Tag Archives: climate change

Howie Hawkins: ‘On Day One, the Next President Should Declare A Climate Emergency’

By Howie Hawkins

The next president should declare a Climate Emergency, which will give the president powers to act rapidly and decisively to confront the climate crisis. The president should also create a cabinet-level Office of Climate Mobilization for the coordination of all federal agencies in mobilizing the nation’s resources to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions and 100% clean renewable energy by 2030.… Read more ...

Hawkins Becomes First Candidate To Endorse 350.org Climate Pledge

While In Detroit Hawkins States Opposition to Enbridge 5 Tunnel Construction

Howie Hawkins, a Green Party candidate for president, is the first candidate to endorse the candidate pledge of 350.org on the climate crisis.

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People’s Demand for Climate Action Drives Green Party Vote Surge Throughout Europe

Posted by Kevin Zeese

Above: European Green parties rode a green wave in the European elections because of their policies for action climate chaos were consistent with the people’s demands for action on climate.

The Green Party of the United States congratulated Green Parties throughout Europe for their strong showing in the recent elections for European Parliament, where the Greens won 71 seats, up from 52.Read more ...

Jill Stein issues final statement from COP21

“The United Nations climate summit (COP21) has failed to take the action necessary to prevent global climate catastrophe,” said Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein as she prepared to depart Paris, where she had participated in several COP-related events.

According to Stein, “The voluntary, unenforceable pledges being produced by COP21 are entirely insufficient to prevent catastrophic climate change.… Read more ...

Jill Stein calls for “transformational solutions” to address climate change and terrorism

Speaking in Paris at a Women Facing Climate Change forum, Jill Stein, a candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination said “It is critical that we stand up and stand together across issues, and across borders, to be a unified political force for people planet and peace over profit. The minute we stand up, we are unstoppable.… Read more ...

PSL: U.S. government: Greatest obstacle to international action on global warming

U.S. government: Greatest obstacle to international action on global warming

Capitalism stands in the way of climate change remedies

By the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)

MAY 31, 2013

The obstacles to reform thrown up by leading capitalist governments have exposed the need for systemic change.
This article was published in the ‘How to Save the Environment: END CAPITALISM!’ Edition of Liberation.
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Jill Stein Launches Climate Voter Power Pledge At D.C. Climate Protests

The following is an email from 2012 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein: 

On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 4:47 PM, Jill Stein for President <HQ@jillstein.org> wrote:

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Dear paulie,They were the largest climate protests in U.S. history, with over 50,000 marching in Washington D.C. and tens of thousands more taking part in protests across the country.

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UK Greens’ only MP invokes WWII sacrifice in fighting climate change

From an article by Caroline Lucas, the first Green Member of Parliament in the UK, in the Guardian:

The new report – entitled The New Home Front – looks at the wartime experience of those on the “home front” in Britain and the lessons we can learn in facing today’s threats from climate change and the looming energy and resources crisis.

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Nader and Associates Letter to President Obama on GM’s IPO

Open letter from Ralph Nader and several other people (see end of article for list) to Barack Obama posted at Nader.org:

Dear President Obama,

The U.S. government bailout of, and acquisition of a majority share in, General Motors was an exceptional action, taken in response to exceptional circumstances. The U.S. stake in GM obviously poses novel managerial challenges to the government.… Read more ...

California: Green Party Election Results

from onthewilderside:

Election News from CA: Incumbent greens re-elected, Governor candidate Laura Wells makes a showing, and Prop 23 is defeated

The Green Party of California won on several levels on election day.

Gayle McLaughlin, a green incumbent, won re-election for Mayor of Richmond. Several incumbent and non-incumbent California greens won local offices.… Read more ...

DeMint in bed with BP, takes money from foreign polluters, blocks BP probe, says Green US Senate candidate Clements

From Clements for Senate (H/T GPUS):

COLUMBIA, SC — U.S. Senate candidate Tom Clements of the S. C. Green Party condemned Jim DeMint’s acceptance of corporate donations from British Petroleum (BP), saying “DeMint’s taking money from BP shows he’s in bed with the dirty industry Congress is supposed to regulate. DeMint has sold out to the highest bidder and stands with polluting companies against the environment and working people.”

A recent report published by the Climate Action Network found that leading European polluters are giving donations to members of the U.S.… Read more ...

Greens call for a new kind of national defense: Defense against global warming

Press release from GPUS:

Greens call for a new kind of national defense: defense against
catastrophic climate change

• “Life as we know it cannot survive business as usual”: Greens blast
Democrats and Republicans for rejecting even a compromised climate
change bill and for continuing to support offshore drilling,
mountaintop removal, and reliance on fossil fuels

• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on global
warming http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-ecological.php
Green Party Eco-Action Committee
http://www.gp.org/committees/ecoaction/index.php

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders and candidates called for
national defense against global warming, with a demand that Congress
cut military spending drastically and transfer the money to efforts to
stem the impending climate change catastrophe.… Read more ...