Years ago, DailyKos became my political home during dark times. As a commenter and diarist (once or twice even front-paged) I grew as a writer. Attending YearlyKos led to a job in DC, and the DailyKos community helped me build HillHeat.com to cover Congress and climate change. From there it was an easy jump to professional blogging at ThinkProgress, and now I'm proud to announce I'm editing ThinkProgress Green, a full news site in the ThinkProgress family dedicated to progressive solutions to the climate crisis. Here's my attempt to define the site's mission, a call for a new climate paradigm.
The Kyoto Protocol is in shambles, greenhouse pollution is at record levels, and climate disasters are growing in frequency and intensity.
To preserve the promise of civilization, we must start anew.
Twenty years ago, the world agreed that the increase in greenhouse gas emissions needs to be reversed as quickly as possible, or dangerous and potentially irreversible degradation of the global climate system would begin in about twenty years.
Those twenty years have passed, and now the world must mobilize to eliminate global warming pollution and defend humanity against the dangerous climate change that is now happening.