climate crisis

The Green New Deal is Built on Decades of Climate Justice Organizing

The Green New Deal is Built on Decades of Climate Justice Organizing

July 23, 2019

At Netroots Nation 2019, Climate Justice Alliance’s Anthony Rogers-Wright talks about how movements—and candidates—can fight for frontline communities by scaling up and out solutions that are already working

Some Candidates Have Climate Plans, But Are They Climate Justice Plans?

Some Candidates Have Climate Plans, But Are They Climate Justice Plans?

July 19, 2019

At Netroots Nation 2019, 350.org’s Thanu Yakupitiyage says she’s looking for every presidential candidate to release tangible climate plans, bring frontline communities into the room, and take on the fossil fuel industry and its money

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Why Did the California Assembly Table Oil Setbacks Bill? 

July 11, 2019

Frontline communities in California have clamored for 2500 feet between oil drilling and homes and schools. California oil drilling impacts working-class Latino communities most directly, but Assembly Latino Caucus Chairwoman Lorena Gonzalez tabled AB 345 after taking thousands in industry campaign dollars

G20 Members Dole Out Coal Subsidies Despite Climate Crisis Talk

G20 Members Dole Out Coal Subsidies Despite Climate Crisis Talk

July 2, 2019

A new report documents G20 member states giving $63.9 billion in subsidies per year to King Coal, while professing the urgency of the climate crisis. The study says this may “underestimate the actual amounts of support provided,” due to lack of transparency in finance figures

Why Don't the Dems Want A Climate Debate?

Why Don’t the Dems Want A Climate Debate?

June 12, 2019

This week, Biden endorsed the proposal for a climate debate and activists delivered a 200,000 signatures in support to the DNC. Media Matters’ Lisa Hymas talks about why they’re still rejecting the proposal

Study: As Climate Crisis Has Worsened, So Has Global Economic Inequality

Study: As Climate Crisis Has Worsened, So Has Global Economic Inequality

April 29, 2019

In a new study out by Stanford researchers reviewing half a century of data, researchers found that as rich countries get richer, they also have more temperate climates and face less of the brunt of climate impacts

Can House Special Committees Fight the Climate Crisis?

Can House Special Committees Fight the Climate Crisis?

April 29, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has brought back the U.S. House climate change committee. The Real News spoke with staffers and stakeholders to see how effective it was the first time around

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History - Jay and Curry

Mueller and a Dangerous Moment in Human History – Jay and Curry

April 21, 2019

The threat of nuclear war; the climate crisis; Trump’s regime change plans for Iran and Venezuela; and confrontation with China are far more significant threats than election meddling – former Pres. Clinton advisor Bill Curry and Paul Jay join host Jacqueline Luqman

Did The House's New Climate Committee Snub the Sunrise Movement?

Did The House’s New Climate Committee Snub the Sunrise Movement?

April 16, 2019

The first House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis hearing featured youth climate activists—but not the ones with the Sunrise Movement who demand a Green New Deal

Climate Crisis Critical Issue in 2020 Elections - Jane Sanders

Climate Crisis Critical Issue in 2020 Elections – Jane Sanders

December 7, 2018

At the Sanders Institute Gathering, Jane Sanders tells Paul Jay that voters shouldn’t support candidates who claim to be progressive, but don’t prioritize the fight against fossil fuel interests