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Climate Action

Who Created the Renewable Energy Miracle?

Posted: 08.18.2021 no comments

 

by Paul Krugman (originally published in the New York Times)   As terrible as many things in the world are, climate is unique in posing an existential threat to civilization. And it’s horrifying that so many political figures are dead set against any serious action to address that threat.   Despite that, there’s still a chance that […]

 

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Why Mission 2030?

Posted: 03.08.2021 no comments

 

Humanity urgently needs to fundamentally change how it lives on Earth. The climate crisis is accelerating and looming ever larger. Tipping points have been crossed as evidenced by all the weird weather, historical droughts and floods, category 4 and 5 storms, an accelerating rate of sea level rise, accelerating extinct species and of course increasing […]

 

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We Can’t Hack Our Way Out of Climate Doom

Posted: 02.23.2021 no comments

 

Matt Simon covers cannabis, robots, and climate science for WIRED.   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on land use has resurfaced an uncomfortable reality. On top of everything it says about how we must fundamentally change our food system, cutting emissions alone is not enough to stave off disaster—we as a species have […]

 

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Mark Rylance and Zadie Smith join Writers Rebel event against lobbyists who seek to play down dangers of climate change

Posted: 09.03.2020 no comments

 

A group of artists and writers including Zadie Smith and Sir Mark Rylance have spoken out against the thinktanks and lobbyists at the heart of Westminster, gathering with hundreds of protesters near their offices on Wednesday night.     Speakers from Writers Rebel, a group formed in support of the aims of Extinction Rebellion, blocked Tufton Street in […]

 

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Climate: A New Story with Charles Eisenstein (2020)

Posted: 08.26.2020 no comments

 

Climate: A New Story shows us how we can reframe our thinking. Our Earth is not simply a resource, it is a complex, living and fragile hyper-interconnected system. Charles Eisenstein discusses how we might transform our mindset, to reveal a process that could be the quickest way to reverse climate breakdown; and you can be […]

 

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It’s Time to Put Climate Action at the Center of U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted: 07.29.2020 no comments

 

In the U.S. Democratic Party, perhaps no issue has risen more in prominence during this election year compared with prior ones than climate change. The number of self-identified Democrats who consider it a “major threat” is up from 6 in 10 in 2013 to almost 9 in 10 today. A slew of proposals – from […]

 

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Congressional Climate Crisis Action Plan

Posted: 07.02.2020 no comments

 

In this report, the majority staff for the select Committee lays out a framework for comprehensive congressional action to satisfy the scientific imperative to reduce carbon pollution as quickly and aggressively as possible, make communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change, and build a durable and equitable clean energy economy.     The […]

 

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Google Renounces the Oil and Gas Sector

Posted: 05.20.2020 no comments

 

Google is generally considered one of the most environmentally conscious large-scale enterprises in the world today, having remained carbon neutral since 2007. However, following a damning Greenpeace report that details how the three big tech companies (Google, Microsoft and Amazon) aid oil and gas exploration by providing tailored AI and cloud solutions, Google has upped […]

 

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Sweden Closes Last Coal-Fired Power Plant Two Years Ahead of Schedule

Posted: 04.29.2020 no comments

 

Sweden becomes the third European country to exit coal completely after Belgium closed its last coal power station in 2016, and Austria ended its final coal-fired energy operations earlier this month.   The plant at Värtaverket, in Hjorthagen in eastern Stockholm is owned by Stockholm Exergi, a company part owned by the City of Stockholm and which […]

 

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Mayors Call for a Green Post-COVID Recovery Plan

Posted: 04.22.2020 no comments

 

Today is the 50th annual Earth Day, but a very different one than we’ve ever had, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. So when Mayors Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento and Christopher Cabaldon of West Sacramento issued a draft report of their Commission on Climate Change, they made clear that the crisis is also an opportunity. […]

 

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