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Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Keeping Global Warming Below 1.5°C May Still Be Possible With Immediate Action, New Study Shows

"It's good news from a geophysical point of view," says the lead researcher. "We are basically saying we can't build anything now that emits fossil fuels."

Jessica Corbett ·


As Planet Heats Further, Even Davos Elite Warns Humanity Is 'Sleepwalking Into Catastrophe'

"Sleepwalking? Nah," remarked Naomi Klein, decrying the "Davos Class" policies of global deregulation, privatization, unending consumption, and growth-worship. "Pretty sure your eyes were wide open."

Jessica Corbett ·


With US 'Drilling Towards Disaster,' Report Warns Anything Less Than Urgent Green New Deal Will Be 'Too Little, Too Late'

"Our findings present an urgent and existential emergency for lawmakers in the United States at all levels of government," says researcher

Jake Johnson ·


Feeling Blue About Climate Change? You're Not Alone

We need to hold fiercely to a vision of the future we want to see and work like hell to make it a reality

Kristy Dahl ·


10 Good Things About 2018

There is light at the end of the tunnel, and here are some rousing points of light from 2018, both domestic and international

Medea Benjamin ·


10 Costliest Climate-Driven Extreme Weather Events of 2018 Caused at Least $84.8B in Damage: Analysis

"The world's weather is becoming more extreme before our eyes—the only thing that can stop this destructive trend from escalating is a rapid fall in carbon emissions."

Jessica Corbett ·


For Climate Safety, Call in the Engineers

When world leaders convene at the UN next September to advance climate safety further, the world’s leading engineers should greet them with a global framework for action

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


As Cuomo Touts Green New Deal for New York, Critics Warn 'Empty Rhetoric' Just as 'Dangerous as Inaction'

"A true Green New Deal for New York must include a moratorium on all new fossil fuel infrastructure and a commitment to transition New York to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030."

Jessica Corbett ·


Despite US, Russian & Saudi Opposition, Climate Summit Reaffirms Paris Goals

"The agreements reached are wholly inadequate and do not reflect the urgency of the climate crisis we are in. But they might have a positive psychological effect, in keeping the Paris goals alive and encouraging governments to encourage companies and consumers to take action."

Juan Cole ·


'Morally Unacceptable': Final Deal Out of COP24 Sorely Lacking in Urgency and Action, Climate Campaigners Say

"The weak outcome of this COP runs contrary to stark warnings of the IPCC report and growing demand for action from citizens."

Julia Conley ·

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