350 or bust: Rex Tillerson: An Unlikely Climate Hero?

Doug  Grandt, climate warrior and friend of 350orbust, is inviting Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon and Eagle Scout, to become a climate hero. The world is desperately in need of visionary leadership from business leaders as well as political leaders, as we stand on the cusp of catastrophic climate change. Here is Doug’s recent video ...

350 or bust: “Ethical” Oil? House Speaker Boehner Promotes Keystone Pipeline While Investing In It

Last week, House Speaker John Boehner’s office released a video that tried to make the case to build the Keystone Pipeline. Mr. Boehner has taken millions of dollars from oil companies and is personally invested in the Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline. His video contained more than a few factual errors, so the creative kids ...

350 or bust: Canadians Ignore the Warning Lesson of Haiti’s Environmental Destruction At Our Peril

Today marks two years since the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti where more than 200,000 died and an estimated 1 million were left homeless. We are used to hearing that Haiti is a very poor country, yet rarely do we hear that at one point in its history, Haiti was the wealthiest colony in the New ...

350 or bust: As Fossil Fuel Interests Sway Politicians, The Political Will To Act On Climate Change Disappears As Fast As Arctic Ice

This excellent interview with Patrick Bond, Director of the Centre for Civil Society University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, discusses the huge influence that the fossil fuel industry, with its deep pockets and bought-and-paid for politicians, has on the climate change debate. This industry is at the root of the inaction we are currently ...

350 or bust: #NOKXL! Score One For Our Children’s Future (For A Change)

It’s official – break out the champagne!! The U.S. State Department just announced that it would delay making a decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline until after it had undergone extensive further review, including a search for an alternate routing. Yes, this is the same decision that PM Harper called a “no-brainer”. Tar ...

350 or bust: Just Say No – It’s Time For Canada To Wean Itself Off Its Addiction to Tar Sands Crude

This hour protestors are gathering on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, to show their opposition to the Alberta tar sands, and specifically the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline that could be built from Alberta across the U.S. to carry tar sands bitumen to Texas refineries. I would dearly love to be there, but by the time this ...

350 or bust: University of Calgary Prostitutes Itself To Big Oil & Gas

Canadian journalist Mike DeSousa, who first wrote three years ago about the anti-science group with the Orwellian name “Friends of Science”, who funded a PR blitz meant to cast doubt on the science of climate change. Friends of Science paid for their ad campaign out of a University of Calgary research account controlled by Professor ...

350 or bust: What Can Change In A Day?

In the Climate Reality Project, Al Gore answers the question, “What Can Change In a Day?”. A whole lot, it turns out – just ask the people living on the Susquehanna River last week when Tropical Storm Lee hit then and displaced them, or the folks in New Orleans about Hurricane Katrina, or the people ...

350 or bust: First Nations Women Arrested For Protesting Hydrolic Fracking On Their Land, Charged with “Intimidation”

lle-Máijá Apiniskim Tailfeathers, one of the women arrested this weekend for peacefully protesting the plan to “frack” on Blood Reserve land, released this statement yesterday: On September 9, 2011, we gathered peacefully on the road leading to a newly built Murphy Oil well on the Blood Reserve.  After nearly a year of doing everything in ...