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Climate Justice

It's Time to Talk: Ending Burnout in Movements for Social Change

Justin Haaheim | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green
Justin Haaheim

It's like trying to run a marathon on no sleep and a twisted ankle, and continuing to do things this way is keeping us from winning victories. We are facing a crisis of planetary proportions. We have got to do better than this.

Meet the Students Getting Arrested Over Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.01.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

More than 1,000 students from over 200 schools and 42 different states have come to Washington, DC to take part in the protest. Here are some of the faces of the growing climate justice movement that's sweeping the nation.

Chomsky: Putting the Eco Back in Economy

Abel Collins | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

Environmentalists are frequently characterized as being economy killing party poopers. The truth is we merely want to work and live in a way that isn't self-destructive.

Beyond COP 19: Accelerating Climate Protection

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

Climate crisis, global inequalities, and resistance to necessary change all stem from the acceleration of competition over natural resources, especially energy. At the root of the crisis is the psychological dualism of 'self vs. other' separating humans from nature and each other.

Fighting for the Soul of Climate Finance

Brandon Wu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brandon Wu

As UN climate talks kick off in Poland this week, arguments about money are likely to take center stage. But this year's twist to a familiar tale is a strategic shift by rich countries to a more fundamental, and troublesome, debate about what even counts as "climate finance."

Humanity at a Crossroads: Fighting for Climate Justice

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Jayaseelan Naidoo

We are one human race with one planetary system. We live in a global village. Expanding our moral imagination, we can achieve the impossible dream of a future that is built on social solidarity, human dignity and living in harmony with nature.

Laughing Matters: U.S. Government vs. Voices of Conscience

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Subhankar Banerjee

The US government and voices of conscience are now engaged in a war -- not a laughing matter. We can only hope -- to make sense of this ongoing war -- there will be humor.

My Road Less Traveled

Lisa Longo | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Being in DC last February with 50,000 others for the Forward on Climate rally was more than just a weekend trip, it was very inspiring and energizing. I look forward to hearing from the president and Congress on the pressing issues that brought us to Washington, including the Keystone XL pipeline.

Nothing Personal, We Just Won't Let You Wreck the Planet

Adam Greenberg | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Adam Greenberg

The fossil fuel industry is getting uneasy. The climate movement is growing by leaps and bounds, as more and more people (80 percent of Americans) connect the dots and begin to understand the nature of the threat.

Now Will Obama Break His Climate Silence?

Janet Redman | Posted 11.08.2012 | Green
Janet Redman

Freed of his campaign obligations and concerns, Obama is now free to be bold. We must hold him accountable for living up to his visionary rhetoric and call him out on the shortsightedness of his energy policy.

Conversation With NAACP Climate Justice Initiative Director Jacqueline Patterson

David Vognar | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
David Vognar

For more than two years the NAACP Climate Justice Initiative has been working to address climate change and help people understand how climate change will impact minorities and low-income communities.

"People Power" --  A New Song for the Climate Justice Movement

Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Rev. Lennox Yearwood

"People Power" is a new song written and sung by artists across the African continent in collaboration with the global Hip Hop community. The song tells the story of climate impacts across Africa, but it is also a call to action.

"Occupy Durban" Looms Over Climate Change Talks

Betwa Sharma | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Betwa Sharma

As government delegates attended the first meetings of the 17th climate change negotiations being held in Durban, civil society members kicked off the "Occupy Durban" movement.

Who Is Tim DeChristopher? From Coal Belt, Through Mountain Trails, on Route to a Prison Cell

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Tim DeChristopher's journey did not start with a single heroic act of disrupting an oil lease sale during the George W. Bush administration, nor will it end inside Barack Obama's prison cell.

Are Progressives in Denial About Climate Change?

Brendan Smith | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

Climate change is not just another "issue." The earth is in the midst of a radical shift that will affect our country and society more severely than the Civil War, the Great Depression or World War II.

Naomi Klein on Anti-Union Bills, Her Big Climate Fear, and the 'Shock Doctrine' Done American-Style

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

As a wave of anti-union bills are introduced across the country following the wake of Wall Street financial crisis, many analysts are picking up on the theory of award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein.

My Journey Into Kivalina v. ExxonMobil et al.

Christine Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christine Shearer

Kivalina is one of a growing number of Alaska villages being affected by climate change, all of which face the permanent loss of their homelands. Meanwhile, it is business-as-usual around the world.

Abandoning Justice for Power in South Africa

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

In a country that has broken so much ground for global human rights, the hurdle of climate justice remains insurmountable.

Cochabamba PWCCC - Latinos and the Environment

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kety Esquivel

This blog post was written by Angela Adrar, Lance Rios and myself (Kety Esquivel). "As a Colombiana naturalized in the US, going to Cochabamba for t...

Since Flying is Responsible for Only 5 Percent of Carbon Emissions, I Have the Right to Fly Abroad on Holiday, Right? Wrong.

Anuradha Vittachi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anuradha Vittachi

To find out more about the real climate impacts of flying, I turned to George Marshall, founder of the Climate Outreach and Information Network.

Bomb Appalachia (and Face the Music)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Theirs is a coast-to-coast campaign to save Appalachia's mountains and streams -- and Appalachians' homes, jobs, and culture -- from the devastating coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal.

From Climate Science to Climate Justice: Climate Change a Symptom of Man's Inhumanity to Man

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sanjay Khanna

The salient and problematic underlying political reality is that it climate change the culmination of longstanding processes of colonization and realpolitik.

Ignore Climate Change at Your Peril

Mary Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Mary Robinson

Ignoring climate change is not consistent with the vision many people share of a world with greater equality, less poverty, the protection of human rights, more prosperity, jobs and opportunity. Climate change is a threat, but responding to it opens up a world of opportunity.