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Commentary written by OCA & others

“What matters is am I doing the right thing?”

“It’s so easy to look at the big picture and get completely disheartened. … What we need to remember is what is my own personal moral obligation. When I wake up each day thinking about what I might do from that perspective … when I come at it from a deep sense of moral obligation, it really doesn’t matter what the results are. What matters is am I doing the right thing, and am I doing all I can right now at this time of crisis?

That’s Dahr Jamail, author of The End of Ice, discussing climate change with Amy Goodman this week on Democracy Now.

Fantastic Thread On a Green New Deal

Rhiana Gunn-Wright addresses the question of whether the GND is simply a “Progressive laundry list”.

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Green New Deal reality check

From: Post Carbon Institute <>

Is there a set of policies that could actually avert climate catastrophe while saving civilization? Yes, at least in principle. 

Voice from time immemorial

This “letter from an orca” was published in today’s Seattle Times, with a thought-provoking twist at the end:



Dr. Guenther Twitter Thread

On talking about climate change

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Greta Thunberg in Davos

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Climate crisis is “existential threat” house democrats say – But Protecting Turf Comes First

Climate crisis is “existential threat” house democrats say – But Protecting Turf Comes First

by Kate Aronoff

December 30, 2018  

‘THE NEW HOUSE committee being created to confront the climate crisis is being stripped of authority in order to accommodate the parochial concerns of senior Democrats in the caucus, protecting their pieces of turf.’