2016 was quite a year-in many, many ways. Environmental justice concerns melded quite clearly with climate activism in Dakota. The pipeline protests there seem to be a template for a linking of climate and inequality issues that will be needed in the future. Of course, the year was notable from a geo-physics perspective as the Arctic icecap melted-in the winter! What a surprise! Finally, the international climate movement might be strong enough to persist, even without US leadership. Look to China to reap the benefits of our stupid policies. Listen in as we discuss.
The reading list:
- Environmental Justice movement meets climate activism
- Environmental Justice work in Boston
- Arctic wouldn't be melting without climate change
- Opposition to WA carbon tax makes strange bedfellows
- Naomi Klein on Standing Rock and direct action's impact
- Obama makes more national monuments
- Wind and solar 'crushing' fossil fuels
- Will CA go it alone internationally?
- One of many Top 10 lists of climate stuff from 2016
- Will China take the global climate leadership role?
- Kasich preserve RE standards
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.
Thanks for listening.