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With climate disruption, war, and a faltering economy, the '00s were tough. Still, seeds were sewn for a more green and egalitarian 2010s. And peoples movements offer the power to make real change happen.
Leading climate justice groups are signaling that the extraordinary global climate movement that came together in Copenhangen is just the beginning.
Though some are defending the agreement as a first step, climate activists and residents of the Global South say that the precedent set by the agreement is a dangerous one.
Jamie Henn: Though many of the people that I have been talking to here in Copenhagen remain doggedly hopeful, their hope has little to do with our supposed “leaders." It has to do with all of you.
The arrival of world leaders, including President Obama, is shaking up the U.N. climate negotiations in Copenhagen.
The president's December 18 speech to the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins discusses the conflicting emotions that Copenhagen causes.
Bill McKibben: A day of fasting isn't the only reason why activists in Copenhagen are hungry today.
Video: Amy Goodman on ecological debt, massive marches, and the latest from "the Bella of the beast," the heart of the U.N. climate negotiations in Copenhagen.
As negotiations heat up and international leaders begin to arrive at the U.N. climate negotiations in Copenhagen, grassroots pressure is increasing.
NGO representatives walk out of climate negotiations, police clash with protesters, and all eyes turn to the U.S. and China.
Video: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, calling for a legally binding agreement on climate change, says the movement for climate justice in Copenhagen would cheer God up.
As week two begins, the U.N. climate negotiations focus on global inequality.
The largest environmental demonstration in history took place in Copenhagen on Saturday.
Demonstrators outside the U.N. negotiations demand a climate deal.
Bill McKibben: There are reasons to be encouraged about the negotiations in Copenhagen, and ways to get involved in your own backyard.
In Copenhagen, diverse coalitions of activists are supporting each other in calling for a binding and equitable treaty.
"We the People" will have to act up if we want a global agreement that averts climate chaos.
A group of young activists took over the stage, telling Americans for Prosperity that real prosperity comes from clean energy.
Youth activists are playing an important role: refusing to allow the smallness of politics to stand in the way of the fair and globally-binding deal that our generation demands for survival.