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Beyond Environmentalism: Marching toward Climatism

November 4, 2014 by Christopher Sellers

The People’s Climate March signaled that what we have long called environmentalism has shaken itself out of grassroots torpor. And in so doing, it may well have already become something else altogether; a new movement--shall we call it climatism?[read more]

People's Climate March and Conservatives: Should Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben Engage the Political Right?

October 14, 2014 by Johannes Urpelainen

On September 21, hundreds of thousands joined the People’s Climate March in New York. While the marchers were diverse, it was diversity among liberals and leftists. The anti-globalization, anti-corporate, anti-agribusiness, socialist, and labor activists were all there in large numbers, making a lot of noise.[read more]

People's Climate March: Why We March

September 27, 2014 by Sieren Ernst

Climate Activism

We left at six in the morning from D.C., bleary-eyed and unresponsive to the bus leader who gave us the run down on how the day would go. But by ten o’clock, when the bus rolled into New York City, people were introducing themselves, chatting about their points of origin, reasons for coming.[read more]

The Gathering Storm: U.S. Must Lead Action on Climate Change

September 26, 2014 by Daniel Kammen

We face a threat from climate disruption. And the U.S. must lead to a clean energy future and a healthier world. Or else the longer heat waves, prolonged drought, crop failures, rising seas, increased wildfires and floods, and natural systems crashing will create profoundly destabilizing effects.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: A Disturbing Climate March Observation

September 24, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Fracking, Activism, and Public Attention

The People’s Climate March in New York City drew an estimated 310,000 – 400,000 people. It’s great so many are passionate about addressing climate change, but it sometimes seems like people are quick to jump behind a cause without understanding the patchwork of issues that encapsulates it.[read more]

Top 10 Reasons You Won't See Me at the People's Climate March

September 21, 2014 by Scott Edward Anderson
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Activism Skepticism

The largest ever march calling for action on climate change precedes yet another UN summit on climate change that will result in a lot of hot air and empty promises, grand-standing, and long-winded proclamations and "commitments" that will never be fulfilled.[read more]

Marching to Make the Urgency for Climate Action Clear

September 21, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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People's Climate March

Climate change is no longer a far-off peril, it’s here and now. From Hurricane Sandy on the U.S. east coast to the horrific Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, from rising seas to widespread droughts, wildfires, floods and famine, climate change is taking a growing and grievous toll on our lives.[read more]

Climate Activism: Why We March

September 20, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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People's Climate March

A New York City councilman recently asked me to identify the purpose of Sunday’s People’s Climate March. Over the past several months, I’ve been thinking about this question a lot, but two days out, I think I’ve arrived at my answer.[read more]

Colorado Town to East Coast Anti-Fracking Activists: You're Wrong

July 27, 2014 by Simon Lomax
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Local officials in Erie, Colorado, are pushing back hard against a national environmental group for misrepresenting the outcome of a failed “ban fracking” campaign in their town. The officials say the Massachusetts-based group has “ignored or misstated” the facts.[read more]

Votes Show Strong Support for Colorado Energy, Rejection of Anti-Fracking Activism

July 5, 2014 by Simon Lomax
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Whether you’re in Loveland, Denver or even the nation’s capital, the events of the past two weeks have proved once more that Coloradans from across the political spectrum support homegrown energy production and all the benefits that go with it.[read more]

Indonesian Community Leaders Arrested For Coal Activism

May 12, 2014 by Justin Guay

As two community leaders who are fighting the Batang coal plant in Indonesia are beginning their seven-month prison sentence this week in Indonesia, there are thousands of coal activists activists that are participating in protests in solidarity.[read more]

Should Anti-Fossil Expansion Movement Align with Pro-Nuclear Movement?

May 4, 2014 by Rod Adams
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Should Anti-Fossil be Pro-Nuke?

On April 11, 2014, Roger Annis, a member of the Vancouver Ecosocialist Group, gave a talk at the University of California Santa Barbara. The talk was titled 'Oil, tar sands, coal, natural gas: What’s behind the expansion drive of Canada’s and North America’s fossil fuel industries?'[read more]

A Mother’s Day Climate Change Message from the Moms Clean Air Force

May 12, 2013 by Joseph Romm

the gift of clean air

In honor of Mother’s Day, remember our daughters and sons will soon be running this country; we can show them, by working right alongside them, that being a responsible parent means being an engaged citizen.[read more]

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Activism is Half the Battle: The Need for Clean Energy Policymakers

April 17, 2013 by Adam James
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Everyone has a place in the ecosystem of the climate fight, and my concern is that the passion that I have seen channeled so well in activism has not developed an equivalent counterpart in the young policy community.[read more]

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After Keystone: Fight Coal and Accelerate Innovation

April 9, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins
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Finishing the fight against Old King Coal today while amping up the innovation needed to develop the affordable, scalable alternatives needed to ultimately tackle Big Oil as well is a winning climate strategy.[read more]