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  • City preps and countries posture ahead of Copenhagen talks

    As Copenhagen prepares for December, a strange combination of Christmas lights, clean energy expos, evergreen wreaths, and security barriers have begun to crop up around the city. It’s an exciting time to be in Copenhagen reflecting on a year of intense pressure, activity, and engagement around the world. Over the past several months (and years), […]

  • Why the climate movement needs more Ethiopian-style activists

    Of all the amazing stories that emerged from last month’s historic International Day of Climate Action, the one that really caught my eye (and made my jaw drop in disbelief and admiration) was that of 15,000 Ethiopian students swarming though the streets of Addis Ababa brandishing 350 signs and whooping it up big time in […]

  • The power of the people

    The International Day of Climate Action a week ago was unprecedented, historic, stirring, and inspiring. Watching the pictures scroll across the computer screen at from literally all over the world, seeing the very concrete evidence of a worldwide grassroots movement for climate justice, was truly unforgettable. It was impossible not to feel that, […]

  • More Climate Action Day action from Umbra Fisk

    Grist’s Umbra Fisk took to the streets of New York City on Saturday, Oct. 24, to chat up participants in‘s International Climate Action Day. Take a stroll with Umbra across the Brooklyn Bridge and up to Times Square, and eavesdrop on her conversations with Peter Singer, Batman, Robert Swan, and the climate-conscious denizens of […]

  • Bill McKibben on International Climate Action Day

    Hundreds of thousands of people around the world turned out for last Saturday’s International Day of Climate Action. The global climate event was organized by Grist caught up with 350’s founder, writer Bill McKibben, in New York’s Times Square. McKibben talked about the event, the worldwide turnout and what it may all mean for […]

  • Climate action in the shadow of the White House

    [vodpod id=Video.16192487&w=425&h=350&fv=offsite%3Dtrue%26amp%3Boffsite%3Dtrue%26amp%3Blang%3Den-us%26amp%3Bpage_show_url%3D%252Fphotos%252Fgrist%252Fsets%252F72157622530059301%252Fshow%252F%26amp%3Bpage_show_back_url%3D%252Fphotos%252Fgrist%252Fsets%252F72157622530059301%252F%26amp%3Bset_id%3D72157622530059301%26amp%3Bjump_to%3D] Carrie Madren, a freelance journalist, filed this dispatch from the International Climate Action Day event in Washington, D.C. You had to be pretty dedicated to complete the march climate action march in Washington, D.C. That’s because participants had to slog down the streets of the nation’s capital in a deluge. Participants in […]

  • Toward the language of excitement, opportunity, and potential

    Two phrases you don’t hear every day: “Can I film your breasts?” “Are you, like, a coccyx?” The first was from a guy holding a large video camera, and was prompted by the fact I was wearing a t-shirt with the numbers “350” emblazoned across the front in bold type. “I’m not a pervert or […]

  • Oct 24, 2009 – Not just a global day of action; a historic turning point

    Sarah Rifaat via Flickr Creative CommonsIf you’re still looking for a good reason to venture out and take part in an International Day of Climate Action event on Saturday, try this on for size: the day of action won’t simply be a landmark moment for the global climate movement; it could very well turn […]

  • Climate-news poem: Protest edition

    The International Day of Climate Action spearheaded by has already kicked off, and will involve more than 4,800 events in 171 countries. Find one near you — and then tell Grist about your big time! Sometimes it can be quite expedient To act all quiet and obedient. But now’s the time, across the land:Get […]