DON'T COP OUT ON US, 26

➩ Leaked docs show the upcoming COP26 meeting may be doomed to fail
➩ Senator with family ties to coal sabotages Biden's climate plan
➩ Public institutions around the country are finally divesting from fossil fuels

Come Inside the Movement! Here you have everything you need to get plugged into the climate movement.

 

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Each week, we bring you the top campaigns, actions and events — with links to everything to make taking action as easy as possible.

FOSSIL FREE FUTURE

JOIN YOUTH in demanding an end to fossil fuel funding and climate greenwashing, October 29th. 

#STOPCAMBO

SIGN THIS PETITION and tell the UK government to reject plans for Shell’s massive new oil field. 

DEFUND CLIMATE CHAOS

Call on Wall Street CEOs: DEMAND they stop funding dirty corporations.

GLOBAL RACE

COP26 climate talks are just a couple weeks away. REGISTER TODAY to put pressure on governments to step up their commitments.

UNSUNG CLIMATE HERO

SUPPORT CLIMATE LEADERS by nominating your favorite to Grist 50’s top changemakers. 

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Your weekly backstage pass to go inside the climate movement and hear what the leaders of the movement are thinking and doing.

One by one, colleges and universities are beginning to divest from fossil fuels. But it didn’t happen overnight. Climate researcher and former Harvard student activist Ben Franta explains how he and his peers were able to spark change.


POLLUTERS OUT — COP26 is the world’s biggest climate summit but is sponsored heavily by fossil fuels and polluting industries. Let’s get Polluters OUT of COP26. (Polluters Out)

BUYING A MANCHIN — Why is Manchin the lone Democrat stopping climate legislation from passing? It could have something to do with all that money he gets from coal companies. (Don Winslow)

THIRST(Y) TRAP — Droughts are bad, but don’t you want Trevor Noah to tell you exactly how bad? (Trevor Noah)

FASHION SPEAKS — Climate activists wanted Paris Fashion Week to know consumption = extinction. So, they crashed a Louis Vuitton runway show to spread the message. (NowThis)

BLACKROCK DOESN’T ROCK — This group is protesting BlackRock’s fossil fuel investments, but with a twist: by appealing to the nice Jewish boy in CEO Larry Fink. (Jewish Youth Climate Movement)

OH DEER — Where do car tires go when we’re done with them? This elk knows all too well. Our culture of waste is posing a major threat to wildlife. (Inside Edition)


This is the spotlight for the heroes doing the most urgent work on climate.
DR. LUCKY TRAN is a biochemist, climate activist, and science communicator at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He has helped organize the People’s Climate March and the March for Science.

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DR. LUCKY TRAN is a biochemist, climate activist, and science communicator at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He has helped organize the People’s Climate March and the March for Science.
DYLAN HAMILTON is a 17-year-old climate justice and trans rights activist with Fridays For Future Scotland. He has been organizing and participating in climate strikes every Friday for 140 weeks.

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DYLAN HAMILTON is a 17-year-old climate justice and trans rights activist with Fridays For Future Scotland. He has been organizing and participating in climate strikes every Friday for 140 weeks.
JADE BEGAY is Diné and Tesuque Pueblo of New Mexico, and the Climate Justice Director at NDN Collective. She is also a member of the White House's Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

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JADE BEGAY is Diné and Tesuque Pueblo of New Mexico, and the Climate Justice Director at NDN Collective. She is also a member of the White House's Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

Climate science can be overwhelming. Here’s your easy-to-share highlight reel.
DIXIE FIRED UP

The Dixie Fire is the single largest blaze in U.S. history. This new visualization depicts that when the fire got so big, it actually created its own weather systems.

THE COAST IS (NOT) CLEAR

First the Gulf of Mexico, now the Coast of California. The common thread? Oil spills. This map is new, but the story is getting old.

THE CLIMATE DISASTER

Sometimes to understand climate change you just have to see it. Check out this data visualization showing what's in store for us if we don't act now to reduce our emissions.

EAT YOUR BROCCOLI!

As agricultural soils continue to be depleted by farming practices and climate change, we may need to increasingly grow food indoors. Micro-broccoli is a great example.

PASSING GAS LIKE NEVER BEFORE

The U.S. is set to become the world’s top exporter of natural gas by 2023, standing in stark contrast to Biden’s ambitious climate goals.

BLOWING THROUGH THE BUDGET

Biden’s Clean Electricity plan will cost $150 billion over the next decade but weather disasters have already cost nearly $105 billion just in 2021. So how could it possibly be “too expensive?”

WE’LL MISS THIS QUARTER

A new risk assessment found that 25% of all U.S. infrastructure is at risk of becoming inoperable due to flooding. Can the U.S. survive while missing a quarter of its infrastructure?

GOOGLE (GREEN) MAPS

Want to get from A to B and emit less carbon? Google just released a new feature in its maps app that prioritizes the most eco-friendly route.

CLIMATE BLIND SPOT

Climate change studies are twice as likely to focus on wealthier countries in Europe and North America than low-income countries, but the Global South is experiencing the effects of climate change right now.


The climate crisis in pictures. Our lens is global.

Protesters are back at the Capitol depicting Exxon as a puppeteer controlling Manchin, and by extension, Schumer.

Raymond Kingfisher. Northern Cheyenne. The time is now to declare a climate emergency.

Sadly, you will not be able to invest in a Vanguardians of the Galaxy fossil fuel-free index fund. And that's the whole problem.

This series playfully explores ominous connections between greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, ocean acidification and coral bleaching.


Here’s what it looks like when people show up, voices ring loud and leaders act for the sake of the planet.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

Recycling can be confusing. So, California just took the first step to make sure only recyclables make it to their recycling centers.

NO MORE BAD ADS

Google will now ban ads that include climate misinformation across all platforms, including YouTube videos.

ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS

The UN has voted that a healthy and sustainable environment is a human right. The resolution, while not legally binding, could help support environmental lawsuits.

A RECIPE FOR FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

Think you know your grains? This new mystery grain could offer us a peek into what eco-friendly farming may look like.

(GREEN) HOME IMPROVEMENT

A new housing development in Indigenous territory in Canada proves that sustainable housing can be luxurious and affordable. Can it be replicated elsewhere?

ELECTRIC AVENUE

Southern California Edison, California’s biggest all-electric utility, has made a plan to meet the state’s 2030 carbon goals. But their goal is under threat.

PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR DARTMOUTH IS

The Ivy leagues are going green. Dartmouth College has announced it will divest from fossil fuels after years of student activism. It’s one of many colleges and universities feeling the heat and choosing to divest.


WHAT IS COP26?
Getting the world to agree on something is not easy. But one system brings countries to the table. Learn what COP26 is, and why it’s so important in a climate emergency.
MIND THE GAP
A new UN report shows that governments’ production plans and projections would lead to 240% more coal, 57% more oil, and 71% more gas by 2030 than would be safe for limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
COP OUT 26
Just weeks before COP26 is set to begin, a huge document leak shows some countries are lobbying the UN to tone down their finding that we must phase out fossil fuels to limit global warming.
C-E-UH-O
CEOs of six major fossil fuel companies and trade associations are set to testify before a congressional committee on their role in misleading the public about the climate crisis. Are they ready to come clean?
DON’T BURY THE LEDE
Major TV news outlets have barely covered Sen. Joe Manchin’s financial ties to the fossil fuel industry and how that’s influencing his resistance to climate action in Congress. What’s going on?
BEYOND EMISSIONS
Is plant-based meat really better for the environment? Some analysts aren’t so sure. Read about the debate raging in the food world.
FACT OR FICTION?
It’s not all about climate news. Climate fiction can be just as powerful to ensure we can envision a better future.
A CRUDE NEIGHBOR
Surrounded by oil refineries, the predominantly working class and Latino neighborhood of Wilmington, California has some of the highest rates of cancer and asthma in the state.
NATIVES TO THE FRONT
If you want to learn how to survive, talk to the survivors. Centering Indigenous women voices can help us out of the climate crisis.
(WHITE) HOUSE IS ON FIRE
Why were 655 climate activists arrested at the White House last week? Ask Biden.
LOSING LOUISIANA
St. Malo, Louisiana was the first permanent Filipino settlement in the United States. Now it’s disappearing due to sea level rise, destructive storms, and environmental degradation.
ECONOMY UNDER THREAT
A new report by the independent Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) found that climate-related financial risks threaten the financial stability of the United States. It also directs banks to carefully consider the risks of investing in fossil fuels.

Every week we highlight three climate campaigns having real impact. There are many more than 3, see many of them here.

Conservation International helps protect and restore ecosystems that are key to preventing climate breakdown through cutting-edge science, innovative pol​​icy, and global reach.

Polluters Out is a global coalition of youth as well as adult allies and scientists are fighting polluters' influence over governments, banks, lands, universities, and the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Climate Generation works to ignite and sustain the ability of educators, youth, and communities to act on the systems perpetuating the climate crisis. Its approach is to overcome disinformation, center anti-racism, and systemic equity, and personalize and local climate change action.