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EcoJustice Expected To Rise Under Donald Trump

Originally published on EdenKeeper.org Creation Care leaders are predicting the coming Trump presidency will prompt more ecojustice activism, including non-violent civil disobedience, within US faith communities. Writing for Baptist News, Jeff Brumley states that “Faith-based protests of pipeline projects, global warming and other environmental causes won’t just be for the hard core anymore, thanks to […]

January 5th

Take Three Minutes To Climate Watch This Weekend

It’s still Climate Week, though the marches and summit conference are over. If you’d like to spend some time doing a brief climate watch this weekend, here are a few suggestions. These short takes are the result of surveying over 500 free and publicly available videos. Each takes around three minutes or less to watch. […]

September 26th

Climate Science In The Classroom (Fun Climate Education + Climate Action)

In the wake of dire warnings about the future and current threats of global warming and climate change from the US government, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the International Energy Agency (IEA), it’s clear that we need to tackle our illogical fossil fuel addiction fast. It’s critical that we tackle this issue […]

May 15th

UK Report: Cost of Stopping Climate Change = Pennies a Day (Less than Inaction)

  A UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report this week came out and showed that UK emission reductions would cost 1 to 2 percent of the country’s total GDP, just pennies a day per capita. “Statutory Advice on Inclusion of International Aviation and Shipping” reconfirms estimates made by the widely cited Stern Review half a decade ago. The […]

April 7th

Worst Idea Ever?

  Friends, What if someone told you we should abandon all hope for global climate action until 2020? Well, that’s exactly the proposal that the United States is pushing at the UN Climate Talks taking place this week in Durban, South Africa. The 2020 delay might well be the worst idea ever. Waiting nine years for […]

December 8th

Vulnerable Countries May Occupy Durban

  With rich countries prematurely sending out word that they are likely to give up on an international climate treaty in Durban, some concerned citizens, activists, and politicians from the world’s most climate-change-vulnerable nations are considering “occupying” Durban, the city in South Africa where the climate negotiations are taking place. “Diplomats from some developing countries […]

November 24th

Daryl Hannah, Greenpeace USA Executive Director, & More Arrested at White House; Tim DeChristopher Sends Letter from Prison (+ Top Activism Stories)

Climate change and tar sands activism continued at the White House today, with actress and activist Daryl Hannah (also covered by Think Progress), Greenpeace USA executive director Phil Radford, and more getting arrested.

Another big environmental activism story of the day was a letter from Tim DeChristopher from prison.

August 30th

Top 15 Activism Stories of the Week

Leading up to and since Tim DeChristopher’s sentencing, there’s been a lot of talk around the internet regarding the direct action that’s needed, and not needed, today. Everyone who cares about the environment seems to be getting into it. DeChristopher has now spent over one week of his two years in prison now, and people are trying to find a way to make his sacrifice worth it, to take his message to a louder megaphone, to bring about the change he (and all of us) have been striving for quite unsuccessfully…

August 4th

Just Do It: UK Climate Activism Film {VIDEOS}

At the end of 2010, I wrote a piece on an exciting, fabulous, inspiring documentary on UK climate change activism over on Change.org. The film is actually launching today.

Researching the piece, I discovered all sort of awesome UK climate activism I wasn’t aware of before. It made me really respect the direct action climate change movement in the UK, which seems to be leagues ahead of the US direct action movement. I just ran across the documentary — Just Do It — again and thought it was high time (British English) to share it with folks over here on Planetsave.

July 15th

TV News Completely Biased against Climate Change Action (Citizens Still Support It)

Media Matters has conducted a study on the climate change and climate action coverage of major TV networks and has come to a striking (though, not too surprising) conclusion: these TV news networks have heavily skewed the debate towards climate inaction (at the great frustration of climate scientists and all those who care about a livable climate).

June 8th

LA Times & Washington Post Slam Climate Change Inaction (of Republicans and Obama)

If you follow climate science news and communication closely, you know that the NYTimes and Washington Post blow the story often. But maybe all the criticism of that, more education on the matter, and an understanding of the true crisis has woken up the editorial board of the Washington Post. A recent op-ed is titled “Climate change denial becomes harder to justify” and starts with these lines…

May 23rd

Why Are We Fascinated with Short-term Destruction & Fear (i.e. Volcanoes, Rapture) but Oblivious to Long-term Harms (i.e. Global Warming)?

Yeah, this is something I’ve thought about a lot, and read psychological articles on — it’s not new. But with the eruption of the Icelandic volcano, Grimsvotin, on top of the hysteria (or mocking of hysteria) regarding Rapture, this question has flooded my thoughts and left me in wonder again.

May 22nd

16-Year-Old iMatter Leader & Kids vs Global Warming Founder is Suing the US

Yes, you read that right, 16-year-old Alec Loorz, who I’ve written about a couple times before, is taking his concerns about catastrophic global warming and how it will affect his and future generations to another level. Beyond the direct action and online activism that he is a clear leader in, he is now suing the United States of America.

10 days ago, he wrote: “This morning I filed a lawsuit against the United States of America, for allowing money to be more powerful than the survival of my generation, and for making decisions that threaten our right to a safe and healthy planet.”

May 17th

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

Hertsgaard Nails Inhofe, Oil Lobbyists [Amazing Video Interviews]

Wow, no joke, Mark Hertsgaard nailed it in some key interviews with “climate cranks” in Washington this week. Explicitly pointing out that the most prestigious, overarching scientific bodies in the world have supported climate scientists’ work and conclusions and have stated that accelerated and potentially catastrophic climate change caused by humans is happening; that the […]

February 17th

Thank HP for Its Climate Action (Green Watching Update)

Here’s a call to action you don’t often see. It’s not about a non-green company and asking the company to clean up its act, but it’s about thanking an electronics giant, Hewlett-Packard (HP), for being a green leader. ClimateCounts.org Green Watching campaign is teaming up with DoSomething.org’s Green Your School Challenge this week to get teens across the country […]

February 14th

Climate Action Calculator Goes One Step Further

Here’s a cool website I recently found out about. I’m sure you’ve probably seen carbon or ecological footprint calculators before, but a new one from Climate Action takes us one significant step further. First, like many such calculators, you input certain info regarding your electricity usage, gas usage, flying details, etc. and find out, approximately, […]

December 27th