Ari Rubenstein is a high school junior who one of the leaders of the DC area “Fridays for the Future” student protest group and a Co-Founder of the Mother Earth Project, which encourages communities worldwide to decorate parachutes with artwork and concerned comments about the environment, march with them, and take them to their local politicians […]Continue Reading 653 words
Yesterday, with an all-out media blitzkrieg, former Secretary of State John Kerry and former California Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and a group of high profile leaders from business, entertainment, the military and politics launched a campaign called “World War Zero” to mobilize Americans and people around the world to tackle climate change.
Why This Matters: This is the most powerful group of leaders to mobilize yet — and leadership on this issue right now is in short supply.Continue Reading 543 words
It seems that climate change snarled traffic in both cities yesterday morning. The Extinction Rebellion, a global climate protest group that similarly shut down London last spring and they are planning to do the same again in October, […]Continue Reading 188 words
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Why This Matters: The student activists have clearly gotten the attention of the adults in the room. But have they helped us to reach beyond those who were already listening? Will these protests lead to tangible political action? These are important questions and the success of the entire movement lies in building political support among current skeptics, and in pressuring politicians to take action. And if anyone can get to those adults who have not been paying attention or who still don’t believe the scientific evidence of a warming planet, it is their own children.Continue Reading 349 words
It is a bold and innovative plan, with an emphasis on environmental justice. He promises: “In my first 100 days, I will propose new civil rights legislation to address the disparate impact of environmental discrimination and dismantle structures of environmental racism.Continue Reading 367 words
Next week, Tom Steyer will be with MSNBC, New York Magazine and Our Daily Planet, at Georgetown University for #ClimateForum2020 – a chance for students to question Democratic Presidential candidates about their ideas and plans to tackle the climate crisis. We were fortunate to get an exclusive preview of what he will say. ODP: Are […]Continue Reading 589 words
This was one of our most inspiring interviews of 2019. The Senate Democrats led by Senator Schumer are driving a climate change agenda that goes beyond clean energy. And we are pleased to say the Special Committee on the Climate Crisis has already been very active. We look forward to more from them. Senate Minority […]Continue Reading 917 words
Today, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Earl Blumenauer, along with Senator Bernie Sanders announced the introduction of what Blumenauer characterized as the “prelude to the Green New Deal” — a resolution declaring that climate change is a national emergency that “demands a “national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization of the resources and labor of the United States” in order to “restore the climate for future generations.Continue Reading 487 words
When it comes to climate policy, Governor Jay Inslee already has a plan to address nearly every element of the climate crisis, but on Monday he rolled out a new one — this time aimed at creating “Freedom from Fossil Fuels” by ending corporate welfare, holding polluters accountable, and transitioning the U.S. economy off fossil fuels.Continue Reading 570 words
By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha The first of the Democratic debates will take place this week. The Democratic Party refuses to hold a debate focused on climate change, and the candidates are likely to get only one question – if that – on this important topic. The New York Times asked all the candidates […]Continue Reading 728 words
By Alexandra Patel For the first time in history, people who want to have kids are having to face the hard truth that the world is undoubtedly going to be a worse place for their children because of climate change. The cascading effects of global warming, rising sea levels, and diminishing resources, while important issues […]Continue Reading 476 words
Even the Prince of Wales could not convince President Trump that climate change is real, though apparently, the Prince did give it a go during a 15-minute meeting on Monday between the two leaders that stretched to 90 minutes, according to The Washington Post.Continue Reading 492 words