Saturday is Climate Impacts Day, a worldwide “day of witness” connecting extreme weather to climate change. One of the thousands of actions will be aimed at educating one powerful man.
Let's call subsidies what they are: freebies for the richest companies in history. Here are five rules of the road that should be applied to the fossil-fuel industry when it comes to subsidies.
Extremes like Chicago's freak March heat wave will be the new normal for a warming planet. But don't expect to hear about that from our presidential candidates.
A comprehensive look at the Keystone XL pipeline's economic impact finds we can expect 91 significant spills from the proposed project.
Big Oil will do anything to avoid coming to terms with the fact that the business models which have made it so profitable directly threaten the Earth's survival, writes Bill McKibben.
Why is the State Department ignoring climate change and pressuring the World Bank to approve loans for a giant coal-fired power plant in Kosovo?
The State Department and the president denied the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. This is a big win for activists, but the fight against Big Oil continues.
We're unfazed by things that should shake us to the core, like how Big Oil pays Congress to do its bidding. We need to get naÃ¯vely angry again.
Climate change as a campaign issue could be a surprise winner for Obama.Photo: The White HouseThis essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom’s kind permission. Conventional wisdom has it that the next election will be fought exclusively on the topic of jobs. But President Obama’s announcement last week that he would postpone a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2012 election, which may effectively kill the project, makes it clear that other issues will weigh in — and that, oddly enough, one of them might even be climate change. The pipeline decision …