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Rather than Divest, Advocate for Carbon Balancing

May 22, 2015 by John DeCicco
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Divestment and Balance on Carbon

Divestment campaigns that seek to halt fossil fuel use are ill-premised because they confuse a means with the end. The end goal is to re-balance the carbon cycle; reducing fossil fuel use is an important way but the not the only way to accomplish that goal.[read more]

How the Solar Industry and Climate Activists Can Realistically Work Together

February 20, 2015 by Carter Lavin

Activists and Solar Business Cooperation

Climate activists and the solar industry are natural allies. Both groups want solar arrays on every home, school, and business; solar jobs in every town; and a fossil-fuel-free electric grid. Together these groups would be an unstoppable political force. Unfortunately, they aren’t working together, yet.[read more]

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If Divestment Won't Work, What's the Alternative?

February 16, 2015 by Harry Saunders
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Fossil fuel divestment will not keep carbon in the ground. Student activists should redirect their attention toward something that can actually be effective in mitigating climate change: advocating for radical increases in funding for basic research and innovation aimed at developing clean, cheap energy alternatives.[read more]

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Keystone XL Pipeline Opposition: Review of the Major Claims, Relevant Facts, and Most Probable Impacts

January 14, 2015 by John Miller
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Keystone Opposition Analysis

President Obama plans to further delay needed executive action on the Keystone XL pipeline project and veto any Congressional Bills that would mandate the pipeline’s approval. Is this Administrative action based on credible technical and economic factors or primarily politics?[read more]

Talking Climate Change in Lima: Who is Pushing for What

December 11, 2014 by Matthew Nisbet
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COP 20 Negotiations in Lima

Studies have described how the insider strategies of environmental professionals and the outsider strategies of activists have pushed UN climate talks in the direction of adaptation financing and human rights. Trends also suggest tensions between these two coalitions that could derail a Paris accord next year.[read more]

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Beyond Environmentalism: Marching toward Climatism

November 4, 2014 by Christopher Sellers

The People’s Climate March signaled that what we have long called environmentalism has shaken itself out of grassroots torpor. And in so doing, it may well have already become something else altogether; a new movement--shall we call it climatism?[read more]

People's Climate March and Conservatives: Should Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben Engage the Political Right?

October 14, 2014 by Johannes Urpelainen

On September 21, hundreds of thousands joined the People’s Climate March in New York. While the marchers were diverse, it was diversity among liberals and leftists. The anti-globalization, anti-corporate, anti-agribusiness, socialist, and labor activists were all there in large numbers, making a lot of noise.[read more]

People's Climate March: Why We March

September 27, 2014 by Sieren Ernst

Climate Activism

We left at six in the morning from D.C., bleary-eyed and unresponsive to the bus leader who gave us the run down on how the day would go. But by ten o’clock, when the bus rolled into New York City, people were introducing themselves, chatting about their points of origin, reasons for coming.[read more]

The Gathering Storm: U.S. Must Lead Action on Climate Change

September 26, 2014 by Daniel Kammen

We face a threat from climate disruption. And the U.S. must lead to a clean energy future and a healthier world. Or else the longer heat waves, prolonged drought, crop failures, rising seas, increased wildfires and floods, and natural systems crashing will create profoundly destabilizing effects.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: A Disturbing Climate March Observation

September 24, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Fracking, Activism, and Public Attention

The People’s Climate March in New York City drew an estimated 310,000 – 400,000 people. It’s great so many are passionate about addressing climate change, but it sometimes seems like people are quick to jump behind a cause without understanding the patchwork of issues that encapsulates it.[read more]

Top 10 Reasons You Won't See Me at the People's Climate March

September 21, 2014 by Scott Edward Anderson
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Activism Skepticism

The largest ever march calling for action on climate change precedes yet another UN summit on climate change that will result in a lot of hot air and empty promises, grand-standing, and long-winded proclamations and "commitments" that will never be fulfilled.[read more]

Marching to Make the Urgency for Climate Action Clear

September 21, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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People's Climate March

Climate change is no longer a far-off peril, it’s here and now. From Hurricane Sandy on the U.S. east coast to the horrific Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, from rising seas to widespread droughts, wildfires, floods and famine, climate change is taking a growing and grievous toll on our lives.[read more]

Climate Activism: Why We March

September 20, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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People's Climate March

A New York City councilman recently asked me to identify the purpose of Sunday’s People’s Climate March. Over the past several months, I’ve been thinking about this question a lot, but two days out, I think I’ve arrived at my answer.[read more]

Colorado Town to East Coast Anti-Fracking Activists: You're Wrong

July 27, 2014 by Simon Lomax
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Local officials in Erie, Colorado, are pushing back hard against a national environmental group for misrepresenting the outcome of a failed “ban fracking” campaign in their town. The officials say the Massachusetts-based group has “ignored or misstated” the facts.[read more]

Votes Show Strong Support for Colorado Energy, Rejection of Anti-Fracking Activism

July 5, 2014 by Simon Lomax
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Whether you’re in Loveland, Denver or even the nation’s capital, the events of the past two weeks have proved once more that Coloradans from across the political spectrum support homegrown energy production and all the benefits that go with it.[read more]