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Climate Crisis

It's Time for World Leaders to Take a Walk in the Woods

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Imagine the following scenario for the climate negotiations....

American Determination and Climate Change

Robert Redford | Posted 01.02.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

It will take resourcefulness and grit to reduce the carbon pollution that's fueling these storms, but Hurricane Sandy proves once again we have it. The question is: Will we use it?

Will Superstorm Sandy Finally Silence the Climate Science Deniers?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

Enough with the lies, distortions, and misinformation on this topic. Can we all agree to face reality and accept that global climate patterns have shifted?

Suicidal Silence: What The 'Debaters' Did Not Say

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Politicians will not address the danger unless the people demand it. For that to happen, churches, synagogues, mosques should be the first to lift up the ancient wisdom and the modern truths. At stake are the many faces of God in every human culture and all life.

Denver Debate Shouldn't Skip Tough Climate Questions

Kassie Siegel | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Kassie Siegel

These men want the most important job in America. That requires facing tough questions. And it means giving us straight answers on climate change.

Another Chance for Polar Bears?

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

The United States was a leader in pushing for greater protection for polar bears two years ago, and can be again today - they just need to submit a proposal for increased protections by October 4th.

Meet Paul Ryan

Al Gore | Posted 10.13.2012 | Green
Al Gore

Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's new running mate, has a history of anti-climate science statements and votes. He has also said there is "growing disagreement among scientists about climate change and its causes."

Is Global Warming Good for Business?

Monika Mitchell | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

Most experts agree that as global warming heats up humans are at risk for scarcer and scarcer resources. Famine, drought and natural disasters caused by extreme weather conditions are not only life-threatening, but lead to serious economic devastation.

Extreme Weather Disaster Area: This Is What the Climate Crisis Looks Like

Al Gore | Posted 09.14.2012 | Green
Al Gore

2012-07-16-Screenshot20120715at9.25.10PM.pngThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has named over 1,000 counties in 26 states as disaster areas -- the largest declaration in history.

Green Economy Foundations

Mark Lee | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Mark Lee

While regulation would accelerate the transition required, and business and citizens must demand government do its part, the private section has no reason or excuse for not doing everything that is in its control to build -- and enjoy the benefits of -- a green economy.

The People-Power-Inflicted Downfall of Heartland

Daniel Souweine | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Daniel Souweine

Institutions like Heartland don't fail just because they lie to the public. Institutions like Heartland only crumble when people speak up and say they are tired of being lied to, and provide a credible threat to whoever makes the misinformation possible.

International Climate Negotiations: Cutting the Gordian Knot

Kelly Rigg | Posted 07.29.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

The Gordian knot of climate politics holds that action should be taken in a certain order, while opinions differ on what, exactly, that order should be. As a result, virtually every aspect of the climate negotiations becomes a proxy for these more fundamental disputes.

How Green is My Occupy? Rio+20 Enviromentalists Team With #OWS

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.17.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Occupy is rallying its foot soldiers as well as a major online army to see that the upcoming U.N. Rio+20 Earth Summit. I imagine that in the Main Street Media, this will be billed as, "Tree Huggers Meet Wall Street Bashers."

"Connecting the Dots" Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Jamie Henn | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

This Saturday,'s global network of volunteers, activists, and organizations are hosting over 1,000 events in more than 100 countries to "connect the dots" between extreme weather and climate change.

Reflections on Earth Day

Al Gore | Posted 06.21.2012 | Green
Al Gore

On this Earth Day, which comes nearly fifty years since the first printing of Silent Spring, Rachel Carson's work continues to stand as a testament to the power of conscience, insight and our collective ability to make the world a better place.

Earth Day 2012: This Isn't About Tree-Hugging Anymore, It's About The Way We Live

Edward Norton | Posted 04.21.2012 | Green
Edward Norton

My parents' generation sacrificed care-free youth to carry the torch of civil rights and social equality. And now, I feel confident saying that my generation has accepted the environmental movement as our cause and that we are ready to rise to the challenge.

From a Boy Who Loved NASA: How 49 Heroes Lost the Right Stuff and Sullied Their Names

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Ironically, at the same time I was speaking to some of NASA's climate scientists this week about how to counter denialist propaganda attacks, the denialsphere was abuzz with a new open letter signed by 49 former, now discredited NASA employees.

A Way of Talking About Energy

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

Before the Lights Go Out models a way of approaching the issue that may appeal to people secretly afraid that any consideration of greenhouse gases would leave them, as President Reagan memorably put it, in the cold and the dark. It needn't, argues the author.

America's Young Minds: A Neglected Renewable Resource

Lawrence Bender | Posted 05.16.2012 | College
Lawrence Bender

Al Gore concluded An Inconvenient Truth by noting that political will is a renewable resource. I still believe that is true. But we all now know that the realm of politics by itself is not yet up to the task of addressing our world's climate crisis.

Environmental Imagination: The Food Movement and Climate Change

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Jedediah Purdy

Maybe climate change will prove too diffuse to get our minds around, and show once and for all that we are unfit to be running a whole planet. Maybe the food movement will turn out to be an elitist fad. Or maybe we can learn something from them.

Mercury Ruling: Waiting For the EPA

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As a writer for Moms Clean Air Force, I was eagerly waiting to hear the December 16 announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency on their new...

Reindeer Combat Climate Crisis -- At a Cost

Neil Wagner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

There are two primary ways to deal with climate change -- mitigation and adaptation -- and reindeer are involved with both.

History Is Made in Australia

Al Gore | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Al Gore

This is a historic moment. Australia's Parliament has put the nation's first carbon price into law. With this vote, the world has turned a pivotal corner in the collective effort to solve the climate crisis.

Do You Want to Live in Sustainia?

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

Sustainia is the new sustainable world where applied green technology and sustainable solutions are well established and actually are making a better life for its habitants.

Koch-Funded Study Confirms Climate Data

Al Gore | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green
Al Gore

With the evidence for a man-made climate crisis reconfirmed again in yet another study, I would hope that skeptics would rethink their position and join me in pushing our government, and governments around the world, to take steps to solve the climate crisis.