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Watch some of the most outlandish statements about our changing climate at last week’s Values Voter Summit.

Demonstrators, People’s Climate March on September 21, 2014, New York City

Choreographed for maximum appeal, pop culture likes to say yes. History is made by those who say no.

People's Climate March

The movement to stop climate change needs both mass mobilizations and direct action.

Like the Civil Rights Act, the Wilderness Act brought about justice, but also compassion for the planet.

China

Beijing’s carbon-reduction targets are already far more ambitious than Washington’s.

Changing the path corporations and the 1 percent have set for our planet is going to take more than a march. It’s going to take a struggle.

Hear from some of the activists who made up the massive crowd at the largest environmental justice demonstration in history. 

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of New York and cities around the world on Sunday, but the fight for climate justice is only beginning.

Watch Democracy Now!'s in-depth coverage from the historic march, featuring Bill McKibben, Amy Goodman and many more.

Blogs

The Louisiana senator could build the Keystone XL pipeline with her bare hands, and it probably still wouldn’t give her the boost she needs to win the runoff.

November 13, 2014

A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.

November 10, 2014

Republicans just want you to think so.

November 7, 2014

We are not forsaking our vote, but we see that we must address the fossil fuel industry in order to restore the value and power of our vote.

November 4, 2014

A Republican Senate could threaten the EPA and reverse some environmental policy gains.

October 27, 2014

For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.

October 24, 2014

The bright spot for environmentalists in the midterms is, improbably, in deep-red South Dakota.

October 23, 2014

Mitch McConnell isn’t a stranger to doubting science—he also pushed back on medical anti-smoking claims while accepting lavish industry gifts.

October 21, 2014

CNN’s climate change coverage almost disappeared like Malaysian Flight 370.

October 2, 2014

A Q&A with the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

September 24, 2014