Climate in Our Hands

Climate in Our Hands

The destruction and exploitation that human hands have inflicted on our planet are undeniable – and there’s no question that our species’ actions have thrown our own future survival into great peril. When it comes to human-caused climate disruption, we are facing down a crucial tipping point, with glaciers melting at once-unheard-of speeds, flooding and storms decimating communities, species extinctions accelerating, and water and food shortages intensifying each day. However, human hands can be used to heal as well as to harm – and movements all over the world are rising to fight for climate justice in the face of catastrophe.

In this collaboration between Truthout and YES! Magazine, we spotlight the revolutionary ideas and actions that are spurring the movement to defend the planet and human survival.

El Salvador Farmers Successfully Defy Monsanto
Monday, 23 March 2015
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

Oceans in Crisis: One Woman Will Cross the Pacific to Raise Awareness
Monday, 30 March 2015
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

Is Reinvestment a Good Strategy for the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement?
Friday, 23 January 2015
By Carlos Davidson and Cynthia Kaufman, Truthout | Op-Ed

UN Climate Negotiators Drop the Ball in Lima – Now It’s Up to the Grassroots to Pick It Up
Saturday, 13 December 2014
By Jim Shultz, YES! Magazine | News Analysis

Three College Endowments Are Doing Fine a Year After Divesting From Fossil Fuels
Friday, 12 December 2014
By A.C. Shilton, YES! Magazine | Report

Beating Climate Change by Retooling the Economy: The Story Begins in Navajo Country
Friday, 24 October 2014
By Mary Hansen, YES! Magazine | Report

Naomi Klein: People’s Climate March Is a “Glimpse of the Movement We Need”
Tuesday, 07 October 2014
By Sarah van Gelder, YES! Magazine | Interview

The People’s Climate March Is Over: What Now?
Friday, 03 October 2014
By Joseph Boutilier, Truthout | Op-Ed

Young Climate Marchers: Support From Boomers Makes Us Feel Less Alone
Friday, 26 September 2014
By Kristin Moe, YES! Magazine | Op-Ed

Can a “Firewall Strategy” Keep Big Energy Out of Climate Talks? It Worked for Fighting Tobacco
By Alexis Goldstein, YES! Magazine | News Analysis
Monday, 22 September 2014

Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar
By Chuck Collins, YES! Magazine | Report
September 18, 2014

Sea Change: The Ecological Disaster That Nobody Sees
By Richard Schiffman, Truthout | Report
September 18, 2014

Previous Climate Justice Coverage

At Least Some Unions Step Up for Big Climate March!
By Abby Scher, Truthout | News Analysis
September 14, 2014

Dark Money Corruption of Democracy Forces Climate Change Direct Action and Mass Mobilization
By Ben Ptashnik and Victoria Collier, Truthout | News Analysis
September 10, 2014

Climate Comeback: A Grassroots Movement Steps Into the International Arena
By Jim Shultz, YES! Magazine
August 26, 2014

Dahr Jamail | Open Source Farming: A Renaissance Man Tackles the Food Crisis
By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report
August 10, 2014

Guardians of the Plains: One Lakota Family’s Plan to Fend off South Dakota’s Epic Drought
By Kristin Moe, YES! Magazine
August 5, 2014

Indigenous Seed Savers Gather in the Andes, Agree to Fight Climate Change with Biodiversity
By Erin Sagen, YES! Magazine
July 30, 2014

Get Intersectional! (Or, Why Your Movement Can’t Go It Alone)
By Kristin Moe, YES! Magazine
April 4, 2014

Green Capitalism: The God That Failed
By Richard Smith, Truthout | News Analysis
January 9, 2014

Meet the Ambassadors from Canada’s Indigenous Fossil Fuel Resistance
By Kristin Moe, YES! Magazine
March 5, 2014

Capitalism and the Destruction of Life on Earth: Six Theses on Saving the Humans
By Richard Smith, Truthout | Opinion
November 10, 2013