Cheap coal is a lie -- stand up to the industry's cynical fightback
The coal industry's campaign of self-promotion is cynical and misleading. We should dismiss it and focus instead on meeting global energy needs sustainably. Solving energy poverty is an opportunity to prevent further hardship to societies struggling to meet the challenges they already face, and illuminate the way forward towards a brighter future.
Monday, March 10, 2014(1 comments)
Statement regarding Anwar Ibrahim
future prospects for accomplishing meaningful and necessary change on behalf of the people of Malaysia would be seriously depreciated if the capricious and slanderous imprisonment of an individual who has a universally respected understanding and affinity for the democratic process throughout the world is tolerated. The eyes of the world are focused on what will come next.
Saturday, May 11, 2013(3 comments)
400 Parts Per Million
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(10 comments)
We're in Trouble
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(3 comments)
Meet Paul Ryan
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(3 comments)
Living on Thin Ice
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(5 comments)
What Do the Debt Ceiling and Climate Crisis Have in Common?
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(20 comments)
We Can't Wish Away Climate Change
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(23 comments)
Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech
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."