Climate Change Melts Kilimanjaro’s Snows

NARO MORU, Kenya – Rivers of ice at the Equator – foretold in the 2nd century, found in the 19th – are now melting away in this new century, returning to the realm of lore and fading photographs. From mile-high Naro Moru, villagers have watched year by year as the great glaciers of Mount Kenya, […]

Straddling Solutions and Survivalism

Those of you that have heard me talk before will be relieved to know I’m not going to go through a catalogue of new impacts or weather events like the 1-in-200-year rainstorm this spring that left $100 million in damages in three mid-Atlantic states. Or the startling jump in polar bear mortality the USGS reported […]

African nomads to be first people wiped out by climate change

Kenya’s herdsmen are facing extinction as global warming destroys their lands They are dubbed the ‘climate canaries’ – the people destined to become the first victims of world climate change. And as government ministers sit down in Nairobi at this weekend’s UN Climate Conference, the people most likely to be wiped out by devastating global […]

If Global Warming Is An “Emergency” Then Let’s Act Like It’s An Emergency

Why I Helped Occupy the Entrance to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration On Monday, October 23rd, at exactly 8 a.m., a dozen global warming activists – some arriving on foot, some in a rented truck – converged outside of Washington, D.C., and promptly occupied a main entrance to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, […]

Get Real

Behind the hue and cry over the Kyoto climate change treaty—the outrage at the United States for not signing on and the blaming of India and China for fueling their rapid growth with fossil fuels—is one nagging but rarely reported reality: even if every nation in the world complied to the hilt, it would hardly […]

Why we need to worry about global warming, now

With climate-related changes occurring faster than expected, scientists say we have 10 years to slash carbon fuel use — or else In 1995, a panel of the world’s leading climate scientists declared that unless humanity cuts its use of coal and oil by 70 percent toward the end of this century, the world will suffer […]

We Ignore the U.N. Reports at Our Own Peril and Fiddle as the Earth Burns

A Commentary and Rant by Captain Paul Watson Every day we are assaulted by politicians and some media attacking us for being alarmists and accusing us of exaggerating the threats facing the environment and especially our concerns for biodiversity diminishment and human population growth. According to these voices of denial, the world is in great […]