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Climate Crisis

Why Bernie Sanders Is Winning the Hearts and Minds of America

Tom Weis | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Tom Weis

If you've watched the Democratic debates (I feel your pain if you've suffered through the rancor of the Republican ones), you've probably noticed something else about Bernie Sanders: he's tough, but he's not a gutter fighter.

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

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.

How to Save Millions of Lives and the Planet's Future

Javier Sierra | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Javier Sierra

Let's rejoice, but let's also focus our attention on an aspect of the climate crisis that we have heard little about in these historic days: the devastating effects of fossil fuel pollution on humanity. This is a poison that undermines the health of millions of people around the world.

Baby, It's Warm Outside

John A. Tures | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
John A. Tures

Unless you're a Southerner, you probably wouldn't think those temperatures were unusual. But the average high for Atlanta this time of year is 50, with a low of 37. The low today here was 63.

Climate Negotiators Won't Protect Oceans

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 12.07.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The oceans occupy 71 percent of Earth's surface and they account for over 95 percent of the biosphere, the planet's living space. It is shameful that the climate negotiators in Paris have removed the ocean impacts from the climate crisis and that they are refusing to protect them.

A Historic Climate Win, Keystone XL's Unfinished Business And Obama's Shaky Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

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.

Public Health Gains Will Follow When Countries Take Steps to Cut Carbon

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

The health benefits from action to cut carbon emissions are potentially huge -- giving countries a tremendous added incentive to bring health into the equation at COP21 and as they redouble efforts to fight climate change.

Blow_hot_and_cold Brings Individuals and Political Views Together

Brad Hobbs | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Brad Hobbs

Do Something Good, is an incubation collective based out of New York City focusing on interactive experiences for the public. Their blow_hot_and_col...

What We Can Learn From Buddhist Insights for the Climate Crisis

Sister True Dedication | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Sister True Dedication

What we do as an individual is deeply interconnected with the collective. Each one of us can make a promise to do one thing to help. We can turn off extra lights, not use plastic bags, or eat vegetarian a few days a week. We are part of the bigger change.

The Pope And The President's Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

We need a green energy moon shot and a bold national mobilization on the scale of World War II. Morality is crying out for us to heed what Pope Francis calls "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor" by becoming the next Greatest Generation.

Conservative Religions Propose Radical Solutions for Climate Change

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 09.08.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

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?"

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.