Bill McKibben

Many eyes were on Orlando, Florida this weekend as they Democratic National Committee (DNC) converged to vote on the Party Platform. The platform is meant to serve as a navigator for Democratic candidates running for office at all levels of government, as well as a statement of party unity. But right from the start it was clear from the onset that […]

After a blistering primary season (which is technically still going), both parties are settling down to write their party platforms – a unity document that’s supposed to express the nature of what it means to be a “Democrat” or a “Republican” in 2016. For the Democratic National Committee (DNC), that means that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders camps have each appointed members to […]

Last week I had the opportunity to address the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) platform committee in Phoenix, Arizona. Tens of thousands of us have been petitioning the DNC and their Republican counterparts to include a ban on fracking, and a move to #KeepItInTheGround in this year’s platforms.Phoenix was the second city in two weeks to hear testimony from invited guests and […]

 James Hansen’s Crystal BallJames Hansen offered a prescient warning about the outcome of COP21 when he wrote, “Watch what happens in Paris carefully to see if all the leaders do is sign off on the pap the UN bureaucrats are putting together, indulgences and promises to reduce future emissions, and then clap each other on the back and declare success.” […]

Thanks to the amazing investigative reporting of InsideClimate News (ICN) and the Los Angeles Times, we learned that Exxon has known about the real dangers of climate change for nearly 40 years. Furthermore, Exxon knew that it would be necessary to leave a significant portion of fossil fuels in the ground to avert the worst impacts of a rapidly warming planet. But rather than […]

This afternoon former Secretary of State and current Democratic candidate for the Presidency Hillary Clinton announced her opposition to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline.  While explaining her reasoning, Secretary Clinton remarked, “I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone pipeline as what I believe it is — a distraction from important work we have to do on […]