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Jamie Henn
Jamie Henn is the Communications and East Asia Director for the international climate campaign In 2009, he coordinated media for over 5,200 simultaneous events in more than 180 countries, landing on front pages and newscasts around the world. CNN called the events "the most widespread day of political action in history." As East Asia director for, Jamie coordinated nearly 500 events across East Asia, including over 300 rallies in China. This year, is organizing a Global Work Party on 10/10/10, with thousands of events planned across the globe where people will get to work on climate solutions and celebrate a sustainable future. Before co-founding with environmental writer Bill McKibben, Jamie helped lead the Step It Up 2007 campaign. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and co-author of the book Fight Global Warming Now.

Entries by Jamie Henn

Governor Brown, Don't Frack California

(5) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 6:35 PM

The fight over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has generated a lot of debate. But another fight brewing out west in California is equally symbolic of the current debate raging about our energy future.

Just as the decision on Keystone XL is firmly on President Obama's desk, the...

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Hundreds of Students Arrested at White House Protesting Keystone XL

(317) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 3:53 PM

I just came back from the White House, where the police are still arresting the hundreds of students who are taking part in what will likely be the largest act of youth civil disobedience at the White House in a generation.

This is XL Dissent: a massive surge of...

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Meet the Students Getting Arrested Over Keystone XL

(5) Comments | Posted March 1, 2014 | 5:35 PM

This Sunday, hundreds of students will risk arrest during the largest act of youth civil disobedience at the White House in a generation. This is XL Dissent: a youth-led movement protesting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

More than 1,000 students from over 200 schools and 42 different states...

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Youth Plan Major White House Protest Against Keystone XL this Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 7:01 PM

Young people powered President Obama to the White House. Now, they're protesting him outside of it.

This weekend, over 1,000 students and youth will march from Georgetown University to the White House. Over 300 of the participants are expected to risk arrest in a sit-in outside the gates, in...

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#WeStandWithYou: The Call for Justice Grows at UN Climate Talks

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 11:18 AM

Cameras clicked and whirred as Yeb Sano, the soft-spoken lead negotiator from the Philippines stood before the world's media at the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw this afternoon.

A week ago, Yeb sparked a global movement with an emotional speech at the opening of this year's climate negotiations. Addressing...

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Thousands March Outside the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw, Poland

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2013 | 11:00 AM

Thousands of people from around the world took the streets outside the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw today to demand climate justice.

This weekend is the midway point for the climate conference, known as the "Conference of the Parties," or COP19. The first week of the meetings has...

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Super Typhoon Haiyan Is a Wake-Up Call for UN Climate Summit

(347) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 10:30 AM

The timing is tragically ironic. As Super Typhoon Haiyan -- one of the strongest storms ever recorded -- smashes into the Philippines, sending millions fleeing for safety, negotiators from around the world are beginning to arrive in Warsaw, Poland for the latest installment of the United...

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Brown University's Misguided Vote to Not Divest From Coal

(35) Comments | Posted October 27, 2013 | 4:16 PM

Today, on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Brown University defied the will of its student body and its own investment advisory committee and voted not to divest from the 15 largest U.S. coal companies.

"I'm deeply disappointed in our administration," said Brown student Ruby Goldberg '17. "The...

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Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Spreads to Europe

(145) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 1:47 PM

The fast growing fossil fuel divestment campaign is headed to Europe.

This Oct. 27 to Nov. 1, co-founder Bill McKibben and allies like Greenpeace International's executive director Kumi Naidoo will lead a speaking tour to five cities in Europe to help spark a continent-wide divestment effort....

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Will Pres. Obama Let Republicans Bully Him Into Approving Keystone XL?

(6) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 2:11 PM

On Wednesday, new polling came out showing that 49 percent of the American public now disapproves of the job President Obama is doing, matching his lowest approval ratings during the last two years.

Lack of faith in the health care law and frustration with the ongoing stagnation of the...

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Hundreds of Events "Draw the Line" Against Keystone XL & Tar Sands

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2013 | 6:54 PM

At over 200 events today -- from Alaska to Nebraska -- people are "Drawing the Line" against the Keystone XL pipeline, tar sands and other dirty energy projects. The day's events are being coordinated by the climate campaign with help from scores of partners.

The demonstrations are a...

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This Weekend, 'Draw the Line' on Keystone XL

(1) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 12:22 PM

Hundreds of events are planned around the country this weekend for a national day of action to "Draw the Line" on tar sands, Keystone XL, and other extreme energy projects that are driving the climate crisis.

The rallies, which span nearly all fifty states, are another sign that as...

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Solar on the White House Is a Good Sign in the Fight Against Keystone XL

(25) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 1:30 PM

The Obama Administration's announcement that they are installing a new set of solar panels on the White House roof is good news for the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline.

There is simply no good faith way that the President could put a pair of solar panels...

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The White House Just Strengthened the Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment

(17) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 8:38 AM

The White House just gave a boost to the growing fossil fuel divestment campaign that has spread to over 300 colleges and universities and more than 100 cities, states and religious institutions across the country.

Here's what happened. In a thoroughly boring Department of Energy report on the energy-efficiency...

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RISD Students Stage Nation's First Fossil Fuel Divestment Sit-In

(11) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 1:09 PM

Updated at 4:00pm ET with a statement from the college administration.

The fossil fuel divestment movement is heating up around the country.

Today, 11 students at the Rhode Island School of Design are sitting in at their President's office to demand that he and the Board of Trustees Chair personally...

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Do the Math Documentary Premieres on Earth Night, April 21

(2) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 3:40 PM

In 2006, An Inconvenient Truth helped spark a new wave of concern about global warming. Now, our team here at is hoping to spark a new wave of not just concern, but action, with a new documentary called Do the Math about the growing movement to take on the...

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Rep. Lynch Backpedaling on His Support for the Keystone XL Pipeline

(3) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 11:50 AM

A year ago, Rep. Stephen Lynch was an ardent supporter for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Now, he just seems confused.

Lynch is running against Rep. Ed Markey in the Democratic primary for John Kerry's old Senate seat in Massachusetts. With no serious Republican candidate in the race,...

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Did the Exxon Spill in Mayflower Just Sink Keystone XL?

(33) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 3:27 PM

If President Obama rejects the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, Big Oil executives are likely to look back at last weekend's tar sands spill in Mayflower, Arkansas as a key reason for their defeat.

In a rational world, President Obama would have rejected the Keystone XL pipeline long...

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Joe Nocera's Misguided Crusade

(12) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 12:13 PM

What's happening over at the New York Times? A day after the paper announced that it would be cancelling its Green Blog (while keeping it's essential horse racing blog), columnist Joe Nocera has published another piece going after NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen,, and the campaign against...

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40,000+ Join 'Forward on Climate' Rally in Washington, DC

(146) Comments | Posted February 17, 2013 | 4:11 PM

Ok, this really is what democracy looks like. On Sunday, over 40,000 people poured into the streets of Washington, DC to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and push President Obama "Forward on Climate."

I'm sitting just a few blocks from the White House and marchers are still coming by...

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