10 Sep '12, 4pm

Hometown heroes: Three ways to win climate fights at the local level

Hometown heroes: Three ways to win climate fights at the local level

These seem like truly dismal times for those seeking aggressive political action on the climate change crisis. As historic droughts sweep the U.S. and Arctic sea ice melt hits record extremes , governments across the globe still seem frozen in their tracks. The U.S. election features one political party in denial that there is a crisis and another seemingly unable to win support for even minor action. Internationally we have borne witness to a decade of global summits that deliver little more than disappointment. Yet there is good news. Around the world, citizens are organizing and winning urgent local battles against oil barons, the coal industry, and other powerful interests hell-bent on blocking meaningful environmental and climate action. Their struggles and their victories offer critical lessons for others waging similar fights elsewhere. To capture the wisdom and les...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/hometown-heroes-three-way...

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