James Hansen to Obama: What would MLK do on climate?

James Hansen thinks Obama needs to lead on climate as MLK led on civil rights.

Let us return for a moment to election night 2008. As I sat in our farm house in Pennsylvania, watching Barack Obama's victory speech, I turned my head aside so my wife would not see the tears in my eyes. I suspect that millions cried. It was a great day for America. We had great hopes for our new President. It is appropriate, it is right, in a period honoring Martin Luther King, to recall the … [Read more...]

The story of change

Story of Change

Can shopping save the world? Put down your credit card and start exercising your citizen muscles with Annie Leonard’s new film. I used to think the truth would set us free. Like many who care about the environment, I spent years thinking that information would lead to change. If only people realize the mess our planet is in, I thought, things will change. So I wrote reports, gave speeches, even … [Read more...]