Posts Tagged ‘hope’

Clean Energy and Prosperity: We Can Have Both

The global economy grew but carbon emissions didn’t.  Climate experts believe a worldwide shift towards renewable energy has kept greenhouse gas emissions level for a second year running, even as the global economy grew 3%.This uncoupling of economic growth and emissions has never been seen before, and represents a rare bit of good news in…

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Thinking about "climate change"

This post is by Russell Kilday-Hicks, Fossil Free California activist and member of the CSU Employees Union. It is a talk he delivered at the December “Suds, Snacks & Socialism” community forum, held monthly at the Starry Plough in Berkeley. He began with two strong quotations. Our moral obligation to fight climate change is to build a collective…

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Reasons for hope, reasons for action

The climate movement is snowballing! Well, perhaps we should find another metaphor, one that doesn’t melt in the heat. Blossoming? Springing up? Taking off? Whatever your choice of image, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the recent shift in how people perceive climate change. Technological advances are making non-carbon energy cheap and accessible. And political…

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A time for renewed hope—and action

The end of the year is a time for evaluation and introspection. What have we achieved? What do we want to achieve? Like everyone else, those of us who care about averting climate chaos are thinking about what has happened in 2014—and what might be possible in 2015. Looking backward, in fact, is heartening: the climate movement…

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