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227 environmental activists were murdered last year, a new report found. That's more than 4 people per week.

Fikile Ntshangase was involved in legal action against a mining company when she was killed. Rob Symons/All Rise A record 227 environmental activists were murdered in 2020, a Global Witness report found. But that number is likely an undercount, and the group said the toll may rise in coming years. Many killings are linked to logging, mining, and agriculture, with Indigenous people heavily targeted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fikile Ntshangase was the nearby coal mine&...
Tags: Murder, Science, News, Climate Change, Mexico, Trends, Colombia, South Africa, Philippines, United Nations, Heineken, Global Witness, Bill Mckibben, Adams, McKibben, Tecate Mexico


Big Oil Coined ‘Carbon Footprints’ to Blame Us for Their Greed. Keep Them on the Hook.

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, The Guardian, Carbon Footprint, Climate Change Policy, Natural Environment, Bill Mckibben, Ogilvy Mather, Climate Change Denial, British Petroleum, Mark Kaufman, Carbon Finance, Environmental Impact Of The Energy Industry, The Climate


The future of humanity: can we avert disaster?

Just by living our day-to-day lives, we are walking into a disaster.Can humanity wake up to avert disaster?Perhaps COVID was the wake-up call we all needed. Does humanity have a chance for a better future, or are we just unable to stop ourselves from driving off a cliff? This was the question that came to me as I participated in a conference entitled The Future of Humanity hosted by Marcelo's Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement. The conference hosted an array of remarkable speakers, so...
Tags: Climate Change, America, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Marcelo, Kim Stanley Robinson, Bill Mckibben, Robinson, Elizabeth Kolbert, Martin Rees, Halpern, Kolbert, Jo Anne McArthur, Institute for Cross, Susan Halpern


The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Officially Dead

In a shocking move, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline has announced it will no longer move forward with the project. The controversial pipeline has been at the center of a fight over Indigenous treaties, land rights, and the permitting process. Now, it’s dead.Read more...
Tags: Science, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Environmentalism, Keystone Pipeline, Keystone Xl, Oil sands, Donald Trump, Bill Mckibben, Petroleum, Enbridge, Oil Change International, Athabasca Oil Sands, Petroleum Industry, Business Finance, Oil Pipelines


The psychology of why we sabotage our planet

In The New Yorker, environmentalist and activist Bill McKibben attempts to understand the psychology of how some corporations (and individuals) can do what they do knowing that it's killing our planet. In the essay, he summarizes a book on the matter positing that it all comes down to a curious form of narcissistic entitlement. — Read the rest
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'The IEA Is Starting to Get It': World Energy Body Praised for Finally Admitting Fossil Fuels Must Stay in the Ground

"Today's bombshell report from the International Energy Agency is easy to translate," said Bill McKibben. "Anyone who continues to...
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“Renewable Energy Is Suddenly Startlingly Cheap”

Writing in the New Yorker and citing a report by Carbon Tracker Initiative, Bill McKibben provides some hope that we can address the climate crisis. Titled “The Sky’s the Limit,” it begins by declaring that “solar and wind potential is far higher than that of fossil fuels and can meet global energy demand many times over.” Taken by itself, that’s not a very bold claim: scientists have long noted that the sun directs more energy to the Earth in an hour than humans use in a year. But, until very...
Tags: US, Earth, Arctic, Bill Mckibben, Jason Kottke, McKibben, Carbon Tracker Initiative


How a 26-year-old Harvard graduate and nonprofit cofounder spends his day

Saad Amer. Courtesy of Saad Amer Saad Amer, 26, is the cofounder of the nonprofit Plus1Vote. The nonprofit seeks to help people vote in elections. He is also a fellow at Yale and works with the United Nations. See more stories on Insider's business page. No two days are the same for Saad Amer, the 26-year-old cofounder of Plus1Vote. Some days he's creating Instagram filters to educate people on the climate crisis; the next, he's helping send a million text messages to get yo...
Tags: Leadership, Activism, Mississippi, Jimmy Kimmel, Congress, Climate Change, White House, Massachusetts, India, Alyssa Milano, Trends, Strategy, Georgia, Harvard, Harvard University, Yale


Biden Announces Plan to Jumpstart an Honest to God Offshore Wind Industry in the U.S.

The Biden administration today announced a plan to get our flailing offshore wind industry off the ground—namely, increasing the nation’s number of operational offshore wind farms to more than one. As the announcement points out, it’s enough to power 10 million homes. The administration expects that the plan will add…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Wind Power, Boris Johnson, Sustainable Development, Wind Farm, Biden, Trump, Bill Mckibben, Noor, Martha, Business Finance, Raúl Grijalva


What Will the World Look Like After Coronavirus?

Back in March, my colleagues at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University thought that it might be useful to begin thinking about “the day after coronavirus.” For a research center dedicated to longer-term thinking, it made sense to ask what our post–COVID-19 world might look like. In the months that followed, I learned many things. Most importantly, I learned there is no “going back to normal.” My season of learning The project took on a l...
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I spoke to 99 big thinkers about what our ‘world after coronavirus’ might look like – this is what I learned

Back in March, my colleagues at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University thought that it might be useful to begin thinking about “the day after coronavirus." For a research center dedicated to longer-term thinking, it made sense to ask what our post-COVID-19 world might look like.In the months that followed, I learned many things. Most importantly, I learned there is no “going back to normal." My season of learning The project took on a life ...
Tags: London, Money, Climate Change, China, Singapore, Public Health, Harvard, Britain, United States, Nato, Pakistan, Italy, Innovation, Thomas Piketty, Cia, Salesforce


Opinion: We want more progress on road safety, not more excuses

Southeast Division near 130th. (Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) 2020 was a horrible year on Portland roads. Depending on how you count*, somewhere between 54 and 58 people died on our streets. 34 of the 56 people on or list of fatalities were not inside a car when they were killed: Five bicycle riders, eight motorcycle riders, 19 people on foot, and two people who were asleep adjacent to the roadway. This is a crisis, yet I worry we have become complacent to the carnage. In order to en...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Editorial, Bill Mckibben, Leah Shahum, Portland Police Bureau, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland Bureau of Transportation, ODOT, Vision Zero, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Shahum


Friday round-up

The justices will meet privately on Friday morning to consider whether to grant cert petitions on issues that include abortion, capital punishment and the degree of power that state legislatures have to manage presidential elections. For a run-down of the many important cases that were relisted after last Friday’s conference (and thus are getting a closer look from the justices), see John Elwood’s latest Relist Watch column. For a full list of all the petitions we’re watching, click here. Here...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Ftc, Trump, Round-up, Bill Mckibben, U S Supreme Court, Roberts, John Elwood, Todd Ruger, Kelsey Dallas Deseret News, Fulton Stephanie Koltookian National Law Review, Roll Call The Supreme Court, Leah Litman Slate Trump, Big Oil 's Supreme Court Case


The Problem Is Not In Our Fields

Back in 2009, a new movie called “Food Inc.” breathlessly told us that “In the meat aisle, there are no bones anymore ..." I have to say I am not particularly outraged about how food is made or sold in America. As with so many other things, I vote with my feet and my wallet every time I go out or make a purchase. And guess what? That works! YES, let us educate more about healthy food. YES, let's get a better, smarter and more independent Food and Drug Administratio...
Tags: Asia, Pets, America, Las Vegas, Bill Mckibben, Don, Latin America Africa, PBurns, Terrierman, Food Inc, New York Dallas Philadelphia Atlanta Boston


Meet Brian Deese, Biden's pick to lead the National Economic Council, who has worked for both the Obama administration and BlackRock

In this April 17, 2012, file photo, then National Economic Council Deputy Director Brian Deese speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Brian Deese to lead the National Economic Council.  Deese has extensive experience in climate policy during the Obama administration, and Biden noted in a video that Deese will be the first NEC director who will is a "true expert on climate policy." But some p...
Tags: Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, NEC, Harvard, Paris, United Nations, National Security Council, John Kerry, Biden, Rolling Stone


Strange gesture suggested — "If Biden were willing to grasp the nettle..."

I'm just glancing at the New Yorker... erstwhile home of Jeffrey Toobin, who made a strange gesture the other day — grasping and getting stung. I think I would have laughed at that headline in any case — "Joe Biden and the Possibility of a Remarkable Presidency/If Biden were willing to grasp the nettle, the sting would be real, but history would judge him well for trying."    What is this stinging nettle?  If Biden’s not guarding his approval ratings for a second run, he could... push to e...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Metaphor, Pentagon, Biden, Shakespeare, New Yorker, Gestures, Trump, Bill Mckibben, Jeffrey Toobin, Ann Althouse


California's dark, orange sky is the most unnerving sight I've ever woken up to

What is happening now is astonishingly worse than any previous fire season. We are in a new kind of eraThe sky was the muddy yellow of an old bruise at 7am in San Francisco on Wednesday, and by eight it was a dull orange and the darkness that felt like night was coming on. This morning was perhaps the most unnatural-feeling and unnerving of my life, with darkness rather than daytime rolling in. People around California reported that the birds that would normally be singing were silent. On some o...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Oregon, US, San Francisco, United States, Salt Lake City, Oroville, Pacific, Ucla, Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Bill Mckibben, Los Angeles County, Santa Ana


"[W]hen Hurricane Irene devastated my state, Vermont, in 2011, people turned out within hours, bringing tools from backhoes to brooms."

"They mucked out basements and rebuilt driveways, and they kept coming back for weeks, until the job was done. They did it for strangers, mostly—although they didn’t remain strangers for long. But, with coronavirus, none of that is possible. There’s little way to be of use except to disappear inside your home, so that you can’t infect anyone. Indeed, even the places we gather for solace are increasingly off limits. Churches.... Schools....  sports...  We should use the quiet of these suddenly un...
Tags: Law, Vermont, Solitude, Bill Mckibben, Don, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus


When it comes to climate hypocrisy, Canada's leaders have reached a new low

A territory that has 0.5% of the Earth’s population plans to use up nearly a third of the planet’s remaining carbon budget Americans elected Donald Trump, who insisted climate change was a hoax – so it’s no surprise that since taking office he’s been all-in for the fossil fuel industry. There’s no sense despairing; the energy is better spent fighting to remove him from office.Canada, on the other hand, elected a government that believes the climate crisis is real and dangerous – and with good r...
Tags: Texas, News, Australia, Earth, Canada, Google Earth, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Donald Trump, Ottawa, Justin Trudeau, Bill Mckibben, Trudeau, Schumann, Fort McMurray, Peltier


Demographic undestiny

Demography becomes destiny, the old adage goes. But many of the most confidently promoted demographic predictions have turned out grossly exaggerated or even dead wrong. In many cases they tend to reflect more the aspirations of pundits and reporters than the actual on-the-ground realities. Good thing, too. Many of the most famous predictions about population growth tended to be dystopic, envisioning a hopelessly overcrowded planet increasingly divided by race, crammed into a handful of large ci...
Tags: Japan, California, Opinion, China, India, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Chicago, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Un, Nebraska, Tories


Best environmental charities

If you ever want to feel popular, donate to an environmental charity. Make one donation to a well-meaning organization, and your mailbox will immediately become full — every day — with similar charities that would also like to help you make the world a better place. Overwhelmed by the love, perhaps you’d like to donate more, but aren’t sure where your money goes furthest. Even some massive, well-known organizations use upward of 30 percent of their donations for “administrative” costs and fun...
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Christianity Today: Trump should be impeached and removed, 'morally lost and confused'

Yep. Sounds about right. The leading evangelical Christian publication Christianity Today, which was founded by the media figure and former presidential advisor Billy Graham, endorses the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, calling him “a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused.” Here's an excerpt from the Christianity Today editorial calling for the impeachment and removal of Trump: The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has dumbed down t...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Religion, Christianity, Jesus, Christian, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Bill Mckibben, Billy Graham, Donald J Trump, Christianity Today, Mueller


Has the climate crisis made California too dangerous to live in?

As with so many things, Californians are going first where the rest of us will followThe San Francisco skyline is shrouded in smoke from wildfires in the north part of the state. Photograph: Jose Carlos Fajardo/Associated PressMonday morning dawned smoky across much of California, and it dawned scary – over the weekend winds as high as a hundred miles an hour had whipped wildfires through forests and subdivisions.It wasn’t the first time this had happened – indeed, it’s happened every year for ...
Tags: Asia, Florida, UK, Hollywood, News, California, Woody Guthrie, San Francisco, Middle East, Arctic, John Muir, Electric, Interstate 80, Pacific Coast Highway, Sierra, San Francisco Bay


Ji.hlava’s Inspiration Forum Tackles Myriad Topics Such as Climate Change, Women in Society, Crisis in Democracy

Running as a parallel section to the main festival, The Inspiration Forum has grown to be an integral and unique offering of the Ji.hlava Intl. Documentary Film Festival (Oct. 24-29). Over the course of the six-day festival, 100 invited guests – authors, academics, scientists, analysts and politicians – will speak on six main topics: climate […]
Tags: News, Global, Festivals, Bill Mckibben, Ji, Fawzia Koofi, Ji.hlava Film Festival


The media is failing on climate change – here's how they can do better ahead of 2020

We spoke to climate change experts for advice on how news outlets can cover the environment in ways that make voters listen Young protestors hold placards at the office of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell during a Green New Deal demonstration. Photograph: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/REX/Shutterstock America elected Donald Trump at the end of the hottest year ever recorded, without debate moderators asking him a single question about global warming.But after three years of record temperatures,...
Tags: Post, New York, Science, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, New York City, US, America, Cnn, Yale, Iowa, Fairfield, Showtime, The Guardian, Mitch McConnell


What will it take for the media to focus on climate change in the 2020 elections?

We spoke to climate change experts for advice on how news outlets can cover the environment in ways that make voters listenBeto O’Rourke rolled out his climate policy in Yosemite national park yesterday. Photograph: Marcio José Sánchez/APThe Guardian is partnering with Columbia Journalism Review and the Nation today on “Covering Climate Change,” a town hall event with media leaders about how to change the media narrative on climate change. Watch the event live here between 9am and 2pm.America e...
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At What Point Should You Start Really Freaking Out About Climate Change? Right Now

Author Bill McKibben makes the case against calm
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Analysis: The eco-woke among us make climate deadlines. But there is a big problem

For years now, people like environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben have been screaming from the treetops that we need a World War II-scale mobilization to fight the scourge of climate change.
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We're losing the war on climate change

For years now, people like environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben have been screaming from the treetops that we need a World War II-scale mobilization to fight the scourge of climate change.
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We're losing the war on climate change

For years now, people like environmentalist and journalist Bill McKibben have been screaming from the treetops that we need a World War II-scale mobilization to fight the scourge of climate change.
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