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NASA climate scientist Jim Hansen says we have 10 years to turn global warming trends around. The question now is what can we do—that is up to the scale of the crisis? This issue of YES! shows that solutions are within reach.

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Issue 45
Spring 2008
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Climate Solutions

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Editor's Introduction: Welcome to a Different Planet by Sarah van Gelder


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.

First, Step Up
Next to nuclear war, the climate crisis may be the biggest challenge ever to confront the human race. There is still time, though. And we know what to do.
By Bill McKibben
:: Pandora’s Icebox: Climate’s vicious cycles

Welcome to the Post-Carbon World
Why some planets survive their carbon crises and others don’t. A plan for how ours could. By Guy Dauncey
:: Smart, Green Buildings
:: Electricity: An Astonishing Abundance
:: 13 Best Energy Ideas
:: What We Can Do About Transportation
:: What We Can Do About Food & Forests
:: Terra Preta, Soil Carbon
:: The Amazing Power of Green Slime


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

Global Fairness
The climate crisis used to pit rich against poor. But world leaders meeting in Bali came to terms with the fact that we will sink or swim together.
By Tom Athanasiou
:: Ecuador: Protecting Diverse Forests and Peoples
:: China: On Climate, Hu’s Leading Whom?
What Will it Take?
Can we keep climate change from spiraling out of control? The answer, by the numbers.
By Doug Pibel & Madeline Ostrander

 

Appalachia—Down a Greener Road
A depressed region discovers the strength of going green, one farmers’ market at a time.
By Madeline Ostrander

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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.

The Secret Life of Plug-In Cars
Plug-in hybrids and electric cars can run on wind or solar power—and in their off hours, they can give back.
By Sherry Boschert

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Claim Your Piece of the Sky—It’s Going Fast
There’s a right way and a wrong way to do cap and trade. You’ll feel the difference in the weather—and in your wallet.
By Peter Barnes
A Carbon-Free Household in 10 Years
One family’s year-by-year guide to a climate-friendly lifestyle.
By Brooke Jarvis & Doug Pibel
About the Cover:
Bill McKibben near his home in Vermont.
Photographed by Channing Johnson for YES! Magazine

Breaking Open
Humor, story-telling, and the artstaking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.

Leading the Way
Who’s stepping into the void left by federal government inaction?
:: Youth Feel the Power
:: Evangelicals Protect Creation
:: Mayors Step In
:: Green Jobs for All
:: Communities in Transition
:: Unions, Churches, Schools
The Greatest Danger
If you’re not worried, you’re not paying attention. But don’t get stuck there!
By Joanna Macy

Features

Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing?
It’s not fame he’s been after during his decades of singing. “Fame is a snare and a delusion,” he says. He marched for civil rights from Selma to Montgomery, played music on the banks of his beloved Hudson River, and was celebrated at Carnegie Hall.
He’s been working for change all his life, and he’s seen some of his fondest hopes come to pass.
Sarah van Gelder interviews Pete Seeger

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SIGNS OF LIFE
:: Protecting the Vote
:: Opposition to Military Bases
:: FCC Overrides Public
:: Kenyans Revive Ailing Lake Nakuru
:: Bolivia’s New Constitution
:: Aral Sea Revival
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PEOPLE WE LOVE
:: Daniel Levin
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:: Cheryl Honey
:: Hal Taussig

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COMMENTARY
:: A Call for a Beloved Community

IN REVIEW
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:: Remembering Tomorrow: From SDS to Life After Capitalism
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