All Articles on Climate

Young climate activists staged a silent sit-in Friday at the United Nations climate conference in Madrid News
As Press Swarm Greta, Fellow Youth Activists Stage 'Powerful and Strong' Silent Protest at COP 25
"We need climate action and we need change right now. And the time to act is now."
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"Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record level of 407.8 parts per million in 2018 and continued to rise in 2019. CO2 lasts in the atmosphere for centuries and the ocean for even longer, thus locking in climate change." (Photo: Andrew Hart/flickr/cc) Views
Despite Warmest Decade on Record, We Still Act Like "Addicts Blowing Our Carbon Budget"
"Another lost year leading to another lost decade. I don’t want to belittle the important things that have happened and are happening, but they are not enough. People will look back at us and wonder, 'What were you doing?'"
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From off-grid solar home systems to utility-scale solar and wind, the potential for major advances in the use of renewable energy is also growing rapidly on the African continent. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Africa Could Power a Green Revolution
With a thriving off-grid solar market and hundreds of millions of people waiting for electricity, the continent offers huge potential for renewables.
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden greets guests during a campaign stop at the Water's Edge Nature Center on December 2, 2019 in Algona, Iowa. News
People Who Want to Ban Fracking Immediately, Says Joe Biden, 'Oughta Vote for Someone Else'
"Might I recommend Bernie Sanders: the climate candidate," responds Vermont senator's press secretary.
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Environmental activist Diane Wilson on Tuesday saw a settlement reached with Formosa Plastics approved by a federal judge, clearing the way for $50 million in cleanup for Lavaca Bay in Texas. News
'David-and-Goliath Story' as Texas Environmental Activist Diane Wilson Wins $50 Million Judgement Against Plastics Giant Formosa
The settlement funds will go to environmental projects and cleanup efforts in the Gulf Coast region.
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The new right has set about reordering the political landscape. Mainstream parties have lost credibility. Politics have become even more polarized. Not just liberalism but democracy itself is under attack. (Photo: The Battle for Another World / Institute for Policy Studies) Views
Inside the Battle for Another World
Understanding how the new right went global—and how to stop it—is key to keeping our planet habitable.
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Sanders Scores Highest Mark on Sunrise Movement's Climate Report Card While Biden Told It's "Parent-Teacher Conference Time"
Sanders scored 183 points out of 200, followed by Elizabeth Warren with 165 points. Biden landed far behind with just 75 points.
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"Should a U.S. election not involve most people on earth? What would American political discourse look like, if it had to satisfy voters in Iraq or Afghanistan?" (Photo: Indy Media) Views
Envisioning a United World
A global insanity: the alleged sovereignty of nation states to decide who matters and who doesn’t, what matters and what doesn’t.
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A group of Syrian refugees arrives on the island of Lesbos after traveling in an inflatable raft from Turkey near Skala Sikaminias, Greece on July 15, 2015. (Photo: UNHCR/Andrew McConnell) Views
The New Stateless Peoples: Confronting US Culpability in the Climate Refugee Crisis
If floods and wildfires can take lives as surely as bombs and bullets, why has the United States adamantly denied entrance to climate refugees?
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"The fossil fuel industry must take full responsibility for the climate change crisis." News
Big Polluters Must Be 'Held Liable' for Destruction of Climate, Campaigners Say at COP 25
"For decades, big polluters have gone to any lengths to block, weaken, and delay policy. That time is over."
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