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Bernie is doing everything he can to make sure the Democrats win, because in 2016 that requires paying attention to the things people care about. The platform, thanks to Bernie, is strong, and it's getting stronger. Strong enough, maybe, to rescue the very people who are booing.
With the Paris Agreement leaving it up to the governments of individual countries to determine their own emission reduction targets, it is clear that the only way those targets will ever improve is if we - the citizens of those countries - insist to our governments that they do so.
California is supposedly the nation's green trailblazer, but it's also the third largest oil-drilling state, with Los Angeles having more urban wells (over a thousand) than of any other U.S. city.
Soil is so hot right now. Between the "4 per 1000 Initiative" launched by France during the COP21 conference this year...to last Sunday's New York Tim...
Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.
Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.
President Obama's decision two days later to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline after seven years of polarized debate, and the pushback it received, increases the likelihood that energy and the environment will play a prominent role in the upcoming election.
The math is clear: there is a fossil fuel bubble. There is more coal and oil in the ground than we can safely burn. In this framing, the Paris climate conference is really an economic conference, perched on the brink of a market crash in the fossil fuel sector.
Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) next month, When the Wind Blows is receiving shining endorsements from leading environmental experts.
This black hat/white hat dichotomy works best if you can reduce it to individuals as symbols. McKibben is obviously the white hat for the environment. In 2013, his status was confirmed with a Gandhi Peace Award.
I'm not sure if the Pope will say anything about divestment, but in a way, it's irrelevant: his moral call to action is so clear that there is no doubt in my mind he supports the effort. His presence alone will help electrify the divestment movement here in the US.
Join leaders and luminaries from around the world on September 10th for Off & On, a riveting multimedia experience that will outline the depths of the climate crisis, and launch a powerful new framework to pull the world back from the brink of catastrophe.
The world's great religions insist that our secular leaders must either adapt to the new reality or be replaced. In the Pope's words, "What would induce anyone, at this stage, to hold on to power only to be remembered for their inability to take action when it was urgent and necessary to do so?"
Regenerative agriculture is the dawn of planetary engineering. And that's great news for the future of the planet. Here's how I know. We have five ha...
"I am not going to second guess [President Barack Obama] because I was in a position to set this in motion," Clinton said. "I want to wait and see what he and Secretary Kerry decide." She then followed up with what might be one of the worst rejoinders ever delivered from the campaign trail.