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Pacific Climate Warriors at the Alternatiba in Paris.

The Climate Alternatiba Tour arrived in Paris on the 26th of September 2015. The Pacific Climate Warriors were part of the sixty thousand people that came to celebrate the end of the tour in the République in Paris, over the weekend.     The Alternatiba started with less than ten people. They cycled around France,... (More...)
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80% by 2050: From “Radical” to Mainstream

Back in 2007, we organized a day of creative events across the United States with a simple, and at the time, completely “radical” message: “Step it Up, Congress: Cut Carbon 80% by 2050.” We’d gotten the numbers from a paper by NASA’s Dr. James Hansen and picked it for a simple reason: that’s what the... (More...)

Responding to Oil Funded Anti-divestment Reports

Once again, the oil industry is doing its best to spin the data and hide the whole picture to further its agenda. This time, they are working to build the case that investors will lose money if they divest from fossil fuels. Spoiler alert: we think this is disingenuous, to say the least. In August,... (More...)

When normal people get together and do extraordinary things

This week we were deeply saddened to hear the news that Ben Winston, a photographer and filmmaker from the UK, passed away over the weekend. Many from our team met Ben at Ende Gelände this year, and though we knew him only briefly his passion, energy and thoughtfulness left a strong impression on us all.... (More...)
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Young people of faith at 82 colleges and universities call on Pope Francis to divest the Vatican

The following letter was written collaboratively by students forming a Jesuit network for fossil fuel divestment. Most Holy Father, We write to you as young people, as constituents of Jesuit institutions, other Catholic, Christian, and religious institutions, and non-religious institutions as people of goodwill, on behalf of an entire generation. We are standing on the precipice... (More...)

Ripple Effect: The People’s Climate March One Year Later

One year ago today, I was standing at the top of Sixth Avenue here in New York City with 400,000 others at the People’s Climate March. We stood with our hands raised together in the air–mothers, students, workers, doctors, climate activists–each of us there because we believed in the unifying slogan of the day: to... (More...)

Bird-dogging the Campaign trail in Canada: Week 7 in Review

WEEK 7: One month to go and more actions to come on #climatELXN For over a month and half now, the campaign trail in Canada has seen action after action asking the federal leaders what their plans are to tackle the climate crisis and bridge the gap between science and politics. People are taking inspiring... (More...)
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