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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

A report from Downtown Manhattan, and a Hurricane Sandy volunteer.

November 1, 2012

Occupy Wall Street and 350.org have teamed up with Recovers.org, a disaster relief platform, to help coordinate response to Hurricane Sandy.

October 31, 2012

Like the hurricane itself, slash-and-burn government hurts the most vulnerable the most, but it threatens all of us eventually.

October 31, 2012

From climate change to emergency response, Sandy should have made Republicans rethink their positions. But it didn’t. 

October 30, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: From foreign policy to climate change, our dependency on oil should be fueling the election conversation. 

October 28, 2012

Climate change has been discussed during the debates in every presidential election since 1984. Until now.

October 26, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: America is growing weak and gaining a poor reputation because it is unable to provide power for its technology.

October 23, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: What is really at stake this November is nothing less than the existence of an American republic.

October 23, 2012

The debates show both candidates are more concerned with appeasing the coal industry than saving our planet.

October 22, 2012

Larry Gibson, a leader of the fight against mountaintop removal, died Sunday. One of his last appearances is in Chris Hedges’s and Joe Sacco’s new book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

September 12, 2012