Are climate emergency declarations the new normal?

As cities wrestle with the urgent need to deal with the climate crisis, advocates say the declarations could be “coming to your city as a demand soon.” Around 50 cities and counties in the United States have made such declarations, according to campaign group The Climate Mobilization, which urges a level of “World War II-scale” efforts to reverse the effects of global warming …

6 takeaways for a new decade of people power

By Shaazka Beyerle, Nonviolent-conflict.orgDecember 12, 2019 | STRATEGIZE! What comes next? How can people power be harnessed for the long haul? How can we move from the year of protest to a new decade of transformation? What can we learn from research, the practice of strategic nonviolent action, and social movements and organized civic initiatives targeting corruption on the ground? To start the conversation, …

Now 38% call climate change a “crisis” and over 3 in 4 U.S. adults and teenagers alike agree that humans are influencing the climate. Most say it’s not too late for society to come up with solutions

The Washington Post | Emily Guskin, Scott Clement and Joel Achenbach Americans remain shaky on the details of climate science even as they have grown increasingly concerned about human activity warming the Earth, according to a national poll by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) that probed the public’s understanding of climate change. The rising alarm is …

Climate crisis, energy transition and mining extractivism: a declaration where social movements come together

December 02, 2019 by The Ecologist COP25, Social Movements and Climate Justice: A declaration on climate crisis, energy transition and extractivism in Latin America byCoalition of Climate Justice Movements Our anti-capitalist struggle is also a decolonial, anti-patriarchal and anti-racist struggle.Social movements were organising their opposition to COP25—in which those most affected by climate violence would be sidelined—even before the popular mobilisation …

The American Dream Is Killing Us + How America’s Elite Lost Their Grip

BY ANAND GIRIDHARADAS author of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, The True American and India Calling. Time Editor At Large and also a political analyst for NBC News and teaches writing at NYU. NOVEMBER 21, 2019 How America’s Elite Lost Their Grip On March 29, 2003, at a wedding reception in the Harvard Faculty Club, Lawrence W. Reed gave a …

 4 in 10 Americans say they’re cutting back on meat — including 4 in 10 Republican women — fewer than 2 in 10 Republican men say they are, too. The poll was conducted Oct. 1-13 among 3,627 adults. The error margin was 2.1 percentage points for adults polled; the margin varied for each subgroup. Among other results, most Americans (62%) …