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How does the depletion of oil supplies threaten both our economy and our political system? Part two in a video series from The Nation and On the Earth productions.

She has been to the mountaintop—and we must fight harder to save it.

Dependence on fossil fuels inflicts massive damage on the environment and our health. But we'll be in even deeper trouble when the world's supply of oil begins to run out.

Peak Oil and a Changing Climate

In a new video series from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, leading environmental thinkers Bill McKibben, Noam Chomsky, Nicole Foss, Richard Heinberg and more weigh in on the earth's quickly-depleting oil supply.

The agreements reached at last week's climate summit oblige all nations to reduce future emissions. The challenge now is to generate the political pressure to compel national leaders to accept realistic targets.

According to 350.org founder Bill McKibben, the biggest stumbling block in the path of the climate justice movement lies right under our noses: our own Congress.

The countries in attendance at the climate summit held by the United Nations in Cancun this week aren't talking about future consequences of global climate change; they're discussing the crises they're suffering right now.

After the demise of climate legislation, environment groups are going local—and confrontational.

One of the few progressive victories to emerge from this year's elections was the defeat of corporate-supported Proposition 23 in California, which would have rolled back California's first-in-the-nation climate and environmental regulations, claiming that they were hurting the economy.


Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 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

A roster of events and happenings leading up to the People’s Climate March mobilization in New York City.

September 19, 2014

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.

September 8, 2014

Every day that the Washington University chancellor fails to answer questions and demands for the university to cut ties with the energy giant, he and his university remain on the wrong side of history.

April 28, 2014

President Faust’s statement only amplifies the moral inconsistency of Harvard’s continued investment in the fossil fuel companies that are devastating the planet and blocking climate solutions.

April 24, 2014

Students put the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking in California.

April 23, 2014

The most important day to advocate for the Earth is not April 22nd, but April 23rd.

April 23, 2014