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COP26 Report Reveals 'Massive' Credibility Gap Between Climate Commitments and 1.5°C Target

If all the announced net-zero commitments are implemented, the global temperature would rise 1.8°C by 2100, policy experts said, adding, "but this is only IF these targets are fully implemented, and it's a big IF."

Julia Conley ·


In 'Historic' Vote, UN Human Rights Council Recognizes Right to Clean Environment

"A victory for every person across the world over profiteering polluters."

Jake Johnson ·


Environmental Threats Rapidly Becoming 'Single Greatest Challenge to Human Rights': UN

The planetary crisis is "impacting a broad range of rights, including the rights to adequate food, water, education, housing, health, development, and even life itself," said the U.N.'s top rights expert.

Julia Conley ·


'Turn This Destruction Around': 5 Months Left in 2021 But Humanity's Used Up Earth's Ecological Budget

"Together we can choose one-planet prosperity over one-planet misery."

Andrea Germanos ·



'This Is a Scandal': Documents Reveal Obama's EPA Approved Toxic Chemicals for Fracking in 2011

"We still don't know the full extent of toxic chemicals that companies are using in their fracking operations. Why is the EPA allowing them to poison our communities without consequence?"

Kenny Stancil ·


'The IEA Is Starting to Get It': World Energy Body Praised for Finally Admitting Fossil Fuels Must Stay in the Ground

"Today's bombshell report from the International Energy Agency is easy to translate," said Bill McKibben. "Anyone who continues to engage or invest in fossil fuel development is wrecking the climate."

Kenny Stancil ·


Okavango, Oil Drilling, and the Tragedy of Africa

It is not too late for the governments of Namibia and Botswana to halt the race for an asset that is bound to get stranded as the world shifts away from fossil fuels. 

Nnimmo Bassey ·


Greta Thunberg Says Humanity Must Not Be Fooled by 'Bullsh*t' Climate Targets of World Leaders

The Swedish campaigner says insufficient goals and empty rhetoric represent the "biggest elephant there's even been in any room."

Common Dreams staff ·


Climate Groups Warn Reported Biden Plan to Cut Emissions in Half by 2030 'Not Good Enough'

"Science and justice demand that we reduce emissions by 70% from 2005 levels by 2030 on the road to zero emissions by mid-century."

Kenny Stancil ·

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