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October 19, 2021
Geopolitics Will Cost Us Our Planet
For all of our posturing, we’re doomed if the world’s biggest players aren’t in agreement.
Michael T. Klare
October 14, 2021
The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Holding Up the Democratic Agenda
Party leaders are caving to corporate pressure and ceding ground on an already dangerously low budget proposal.
September 16, 2021
Exxon Helped Cause the Climate Crisis. It’s Time They Paid Up.
The COP26 climate summit will be an opportunity to put fossil fuel companies on trial through the court of public opinion.
September 15, 2021
Progressive Democrats Set Out to Defund the Fossil Fuel Industry
A new bill seeks to protect both the climate and the economy.
September 14, 2021
How Students Pressured Harvard to Divest From Fossil Fuels– and Won
Climate activists at other institutions can learn from Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard after their victory at the world’s richest university.
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July 21, 2021
How a Powerful US Lobby Group Helps Big Oil to Block Climate Action
The American Petroleum Institute receives millions from oil companies—and works behinds the scenes to stall or weaken legislation.
June 30, 2021
Big Oil and Gas Kept a Dirty Secret for Decades. Now They May Pay the Price.
Via an unprecedented wave of lawsuits, America’s petroleum giants face a reckoning for the devastation caused by fossil fuels
June 30, 2021
The Climate Crisis Is a Crime Story
Fossil fuel companies lied for decades about climate change, and humanity is paying the price. Shouldn’t those lies be central to the public narrative?
May 7, 2021
Climate Justice Is About More Than Just Fossil Fuels
A true commitment to climate justice is much broader: It necessarily entails building local resilience to climate impacts.
April 20, 2021
Humanity Faces a Climate Emergency—Shouldn’t That Be News?
A sense of catastrophe has faded even as the environmental emergency has intensified.
Katrina vanden Heuvel