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Climate Action

Joining together to avert catastrophe.

The High Cost of Cheap Coal The High Cost of Cheap Coal
by Brooke Jarvis
More and more people are recalculating the true price of coal and deciding it’s simply too high to pay.
Climate Game Changer Climate Game Changer
by Sarah van Gelder
Can Cochabamba pick up where Copenhagen failed?
Gaviotas: Village of Hope Gaviotas: Village of Hope
by Seth Biderman, Christian Casillas
Two activists discover the secrets of a Colombian community’s success—surprise and imagination.
350.org: Getting to Work in 2010 350.org: Getting to Work in 2010
With a weak climate "agreement" coming out of Copenhagen, the 350.org campaign urges citizens to get to work in 2010—whether politicians are on board or not.
As Glaciers Melt, Bolivia Fights for the Good Life As Glaciers Melt, Bolivia Fights for the Good Life
by Jessica Camille Aguirre
Rural Bolivians—whose way of life may be an early casualty of a changing climate—want the rest of the world to reevaluate what it means to "vivir bien."
Sweden Labels Food With CO2 Data Sweden Labels Food With CO2 Data
by Jeff Raderstrong
The Swedish government announced new food guidelines that recommend eating habits based on greenhouse-gas emissions.
Bolivia to Host Climate Summit for the People Bolivia to Host Climate Summit for the People
by Margit Christenson
Bolivian President Evo Morales has called for an alternative climate-change conference, this one involving governments as well as non-governmental organizations, indigenous groups, scientists, and environmentalists.
After Copenhagen: How Can We Move Forward? After Copenhagen: How Can We Move Forward?
by Tom Athanasiou
Copenhagen brought poor nations and grassroots groups into partnership. Our chances of preventing climate catastrophe now rest on the ability of this new alliance to communicate to the world’s richest and most powerful peoples that the emissions emergency is, above all things, a crisis of justice.
An Interview With Paolo Lugari, Founder of Las Gaviotas An Interview With Paolo Lugari, Founder of Las Gaviotas
Paolo Lugari, the founder of Las Gaviotas in Colombia, describes how the incredible energy of the human spirit has made Las Gaviotas into a world-famous example of sustainable living in a harsh environment.
End of the Long Summer End of the Long Summer
Author Dianne Dumanoski discusses climate change as a human crisis and why we must find our way "through this thicket of uncertainty."
The Work that Reconnects The Work that Reconnects
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
As residents plan Transition Albany, they're turning to Joanna Macy for guidance in building resilient communities.
We're Not Done Yet We're Not Done Yet
Video: Copenhagen may have been an official failure, but for a new generation of climate activists, it was transformative.
Turning Back the Doomsday Clock Turning Back the Doomsday Clock
by Joe Copeland
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists says the world is at a turning point when it comes to tackling nuclear war and climate change, "the two gravest threats to civilization."
The Power of Nonviolent Movements The Power of Nonviolent Movements
by Bryan Farrell
Anti-nuclear activist Jonathan Schell offers motivation and tactical advice to the new generation of climate activists.
Reaping the Dividends of Reduced Emissions Reaping the Dividends of Reduced Emissions
by Mike Sandler
California residents stand to gain a lot from the state's efforts to cap greenhouse gases: less pollution, greener infrastructure, and a yearly check in the mailbox.
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