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Republican Lawmakers Vocal In Opposition To Climate Deal

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the newly passed international climate change agreement as a major...

Bernie Sanders Isn't Too Impressed By The Historic Climate Agreement

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 12.12.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday criticized the global climate change accord adopted after two weeks of ...

Final Text Of Climate Deal Expected To Be Released Within Hours

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.12.2015 | World

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The final text of an international pact to fight global warming was expected to be released within hours, a French of...

COP21: Strong Words From Secretary Kerry, But Will The U.S. Back Them Up?

Jamie Henn | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

Secretary Kerry's speech had many of the right nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Now let's see the right numbers to back them up: 0% fossils, 100% renewables, by 2050.

Rush Limbaugh Called The Climate Summit Anti-Capitalist. He's Wrong.

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.01.2015 | Media

Climate change denialist and conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves on Tuesday to decry world leaders gathering in Paris this wee...

Brussels Ignores Lockdown, Demonstrates Illegally

J. L. Morin | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
J. L. Morin

Over 5,000 people turned out for the Climate March human chain in Brussels on Sunday, November 29th, despite a militaristic lockdown in the capital of Europe forbidding peaceful demonstrations.

What You Need To Know About The Paris Climate Summit

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.30.2015 | Science

On Nov. 30, more than 100 world leaders will gather in Paris in what many consider one of the last remaining attempts to squelch the growing scourge ...

How Tackling Climate Change Could Help The World Fight Terrorism

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.23.2015 | Politics

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The Senator From Searchlight

Carl Pope | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Harry Reid's announcement that he will not stand for reelection to the Senate from Nevada in 2016 is a major loss for the climate movement -- and yet another signal that the U.S. Senate is being transformed by today's bifurcated, parliamentary politics into an institution almost unrecognizably different from its traditions.

Climate Pact Draft Balloons To 52 Unworkable Pages

Climate Central | John Upton | Posted 12.11.2014 | Green

LIMA, Peru — For a sense of the frustrating tenor of climate negotiations underway here, which aim to agree on a clear outline of a new internationa...

Super Pollutants to Face Bipartisan Battle in Congress

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

We already have many of the technologies needed to fight super pollutants. Given how harmful these super pollutants are on our environment, it only makes sense to use these existing technologies to reduce our emissions and slow climate change before it is too late.

Acting on Climate Change From the Bottom Up

Jerry Brown | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Jerry Brown

UNITED NATIONS -- California very strongly supports the efforts of states and cities to do their part to combat climate change. In California, we have emphasized in recent years building standards and appliance standards and a renewable energy goal. But now instead of just asking how many solar installations we have or how many wind installations or geothermal, we are putting the emphasis on our climate footprint.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Makes UN Climate Summit a Success

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With 2013 breaking historical records regarding greenhouse gas emissions, we have little time to act. Investors get it. It's risky business to continue to invest in fossil fuels. Now it's time for policymakers, prime ministers and presidents to get it as well.

These Inspiring Faith Leaders Have A Message For The UN's Climate Summit

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion

Union Theological Seminary hosted the Religions for the Earth conference over the weekend -- and there was no shortage of inspiring faith leaders. ...

The Climate March Will Break Records But Will It Encourage More Environmental Media Coverage?

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

It's time to disrupt the media status quo on climate silence, connect the green weather dots and invite the rest of America to join the conversation.

Making the Great Climate March Last More Than Just One Day

Mark Reynolds | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Mark Reynolds

Organizers expect over 100,000 participants to turn out for the People's Climate March, elevating it to the level of events surrounding the civil rights and anti-war movements of an earlier era. But will the "arc of the moral universe" -- where climate change is concerned -- eventually bend toward justice?

A Message to World Leaders at the UN Climate Summit: Green Growth Isn't Just Possible -- It's Profitable

Bracken Hendricks | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Bracken Hendricks

Working from the administration-supported climate goal of 40 percent GHG emissions reduction from 2005 levels by 2035, we determined the fuel mix and level of public and private investment needed to reach that goal.

Two Silences and a Big Loud Noise at the People's Climate March

Bill McKibben | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Bill McKibben

For 25 years scientists have been explaining with careful precision the depth of our crisis. And for 25 years they've been drowned out by the sound of money, a sound that has blocked the ears of our presidents and prime ministers and politburos. It's time for us to make our own clamor.

Nuclear Plants Make New York a Global Model for Addressing Climate Change

Jerry Kremer | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Jerry Kremer

On September 23, NYC will host the United Nations Climate Summit, one of the foremost events to address reducing carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions that threaten the quality of life for billions of people. As New York offers a showcase for how to have a vibrant economy and low carbon emissions, it is especially fitting the conference is here.

A Climate Movement That Can't Be Ignored

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

The New York state elections just concluded, and the national midterms are still weeks away, but there is a campaign office in downtown Manhattan that has just gone into overdrive. Volunteers there are hard at work on another deadline: September 21.

Will The UN Climate Summit Be The 'Start Of A Momentum'?

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Sept 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As climate-changing emissions surge globally, a summit of world le...

Your House Is On Fire!

Scott Z. Burns | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Scott Z. Burns

It is crucial that a binding and meaningful agreement is generated by this summit -- we can still avoid the worst of what climate change will mean if we face the facts -- and each other. There are solutions that need to be brought on line and scaled up now.

Bill McKibben Coming to Boston for Major Climate Change Event

Jamie Henn | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

World leaders won't actually "lead" if they don't feel any pressure. That's what the People's Climate March is all about.

Come Into the Madang: World Council of Churches and Climate Justice

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

We all need to call out to the God of life and ask God to lead us to justice and peace. We need to join together and work for social justice as the earth is crying out and pleading with us.

Climate Change Fail

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dennis Trainor

In what should be another colossal embarrassment for the United States -- recently leaked internal documents show how little our government is prepared to take responsibility for the damage done by climate change.