Karyn Strickler

Karyn Strickler is a political scientist, grassroots organizer and writer. She is the founder and president of Vote Climate U.S. PAC, working to elect candidates to get off fossil fuels and put a price on carbon. Karyn is the former producer and host of Climate Challenge on MMCTV. You can contact her at climatechallengetv@gmail.com.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Fear This, Congress: The People’s Climate March
The People’s Climate March has permanently changed national and international perception and proven that Americans care passionately about the climate issue. The diverse sea of black, brown and white people who flooded the streets of New York sent the message that climate change is a political...
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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Don't Sell Out the Pro-Choice Movement
“The ‘pro-choice’ brand has eroded considerably,” according to Frances Kissling’s front-page op-ed in the Washington Post’s Outlook section last weekend. Ironically, Kissling, who is the former director of Catholics for Choice, asserts that, “old strategies don’t work.” But her apparent misunderstanding of the political history of the abortion issue leave her proposed solutions in the stale box of proposals that have failed for decades. If you don’t grasp the history, it’s tough to see the future with c
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Monday, September 27, 2010
Appalachia is Rising Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
I am a coal miner's great, great granddaughter. My grandpap Miller was killed in an Appalachian coal mine - and I am rising -- along with Appalachia Rising, a group in Washington, DC today to protest the devastating practice of mountaintop removal coal mining. You've no doubt heard of "clean coal."
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Getting Some Green for Your Green: Giving to Reverse Climate Change
The end of the year is traditionally a time for giving -- money. Since people want some bang for their buck, some green for their green, I have compiled my list of 12 organizations that I recommend this year for your end-of-year donations. They are a dozen non-profits that I believe are doing critical work toward reversing climate change. The links below take you to the donation page, but please check-out these groups and their work for yourself by visiting their websites. I also included a renewable energy company to help you minimize your carbon footprint in the Ne
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009
The People Speak on Climate Change
"If it was easy, they wouldn't call it a ‘struggle.'" --Rising Tide North America
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Sunday, November 01, 2009
Carbon Cuts: 350 Is Not Adequate
Seeing children, activists, and ordinary people in 181 countries come together around 350.org's worldwide at 5,200 day of action events last week was truly inspirational. Their goal of putting the focus on science and citizens and not special corporate interests and backroom deals is admirable. They hoped to influence the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark in December to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
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Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Waxman-Markey Will Not Do: A 'Fell-Swoop' Moment Missed
"We have been too kind to those people who are destroying the planet ~ inexcusably, unforgivably, insanely kind."
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Friday, June 05, 2009
Gag Me with Clean Coal
Take a revitalizing breath of those clean coal emissions from the average coal plant, filled with carbon monoxide, mercury, arsenic and lead - all deadly toxic to humans in high amounts. Breathe deeply the pestilence that is clean coal.
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Friday, May 22, 2009
A Failure of Leadership: Rapid and Massive Action Needed to Avert Climate Change
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." ~Albert Einstein The super-powered greenhouse gas methane is bubbling out of lakes in the Arctic from melting permafrost, and we have entered the dreaded period where secondary effects of global warming could take the climate challenge completely out of our control. The time for genuine leadership and grassroots action that will effectively reverse climate change is fleeting.
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Friday, April 03, 2009
Obama Must Heed Alarm Bells on Global Warming
Last weekend, thousands of volunteers from surrounding states braved freezing temperatures to help people of North Dakota and Minnesota stuff sand bags for levee enhancements in a mostly successful attempt to contain the historic rise of the Red River. Twisters ripped through Mississippi, injuring scores of people, while a blizzard blasted Colorado and the Gulf coast endured yet another beating from severe storms.
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