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Betsy Taylor

Entries by Betsy Taylor

New York Can Lead the Nation in Green Jobs and Energy Efficiency Programs - The Next 48 Hours Are Critical!

(6) Comments | Posted June 20, 2011 | 11:53 AM

It's hardly news to say that it has been a grim season for environmentalists and their allies in Washington. Republicans control the debate, and Democrats are on the defensive. That's not necessarily the case in the states, however, where people keep working and organizing. Perhaps the most promising news comes...

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An open letter to all people and organizations working to combat global warming

(19) Comments | Posted August 6, 2010 | 6:58 PM

From members of the 1Sky Board of Directors: Jessica Bailey, KC Golden, Bracken Hendricks, Bill McKibben, Billy Parish, Vicky Rateau, Gus Speth and Betsy Taylor

As we find ourselves surrounded by the tatters of the climate debate in the U.S. Congress, it seems fitting to take a moment...

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In Memory of Climate Scientist Stephen Schneider

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 11:19 AM

Stephen Schneider died on Monday. Losing Stephen is so hard. He was one of the few climate scientists I could call, ask for guidance, and cry with. He knew as much as anybody about the complex effects of global warming on glaciers, coral reefs, sea level rise and drought. Stephen...

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On Climate Change: It's Not Time to Throw In the Towel

(6) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 11:40 AM

I spent last week in New York at the UN Special Session on Climate Change and in Pittsburgh at the G20. The really good news from Climate Week is that everybody wants a deal to cut carbon emissions and jump start a clean energy future. The bad news is...

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Message from Poznan: Time for Mass Mobilization to Stop Global Warming Emissions

(2) Comments | Posted December 15, 2008 | 4:26 PM

It's going to take a lot more than the bureaucratic and chaotic process I watched in Poznan over the past two weeks for us to cut global warming emissions as deeply and quickly as scientists say is necessary.

I am not the only one who feels this way. Bill...

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Taking on the Pessimists in Poznan

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2008 | 1:56 PM

Over 10,000 people from nearly 190 countries are hunkered down in a huge conference center in Poznan, Poland, working furiously to draft a shared vision and framework for a successful climate deal scheduled to come together in December, 2009 in Copenhagen. I'm scrambling to learn the ropes as an NGO...

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Obama and McCain: Silent on Climate Change

(24) Comments | Posted September 12, 2008 | 12:02 PM

Barack Obama and John McCain are ignoring the biggest news event in human history. They aren't alone. Very few media outlets are reporting the news either.

On August 31, NASA released photos showing the North Pole has become an island for the first time in the past 125,000 years....

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The Answer to Gore's Challenge: Action!

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2008 | 5:35 PM

Al Gore and the U.S. EPA packed a double wallop last Thursday. The question is whether you and every one of your family and friends will get out from behind your computers and respond by breaking down the doors of Congress. Today.

In case you didn't catch the news, the...

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Bold Climate Action: 1Sky Shows That Our Children Can't Wait

(1) Comments | Posted June 16, 2008 | 2:40 PM

Mothers and children aren't taking no for an answer when it comes to federal action on climate change. Only hours after the recent Lieberman-Warner climate legislation fizzled in the Senate, the new 1Sky campaign ( delivered over one hundred murals to Congress that were created by grandparents, teachers, parents...

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