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Climate Justice: Lausanne Creation Care Conference

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

As Christians and as world citizens, it is urgent that we come together to care for the earth that God entrusts to us. It doesn't take one church or one organization, it takes all of us to save the planet.

Ancient Torah Speaks to the Climate Crisis: From Eden to Manna to Sabbatical Year to Now

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

On the Shabbat of May 15-16, the Torah reading (Leviticus 25-27) sets forth the Torah's most explicit and most powerful regimen for healing the Earth from human over-use.

What About Keystone South?

Tom Weis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

We cannot let up until Keystone North is vanquished, but all signs continue to point to the president nixing TransCanada's cross-border permit. The latest flashing sign is a White House promise to veto a Keystone pipeline bill just passed by Congress.

After Lima's Climate Talks, a Path Back to Sanity?

Tim Ward | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

We must be insane. And there must be more to it than that. To help get some perspective -- and perhaps to help us find our bearings, I interviewed senior lecturer of Psychology from Leeds Beckett University, Steven Taylor, who is the author of Back to Sanity:

He's Making a List

Gene Karpinski | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Gene Karpinski

In 2015 LCV will continue to call out the naughty and the nice. Our only challenge is that the naughty list would love nothing more than to get a lump of coal for Christmas!

Challenging (Crude) Convention

Daniel Davis | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Daniel Davis

Instead of being on the dawn of a new age of plenty, a careful analysis of all available data indicates the probability of near to mid-term trouble even maintaining current levels of production, let alone eliminating the chasm between US production and consumption.

Extinction Machine* - Drivetrain Mechanism

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Why do people persist in behaving in ways that clearly threaten their future existence . . . in fact, the existence of all life, as we know it, on the host environment . . . planet earth? There is no mystery about what is happening. Science has laid it bare.

The Koch Brothers Sneak Into School

Bill Bigelow | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Bill Bigelow

This month in Boston, thousands of teachers will gather for the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference. Two non-teachers will be there, too: Charles and David Koch, the notorious right-wing billionaires.

Wake-Up Call

Jane Vosburg | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Jane Vosburg

What will it take to rouse us from our deadly slumber? Nature nudges us awake, and we open an eye to see Katrina bearing down on New Orleans-- where...

President Obama Should Embrace Disclosure of Climate Damage

Earthjustice | Posted 12.24.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

It should be standard procedure for the federal government to disclose and pay real attention to the costs of carbon pollution of all of their actions -- before the costs to everyone on Earth become unbearably high.

Extinction Machine: User's Guide

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

The one universal law or rule that seems to hold constant in nature is the seeking of balance. All natural systems are in a continuous state of change...

Climate Progress Starts with Changing What We Wear

David Dietz | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
David Dietz

No matter how we meticulously we separate our recycling or how mindful we are in eating locally sourced foods, as conscious consumers there is always friction between our values and the realties of modern living.

Why Are YOU Marching?

Marc Yaggi | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Marc Yaggi

I am marching in the People's Climate March for many reasons, but two of them stand out. The first is my children.

Sex, Lies, and Black Holes of Methane - in Fiction and Fact

Nathan Currier | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

This is serious, and unexpected observations concerning the stability of Arctic methane stores, even globally trivial ones, should bring us back to a vastly more important public conversation from last year.

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

Can We See All Earth as the Sacred Temple of Today?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

How can we draw on the ancient wisdom of Biblical Israel as an indigenous people in sacred relationship with the Earth? How can we use this storehouse of wisdom toward helping heal all Humanity and Mother Earth today, from a crucial planetary crisis threatening the very life and health of all of us?

This Climate Change-Denying Rapper Is About As Dope As You'd Expect

Grist | Amber Cortes | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green

This story first appeared on Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For the past nine years, climate deniers from ...

Dead Young Men: Mississippi, Israel, Palestine

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, no sufficiently powerful outside energy has made the commitment to bring all its lawful, nonviolent power to bear to achieve a two-state peace. So the violence worsens in a downward spiral of injustice.

Eve of Extinction?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Evidence pointing to the reality of human caused environmental change is increasingly streaming through global media outlets and information sources.

Global Climate Change Is Worsening Instability And Making It Harder To Keep The Peace

Lach Litwer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Lach Litwer

What is clear is that global climate change is worsening instability and expanding the frequency of events and number of locales in which we count on our military keep the peace.

Interests, Ideology And the Climate Denial Machine

Michael E. Mann | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Michael E. Mann

The partisan divide on climate change didn't arise in a vacuum. Despite the substantial differences in political ideology between affiliates of the two major parties that existed during the Clinton years, there was relatively little difference in their level of acceptance of the science of climate change.

What it Will Take to Tackle the Climate Crisis

Sheila D. Collins | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Sheila D. Collins

The latest report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms what is manifest to all but those blinded by ideology and short-term profits, but can it galvanize a response commensurate with the challenge?

Devastation in Solomon Islands Illustrates the Rise of Climate Disasters

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

We to stop calling this "climate change" and call it was it: climate disaster.

What Would the Buddha Do?

David Loy | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion
David Loy

To begin with, we can't wait until we have overcome all our own suffering before addressing that of others. Events are speeding up, and they are not going to wait for you and me to attain great enlightenment.

What Do You Believe?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

A recent Gallup poll indicates that most Americans do not believe that global warming and extreme weather are connected. The March 6-9 poll included 1,048 adults selected randomly from all adults living in the United States.