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But does his DNC speech signal that Obama will now champion the climate fight? Or was he just telling the Democratic base what they wanted to hear?

The summer of 2012 has been one of heat, drought, rising food costs and global unrest.

Oil spill

Shell is getting ready to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, and while it’s not yet quite a done deal, the prospect should certainly focus our minds.

Melting ice sheet in Greenland

This scorching summer could be a global warming landmark—if we demand climate action from our leaders.

The American West in Flames

This is not a “perfect storm” but the new normal in the American west.

A former managing director at JP Morgan wants to see a complete re-imagining of the world of investments.

Climate-change deniers are on the ropes—but so is the planet.

A planet connected by wild weather.

Melting glacier

To transform this bland, tired ritual into an occasion for spirited collective action, Earth Day must return to its roots.

Keystone XL protest

As the Keystone XL battle has shown, the blue-green alliance is in trouble—and only a deeper kind of solidarity can rescue it.

Blogs

Nation Editor-at-Large and MSNBC host Chris Hayes appeared on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show to talk climate, politics and his recent bad luck. 

April 29, 2014

It’s already wreaking havoc on the region’s vital fishing, tourism and agriculture industries.

April 29, 2014

With little precedent for climate change litigation, youth turn to the public trust doctrine.

April 25, 2014

When workers gain democratic control over their energy futures, they won’t just be trying to cope with climate change, they’ll be overturning entrenched economic structures.

April 23, 2014

Rejecting Keystone isn’t a comprehensive solution, but it would signal that the easy cycle of business as usual can be disrupted. 

April 22, 2014

Those of us who haven’t been paying enough attention to climate change can no longer take for granted that others will do the work. It’s time for all of us to show up.

April 22, 2014

A South Dakota Senate candidate rejects the pipeline as “an awful lot of risk… and very little reward.”

April 22, 2014

Fossil fuel companies spend just a tiny fraction of their colossal profits on lobbying, and get that back by an order of magnitude in tax subsidies, but they still have Washington in a stranglehold. 

April 22, 2014

These heroes of the climate change movement, at least on my better days, lend me hope that my children will inherit something salvageable.

April 22, 2014

Without hope, the horror of climate change paralyzes rather than politicizes.

April 22, 2014