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Climate Action

Joining together to avert catastrophe.

“The Fight Against Fossil Fuel Giants Is the Fight of Our Time” “The Fight Against Fossil Fuel Giants Is the Fight of Our Time”
Bill McKibben used to think that lack of action to stabilize the climate came from widespread apathy, denial, or comfort with the status quo. Here’s what made him change his mind.
Why We’re Putting Ourselves on the (Pipe)Line With the Tea Party Why We’re Putting Ourselves on the (Pipe)Line With the Tea Party
by Will Wooten, Candice Bernd, Ron Seifert
Occupiers, Tea Partiers, landowners, and environmentalists are challenging construction of the Keystone XL pipeline’s Gulf Coast segment—together.
The Dark Side of the “Green Economy” The Dark Side of the “Green Economy”
by Jeff Conant
Why some indigenous groups and environmentalists are saying no to the “green economy.”
Climate Experts: More Extreme Weather to Come Climate Experts: More Extreme Weather to Come
by Heidi Bruce
It's official. Droughts, floods, heatwaves, and hurricanes can, indeed, be tied to a climate made increasingly chaotic by human activity.
After the Drought: Will Climate Reporting Take Off? After the Drought: Will Climate Reporting Take Off?
by Heidi Bruce
After the release of a report on links between extreme weather and climate change, Americans may get what polls show 80 percent of us want: more environmental reporting in mainstream news.
Disaster by Design? What’s Wrong with the “Thrive” Movement Disaster by Design? What’s Wrong with the “Thrive” Movement
by John Robbins
A popular new film claims that a secret elite create our most troubling problems to advance a “global domination agenda.” Why Amy Goodman, Vandana Shiva, and other progressives are calling it “dangerously misguided.”
Fighting Coal While Supporting Miners? Fighting Coal While Supporting Miners?
by John C. Berg
Can you fight austerity and climate change at the same time?
Blockade Aims to Stop Southern KXL Pipeline Blockade Aims to Stop Southern KXL Pipeline
by Christine Leclerc
Activists in the Gulf Coast aren’t willing to stand by while a portion of the controversial pipeline gets fast-tracked.
Bidder 70: The Tim DeChristopher Story Bidder 70: The Tim DeChristopher Story
by Samantha Herndon
Last year, climate activist Tim DeChristopher went to jail for bidding $1.7 million (that he didn't have) to save 22,000 acres of public land from corporate extraction.
Climate Emergency Action Plan Climate Emergency Action Plan
by Sarah van Gelder
We can still avoid a devastating climate crisis, but we’ll need a World War II-level mobilization — and we’ll need to stand up to Dirty Energy.
Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story
In an attempt to bolster caribou populations, Alberta is hunting wolves. But are they really the cause of the problem?
In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking
by Joshua Kahn Russell
Tired of waiting for their leaders to ban the destructive drilling practice, citizens passed their own resolution—and took over the Statehouse to make it heard.
Elinor Ostrom’s Parting Advice to Rio+20 Elinor Ostrom’s Parting Advice to Rio+20
by Elinor Ostrom
The late Nobel prize winner warned against a too-rigid international structure to solve climate change.
Building the New Economy: Ten Steps We Can Take Now Building the New Economy: Ten Steps We Can Take Now
by James Gustave Speth
How to choose people, place, and planet over profit, product, and power.
Why Is India Still Poor? Why Is India Still Poor?
by Ashish Kothari, Aseem Shrivastava
India’s development was supposed to be an economic success story. What we can learn from what actually happened.
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