‘Tide Is Turning’: Cheers Erupt for NYC’s Suit Against Fossil Fuel Giants and Divestment

By Andrea Germanos Climate advocates hailed what they say is a “watershed” moment on Wednesday following two announcements by New York City: that the city would seek to divest its pension funds from fossil fuels within five years, and that it filed suit against give five fossil fuel giants for their role in driving the climate crisis . “This is a first-in-the-nation step to protect our future and our planet—for this generation and the next,” said Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. Stringer announced last month that he would soon bring a proposal to the trustees of the pension funds that included divestment. Following through

Bill McKibben: How to Save the Planet From Trump

We’re going to be dealing with an onslaught of daily emergencies during the Donald Trump years. Already it’s begun—if there’s nothing going on (or in some cases when there is ), our leader often begins the day with a tweet to stir the pot and suddenly we’re debating whether burning the flag should lose you your citizenship. These crises will get worse once he has power—from day to day we’ll have to try and protect vulnerable immigrants or deal with the latest outrage from the white supremacist “alt-reich” or confront the

US Election Could Determine Climate Change Policies For Entire World

On election day, forget about e-mails and pussy grabbing. Vote for people who will protect the earth and everyone on it. America cannot afford to have stupid leaders. US Election Could Determine Climate Change Policies For Entire World was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free

Bill McKibben’s Ecology-Free Declaration of War on Climate is Dangerous and Wrong

Old-growth forests must be protected and restored to limit abrupt climate change Why does Bill McKibben’s recent sensationalistic appeal for a “War on Climateâ€� make no mention, not even one, of ecology or ecosystems? While understanding Mr. McKibben is trying to call for a rapid societal response at a massive scale to an urgent existential threat, perhaps a better analogy would be demobilizing to make climate peace by cutting emissions and reforesting, as declarations of war often only make things worse. It is irresponsible and contrary to established ecological science for Mr. McKibben to promote a war on climate focused solely upon techno-optimist industrial solutions. First and foremost, climate change is an ecological issue… I, for one,

Bill McKibben: It’s Time to Declare War on Climate Change

By Jon Queally We’re under attack, said author and climate campaigner Bill McKibben , and the only way to defeat the enemy is to declare a global war against the destructive practices that threaten the world’s imperiled ecosystems and human civilization as we know it. “Defeating the Nazis required more than brave soldiers,” wrote Bill McKibben in a new piece published Monday. “It required a wholesale industrial retooling.” Andrew Colin Beck/The New