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James Bond had Goldfinger. Maxwell Smart had KAOS. Inspector Gadget had Dr. Claw. At Grist, our evil nemesis is a whole coven of dark forces intent on wrecking the climate, from fiendish oil-lovin’ billionaires to crooked coal-beholden politicians. Luckily, the Grist Agency is committed to fending them off with a whole lotta smarts — and a dash of style.

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Grist readers, these climate-crushing villains are threatening to “send us a message” by dismantling the Grist irrev-o-blaster — the device that dispatches our irreverent green news to millions — and we have just two weeks to stop them. Make a donation today to help us reach our goal of 2,500 donations by Dec. 11 so we can foil their plot and pursue our ultimate mission: you know, saving the planet.

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