BlackRock joins $41 trillion investor climate campaign

by Laura Hurst, Annie Massa, and Emily Chasan, Bloomberg BlackRock Inc. added its almost $7 trillion heft to a group of investors that’s pressing the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases to change their ways. The addition of the world’s largest fund manager is a significant milestone for Climate Action 100+, bringing total assets under […]

Presidential candidates wouldn’t talk climate-friendly agriculture– until now

by Tom Philpott, Grist Food and agriculture policy has been at best a fringe issue during the last few Democratic presidential primaries. Candidates tend to limit their agricultural appeals to “broad value statements” rather than dive into the policy specifics “that would indicate they’ve given these issues the attention they deserve,” says Sarah Hackney, coalition […]

The youth climate response – when impatience is a virtue

It is hard not to notice the upwelling of young people leading the way in the current climate movement. As a youth leadership program, this is an exciting time to listen and be inspired! By now most have heard Swedish 16-year old Greta Thunberg, “I don’t want your hope,…I want you to act.” Greta has […]

COP24, the New Round of Global Climate Talks, Has Begun. We Answer Three Key Questions.

by Brad Plumer, NY Times With the world still struggling to get global warming under control, diplomats from nearly 200 countries are scheduled to meet in Poland over the next two weeks to try to put global climate negotiations back on track. The focus of the meeting? To hammer out a key set of rules […]

Destiny Rodriguez at the SAFE hearing in Fresno, Sept. 2018

Testifying in Fresno at the public hearing on watering down vehicle emissions standards

I woke Monday morning feeling poorly. My nose was stuffed, my eyes irritated and runny, my chest in pain. These are the effects of residual unhealthy air quality from the last week. Despite the fact most of the larger fires have been contained in the surrounding area, the heat from the Valley bakes the already […]

Afraid to talk about climate change? Don’t be.

by Sarah Mosko, Times of San Diego How often do we talk about climate change to family, friends or coworkers? Probably next to never if we’re like most people. Yale University’s national polling reveals that the majority of Americans accept that global warming is happening (73 percent) and are worried about it (63 percent). Even […]

Will Harvey’s damage shift how Congress sees climate change and budget cuts?

by Marianne Lavelle , John H. Cushman Jr., Georgina Gustin, InsideClimate News Even as the floodwaters continued to rise in East Texas, it was clear that Hurricane Harvey would force a new reckoning over major energy and climate policy questions. The immediate priorities—rescue operations, disaster assistance, flood insurance, and the like—will be followed by broader questions […]

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CCL conference keynote: Climate opinion by the numbers

by Flannery Keck, Citizens’ Climate Lobby At CCL’s national conference in D.C. earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz delivered a keynote chock full of statistics that illustrate the climate conversation happening in America. Dr. Leiserowitz is the director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and senior research scientist at the School of Forestry […]