• Walmart needs to clean up its act

    A few years ago, Walmart promised to get serious about fighting global warming. They even promised to get 100% of their power from clean, green sources. But Walmart is hiding a dirty secret: They're one of America's largest users of dirty coal electricity. Their U.S. stores use more than 4.2 million tons of coal each year. That's nearly six times as much electricity as the entire U.S. auto industry, at a cost of 8 million metric tonnes of global warming pollution each year.

  • Huge News for the Climate

    What a roller coaster. Yesterday, the news coming out of the Senate was just flat out scary for the climate. Mitch McConnell, soon to be the Senate majority leader, announced his plans to make building the Keystone Pipeline and dismantling the EPA cornerstones of the Republican agenda.
    Then, just last night, news broke that President Obama has negotiated the first ever climate treaty with China in secret.
  • The Denial is the Hoax

    When I woke up last Wednesday after the election, I immediately thought about how the new congressional leadership would effect the environment. That process was scary in itself, yet it needed to be done because if you don't embrace reality you cannot progress. Reality check: the new congress will see men and women chairing or joining important committees to whom the whole idea of climate change is anathema.

  • Bioneers Recap Part 2: Estrella

    Estrela Hernandez, simply put, is a living model for frontline communities all over the world who wish to develop the tools for climate resiliency. You can read about my conversations with her at Bioneers from a few weeks ago.