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Why We March

On Sunday, September 21st, a huge crowd will march through the middle of Manhattan. It will almost certainly be the largest rally about climate change in human history, and one of the largest political protests in many years in New York.

McKibben to Obama: Fracking May Be Worse Than Burning Coal

If you’re a politician, science is a bitch; it resists spin.

We want people to change their minds

We used to think investing in fossil fuel was okay, but the new science has convinced us, and we don't think that way any longer.

"This Should Not Come as a Surprise": Bill McKibben on Global Extreme Weather from U.S. to Sochi

While governors have declared states of emergency from Louisiana to New Jersey due to the massive snow and ice storm, other examples of extreme weather are being seen across the globe.

Bill McKibben interview - time for the climate movement to get on the front foot

"We couldn't outspend the fossil fuel industry – they have more money than God. But we had other currencies that we could find work in - the currencies of movements: passion, spirit, creativity..."

X-Ray of a Flagging Presidency

As the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline has worn on -- and it’s now well over two years old -- it’s illuminated the Obama presidency like no other issue.

Movements without leaders: What to make of life on an overheating planet

The history we grow up with shapes our sense of reality -- it’s hard to shake.

Is the Keystone XL Pipeline the “Stonewall” of the Climate Movement?

A few weeks ago, Time magazine called the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline that will bring some of the dirtiest energy on the planet from Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. Gulf Coast the “Selma and Stonewall” of the climate movement. Which, if you think about it, may be both good news and bad news.

Idle No More rises to defend ancestral lands—and the planet

I don't claim to know exactly what's going on with #IdleNoMore, the surging movement of indigenous activists that started late last year in Canada and is now spreading across the continent—much of the action, from hunger strikes to road and rail blockades, is in scattered and remote places, and even as people around the world plan for solidarity actions on Friday, the press has done a …

Obama Versus Physics

We could postpone healthcare reform a decade, and the cost would be terrible -- all the suffering not responded to over those 10 years. But when we returned to it, the problem would be about the same size. With climate change, unless we act fairly soon in response to the timetable set by physics, there’s not much reason to act at all.
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