Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change States the Obvious

Mother Jones just reported on five terrifying statements in the latest draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2013 Summary for Policymakers report. The document concludes that it is “extremely likely” that humans have caused most of the global warming we’ve seen over the last 60 years–and by extremely likely they mean with 95 percent certainty. Human activity has greatly increased the level of carbon dioxide in earth’s atmosphere, which in turn has caused global temperatures to rise. As most people Read More

#OutWithStudentLoanDebt

Generation Progress (formerly Campus Progress) has partnered with a dozen other youth-led organizations to raise awareness of how student loan debt has negatively affected so many Millennials’ lives. If you are suffering from the burdens of student loan debt, share your story here. Hopefully, the more people who submit their stories, the more our leaders will see the urgent need to act on this issue. Instead of being ashamed of your situation, share your story to help create effective and sensible change.

How The Fourth Estate Leadership Summit Changed My Life

On Wednesday, August 7th, I posted a status to my Facebook page about my upcoming trip to Los Angeles. I was scheduled to fly out the following day to attend the Fourth Estate Leadership Summit being held at UCLA by the non-profit organization, Invisible Children. I posted that I had a feeling that this summit would be a life-changing experience. After the very first session on the first night, I already felt that way. I walked back to my dorm room that Read More

House GOP Unveils Anti-Washington Plan

Republican members of the House “will take a carefully orchestrated, staunchly anti-Washington campaign to voters this month, blaming President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats for Americans’ unhappiness with government.” Apparently a a 31-page “planning kit” titled, Fighting Washington for all Americans, has been distributed to all 234 Republican members of the House. The kit has two parts: Part I looks at how Obama and the Democrats are bad for America and Part II looks at all the amazing accomplishments of Republicans. Read More

Let Your Light Shine Bright

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant Read More