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

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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