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Collective action in the face of our climate challenge

Letter from the Executive Director Last week’s IPCC climate report from the United Nations concluded that the immediate consequences of climate change are more dire than scientists previously thought. In my blog about the report, I discuss how we are on the right path towards a decarbonized world and what is required to avert the […]

Youth = unstoppable: Reflections from the Power Shift Network

Just a few weeks back, on January 26th, me and Marco—a YEA! MN Core Member—climbed the steps of the Thurgood Marshall Center in Washington, D.C. I was both excited and anxious. We were heading to the annual meeting of the Power Shift Network, a collective of organizations mobilizing to mitigate climate change and create a […]

The Clean Power Plan: A Critical Step Towards A Climate-Resilient Future

The case for strong action by the U.S. to address climate change is growing by the day. After experiencing the hottest and wettest May on record last month, we can clearly see that the impacts of climate change are intensifying. In the past few weeks, international climate efforts have made headlines: Norway has voted to […]

Forums Spark Dialogue and Climate Action

We successfully completed an eight-city tour of Minnesota with free public forums on climate change, clean energy and health. When the New Ulm journal published the headline: Polar explorer, scientist, bishop to address climate change, we knew we were pulling together a diversity of voices for climate action. Read More…

Is it hot enough for you? Climate News Round-up

Is it hot enough for you? Extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet on July 8 (left) and July 12.[Via Climate Central] Summer 2012 has proved a landmark time in climate history, with record heat, rainfall, wildfires, floods and droughts throughout the country and across the globe. Recent reports came in that global CO2 […]

Final Reflection on COP 17: “A People United, Will Never Be Defeated”

“A People United, Will Never Be Defeated” One week ago in the big march and rally through the streets of Durban those words were echoed over and over along with many other chants as 7,000 activists from all over the world made their statement. Were the delegates and ministers from the 191 countries represented at […]

It’s a small world afterall…

Will and I were in Washington DC to promote our education and policy efforts earlier this week. Photo Credit: Royal Norwegian Embassy / Hanne Marie Willoch On Monday March 28th, the National Education Association and National Council for Science and the Environment hosted a lunch with non-profits and federal agencies working on climate education with […]

MN High Schooler Testifies in Defense of Statewide Coal Moratorium

Cole Norgaarden, a 10th grader at the Blake School in Minneapolis, testified Thursday, Jan. 27 at the Minnesota House Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee during the hearing of House File 72. The bill proposes to repeal a Minnesota statute that limits carbon dioxide emissions by utilities. Cole is co-chair of Youth […]