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Climate Crisis

Macrowikinomics: Opening the Kimono on Climate Change

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Don Tapscott

The best way to counter back-room lobbying and misinformation about climate change is not to hunker down as some climate scientists have, but to foster greater transparency and open debate around the risks of not acting now.

Climate Scientists: It's War

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

A group of some 700 climate scientists have agreed to speak out as experts on questions about global warming and the role of man-made air pollution.

Standing Up Against the Oil Lobby, in California and Beyond

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

Attacks from the oil lobby aren't over, and its reach is spreading. Critical federal laws like the Clean Air Act and state climate change laws must be defended, in California and beyond.

What Can Nutrition Science Teach Us About Climate Response?

Wood Turner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Wood Turner

The food-consuming public, especially in the United States, seems programmed for black-and-white oversimplification: low-fat diets, high-protein diets, French diet, chocolate, red wine, and so on.

We Worked: Pictures From the Biggest Day of Climate Action in History

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

We have to build a movement big enough to matter. We're not going to beat Exxon Mobil with money; if we beat them it will be with passion, spirit, creativity. With bodies.

Climate Change Action Is Economic Common Sense

Gordon Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gordon Brown

Low carbon technologies, renewables and balanced energy polices -- and their export potential -- represent a new way of living that can help free us from today's high unemployment and the specter of economic stagnation.

Remember Shaktoolik

Jon Rosales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jon Rosales

The Arctic sea alongside the village of Shaktoolik, Alaska, is angrier than it has ever been in the memory of those that live there. Climate change is to blame.

The Rise of the New Power Co-Op Movement

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

Climate protection has gone local. Political leaders may fiddle while the world burns, but grassroots groups around the country are organizing to cut greenhouse gas emissions and build a greener future.

A Victory

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

In 1987 we came together and regulated CFCs to solve the ozone deterioration problem -- and it worked. Now we can do the same thing with CO2 and twenty years from now look back on the climate crisis as a thing of the past.

Meet Generation Hot

Mark Hertsgaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Hertsgaard

The battle to prevent climate change, feeble as it was, is over. Now the race to survive it has begun. If humanity is to win this race, we must change the way we think about the climate problem.

Open Letter on Climate Change

Anthony Giddens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anthony Giddens

The science behind climate change and the dangers it poses for our collective future remain intact. Enlightened business leaders should step up their attempts in clean energy sectors; after all, the reward will be huge.

Climate Change Shifts Foreign Policy Paradigms

1 Minute to Save the World | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
1 Minute to Save the World

If the U.S. intends to continue to respond to humanitarian needs abroad, it must factor the preparation efforts needed for climate change among those most at risk. Preparation surely increases effective response.

From Climate Change to Climate Shock: The Result of a Perfect Eco-Political Storm

Jim Garrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Garrison

In all likelihood, we as a nation and a global community will look back on the events over the past year and realize that our failure with Copenhagen, the US Climate Bill, and with BP was the point of no return.

Tar Sands: is this the real Canada?

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Much of what I used to know about Canada stands in stark contrast to the devastation I found in the tar sands of northern Alberta. Canada, from my ex...

Global Lessons from the Pakistan Flood Catastrophe

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

We urgently need to step up efforts to protect ourselves from this new normal: extreme weather. We need to do all we can to stop weather disasters becoming catastrophes

Lessons From the Medieval Warm Period

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The lessons from the warm centuries of a thousand years ago clearly show us that drought is a real global problem. And those droughts of a warmer future will become prolonged and more intense.

Wild Weather Justifies Global Warming Law -- in California and Nationwide

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

So far this year, globally, the weather patterns, insects, wild fires, melting glaciers, sea ice and the oceans all appear to be on performance-enhancing drugs eclipsing, in some cases, thousand year events.

Let's Call It "Climate Chaos"

Toby Barlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Toby Barlow

I would like to suggest that "climate chaos" is more appropriate nomenclature than "climate change." "Climate chaos" is something you maybe can't wish your way through.

National Insecurity and the Dress Code

Lise Van Susteren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lise Van Susteren

It's been nearly 100 degrees in Washington DC for the last several weeks. Yet on every sidewalk and in offices all over the city people can be seen dressed up in suits.

Making Sense of the Climate Impasse

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Sachs

Instead of negotiating with vested interests in the backrooms of the White House and Congress, President Obama should present a coherent plan to the American people on how we will lead the world out of the climate crisis.

What's Next?

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

Our national security, our economic recovery and the future of the United States of America depends on our country taking a leadership role on climate change. And that, in turn, depends on the United States Senate acting.

Paving the Way to Our Clean Energy Future

Harry Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harry Reid

The Republicans have decided, en bloc, to block sensible legislation that reduces pollution and lowers carbon emissions. They have chosen short-term political gains over solving our country's long-term energy challenges.

A Global Village

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

My professional dedication and personal passion over the past two decades has been the environment and what humans are doing to it, it is always interesting to listen to the views of those who see us through different lens.

Top Economists Agree: Don't Block AB 32

Michael Hanemann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Hanemann

Postponing the implementation of California's fossil fuels reduction law makes it impossible to meet the state's pollution reduction goals, and won't save money or jobs.

World Renowned Climatologist Stephen Schneider Dead Today

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michelle Kraus

This man who lectured worldwide always made the time to talk, discuss and share his wisdom. He was an inspiration for us all and his work will be cherished for generations.