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Heat and Extreme Weather

Tornado Tears Through Oklahoma and Our Hearts

Dominique Browning | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Dominique Browning

Doing something about climate change is not going to help the people whose lives are already upended by tornadoes -- or floods, hurricanes and droughts. But no parent can simply throw up her hands and ignore the trouble we are racing right into.

The Threat to Climate Education

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Who is responsible for balancing what information your children learn at school? Teachers. Unfortunately, the polarization of climate change makes it challenging for teachers who understand only too well that our children must live in science-literate society.

The Downhill Race to Save Winter

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Our children are experiencing a spiraling downhill decline to winter. But there's hope!

A Clear-Eyed Assessment Of Climate Disruption

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Molly Rauch

With dozens of states recovering from Sandy, Nemo, tornadoes, and other extreme weather, a new report out last month provides a clear-eyed assessment of what our nation has in store if it doesn't address climate disruption now.

The Big Chill

Liza Donnelly | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Liza Donnelly

I'm happy President Obama came through during his inaugural address, saying "we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations." But let's make sure President Obama keeps his promise.

The Mother of All Campaigns

Dominique Browning | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Dominique Browning

Mother Nature became an important player in this election, too big to ignore. Her strategy? Extreme weather. We have a huge job ahead of us. Daunting. But this is also an exciting, transformative time as well.

Lady Liberty Is Drowning

Liza Donnelly | Posted 01.01.2013 | Green
Liza Donnelly

Lady Liberty is drowning. Are we going to let her go down without a fight? We are days away from the presidential election, but it's not too late to discuss global warming today.

A Letter to Jim Lehrer

Dominique Browning | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Dear Jim Lehrer, I knew you wouldn't abandon your fans. As a longtime admirer, I'm delighted that you will be moderating another presidential debate,...

Back To School: Lessons from Polluters

Dominique Browning | Posted 11.11.2012 | Parents
Dominique Browning

What kind of lessons will our kids be learning from us? Will they be taught that we understood the harm that pollution is doing -- and took responsibility, and made serious changes? Or will they be learning about how and why adults -- their parents -- could ignore this threat to their future?

Sweet Smell of Summer

Liza Donnelly | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green
Liza Donnelly