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Climate campaigners Views
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Climate Package Is a Dangerous Fraud
His promise to direct pipeline profits to clean energy is like allowing cigarettes to be sold to kids as long as tobacco companies make generous donations to cancer research
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The Last Battle of the Cree Nation
The Canadian tar sands, perhaps the largest such project in the world, is rapidly accelerating the release of the carbon emissions that will, if left unchecked, soon render the planet uninhabitable for humans
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The most important step to climate safety is a shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, especially wind, solar, hydro, geothermal and bio. (Photo: Harris County Fire Marshal's Office) Views
Oil and Gas Industry Has Way Too Much Control Over Congress
Either we escape from the malign grip of the oil and gas industry, or humanity will suffer climate wreckage for generations to come
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Sunrise Movement activists and allies outside Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office in San Francisco to say, "Support the Green New Deal now!" Views
The Hard Lessons of Dianne Feinstein’s Encounter with the Young Green New Deal Activists
Youth carry the moral authority here
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President Barack Obama takes a tour of solar panels with Col. Ronald E. Jolly, Commander, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, April 3, 2015. Views
After 40 Years of Government Inaction on Climate, Have We Finally Turned a Corner?
Policy expert Gus Speth talks about Our Children’s Trust’s lawsuit, explaining the U.S.’s longtime knowledge of climate change even as it pushed fossil fuels. But now we've got a fighting chance.
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London’s school children go on strike and take to the streets to protest about climate change (Feb 2019). (Photo: © Kristian Buus) Views
School Strikes Take Off as Legacy From ‘Grandfather of Climate Science'
The death of one of the world’s leading climate scientists this week and the swiftly expanding school climate strikes is symbolic of a generational baton change in the fight against global warming.
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The wildfire that wiped out Paradise, California, viewed from space. At last count, there were 88 confirmed dead, 296 missing, The fire destroyed 13,972 homes, 528 commercial buildings and 4,293 other structures. (Photo: NASA) Views
An Ecosocialist Path to Limiting Global Temperature Rise to 1.5°C
An emergency plan to meet the climate emergency
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In 'Blockbuster' Ruling, Judge Says Youths' Climate Case Against Trump Administration Can Proceed to Trial
"October 29, here we come!"
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valve turners News
Thankful to Avoid Prison, Acquitted Valve Turners Lament Lost Chance to Defend Planet-Saving Necessity of Pipeline Shutdown
"It's great that the defendants were found not guilty," said Dr. James Hansen, "but we missed an opportunity to inform the public about the injustice of climate change."
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In Landmark 'Necessity Defense' Trial, Valve Turners Will Argue Saving the Planet Justified Tar Sand Pipeline Shutdown
"If we really go out there and sit down in front of the machine, eventually they can no longer operate it. And at this point, that is our only option."
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