Evelyn Leopold: Trump told reporters later he was all for “clean air and clean water,” an indication he did not have a clue about climate change. The United States is the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases.
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: Who can doubt that four more years of President Trump and Mitch McConnell will all but ensure future climate catastrophes? Thus, the election is likely our most crucial one ever.
Leslie D. Gregory and Tom H. Hastings: Floods and storms exacerbated by climate chaos disproportionately harm poor neighborhoods, primarily people of color, in lower areas of cities like Houston and New Orleans.
Johnny Townsend: A huge contingent of marchers was coming down James from First Hill. Already, every spot along the impressive staircase leading up to City Hall from the street was filled with protesters.
The political forces which have argued against doing anything to reduce our impact on the environment, and which now actively reverse previous efforts to protect the earth, deliberately lie about what has already happened.
Robert Koehler: The “indigenous rights” being violated by the exploitation of the Amazon belong to all of us. We are all indigenous. We are all native to this planet — connected to its depth and life and mystery, even as we choose the path of ignorance and avoidance and, in the process, violate our own right to survive.
Jim Lafferty: It’s too late for wishful thinking; for hoping against all of our better judgment that the capitalist class will finally come to its senses and “do the right thing”.
John Peeler: There must be large numbers of educated Republicans who actually accept that climate change is real, that humans are causing it, and that life is going to get really hard for their children and grandchildren.
Michael T. Hertz: She did well in the debates, and her “Victory for Hemp” bill may turn out to be a way of getting Democratic progressives together.
Ellen Brown: For skeptics who reject the global warming thesis, reforestation also addresses the critical problems of mass species extinction and environmental pollution, which are well documented.
Vijay Prashad: The most exploited of these workers toil in the hot sunshine, part of the frenzied expansion of India’s cities and part of the crisis-ridden agrarian sector. When these very poor workers die, few pay attention.
Steve Hochstadt: In neither region, in no region, are Americans prepared for the basic changes in our water systems that global warming has brought and will keep bringing.
Pia Gallegos: The Democratic Party leadership’s failure to take global heating seriously is out of step with Democratic voters who now consider climate change to be a top-tier issue.