Disaster Prämien: Bundesregierung verschenkt 40 Milliarden an Kohleregionen

Hat dein Bundesland in der Vergangenheit auch durch Kohleabbau die Klimakrise gefördert und es bisher nicht geschafft in sichere zukunftsweisende Technologien zu investieren? Nun wartet als Belohnung ein Milliarden Geschenk. Der skrupelose Kampf gegen die Natur geht weiter. Die Bundesregierung angeführt durch die Union (CDU und CSU Parteien), mit Angela Merkel an der Speerspitze hat…

German’s Leading Party Blocks CO2 Tax

The CDU is Germany’s leading party, even though losing big stakes in recent elections to the far-right and the Green party. The current debate in light of Germany’s lack of climate change actions, let alone leadership, centers around taxation of carbon dioxide emitting fossil fuels. A carbon tax is a tax levied on the carbon content of fuels.[1] It is a form…

Oil Wars, Fossil Fuel Subsidies and the Global Climate Crisis

An oil war is a conflict about petroleum resources, or their transportation, consumption, or regulation. The term may also refer generally to any conflict in a region that contains oil reserves or is geographically positioned in a location where an entity has or may wish to develop production or transportation infrastructure for petroleum products. Historically,…

How Trump’s Coupe to get Venezuela Oil may cost him the Presidency

It comes to no surprise that Donald Trump’s plan always was to adhere the agenda of drill baby drill. Now, with the ongoing Coup d’état in Venezuela by a Trump loyal puppet people may wonder why the Trump Administration is so cheerful of it. Simply put, it is about Venezuela’s oil reserves – the largest…

Climate Leaders talk at Davos World Economic Forum

Panel discussion on climate leadership at the World Economic Forum, January 24, 2019. Speakers Andy Serwer (Editor in Chief Yahoo Finance) Mark Rutte (Prime Minister of the Netherlands) Christian Mumenthaler (CEO Swiss Re) Feike Sybesma (CEO Royal DSM) Rachel Kyte (UN Sustainable Energy) Ma Jun (Chairman China Green Finance) According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel…

Extreme Weather + Lack of Climate Action top Davos Global Risks Report 2019

The world is facing the increased risk of political confrontations between major powers, which is hindering solutions to challenges like climate change, according to the The WEF report, called the Global Risks Report 2019. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/16/davos-founders-warn-of-rising-tension-between-the-worlds-superpowers.html Read the report https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2019 Extreme Weather Lack of Climate Action top Davos Global Risk The world is facing the increased…

Jessica Mathews talks about Irreversible Climate Risks (1988)

On June 29th, 1988, the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittees held a joint hearing on the threat of global warming. Here the segment of Jessica Mathews’s (World Resource Institute) statement. Current Drought and Global Warming https://www.c-span.org/video/?3246-1/current-drought-global-warming Jessica Mathews https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_Mathews Watch from this hearing:

China vs U.S. Rising Global Greenhouse Emissions in 2018

A brief outline of CO2 emissions, based on global trends, with a focus on China by Zeke Hausfather (Berkeley) and U.S. CO2 emissions by Trevor Houser (Rhodium Group), as well as an outline on reductions by Drew Shindell about various emissions, including SLCP’s (Short Lived Climate Pollutants). Sources: Global release of greenhouse gases has increased…

Robert Costanza: Wellbeing Economy needs to be Primary Goal

Robert Costanza (Australian National University), speaks about planetary boundaries and ecological economy at the Club of Rome 50th Anniversary Meeting in Rome, October 2018. Watch the full panel via https://www.facebook.com/clubofrome/videos/1885081848213161/ and https://50thclubofrome.com Parts of the talks slides can be viewed here in more detail http://www.idakub.com/academics/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2016_Costanza_SDGs-EcoEco.pdf and at http://www.robertcostanza.com/research-projects/ Modelling and measuring sustainable wellbeing in connection…