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Climate Action

Joining together to avert catastrophe.

How to Break the Climate Stalemate Between the Global South and the North How to Break the Climate Stalemate Between the Global South and the North
by Gopal Dayaneni, Mateo Nube
Rich and poor countries are in this together. If either fails to step up, the planet is in trouble. A climate deal must take into account the Global North’s responsibility for nearly 70 percent of greenhouse pollution and the Global South’s need to move out of poverty. The North must cut back sharply on emissions while the South leapfrogs over the industrial age to clean-energy prosperity.
Who's Polluting the Climate Conversation? Who's Polluting the Climate Conversation?
by James Hoggan
The money, CEOs, and Astroturf groups behind the climate deniers.
There's Still Enough Time to Avert Climate Chaos There's Still Enough Time to Avert Climate Chaos
by Sarah van Gelder
Editor Sarah van Gelder's introduction to Climate Action, the Winter 2010 issue of YES! Magazine.
Fight Climate Change: Live the Good Life Fight Climate Change: Live the Good Life
by Colin Beavan
Low-carbon living isn’t a sacrifice. Colin Beavan says it’s the good life.
Towns Rush to Make Low-Carbon Transition Towns Rush to Make Low-Carbon Transition
by Tara Lohan
More and more neighborhoods are making the transition to a climate-friendly community. Has yours?
Climate Solutions from South Africa, Kenya, and Bangladesh Climate Solutions from South Africa, Kenya, and Bangladesh
In Copenhagen, the question of climate equity will be contentious. But communities in the Global South aren’t waiting for an international agreement. They are turning to sustainable, climate-friendly solutions to address a problem they did little to create, but must nonetheless help to solve.
Climate Hero Kumi Naidoo Climate Hero Kumi Naidoo
by Kate Sheppard
Kumi Naidoo is building a global movement to force world leaders to adopt a binding agreement on climate change. He is executive director of Greenpeace International and has led TckTckTck, a global campaign for climate action.
Climate Hero Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins Climate Hero Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
by Kate Sheppard
Green For All organizes minority and low-income communities to press for green jobs and mobilizes their grassroots power into a national force for an inclusive, clean-energy economy.
Climate Hero Rev. Canon Sally Bingham Climate Hero Rev. Canon Sally Bingham
by Kate Sheppard
She founded the Regeneration Project, which has helped more than 10,000 congregations around the country become greener and more energy-efficient.
Climate Hero Clayton Thomas-Müller Climate Hero Clayton Thomas-Müller
Clayton Thomas-Müller is working to keep corporations from privatizing the atmosphere, as they have privatized the land and exploited the natural resources that once belonged to the First Nations of Canada.
Climate Direct Action Camp Climate Direct Action Camp
In June 2008, activists gathered in Montana for the Climate Ground Zero Citizens Direct Action Training Camp, where they learned skills including the history and practice of nonviolent direct action, campaign strategy, and community organizing.
Public Attitudes, Knowledge, and Values Around the Climate Public Attitudes, Knowledge, and Values Around the Climate
"The Energy Learning Curve", a Public Agenda poll, and additional polling data show America's changing attitude to climate action.
Climate Action
How to beat denial and rescue the planet.
10 Ways to Change Your Life 10 Ways to Change Your Life
by Colin Beavan
"No Impact Man's" picks for getting started on a climate-friendly life.
Climate Hero Lorelei Scarbro Climate Hero Lorelei Scarbro
An Appalachian grandmother says no to coal, yes to wind power.
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