For early conservationists, it was an unsettlingly short step from managing forests to managing the human gene pool.
Craig S. AltemoseAs we climate justice activists stand with Black leaders for Black lives, we should also remember and reflect on the horrific history of white supremacy in the environmental movement.
We can, and must, do better.
The Board of Trustees voted to institute a moratorium on new private investments focused on fossil fuels, answering the requests of all five constituent assemblies.
Craig S. AltemoseAs the walls were tightening around Harvard's admin on FF divestment, one of the excuses they used was that no "peer research" universities had divested yet.
Then UC system divested. Then Georgetown. Then Brown. Then Oxford. Now, Cornell.
The University of California has fully divested from all fossil fuels, the nation's largest university to do so as pressure grows at Harvard, Stanford and other campuses to join the fight against climate change.
Craig S. AltemoseWhen your university says they 'can't divest', tell them to look at the University of California, which just finished FULLY divesting their $126 BILLION portfolio - while also investing a BILLION dollars in renewable energy.
Once the peak of the global pandemic has passed, the global community should maintain some of the measures implemented to manage the coronavirus to help mitigate the climate crisis.
Craig S. Altemose"We will succeed in tackling the coronavirus only if we invest in and protect everyone. And we will succeed in tackling the climate crisis only if we invest in and protect everyone."
Some of my thoughts on climate and the coronavirus at @GlobeOpinion.
CNBC's Jim Cramer said Friday he's done with fossil fuel stocks because young investor's concerns about climate change are holding them down.
Craig S. AltemoseThis article is music to movement ears.
@jimcramer says Fossil Fuel stocks are losers not because they're not profitable (they're not profitable), but because the #divestment movement is forcing folks to dump the stocks (which we are!)
The death knell.
For years, the Mercer Family Foundation has bankrolled efforts to question climate science with millions of dollars in donations to groups such as the Heartland Institute, CO2 Coalition and Cato Institute.
Craig S. AltemoseThis billionaire family has been funding deadly climate denial for decades.
It seems they realize that this stuff is getting serious and are backing off.
So they need to:
A) publicly apologize,
B) make amends, and
C) stop funding other forms of evil.
BOSTON — An environmental activist was arrested Wednesday during a protest by opponents of a proposed natural gas compressor station in Weymouth
Craig S. AltemoseYou got to appreciate how quick the media is to 'other' concerned community residents.
@nathanpboston is so much more than a "Compressor protestor." He's a scientist, a teacher, a father, a husband, and damned fine human being.
We need more like him.
Craig S. AltemoseGreat minds think alike! Great to see @SenMarkey calling on his opponents to join him for a #ClimateDebate.
@350MassAct calls for all candidates to participate.
This should be mandatory for all congressional races moving forward.
In a highly anticipated speech in Congress after travelling half the way across the Atlantic by boat, Greta Thunberg urges US senators to learn from the sacrifices of Martin Luther King and other civil rights activists in the fight against climate...
Craig S. AltemoseMic. Dropped.
Thank you @GretaThunberg for speaking it like it is.
I've been trying to say the same thing for the past 13 years, with little effect.
Let's please listen to her (And ACT!) while there's still time to act.
Such a race could substantially alter the state’s political landscape.
Craig S. AltemoseI like @RepJoeKennedy well enough, but @SenMarkey has stood tall and proud for #ClimateAction and the #GreenNewDeal.
I don't get how Kennedy can possibly outflank him in a primary.
And it would be wrong to try, imo.
Save it for next time, Joe!
Andrea Honore, a mother from Weymouth, Massachusetts, discusses her fight against Spectra Energy's proposed compressor station. She recently sat outside Gov. Charlie Baker's office to get his response to no avail. EEA Communications Director Peter...
Craig S. Altemose.@MassGovernor Please talk to this woman who has been sitting outside your office for nearly 100 days to talk to you about the #NoCompressorWeymouthMA. Acting on climate means no more gas infrastructure. (Also #NoEastieSubstation) @FRRACS_MA #mapoli
Ten thousand people’s lives have been directly thrown into upheaval, and indirectly, thousands of employees of small businesses in Newport have been impacted this week due to a gas supply failure.
In addition, thousands of children have been unable...
Craig S. AltemoseIt's almost as if an over-reliance on natural gas is...*bad*...for the economy? Oh well, at least it's better for our health and the climate, right? Oh wait....
So wait, why do folks like @MassGovernor keep trying to build more gas...? #mapoli @FRRACS_MA
Craig S. AltemoseAs an alum of @Kennedy_School, I think it's embarrassing that my alma mater is working with a Koch Brothers-funded group to host a Congressional New Member Orientation w/o including anything on the climate crisis. Join this protest tomorrow
Plugging In Plugging In Energy and the Environment Boston, too, needs to do more on climate change By Eric WilkinsonSee all » Plugging In Plugging In Energy and the Environment Let’s encourage offshore wind competition By Stephen ConantSee all »...
Craig S. AltemoseMy latest in @CommonWealthMag. The latest IPCC report shows we need to seriously up our climate game. I'm calling on Massachusetts to lead the way on a #GreenNewDeal and drastically cut climate pollution by 2030. #mapoli #ActOnClimate @350Mass
WHAT WOULD IT take to really tackle climate change and move the Commonwealth to a clean energy future? What would real leadership look like? Leadership that recognizes the immense cost of delay and the enormous economic opportunities of breaking our...