Jamie Henn

Jamie Henn

Jamie Henn is co-founder of 350.org and currently serves as Director of Strategic Communications for 350 Action. Follow him on Twitter: @Agent350

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Wednesday, December 09, 2015
COP21: Strong Words from Secretary Kerry, But Will the US Back Them Up?
John Kerry started his political life as a protestor against the war in Vietnam, and today in Paris he spoke with the energy of an activist, railing against climate deniers, speaking about the moral urgency of action, and thanking people around the world for leading politicians towards a clean...
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Saturday, November 07, 2015
The People Rejected Keystone XL
Four years ago, on a hot August night in 2011, a few dozen people gathered in a church in Washington, D.C preparing to get arrested. It was the eve of Tar Sands Action, two weeks of sit-ins that we'd planned to take place at the White House to help elevate a relatively obscure infrastructure...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Climate's Moral Moment: The Pope and Divestment
Back in 2006, when I was a student at Middlebury College in Vermont, a group of friends and I teamed up with Bill McKibben, our "scholar-in-residence" on campus, to organize a walk across the state to call for climate action. It being Vermont, and Bill being a literary kind of guy, we started our...
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Friday, August 21, 2015
Hillary Clinton's Keystone Crisis
Hillary Clinton's pipeline problem started in earnest this July 28, when Bruce Blodgett, a retired software engineer, asked Clinton about her position on Keystone XL during a town hall forum in Nashua, New Hampshire. The video of Clinton's response is painful to watch, in part because it's so...
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Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Next Up, Mr. Obama... Keystone XL
On Monday morning, President Obama stood before a roomful of White House officials and environmental advocates to announce the release of the Clean Power Plan, his long awaited regulations on emissions from coal fired power plants. The President spoke of the "moral necessity" of climate action and...
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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Growing Fossil Fuel Divestment Protests Hit Colleges Nationwide
The movement to push colleges and universities to divest from fossil fuels is heating up on campus. Everywhere you look, divestment sit-ins, protests, and rallies are sweeping across campuses. At Harvard this week, more than 1,000 students, alumni and professors have taken part in sit-ins, rallies...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Real Way to Judge the US Climate Pledge
When any new climate announcement comes out, you have to judge it against two P’s: politics and physics . The first P tells you something important: progress on climate change is going to require government action and the ebb and flow of the political tide can help us determine the prospects for...
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Friday, December 12, 2014
The Climate Talks Find an Enemy at COP20: The Fossil Fuel Industry
The UN Climate Talks in Paris next December are shaping up be high noon for the fossil fuel industry. Over the last week, negotiators here in Lima have been working on the draft of a new climate agreement that world leaders hope to ratify in Paris. Up for debate is everything from forest management...
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Sunday, December 07, 2014
A Fossil Fuel Scandal at the Climate Talks in Lima
The fossil fuel industry has created a bit of a scandal for itself here at the UN Climate Talks in Lima. For the last week, a group called the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) has been passing around a booklet of side events they are hosting throughout the summit. Scheduled for...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Holding the Line on Keystone XL
Once again, the climate movement has demonstrated our ability to hold the line against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Today, after six hours of debate, a bill that would have approved Keystone XL failed to get the 60 votes necessary to pass the Senate. The tally was incredibly close: 59-41 in...
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