All of us who care about stopping climate change pollution need to stand together and say no. No, you cannot buy our democracy; no, you cannot pollute our air; and no, you cannot overpower us with money.
Obama's version of clean energy includes elements such as the industry-spun concept of "clean" coal, a gaping loophole for a dirty industry hell-bent on reinventing itself with money rather than scientific innovation.
People in the climate movement -- or anyone who believes in what we're doing to avert a climate crisis and bring about an energy revolution -- can push back on Big Oil and Dirty Coal by exercising their right to vote.
Stephen Schneider died on Monday. He was one of the few climate scientists I could call, ask for guidance, and cry with. He knew as much as anybody about the complex effects of global warming on glaciers, coral reefs, sea level rise and drought.
Before we all start investing in houseboat stocks and declaring the planet permanently doomed, I think it's important to remember a few key facts about where we are and that, as a movement, we still have immense power.