Tina Gerhardt

Tina Gerhardt

Tina Gerhardt is an environmental journalist who covers climate change, UN climate negotiations and energy policy. Her work has been published by Common Dreams, Grist, The Nation, The Progressive, Sierra and the Washington Monthly.

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The Biden Administration has both the need and the potential to move forward quickly on the climate crisis. (Photo: Friends of the Earth International) Views
Thursday, February 11, 2021
How Biden Can Tackle the Climate Crisis
With the Biden Administration pledging to take the climate crisis seriously, some grounds for optimism exist. A first auspicious sign was President Joe Biden’s creation of two new positions: the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, the first climate-focused appointment to the National...
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Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline. (Photo via Creative Commons) Views
Friday, January 29, 2021
Indigenous Leaders and Environmental Activists Are Standing Firm on Their Demands of President Biden
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline, which has been a pendulum swinging back and forth since Obama denied a key permit for the pipeline in 2015 and Trump reversed that decision in 2017. Now, Sioux tribes are calling on Biden to stop the Dakota Access...
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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy answer questions during a press briefing at the White House on January 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kerry and McCarthy took questions from reporters about the Biden administration's plans and agenda on climate change issues. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Biden Rejoined the Paris Agreement. Now He Must Lead by Example.
This article first appeared on the website The American Prospect. On the same day he was inaugurated, along with signing a slew of executive orders, President Biden rejoined the Paris climate agreement. The move was celebrated as showing Biden’s commitment to addressing the climate crisis. As he...
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Disaster relief workers. (Photo: Creative Commons) Views
Monday, December 21, 2020
COVID-19, the Climate Crisis, and Mutual Aid
After COVID-19 struck in spring 2020, the absence of a concerted federal response prompted people across the country to begin self-organizing everything from food distribution to sewing squads to shelter. That work continues today, drawing on a long tradition. In the wake of disasters, most people...
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Hurricane Laura makes landfall in Cameron, Louisiana, in the early hours of August 27, 2020. (Photo courtesy of NOAA/GOES-East) Views
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Is 2020's Record-Breaking Hurricane Season What the Future Holds?
The most active Atlantic hurricane season on record began two weeks ahead of schedule and ended on November 30, 2020. Overall, this season was one for the record books. There were 30 named storms (meaning storms where top winds were 39 miles per hour or greater instead of the average 12). Of those...
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While the Biden-Sanders Climate Task Force shifted the Biden plan dramatically toward the Green New Deal, notable differences remain. (Photo: michael_swan/flickr/cc) Views
Monday, December 07, 2020
How Biden Should Tackle the Climate Crisis
On January 20, 2021, when President-elect Joe Biden takes office, he will be able to undo some of Trump’s damage to the environment by executive actions. Environmental organizations want these to include investigating and prosecuting fossil fuel polluters; ending fossil fuel subsidies and fossil...
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Thousands of water protectors and allies spent weeks at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota in 2016 to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. (Photo: Reuters) Views
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Environmental Justice Wins, Pipelines Lose
On July 6, a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) be shut down and emptied by August 5 until a more extensive environmental review can be carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The order marks a major victory for the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies, who have been...
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Activists from "Ende Gelände" have invaded the Garzweiler open-cast mine and occupied a lignite excavator. A banner with the inscription "System relevant? Mumpitz!" was attached to the excavator. The activists are behind it. (Photo: David Young/picture alliance via Getty Images) Views
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Ende Gelände: 'When Laws Fail, It Is time for Blockades!'
On Friday, June 26, 2020, Ende Gelände (a German idiomatic expression meaning "here and no further") occupied a mine excavator in Jaenschwalde, near the German-Polish border. The Jaenschwalde lignite-fired power plant is owned by LEAG , a Czech-owned company and the fourth largest power plant...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Stiglitz and the WEF: Making the Connection between Climate Change and Economics
The World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos this week. Why is the WEF vital for climate change?
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
70 Green Groups Urge Obama to Act on Climate Change
Last Friday, the League of Women Voters in Hawaii sent Obama back to D.C. on his last day of family vacation in his native Hawaii with a reminder that his action or inaction on addressing climate change will have a great impact on the island's future.
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