Climate Denial Will Kill Us

By Paul Street, -

The Trump administration’s recent move to permit oil and gas drilling in 90 percent of the federal government’s offshore land presents an opportunity. With vast protected areas of the Arctic, [...]

Cuba: 100-Year Plan To Protect Itself From Climate Change

By Richard Stone, -

On its deadly run through the Caribbean last September, Hurricane Irma lashed northern Cuba, inundating coastal settlements and scouring away vegetation. The powerful storm dealt Havana only a [...]

New York City Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change

By Nicholas Kusnetz, -

New York City is suing five of the largest oil companies over the billions of dollars it spends protecting the city from the effects of climate change, and it plans to divest its pension funds' [...]

2017: $306 Billion In Damages From Climate-Linked Disasters

By Alexander C. Kaufman, -

The nation’s third-hottest year on record is now officially its costliest for billion-dollar natural disasters.  Sixteen major climate- and weather-related catastrophes caused a record $306.2 [...]

Activists At Washington State Capitol Launch “Climate Countdown”

By Andrea Germanos, -

Demanding "bold action" from lawmakers in Washington state on Monday, activists and indigenous leaders rang in the start of the 2018 legislative session Monday with the launch of an initiative to [...]

Scientists Warn Of Permanent Drought For 25% Of Earth By 2050

By Jake Johnson, -

In a new study that adds to the lengthy and ever-growing list of potential consequences of global climate inaction, scientists warn that around a quarter of the Earth could end up in a permanent [...]

Stress Test: Democracy Confronts Climate Change

By Gus Speth, -

Many climate scientists and others have reached the conclusion that, because we have dithered so long, we now face the prospect of either extreme rates of emission reduction or extreme impacts [...]

Newsletter – Ensuring Justice In The Era Of Transformation

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers,     -

In our last article, we predicted that the 2020’s will be an era of transformation. We focused on the development of the movement since the “Take-Off” phase of the 2011 Occupy encampments, [...]

Organizing On A Sinking Ship: Future Of Climate Justice Movement

By Kevin Buckland, -

Climate change rarely comes up at the top of the list when people are asked about issues that concern them most. While this is not surprising, it is nonetheless disturbing considering the gravity [...]

Overcoming Contradictions Of Climate Change In Short Time We Have

By Andreas Malm, -

Our best hope now is an immediate return to the flow. CO2 emissions have to be brought close to zero: some sources of energy that do not produce any emissions bathe the Earth in an untapped glow. [...]

Sea Level Rise Is Creeping Into Coastal Cities.

By Nicholas Kusnetz, -

To get a sense of how much it will cost the nation to save itself from rising seas over the next 50 years, consider Norfolk, Virginia. In November, the Army Corps released a proposal for [...]

When Companies Deny Climate Science, Their Workers Pay

By Carla Santos Skandier, -

After decades spreading misinformation about greenhouse gas emissions’ role as a driver of climate change, the deceptive tactics of the fossil fuel industry are slowly beginning to backfire. In [...]

Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than Expected

By Bob Berwyn, -

Some of the strongest warnings in the Royal Society update came from health researchers, who said there hasn't been nearly enough done to protect millions of vulnerable people worldwide from the [...]

Polar Ice Is Disappearing, Setting Off Climate Alarms

By Sabrina Shankman and Bob Berwyn, -

Turns out, when you heat up ice, it melts. And with 2017 likely going down as one of the warmest years on record worldwide, this year's climate change signal was amplified at the Earth's poles. [...]

Issues that Drive the Coming Transformation

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, -

The year 2017 has been another active year for people fighting on a wide range of fronts. The Trump administration has brought many issues that have existed for years out into the open where they [...]