Larry Wines: In science, the burden of proof is always on whomever suggests a change in conventional wisdom, or the absence of wisdom that accompanies entrenched assumptions.
Climate Change, which was popularly characterized as "global warming", is a factor in all of our lives. The articles here discuss the ways we can challenge the power structure to enact policies that will help us to get off this destructive path.
Walter Moss: There is little chance that any Republican nominee will put dealing with climate change at the center of his/her agenda, but we progressives should insure that at least the Democratic nominee does.
John Peeler: When George Will extends this argument to the present, to argue that the climate change we are experiencing is also naturally caused, most people familiar with the contemporary climatological research would emphatically disagree.
Walter Moss: According to a 2013 “Conspiracy Theory Poll” conducted by a respected polling agency, “Republicans say global warming is a hoax by a 58-25 margin, Democrats disagree 11-77, and . . . . 61% of Romney voters believe global warming is a hoax.”
Steve Hochstadt: Who believes politicians paid by ExxonMobil instead of scientists, doctors, and conservationists? Gullible people who want to believe. That’s what makes hoaxes work.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: TMoving to a carbon-free nuclear-free energy existence can be achieved by making homes more energy efficient and reducing energy use.
Lance Simmens: If not so tragic it would actually be amusing that today many are more worried about Sharia law what very well be the Sixth mass extinction.
Michael T. Hertz: Coordinated, geographically broad demonstrations can work, and the bigger they are, the more attention they get.
RJ Eskow: Today’s blatantly amoral capitalism is an anomaly in modern history, a throwback to the days of the Industrial Revolution. But it is an anomaly we can no longer afford.
Juan Cole: You are much more likely to die falling in the bathtub or being struck by lighting than to be killed by terrorists or by Vladimir Putin, much less by Hassan Rouhani of Iran.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Despite evidence that the United States can move rapidly to a carbon-free, nuclear free energy economy, the opposite is happening.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flower: Fifteen years have been wasted by political leaders so we must take urgent steps to both mitigate climate change and adapt to the expected impacts so that we can meet our basic needs.
Dan Bacher: State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson’s bill to ban offshore oil drilling from an area of state waters in the Santa Barbara Channel known as Tranquillon Ridge stalled on the Assembly Floor on the evening of August 26, effectively killing the bill for the year, due to massive opposition by the oil industry.