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Do Unto Future Generations as You Wish Past Ones Had Done Unto You

Jostein Gaarder | Posted 11.16.2015 | World
Jostein Gaarder

We need to add a new dimension to the Golden Rule: you shall do unto the next generation what you wished the previous generation had done to you. We have no right to hand over a planet that is in a more miserable condition than the planet we ourselves have had the good fortune to live on.

Damned If You Do, Damned if You Don't: The Conundrum of COP21

Sebastian Copeland | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
Sebastian Copeland

In a few short months, world delegates will descend on Paris to debate over an acceptable framework on energy policies for their respective countries, one designed to hold global temperatures to a 2C degree increase over preindustrial levels. If this feels like a familiar film, it's because we have been there before.

Interview With UN Climate Change Report Author: "Avarice Has Overcome Fear"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

"In September, a few decades from now, our rich, colorful planet will display to a traveler in space only one white polar ice cap instead of two. Ther...

Civic Disobedience and Climate Change

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Is the practice of civil disobedience justified, in regard to climate change? Unlike war and racism, the effects of global warming are neither clear nor immediate -- though in fact the danger is quickly becoming clearer, as California dries up and wild fires run through the West.

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Former Top NASA Scientist Predicts Catastrophic Rise In Sea Levels

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's most recognizable names in climate science, Dr. James Hansen, released a new paper this week warning that even 2 de...

Pushing Up

Kathy Kelly | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Kathy Kelly

Many of us have not endured the horrors that drive 22 veterans a day, and countless poor in world regions that U.S. empire has touched, to the final act of despair. I would like to think we can lift hopes and perhaps bring comfort to those around us by radically sharing resources and learning to join courageous others in the work at hand.

Climate Change Concerns Bring Activist Heat at Top Universities

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
The GroundTruth Project

At two of the world's most influential universities, the focus on global warming at both an establishment and grassroots level could signal a renewed push among academic circles to force action on climate change.

Kate Sheppard

Scientists Call On Smithsonian And Other Museums To Reject Fossil Fuel Funding | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of prominent scientists is lobbying science museums in the United States to stop accepting funding from fossil fuel interests. ...

350,000 Marchers = 50 Parts Per Million

Nathan Currier | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

Keep this in mind if you are trying to contemplate how big a deal it is that some 350,000 people came out into the streets of Manhattan, the capital of capitalism, the cultural heart of the nation where manufactured denial has most stymied action.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Be the 'Disruption'

Abel Collins | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Abel Collins

We are closer to this tipping point than we realize, and each new pair of boots on the ground brings us a step closer. In New York and beyond, if we hope to stop business and politics as usual, me must be the disruption.

Emissions Without Borders: The Problem With Greenhouse Gas

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

We can fence national boundaries with concrete and barbed wire, but unseen CO2 emissions are released into a border-less atmosphere. Right now, we are on track to triple these emissions by century's end.

Climate Change Advocate Goes Rogue!

James A. Cusumano, Ph.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
James A. Cusumano, Ph.D.

Dr. James Hansen, a leading world expert on climate change, has brought me great disappointment. On Nov. 3, 2013, Dr. Hansen decided to support the construction of large numbers of nuclear plants as a way to save the day for climate change.

Understanding The National Review's Climate Change Coverage

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Note that in this column, Goldberg does not declare climate change a hoax. Of course, if he did so, he would, in essence, label his NR colleague Jim Manzi a liar, and he's not about to do that. So if it isn't a hoax, one has to ask: How does he think the GOP should address this issue?

How Climate Extinction Are You? (Wait, What?)

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green
Mike Sandler

Take every chance to remind your friends that climate change is real, and that we have only a few years to take major action before we start hitting tipping points and civilization begins descending into chaos.

'Green News Report' - March 13, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Battle lines drawn in contentious U.S. Senate hearing on Keystone XL; H...

Gen. Jim Jones Didn't Disclose Industry Ties Before Testimony at Keystone XL Hearing

Steve Horn | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The irony of it all: Jones may have drawn more attention to his testimony by not disclosing his ties than he would have by being transparent about them up-front, as required by the House.

Senate "Talkathon" on Climate Crisis: Is Congress Ready to Get Real?

Tom Weis | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

Survival is not a partisan issue. We need all hands on deck.

Our Climate Hangover: 5 Reasons to End America's Fossil Fuel Fiesta in 2014

Kassie Siegel | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Kassie Siegel

President Obama has famously vowed to fight climate change. But where's the decisive action? From weak power plants emissions rules to an "all of the above" energy strategy that paves the way for dirty new oil and gas production, the Obama administration just hasn't stood up to big polluters.

'Green News Report' - December 12, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

How Bill McKibben Ruined My Life

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

If I am going to be informed about our dismal future living on a carbon-crammed planet I want you to be miserable right alongside me. We will sink or swim together. Literally. Bottoms up!

2C Limit: Climate Scientists Say This Means Disaster

A. Siegel | Posted 02.02.2014 | Green
A. Siegel

In a very broad way, climate specialists have laid down a target for climate mitigation: keep global warming below two degrees centigrade and we have a decent chance at avoiding catastrophic climate change.

James Hansen Offers Evidence for a Disruptive Call to Action on Climate Change

Damian Pattinson | Posted 12.03.2013 | Science
Damian Pattinson

Most significant for scientists and non-scientists alike is the paper's prediction that current carbon emissions targets will prove too high to prevent long-lasting, irreversible damage to the planet.