Saturday, May 11, 2013 400 Parts Per Million (3 comments)
Now, more than ever before, we are reaping the consequences of our recklessness. From Superstorm Sandy, which crippled New York City and large areas of New Jersey, to a drought that parched more than half of our nation; from a flood that inundated large swaths of Australia to rising seas affecting millions around the world, the reality of the climate crisis is upon us.
Sunday, February 10, 2013 We're in Trouble (10 comments)
Human civilization has reached a fork in the road. One of two paths must be chosen. Both lead us into the unknown. But one leads toward the destruction of the climate balance on which we depend, the depletion of irreplaceable resources that sustain us, the degradation of uniquely human values, and the possibility that civilization as we know it would come to an end. The other leads to the future.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Meet Paul Ryan (3 comments)
In addition to his opposition to meaningful action to reduce global warming pollution, Paul Ryan's budget called for "drastic cuts in federal spending on energy research and development and for the outright elimination of subsidies and tax breaks for wind, solar power and other alternative energy technologies."
Thursday, January 26, 2012 Living on Thin Ice (3 comments)
The climate crisis is also causing momentous changes in remote regions far from major population centers, in places like Antarctica, Greenland and the North Polar Ice Cap. Some of the most dangerous changes in our climate system are the ones that often receive the least attention.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 What Do the Debt Ceiling and Climate Crisis Have in Common? (5 comments)
One of the problems that the Congress is encountering as it tries to raise the debt ceiling is that a significant number of Republican and Tea Party Members of Congress apparently hold the view that there actually would not be consequences for global markets or the US economy if we defaulted. This view is, of course, absurd. The same problem is found in the debate over the climate crisis.
Sunday, February 28, 2010 We Can't Wish Away Climate Change (20 comments)
The pathway to success is still open, though it tracks the outer boundary of what we are capable of doing. It begins with a choice by the United States to pass a law establishing a cost for global warming pollution. The House of Representatives has already passed legislation, with some Republican support, to take the first halting steps for pricing greenhouse gas emissions.
Monday, December 8, 2008 Don Siegelman is America's #1 "Political Prisoner"
As Don recently said, "We must win these fights to unravel the injustices that have been perpetrated against our democracy. With your help, Karl Rove and his accomplices will be held accountable for their abuse of power -- and I can clear my name for good."
Monday, December 10, 2007 Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (23 comments)
nobel created his prize after reading a premature report of his death. Gore says, "Seven years ago tomorrow, I read my own political obituary in a judgment that seemed to me harsh and mistaken "" if not premature. But that unwelcome verdict also brought a precious if painful gift: an opportunity to search for fresh new ways to serve my purpose."