Throwing down the gauntlet to the climate crisis, Joe Biden unveiled an ambitious new pledge to halve US carbon emissions over the next 9 years as he called on world leaders to “overcome the greatest existential crisis of our time:”

“This is a moral imperative, an economic imperative, a moment of peril, but also a moment of extraordinary possibilities. Time is short but I believe we can do this and I believe we will do this.”

Addressing a virtual gathering of over 40 heads of state at an Earth Day summit on Thursday, the US president urged other countries to step up to the plate with more ambitious targets: “Particularly those of us that represent the world’s largest economies. Let’s run that race.”

Scrambling to regain America’s international credibility after four long years of climate denial…

Is the US president a secret Russian agent? It’s an unsettling question which came up during the last election after US intelligence agencies concluded that Moscow helped the former property tycoon to steal the presidential race. Although Robert Muller’s investigation into the Kremlin meddling in that contest was unable to prove direct collusion between Moscow and team Trump, it is a question that one is forced to reconsider once again.

After all, with less than 90 days to go before this election, US counter intelligence is now pointing the finger at yet more Russian interference. According to the Washington Post

In less than four months, Americans will head to the polls to vote for their next president. And, whilst each election gets billed as ‘the most important in a generation’, this one is much bigger than that. In fact, it is the most important election in the history of mankind, with the fate of our species hanging in the balance.

After all, when it comes to the climate, it is not just about what will happen over the next four years, but about what will happen over the next 10,000 years: the actions that we take now will be baked…

A quiet revolution is taking place: it’s happening on the streets around us, why, it’s even being televised into our living rooms.

Last night, the UK’s main broadcaster aired “Climate Change: The Facts” during prime time TV. Starring the country’s “natural treasure” David Attenborough, the veteran broadcaster solemnly warned that “our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change,” is upon us.

After tiptoeing around the subject for years, both Attenborough and the BBC took off their gloves and threw down the gauntlet: “It may sound frightening, but the scientific evidence is that if we do not take dramatic action…


When the history of this time is written from an underground bunker somewhere, our generation will be remembered as the one that failed the human race. After all, it was on our watch that the climate went to hell in a hart cart whilst we all looked all complicit in its destruction. As the old saying goes: “All it takes for evil to triumph is for a good man to do nothing.”

Envision a world plagued by raging wildfires, blistering heatwaves, punishing super storms, and catastrophic food shortages, and then throw in millions of hungry refugees clashing over dwindling supplies…

In less than four weeks Americans will head to the polls for the midterm elections. And, whilst most elections get billed as the most important in a generation, this one really is. After all, planet Earth as we know it, is hanging in the balance with only 22 years left on the clock before it descends into climate chaos.

Envision a world plagued by raging wildfires, blistering heatwaves, punishing super storms, biblical bloods and catastrophic food shortages, and then throw in millions of desperate climate refugees clambering across the borders.

Although this may sound like some apocalyptic nightmare straight out…

An apocalyptic world plagued by raging wildfires, blistering heatwaves, punishing super storms, and catastrophic food shortages will be unleashed within our lifetimes. That’s according to a landmark UN climate report released today.

In order to avoid such a horrific fate, (which may strike as early as 2040), the world’s leading scientists warn that global warming must stay under the 1.5 degrees celsius target enshrined in the Paris climate change pact. They call for a dramatic transformation of the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”

“It’s a line in the sand and what it…

Aiko Stevenson

Aiko Stevenson is a freelance writer from Hong Kong. She has a Masters from the University of Edinburgh, and has worked at the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC Europe

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