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New Mobilization For Climate Action: World War Zero

New Mobilization For Climate Action: World War Zero

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.

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One Snarled Thing: Traffic In DC and NYC

One Snarled Thing: Traffic In DC and NYC

                                  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, […]

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UN Holds Summit for Young Climate Leaders

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.

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Castro’s Climate Plan Puts “People and Planet” First

Castro’s Climate Plan Puts “People and Planet” First

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.

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Preview of #ClimateForum2020 – ODP’s Exclusive Interview with Tom Steyer

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 […]

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Best of ODP:  Exclusive Interview with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Best of ODP: Exclusive Interview with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

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 […]

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Wanna Discuss the Climate Emergency?

Wanna Discuss the Climate Emergency?

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.

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Governor Jay Inslee Rolls Out More Climate Policy

Governor Jay Inslee Rolls Out More Climate Policy

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. 

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How Do the Democratic Candidates Stack Up on the Climate Crisis?

How Do the Democratic Candidates Stack Up on the Climate Crisis?

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 […]

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Climate Crisis Is Impacting How Millennials Think About Having Kids

Climate Crisis Is Impacting How Millennials Think About Having Kids

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 […]

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There He Goes Again – Trump Denies Climate Change in UK Interview

There He Goes Again – Trump Denies Climate Change in UK Interview

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.

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If We Face the Truth, Everything Is Possible

If We Face the Truth, Everything Is Possible

By Monica Medina and Miro Korenha Graduation speeches are often pablum – containing well-meaning advice and platitudes of wisdom that are easy listening but also easily forgotten.  This week I (Monica) heard not one, but two speeches that transcended the ordinary graduation fare, providing important perspective and inspiration that is most needed and welcome at […]

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