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What Economists Don't Know About Physics -- And Why It's Killing Us

Dave Pruett | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Dave Pruett

For most of the time humans have inhabited the earth, our numbers were small, and the growth rate of our species was nearly zero. In other words, we were more-or-less in equilibrium with the natural world, as were most species. Not anymore.

A Clinton-Warren Ticket Means Double Trouble for The Donald

Alexia Parks | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Alexia Parks

Yesterday, I attended a fund-raising event where Naomi Klein spoke about the importance of keeping fossil fuels in the ground, as government policy, o...

Naomi Klein Comes to Michigan

Laura De Palma | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Laura De Palma

This article was co-authored by James Kim, a junior at Troy High School in Michigan. "Transition is inevitable, justice is not"--words, by Quinton Sa...

Why I'll Let Chevron Pay My Family's Bills, for Now

Ashley Funk | Posted 03.11.2016 | Green
Ashley Funk

When I was home for the holidays, my family announced the news to me: 72 members of my mother's extended family, including my mother, had signed on to sell Chevron the mineral rights to an inherited section of land for gas drilling.

The Kochs Are Ghostwriting America's Story

Michael Winship | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

Gather round for the word of the day: metanarrative. Definitions vary but let's say it's one big narrative that connects the meaning of events to a belief thought to be an essential truth, the storytelling equivalent of the unified field theory in physics. Now use it to define what's being done to America today. The Koch brothers and the extraordinary machine they have built in cahoots with fellow billionaires and others, have spent hundreds and hundreds of millions to get their way, all part of one long story told in pursuit of a specific end: to make the needs of the very, very few our nation's top priority and to thwart or destroy any group effort among the poor and middle class to do or say otherwise.

COP21: The Long and Winding Road After Paris

Rachael Willis | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Rachael Willis

Habemus consensus! That was the roaring message delivered by the representatives of the roughly 200 countries on December 12 in Paris, following the two-week long COP21 summit that peaked with a dramatic last-minute upset that pushed the talks into overtime.

What Now? Optimism and Action

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Ginny Sassaman

No one should ever conflate non-violent protest -- no matter how creative or playful -- with a lack of grit or determination. Still, what can you do? The options are endless.

A Historic Climate Win, Keystone XL's Unfinished Business And Obama's Shaky Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.

'This Changes Everything' Moves Focus to Communities on Fossil Fuel Frontlines

Will Reynolds | Posted 11.03.2015 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

It's fitting that Klein and Lewis came to Illinois, a state that sadly illustrates how major-grant funded green groups are failing communities on the front lines of fossil fuel extraction and pollution.

Jonathan Chait Rips Naomi Klein's Climate Change Book

New York Magazine | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics

One of the hardiest and most irresistible political fallacies holds that, if your side’s agenda is failing, it has failed only because weak-kneed le...

Will Vermont Accept California Climate Refugees?

T. Elijah Hawkes | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
T. Elijah Hawkes

Those Californian families whose homes were destroyed by the Valley Fire are "internally displaced people." These "refugees" seek refuge.

Tune in Live! Off & On: The Climate Movement and the Road Through Paris

Jamie Henn | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

Join leaders and luminaries from around the world on September 10th for Off & On, a riveting multimedia experience that will outline the depths of the climate crisis, and launch a powerful new framework to pull the world back from the brink of catastrophe.

Sweltering Through a Climate Breakthrough

Carl Pope | Posted 07.06.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Neither Paris nor Lyon is burning -- yet. But sweltering, roasting under 40oC (106oF) skies, they definitely are -- and the delegates gathering in Lyon to channel the climate-action potential of cities, states and provinces feel the heat.

What's Next? (Pt. 1)

Peter Neill | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

We know the ocean as a natural system. We know too that beneath that surface lies the challenge of governance. Like the land, the ocean too is a political system, equally complex and vital. But, penultimately, is not the ocean an economic system as well?

Pope Francis' Integral Ecology

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.28.2016 | Religion
Dave Pruett

There's a new term being bandied about, and it's high time we paid heed: integral ecology. Whenever the same notion arises synchronously in a number of different contexts -- in this case the Catholic Church, the Occupy movement, the climate movement, and the new-economy movement -- it's an idea whose time has arrived.

In Battle Over Fracked Propane Gas Exports, David Beats Goliath

Daphne Wysham | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Daphne Wysham

On the other, the $6 billion Pembina Pipeline Corporation, the largest pipeline company in the Canadian tar sands, and a plan to build the largest private investment project in Portland, OR, history -- a $500 million propane export terminal.

Naomi Klein's Own Form of Climate Change Denial: Blame Capitalism

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

Having thus alienated mainstream readers -- exactly the people the climate change movement most urgently needs to reach out to and bring on board -- Naomi Klein's book then goes on to block meaningful debate among the already converted.

Shepard Fairey's Environmental Art Implores You To 'Get Off Your Ass'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts

"Today is Earth Day, and like I’ve said before, every day should be Earth Day!" iconic street artist Shepard Fairey wrote April 22 on his blog. A sl...

Israelpolitik, the Neocons and the Long Shadow of the Iraq War

Danny Postel | Posted 04.02.2015 | World
Danny Postel

The Road to Iraq is a work of tremendous intellectual diligence and moral seriousness.

Naomi Klein, Climate, and Capitalism (Pt. 2): Creating a Broad Social Movement

John J. Berger | Posted 03.15.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

The key to breaking the climate and energy policy logjam in Washington, D.C., Naomi Klein contends in This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, is the building of a powerful social movement. Citizens can then put leaders into office who are willing to take decisive action to protect the climate.

Naomi Klein, Climate and Capitalism (Pt. 1)

John J. Berger | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Because of the dominance of free-market ideology in much of the world today, Naomi Klein admits that the full set of ideas and policies she spells out to fix the climate may seem outlandish. The role of her book, however, is to show why those ideas are necessary and to make them feasible.

My 50 Favorite Books of 2014

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This is not a "50 best books of 2014" list. It is my personal and idiosyncratic list of books I found interesting and/or fun to read (or in a few cases, re-read) and that I think others will enjoy, too.

Three Essential Green Books of the Year -- and a Poem

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Drawing from years of research and case studies, these three books challenge such trends with empirical evidence of breakthrough regenerative development efforts in our cities, villages and agricultural fields as acts of restoration, resistance and climate mitigation -- and the still small possibility of hope in an age of climate destabilization.

Love Will Save My Place

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 02.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy I was reading the controversial Canadian journalist Naomi Klein's latest book This Changes Everything, recommended by a colleague ...

A Climate Cure For Social Injustice

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Why not invest in a new society that's safer and fairer, that reduces the threats posed by hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos?