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Climate Action

Joining together to avert catastrophe.

Mr. Schieffer, Ask the Candidates: “Where Do You Stand on Climate Change?” Mr. Schieffer, Ask the Candidates: “Where Do You Stand on Climate Change?”
by Allison Fisher
Climate change is a national security issue, and it must be discussed during tonight’s third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.
Why “Green” Consumer Choices Aren’t Enough Why “Green” Consumer Choices Aren’t Enough
by George Lakey
Middle-class people are often socialized to believe they are responsible for improving their neighborhoods, their communities, and the world itself. Helpful as that often is, it creates a blind spot when it comes to global warming.
Pipeline Blockade Takes to the Trees Pipeline Blockade Takes to the Trees
by Candice Bernd
Despite rough treatment at the hands of law enforcement, tree sitters and their allies remain steadfast in their nonviolence.
A Friend of the Mountains Remembered A Friend of the Mountains Remembered
by Bill Kovarik
Larry Gibson grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, and dedicated his life to defending them from the coal industry.
5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop 5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop
by Sarah van Gelder
Cutting through the campaign rhetoric and attack ads, here are five issues we believe should be at the center of the 2012 election, plus one that has no place in the public sphere.
Full Speed Ahead for Coal Train Opposition Full Speed Ahead for Coal Train Opposition
by KC Golden
The battle over exporting coal is a crossroads for the Pacific Northwest. Will the region stay its course toward clean energy, or become a global trafficking hub for the most dangerous fossil fuel?
Lockdown on the Pipeline: How a Houston Businessman Helped Shut Down Keystone for a Day Lockdown on the Pipeline: How a Houston Businessman Helped Shut Down Keystone for a Day
by Candice Bernd
Seven people—including Texas landowners whose land has been seized through eminent domain—halted work at the Livingston pipe yard, stopping construction of the Keystone XL pipeline for a day.
Video: RNC’s “Willful Ignorance” on Climate Video: RNC’s “Willful Ignorance” on Climate
Sarah van Gelder speaks on FreeSpeech TV about Mitt Romney's energy plan and why a majority of Americans want cleaner, safer, and more reliable sources of energy.
“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?
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