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Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian, December 11, 2015

An undercover sting by Greenpeace has revealed that two prominent climate sceptics were available for hire by the hour to write reports casting doubt on the dangers posed by global warming.

Posing as consultants to fossil fuel companies, Greenpeace approached professors at leading US universities to commission reports touting the benefits of rising carbon dioxide levels and the benefits of coal. The views of both academics are well outside mainstream climate science.

Carol Linnet, DeSmog Canada, December 9, 2015

Blackmail. Deception. Public manipulation.

These are just some of the charges leveled against ExxonMobil at a mock trial that took place in Paris, Saturday to coincide with the ongoing international climate negotiations at COP21.

The trial, held in Paris, alleged Exxon’s work at funding climate science had put the planet, people’s health and communities from Texas to Nigeria at risk.

Katharina Kropshofer, mokant.at, December 8, 2015

Am 30. November startet die 21. UN-Klimakonferenz und wiederum werden das Erstellen von Protokollen und scheinbar leere Verpflichtungen im Vordergrund stehen. Warum ist der Mensch so Handlungs-gelähmt? Ein Erklärungsversuch

Morgan Adamson, The New Inquiry, December 1, 2015

If human-made climate change is irrefutable, why are we still fracking? What teaches us to believe there is no alternative to oil?

Brad Hornick, rabble.ca, November 18, 2015

"As I see it, the world may be warming, but politics are frozen. We talk endlessly of climate change and yet we have not created any climate for change."

-- Henrietta L. Moore, Imagine 2020 -- Art and Climate Change

Brad Hornick, The Bullet, December 1, 2015

A guide for intervention from the climate justice movement

Author's note: this article is meant to be both deadly serious and parody. It attempts humour and commits unforgiveable psychological reductionism of political issues. It is hoped the reader will discern the message behind the form of delivery.

Michael A. Lebowitz, Georgia Straight, November 24, 2015

There’s an old argument that common property inevitably leads to exhaustion of resources.

Theo Kitchener, SHIFT magazine, November 16, 2015

This article is an attempt to chart what might happen in terms of climate change, both in terms of science, and particularly the potential politics, if we see a serious financial collapse followed by further contraction due to peaking energy and resources. Despite this being quite a likely scenario, there is barely anything written on the topic.

John Bellamy Foster, Monthly Review, November 9, 2015

Humanity today is confronted with what might be called the Great Capitalist Climacteric. In the standard definition, a climacteric (from the Greek klimaktēr or rung on the ladder) is a period of critical transition or a turning point in the life of an individual or a whole society.

Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis , the Daily Beast, November 6, 2015
Many environmentalists rejoiced when Stephen Harper’s government was thrown out of office in Canada. But Justin Trudeau is no savior.

Our inboxes runneth over with congratulations from American friends. “Pleasure to be able to look north without wincing,” “we’re all thrilled to have regained our sensible neighbors to the north,” “Goodbye Stephen ‘Keystone XL’ Harper.”  And then there was this from England: “you now officially have the hottest Prime Minister EVER!”

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