• 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.

  • Fracking the signal

    NPR has been accepting millions of dollars in "sponsorship" from the fracking front-group known as ANGA. In exchange for their support, NPR hosts like Steve Inskeep, Melissa Block and Audie Cornish routinely read messages that blatantly misrepresent the dangers of fracking to our planet and people.

    We've delivered petitions, met with NPR's ombudsman and CEO, and cajoled their staff on Facebook and Twitter. But they have resolutely maintained that there's no connection between these pro-fracking messages and the news coverage. Well there is now: Last week NPR reduced their climate reporting team to one person saying they don't "feel like [the environment] necessarily requires dedicated reporters."