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Data! 10 charts show the economic benefits of US climate action

The United States made substantial progress towards a low-carbon economy over the past several years. Low-carbon technologies became more efficient and affordable compared to fossil fuels, while U.S. clean energy investment and deployment grew to new heights, creating millions of jobs. All this progress could be in jeopardy due to the economic impacts of COVID-19 and government […]

August 4th

It’s Not as Simple as Rebellion – The ability to hold paradoxes is one of the key demands for climate leadership

Over the past two years, Extinction Rebellion (XR) emerged into the climate movement with explosive energy. Thousands of people in Europe and the United States mobilized to engage in civil disobedience to demand that our political leaders take radical action to avert climate catastrophe. Particularly in Britain, XR has catalyzed an unprecedented level of public […]

July 11th

Activists criticize new Democratic climate action plan as woefully inadequate

“This is not an emergency response.” That is how Laura Berry, director of research and policy at the Climate Mobilization (TCM), responded to reporting on a congressional “action plan” for the planetary emergency from the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which the panel and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) unveiled Tuesday. By Jessica Corbett Common Dreams The […]

June 30th

Utah GOP Congressman joins CCL town hall on climate change, launches weekly climate chat

This May, the volunteers in CCL’s Wasatch Back, UT, chapter organized a virtual town hall event to draw attention to climate change, clean air, and the efforts underway regionally to create a cleaner environment for all. The town hall featured Republican Rep. John Curtis of Utah’s 3rd district, alongside BYU environmental economics professor Dr. C. […]

Meet 22 Black activists supercharging the climate movement (Video)

Organizers and activists long relegated to the sidelines are gaining momentum — and political power — as they push for bold solutions to the greatest challenge of our time. A new generation of Black luminaries stands at the vanguard of this movement. To learn about their efforts to fight exploitation and oppression, we spoke with 22 experts […]

​EcoRight veteran Alex Bozmoski to lead field-wide climate initiatives

Today, DEPLOY/US and republicEn.org jointly announced that Alex Bozmoski, Managing Director of republicEn.org, will transition to a new role as Vice President for Programs with DEPLOY/US. By EcoRight News/ RepublicEN “We’re thrilled to have Alex join our senior leadership team,” said Andrea Yodsampa, CEO and founder of DEPLOY/US. “Alex is a highly respected leader in […]

Senator Mitt Romney lists climate change among top three global problems

Utah Senator Mitt Romney, a leading EcoRight climate voice in the U.S. Senate, called climate change one of his three greatest fears to “standing applause from the crowd.” (FTR the other two are the national debt and China.) By Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN Romney said: “People say to me, ‘Are you sure that we’re causing (climate change)?’ And […]

March 3rd

Young people are committed to stopping climate change and plastic pollution

Thanks to so many young activists, the world is viewed more honestly through their words and actions. These inspiring children don’t have time for denial. They have work to do, and they do it. One of my favorites is Connor, MicroActivist’s founder. He is a child activist who has touched my heart. “Connor the MicroActivist is like the […]

February 27th

GOP propose modest climate change plans – deniers completely melt down

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s proposals to tweak the U.S. approach to the climate crisis have collided with the lying propagandists at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Club for Growth Action, the American Energy Alliance, and individual Republicans like the head of House Freedom Caucus. By Meteor Blades All these have weighed in against anything […]

February 21st