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Life After Fossil Fuels in Australia – Not Just a Fantasy

Blair Palese, 350.org Australia CEO writes about how Bob Massie’s tour downunder is kicking off a lively conversation about how Australia can move into the post fossil fuels age – while still supporting jobs and prosperity, and being awesome for the climate. “Life After Fossil Fuels: Opportunities in the Emerging Low Carbon World” with visiting US... (More...)
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Breaking Up With Fossil Fuels is Easy to Do

Yesterday, a Big Oil PR group released this cartoon video as an attack against Global Divestment Day. The Environmental Policy Alliance is a front group for Big Oil that pushes out specious and inaccurate opposition research on individuals and organizations who fight climate change. The group is led by Rick Berman, who was taped by... (More...)
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6 tweets exposing some biased research

“First they ignore you, then they try and publish bogus studies to discredit you!” Yesterday, a new report against fossil fuel divestment came out. When I started seeing tweets about it, I checked out their website and saw this: Besides the fact that the report is commissioned by the fossil fuel industry, there’s a lot... (More...)
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Oil workers’ strike for safety reflects danger of fossil fuels

This week, United Steelworkers at nearly a dozen refineries across the country went on strike for the first time in 36 years. They had been negotiating a contract with Shell, on behalf of dozens of other oil majors when talks broke down. With oil production in North America at historic levels, you would be forgiven for... (More...)
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5 communities sticking it to fossil fuel companies — and winning.

“This movement is powered by people fighting for places they love.” — Naomi Klein  This January, communities around the world are seeing victories in long, hard-fought struggles against fossil fuel companies. Congratulations to everyone involved, and good luck to everyone still working to protect their own home. Here are 7 victories this month: 1. Carson, California, USA... (More...)
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University of Maine System Divests from Coal; Announces Full Divestment of UMPI Foundation

For Immediate Release Contact: Meaghan LaSala, Divest UMaine, meaghan.lasala@maine.edu, 973-862-7105 Iris SanGiovanni, Divest UMaine iris.sangiovanni@maine.edu, 207-233-0886   Bangor, ME:  On Monday afternoon the University of Maine System Board of Trustees unanimously approved a measure to divest all direct holdings from coal companies. The historic vote followed a two-year campaign led by students at the University... (More...)
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5 Things You Need to Know From the UN Climate Agreement

The latest round of climate talks just concluded in Lima, Peru after two tense days of overtime negotiations. The talks produced a new document, the Lima Call for Climate Action, that sets up the framework for negotiations on a new climate treaty that will be decided in Paris next year. Overall, however, the talks were... (More...)
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Book Suggestion: Angels by the River

Gus Speth’s story, told in his new book Angels by the River, reminds us all that the work of social change requires constantly thinking anew about old problems. Gus is a member of our US Advisory Council and has been a great supporter of the work to defeat the Keystone XL pipeline and build a... (More...)
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