Climate Strikes

Global Nonviolent Law-Enforcing Insurgency

Scientists and climate protection advocates once expected that rational leaders and institutions would respond appropriately to the common threat of climate change. As Bill McKibben said of Jim Hansen and himself, "I think he thought, as did I, If we get this set of...

New LNS Report: The Keystone Pipeline Debate

According to a new report released today by the E3 Network and the Labor Network for Sustainability, replacing aging wastewater, drinking water, and gas distribution pipes in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas can create more jobs and better jobs in...

Climate protection can learn from the AIDS movement

LNS's Jeremy Brecher and AIDS policy expert Kevin Fisher maintain in a new commentary in NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE that governments have ceased any serious individual or collective effort for climate protection. Yet there is no vehicle or venue to draw together scientists...

A Second Ecological Revolution?

[by Jeremy Brecher] The summer of 1988 was long and hot.  One scorching day I casually said to a deliveryman, "Awfully hot."  He responded, "I talk with old-timers who can't remember anything like it in 60, 70 years."  He continued, "It's probably this "˜greenhouse...

Civil Disobedience as Law Enforcement

[by Jeremy Brecher; cross-posted with Waging Nonviolence] Two years ago I was among more than a thousand people who committed civil disobedience at the White House to oppose the building of the Keystone XL pipeline. Since then many more have been arrested around the...

National Climate Assessment: An Opportunity for Labor

If you saw some scary headlines about global warming recently, there is a good chance they came from a preliminary draft of the US government's third National Climate Assessment.  The NCA is as close as there is to a definitive summary of what scientists tell us about...