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Climate Crisis

President Obama Should Embrace Disclosure of Climate Damage

Earthjustice | Posted 10.24.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

It should be standard procedure for the federal government to disclose and pay real attention to the costs of carbon pollution of all of their actions -- before the costs to everyone on Earth become unbearably high.

Extinction Machine: User's Guide

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

The one universal law or rule that seems to hold constant in nature is the seeking of balance. All natural systems are in a continuous state of change...

Climate Progress Starts with Changing What We Wear

David Dietz | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
David Dietz

No matter how we meticulously we separate our recycling or how mindful we are in eating locally sourced foods, as conscious consumers there is always friction between our values and the realties of modern living.

Why Are YOU Marching?

Marc Yaggi | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Marc Yaggi

I am marching in the People's Climate March for many reasons, but two of them stand out. The first is my children.

Sex, Lies, and Black Holes of Methane - in Fiction and Fact

Nathan Currier | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

This is serious, and unexpected observations concerning the stability of Arctic methane stores, even globally trivial ones, should bring us back to a vastly more important public conversation from last year.

As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry

Tom Weis | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL's northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation.

Can We See All Earth as the Sacred Temple of Today?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

How can we draw on the ancient wisdom of Biblical Israel as an indigenous people in sacred relationship with the Earth? How can we use this storehouse of wisdom toward helping heal all Humanity and Mother Earth today, from a crucial planetary crisis threatening the very life and health of all of us?

This Climate Change-Denying Rapper Is About As Dope As You'd Expect

Grist | Amber Cortes | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green

This story first appeared on Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For the past nine years, climate deniers from ...

Dead Young Men: Mississippi, Israel, Palestine

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

In the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, no sufficiently powerful outside energy has made the commitment to bring all its lawful, nonviolent power to bear to achieve a two-state peace. So the violence worsens in a downward spiral of injustice.

Eve of Extinction?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Evidence pointing to the reality of human caused environmental change is increasingly streaming through global media outlets and information sources.

Global Climate Change Is Worsening Instability And Making It Harder To Keep The Peace

Lach Litwer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Lach Litwer

What is clear is that global climate change is worsening instability and expanding the frequency of events and number of locales in which we count on our military keep the peace.

Interests, Ideology And the Climate Denial Machine

Michael E. Mann | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Michael E. Mann

The partisan divide on climate change didn't arise in a vacuum. Despite the substantial differences in political ideology between affiliates of the two major parties that existed during the Clinton years, there was relatively little difference in their level of acceptance of the science of climate change.

What it Will Take to Tackle the Climate Crisis

Sheila D. Collins | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Sheila D. Collins

The latest report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms what is manifest to all but those blinded by ideology and short-term profits, but can it galvanize a response commensurate with the challenge?

Devastation in Solomon Islands Illustrates the Rise of Climate Disasters

Trisha Kehaulani Watson | Posted 06.07.2014 | Green
Trisha Kehaulani Watson

We to stop calling this "climate change" and call it was it: climate disaster.

What Would the Buddha Do?

David Loy | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion
David Loy

To begin with, we can't wait until we have overcome all our own suffering before addressing that of others. Events are speeding up, and they are not going to wait for you and me to attain great enlightenment.

What Do You Believe?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

A recent Gallup poll indicates that most Americans do not believe that global warming and extreme weather are connected. The March 6-9 poll included 1,048 adults selected randomly from all adults living in the United States.

The Courage to Act

Lawrence Bender | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Lawrence Bender

We should never abandon the democratic process. We need to vote and make every one of our votes at the local, state and federal level a vote for reduced carbon emissions and a sustainable future.

Earth Will Cross the Climate Danger Threshold by 2036

Michael E. Mann | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green
Michael E. Mann

If the world keeps burning fossil fuels at the current rate, it will cross a threshold into environmental ruin by 2036. The "faux pause" could buy the planet a few extra years beyond that date to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the crossover -- but only a few.

The Climate Crisis is Here

Peter Morton | Posted 05.13.2014 | World
Peter Morton

Solving the climate crisis is not a technical problem, it is a political one. Politicians will take steps to restore the environment and protect human health if, and only if, citizens and voters demand it. The public generally favors clean air and water and limits on carbon pollution. But the fossil energy industry, powerful and wealthy, has mobilized its forces to block progress. That means citizens who want to move climate to the top of the political agenda will have to mobilize as well, by supporting, with determination, persistence and funding, organizations that are dedicated to averting climate chaos.

'We Are On The Cusp Of A Climate Crisis'

AP | DONNA CASSATA and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators clocked an all-nighter, working in shifts into Tuesday morning to warn of the devastation from climate change ...

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.

Philanthropy Rises to the Fossil Divest-Invest Challenge

Ellen Dorsey | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Ellen Dorsey

This week, a student-led climate movement got a powerful new ally. Seventeen philanthropic foundations with combined assets of two billion dollars, took the extraordinary step of publicly announcing their decision to divest from fossil fuels and invest part of their assets into a clean energy economy.

The Terrible Simplicity of Global Warming

Michele Morano, Ph.D. | Posted 01.22.2014 | Green
Michele Morano, Ph.D.

If I'm this anxious about the future, in which temperatures are expected to soar, sea levels to inundate coastal areas and weather extremes like droughts and floods to compromise fresh water and food supplies, how are climate scientists faring? How do the people most "in the know" ward off despair?

Going to Jail on MLK's Birthday to Stop Keystone XL South: 'The Fierce Urgency of Now'

Tom Weis | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

It was in the spirit of Dr. King, and what he called "the fierce urgency of now," that I went to jail to stop Keystone XL South.

Why a Climate Activist Fasted Nine Days for Immigrant Families

Tom Weis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Tom Weis

As someone who believes all social justice issues are interrelated, here was a chance to take a stand in defense of families being torn apart by an immigration system that flies in the face of our nation's immigrant history, and the bedrock American value of justice for all.