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The Fraudulent Science at COP21 Exposed

The Fraudulent Science at COP21 Exposed

Before the ink had dried on the COP21 climate agreement, many from the food movement were reflecting on the process and plans worked on in Paris. In their co-authored Washington Post op-ed piece, A Secret Weapon to Fight Climate Change: Dirt, Michael Pollan and Debbie Barker wrote, “Unfortunately, the world leaders who gathered in Paris […]

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    The End of Fossil Fuels is Near

    The End of Fossil Fuels is Near

    The wheel of climate action turns slowly, but in Paris it has turned. There’s much in this deal that frustrates and disappoints me, but it still puts the fossil fuel industry squarely on the wrong side of history. Parts of this deal have been diluted and polluted by the people who despoil our planet, but […]

    5 Things Bill Nye Wants for Christmas

    5 Things Bill Nye Wants for Christmas

    Bill Nye sat down with the Rolling Stone’s Tessa Stuart yesterday to talk about his new book Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, which came out last month, and what he’d like to see come out of the COP21 Paris agreement. Bill Nye laid out his wish list just in time for the holidays. “By 2050, 100 percent renewable all […]

    How World Leaders Can Solve Global Warming With Regenerative Farming

    How World Leaders Can Solve Global Warming With Regenerative Farming

    France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the U.K., Germany and Mexico are among the more than two dozen countries that have so far signed on to what one day will likely be recognized as the most significant climate initiative in history. France’s 4/1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate puts regenerative food and farming front […]

    VW: ‘We’re Sorry We Got Caught’

    VW: ‘We’re Sorry We Got Caught’

    “We’re sorry we got caught,” reads a fake advertisement from Volkswagen, alluding to its emissions scandal. In conjunction with the COP21 Paris climate conference, the activist group Brandalism plastered this fake ad and more than 600 others across Paris to draw attention to the “corporate takeover” of the conference. This fake ad installed by the group Brandalism mocks […]

    Re-Tooling Economy for Low-Carbon Future is Critical Post-Paris Step

    Re-Tooling Economy for Low-Carbon Future is Critical Post-Paris Step

    The ongoing international climate negotiations here in Paris are an intricate ecosystem of policy wonks, finance ministers and world leaders trying to create one seamless tapestry called a low-carbon future. ICYMI: 100+ global companies call for bold #climate agreement in Paris. https://t.co/Az7WOS4RdN #COP21 pic.twitter.com/IodVOBsUwm — Ceres (@CeresNews) December 7, 2015 But there’s another equally important […]

    Why Climate Leadership Means Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground

    Why Climate Leadership Means Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground

    This has truly been a landmark year for grassroots environmental action. In the past four months alone, people power has derailed Shell’s Arctic drilling plans, driven the Obama Administration to cancel Arctic oil and gas leases for the next two years, won the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline and exposed Exxon’s decades-long climate denial campaign. […]

    John Kerry Pledges New Support to Vulnerable Countries at COP21

    John Kerry Pledges New Support to Vulnerable Countries at COP21

    This afternoon at the COP21 negotiations at Le Bourget in Paris, Sec. of State John Kerry addressed the conference. Sec. Kerry announced he would double the U.S. commitment to support efforts in nations and communities to more than $800 million. Sec. Kerry’s important announcement is another example of American leadership helping bring nations around the […]