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Prominent climate change denier funded by Koch brothers, energy companies: reports

A prominent climate change denier and researcher quietly took more than $1.2 million in payouts from the energy industry, including the Koch brothers and other oil lobbyists, for the past 14 years, newly released documents have shown.

'Fighting for the places we love': a vision for the climate battles to come

It is not preordained that low oil prices will either hurt or help the climate movement. If we do nothing, then it’s more likely that low oil prices will work against sensible climate action, just for simple economic reasons. When oil is cheap, people feel able to buy more of it.

Heft Notes: Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything"

Detailed summary of this important new book on how to combat climate change.

Five energy surprises for 2015: The possible and the improbable

There is an outside chance that one or more will occur, and this would move markets and policy debates in unexpected directions.

What climate change asks of us: moral obligation, mobilization and crisis communication

To call forth an emergency response from people, we have to put them in the role of rescuer. We must make clear that (1) an emergency is unfolding and (2) YOU have a critical role in responding to it.

Even climate change experts and activists might be in denial

One could argue that those who are very close to the reality of climate change are particularly prone to a need to split their identity. The knowledge they have, and the images they have seen, might unconsciously lead them to the above-mentioned counter-balancing and coping behaviours.

Fossil-fueled Republicanism

Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm.

A little hope on climate change

Looking for a little hope on climate change? Believe it or not, it’s here and it’s real. And I'm not referring to the fact that, at least temporarily, oil prices have gone through the floor, making environmentally destructive “tough oil” projects look ever less profitable.

Combat vs. climate: the military and climate security budgets compared

A new report connects U.S. military engagement and the threat of climate change. The U.S. balance between military and climate security spending compares unfavorably to the record of its nearest “peer competitor,” China.

Beyond divestment: climate-concerned philanthropists pledge to move billions to wind and solar

Groups have been divesting money from oil, coal, and gas for years. Now they’re hoping to get more climate-healing bang for their buck.

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