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Entries by Bill McKibben from 02/2012

The Great Carbon Bubble

| Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting someday will make the housing bubble of 2007 look like a lark.

Keystone XL: Time for the Senate to Show Some Courage

| Posted 02.11.2012 | Green

We've been to jail, we've marched on Washington; this week it's pixels and keystrokes. This electronic blitz is an effort to show Congress that there's support out there for doing the right thing.

Over 600,000 Messages Against Keystone XL Flood the Senate

| Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

I wish we were still in the good old days of telegrams, because this would look like a Jimmy Stewart movie, with Western Union boys hauling bales of paper into Senate offices. Good environmentalists, we'll deliver dozens of jump drives to the leadership later today.

Beyond Keystone

| Posted 02.24.2012 | Green

We don't have enough fingers to plug every hole in the dike; we need to change the basic underlying economics, by charging the fossil fuel industry for the damage carbon does in the atmosphere instead of just letting them continue to use the atmosphere as an open sewer for free.