Ezra Silk

Ezra Silk is Director of Strategy and Policy for The Climate Mobilization. He lives in Portland, ME.

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Bernie and his staff have responded to this feedback with continued engagement and a willingness to strengthen their approach to the climate and ecological emergency. This is real leadership. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Monday, March 02, 2020
Our Climate Mobilization Journey With Bernie Sanders
Over five years ago, we founded The Climate Mobilization. We started TCM because we saw a dangerous vacuum in our political system, the environmental movement, and our society as a whole. We faced an accelerating climate emergency and ecological crisis that threatened to cause the collapse of...
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"The only candidate running for President this year who has earned our trust as well as the trust of the Climate Emergency Movement—the only candidate with the moral courage to lead the United States, and the world, through the era of the climate and ecological emergency—is Senator Bernie Sanders," writes Silk and the Climate Mobilization team. "We are proud to endorse him." (Image: Climate Mobilization) Views
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
We Need an Unprecedented Mobilization to Fight the Climate Emergency. That's Why We Endorse Bernie Sanders.
We stand on the brink of the collapse of civilization. The United States is hurtling into an era of crisis as deep as the Great Depression and World War II. Our coastal cities are facing devastation, and urban and rural communities are being divided into islands of partisanship and poverty...
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Sunday, April 23, 2017
The “100 by ’50 Act” Cannot Become Our “North Star”
On Tuesday, Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders are scheduled to introduce the “100 by ’50 Act,” billed as “the most ambitious piece of climate legislation Congress has ever seen.” 350.org’s Jason Kowalski has expressed hopes that the symbolic bill, which aims to build a 100% renewable energy...
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The 2015 Climate March in New York, NY. Views
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
The Climate Emergency and the Election: A Pathway to WWII-Scale Mobilization
This week I will turn 28, and thoughts of the future are weighing heavily on my mind. Clinging to the idea of a relatively stable future, people encourage me to get real, grow up, and focus on myself — to make a lot of money, have a family, and live out a gratifying and stable upper-middle class...
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Paris Climate Talks and the 1.5C Target: Wartime-Scale Mobilization is Our Only Option Left
The Paris climate talks are over, and the postmortems on the final agreement are flooding in. Here’s our take: After 21 years of negotiations, we finally have an agreement that the majority of nations are expected to ratify. This is a critical breakthrough in terms of shared global understanding of...
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