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Climate Action

Joining together to avert catastrophe.

N30 Global Day of Action on Climate Crisis N30 Global Day of Action on Climate Crisis
On November 30, the 10th anniversary of the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle, activists call for urgent action on the global climate crisis.
No Need to Wait (or Pay) for Climate Technology No Need to Wait (or Pay) for Climate Technology
by David Bollier
Did you think most clean energy technology is locked up by patent holders? The Global Innovation Commons lists thousands of energy-saving technologies already in the public domain.
Climate and Capitalism in Copenhagen Climate and Capitalism in Copenhagen
by Walden Bello
The climate problem cannot be addressed without addressing capitalism's incessant drive, motivated by the search for profit, to transform living nature into dead commodities.
Using the Clean Air Act to Cap Carbon Using the Clean Air Act to Cap Carbon
Two environmental groups petitioned the EPA to use the Clean Air Act to cap carbon dioxide at 350 parts per million.
Annie Leonard on Life After Stuff Annie Leonard on Life After Stuff
by Annie Leonard
Annie Leonard reveals what gives her strength, even as she and her popular film, The Story of Stuff, are attacked as un-American.
Climate Action: What Will it Take to Avert Disastrous Climate Change? Climate Action: What Will it Take to Avert Disastrous Climate Change?
by Sarah van Gelder, Madeline Ostrander, Doug Pibel
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.
Why We Find It So Hard to Act Against Climate Change Why We Find It So Hard to Act Against Climate Change
by George Marshall
Solving the “It’s not my problem” problem. A psychologist on what keeps us from coming to terms with the climate crisis.
The Story of Cap & Trade The Story of Cap & Trade
by Annie Leonard
Annie Leonard's newest video asks tough questions about who cap & trade really benefits—and what effect it would really have on climate change.
The Climate Justice Movement Breaks Through The Climate Justice Movement Breaks Through
by Mark Engler
Direct Action Heats Up. As the urgency of the crisis grows, so do the world’s climate justice movements.
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.
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