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Rebecca Solnit: Welcome to the US, Greta. With Your Help We Can Save the Planet and Ourselves

Even in such a divided and troubled country, there is hope. Between us we can beat the climate destroyers.

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

John Feffer: Lifeboat Earth

Feckless democrats or reckless authoritarians: Lifeboat Earth doesn’t stand much of a chance with such options.

August 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Norah Vawter: The Green New Deal — Let’s Get Visionary

We need a plan to save the planet while creating great jobs. Actually, there is one. Lately there’s been a lot of bad news about climate change and the future … Continue reading

December 27, 2018 · 2 Comments

Jeff Turrentine: A Renewable Energy Revolution in Trump Country?

Americans know which way the energy winds are blowing—and in the heartland, they’re blowing mightily. Something truly noteworthy is taking place in a deep-red swath of the Midwest. According to a … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · 3 Comments

Tim Radford: Global green vision is do-able, with an effort

Plant-based diets are key to the green vision. Image: By Martin Abeggien, via Wikimedia Commons . The global green vision can become reality, with warming held to 1.5°C. Energy efficiency, … Continue reading

June 29, 2018 · 1 Comment

Deirdre Fulton: Developing Nations Lead Renewable Energy Boom

‘What is truly remarkable about these results is that they were achieved at a time when fossil fuel prices were at historic lows.’ Renewable energy boomed in 2015, a year … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dan Cobb: President Obama’s Carbon Initiative is Bold and Ground-Breaking, and Falls Desperately Short

President Obama’s initiative to cut US CO2 emissions is “ground-breaking”, “aggressive”, and given the gravity of the crisis we are facing, critically inadequate. Each of us must grasp the fact … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Australian solar plant has generated “supercritical” steam that rivals fossil fuels

’ A CSIRO test plant in Australia has broken a world record and proved solar power could efficiently replace fossil fuels. Image: CSIRO A solar thermal test plant in Newcastle, … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

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