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Humanity’s Collision Course

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed, David Suzuki says it’s time to heed warnings about humanity’s collision course

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.

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Hope And Failure Coexist In The Paris Climate Agreement

The ECOreport reposts the story of why hope and failure coexist in the Paris climate agreement

Originally Published on Deep Green

By Rex Wyler

Hope and failure coexist in the Paris climate agreement. One may want to curse or cheer the deal, but it is history now, and we have to get on with it. The agreement provides an opportunity to assess our ecological progress and prepare to be effective in the future.

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Why Should You Care About Paris?

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Christine Ottery

It’s less than four weeks until the start of the 21st international climate talks, this one set in Paris. In the past, the negotiations haven’t been all too successful at achieving the multilateral legally-binding agreement necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change. Why should you care about Paris?

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Brown Calls For A Fight Against Climate Change

While he promotes the expansion of fracking at home in California, speaking at the Vatican Governor Jerry Brown Calls For A Fight Against Climate Change

Originally Published on Indybay.com & The Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

In yet another carefully choreographed photo opportunity to tout his “green” image while he promotes the expansion of fracking, Governor Jerry Brown today urged the world’s mayors to “light a fire” and “join California in the fight against climate change.”

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Has the World finally become aware of Climate Change?

Is a Global shift of consciousness occurring? For decades governments & the news media have ignored it. Has the World finally become aware of Climate Change?

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation’s Senior Editor Ian Hanington

When an assassin killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914, no one called it the start of the First World War. That happened years later, after the implications, consequences and scale of the response could be assessed. It’s often the way. That’s why historians are important; they put events in context.

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The New Language Of Climate Change

The G7 countries’ recent agreement to end fossil fuel use by 2100 signaled a shift our perceptions, the beginning of the new language of climate change

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

If nothing else, the G7 countries’ recent agreement to end fossil fuel use for energy by 2100 signals a shift in the way we talk and think about global warming. Previous agreements were about reducing carbon emissions from burning coal, oil and gas. This takes matters a step further by envisioning a fossil fuel–free future.

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Pope Francis Offers Hope For The Future

The Pope’s encyclical contains a a powerful, scientifically and morally valid call for radical change. Pope Francis Offers Hope For The Future

By David Suzuki

Earth has existed for 4.5 billion years, humans for somewhere around 150,000. But in my brief lifetime — less than 80 years — human populations have exploded exponentially, from two billion to more than seven billion. In that short time, we’ve created consumer societies and decimated the planet’s natural systems, used up resources, filled oceans with plastic and pollution, altered water cycles, and upset the Earth’s carbon cycle, disrupting global climate systems.

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Churches are Divesting Themselves of Fossil Fuel Investments

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“We have sinned,” the President of America’s most prominent seminary wrote in Time Magazine. She was not referring to a sex scandal or embezzlement, but rather the Union Theological Seminary’s stock portfolio. In the past, many mainstream churches have spoken against Climate Change in the past. Now they are divesting themselves of fossil fuel investments.

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