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Global Just Recovery Gathering kicks off to harness ‘Collective People Power’ and create a ‘Better Future for All’

A three-day event called the Global Just Recovery Gathering kicked off Friday and is aimed at being “a space to design new pathways for a better future for all.” By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams “There is nothing we can’t achieve if we pool our collective people power together, and create the forces of change necessary for a […]

April 10th

Mary Ann Hitt: After 12 years, I’m leaving the Sierra Club

After 12 remarkable years at the Sierra Club, I’m moving on to a new opportunity. On April 22, I’ll be going to work for Energy Innovation as Senior Director of Climate Imperative, a new project that aims to cut emissions at the speed and scale needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. It’s very bittersweet […]

April 3rd

It’s not just 98% of scientists. Most ECONOMISTS see need for drastic climate action!

While scientists and campaigners continue calling on world leaders to pursue more ambitious policies to cut planet-heating emissions based on moral arguments and physical dangers, a U.S. think tank released survey results on Tuesday that make a clear economic case for sweeping climate action. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The Institute for Policy Integrity at New York […]

April 2nd

President Biden introduces the American Jobs Plan – $2.3T for climate and clean energy infrastructure

The American Jobs Plan represents the first half of a two-pronged recovery proposal that the Biden administration is planning to detail in the coming days, with the healthcare-focused second part expected some time next month. At a speech in Pittsburgh Wednesday, Biden outlined the infrastructure and climate portion of the package, which calls for just […]

April 1st

Michael Mann plus 1000 more scientists tell Biden: We need a robust 50% emissions cut by 2030

Over 1,000 scientists urged President Joe Biden on Tuesday to pursue a “robust target” of slashing the nation’s “emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030 and transitioning to a net-zero emissions economy no later than 2050.” “This goal is both technically feasible and necessary—now we need action,” the experts write in an open letter […]

March 31st

Steel is vital to the green transition – here’s how to scrub out the industry’s emissions

Coal generated less than 2% of Britain’s electricity in 2020, despite being the largest single energy source seven years earlier. While the country’s electricity gets cleaner every year, there’s one sector where this carbon-rich fossil fuel remains difficult to replace: steelmaking. Stephen Carr, University of South Wales The Conversation If approved, Woodhouse Colliery in Cumbria […]

March 28th

Want to get training in faith-based climate action? Sign up for the Evangelicals Environmental Network Parner Program

Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) has opened applications for their Partners Program. EEN is looking for Christ followers who are ready to take their activism to the next level through community building, civic engagement, and faithful advocacy. By Evangelical Environmental Network The program seeks to educate participants on the scriptural basis for environmental care, as well […]

‘The Time Is Now’: Survey finds overwhelming international support for greater environmental protection ahead of UN Climate Conference

An international survey conducted by the University of Cambridge and YouGov ahead of this November’s COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference, and published on Monday, found overwhelming support around the world for governments taking more robust action to protect the environment amid the worsening climate crisis. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams  The pollsters surveyed 14,627 adults in seven […]

March 4th

One of America’s most prescient political thinkers on the changing politics of climate change: Prof Dana Fisher

A little more than two weeks before Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, University of Maryland sociologist Dana Fisher warned that “America is drifting towards a violent schism.” Later reflecting on the insurrection, she mused that she got everything right except for the date and the time. But it’s not all bad, she said. Fisher, author of American Resistance: […]

February 27th