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Climate Justice pirate Cap’n Trade Disrupts Danish Minister of Climate to deliver US Climate “Bill” in Advance of Copenhagen Negotiations (photo+video)

Environmental activists, some dressed as “Trillionaires for Bad Math” today delivered a “climate bill” to Copenhagen, ahead of schedule. The mock “bill” was delivered at a 3 pm lecture at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs hosted by Danish Climate and Energy minister Connie Hedegaard. Hedegaard is the chairperson of the UN climate summit to be held in Copenhagen this December, where many hope that a strong global climate agreement will be signed. Representatives of groups including Climate SOS and Rising Tide North America presented...

Actions Spreading Across the U.S. Against Corporate-Driven Climate Policy

FROM THE  MOBILIZATION FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE For Immediate Release            22 September 2009 Actions Spreading Across the U.S. Against Corporate-Driven Climate Policy Pittsburgh, PA–As groups protest the Pittsburgh International Coal Conference days before the G-20 arrives in the city, additional actions against U.S. climate policy and the fossil fuels industry took place on both the east and west coasts. In New York City,  Climate SOS,  New York Climate Action Group and Rising Tide North America protested what they called “a greenwashed U.S. climate agenda” at the...

Duff’s Parting Words

Kudos to all for embracing the centrality of NVCD to SOS. I love Rachel’s language: “…unabashedly stating our intent to employ NVCD in service of our demands for real climate legislation.” Which brings me to the just-completed Heartland Tour. I write this from Cleveland, head home on the train starting at 3:45am tomorrow (Sat.). TOUR SUCCEEDS! TOUR FAILS! The Tour succeeded beyond my expectations in engaging folks close to key senate decision-makers, decision-makers who will determine if the U.S. starts to lead the world in climate laws and behavior or continues our wanton...

What are the Chances?

Guess who was seated with us in the Dining Car on the last train from Little Rock to Cleveland? What are the chances of two Green Party candidates for Governor sitting opposite one another on a train? Rick Whitney, Green Party candidate for Governor in Illinois in 2006 and again in 2010, sat next to his wife Paula and across from Duff Badgley, Green Party candidate for Governor in Washington in 2008. As Duff put it, “this is a very small club.” Yes, of course we talked long and in depth about climate issues. Best wishes for a winning campaign to Rick and Paula Whitney and the...

Climate and health care linked: doctors speak up

The FINANCIAL — Medical experts have warned of a global health catastrophe unless radical cuts are agreed in carbon dioxide emissions at a major UN conference in December. In an exceptional joint appeal published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and The Lancet, they called on governments to act decisively to roll back the threat from global warming.   A new report on climate change and health commissioned by University College London and the Lancet concludes that climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century, according to BMJ. The report emphasises not only the...
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