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Stakes Are Higher Than Ever at UN Climate Meeting

Because 'life itself and the future of humanity is at stake.'

Sonali Kolhatkar ·

For Damage Done and Transition Needed, 50+ Groups Demand Global Fossil Fuel Tax

"A climate damages tax on the fossil fuel industry is one way to reverse the injustice of climate change, and ensure the fossil fuel industry pays for its damage—not poor people."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·

'Giant Leap Backwards' as Global Carbon Emissions in 2017 Soaring to All-Time High

"The urgency for reducing emissions means they should really be already decreasing now."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

US 'Spits in the Face' of World by Promoting Fossil Fuels at UN Climate Summit

"The Trump Administration should be held criminally accountable for what they are doing in the U.S. and around the world on climate change."

Jon Queally, staff writer ·

'Climate Justice Means No Walls': Sharing Untold Stories of Climate Migration

"We have created a narrative of fear, that migrants are to be feared and should be barred from entering our countries. Developed countries have a responsibility to stop this injustice."

Theiva Lingam ·

New Study Shows Urgently Needed 100% Renewable Transition More Feasible Than Ever

A complete transition from fossil fuels would create millions of jobs and save money while protecting planet from harmful emissions

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

Pacific Islanders Demand End of Fossil Fuels to Create 'Better, More Just World'

Coalition from low-lying region, endangered by rising seas and intensifying storms, calls for bold climate action

Julia Conley, staff writer ·

Trump Only President Not Invited To Paris Climate Summit

Understandably, as the US is the sole country in the world to reject the accord.

Juan Cole ·

Big Meat and Dairy’s Supersized Climate Footprint

As the meat and dairy industries descend upon COP23 to broadcast their “feed the world” narrative, let’s set the story straight: their emissions could lead us to a point of no return.