As the White House unveils blueprint for emission reductions ahead of UN climate talks, groups warn that unless US moves beyond fossil fuels it will not avert climate catastrophe By Lauren McCauley With bold language and take-charge rhetoric, the White House on Tuesday unveiled its plan to cut U.S. carbon emissions by roughly one third [...]
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Disaster ‘driving painfully home the rising risks from extreme weather and climate change,’ UN conference warns by Nadia Prupis As Cyclone Pam devastated the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, where resources are already strained under the effects of climate change, United Nations officials and the country’s president on Saturday called for immediate action to [...]
|By: Kit OConnell Wednesday October 1, 2014 4:59 pm|
Activists dressed as chipmunks shut down construction at the first US tar sands mine on September 23. It was the latest in a series of actions by Utah Tar Sands Resistance targeting the 213 acre Book Cliffs tar sands mine.
A video released by the group shows chipmunks spreading rapidly through through the camp site where they block construction equipment with their bodies. Though the finale of the video playfully describes the chipmunks fates as “poisoned by tar sands waste water,” activists actually shut down construction for part of a day, resulting in five arrests. There have been 27 total arrests since the beginning of the campaign to halt construction.
|By: Tom Weis Wednesday September 18, 2013 6:00 pm|
Yes, we must also block the permit for Keystone’s northern leg, which would allow even more toxic tar sands to flow across America, but no one is going to buy that as a victory if TransCanada succeeds in getting their southern leg linchpin in place. If the climate movement fails to draw a line in the sand against Keystone XL in Texas and Oklahoma — and this tar sands nightmare is allowed to go online — we will all have flunked the climate test.
|By: joe shikspack Wednesday February 27, 2013 5:15 pm|
Greetings fellow inhabitants of Earth. We, the Committee to End the Future, a purposely shadowy global organization of extremely wealthy and powerful people wish to thank you for your cooperation in completing the final round of our “Great Game.”
|By: Peterr Saturday January 26, 2013 9:11 am|
Three events collided this past week for me in the space of 36 hours, all revolving around climate change: Obama’s inaugural address, the death of John Chandley, and the decision of Nebraska’s governor to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built in his state. Three other events loom on the horizon: the ongoing drought, the Presidents Day protests in DC led by 350.org and Bill McKibben, and the eventual decision — one way or another — by President Obama on that pipeline.
|By: We Act Radio Sunday November 18, 2012 10:00 am|
Bill McKibben and 350.org are going on tour across America to build the movement we need to face the crisis of climate change. today he is in Washington DC to present the terrifying new math of climate change and unveil a plan for how we can rise to this planetary challenge.
Bill is joined by friends from across the climate movement and beyond to explain how together we can confront the fossil fuel industry, using lessons from the most successful movements of the past century and the past year of dramatic new actions against the industry across the country.
|By: Robert Meeropol Tuesday September 18, 2012 7:00 pm|
Last Friday evening my wife and I heard Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org*, speak at Amherst College. Bill is probably the leading environmental activist in the country. The 650 people who jammed the original lecture hall, and the 300 more who flooded the video-fed, auxiliary venue, were a testament to his drawing power and the growing unease so many feel about climate change.
Bill did a great job of demonstrating the gravity of the situation by making these points.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday January 24, 2012 11:20 am|
Dan Choi’s trial after being arrested protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline during the TarsandsAction last August continues today. We’re looking forward to hearing the government’s excuse as to why out of 1250 people arrested at the White House during the Tar Sands action, Dan Choi was singled out for prosecution.
|By: Josh Nelson Saturday October 15, 2011 1:59 pm|
Bill McKibben is one of the most effective and widely-respected writers on environmental issues today. Starting with The End of Nature in 1989, he’s written and published a long line of powerful works that make complex environmental issues accessible to a general audience.