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We describe scenarios that define how rapidly fossil fuel emissions must be phased down to restore Earth's energy balance and stabilize global climate. A scenario that stabilizes climate and preserves nature is technically possible and it is essential for the future of humanity. Despite... read more

The following quotes are from Page 9 of "Earlier, in March 2009, at the Copenhagen science conference, Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute, and one of Europe’s most eminent climate scientists, told... read more

October 1, 2012   Dear Member of Parliament   We urge your support for the fast and vigil for Climate Justice that is happening on Parliament Hill from Sept 21 to Oct 2.   Its purpose is to demand that the Government of Canada address climate change. In particular the fasters are demanding... read more

ELIZABETH MAY JOINS FAST, ENDORSEMENTS ROLL IN FOR HUNGRY FOR CLIMATE LEADERSHIP As fasters enter their fifth day endorsements roll in from a wide range of supporters including Bill McKibben, founder of writes:  "Climate change is preeminently a moral issue, and this fast is a noble... read more

Hungry for Climate Leadership welcomes any kind of fasting that is consistent with the goal of defending the Earth. However, our primary emphasis is food-fasting. If for medical or other reasons you would rather do a different type of fast (e.g., not using your car for a period of time), please do... read more

“The huge potential impact of extreme weather events on future food prices is missing from today’s climate change debate. The world needs to wake up to the drastic consequences facing our food system of climate inaction,” said Oxfam’s Climate Change Policy Adviser, Tim Gore 4 September 2012—New... read more

"Adversarial politics and corporate myopia are incapable of addressing life-threatening climate change. The community must go around these barriers and demand leaders take urgent action before the poisoned chalice we pass to our grandchildren becomes even more toxic." Read more: http://... read more

Arctic expert predicts final collapse of sea ice within four years One of the world's leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years. In what he calls a "global disaster" now unfolding in northern latitudes as the sea area that freezes and... read more

The Future I Want Brittany Trilford is 17yrs old and from New Zealand. "I want a future where education encourages innovative thinking, creativity and entrepreneurship. I want a future where we run with natural processes and not against them. I want a future where leaders will stop talking and... read more

A number of protests were held at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban to protest the failure of world leaders to agree to immediately agree to a deal of binding emissions cuts. Anjali Appadurai, a student at the College of the Atlantic in Maine, addressed the conference on behalf... read more