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Toward the beginning of his landmark encyclical, "Laudato Si'," Pope Francis writes, "I urgently appeal, then, for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of the planet."Yesterday, a dialogue was what he got. Reactions poured ...
This speech was delivered on June 6, 2015, in Bar Harbor, Maine, as the College of the Atlantic commencement address. It appeared at The Nation on June 17.First of all, a huge congratulations to all the graduates—and to the parents who ...
Elders around the world may be our best hope for solving the "super wicked" problem of climate change
. Short-term thinking created our current climate
predicament. Despite warnings and predictions from the scientific community, the developed ...
The National Center for Science Education is a non-profit organization with some 5,000 members that provides information and resources for schools, parents, and concerned citizens working to keep evolution and climate
science in public school ...
President Obama could reject or approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline any day, week or month now. And as a decision looms, environmentalists face a daunting question: Can they recreate the kind of mass appeal that Keystone inspires when ...
The folks who brought you the massive People’s Climate
March in September are now turbocharging New York City’s efforts to combat climate change
Activists and some of their allies in city government laid out an ambitious climate
Last year was Earth's hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate
by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday.
The White House said the ...
Streams of oil slid into the bayous of southeastern Louisiana after the Deepwater Horizon explosion in 2010, damaging the marsh grasses, the wildlife and the livelihood of the 17,000-member Houma tribe.
The pollution also weakened the ...
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is nothing like any pop culture stereotype of a politician. He’s not a boyishly charming airhead like George W. Bush or The Simpsons’ Mayor Quimby, or a blunt, lovable grandpa like Joe Biden or The West Wing’s ...
As the first delegates landed in Peru this week for the latest United Nations climate
talks, activists were already taking to the streets of Lima to demand that world leaders take aggressive action against global warming.Hundreds of ...
TransCanada Corp., the company seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline, has teamed up with the world`s largest public relations firm to promote a proposed alternative pipeline that`s entirely in Canada.
Greenpeace Canada obtained ...
Earth is “fucked” and our insatiable growth economy is to blame. So argues Naomi Klein in her intentionally provocative best-seller This Change
s Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
Klein is the latest among an influential network of ...
’ve never been to a protest march that advertised in the New York City subway. That spent $220,000 on posters inviting Wall Street bankers to join a march to save the planet, according to one source. That claims you can change
world history in an ...
Tens of thousands of environmental activists are flooding New York City's streets this weekend in a coming-out party for a new breed of environmentalism -- one that's louder and rowdier than the old-school greens who dominated the movement when ...
Everyone’s got something to say about millennials. We’re the puzzle every marketer wants to crack, the conundrum every candidate wants to solve. Depending on what you’re reading, we’re job hoppers or jobless, optimistic or complex, socially aware ...
Al Gore still loves his graphs. He’s lost weight since going vegan and his hair has turned gray, which suits him. But watching him host the 24 Hours of Reality event this week was like stepping into a time machine.
The New York state elections just concluded, and the national midterms are still weeks away, but there is a campaign office in downtown Manhattan that has just gone into overdrive. Volunteers there are hard at work on another deadline: Sept. ...
The first thing to know about the U.N. Climate
Summit is that it's not a part of the formal global climate
Except it sort of is. By bringing together more than 100 heads of state in New York on Sept. 23, along with ...
U.K. lawmaker Ian Swales has already watched one steel plant close in his district, and he never wants to see it again.
It felt like a funeral, he said, when plunging demand led the Redcar blast furnace in northern England to shut its ...
Dean Sherwin frowned. He had heard a speaker at the sea-level rise conference he was attending say that half of southeast Florida would be crippled by 2030.
Sherwin stuck up his hand and said that she should correct her choice of ...
Environmental activists who have been campaigning for three years to get New Jersey to rejoin a regional cap-and-trade system have a potent new ally: Organizing
for Action, President Obama’s grassroots lobbying operation.OFA's role in the ...
Academic disputes are different from bar fights. At a House hearing last month, someone suggested to Sarah Green that she meet Richard Tol, a climate change
economist who had attacked her research moments before in front of a panel of lawmakers. ...
It’s been over a year since Alec Johnson was arrested for locking himself to an excavator sitting on a pipeline easement in Atoka, Oklahoma. He’s still waiting to go to trial. Rural Oklahoma communities only hold jury trials once or twice a year, ...
So far, the only really big donor to the Steyer cause is Steyer himself.
The numbers show just how hard it may be for Steyer to persuade rich liberals to spend their millions on climate change
while voters focus on the economy, ...
Now that San Francisco voters have said they want final say on waterfront development, we'll see if they have the courage and smarts to tackle the real job at hand - facing up to the need to deal with rising sea levels.
That means moving ...