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City Hall vs. Big Oil – May 16, 2018

Podcast takes listeners to Richmond, CA, where organizers are mobilizing for a sustainable future

Smackdown: City Hall vs. Big Oil is the 4th episode in Stepping Up podcast, which tells the stories of people who are responding in unique and unexpected ways to the daunting crisis of climate change. Perhaps the most compelling form of climate activism today is local electoral politics. With climate deniers holding the highest offices in the land, many Americans are getting involved in city and county elections, working from the ground up for a clean and carbon-free environment.

Andres Soto is one of them.

photo of Richmond refineryPhoto by Michael Moore The Chevron refiery has been in Richmond for… more

by: Claire Schoen

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Clowning Around for Climate Action – November 21, 2017

Can an army of pranksters spur interest in the climate fight?

“Laughter is the best medicine.” Like every cliché, this old adage springs from a kernel of truth. And in these distressing political times, a good dose of laughter may be just what the doctor ordered, particularly when it comes to the challenging task of addressing climate chaos.

photo of clownsPhoto courtesy of Stepping Up PodcastClimate change is serious business, but some climate clowns are donning red noses to turn the public's attention to global warming.

The Stepping Up podcast is taking laughter very seriously in its third episode, “Clowning Around.”

“I like to think of it as a lifestyle. Being a prankster activist is… more

by: Claire Schoen

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Climate Change is Raising Sea Level – and Threatening Havoc – August 16, 2012

RISE: A Six-Part Video Series. Part 6: "Tide Ride"

Climate change is beginning to touch the life of every person on this planet, whether through heat waves, drought, floods, or the ripple effects of increasingly weird weather. Especially vulnerable are the more than 600 million people on the globe — about one in every eight of us — who live in coastal areas that are less than 30 feet above sea level.

As the oceans absorb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, the waters are warming and expanding. As the glaciers melt, they add yet more water to the ocean. The resulting sea level rise is already measurable around the globe. At the same time, climate change is creating more… more

by: Claire Schoen

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Climate Change is Raising Sea Level – and Threatening Havoc – August 9, 2012

RISE: A Six-Part Video Series. Part 5: "The Flood Next Time"

Climate change is beginning to touch the life of every person on this planet, whether through heat waves, drought, floods, or the ripple effects of increasingly weird weather. Especially vulnerable are the more than 600 million people on the globe — about one in every eight of us — who live in coastal areas that are less than 30 feet above sea level.

As the oceans absorb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, the waters are warming and expanding. As the glaciers melt, they add yet more water to the ocean. The resulting sea level rise is already measurable around the globe. At the same time, climate change is creating more… more

by: Claire Schoen

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Climate Change is Raising Sea Level – and Threatening Havoc – August 2, 2012

Climate change is beginning to touch the life of every person on this planet, whether through heat waves, drought, floods, or the ripple effects of increasingly weird weather. Especially vulnerable are the more than 600 million people on the globe — about one in every eight of us — who live in coastal areas that are less than 30 feet above sea level.

As the oceans absorb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, the waters are warming and expanding. As the glaciers melt, they add yet more water to the ocean. The resulting sea level rise is already measurable around the globe. At the same time, climate change is creating more… more

by: Claire Schoen

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