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Adam Greenberg
Adam Greenberg is a human rights and environmental justice advocate originally from Boston. After studying and working in the field around the world with Global College, he has returned to the U.S. and is now a U.S. youth delegate to the UNFCCC climate negotiations representing SustainUS.

Entries by Adam Greenberg

Democracy Spring Heralds the end of Money in Politics

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2016 | 4:24 PM

Last month, I was arrested at the US Capitol, along with more than 1300 other Americans in the largest civil disobedience action of the century.

The nonviolent protest, dubbed Democracy Spring, aimed to confront obstacles to democracy in the United States, including voter suppression and the outsized influence of big...

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Don't Just Make History at the People's Climate March

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 5:34 PM

Next Tuesday, President Obama and 124 other world leaders will convene in New York City for a United Nations summit to address climate change. The summit, organized by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, represents an attempt to get nations on track to reach a globally binding climate deal, expected in 2015....

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Hundreds Walk Out for Climate Justice, Call for Leadership From Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 10:47 PM

image credit: JP Lowenthal

On Monday, several hundred students and adults walked out of class and work to call for climate leadership from Governor Deval Patrick. The action was organized primarily by youth-led group Students for a Just and Stable Future, building...

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Fasting for Climate Justice at the UN Climate Negotiations

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 4:39 PM

Co-authored by Collin Rees

We have not eaten in nine days.

We're writing from the cold conference halls of the United Nations COP 19 climate negotiations in Warsaw, Poland, where we are U.S. youth delegates with SustainUS. Food is abundant here, but we are not eating.

On November 8, the...

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The Youth Climate Vote: A New Force in Electoral Politics

(47) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 11:00 AM

Last Tuesday, the Massachusetts special election democratic primary showdown for John Kerry's Senate seat ended in victory for Rep. Ed Markey. The deal-breaker for many voters was the candidates' positions on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Markey opposes the dangerous project, but Lynch supports it -- a fact that was...

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Debunking Fareed Zakaria on Keystone -- and Rethinking 'Acceptable' Energy Policy

(34) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 5:59 PM

Lately, we've seen one misleading and fallacious pro-Keystone XL article after another. One such recent piece in TIME magazine was, unfortunately, penned by none other than Fareed Zakaria. It's time we not only put the old Keystone XL myths permanently to rest, but also hold intellectuals and the...

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'Funeral for Our Future' Results in More Arrests as Keystone XL Protests Escalate

(6) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 4:39 PM

This past Monday, a funeral procession over 100 strong trudged solemnly towards TransCanada's offices in Westborough, MA. Dressed in black and carrying paper flowers, the mourners sang a chilling dirge:

"They are digging us a hole.
They are digging us a hole.
Six feet underground,

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Nothing Personal, We Just Won't Let You Wreck the Planet

(11) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 11:08 AM

The fossil fuel industry is getting uneasy.

The climate movement is growing by leaps and bounds, as more and more people (80 percent of Americans) connect the dots and begin to understand the nature of the threat. A massive fossil fuel divestment campaign has reached

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Climate Protests Erupt Across the Nation -- Expect More

(12) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 2:47 PM


Monday, from Texas to Maine, Americans converged on the offices of TransCanada and its affiliates in protest of the company's proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The protests were coordinated by members of the Texas-based Tar Sands Blockade and other groups.


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Obama's Climate Legacy: Climate Chaos or Climate Action?

(8) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 5:25 PM

In his acceptance speech just a few weeks ago, a triumphant President Obama outlined a vision of hope for America. "We want our children to live in an America... that isn't threatened by the destructive power of a warming planet."

Here in Doha, Qatar, in the halls of the U.N....

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