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We Need International Cooperation to Fight Climate Change, Not War
The world’s ruling elites have chosen to place their geopolitical rivalries above all other critical concerns, including planetary salvation.
Michael T. Klare
May 23, 2022
What if the Wind and Sunshine Really Belonged to All of Us?
Only by taking a more radical approach to renewables—one inspired by American history—can we build the constituency needed to make climate justice a reality.
David McDermott Hughes
May 2, 2022
The Climate Movement in Its Own Way
A straightforward “price on carbon” was once thought appealing to left and right alike. It is now abjured by both.
April 11, 2022
Shrinking the Economy to Save the World
The degrowth movement argues that the only way toward an ecologically sustainable world is to redirect economies away from market imperatives.
April 8, 2022
We Can’t Wait for Our Institutions to Take Action on Climate Change
This year, the Penn State community has a golden opportunity to choose a new direction for its university.
Nora Van Horn
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April 4, 2022
The Case Against Closing Nuclear Power Plants
Existing plants like Diablo Canyon obviate the need to draw on fossil fuel generators and should remain in service.
April 1, 2022
War Is Not an Excuse to Ignore Climate Change
Don’t let the oil and gas companies fool you.
March 30, 2022
Coal Trains and Climate Protest: It’s Spring in New England
What connects anti-war demonstrations in Russia with climate activists in the US? An opposition to fossil capital.
March 29, 2022
Climate Research Shouldn’t Be Funded by Fossil Fuel Companies
The oil and gas industry uses universities to influence environmental policy. Here’s how we fight back.
March 29, 2022
For the Sake of Humanity, Let’s Abandon American Exceptionalism
It’s useless in the face of climate change.