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EcoEquity: “Cascading biases against poorer countries” (A response to du Pont et. al. in Nature Climate Change)

This is a quick notice of a brief “correspondence” piece, just published in Nature Climate Change.

Cascading biases against poorer countries (see the sharable link at was written by an ad-hoc group of analysts and philosophers who …

2018-05-01 17:03   Click to comment

EcoEquity: “The Case for Climate Reparations”


2018-04-27 00:47   Click to comment

EcoEquity: Climate Inequality in the Commonwealth

The new Christian Aid fair shares report — Climate Inequality in the Commonwealth: A call for urgent action (which we provided the analytic support for) is a step forward for at least two reasons.   First, it very practically provides a …

2018-04-25 18:42   Click to comment

EcoEquity: Oil Change International on the IEA Scenarios

Oil Change International, the very model of an activist climate think tank, has released an excellent critique of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) climate scenarios.   It’s called Off Track: The IEA and Climate Change, and it’s well worth your …

2018-04-24 23:04   Click to comment

EcoEquity: Kevin Anderson Speaks

It’s two years now since Paris, and time for another dose of Kevin Anderson, straight-shooter extraordinaire.  You can get it by watching this talk, given at Anderson’s home base at  the University of Manchester.  The talk begins at time-code …

2018-02-12 04:41   Click to comment

EcoEquity: On the Bonn meeting

I just did a half-hour interview with Earth Island’s Maureen Mitra on KPFA’s Terra Verde, here.  It’s not bad, though I probably said “Loss and Damage” too many times.  On the other hand, this may be a habit we …

2017-11-26 22:23   Click to comment

EcoEquity: Equity and the Ambition Ratchet

Well its two years since Paris, and the Bonn climate conference is over, and the future looms.

It’s a good time to stop and read the new report of the Civil Society Equity Coalition, which EcoEquity, a core member …

2017-11-18 19:15   Click to comment

EcoEquity: Fairly sharing 1.5: National fair shares of a 1.5 °C-compliant global mitigation effort

Finally, with the publication of Fairly sharing 1.5: national fair shares of a 1.5 °C-compliant global mitigation effort in the journal International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, we have a peer reviewed overview of our effort sharing framework.…

2017-08-23 04:40   Click to comment

EcoEquity: Building Just Climate Futures Together – an online conference

If you’re in the mood for a half hour of of me, along in my room talking into a microphone, and you’d like to see a sketch of the book I have under development (it’s called Fair Enough?), you …

2017-08-01 01:08   Click to comment

EcoEquity: “The best way to reduce your personal carbon emissions: don’t be rich”

Great post by Dave Roberts on VOX, here.  It’s nominally a response to the “not having a kid is the best way to reduce your carbon footprint” argument, which Roberts debunks by reminding us that carbon emissions are class …

2017-07-19 05:06   Click to comment

EcoEquity: Great Transitions roundtable on Global Capitalism

The Great Transition Initiative, of which I am a member, just held a roundtable debate of an interesting new paper by William I. Robinson called Global Capitalism: Reflections on a Brave New World.

It’s an interesting paper, by …

2017-06-21 21:38   Click to comment

EcoEquity: Oxfam’s Extreme Carbon Inequality report

I’ve recently heard a few references to this crucial report, which was published back in the happy days (late 2015) when the big climate news wasn’t Don Trump but rather the Paris Agreement.  It’s so important (and I’m so embarrassed …

2017-05-24 18:18   Click to comment

EcoEquity: Equity is the Missing Key for Climate Roadmaps

In March of 2017, Johan Rockström, the author of Big World, Small Planet: Abundance within Planetary Boundaries, along with a extremely high-tone list of co-authors, published A roadmap for rapid decarbonization in Science.  In it they propose …

2017-04-28 21:12   Click to comment

EcoEquity: Drawdown is a real step forward, though another is needed

My review  of Drawdown was published in The Nation on May 28, 2017, under the title A New Book on the Climate Crisis Makes the Persuasive Case That We’re Not Doomed,  Not for technological reasons, anyway.”   It richly praises …

2017-04-28 20:41   Click to comment

EcoEquity: Tom Athanasiou interviewed on "After the Catastrophe"

If you liked After the Catastrophe, or even if you didn’t, you might want to check out my (long) interview with Sasha Lilly on Against the Grain on KPFA-FM. It’s called Trumping Global Warming, it was recorded on …

2017-02-01 04:20   Click to comment

EcoEquity: After the Catastrophe

Climate justice as the post-Trump slingshot


Tom Athanasiou ( Jan 18, 2017

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Trump’s election was a catastrophe. Coming on top of everything else, it more than justifies pessimism. But at the risk of …

2017-01-14 20:14   Click to comment

EcoEquity: Drain the Swamp

2016-12-17 00:54   Click to comment

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