climate change

World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

TomDispatch by Michael Klare Rarely does the release of a data-driven report on energy trends trigger front-page headlines around the world. That, however, is exactly what happened on Nov. 12 when the prestigious Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) released this year’s edition of its World Energy Outlook. In the process, just about everyone missed its […]

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    Activists Shut Down UK’s Gas Power Station for One Week

    Activists Shut Down UK’s Gas Power Station for One Week

    Oil Change International By Andy Rowell This morning the last two protestors occupying the chimney of a huge gas power station in the UK intend to end their protest having shut the new power station down for a week. This morning the last two protesters from the No Dash for Gas group occupying the chimney […]

    Activists Unfurl Giant ‘End Climate Silence’ Banner in Times Square

    Activists Unfurl Giant ‘End Climate Silence’ Banner in Times Square

    350.org A big crowd of volunteers joined 350.org in Times Square yesterday afternoon to unfurl a giant parachute with the message “End Climate Silence” and an image of a hurricane.  “Meteorologists have called this ‘the biggest storm ever to hit the U.S. mainland,’ which is a reminder of how odd our weather has been in […]

    Students Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment on College Campuses

    Students Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment on College Campuses

    It’s Getting Hot In Here By Alli Welton and Ben Thompson In the 1980s, apartheid was an injustice too terrible to be ignored. Today, global warming is the tremendous injustice that demands our generation to unite and take action. Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, made history last Monday when it was revealed to students that […]

    This is the Cost of Coal!

    This is the Cost of Coal!

    Sierra Club Photo credit: Ami Vitale/Panos Pictures for Sierra Club Today the Sierra Club and Sierra Magazine released a photography project examining the effects of coal on the lives of everyday Americans. The feature, Cost of Coal, follows the life-cycle of coal, using sharp, poignant images to show the impact coal mining, burning and disposal […]

    The Wall Street Journal Exposed for Aiding the Fossil Fuel Industry

    The Wall Street Journal Exposed for Aiding the Fossil Fuel Industry

    Media Matters A Media Matters analysis reveals that The Wall Street Journal‘s editorials on acid rain mirrored misleading talking points featured in coal industry advertisements running elsewhere in the paper in the 1980s. The Journal also heavily promoted the claims of one particular industry consultant that was on the wrong side of science on acid […]

    Youth Activists Urge Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change

    Youth Activists Urge Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change

    Energy Action Coalition More than 50 youth vote activists with the Energy Action Coalition rallied outside of the Obama for America campaign headquarters in Chicago yesterday, calling on President Obama and Mitt Romney to take action to address climate change and support clean energy. The rally coincided with the release of Mitt Romney’s energy plan, […]

    Youth vs. New Mexico in Climate Change Battle

    Youth vs. New Mexico in Climate Change Battle

    WildEarth Guardians Akilah Sanders-Reed is a leader in the youth movement fighting climate change in New Mexico. Sanders-Reed is working with WildEarth Guardians in this remarkable legal action. New Mexico youth and WildEarth Guardians will return to New Mexico First Judicial District Court today for the second time to defend their right to a healthy […]