Labor and Climate News

A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers

[By Jeremy Brecher] One in six Americans say they would personally engage in nonviolent civil disobedience against corporate or government activities that make global warming worse. That’s about 40 million adults. The fate of the earth may depend on them — and others...

Making the Promises Real: Labor and the Paris Climate Agreement

[By Jeremy Brecher] As nearly 200 nations gathered in Paris approved the UN Climate Change Agreement, the AFL-CIO issued a statement that broke new ground on climate. While the AFL-CIO opposed the Kyoto climate agreement and never supported the failed Copenhagen...

Climate Insurgency After Paris

[by Jeremy Brecher] In December of 2015 – the earth’s hottest year since record keeping began -- 195 nations met in Paris to forge an agreement to combat global warming. The governments of the world acknowledged their individual and collective duty to protect the...

New Report on “Connecticut’s Clean Energy Future”

What can one state contribute to protecting the global climate? According to a new report “Connecticut’s Clean Energy Future: Climate goals and employment benefits,” Connecticut can realize its official climate goal – reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80 percent...

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