Alycee Lane

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For most of the 20th century, these communities could not participate equally with the white majority in direct and indirect fossil fuel consumption. (Photo:Pinterest) Views
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Jim Crow in our Climate Crisis
Critics of House Resolution 109 (H. RES. 109)—the “Green New Deal” (GND) introduced in Congress by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)—have condemned this nonbinding resolution for its inclusion of aspirations which, in their view, have nothing to do with...
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This shutdown, then, is a wake-up call for all working women and men–whether organized or unorganized, government or private sector. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Trump’s Federal Government Shutdown and Unpaid Dishwashers
“Over the past three decades,” reported Steve Reilly in a June 2016 USA Today article, Donald Trump “has been involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits.” Many of these lawsuits, Reilly notes, “involve ordinary Americans…who say Trump or his companies have refused to pay them.” Dishwashers, plumbers,...
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Of course, even as we are in the process of creating a RCP8.5 world, that world is not inevitable. It is not our fate because we can change course.(Photo: Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Climate Activists Must Organize Like It’s 2099
Though Donald Trump’s Black Friday release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (FNCA) completely backfired–the media relentlessly covered the report, and with devastating detail–Trump nevertheless managed to escape being held to account for what is (arguably) the Assessment’s most damning...
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The Workers Left Behind by the DNC's Fossil Fuel Resolution Views
Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Workers Left Behind by the DNC's Fossil Fuel Resolution
Last month, Trader Joe’s finally began to repair its store in northwest Santa Rosa, California, which was badly damaged in the fires last October. The “most destructive in state history” (until this year) and likely driven in part by climate change , the Santa Rosa fires destroyed many businesses,...
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"What will we do to keep the greedy and the hateful from doing further harm to the planet?" (Photo: EyesWideOpen/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
A Just Dystopia: Climate Activism Must Include Planning for the Worst-Case Scenario
“ Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere exceeded 411 parts per million (ppm) in May, the highest monthly average ever recorded at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, home to the world’s longest continuous CO2 record. In addition, scientists found that the rate of CO2 increase is accelerating...
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