John Light

John Light writes blog posts and works on multimedia projects for BillMoyers.com. Before joining the Moyers team, he worked as a public radio producer. Follow John on Twitter @lighttweeting.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 2:00pm
Kids Suing Government for Climate Action Attract Influential Allies and Opponents
Twenty-one young Americans and climate scientist James Hansen are suing to compel the government to take dramatic action on climate change, and the case has attracted attention both from powerful lobbyists in Washington and environmental activists around the globe. The kids are backed by Our...
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Monday, December 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
Obama Could Help Fix Our Broken Democracy. But He Hasn’t.
In the tale of the rapid influx of campaign money into our political system over the last five years, the Republican establishment often gets cast as the villain. It was, after all, Chief Justice John Roberts and his ideological allies on the court who were responsible for the 2010 Citizens United...
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Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 6:30am
21 Kids and a Climate Scientist Are Suing to Force Obama to Fight Climate Change
When the young people working with Our Children’s Trust talk about their lawsuits to compel governments to act on climate change, they like to use a quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” This month, it looks like...
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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 1:00pm
Big Considerations for the US as Climate Change Sweeps the Globe
As climate change ripples across the globe, the regions that will be hit hardest will also often be the poorest — places where developing economies, political systems and infrastructure are the most fragile. And as another UN summit approaches, some of those vulnerable nations are looking to...
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Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:45am
Ferguson, the Foreclosure Crisis and America’s Hedge-Fund Landlords
The events in Ferguson last month laid bare many of the tensions that are simmering in America. In a report for The New York Times’ Dealbook , Matthew Goldstein adds another to the list: Americans are still reeling from the 2008 fiscal meltdown, the resulting crash in the housing market and monied...
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Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 11:28am
The Fast-Approaching ‘Point of No Return’ for Climate Change
For the first time, the world’s top climate change scientists have endorsed an upper limit on greenhouse gas emissions , establishing a target level for curbing emissions that if not achieved could lead to irreversible and potentially catastrophic climatic changes.
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