Environmental Justice Politics and Protest

Amid mass protests, democratic debates ignore climate crisis

During the CNN and New York Times Democratic Debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, moderators did not ask a single question about the climate crisis. Twelve candidates sparred for three hours over topics including impeachment, Syria, healthcare, the economy, gun violence and women’s reproductive health, but they never directly addressed the hottest topic of […]

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‘A new era altogether’: Youth climate activists testify to congress

Youth climate activists addressed the US House Climate Crisis Committee and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Wednesday, September 18. All of the committee members who spoke seemed to agree that climate change is a serious threat, but the congress members and activists clashed over how, and to what extent, the United States should act. Meet the Activists […]

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Climate Action persists with Green New Deal

The Green New Deal resolution proposed to Congress by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey has ignited intense debate over how to respond to the threat of climate collapse. Rather than a law that implements any specific program, the resolution outlines a comprehensive blueprint for taking climate action at the federal level. So what […]

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Youth Lead the Movement

In 1988, NASA Scientist James Hansen provided groundbreaking testimony before the U.S. Congress on the data showing the reality and dangers of human-caused global warming. Former Vice President and presidential nominee Al Gore called the problem An Inconvenient Truth. In the following decade, there were many conversations yet little action, and others who call the […]

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The human lessons to learn from redwood ecology

  Traveling along the Pacific Coast of the United States, it is impossible not to marvel at the enormity of coastal redwoods, known scientifically as Sequoia sempervirens.  Redwoods shoot up to more than 320 feet high, and some are estimated to have lived about 2,500 years. These skyscrapers from nature hold secrets in their biology and ecology […]