100% Renewable Electricity Possible By 2050 Researchers Tell COP 23. Bill McKibben Says We Must Do More

Researchers told those attending the COP 23 climate summit in Bonn this week that all the world’s electrical needs could be met by renewables by 2050. Activist Bill McKibben says the world must do more — much more.

Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Gains Steam In New York: Bill McKibben At NYU

The fossil-fuel university divestment campaign, started by the international climate change organization 350.org, is gaining momentum, as over two hundred student groupshave now formed official campaigns on campuses across the … [Read full article]

Bill McKibben & ~70 Others Arrested

The opposition to the Tar Sands XL pipeline just heated up a notch. Leading environmentalist & founder of 350.org just got arrested, as well as about 70 other folks. Here’s more from the 350.org Facebook page:

Bill McKibben on The Late Show with David Letterman [Video]

If you haven’t seen this yet, watch Bill McKibben‘s great appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman talking about a campaign to put solar panels back on the White … [Read full article]

On Valentine's Day, Americans Show They Don't Love Keystone XL (McKibben Flops on Colbert)

  Well, actually, the day before Valentine’s Day. 350.org and others were working to get half a million people, within 24 hours, to sign a petition to their Senators telling … [Read full article]

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.

Join the Circle — Circle of Healing & Ecological Responsibility, Circle of Love

In many cultures — for example, in our American Indian cultures — a circle is used to heal the community, to connect the community. Also, in many American Indian cultures, nature is the healer. This is not particular to Cherokee or Lakota, as we will see on November 6 when Bill McKibben and others hope to use such a healing circle to remind Obama of his promise: “We must be the generation that ends the tyranny of oil.”

Big Day of Climate Action Coming — Moving Planet (September 24)

By Bill McKibben

Dear Friends,

The last two weeks have been spectacular.

In Washington DC, phase one of the tar sands campaign has just come to an end, and 1,252 North Americans have been arrested in a massive civil disobedience campaign. This historic groundswell was focused on stopping the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline — but it also sent a larger message that people everywhere are willing to take bold action to move our planet beyond fossil fuels.

Obama's Defining Moment, Huge Tar Sands Action Coming (+ Top Activism & Politics Stories)

I received an email from 350.org the other day with a link to a great Bill McKibben article in the Washington Post. Worth a read. Here’s the intro:

Help Stop Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline {TAKE ACTION}

11 veteran U.S. and Canadian scientists and environmentalists (Maude Barlow, Wendell Berry, Tom Goldtooth, Danny Glover, James Hansen, Wes Jackson, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, George Poitras, David Suzuki, and Gus Speth) have jointly called for non-violent disobedience in front of our grand White House this summer to try to stop the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Tornadoes, Climate Change, Floods, Droughts Linked? No, Of Course Not… {Video}

This is an excellent video of what was already an excellent piece by Bill McKibben in the Washington Post.

Stephen Thomson of Plonomedia.com apparently decided to read McKibben’s op-ed while adding screenshots and videos of the incidents and information mentioned. It is a must-see…

Money Pollution: How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tries to Screw the U.S.

Following up on my post yesterday on 350.org’s the “U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn’t speak for me” campaign, Bill McKibben had an excellent post recently that I’ve been wanting to cover.

McKibben tears into the horrendous lobbying record of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which extends much further back than many might realize.

America’s Pledge — To Stop Global Heating

The United States is now the only country in the world not committed to the carbon reduction goals announced in Paris at the COP21 climate change summit in 2015. But … [Read full article]

Trump Considers Opening Pacific Coast To Oil Drilling

The Trump administration is reviewing plans for offshore natural gas and oil drilling in the Pacific. There have been no new wells of the Pacific Coast of the United States since 1984.

The Deep Ecology Collaboratory: A 3-day Environmental Conference

If you are concerned about the health of Earth’s biosphere and the threats to biodiversity, and want to take action to move things in a better direction, consider attending a 3-day environmental conference sponsored by Ecologistics, Inc.: The Deep Ecology Collaboratory.

Ben & Jerry’s & Tesla Fight Climate Change–Together!

You will find the latest climate petition in an unlikely place—Ben & Jerry’s stores and scoop shops across the United States. The Vermont-based company just unveiled Save Our Swirled, a … [Read full article]

Caution: Now Entering The "Years Of Living Dangerously"

Last week something rare and extraordinarily positive occurred on American television. Fortunately, through YouTube and 350.org, the rest of the world got to see it too. “Something positive?” a critic … [Read full article]

One Oil Spill Is Too Much. One, Two, Three Oil Spills This Week!

One oil spill is too much. Three oil spills happened in the last short week, bringing horror to humans and wildlife alike. Dirty oil, at the root of this, has no … [Read full article]

Dr. James Hansen Retires From 46-Year Career At NASA'a Goddard Institute Of Space Studies

Dr. James E. Hansen has announced his retirement as head of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, where he began his career in 1967. He plans to engage more actively in … [Read full article]

Oil Running Down The Road, Oil Pipeline Spill In Mayflower, Arkansas

“We can see oil running down the road like a river,” explains a Mayflower resident. Crude oil has leaked and this is extremely unfortunate to Mayflower, Arkansas; damaging neighborhoods, and … [Read full article]

Fierce Green Fire, Passion For Life, Passion In Activism — In 5 Acts

All of the sudden people said, “Wait a minute, this is not how we have to live.” …Call us Peace, We’re about peace… Paul Watson on a wide screen is … [Read full article]

Environmentalists Set High Climate Policy Expectations For John Kerry As Secretary of State: Pipeline Rejection Tops The List

  Leading national environmental organizations and climate policy experts reacted quickly to the December 21 nomination of Senator John Kerry as the next Secretary of State, stating clearly what their … [Read full article]

"Global Warming's Terrifying New Math" Gets Half a Million Views… My Thoughts

  16 years to change course and avoid six degrees Celsius of warming (or almost 11 degrees Fahrenheit), “which would create a planet straight out of science fiction,” as Fatih Birol, the … [Read full article]

Discovery Channel Gets Slammed for 'Frozen Planet' CO2 Censorship (Over 11,000 Speak Out)

  You would expect that the Discovery Channel would get the story straight on global warming and climate change, wouldn’t you? Well, it did, overseas, but when bringing its Frozen Planet episode “On Thin … [Read full article]

Forbes & Conservation Hawks Lay Top Commentary on "Heartland-Gate" & Anthony Watts of WattsUpWithThat

  Joe Romm has a wonderful series going on the massive (seriously massive) fallout from the Heartland Institute’s recent (and ongoing) stint equating people who understand climate change is happening … [Read full article]

Show Time — Make Sure Obama Doesn't Cave to Big Oil! (Take Action)

  Here’s an email Bill McKibben sent to US 350.org supporters who have been working on Keystone XL last night: Just in case you thought there was anything subtle about … [Read full article]

Obama: Keystone XL Round 2 (Obvious "No" to GOP Bullying)

  Below is an important email and action opportunity I just received earlier today from Bill McKibben and Tar Sands Action. First, though, a quick note from Dr Joe Romm … [Read full article]

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 … [Read full article]