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Climate change and its political repercussions.

Effects of global warming in Spain

James Hansen bravely told the truth even when the Bush administration tried to silence and penalize him.

John Kerry

Four decades ago, he spoke out bravely against the Vietnam War. Will he show the same courage today, in helping to end the fossil-fuel era?
 

The growing threats of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe make it hard to bet on the survival of our species.

Smoke rises from a fire at the ConocoPhillips Wilmington Refinery, California

Allowing polluters to trade carbon could keep poor Californians breathing unhealthy air.

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Yes, he said the word “climate”—but he hasn’t committed to any of the big steps needed to avert catastrophe.

On a Farther Shore captures the conservationist’s deep sense of geologic time and the forces of evolution.

"We're not going to outspend the fossil fuel industry," the 350.org founder explains. "We have to find other currencies to work in, and those are the currencies of movements."

If the earth's temperature rises by another 2 degrees celsius, our planet faces mass extinctions.

Blogs

Around 50 people, including many mainstream environmental leaders, were arrested after they handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest any approval of the Keystone pipeline. 

February 13, 2013

Student activists at the University of New Hampshire have succeed in convincing the school's president to convene a forum on the issue of fossil fuel divestment.

February 12, 2013

The environmental activist and self-described “professional bummer-out-er" spoke at Cooper Union's historic Great Hall last night.

February 6, 2013

A good first step to putting the US on the path to addressing the climate crisis is for President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

January 31, 2013

Republicans stripped away important coastal restoration money and screwed a small nature preserve in Connecticut for no reason. 

January 30, 2013

We will continue to call for climate justice—because the arc of the moral universe bends towards justice, and because we have no other choice.

January 28, 2013

Colby, with its biomass plant and its pledge to be carbon neutral by 2015, is a leader in sustainability. C.A.R.E. believes that Colby should divest from fossil fuels as part of its broader efforts to become carbon neutral.

January 28, 2013

Obama now has allies in Congress for his new climate change push, who will also turn to the public for help. 

January 24, 2013

Divestment is engaging more students than any similar campaign in the past twenty years. Why is it so successful?

January 24, 2013

Approving the Keystone XL pipeline would be a crippling blow to the idea the White House is serious about addressing climate change.

January 22, 2013