Tom Weis

Tom Weis is the president of Climate Crisis Solutions in Boulder, Colorado.

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during an event to open a campaign office at Eastern Market in Detroit, Michigan, on December 21, 2019. Views
Saturday, February 01, 2020
DNC Showing Its True Colors (Again)
On Friday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) showed it has learned nothing from the 2016 election disaster. The same DNC that recently complained it could not change the rules to allow the candidates to debate the gravest challenge facing humanity—the global climate emergency—has now rigged...
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The youth-led Sunrise Movement launched a campaign earlier this year to urge the Democratic Party to hold a 2020 presidential primary debate about the climate crisis. (Photo: Sunrise Movement/Twitter) Views
Friday, November 15, 2019
DNC Dithers While the World Burns
It wasn’t long ago that seemingly every green group in America was up in arms over the Democratic Party’s self-defeating refusal to sponsor a nationally televised presidential debate on the climate crisis. With moral clarity, climate campaigners loudly demanded that the Democratic National...
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How do Democrats envision making the leap from fearfully refusing to sponsor a climate debate to the next President of the United States suddenly being positioned to rally an entire nation to get behind a World War II-scale national climate mobilization? (Photo by mdgovpics/Flickr) Views
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Another Open Letter to DNC Chair Tom Perez: How Are Democrats Going to Contain the Climate Worldfire If They Won’t Even Hold a Climate Debate?
Dear Tom, Since the first open letter I wrote to you didn’t seem to get through, I’m trying again. You probably don’t remember me, but I remember you. You made a deep impression. We met (twice) in Washington, DC in the fall of 2013 when you visited a drafty #Fast4Families tent on the National Mall...
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Monday, May 02, 2016
Bernie, the Little Bird, and What May Be Our Last Best Chance to Get It Right
Take heart , Sanders supporters. We’re down, but we’re not out . Bernie’s difficult path to the nomination just got a little rockier, but it’s still three months to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. If there’s anything I’ve learned from my years in presidential politics, it is to...
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Monday, March 21, 2016
The Revolution May Not Be Televised, But Bernie Sanders Is Going All The Way
First the political powers that be tried to count Bernie Sanders out after Super Tuesday, only to watch him come roaring back with a Michigan miracle that shocked the political world. After being given a 1 in 100 chance by pollsters of winning the Wolverine State, Sanders knocked down the Clinton...
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Monday, March 07, 2016
Why Bernie Sanders Is the Democratic Party’s Best Hope to Win the White House in November
What many expected to be a coronation for establishment candidate Hillary Clinton has morphed into a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Despite all the corporate media hype to the contrary, the long slog to the Democratic nomination is just getting started . This is a marathon ,...
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Thursday, January 28, 2016
Why Bernie Sanders Is Winning the Hearts and Minds of America
If you’re lucky, once in your lifetime, maybe twice if you’re really lucky, you’ll get an opportunity to support a presidential candidate who speaks to your values on a very deep personal level. For me, that chance came the day Bernie Sanders announced his presidential campaign. My reason for...
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Friday, July 03, 2015
America’s Zero Emissions Imperative
Last fall, we wrote an article explaining why zero has become the most important number for humanity. Since that time, zero emissions has been embraced as an idea that’s time has come by nearly 120 countries , leading European companies, high-profile CEOs, two Pontifical Academies, climate...
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Saturday, September 06, 2014
A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement
“ Zero emissions is an ambitious but achievable goal. ” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Zero has become the most important number for humanity. Why? Any chance of stabilizing the climate hinges on transitioning to zero greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as humanly possible. Simply slowing the...
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Friday, August 01, 2014
As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry
We’ve got this. Thanks to the courageous and indefatigable efforts of pipeline fighters everywhere, the tide has finally turned on Keystone XL . As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL’s northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation...
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