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Climate Change's Hidden Damage

Miraj U. Desai | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Miraj U. Desai

Co-Authored with: Alark Saxena, MBA, PhD Associate Research Scientist and Lecturer, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Director, Yale Him...

Celebrating the Paris Climate Agreement? I'll Take a Rain Check.

Brandon Wu | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Brandon Wu

In New York City this Friday, amidst all sorts of fanfare, world leaders are gathering at a signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement that was f...

Naomi Klein Comes to Michigan

Laura De Palma | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Laura De Palma

This article was co-authored by James Kim, a junior at Troy High School in Michigan. "Transition is inevitable, justice is not"--words, by Quinton Sa...

Prioritize Health of Citizens Over Industrial Lobbies

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
Anne Hidalgo

Our day-to-day lives are punctuated by peaks in pollution levels, largely caused by vehicle emissions, that result in serious health problems. We therefore assume with determination our mission to protect public health and the climate.

How Young Feminists are Tackling Climate Justice in 2016

Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Acha | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Maria Alejandra Rodriguez Acha

Let's honor the endurance, commitment and courage of all peoples fighting for their health, livelihoods, environment and communities, and standing up against the climate crisis globally. Let's also acknowledge that there is much left to do.

The Environmental Justice Movement Needs Bernie Sanders to Win

Shoshanna Howard | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Shoshanna Howard

The fight for environmental justice is a long one, and it takes a bold leader like Senator Bernie Sanders to ensure justice will be attained.

Oregon's Healthy Climate Bill Can Lead the State to Greatness

Simon Tam | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Simon Tam

While attention is focused on one battleground state after another to see which political juggernauts will end up at the presidential ballot box, significant change is making its way through city and state legislatures in Oregon.

Naomi Klein on Climate Change: Things Are Getting Meaner, Not Just Hotter

Michael Winship | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green
Michael Winship

A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had a conversation with author and climate activist Naomi Klein.

The Missing Ingredient in UN's 2030 Global Goals

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The SDGs and the Paris climate agreement are clearly interconnected and any effort to tackle one without immediate consideration of the other will do serious disservice to both.

The Climate Movement Is Dead: A Report Back From COP21

Ducky Slowcode | Posted 12.30.2015 | Green
Ducky Slowcode

Yet again, those of us on the frontlines of climate struggle, the indigenous land defenders, the people of color fighting police brutality, racism, and gentrification in toxic cities, the eco-warriors who put their lives on the line to defend forests, mountains, and swamps have been led astray by our own complacent "vanguard."

Rescuing Home: Climate Change and COP21

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Co-authored by Naomi Faith Bu Leaders must prioritize the common good. Reducing the risks of catastrophic climate change is in the national interes...

The Heart of the Paris Climate Conference (U2 Inspired)

Amanda Hanley | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Amanda Hanley

I've been impatiently waiting for the world to come together and combat climate change since the '90s. Knowing the Paris talks would be different this...

A Letter to My Three-Year-Old Daughter About the Paris Climate Agreement

Natalia Caruso | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Natalia Caruso

When I got back home from Paris, I was exhausted, but I couldn't wait to see you. I had been away for weeks, meeting with activist partners from all over the world, women who are leaders in communities on the frontlines of climate change. I was tired, but when I walked through our front door, and you ran to me, I was filled with a new energy: a determination to fight for the future you deserve.

The Paris Agreement: 1.5C to Stay Alive

Bianca Jagger | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Bianca Jagger

When I heard President Hollande mention the critical goal of 1.5°C I knew this would be a different COP. He was the first world leader from a developed country to utter the ceiling of 1.5°C. And the world took notice.

The Paris Agreement: The End of Fossil Fuels Is Near. But Where Is Justice?

Daniel Mittler | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Daniel Mittler

All in all, governments took us a step forward in Paris, especially on making it clear that fossil fuels will be history soon. But even if the Paris Agreement had met all our criteria, it would have only been one stop on the long road to climate justice.

After Paris: The Climate Talks End and the Movement Continues

Jamie Henn | Posted 12.13.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

There are many ways to look at the climate deal coming out of Paris. We can identify with both those who criticize its lack of ambition, and those who are desperate to celebrate its success. Because the real outcome of the agreement isn't contained in the text, but what comes after.

No Climate Justice, No Peace

Rev. Dr. Ambrose F. Carroll | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Rev. Dr. Ambrose F. Carroll

The Bay Area, although a global leader in the fight for our climate, still lags behind environmentally for communities of color like West and East Oakland, and Richmond.

A "Humans of New York" for the Least Developed Countries at COP21

Sohum Chokshi | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
Sohum Chokshi

The Least Developed Counties (LDCs) occupy a unique position in the conference. Despite producing less than one percent of global historic greenhouse gas emissions, people living in the LDCs are dying first and worst from climate change.

Climate Change Is Already Here: A Letter From Kampala

Richard Ssewakiryanga | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Richard Ssewakiryanga

Dear Pope Francis: Your visit to Uganda, just before the COP21 climate negotiations started in Paris, came at a crucial time, both for our country and the world. You see, the dangerous impacts of climate change have already hit Uganda.

Sanitation and Climate Change: the Connection That Needs to be Made

Catarina de Albuquerque | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Catarina de Albuquerque

Not only does the poor quality of existing sanitation cause significant health problems for billions of people across the world, inadequate, poorly thought-through sanitation systems are contaminating our environment. And still, sanitation barely gets a mention in international statements and commitments.

Time to Unleash Our Secret Weapon Against Climate Change: Farmers

Frank Rijsberman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Frank Rijsberman

Just like David vs. Goliath, one should never underestimate the smaller guy in the struggle. Small farmers can still thrive in the face of climate change, and our research is proving it.

What Does Climate Justice Mean to You?

Shannon Bartholomew | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Shannon Bartholomew

Seeking justice for the situation that they find themselves in, leading by example, forging new ways to find solutions. This is why these climate justice warriors are at COP21.

Why Did I Become Involved In the Climate Change Campaign?

Krishna M. Gautam | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Krishna M. Gautam

If we don't act now to consider older people in national planning and implementation of climate change strategies, we risk failing future generations. Together, our voices are more powerful than in isolation.

There Are No Inevitable Victims of Climate Change: Uphold the Dignity of Men and Women on the Front Lines

Mary Robinson | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Mary Robinson

We now need to use the benefits of hindsight to design a new climate regime that is grounded in human rights and informed by science so that it stands the test of time. We must uphold the dignity of the men and women on the front lines of climate change by insisting there are no inevitable victims.

Paris -- The Next Test of Commitment in the Fight Against Climate Change

Thomas Schultz-Jagow | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Thomas Schultz-Jagow

In September this year world leaders committed to a new set of Global Goals for Sustainable Development that could help end extreme poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change, if governments commit to full, successful and accountable implementation over the next 15 years.