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To confront climate change we need an alternative economic model that emphasizes the local. This will come as a shock to many, but haven't the last 50 years of globalization also been a shock?

John Ikerd on how we cannot continue to grow at the rate we've been growing in past.

Joel Salatin outlines the key issues America faces as its citizens increasingly rely on concentrated animal feeding operations that require cheap energy in order to operate profitably.

Already, eighteen countries are overpumping their aquifers, and few realize that in the event of a crisis, the US food supply would run out in three days.

To confront climate change we need to completely restructure our economic system.

Many European countries have responded to the impending fuel crisis with taxes on energy, driving down consumption with higher prices. But the US hasn't followed their lead, and the consequences may be disastrous for our collective future.

We have to to fight back against the corporate capture of government because the companies profiting off our addiction to oil are doing everything in their power to keep us on our destructive course.

Climate change is happening and it's dangerous, so at this point, science deniers should have no say in the discussion.

To supply our demand for fuel, energy companies are searching for oil in more dangerous and expensive conditions, such as deep water.

The severe weather now reshaping how we live will only intensify if we ignore the damage we're doing to the planet.

Blogs

"It is intellectually inconsistent for Harvard to invest in fossil fuel companies while our faculty publicize the consequences of inaction on climate change and continued fossil fuel use."

April 15, 2013

Join Bill McKibben in signing The Nation's open letter urging Secretary Kerry to consider his legacy and to find the courage to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

April 12, 2013

The Do the Math Movie tells the story of the rising movement trying to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and fight the fossil fuel industry.

April 10, 2013

The committee has recommended divestment only three times in its entire history.

April 10, 2013

Right now, Barnard Columbia Divest and 255 other college divestment campaigns across the country are building student power through work on one goal: destruction of the fossil fuel industry.

April 9, 2013

Never before has an issue involved every single human being on this planet, and never before has the window for action been so short.

April 4, 2013

The Keystone tar sands pipeline will create just a handful of jobs, won’t improve US energy security, and just isn’t worth the potential cost to our health and our climate. Make your voice heard today.

April 3, 2013

If UVM commits to divestment, it will be the only public university and the largest university to do so.

March 13, 2013

Gina McCarthy appears to have a long-term vision for combating climate change, and the experience to implement it. 

March 5, 2013

Polluters in the Northern Hemisphere have long exploited the resources of countries in the South, which will now feel the effects of environmental catastrophe more accutely.

March 4, 2013