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.
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.
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.
Tom Hayden: The policy goal of this de facto Green Bloc is to maintain progress towards the international climate science goal of 80 percent greenhouse gas reductions below 1990 levels by 2050.
Climate Action March: Thousands are expected to march after a 9:00 a.m. rally at the Great Lawn at Wilmington Waterfront Park.
Johnny Townsend: Trying to recover from all the damage caused by water pollution and carbon emissions and other toxins will cost the country a great deal more than the short-term profits waiting to be made now.
Mark Naison: The people of Rockaway are again reminded that they are living in the land that God, and the City of New York has forgotten.
Tina Dupuy: We’ve spent trillions to protect ourselves against terrorists and done nothing to keep our biggest cities above water in a storm.
Joseph Palermo: The dominant ideas of any society are those that benefit its ruling elites. Nothing signifies this fact more clearly than the pathetic “debate” we’ve had on global climate change over the last decade or so.
Steve Hochstadt: Among voters, according to a poll in 2011, party affiliation also determines scientific belief: 80% of Democrats and 47% of Republicans say that warming has been occurring.
Jackie Cornejo: The pot of money that goes towards building and maintaining our roads and bridges has gotten smaller and smaller over the last three decades for several reasons
Steve Hochstadt: Even when 97% of the world’s scientists engaged in climate research (yes, 97%) agree that global warming caused by human actions is occurring now, it’s easy to close our eyes for one more day.
Paul Loeb: If we want President Obama to make the right decision on the Keystone Pipeline and deny the permit, maybe it’s time to Occupy Exxon, with creative protests at local Exxon/Mobil stations.