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Virtual film screening TONIGHT: “Other Side of the Hill” film looks at climate change impact on rural America

Join us for a (virtual) film screening: Tired of hearing doom and gloom stories about climate change? Join republicEn for an inspiring, solutions-oriented event. Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Other Side of the Hill is a short film exploring the impacts of a changing climate in rural Eastern Oregon — as seen through the eyes of local […]

September 29th

In new film, Greta Thunberg connects the dots between animal exploitation, climate crisis, and pandemics

A new short film featuring climate action leader Greta Thunberg highlights the connections between the climate crisis, ecological emergency, and the Covid-19 pandemic as well as other public health crises that are likely to arise from humans’ exploitation of animals—and explains how communities and policymakers can repair people’s relationship to wildlife while radically changing our […]

May 24th

One word: Sawalmem – Healing our relationship with the Earth – Interview with Michael “Pom” Preston

In his uplifting and internationally-acclaimed short film One Word Sawalmem, co-director Michael “Pom” Preston of the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Mt. Shasta, California gives us a rare look into the life of local Native cultural bearers – people who hold humanity’s most intimate knowledge about how to live in balance with the Earth and how […]

February 28th

‘The fossil fuel industry is terrified’: Gas company PGE sues to destroy small town’s Rights of Nature Law

In a clear signal of how the fossil fuel industry feels about efforts to enact Rights of Nature protections that safeguard communities and the environment from the impacts of coal, gas, and oil development, an energy company has—yet again—filed a federal lawsuit challenging a local law in Grant Township, Pennsylvania. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams This is […]

December 16th

I Am Greta Isn’t About climate change. It’s about the elusiveness of sanity in an insane world

Erich Fromm, the renowned German-Jewish social psychologist who was forced to flee his homeland in the early 1930s as the Nazis came to power, offered a disturbing insight later in life on the relationship between society and the individual. In the mid-1950s, his book The Sane Society suggested that insanity referred not simply to the failure by […]

November 28th

Carbon Fee: Check out this animated video from a very talented HS senior!

Sophie Fetter, a high school senior from Ann Arbor, Michigan, has taken her involvement with Citizens Climate Lobby to the next level. A member of CCL’s Ann Arbor chapter for over a year, Sophie has tabled at events and assisted with her chapter’s social media. She’s even spoken about the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act on […]

November 24th

Extinction: The Facts – Attenborough’s new documentary is surprisingly radical

We have learned so much about nature from David Attenborough’s documentaries over the past seven decades. In a new BBC film he lays bare just how perilous the state of that nature really is, why this matters for everyone who shares this planet, and what needs to change. Julia P G Jones, Bangor University The […]

September 26th

Climate Hustle 2 documentary preaches to the choir (for a hefty fee)

When Al Gore released An Inconvenient Truth in 2006, he won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Nobel Peace Prize. Since then, deniers have attacked Gore at every opportunity, but they’ve also tried their hardest to emulate his documentary’s groundbreaking mainstream relevance. By Climate Denier Roundup They’ve failed, but not for lack of […]

September 10th

6 best conservation movies for the whole family

It can be hard for anyone, child or adult, to believe in conservation and climate change when those in power are continually denying its existence. Thankfully, plenty of amazing movies and documentaries can introduce everyone to the idea of conservation, regardless of their age. By Emily Folk Here is a list of six of the […]

July 26th

Whoopie Goldberg calls for climate action in this beautiful animated film from Extinction Rebellion

Whoopi Goldberg has teamed up with Extinction Rebellion in a beautiful new animation, The Gigantic Change, set in the future. The stunning 3 minute film looks back from 2050 to show how people came together to save the world from the climate crisis. By Extinction Rebellion As we start to plan how to rebuild our […]

July 19th

War on Science: Even more debunkings of the lousy science of “Planet of the Humans”

It’s been a few weeks since Michael Moore’s deceptive re-release of Planet of the Humans, a documentary so loaded with errors it’s spawned at least 30 rebuttals and even more critical reviews. Scientists, journalists, activists, energy experts and even another documentary filmmaker have published debunkings, while the fossil-fuel funded climate denial network has praised it.   By Climate Denier Roundup “My friends and I […]

“Planet of the Humans” is arguing with a straw man in flames. But the age of fire is ending.

My CleanTechnica colleague in arms Steve Hanley beat me to it writing a piece reacting to the movie Planet Of The Humans, but as luck would have it, he actually encourages reactions from any of the several millions who actually watched the whole thing, which I did, mostly because a friend was unsure about its theses and wished to […]

Michael Moore’s film “Planet of the Humans” is a rehash of climate denial and anti-science BS

It’s impossible to know what axe Jeff Gibbs and Michael Moore have to grind by making the film Planet Of The Humans. If nothing else, it gives ammunition to the Heartland Institute and Fox News crowd who are always happy to find new ways to bash environmentalists. That’s not to say renewable energy has not […]

April 30th

The politics of the Green New Deal (video)

In the summer of 2018, Nexus Media took part in Freedom to Breathe, a cross-country tour that explored how climate change intersects with the racial, social and economic challenges that Americans face every day. We saw firsthand how fossil fuel pollution and extreme weather are damaging communities across the United States, and how ordinary people […]

February 25th

Effectively communicating about climate change: The power of framing

As CCL members, part of our work is to connect with people from a wide range of backgrounds and interests in order to build political will for climate solutions. If you have spent time engaging in dialogue over climate legislation, it is likely that you have run into this scenario: you are trying to convince someone […]