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Climate Action

Who's stepping up to the climate challenge? Learn about getting past denial, creative direct action, global climate justice, carbon-neutral cities, transition towns and more.

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Issue 52
Winter 2010

Issue 52 Themeguide
Theme Guide

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EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION: There's Still Enough Time

New Visions

Solving today’s big problems will take more than a quick fix. These authors offer clarity about the roots of our problems and visions of a better way.

Act Up. Act Now.

We thought we had 20, 30, 50 years to take on the climate crisis. We were wrong. The scary science, smart policies, and critical actions that could still avert disaster.

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House destroyed by a hurricaneThe Way to Global Climate Justice

How to break the climate stalemate between the Global South and the North.

:: Climate Solutions from South Africa, Kenya, and Bangladesh


World & Community

New models that foster justice and real prosperity, and sustain the Earth’s living systems. How can we bring these models to life and put them to work?

Direct action training, Matt Leonard photoRise, People

New mobilizations inject new urgency into a process stymied by big business and cautious governments.

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End of Big Coal?

Momentum is building to stop mountaintop removal and new coal-fired power plants.

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Towns Rush to Make
Low-Carbon Transition

The transition to a climate-friendly world, one community at a time.


A Fast Track from Coal
to Clean Energy

New coal plants halted; new renewables coming on line. But what about the old, dirty coal plants?



The Power of One

Stories of people who find their courage, open their hearts, and discover what it means to be human in today’s world.

Annie Leonard, smallLife after Stuff

Critics say The Story of Stuff is un-American. Rubbish, says the film’s creator.

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Climate Confusion 

The money, CEOs, and Astroturf groups behind the climate deniers.


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Climate Heroes

1. Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace

2. Clayton Thomas-Müller, Indigenous Activists

3. Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins of Green for All

4. Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, Faith Leader

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5. Sharon Hanshaw, Organizing after Katrina

6. Marcus Ryan of DC Project

7. Lorelei Scarbro, Appalachian Activist


Breaking Open

Humor, story-telling, and the arts—taking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.

It's not me, Not me eitherSolving the “It’s Not My Problem” Problem

How do we overcome climate denial?


The Secret to Happiness

Low-carbon living isn’t a sacrifice. Colin Beavan says it’s the good life.

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Features

What Costa Rica Knows about
Happiness

How this Central American country tops the world in happiness, peace, longevity, and environmental stewardship.

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YES! video iconSlide Show: Happy Costa Rica

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Food for a Younger Land book coverEssays to Make Your Mouth Water

Author Mark Kulansky unearths a Depression-era project to document the country's food traditions.


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Spoon Bread and Stuffed Eggs

Two recipes from the book
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Departments

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

COMMENTARY
:: Lessons from Van Jones
By Rob Biko Baker

SIGNS OF LIFE
:: Unemployed Get Organized
:: Northeast Local Food Study
:: Clear-Cut Protection
:: Klamath Dam Removal
:: Stormwater Action Plan
:: Immigrant Rights Victory
:: Media Reform in Argentina
:: White House Opens Visitor Log

PEOPLE WE LOVE
:: Jaqueline Cabasso
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:: Otana Jakpor
:: Lorraine Kerwood
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:: Bahati Kizungu

UPDATE :: YES! STORIES REVISITED
:: New York’s Womanshare time bank

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QUOTE PAGE:
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RESOURCE GUIDE

IN REVIEW
BOOKS
:: The Food of a Younger Land
:: Guardians of the Revolution
:: Trauma Stewardship

YES! MUSIC PICKS
:: Steve Earle
:: Mari Boine
:: Richard Shindell
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