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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?
by James Hoggan
The money, CEOs, and Astroturf groups behind the climate deniers.
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
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
by Tara Lohan
More and more neighborhoods are making the transition to a climate-friendly community. Has yours?
A Fast Track from Coal to Clean Energy
by Alisa Gravitz
New coal plants halted; new renewables coming on line. But what about the old, dirty coal plants?
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.
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 Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins
by Kate Sheppard
Green For All organizes minority and low-income communities to press for green jobs and mobilizes their grassroots power into a national force for an inclusive, clean-energy economy.
Climate Hero Rev. Canon Sally Bingham
by Kate Sheppard
She founded the Regeneration Project, which has helped more than 10,000 congregations around the country become greener and more energy-efficient.
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.
The "Battle in Seattle" at 10
by Mark Engler
WTO+10: Did the 1999 protests against the World Trade Organization actually make a difference?
Last Mountain Standing: Coal River Valley Residents Fight for Wind Farm
by Jed Grubbs
The last intact mountain in West Virginia's Coal River Valley is slated for mountaintop removal coal mining. Local residents have other ideas.
The Mannahatta Project :: What Can New York's Past Teach About its Future?
Eric Sanderson of the Mannahatta Project discusses his 10-year attempt to recreate pre-urban Manhattan—and what he's learned about modern sustainability in the process.
My Exhibit ... In the Museum of Trash
by Dave Chameides
To better understand his waste footprint, Dave Chameides stored all of his trash in his basement for a year.