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Climate Silence

Honor Martin Luther King With a White House Pray-in on the Climate Cliff

A. Siegel | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
A. Siegel

Today an interfaith coalition will hold a "Pray-In for the Climate" in front of the White House. The day is powerful in its symbolism as the 15th is the date of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, real birthday.

Climate Disruption: Critical 2012 Events and Stories

A. Siegel | Posted 01.02.2013 | Green
A. Siegel

A seemingly simple question heading to the end of 2012: What were the most notable climate-related stories of the year?

Obama Adviser Heckled By Climate Activist

Posted 11.30.2012 | Green

White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett was heckled during a speech on Friday by an activist demanding that President Barack Obama do more to addre...

The Frankenstorm and Climate Silence

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 12.31.2012 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

The linkage between climate change and this Frankenstorm isn't as straightforward as, say, a heat wave. There are several ways that climate change factors in, in large part because this crazy storm itself is so multi-faceted.

This November Our Energy Future Hangs in the Balance

Kate Gordon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Kate Gordon

Anyone tracking America's energy mix over time would have to conclude that while we have liked coal a lot, we maybe like it a little less now. And that's a good thing.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Generational First: No Mention of Climate At Debates | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.23.2012 | Green

History was made at the third and final presidential debate at Lynn University on Monday night. President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, ...

National Defense: Topics for Tonight's Debate

A. Siegel | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

A better approach would be to devote a reasonable period of the debate -- perhaps 30 minutes -- to go through this list, allowing the two candidates to address each of these five in turn.

Climate Silence Is Bad for Our Economy

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

By refusing to address climate consequences, both candidates reinforce the idea that we either focus on economic growth or we focus on the environment. In fact, the truth is the two are inextricable intertwined and we cannot address one without addressing the other.

Three Debate Questions to Break the Climate Silence

Mike Sandler | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Mike Sandler

Two presidential debates and a VP debate have come and gone, with no mention of climate change. Instead, there have been some exchanges about energy policy, about whether enough public land has been drilled, and who was more of a "coal man."

Activists Slam Candidates For 'Climate Silence'

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

It was a rich, if abbreviated exchange. "President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans," declared Mitt Romney, the Republican pres...