How to convince someone global warming is real? Play this game

by James Rainey, NBC News Many people see climate change as too big and daunting a problem to even think about fixing. Others are unconvinced that it’s a problem at all. Scientists issue urgent calls to action, but, often, people are unmoved. Now, researchers say they have found one thing that increases motivation to battle […]

A matter of life and death’: Financing that gets energy resilience to low-income communities that need it the most

by Jeff Fromuth, SEPA Power When power went out across Puerto Rico a year ago during Hurricane Maria, the lights stayed on at Casa Pueblo, a grassroots environmental nonprofit in the small mountain town of Adjuntas. People who had lost electricity came to the center for news and to charge their phones and, in some […]

Rev. William Barber at Moral Mondays rally

A leader in the war on poverty opens a new front: Pollution

by Kendra Pierre-Louis, NY Times GREENSBORO, N.C. — The air in the Shiloh Baptist Church was thick with the heat of human bodies. The crowd, a mix of black and white faces, filled the pews in what was ostensibly the black side of town, straining the capacity of this good-sized church. On the dais stood […]

Rio Grande river

In a warming world, the fight for water can push nations apart or bring them together

by Naveena Sadasivam, Zoë Schlanger, Daniel Wolfe, and David Yanofsky, Texas Observer The Rio Grande Valley of Texas is one of the fastest-growing places in the United States. Already hot and arid, and growing hotter, the booming, heavily Latino region depends almost entirely on the shriveling Rio Grande for water. Considered one of the most […]

How energy companies and allies are turning the law against protesters

by Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News The activists were ready for a fight. An oil pipeline was slated to cross tribal lands in eastern Oklahoma, and Native American leaders would resist. The Sierra Club and Black Lives Matter pledged support. The groups announced their plans at a press conference in January 2017 at the State Capitol. […]

Trump’s science adviser pick: Extreme weather expert with climate credentials

by Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News After going longer than any other modern president without an official science adviser, President Donald Trump drew guarded praise Wednesday for his decision to appoint to the post Kelvin Droegemeier, University of Oklahoma vice president for research and an extreme weather expert. Droegemeier, who also serves as Oklahoma’s secretary of […]

American Climate Perspectives Surveys 2018

by Eco America Scientists are calling the increases in severe weather the ”new normal” but there is nothing normal about “bomb cyclones”, uncontrolled wildfires devastating California and Greece,unprecedented heat waves in Japan so hot that public pools are unsafe, and the rapid meltingof the polar icecaps. American news outlets are covering these events, but not […]

Taking action

by Jane Bender, Board Member, Center for Climate Protection “I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change—but in yours.” I was surfing the internet for something else when I ran across these words from President Obama’s 2016 farewell speech to the nation.     Upon hearing these words, a lump rises […]

United Church of Christ releases guide to climate action

by United Church of Christ THREE GREAT LOVES AS THE KEY TO HEALING AND CARING FOR OUR CLIMATE The vision of a just world for all guides the ministries of the United Church of Christ. To more fully embody the love of God in pursuit of this vision, a commitment has been made to focus […]

Meet the young refugee behind Zero Hour’s climate platform

by Greta Jochem, Grist Standing on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on a rainy Saturday morning, 20-year-old Kibiriti Majuto tells me there’s something he doesn’t understand. He gestures to the U.S. Capitol building looming tall in the distance, and asks: If the vast majority of scientists believe in climate change, then why is the […]