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How Net-Zero Buildings Can Help The Climate Crisis
February 3, 2020

How Net-Zero Buildings Can Help The Climate Crisis

The buildings where we live and work can be as big a climate solution as switching to renewable energy, because buildings consume about 40 percent of all energy. Hal Harvey, an energy and climate expert, explains how the concept of net-zero buildings and improved building codes are key to lowering emissions.

How Net-Zero Buildings Can Help The Climate Crisis

The buildings where we live and work can be as big a climate solution as switching to renewable energy, because buildings consume about 40 percent of all energy. Hal Harvey, an energy and climate expert, explains how the concept of net-zero buildings and improved building codes are key to lowering emissions.

Chase Bank Sit-In: Stop The Money Pipeline
January 29, 2020

Chase Bank Sit-In: Stop The Money Pipeline

The climate movement has identified a new threat: Wall Street and its financing of fossil fuels. The Stop The Money Pipeline campaign teamed up with Fire Drill Fridays to call attention to the role Chase bank is playing in the climate crisis. Bill McKibbon, Rev. Lennox Yearwood and a group of supporters hope to send a message to CEO Jamie Dimon by staging a sit-in at a Chase branch in D.C., while Jane Fonda stages a protest at the Capital building nearby.

Chase Bank Sit-In: Stop The Money Pipeline

The climate movement has identified a new threat: Wall Street and its financing of fossil fuels. The Stop The Money Pipeline campaign teamed up with Fire Drill Fridays to call attention to the role Chase bank is playing in the climate crisis. Bill McKibbon, Rev. Lennox Yearwood and a group of supporters hope to send a message to CEO Jamie Dimon by staging a sit-in at a Chase branch in D.C., while Jane Fonda stages a protest at the Capital building nearby.

Jane Fonda Takes On Chase Bank
January 22, 2020

Actor and activist Jane Fonda has a very important message for Chase Bank’s CEO Jamie Dimon. She wants him to end Chase bank’s investments in fossil fuels, or we’ll cut up our cards and move our money elsewhere.

Learn more at StopTheMoneyPipeline.com.

Actor and activist Jane Fonda has a very important message for Chase Bank’s CEO Jamie Dimon. She wants him to end Chase bank’s investments in fossil fuels, or we’ll cut up our cards and move our money elsewhere.

Learn more at StopTheMoneyPipeline.com.

How We Define The Green New Deal Matters
January 21, 2020

The concept of a Green New Deal for the United States is getting a lot of attention. But what a Green New Deal means might be different to from person to person. Energy and policy expert Hal Harvey offers a definition of what that policy should do. He explains that the government needs to set the goals for decarbonizing the economy, and then the private sector has to meet them—and he offers examples of how our country does this all the time.

The concept of a Green New Deal for the United States is getting a lot of attention. But what a Green New Deal means might be different to from person to person. Energy and policy expert Hal Harvey offers a definition of what that policy should do. He explains that the government needs to set the goals for decarbonizing the economy, and then the private sector has to meet them—and he offers examples of how our country does this all the time.

The Climate Solution You Need To Know About
January 8, 2020

The Climate Solution You Need To Know About

There are about 200 people who hold the keys to winning or losing on climate change in the United States. They’re the members of Public Utility Commissions (PUCs), who decide how local utility companies get energy. Energy expert Hal Harvey explains why we need to get them on board with solving the climate crisis.

The Climate Solution You Need To Know About

There are about 200 people who hold the keys to winning or losing on climate change in the United States. They’re the members of Public Utility Commissions (PUCs), who decide how local utility companies get energy. Energy expert Hal Harvey explains why we need to get them on board with solving the climate crisis.

A Big Reason UN Climate Talks Aren’t Working
February 7, 2020

A Big Reason UN Climate Talks Aren’t Working

The fossil fuel industry has been allowed to underwrite and sponsor the United Nations climate talks for years, including the recent COP25 in Madrid. This creates a massive conflict of interest for a conference that’s supposed to be solving the climate crisis. Sponsorships give oil, coal and gas groups access to events and delegates, creating opportunities to push to weaken the Paris Agreement.

In response, a youth-led group of activists is calling for an end to polluter funding at future COPs. Learn more about the #PollutersOut campaign.

A Big Reason UN Climate Talks Aren’t Working

The fossil fuel industry has been allowed to underwrite and sponsor the United Nations climate talks for years, including the recent COP25 in Madrid. This creates a massive conflict of interest for a conference that’s supposed to be solving the climate crisis. Sponsorships give oil, coal and gas groups access to events and delegates, creating opportunities to push to weaken the Paris Agreement.

In response, a youth-led group of activists is calling for an end to polluter funding at future COPs. Learn more about the #PollutersOut campaign.

The Fossil Fuel Industry Could Set Off A “Carbon Bomb”
December 18, 2019

The Fossil Fuel Industry Could Set Off A “Carbon Bomb”

There’s a carbon bomb beneath our feet and new research says we’re about to light the fuse. We explain the findings, and what it all means for the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Fossil Fuel Industry Could Set Off A “Carbon Bomb”

There’s a carbon bomb beneath our feet and new research says we’re about to light the fuse. We explain the findings, and what it all means for the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Trump Threatens Tongass National Forest
November 15, 2019

President Trump is attempting to open the largest forest in the United States, Tongass National Forest, to the logging industry, but the public has the chance to weigh in before he takes action.

President Trump is attempting to open the largest forest in the United States, Tongass National Forest, to the logging industry, but the public has the chance to weigh in before he takes action.

These Companies Contributed The Most To Climate Change
November 13, 2019

One third of all global warming has been caused by just 20 companies, and now we know exactly who they are. Here’s what’s even worse: these companies have known their products created pollution that could change our global climate. In this installment of #BigOilKnew, we walk you through the timeline of climate change denial.

One third of all global warming has been caused by just 20 companies, and now we know exactly who they are. Here’s what’s even worse: these companies have known their products created pollution that could change our global climate. In this installment of #BigOilKnew, we walk you through the timeline of climate change denial.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Exxon Knew
October 25, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Exxon Knew

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Dr. Martin Hoffert during a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on civil rights. Dr. Hoffert was commissioned by ExxonMobil to study climate change, and what he reveals about what the company has known for decades is truly staggering.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Exxon Knew

New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Dr. Martin Hoffert during a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on civil rights. Dr. Hoffert was commissioned by ExxonMobil to study climate change, and what he reveals about what the company has known for decades is truly staggering.

Governments Are Failing To Adapt To Sea Level Rise
February 12, 2020

Governments Are Failing To Adapt To Sea Level Rise

Climate change is causing our seas to rise at an unprecedented rate, which is eating away at coastlines all around the world. Here in the United States the government is actually encouraging people to live near this danger, rather than adapt or move to higher ground. Michael Oppenheimer, a climate scientist who has been studying global warming for decades, explains what governments should be doing in the face of this crisis.

Governments Are Failing To Adapt To Sea Level Rise

Climate change is causing our seas to rise at an unprecedented rate, which is eating away at coastlines all around the world. Here in the United States the government is actually encouraging people to live near this danger, rather than adapt or move to higher ground. Michael Oppenheimer, a climate scientist who has been studying global warming for decades, explains what governments should be doing in the face of this crisis.

Why Melting Sea Ice Could Lead To New Kinds Of Weather
February 6, 2020

Why Melting Sea Ice Could Lead To New Kinds Of Weather

Ice in the Arctic is melting at an unprecedented rate and leading to higher sea levels. But higher temperatures aren’t the only cause. Climate scientist Radley Horton explains how the albedo effect, black carbon, and the jet stream are speeding up the rate of melting in the Arctic. And this melting ice could lead to entirely new weather patters.

Why Melting Sea Ice Could Lead To New Kinds Of Weather

Ice in the Arctic is melting at an unprecedented rate and leading to higher sea levels. But higher temperatures aren’t the only cause. Climate scientist Radley Horton explains how the albedo effect, black carbon, and the jet stream are speeding up the rate of melting in the Arctic. And this melting ice could lead to entirely new weather patters.

Refugees Are Fleeing Climate Change
January 31, 2020

Tens of millions of people could be displaced by climate change by the end of this century. Climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer explains why that matters, and what governments need to do to prepare.

Tens of millions of people could be displaced by climate change by the end of this century. Climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer explains why that matters, and what governments need to do to prepare.

Greta Thunberg Takes Davos
January 21, 2020

Greta Thunberg Takes Davos

Greta Thunberg, who inspired a movement of school strikes for climate action, spoke bluntly to the world leaders gathered at the 2020 World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos. Her message: stop funding fossil fuel exploration, immediately end all fossil fuel subsidies, and immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels.

Greta Thunberg Takes Davos

Greta Thunberg, who inspired a movement of school strikes for climate action, spoke bluntly to the world leaders gathered at the 2020 World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos. Her message: stop funding fossil fuel exploration, immediately end all fossil fuel subsidies, and immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels.

Why We’re Seeing A Lot More 100-Year Floods And Storms
December 17, 2019

Why We’re Seeing A Lot More 100-Year Floods And Storms

You may have noticed that we’ve been seeing way more 100-year and even 500-year floods, storms, hurricanes, and other severe weather events in the past decade. Shouldn’t a 100-year storm happen…every 100 years? Scientist Radley Horton explains how these events actually have a misleading name, and the real reason the odds are turning against us.

Why We’re Seeing A Lot More 100-Year Floods And Storms

You may have noticed that we’ve been seeing way more 100-year and even 500-year floods, storms, hurricanes, and other severe weather events in the past decade. Shouldn’t a 100-year storm happen…every 100 years? Scientist Radley Horton explains how these events actually have a misleading name, and the real reason the odds are turning against us.

Pete Buttigieg’s Climate Plan
February 12, 2020

Pete Buttigieg’s Climate Plan

Like all the Democrats in the 2020 presidential primary race, Pete Buttigieg has released a plan to address climate change. Rather than implement regulations on specific technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Mayor Pete believes that market incentives will get the job done, including a price on carbon and lots of investment in research and development.

Pete Buttigieg’s Climate Plan

Like all the Democrats in the 2020 presidential primary race, Pete Buttigieg has released a plan to address climate change. Rather than implement regulations on specific technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Mayor Pete believes that market incentives will get the job done, including a price on carbon and lots of investment in research and development.

Andrew Yang’s Climate Change Plan
February 11, 2020

Andrew Yang’s Climate Change Plan

Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has a unique plan to fix the climate crisis. He has a tech-centered approach to renewable energy and carbon sequestration, and he proposes switching nuclear energy plants from uranium to thorium. Yang says that if he’s elected, no one with ties to the fossil fuel industry would be allowed to work in his administration.

Andrew Yang’s Climate Change Plan

Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has a unique plan to fix the climate crisis. He has a tech-centered approach to renewable energy and carbon sequestration, and he proposes switching nuclear energy plants from uranium to thorium. Yang says that if he’s elected, no one with ties to the fossil fuel industry would be allowed to work in his administration.

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Climate Plan
January 30, 2020

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Climate Plan

If elected President of the United States in 2020, Senator Bernie Sanders plans to address climate change by pushing for the Green New Deal. Here’s a closer look at his campaign proposals, which he says will create millions of green jobs and is estimated to cost $16.3 trillion.

Bernie Sanders’ 2020 Climate Plan

If elected President of the United States in 2020, Senator Bernie Sanders plans to address climate change by pushing for the Green New Deal. Here’s a closer look at his campaign proposals, which he says will create millions of green jobs and is estimated to cost $16.3 trillion.

Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For The Planet
January 29, 2020
Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For The Planet

Elizabeth Warren says she “has a plan for that” and fighting the climate crisis is no exception. In this video we take a look at her green manufacturing plan for America that she would enact if she’s elected President of the United States in 2020.

Elizabeth Warren’s Plan For The Planet

Elizabeth Warren says she “has a plan for that” and fighting the climate crisis is no exception. In this video we take a look at her green manufacturing plan for America that she would enact if she’s elected President of the United States in 2020.

Joe Biden’s Climate Plan
January 22, 2020

Joe Biden’s Climate Plan

Will Joe Biden make fighting the climate crisis a top priority if he’s elected? Here’s a look at where he stands on the issue.

Joe Biden’s Climate Plan

Will Joe Biden make fighting the climate crisis a top priority if he’s elected? Here’s a look at where he stands on the issue.

Flying Rivers With Gisele Bündchen
January 14, 2020

Flying Rivers

The Amazon rainforest is under immense pressure, with the number of fires increasing 30.5% over the last year. Gisele Bündchen meets with meets with climate scientist Antonio Donato Nobre above the treetops to learn how important this forest truly is to the whole world.

Flying Rivers

The Amazon rainforest is under immense pressure, with the number of fires increasing 30.5% over the last year. Gisele Bündchen meets with meets with climate scientist Antonio Donato Nobre above the treetops to learn how important this forest truly is to the whole world.

Inside the California Drought
October 1, 2019

In 2017, the worst drought in 1,200 years was devastating California, diving farmers to the brink of disaster. Don Cheadle meets a family of farmers whose lives may never be the same as they struggle to find water in the parched Central Valley.

In 2017, the worst drought in 1,200 years was devastating California, diving farmers to the brink of disaster. Don Cheadle meets a family of farmers whose lives may never be the same as they struggle to find water in the parched Central Valley.

Why Jack Black Needs Therapy
August 12, 2019

Jack Black takes a seat for a talk therapy session with psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren. They discuss the psychology of climate change. Can she help him?

Jack Black takes a seat for a talk therapy session with psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren. They discuss the psychology of climate change. Can she help him?

David Letterman Goes To The Bank
May 20, 2019

David Letterman Goes to the Bank

Renewables are changing lives in rural India, as small businesses replace expensive, dirty, and unreliable diesel generators, with cheap, clean, sustainable solar energy. David Letterman visits one such business.

David Letterman Goes to the Bank

Renewables are changing lives in rural India, as small businesses replace expensive, dirty, and unreliable diesel generators, with cheap, clean, sustainable solar energy. David Letterman visits one such business.

Climate Wars: Yemen
April 29, 2019

Climate Wars: Yemen

What happens to a society when people start running out of water? New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman went to Yemen to find out.

Climate Wars: Yemen

What happens to a society when people start running out of water? New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman went to Yemen to find out.

Kite Power
January 15, 2020

A Scottish Engineer’s Quest to Design a Kite That Can Power the World

Rod Read, an engineer and stay-at-home dad, lives on the remote Isle of Lewis in Scotland. For the past seven years, he’s been designing a kite that he thinks could revolutionize wind power.

A Scottish Engineer’s Quest to Design a Kite That Can Power the World

Rod Read, an engineer and stay-at-home dad, lives on the remote Isle of Lewis in Scotland. For the past seven years, he’s been designing a kite that he thinks could revolutionize wind power.

The Costs of Coastal Flooding
January 6, 2020

In Mississippi, the costs of coastal flooding are adding up as climate change drives sea levels higher and higher. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Video by Nexus Media.

In Mississippi, the costs of coastal flooding are adding up as climate change drives sea levels higher and higher. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Video by Nexus Media.

Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain
August 20, 2019
Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain

Jeremy Deaton interviews Harriet Washington, a medical ethicist and author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind and Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

Environmental Racism is Bad for Your Brain

Jeremy Deaton interviews Harriet Washington, a medical ethicist and author of A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind and Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

The Need for EV Charging Stations
June 19, 2019

The Need for EV Charging Stations

The number of electric vehicles hitting the road in the next ten years is expected to increase dramatically. Where are all those EVs going to charge up?

The Need for EV Charging Stations

The number of electric vehicles hitting the road in the next ten years is expected to increase dramatically. Where are all those EVs going to charge up?

Climate Change Is Cooking Salmon in the Pacific Northwest
April 29, 2019

Climate Change Is Cooking Salmon in the Pacific Northwest

Meet a community that depends on salmon, and learn how their way of life is changing because of warming oceans.

Climate Change Is Cooking Salmon in the Pacific Northwest

Meet a community that depends on salmon, and learn how their way of life is changing because of warming oceans.

Extinction Rebellion: Banner Drop
October 2, 2019

These three members of Extinction Rebellion risked arrest in New York City to make a big statement about the climate crisis. We tell their story.

These three members of Extinction Rebellion risked arrest in New York City to make a big statement about the climate crisis. We tell their story.

Strike With Us
September 19, 2019

Strike With Us

Nine-year-old Hawkeye Huey calls for support for the global climate strike. Find a strike near you at strikewithus.org.

This video is a collaboration between Amplifier.org and Bemo Studio, and made possible by a grant from the David Rockefeller Fund.

Strike With Us

Nine-year-old Hawkeye Huey calls for support for the global climate strike. Find a strike near you at strikewithus.org.

This video is a collaboration between Amplifier.org and Bemo Studio, and made possible by a grant from the David Rockefeller Fund.

The Nuclear Family
April 29, 2019

The Nuclear Family

Nuclear plants are closing across New England, so why are these environmentalists rallying to their defense? The Years Project partnered with Exelon to find out.

The Nuclear Family

Nuclear plants are closing across New England, so why are these environmentalists rallying to their defense? The Years Project partnered with Exelon to find out.

Three Mile Island
March 27, 2019

Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island was the worst nuclear disaster in American history, but everything you’ve heard about it could be wrong.

Forty years later, The YEARS Project has partnered with Exelon to take a look back.

Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island was the worst nuclear disaster in American history, but everything you’ve heard about it could be wrong.

Forty years later, The YEARS Project has partnered with Exelon to take a look back.

Rise: From One Island to Another
December 12, 2018

Rise: From One Island to Another

Watch this poetic expedition between two islanders, one from the Marshall Islands and one from Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), connecting their realities of melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna use their poetry to showcase the linkages between their homelands in the face of climate change.

This is an invitation to take a few minutes to watch this film, unplug from your daily distractions, immerse yourself in the beauty of our shared home, and let the poetry heal.

Film made by Dan Lin for 350.org.

Rise: From One Island to Another

Watch this poetic expedition between two islanders, one from the Marshall Islands and one from Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), connecting their realities of melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna use their poetry to showcase the linkages between their homelands in the face of climate change.

This is an invitation to take a few minutes to watch this film, unplug from your daily distractions, immerse yourself in the beauty of our shared home, and let the poetry heal.

Film made by Dan Lin for 350.org.

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Racist Housing Policies Have Left Communities of Color at Greater Risk of Extreme Heat: A new study shows historically redlined neighborhoods are way hotter than other neighborhoods. (Nexus Media)
As California Forests Heat Up, Birds Are Flocking to Higher Ground: That’s bad news for forests, which rely on birds to recover from fires. (Nexus Media)
In Mississippi, the Costs of Coastal Flooding Are Adding Up: “A lot of people are just selling out and getting out.” (Nexus Media)

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High Methane Levels Probably Industry’s Fault: The fossil fuel industry could be responsible for a much larger share of methane emissions than scientists and governments previously thought, new research shows. (The New York Times)
Climate Rising Star at Debate: Climate change took center stage in a lengthy exchange at the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening, racking up more than 15 minutes of airtime and surpassing the amount of time given to the topic in previous debates. (Grist)
Buckle Up, Global Markets: Climate change could bring about a global recession “the likes of which we've never seen before,” financial experts cautioned this week. (Earther)

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The Costs of Coastal Flooding
January 6, 2020

In Mississippi, the costs of coastal flooding are adding up as climate change drives sea levels higher and higher. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Video by Nexus Media.

In Mississippi, the costs of coastal flooding are adding up as climate change drives sea levels higher and higher. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Video by Nexus Media.

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Destruction Of Brazil’s Rainforest Continues Its Scary Trend

February 21, 2020
Global rates of deforestation spiked upwards in the past three years, and this trend is being played out dramatically in the rainforests of the Amazon.

Rushing To Conclusions

February 20, 2020
Yet more reasons why awarding Rush Limbaugh the Medal of Freedom made no sense.

The Impact Of Rising Temperatures On Our Health

February 11, 2020
Extreme heat not only threatens the environment, but our very lives.