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NYC March Kicks Off Full Week of Climate Meetings

From Moyers & Company, 9/12/14 (With some fantastic links to this week’s activities and actions) This past Sunday, Sept. 21, a climate march through midtown Manhattan kicked off a week of high-profile climate events in the Big Apple. Promoted as an effort to bring unprecedented attention to climate change, the gathering comes just as international climate negotiations ramp up in a major push toward a new global accord. The People’s Climate March, being called the “largest climate march in history” by organizers, will potentially draw over a hundred thousand people to walk through Manhattan and show a level of demand
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310,000 Take to the Streets of NYC for Largest Climate March Yet

By Jamie Henn, 350.org September 21, 2014  Today, 310,000 people took to the streets of New York City to call for climate action — the largest climate march in history. And we were joined by hundreds of thousands of others around the world at over 2646 events in 156 countries. And on Tuesday, the world’s politicians will gather in New York to talk about climate action — 125 heads of state in total. They’ll be gathering with the knowledge that more people than ever are demanding action, not just words, and that their political future is on the line —
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Watch Live: 24 Hours of Reality

About 24 hours of reality: LIVE NOW September 16, 2014 Join us for 24 Hours of Reality, the fourth annual live-streamed multimedia show dedicated to sparking action on climate change. Broadcasting September 16-17, we will share 24 reasons to be hopeful about our future, and encourage everyone around the world to commit to a day of climate action. Join Livestream Now
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The rebellion to save planet Earth: Why civil disobedience could be our last, best hope

Traditional methods for fighting global warming have proven fruitless. It’s time for the people to take a stand Originally published at Salon by Ted Hamilton, September 7, 2014 The politics of climate change are shifting. After decades of halfhearted government efforts to stop global warming, and the failure of the “Big Green” NGOs to do much of anything about it, new voices — and new strategies — have taken the lead in the war against fossil fuels. Jeremy Brecher, a freelance writer, historian, organizer and radio host based in Connecticut, has documented the environmental movement’s turn toward direct action and
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No more pause: Warming will be non-stop from now on

Originally published at New Scientist by Michael Slezak, August 31, 2014. Enjoy the pause in global warming while it lasts, because it’s probably the last one we will get this century. Once temperatures start rising again, it looks like they will keep going up without a break for the rest of the century, unless we cut our greenhouse gas emissions. The slowdown in global warming since 1997 seems to be driven by unusually powerful winds over the Pacific Ocean, which are burying heat in the water. But even if that happens again, or a volcanic eruption spews cooling particles into
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