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Union of Concerned Scientists: House Climate Crisis Committee report offers strong foundation for climate action

The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a Climate Crisis Action Plan Tuesday—titled “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy and Just America”—which is the culmination of a year-long effort that included community conversations and public hearings across the United States. The aim of […]

As Coronavirus Cases and Unemployment in the US Climb, 39 Groups Launch Coalition for Clean Energy and Healthy Communities

As confirmed coronavirus cases and unemployment claims in the United States continue to rise, 39 environmental, faith, and public health organizations came together Thursday to launch a coalition advocating for federal action that “creates jobs, protects public health and the environment, and advances equity and justice.” By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams “The legislative response to […]

June 25th

Linking climate change policy to social and economic justice makes it more popular

Amid persistent calls for a green and just recovery from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests against systemic racism and injustice, researchers on Friday detailed recent studies showing “policy packages that address the climate crisis alongside income inequality, racial injustice, and the economic crisis are more popular among voters.” By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The protests sparked by Minneapolis police […]

June 13th

Climate Hawk RL Miller wins election to DNC (This should shake things up)

RL Miller, founder of the advocacy group Climate Hawks Vote (and regular contributor to RedGREENandBlue), was elected to the Democratic National Committee last Friday—and she intends to push the Democratic Party’s governing body to improve how it handles the climate crisis and fossil fuel industry, according to a Thursday interview in Emily Atkin’s HEATED newsletter. By Jessica Corbett Common […]

Australia listened to the science on coronavirus. Imagine if we did the same for coal mining

Australia’s relative success in stopping the spread of COVID-19 is largely due governments taking expert advice on a complex problem. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of decisions on projects that threaten the environment – most notably, Adani’s Carmichael coal mine. Our research published today in Nature Sustainability documents how state and federal governments repeatedly ignored […]

Climate roundup: Megadraughts, megafloods, megamelts

Yes, it’s as bad as that sounds. Decades-long droughts, more and bigger floods wiping out crops, more and worse glacial melting. And for all of the governments and corporations aiming at 100% renewables, it will get much worse before it gets better, when we can finally go Carbon Negative. This is not off in the […]

May 10th

Global mayors say after the Coronavirus, there’s no return to business as usual – put climate action at center of recovery

Mayors of megacities that are members of C40, a network pledged to addressing climate change, are saying that going back to the old normal in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is not a suitable approach to recovery. The organization represents more than 750 million people and approved a “statement of principles” committing them to ensuring that their recovery plans are driven by […]

May 9th

Both conservatives and liberals want a green energy future, but for different reasons

Political divisions are a growing fixture in the United States today, whether the topic is marriage across party lines, responding to climate change or concern about coronavirus exposure. Especially in a presidential election year, the vast divide between conservatives and liberals often feels nearly impossible to bridge. By Deidra Miniard, Indiana University; Joe Kantenbacher, Indiana […]