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Truthout: Who Will Issue The Galvanizing Call to Action We Need on Climate Change This Month?

Truthout: Who Will Issue The Galvanizing Call to Action We Need on Climate Change This Month?

Memo to some climate heroes and communicators I think of first: Mike Brune, Al Gore, Van Jones, Naomi Klein, Annie Leonard,  Bill McKibben, David Roberts, Robert Reich, Bernie Sanders, Rebecca Solnit (alphabetically)   I’ve worked passionately full-time for years on climate awareness and solutions. I believe we need more at this do-or-die moment. I’m not eloquent or networked well enough to issue the required… Read more →

Tech Execs to Trump: Table All Anti-Climate Action (we hope)

Tech Execs to Trump: Table All Anti-Climate Action (we hope)

“Climate change should be top tech topic with Trump” That’s the headline of Felix Kramer’s OpEd in the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s hometown paper. It went online Friday, and was delivered in print on Sunday, December 11, 2016. This month, corporate executives who get the urgency of climate change are at a life-defining moment. Will they speak honestly, bravely,… Read more →

“SaysWhat About Climate?” — We'd hoped to make 2016 the First ClimateElection

“SaysWhat About Climate?” — We’d hoped to make 2016 the First ClimateElection

We saw an opportunity to make 2016 the First ClimateElection We ran out of time to make this happen. Here’s what we said: we have about 180 days to energize people to make sure we keep a government that’s rooted in reality. A small group of entrepreneurs and activists aims to launch a VoteClimate Startup Group We can do better than dread the… Read more →

From COP21 in Paris: We're all in this together

From COP21 in Paris: We’re all in this together

Last weekend, I decided to try to get more of my personal experiences and perspectives about Paris into a story. Joseph Robertson from Citizens’ Climate Lobby started me thinking about the UN’s history, and how we really are all in the same boat. better late than not.   It took a while to get published, but I hope it will help contribute to our thinking moving ahead. Please help spread this one if you can! http://www.salon.com/2015/12/11/were_all_in_this_together_tell_that_to_the_big_players_at_cop21_in_paris/   Here are… Read more →

"Trade Trumps Climate" says Naomi Klein: Transcript

“Trade Trumps Climate” says Naomi Klein: Transcript

Naomi Klein, speaking Thursday, December 10, 2015 in Paris at the Climate Action Zone, provided an update on the negotiations and situated them in the context of international trade agreements that can undermine efforts to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. I thought what she said was important enough that I had a transcript made from my poor-quality phone… Read more →

Elon Musk’s WOW: What if Everyone at the Climate Summit Watches or Reads His Talk?

Elon Musk’s WOW: What if Everyone at the Climate Summit Watches or Reads His Talk?

  Elon Musk made a surprise trip to Paris last night to an event accompanying COP21, the climate summit. His speech may become part of a climate solutions turning point. He chose not to speak at a large high-level institutional event. Rather, he addressed the engineers and designers of the future at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Instead of a grand… Read more →

Now I want to be in Paris even more!

Now I want to be in Paris even more!

Writing for the first time At Medium.com, my thoughts about the attacks in Paris and their impact on the climate summit as I head to Paris for the two weeks of official and unofficial events.