climate

  • 07.16.18

    The Private Sector & Climate Change: Holding Corporations Accountable

    The future or our planet depends on us taking action against climate change. The United States of America needs to take a closer look at the economic policies that encourage and allow companies to contribute to climate change and global warming. In this video, Bill McKibben addresses some of the ways that we can h...

    The future or our planet depends on us taking action against climate change. The United States of America needs to take a closer look at the economic policies that encourage and allow companies to contribute to climate change and global warming.

    In this video, Bill McKibben addresses some of the ways that we can hold corporations accountable and stop actions that negatively affect the environment: we must get money out of politics, encourage taxes that reflect the true cost of pollution, incentivize the right types of activities, and get the penalties right when companies harm the environment.

  • 07.10.18

    Renewable Energy Around the World

    The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world and we have been a leader in so many ways across different generations. However, when it comes to climate science and renewable energy we are falling behind other countries who have taken the leadership and initiative to move towards 100% renewa...

    The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world and we have been a leader in so many ways across different generations. However, when it comes to climate science and renewable energy we are falling behind other countries who have taken the leadership and initiative to move towards 100% renewable energy.

    This video outlines some of the ways that other countries around the world are moving towards renewable energy - the types of renewable energy production, as well as the strategies for how to get there. 

  • 03.13.18

    How Climate Activists Failed to Make Clear the Problem With Natural Gas

    Last week, the New Orleans City Council - all Democrats - voted 6-1 to approve a big new gas-fired power plant. Sometime in the coming weeks, in Orange County in upstate New York, another vast new gas power plant is expected to go on line - as soon as it's hooked up to a new pipeline, one of literally dozens planne...

    Last week, the New Orleans City Council — all Democrats — voted 6-1 to approve a big new gas-fired power plant. Sometime in the coming weeks, in Orange County in upstate New York, another vast new gas power plant is expected to go on line — as soon as it’s hooked up to a new pipeline, one of literally dozens planned across the country. Local opponents — environmentalists, community activists — are fighting hard, but somewhere, almost every day, a new piece of natural gas infrastructure goes up.

  • 01.25.18

    3 Strategies To Get To A Fossil Free America

    The fossil-fuel industry doesn't hold all the high cards. We'll start playing our own aces for a Fossil-Free United States on January 31, when Bernie Sanders and an all-star lineup brought together by 350.org that includes everyone from indigenous activist Dallas Goldtooth to NAACP organizer Jacqui Patterson to sta...

    The fossil-fuel industry doesn’t hold all the high cards. We’ll start playing our own aces for a Fossil-Free United States on January 31, when Bernie Sanders and an all-star lineup brought together by 350.org that includes everyone from indigenous activist Dallas Goldtooth to NAACP organizer Jacqui Patterson to star youth climate organizer Varshini Prakash lay out a coordinated plan for the year ahead.

  • 01.12.18

    A Bold Bid for Climate Justice

    (CNN) Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government's National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 - Harvey, Irma and Maria - cost Americans $265 billion, and massive Western forest fires anoth...

    (CNN) Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government’s National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 — Harvey, Irma and Maria — cost Americans $265 billion, and massive Western forest fires another $18 billion. Scientists have shown that human-induced climate change has greatly increased the frequency and intensity of such disasters.

  • 12.30.17

    How is Today’s Warming Different from the Past?

    There are a number of misconceptions about global warming and climate change. One of the most prominent ones is that the warming that we are experiencing is not an anomaly and that the world has been this warm before. This article from NASA describes the type of warming that we have seen in the past, and gives cl...

    There are a number of misconceptions about global warming and climate change. One of the most prominent ones is that the warming that we are experiencing is not an anomaly and that the world has been this warm before. 

    This article from NASA describes the type of warming that we have seen in the past, and gives clear examples of how and why the warming that we are seeing now is different. 

    Global Temperature Anomaly

  • 12.24.17

    The Movement To Divest From Fossil Fuels Is Gaining Momentum

    Tuesday should have been a day of unmitigated joy for America's oil and gas executives. The new G.O.P. tax bill treats their companies with great tenderness, reducing even further their federal tax burden....

    Tuesday should have been a day of unmitigated joy for America’s oil and gas executives. The new G.O.P. tax bill treats their companies with great tenderness, reducing even further their federal tax burden.

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