We need to continue to mobilize a broad movement for climate justice to resist dirty energy projects, to build and promote community-owned and democratically-controlled alternatives. We need to unite our struggles and keep the pressure on our governments to abandon fossil fuels subsidies and infrastructure development.
When billion dollar companies with unrestrained power and political influence manipulate public and investor understanding of an issue that impacts each and every one one of us our chief law enforcers and the courts must step in and hold these companies responsible.
We can make peace, with our energy sources, the planet and with each other if we end our addiction to oil
Behind the closed doors of negotiating sessions the Saudis have strenuously resisted efforts to enshrine ambitious goals into the text of a Paris agreement.
'The multinationals responsible for climate change can keep green-washing their destructive business models, but the communities directly impacted by them are silenced.'
California’s leadership is in recognizing the problem, and in starting to propose real solutions. That’s what California leaders will be emphasizing when they arrive at the Paris conference.
Climate change is global-scale violence against places and species, as well as against human beings. Once we call it by name, we can start having a real conversation about our priorities and values. Because the revolt against brutality begins with a revolt against the language that hides that brutality.
In December the world will gather in Paris to try to forge a legally binding, global agreement to effectively confront climate change. Will they succeed? And if they don't, then what?
A failure to cap carbon emissions will, in the long run, bring on not just climate shocks, but also worldwide instability, insurrection, and warfare.