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Is the Clean Power Plan Un-American?

Taking cues from Trump’s exhibitionist tirades, Republicans are ramping up the rhetoric against the EPA. A recent House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting was the latest venue for Republican ranting that climaxed in a condemnation of the Clean Power Plan as “un-American.” Janet McCabe, the EPA’s acting assistant administrator, was called as a witness to […]

July 15th

Al Gore & Bill Maher Talk Climate Change & The Deniers

Take a few moments for this video — despite the compromised visual quality, the sound is fine. The conversation flows nicely. Climate Reality leader Al Gore and Bill Maher talk climate change and the deniers. It is a short conversation complete with great reminders and touches of humour (as typical of Maher’s style). Mayer’s questions enhance the […]

January 31st

Good News For Climate Watchers

If you’re concerned about the world’s climate (including what’s happening in the United States), today’s a great day to self-educate. Two good news for climate watchers opportunities are available. First, 24 Hours of Reality: 24 Reasons for Hope starts today at noon and continues for the next 24 hours, live from Brooklyn, New York. The program […]

September 16th

New "Tool for Action" from Climate Reality Project

Climate Reality Project, Cape Verde (UN in Cape Verde on Flickr/Climate Reality Project/Masakazu SHIBATA) Sometimes one website just doesn’t seem able to serve all the goals of a complex, multi-actor organization. The Climate Reality Project had this problem and just unveiled its chosen solution today. We recommend you check it out. With a global movement […]

June 10th

Al Gore On Corruption In Politics & Media

I just read a wonderful article about and interview with Al Gore on POLITICO. Worth your time, I believe. Al Gore is such an excellent communicator. One of the best out there on the topic of global climate change. However, if you aren’t drawn to read the full thing, here are some key excerpts from the interview part picked out […]

May 3rd

International Radio Broadcast Equivocal About Geoengineering

In a spot aired this afternoon called “Geoengineers: Who will rule the climate?” the world’s third largest radio station, Voice of Russia, seems to be wobbling on whether or not wholesale scientific experimentation could alter the destructive path of anthropomorphic climate change. VOR, reportedly the first radio station to broadcast internationally, serves about 109 million listeners of […]

January 23rd

Geoengineering is Insane, Says Al Gore

Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore pulled no punches about geoengineering in a phone conference with reporters on Wednesday. He was apparently reacting to a suggestion in a leaked draft summary of the forthcoming climate solutions section of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change fifth climate assessment report. The definitive study, to be released in […]

January 20th

Al Gore: 'Democracy Has Been Hacked' & It's Time for 'Occupy Democracy'

  Last week, at the popular South By Southwest techie conference, former president vice president Al Gore gave us a straight-up line of U.S. politics and society today: “Our democracy has been hacked.” In particular, Gore was focusing on Big Money’s takeover of our political system. Gore’s call to action? “Occupy Democracy!” “He pushed for the creation […]

March 20th

Al Gore DIDN'T Polarize Global Warming Debate (+ Media & Obama Dropping the Ball)

For anyone still confused about this, here’s a great post by Joe Romm of Climate Progress reposted in full below. The post, based on a new study, also tackles other common myths the global-warming-denial contrarians love to spread and many greens will even parrot. Other big points are that Obama’s silence on global warming is […]

February 9th

Video Games to Tackle Global Warming

  We’ve written about Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project several times now. And you can still host a Climate Reality presentation in your town (we encourage that). But Gore and the team have been looking to expand their reach even further by getting into video games. Gore’s already tackled film, concerts, and books — why not […]

January 15th

Activism News & Action Opportunities Round-Up (10 Stories)

  1. Activists occupied KFC on two continents last week. More from the Dogwood Alliance: “Colonel Sanders and various woodland creatures made appearances at over 150 KFC restaurants across the country and various locations in Europe to deliver a message, ‘Stop destroying Southern forests for your throwaway packaging.’ The iconic KFC bucket and other KFC […]

November 22nd

Myles Allen & Guardian Screw & Misquote Al Gore; Joe Romm Sets the Record Straight

When I first saw this piece in the Guardian, I thought “WTF?” The Guardian is actually the only mass media machine I really respect and follow on global warming and climate change issues. But this piece tearing into Gore for a quote that was not actually a Gore quote (but a Guardian journalist’s quote) was a shocker, and abysmal piece. Interestingly, it came from a climate scientist who doesn’t seem to be getting the respect his colleagues is getting. Anyway, here’s Dr. Joe Romm’s full debunking:

October 12th

Al Gore Launches Climate Reality Project

Al Gore turned from a waffling politician to a leading climate action activist a few years ago. If someone mentions Al Gore now, probably the #1 association that comes to mind is global warming, due to his wildly popular and influential film “An Inconvenient Truth” and resulting Nobel Peace Prize. While there are probably thousands upon thousands of trolls spreading misinformation about Al Gore and climate change across the internet, confusing the public and hurting a very respectable man’s reputation, Al Gore and his message are tremendously needed today.

July 13th

Quote of the Week: Al Gore

Yeah, I think I skipped a week or two, but this excellent quote by Al Gore in his completely excellent article in Rolling Stone this week is worth some highlighting:

“Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real. It is time to act.”

June 25th

Power Shift 2011 {Videos — Gore, McKibben, DeChristopher}

I did a short preview of Power Shift 2011 last week. Unfortunately, living across the pond (and half a continent away), I wasn’t able to make it to the event. If you’re like me & wish you could have been there, here are a few great videos from the event, videos of wonderful speeches on global warming, climate change, and activism by Tim DeChristopher, Al Gore, and Bill McKibben.

April 18th

Glenn Beck’s 10 “Best” Anti-Environment Freak Outs

Our good friend Timothy Hurst over at ecopolitology recently created a top 10 list of Glenn Beck’s “Greatest” (i.e. most absurd) anti-environment freak outs. Good stuff,.. if he were actually joking. From the EPA merging with churches to the green movement thinking humans are viruses to Al Gore creating Hitler youth, Glenn Beck has proposed […]

October 27th

Think Al Gore is Too Soft? Join This Climate Change Cult!

Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence, a handful of deniers manage to keep arguing about the existence, causes, and likely outcomes of global warming. Not to be outdone by this conventional irrationality, we have a few oddballs on the ‘believing’ side of the fence too. Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment, a new-age religious cult based out of […]

November 3rd