, the Earth’s climate could be catastrophically different from the one we live […]

Environment & Climate Change Policy Analysis

Cyclone Idai: A Reminder that Climate Change is Already on our Doorstep

In the wake of devastating Cyclone Idai sweeping across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the issue of climate change is again being brought front and centre, specifically for those on the African continent. Since its landfall on March 15, Cyclone Idai is said to be “the deadliest tropical cyclone to hit (Southern) Africa” and has left […]

Environment & Climate Change United States World Politics & Affairs

US Pulls out of Climate Accord, Spotlight Shines on the Future

Just over a year ago, on April 22, 2016, 175 countries agreed to abide by the terms set in the Paris Climate Accord, vowing to mitigate the emission of fossil fuels in an attempt to bring the global temperature down to pre-industrial levels. Within weeks, literally, every country had signed on, except for Nicaragua, whose […]

Environment & Climate Change World Politics & Affairs

Should the United States Exit the Paris Climate Agreement?

The consequences outweigh the benefits by far too much. The Paris Agreement (French: Accord de Paris) is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gases emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020. I will explore two possible scenarios. USA (informally) stops completing its obligations […]