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Climate Crisis

If Movement Fails to Draw the Line Against Keystone XL in TX & OK, We All Flunk the Climate Test

Tom Weis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Here's the inconvenient truth about the Keystone XL: TransCanada does not need the pipeline's northern leg to begin pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands daily through America's breadbasket for export overseas.

Boulder's 100-Year Flood & Weather Weirding

Tom Weis | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

I have lived in Boulder for nearly 30 years and have never seen anything -- weatherwise -- like what I've witnessed these past two years.

State Department Sit-in: 'Keep the Tar Sands Where They Are -- Climate Change Has Gone Too Far!'

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

More than 70,000 people have signed a Pledge to Resist with nonviolent civil disobedience if the Pipeline is approved, and this action was "early warning" of our readiness to carry out that commitment.

Obama Is Leading the World to Climate Hell

Helen Grant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Helen Grant

Here we are, once again confronted with President Obama's climate hypocrisy. Despite his latest 'promising' comments on the fate of the Keystone XL permit, it still smells like a déjà-vu.

Obama's Climate Plan Must Do More to Fight Crisis

Kassie Siegel | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Kassie Siegel

To climate change deniers, the president simply said this: "We don't have time for a meeting of the flat-earth society." But strong words are one thing. Strong action is what's needed -- and that's where the president's new strategy for confronting carbon pollution comes up short.

Al Gore: Obama Climate Speech Best 'By Any President Ever'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Former Vice President Al Gore hailed President Barack Obama's climate change speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday as "historic" and "the best ad...

Facing the Climate Crisis

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

If we are seriously concerned about planetary survival, and thus human survival, we need to reflect more deeply on our uncritical internalization of dominant values and worldview.

Top 5 Actions to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change

Kelly Rigg | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

If you've ever had the feeling that your lifestyle changes amount to tiny drops in a very large proverbial bucket, I invite you to consider taking one of these 'Top 5 actions' to fight climate change.

The Case for Cool: Student Engagement to Save the Planet

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Bevis Longstreth

To save the planet, we need to create a global movement of ordinary people demanding action now. The people, young and old, rich and poor, must seize power over global policy by taking control away from the fossil fuel companies who now wield it.

A Roadmap for Resilience: New Strategy Is Serious About Climate Adaptation

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Waterfowl are flying south weeks later than they did only a decade ago. And oysters are dying from the increased acidity of salt water, an effect caused by the ocean's absorption of carbon dioxide from the air. It's clear: We are already facing a crisis and we need to address it now.

Palms, Matzah, Our Planet And The White House: A Religious Act Of Civil Disobedience

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Yesterday, along with 14 other religious folk, clergy and committed "laity," I was arrested for standing at the White House with signs and songs, reciting the names of more than 100 people who had been killed by one result of the climate crisis: Superstorm Sandy.

As Obama Signals Surrender to TransCanada, It's Time to Focus on Keystone XL's Southern Leg

Tom Weis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Why aren't all Keystone XL opponents loudly demanding that President Obama stop construction of the pipeline's 485-mile southern leg that is destroying the lives of our fellow Americans in Texas and Oklahoma?

Phoenix in the Climate Crosshairs

William deBuys | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
William deBuys

Phoenix's pyramid of complexities looks shakier than most because it stands squarely in the crosshairs of climate change. The area, like much of the American Southwest, is already hot and dry; it's getting ever hotter and drier, and is increasingly battered by powerful storms.

The Way Forward

Lawrence Bender | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Lawrence Bender

While it doesn't have the headline-grabbing power of a big global treaty or act of Congress, the fact is that we are living in the midst of massive, decentralized, grassroots-up problem solving on climate.

Forecasting Change: Art's Window Into the Climate Crisis

Paul Schmelzer | Posted 04.30.2013 | Arts
Paul Schmelzer

Here is a discussion of personal climate journeys and ways that art and science can cooperate in changing minds about a changing planet.

President Obama Lighting Fuse to Tar Sands 'Carbon Bomb' in Texas and Oklahoma Right Now

Tom Weis | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Ending TransCanada's assault on Texas and Oklahoma is the first and easiest thing the president can do to show America he is serious about addressing a climate crisis spiraling out of control on his watch.

Obama's Inaugural Invitation: Will Renewable Energy Leaders Respond?

Tom Weis | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

President Obama surprised a lot of people by elevating the climate threat into the top tier of his second-term priorities during his recent inaugural address. Words are no substitute for action, but this could be the beginning of what many of us have been demanding for years.

Rebound: Building a More Resilient World

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 01.23.2013 | World
Dr. Judith Rodin

Humans are not born resilient -- we learn, adapt, and improve upon our resilience. The same is true for organizations, systems, and societies. But what makes some people or organizations more resilient than others?

US and EU Must Show Leadership and Responsibility in Climate Talks

Antonio Tujan Jr. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Antonio Tujan Jr.

The U.S. often projects a self-ascribed role of acting for the benefit of others in the world. At COP18 it, along with the EU, must move beyond a concern for its interests alone, and live up to its obligation to act for the other people inhabiting this planet.

It's Time for World Leaders to Take a Walk in the Woods

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Imagine the following scenario for the climate negotiations....

American Determination and Climate Change

Robert Redford | Posted 01.02.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

It will take resourcefulness and grit to reduce the carbon pollution that's fueling these storms, but Hurricane Sandy proves once again we have it. The question is: Will we use it?

Will Superstorm Sandy Finally Silence the Climate Science Deniers?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

Enough with the lies, distortions, and misinformation on this topic. Can we all agree to face reality and accept that global climate patterns have shifted?

Suicidal Silence: What The 'Debaters' Did Not Say

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Politicians will not address the danger unless the people demand it. For that to happen, churches, synagogues, mosques should be the first to lift up the ancient wisdom and the modern truths. At stake are the many faces of God in every human culture and all life.

Denver Debate Shouldn't Skip Tough Climate Questions

Kassie Siegel | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Kassie Siegel

These men want the most important job in America. That requires facing tough questions. And it means giving us straight answers on climate change.

Another Chance for Polar Bears?

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

The United States was a leader in pushing for greater protection for polar bears two years ago, and can be again today - they just need to submit a proposal for increased protections by October 4th.