Climate Crisis

Turns out there would be plenty for the Democrats to debate, should they ever get the chance.
Support for the idea is especially strong among Democrats and independents.
The 2020 Democratic candidate's climate plan offers a detailed vision that would expand public ownership of utilities and make electricity “virtually free" by 2035.
The 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist sets sail for the U.S. on board a zero-emissions yacht on Wednesday.
The resolution praises the unofficial climate forums MSNBC and CNN promised to host, but makes no mention of an official DNC debate.
Readers share heartbreaking and searingly honest stories about their decision whether or not to have children because of climate concerns.
Trump wants us to forget, to be subsumed by his all-powerful ego. He wants to accept the deportations, accept the hateful language, accept the latest scandal as only just a little bit worse than the last one.
Over the previous four months, my colleagues have documented nature collapsing under the sea and on land in Australia from rising temperatures.
In 2016, the idea of a World War II-equivalent mobilization to restore a stable climate -- not simply a commitment to clean energy -- is what demonstrates to Americans a serious commitment to overcoming the climate crisis.
The persistent sad fact is that there is no government or media entity offering citizens and communities advice on how to
Hillary represents timid incrementalism at a time when the people are restless for bold transformational change, and at a time when such dramatic change is needed to ensure our survival as a species. Fortunately, we have another choice.
This would not be the first time that theological revisioning has been called for throughout history; seismic shifts in political and economic realms have called into question theological beliefs which previously brought people some modicum of comfort and certainty.
If you've watched the Democratic debates (I feel your pain if you've suffered through the rancor of the Republican ones), you've probably noticed something else about Bernie Sanders: he's tough, but he's not a gutter fighter.
Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.
Let's rejoice, but let's also focus our attention on an aspect of the climate crisis that we have heard little about in these historic days: the devastating effects of fossil fuel pollution on humanity. This is a poison that undermines the health of millions of people around the world.
Unless you're a Southerner, you probably wouldn't think those temperatures were unusual. But the average high for Atlanta this time of year is 50, with a low of 37. The low today here was 63.
The oceans occupy 71 percent of Earth's surface and they account for over 95 percent of the biosphere, the planet's living space. It is shameful that the climate negotiators in Paris have removed the ocean impacts from the climate crisis and that they are refusing to protect them.
Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.
The health benefits from action to cut carbon emissions are potentially huge -- giving countries a tremendous added incentive to bring health into the equation at COP21 and as they redouble efforts to fight climate change.