Give Gifts Top Banner

Sections
Home » Planet » PLANET

Get a FREE Issue. Yes! I want to try YES! Magazine

Nonprofit. Independent. Subscriber-supported. DONATE. How you can support our work.

YES! by Email
Join over 78,000 others already signed up for FREE YES! news.
[SAMPLE]

The YES! ChicoBag(R). Full-size tote that fits in your pocket!

 

PLANET

Document Actions

We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.

Getting There Carbon Free Getting There Carbon Free
by Guy Dauncey
Post-carbon travel starts with walking, biking, more public transit, less commuting, more local buying.
13 Best Energy Ideas 13 Best Energy Ideas
by Sarah van Gelder
Investment in energy projects will total $16 trillion in the next two decades. Sarah van Gelder lays out over a dozen sustainable energy policies and technologies that can make our infrastructure more climate friendly.
Electricity: An Astonishing     Abundance Electricity: An Astonishing Abundance
by Guy Dauncey
Solar energy from photovoltaics, energy from wind, energy from waves and times and from geothermal sources add up to enough to transition from fossil fuels. It is doable.
Smart, Green Buildings Smart, Green Buildings
by Guy Dauncey
The U.S. emits the equivalent of 7.26 gigatonnes of CO2 annually. Our buildings contribute 2.49 gigatonnes of that. What Can We Do: Guy Dauncey outlines our options for Smart, Green Buildings.
Welcome to the Post-Carbon World Welcome to the Post-Carbon World
by Guy Dauncey
It doesn't have to be the end of the world. Buildings, electricity production, transportation, and food and forestry contribute the bulk of greenhouse gases. But climate-friendly options are ready.
We Are 2° from Disaster: How to Turn it Around We Are 2° from Disaster: How to Turn it Around
by Doug Pibel, Madeline Ostrander
Just the facts on climate change. A 2-degree rise in temperature is the most the Earth can tolerate without dangerous climate change, scientists tell us. What would happen if, … and what can we do.
China Goes Climate Cool China Goes Climate Cool
by Anna Fahey
Last summer, Chinese President Hu Jintao toured the country in short sleeves to show that people could turn their air conditioners down. Despite much bad press, in China conservation is "in."
Ecuador: Protecting Diverse Forests and     Peoples Ecuador: Protecting Diverse Forests and Peoples
by Brooke Jarvis
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa offered to stop development of one of the country's largest oil reserves in exchange for debt relief. The ITT oil fields, located within Ecuador's Yasuni National Park, have become the center of an experiment that could bring equity and human rights into the climate equation.
Global Warming Feedback Loops Global Warming Feedback Loops
by Madeline Ostrander
A little temperature rise can unlock vicious feedback loops that speed global warming. If global temperatures continue to rise, some of these feedbacks could spiral beyond our ability to reverse them.
Global Fairness Global Fairness
by Thom Athanasiou
Rich and poor countries met at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali and decided to give global fairness a chance.
First, Step Up First, Step Up
by Bill McKibben
Next to nuclear war, the climate crisis may be the biggest challenge ever to confront the human race. Bill McKibben lays out where we can act. To do it, he says, we need "a political swell larger than the civil rights movement."
Theme Guide :: Climate Solutions Theme Guide :: Climate Solutions
Climate change used to be something that would happen far off in the future. Now the science says we have just 10 years to change course or things will get scary. What do we do? What will actually make a difference? It turns out we have the means. The question is: Do we have the will?
Interview with Maude Barlow Interview with Maude Barlow
by Maude Barlow
Maude Barlow, chair of Council of Canadians, and international campaigner on water and climate change, talks about successes with major international campaigns on trade and water, and how climate change will affect and be affected by these issues. She draws lessons from those struggles for effective action on the climate crisis.
People We Love :: Sophia Rabliauskas People We Love :: Sophia Rabliauskas
People Taking Charge :5: Sharing Food, Breaking the Law People Taking Charge :5: Sharing Food, Breaking the Law
Orlando's Food Not Bombs Feed the Hungry in Downtown Parks, using direct action to create a grassroots alternative to the capitalist economy.
Personal tools