Tag Archives: environmentalists

Green New Deal Advocates Should Address Militarism, by Medea Benjamin – Alice Slater

Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in green infrastructure? Environmentalists need to contest the Pentagon’s staggering global footprint. The US military is the world’s largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels and the largest source of greenhouse gasses, contributing about 5 percent of global warming emissions.

Indigenous Rights Are Key to Preserving Forests, Climate Change Study Finds

When communities have secure forest rights, not only are forests better protected, but communities fare better.

Rabbi Lerner: Save the Pope’s Radical Prophetic Message from Media Trivialization

Lerner: Few Americans realize that the Pope’s recent encyclical on the environment is one of the most articulate and accessible presentations of why there is scant chance to avoid environmental disaster unless we radically transform our global economic and political order.