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Senators Target The 'Many-Headed Dragon' Of Climate Change Denial

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Before national attention turns to the political party conventions, a group of Senate Democrats took to the floor this week to confront...

First, We Need Political Climate Change - Stand With the Man Who Has Taken a Stand

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

In the light of the tight race in Wisconsin, this might just nudge some folks off the fence who had been playing it safe up until now and going with Hillary.

Socialism, American Style

Steve Skrovan | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Steve Skrovan

The next time an American voter asks Bernie Sanders what he means by "socialism," this is what I would whisper in his ear...

Night of the Living Dead, Climate Change-Style

Bill McKibben | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
Bill McKibben

Even as the global warming crisis makes it clear that coal, natural gas, and oil are yesterday's energy, the momentum of two centuries of fossil fuel development means new projects keep emerging in a zombie-like fashion. And it's not just pipelines, not by a long shot.

Doubling Down On Denial And Deceit

Michael E. Mann | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green
Michael E. Mann

Climate change denial isn't actually about the science. It's about opposition to regulation. It is about science-denying front groups, industry shills, bought-and-sold politicians, and other bad faith actors who continue to provide cover for corporate polluters like ExxonMobil by fooling the public.

Coal Divestment Is Just the Beginning - Let's Not Forget About Oil & Gas

Charlie Wood | Posted 07.09.2016 | Green
Charlie Wood

The "end of coal" is no longer an activist pipe dream. It's a reality that's gaining growing acceptance from High Street to Wall Street as investors divest billions of dollars from this dirtiest of fossil fuels.

Daniel Marans

Sheldon Whitehouse: Sue Fossil Fuel Companies For Climate Fraud | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has a new plan to combat climate change: sue fossil fuel companies for fraud. In a May 29 op-ed in The Washington ...

Senator Calls For Investigation Into The Climate Change 'Denial-For-Hire Scheme'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recently released documents show that fossil fuel interests paid more than $1.2 million to fund the research of a prominent climate chan...

Lawmakers Who Back Big Polluters Risk Losing GOP Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

New comprehensive analysis from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveals a growing divide within the Republican Party over climate change.

When Is the Science Settled?

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

The first stage in planting doubt is to deny the evidence. When the evidence can no longer be denied, the second stage kicks in with its disingenuous claim: "The science isn't settled." This most cynical trick of disinformers exploits a germ of truth that strikes at the heart of all science.

Climate and Cigarettes: Will the National Climate Assessment Spark Real Action?

Jamie Henn | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

In order for us to see real progress on climate change, our politicians need be just as embarrassed to stand next to the CEO of ExxonMobil as they would be to stand with the head of Philip Morris.

NRDC Action Fund and LCV Combine Forces to Represent the Public Interest in Politics

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future is a powerful force. Fossil fuel companies spent heavily in the 2012 elections. Despite that massive investment, Americans swept clean energy and environmental champions into office around the nation.

The (Untapped) Carbon Conundrum

Thomas P. DiNapoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Thomas P. DiNapoli

If the world burned all of its fossil fuel reserves, would the world as we know it be the same? The International Energy Agency, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other reputable groups say that the answer is no. It would tip us into a climate catastrophe.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Spreads to Europe

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

Europe is the next front in the growing movement. Home to some of the largest stock exchanges and corporations in the world, making progress in Europe will be key if the divestment effort wants to pose a serious threat to the fossil fuel industry.

Do the Math Documentary Premieres on Earth Night, April 21

Jamie Henn | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Now, our team here at is hoping to spark a new wave of not just concern, but action, with a new documentary called Do the Math about the growing movement to take on the fossil fuel industry.

IMAGES: Coal Ads Over The Years

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green

Print and television advertisements promoting the U.S. coal industry and the viability of so-called "clean coal technologies" may seem more prevalent ...

The Class of Talkers Playing Down the Cost of Fossil Fuel Dependence

Gabe Elsner | Posted 04.12.2012 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The fossil fuel lobby aggressively uses propaganda to block public health protections, manipulate the energy debate, defend their massive government handouts and attack clean energy sources that threaten to displace them.

Cutting Fossil Fuel Subsidies: Saving Our Climate On a Budget

Neil Wagner | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

A new study posits that we can turn that whole concept on its head and achieve half the carbon emission reductions experts are calling for, simply by removing government involvement.

The Greedy Bastards Antidote to Rigged Energy

Brian Merchant | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Brian Merchant

Fossil fuels seem cheap and convenient now, but when we get hit with the true costs -- of a spoiled environment, of missing out on vital future industries like clean energy, of a mounting public health burden, of possible war -- we'll see we were had.

The Worst Week Ever, Thanks To The Fossil-Fuel Industry

Grist | Jonathan Hiskes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's a week to remember -- or better yet, forget. Who could have imagined such a confluence of terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad events, rounding...

Green Reasons to 'Move Your Money': Big Banks and King Coal

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

While taxpayers were bailing banks out of the financial crisis, banks have been busy funding the climate crisis.