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Lucy Emerson-Bell
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Lucy Emerson-Bell lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and works for the non-profit, the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) funded through the nation's first carbon tax. Lucy is a founding member of the Roaring Fork Citizens Climate Lobby chapter.

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Why the People's Climate March Is Significant and What Was Missing

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 6:03 PM

Civil Rights activists mobilized by the thousands for the March on Washington, suffragists united for the right to vote with the Women's Suffrage Parade and anti-nuclear groups took to the streets for the Nuclear Disarmament Protests. On Sunday, climate activists had our turn when...

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Five Questions to Help Defeat Keystone XL

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 7:42 PM

Dear Bill McKibben,

The decision is looming over Keystone XL and the feeling is reminiscent of being four points down with ten seconds to go. Now is the time to go back to the drawing board for a time-out pep talk. The question nags, "Can we win this?" And...

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How the Planet Could Take Gold for $51 Billion

(2) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 2:00 PM

It has taken seven years of planning, billions of dollars, the complete transformation of a resort town and in just over two weeks it will all be over.

After much anticipation, the biggest and most expensive Olympics are finally upon us, resurrecting the self-indulgent spirit of Dostoevsky's...

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China Pollutes More... But Is That an Excuse for Inaction?

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 1:35 PM

It seems that an inverse relationship exists between the rise of global carbon emissions and the direction of climate policy and international negotiations. The more the former accelerates, the less the latter progresses.

Arguably, one of the best thing to happen to the U.S. was when China exceeded the U.S....

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Want to Win the Climate Debate? Stop Debating.

(64) Comments | Posted November 10, 2013 | 5:53 PM

Last week the Diane Rehm Show on NPR, featured an episode on the natural gas boom in America. After panelists glorified the natural gas revolution, Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, chimed in by saying, "Nobody (on this panel) has mentioned climate change. What...

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Bring it Back Now Ya'll: Turning to Our Traditional Past, Seeking Sustainable Solutions for the Future

(1) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 3:55 PM

It's a strange world we live in today. We are more dependent on our advanced technologies than ever before, yet we remain deeply nostalgic for a past we never knew. This mentality most aptly personified by today's hipsters -- their fashion, music, gimmicky interest in quirky tchotchkes, hand-crafted items and...

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The New Climate Reality: Expensive, Destructive, and Coming in Hot

(27) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 9:22 AM

On Tuesday night, President Obama signed a $50.5 billion relief bill to help Northeastern states recover from Superstorm Sandy. Sandy, which ranked among the most destructive storms in U.S. history, caused more than $70 billion in damage. The $51 billion package contains funding for a federal...

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Thanks to Community Organizing and the Neighborhood Model, Obama Did It Again

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

Political affiliation in the United States has historically been a Republican sandwich of sorts -- blue along the coasts and red throughout the middle. However, in the recent presidential election, there was a splash of blue smack dab in the sea of red. Colorado, a state that was once historically...

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Unsustainable Narratives and How They Affect You (And Our Planet) -- Isn't It Time We Tell Ourselves a Different Story?

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 9:44 AM

This blog is co-written by Richard Dent

In a recent interview with ABC News, President Obama claimed that the biggest mistake in his first term as President was failing to tell a better "story" to the American people. The President stated that "The nature of this office is...

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Yes We Are! (Entitled to Greatness)

(18) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 1:31 PM

Dear Governor Romney,

Did you really think you'd be able to get away from this latest blunder without a letter from us?

Look, we are sorry. Tuesday was obviously a really bad day. In case you need a reminder, let's review the content of your not-so-finest hour:

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A Ray of Hope Amidst the Terrifying New Math

(17) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 11:40 AM

A guy walks into a bar and sits down. He orders a drink and looks up at the television where an anchorman is reporting on the pending apocalypse. The guy looks to his left and sees a man at the end of the bar, clearly hopeless and sobbing over his...

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Without an Asteroid-Annihilating Rocketship, We're Toast

(6) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 10:29 AM

Dear world,

WE HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE: there is a giant asteroid headed towards Earth. All the astrophysicists and rocket scientists and brain surgeons agree with 98% certainty that it is on-course to run smack into our planet by 2017. Global leaders have gathered to discuss solutions to the...

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We've Got You Surrounded, Mr. President

(12) Comments | Posted November 7, 2011 | 9:53 AM

Dear Mr. President,

Thanks for having us over to your place for Sunday's big protest. You sure know how to throw a party! We had a great time surrounding the White House with 12,000 others in what was an unprecedented, historic event. We reminisced about 2008...

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Get It While It's Hot, Mr. President

(5) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 9:51 AM

Dear Mr. President,

In our last letter we asked that you put the interests of your young fans over the interests of the corporations by saying "no" to the Keystone pipeline. Given that the streets are alive with the sound of protest -- it is safe to say...

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Stay Cool, Mr. President: a Millennial Cri de Coeur

(78) Comments | Posted September 11, 2011 | 6:10 PM

Dear Mr. President,

As we mark the ten-year anniversary of the most influential event in our short lifetimes, we write to you on behalf of the Millennial generation and urge you to chart a new course for the future of energy in our great nation. The events of September 11,...

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