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Climate

 

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Hits Highest Level in Over 4 Million Years

"If we want to avoid catastrophic climate change, the highest priority must be to reduce CO2 pollution to zero at the earliest possible date."

Brett Wilkins ·


'This Is How You Lose Your Majority': Progressive Warnings Mount as Dems Drag Their Feet on Infrastructure

"Republicans aren't interested in compromise. They never were. Let's meet the scale of this crisis and pass the bold package our nation needs."

Jake Johnson ·


'The IEA Is Starting to Get It': World Energy Body Praised for Finally Admitting Fossil Fuels Must Stay in the Ground

"Today's bombshell report from the International Energy Agency is easy to translate," said Bill McKibben. "Anyone who continues to engage or invest in fossil fuel development is wrecking the climate."

Kenny Stancil ·


Okavango, Oil Drilling, and the Tragedy of Africa

It is not too late for the governments of Namibia and Botswana to halt the race for an asset that is bound to get stranded as the world shifts away from fossil fuels. 

Nnimmo Bassey ·


Dingell and Markey Introduce $10 Trillion THRIVE Act to Tackle 'Our Biggest Emergencies'

The bill aims to ensure "an intersectional response" to the climate crisis, coronavirus pandemic, economic inequity, and racial injustice "that is proportionate to the scope of the problems we face."

Jessica Corbett ·


Biden 'Has Not Yet Done Enough' on Climate Emergency in First 100 Days, Campaigners Say

"Now is the time for Biden to back up his progressive messaging with climate action that will actually stop the crisis at the scale that science and justice demand."

Jessica Corbett ·


Greta Thunberg Says Humanity Must Not Be Fooled by 'Bullsh*t' Climate Targets of World Leaders

The Swedish campaigner says insufficient goals and empty rhetoric represent the "biggest elephant there's even been in any room."

Common Dreams staff ·


Climate Groups Warn Reported Biden Plan to Cut Emissions in Half by 2030 'Not Good Enough'

"Science and justice demand that we reduce emissions by 70% from 2005 levels by 2030 on the road to zero emissions by mid-century."

Kenny Stancil ·


Critics Warn $15 Billion Merger of Global Water Giants Would Create 'Dangerous Corporate Monopoly'

"Veolia's plan to dominate public water services all across the globe is becoming a terrifying reality."

Kenny Stancil ·


Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, CO2 Now at Levels Unseen in 3.6 Million Years

NOAA warned that carbon dioxide and methane "continued their unrelenting rise in 2020."

Jessica Corbett ·

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