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 YES! Magazine brings you powerful ideas and practical actions from Copenhagen.

10 Million People Petition for Climate Action 10 Million People Petition for Climate Action
by Richard Graves
As some try to lower expectations about the outcome of the U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen, public pressure for real action is increasing.
The Youth Movement Goes to Copenhagen
by Nick Engelfried
This fall, youth around the world demonstrated their determination to stop catastrophic climate change. In Copenhagen, they're pushing their leaders to do the same.
Fast for Climate Justice
by Anna Keenan
Now a month into their hunger strike, activists are hoping for serious commitment from the delegates in Copenhagen.
14 Days to Seal History's Judgment on this Generation
Newspapers in more than 45 countries united behind a shared editorial demanding urgent and decisive action to avert climate change disaster.
"Seattle" Goes to Copenhagen
by Grace Boggs
Grace Boggs: The activists in Copenhagen, like those in Seattle in 1999, represent the sovereign people of the world fighting for justice.
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
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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 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.
Resource Guide for Climate Action
by Heather Purser
Movements and resources to save our climate now.