After Paris, how do we finish the job? What will take to go beyond the initial carbon cutting pledges and ensure we limit the global temperature rise to 2˚C? Robert Pollin has the answer.
We should celebrate how much we have been able to accomplish, but with our eyes wide open, knowing that there will surely be more we will have to do and more battles to fight.
Kyle Ash, senior legislative representative at Greenpeace, says in this Burning Issues video that there are real dangers that U.S. export policies will undermine its fight against climate change.
Jesse Coleman, a research investigator for Greenpeace, explains what the globalization of fracking means for the planet and where the presidential candidates stand in this Burning Issues video.
Climate change has become a national security issue, according to Jason Kowalski of 350.org in this Burning Issues video segment. That means what a presidential candidate believes about climate change has serious ramifications.
The ISIS supporters who attacked Brussels killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more. The scariest part of this story is something that hasn’t happened yet and hopefully never will: an act of nuclear terrorism.
Kudos to Mother Jones and its reporter Gabriel Kahn for covering how California has created a template for cutting carbon emissions, creating green jobs and averting a climate crisis.
The 24-hour closure of the number one transit system in the nation sent Washington into panic, and underscored the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure.
The Congressional Caucus' budget proposal for fiscal 2017 includes a set of climate-change-related proposals that one environmental organization says makes it "the greenest option in Washington."
One thing happening in the real world that Republicans have no interest addressing is the new NASA report concluding that the Middle East is suffering its worst drought in 900 years, and that human-created climate change is a contributor.
One day before Aubrey McClendon swerved to hit a concrete wall, a grand jury charged him with conspiring to rig bids for fracking leases. It looks like the Chesapeake co-founder preferred suicide by SUV to a decade behind bars.
What if an extra day somehow slipped into your month? This being a leap year, it’s a reasonable question. The climate justice movement won’t take this 366th day for granted.
The Clean Power Plan probably got a reprieve when the arch-conservative jurist died.
Defenders of the climate have to worry that the Supreme Court will sent the EPA back to the drawing board in 2017. Just one more reason why who gets elected president could literally change the course of the world.
We are living in a nation of Flints, thanks to racial bias, economic inequality, austerity, and conservative governance. We can’t afford to kid ourselves about what it will take to fix it.
The Flint lead disaster exposed the callousness of people like Michigan’s governor, who blame the poor for all of their misfortune.
To stop climate change we have to take back Congress. Progressives need to launch a campaign to win back a congressional majority committed to a bold agenda for stopping climate change and creating new green jobs.
"It's going to be a campaign issue," says an activist and homeowner who is among those who will be hurt by a Koch brothers-backed push to make home solar power adoption prohibitively expensive.
As lawmakers scurried to keep the government open and head home for the holidays, they wrapped spending and tax deals into a costly measure that highlighted our nation’s mismatched energy policies.
With a Republican Congress, every budget battle is about ratcheting down the things our government does to make our lives better. This year was no exception. But We the People got some things out of the bargaining.
Whether you are skeptical of the Paris agreement or see them as a groundbreaking accomplishment for the planet, you should see them as an opportunity for us as citizens to keep our leaders accountable.
The Paris climate agreement is a landmark achievement. But what is our next step? Robert Pollin has laid out a road map in his new book, "Greening The Global Economy."
Investors who choose to steer clear of oil, gas, and coal are protecting their portfolios in the short term and the long run. Rather than punishing the people and institutions financial markets are rewarding them.
“Guilty,” declared all 12 West Virginia jurors, who convicted Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy, of willfully conspiring to violate America’s mine safety laws. As a result of that conspiracy, 29 miners were killed.
When it comes to climate, the debate is not academic. There is a significant difference in approach, substantively and strategically. The choice is yours, and it will impact the world.
While Obama has championed the "green jobs" cause since his first day in the Oval Office, his primary audience this time wasn't recalcitrant Republicans. It was fossil fuel hungry nation of India.
Are we prepared to build on this initial agreement, and push our country and others to demand more greenhouse gas cuts until the crisis is behind us? Get ready to celebrate, and get ready to fight for deeper cuts the next day.
Six years ago, Democrats broke ranks with Obama on capping carbon. Today, Democrats are holding firm. Republicans have proven unable to win in the court of public opinion.
Now is the time to use the momentum from the Keystone pipeline decision, and mobilize for a broad cap on carbon emissions and a massive investment in clean energy jobs.
Ensuring that our planet remains hospitable requires leaving about three-quarters of all oil, gas, and coal deposits underground. Forgoing all those fossil fuels means oil companies need to change or go out of business.
All three Democratic presidential candidates are now united in asking for a federal investigation into charges that Exxon knew of the dangers of climate change but helped fund climate-denial propaganda for profit.
Members of Congress, a former tobacco prosecutor and now presidential candidates are demanding that the Justice Department investigate Exxon and other fossil fuel companies for fraud.
The imminent pumpkin shortage is only the latest example of how changing weather patterns are endangering some of our favorite foods and drinks. Thanks for nothing, global warming. If this is news to you, try this sampler plate.
Scott Wallace of the Wallace Global Fund, who will be honored at the Campaign for America's Future 2015 Awards Gala, explains his success in driving the global conversation on climate change.
Volkswagen has long been known for strict, top-down decision making, with even minor matters requiring the OK of its governing officials. The company’s premeditated, systemic betrayal of consumer trust is no small thing
Francis expressed a belief in our collective power by asking us all to pray for him. Maybe the pontiff should have asked us to pray for something else: that Congress might actually listen to a word he’d just said.
The RAPID Act is designed to get government out of the way of big corporations, by prohibiting the government from stopping polluters and companies that endanger the health and safety of the public.
The second Republican presidential debate shed light on why the GOP doesn’t want to do anything about climate change. Sen. Marco Rubio led the charge against shifting to green energy. That can't-do attitude could drown Rubio's home state.
Two year ago, Australian voters delivered a warning by replacing the ruling Labor Party with right-wing Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott, who pledged to repeal Labor's carbon tax. Today, Australia delivers another message.
After a three-day jaunt in Cuba, the People’s Pope will fly to Washington. He’ll become the first pontiff to address Congress while quite possibly urging lawmakers to take firm action on climate change and to promote immigration reform.