I’ve been watching for 30 years how politicians around the globe either do nothing about climate change or do too little, while climate scientists grow increasingly desperate at what they observe. What we experience today surpasses even the most pessimistic predictions from yesterday.
Global temperatures have already risen by 1 degree Celsius with catastrophic consequences, especially for communities in the global South.
As you’re likely aware, something is happening in Paris. Well, just outside Paris. And it has arguably little to do with bombing civilians or revoking privacies.
Indeed, the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) is underway in Le Bourget! Global officials and decision-makers are convening here, to set enforceable limits on carbon pollutants.
On December 12th, the world will be a little bit different than it is now. That sounds a bit dramatic but I can say that with confidence (if for no other reason than that our lovely world goes through twists and turns to make it a little different every day, even without our help).
We all know Entergy – we get our electricity bill each month with their familiar logo on it, and usually don’t stop to think about where exactly our energy is coming from. It turns out that Entergy, which answers to the New Orleans City Council, is decommissioning two gas-fired power plants that are over 40 years old, resulting in a 300-megawatt energy gap.
Article by Robert Morris; photos by Zach Brien
A group of local environmental activists huddled against the cold wind Tuesday night to create an audiovisual protest against a proposed expansion of an oil pipeline from Canada visible to Freret Street drivers.
The group’s — 350 Louisiana, a local branch of the national 350.org