I've just walked away from thousands of students who have taken to the streets of DC to tell the White House, dirty energy polluters, and Congress that they won't rest until their vision of a clean energy future is realized. It was a strange feeling, really, to walk away from all the energy and excitement to go to an office to think about all the acronyms and minutiae and glacial progress that accompany the international climate negotiations. These 8,000+ amazing young people gathered this weekend in Washington, DC for Powershift to organize, train, and working to ignite a movement …
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David Turnbull is the campaigns director of Oil Change International, working on campaigns to end fossil fuel subsidies, and to slow the spread of dirty energy money, extreme fossil fuels, and fossil fuel infrastructure. Prior to his current position with Oil Change, Turnbull was executive director of Climate Action Network–International, a network of 700 hundred NGOs in dozens of countries coordinating on international advocacy towards global solutions to the climate crisis.