Parenting in a Cold Climate: How to Survive When You're Shut In

It’s freezing in Miami and in the twenties in Houston. The massive onslaught of cold is turning routines upside down cross-country....more

After Copenhagen, Depend on Women to Keep the Momentum on Climate Change

by Kim Knowlton Kim Knowlton, Science Fellow on Global Warming and Health for the Natural Resources Defense Council, has been reporting from Copenhagen for Women's Media Center. Below, Knowlton reports that as WVFC readers may have expected, the real heavy lifting on climate change is and will be done by women, many of whom have experienced its effects firsthand.- Ed....more

India's Best Shot at Going Green

The general assumption in the climate change circles has been that there can be no substantial outcome at Copenhagen unless the U.S., India and China -- among the world's largest greenhouse gas emitters -- agree to binding norms. Given the current state of the U.S. economy, that will be a tough sell for President Obama and his negotiators, since India and China are unlikely to give in to mandatory targets or trade barriers; they are pushing for developed countries (accused of being prime polluters) to bear the heavier financial burden of keeping Earth from heating over two degrees Celsius, a debt the U.S. has stoutly denied that it owes developing nations. However, both India and China seem to be aware of how crucial it is for them to develop at a fast clip, but sustainably. ...more

Climate Change: Fighting Hunger

We live in a changing world.We live in an uncertain world.We live in a HUNGRY world. Helping people help themselves. Turning Hunger into Hope. Because the future is now.To find out more:  ...more

Climate Change Will Make you Itch

Climate Change; Instill some fear with science

Sir David Attenborough asks the obvious question, which part of climate change is due to natural causes, which part to human activity.  Here's the chart. ...more

India's monsoon disaster and climate change

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My Blog Action Day 09 post on Climate Change.

Although I‘ve always philosophically (and sometimes financially) supported environmental causes, environmental issues have never been my top priority as an activist. My focus has been on feminist issues, civil right issues, and economic justice issues. Although in some sense I understood there was a connection with environmental issues, I didn’t spend a whole lot of time thinking about it.From my admittedly sketchy reading of the literature about climate change, it’s clear that there is a powerful connection between economic justice issues and environmental issues....more

Clinton's India visit: Climate change hot button issue

Last week, Secretary of Sate Hillary Rodham Clinton became the highest American dignitary to visit India since Barack Obama's election. Of course, this is not her first visit to India -- she was there almost a decade ago as first lady alongside the very popular Bill Clinton -- but this is different. Now she is Secretary of State and is representing the Obama administration. Now, she is talking international policy.  ...more