Environment

US and Brazil Propose to Fight Amazon Deforestation with Development

US and Brazil Propose to Fight Amazon Deforestation with Development

September 18, 2019

The US and Brazil found common ground for combating the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, proposing that economic development is the cure. However, Amazon Watch’s Christian Poirier says that the kind of development they propose will have the opposite effect.

Fossil Fuel Industry Climate Denial Shifts as Climate Crisis Worsens

Fossil Fuel Industry Climate Denial Shifts as Climate Crisis Worsens

September 17, 2019

The fossil fuel industry has for decades funded climate science disinformation campaigns, sowing seeds of scientific doubt. As the climate crisis has grown, its PR machine now points to the industry as part of the solution

UN Convener of Upcoming Climate Action Summit Previews Event

UN Convener of Upcoming Climate Action Summit Previews Event

September 17, 2019

An envoy to the upcoming UN Climate Summit  said he hopes the summit will serve as a wake-up for the world as the climate crisis deepens. And he sees recent youth-led climate activism as making a major dent in public discourse

The Case for Carbon Dividends

The Case for Carbon Dividends

September 17, 2019

Professor James Boyce discusses the many benefits of  a carbon pricing scheme that pays dividends to the public.

How Can We Design a Green New Deal?

How Can We Design a Green New Deal?

September 16, 2019

1,400 people gathered to discuss how to build infrastructure—and movements—that support decarbonization and equity. We spoke to one of the event’s hosts, Daniel Aldana Cohen.

Naomi Klein Says Climate Barbarism is Here

Naomi Klein Says Climate Barbarism is Here

September 16, 2019

The author says she is energized by Greta Thunberg and other youth climate activists, the movement for a Green New Deal, and other struggles for systemic climate solutions, but her views on hope are complicated

Covering Climate Now

Covering Climate Now

September 16, 2019

The Real News is one of over 200 outlets pledging to double-down on coverage of the climate crisis in the lead up to the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23.

SF Officials Offer to Make Electricity Grid Public

SF Officials Offer to Make Electricity Grid Public

September 12, 2019

City officials offered $2.5 billion to buy Pacific Gas & Electric’s energy system, but the utility company doesn’t want the deal

Laura Flanders Show: Extreme Cities Are Ground Zero for Climate Change

Laura Flanders Show: Extreme Cities Are Ground Zero for Climate Change

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September 12, 2019

No matter how we tackle climate change, cities are key. They emit massive amounts of carbon and they’re ground zero for the climate crisis. But could they also prove to be the sites of our best climate solutions? That’s this week on The Laura Flanders Show.

Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation

Hurricane Dorian Shows the Need to Fund Climate Adaptation

September 11, 2019

President Trump says Bahamian refugees seeking refuge in the United States need proper documentation because some of them are “very bad people.” Scholar Christian Parenti says that’s just a taste of the horror the climate crisis will create