No Blue Skies for Beijing

March 05, 2019

It would be impossible for China to tackle air pollution without overhauling the rural economy.  Beijing has vowed to continue cracking down on the city’s notorious smog problem in 2019, although, unlike previous years, the capital has declined to give specific target numbers for average...

Climate Change: Are We There Yet?

August 08, 2018

Is the current heat wave caused by climate change? In early 2017, Fair Observer published my article just ahead of President Donald Trump’s inauguration discussing the possible course the new administration may take in response to climate change. Since then, the Trump administration’s views...

Carbon Capture: A Bold Solution or Pipe Dream?

June 29, 2018

As of 2016, renewable energy still accounted for only about 18% of the world’s total final energy consumption. Could a new carbon-capture technology really provide a viable approach to reversing the effects of climate change? That’s the ambitious claim of British Columbia-based tech company,...