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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

In the Powder River Basin, coal companies are pushing to unlock more carbon pollution each year than the Keystone KL pipeline. 

July 11, 2013

Train derailment highlights a significant lack of oversight over the shipment of oil via rail, but that’s only one of the hazards of the North American oil boom. 

July 9, 2013

In a speech that Al Gore described as ‘the best on climate by any president ever,’ President Obama forcefully called for action to address man-made global warming.

June 27, 2013

The president committed to leading an international effort against climate change—but he remains undecided about the Keystone XL pipeline.

June 26, 2013

Twenty-two protesters were arrested in front of the State Department office in Chicago.

June 18, 2013

Green Mountain is the fifth college in the nation and the second in Vermont to commit to fossil fuel divestment.

May 16, 2013

Although the New Jersey governor tackled Hurricane Sandy recovery head on, he has refused to similarly address the climate change that will make these storms more common. 

May 14, 2013

At semester’s end, many student leaders involved with campus divestment campaigns will graduate. But the struggle grows stronger.

May 9, 2013

In a sane society, his call would be required viewing coast to coast and urgent action would immediately follow.

May 7, 2013

The same chemical that exploded in West, Texas, is used by coal companies to blow up mountains.

May 7, 2013