Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

Welcome to the Post-Carbon World
by Guy Dauncey
It doesn't have to be the end of the world. Buildings, electricity production, transportation, and food and forestry contribute the bulk of greenhouse gases. But climate-friendly options are ready.
We Are 2° from Disaster: How to Turn it Around
by Doug Pibel, Madeline Ostrander
Just the facts on climate change. A 2-degree rise in temperature is the most the Earth can tolerate without dangerous climate change, scientists tell us. What would happen if, … and what can we do.
China Goes Climate Cool
by Anna Fahey
Last summer, Chinese President Hu Jintao toured the country in short sleeves to show that people could turn their air conditioners down. Despite much bad press, in China conservation is "in."
Ecuador: Protecting Diverse Forests and Peoples
by Brooke Jarvis
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa offered to stop development of one of the country's largest oil reserves in exchange for debt relief. The ITT oil fields, located within Ecuador's Yasuni National Park, have become the center of an experiment that could bring equity and human rights into the climate equation.
Global Warming Feedback Loops
by Madeline Ostrander
A little temperature rise can unlock vicious feedback loops that speed global warming. If global temperatures continue to rise, some of these feedbacks could spiral beyond our ability to reverse them.
Global Fairness
by Thom Athanasiou
Rich and poor countries met at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali and decided to give global fairness a chance.
First, Step Up
by Bill McKibben
Next to nuclear war, the climate crisis may be the biggest challenge ever to confront the human race. Bill McKibben lays out where we can act. To do it, he says, we need "a political swell larger than the civil rights movement."
Theme Guide :: Climate Solutions
Climate change used to be something that would happen far off in the future. Now the science says we have just 10 years to change course or things will get scary. What do we do? What will actually make a difference? It turns out we have the means. The question is: Do we have the will?
Living for Change :: Obama and MLK
by Grace Lee Boggs
The new energies being unleashed by Barack Obama hold great promise. But instead of being followers of a charismatic leader, we must be the leaders we’ve been looking for. And we don’t have to start from scratch. We can look to Dr. King’s vision that he was creating at the height of his awareness before he was taken from us.
Quote Page :: The Once-ler, from The Lorax with photos by Chris Jordan
by Dr. Seuss
Quote from The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and images from Chris Jordan's stunning series on America's obsession with consumption, Intolerable Beauty.
Theme Guide :: Do It Yourself Liberation
Why wait for permission? Create the world you want right now. Start by doing what you love where you live and work. Claim space to be free and feed the human spirit. Don’t wait for the people in charge—become a pioneer of liberated spaces.
Interview with Maude Barlow
by Maude Barlow
Maude Barlow, chair of Council of Canadians, and international campaigner on water and climate change, talks about successes with major international campaigns on trade and water, and how climate change will affect and be affected by these issues. She draws lessons from those struggles for effective action on the climate crisis.
Vote Hope 2008 :6: Rep. Barbara Lee
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? Barbara Lee talks about the need to get more progressive members of Congress, and her OneVoicePAC.
Vote Hope 2008 :5: Chris Hedges
by Sarah van Gelder, Chris Hedges
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? Chris Hedges talks about mass media and the need to address the personal and economic despair.
Vote Hope 2008 :4: Bill McKibben
by Sarah van Gelder
Where are the opportunities for real change in the 2008 election? To find out, we spoke to some grassroots organizers, national leaders, and elected officials who are working for change.