Pete Altman's Blog
As Climate Campaign Director for NRDC, my job involves finding ways to help move the US forward in dealing responsibly with global warming. So I get to work on all kinds of different projects that involve public outreach, research and reports, and creative ways of bringing together different interest groups and constituencies to advocate for change. Global warming is a huge challenge; solving it demands the best of us as a global community and as individuals. But this also presents a huge opportunity to make the world, and our lot in it, better.
- Roots in:
- New York
- Favorite place:
- The family couch, with my wife and kids.
- Why "environmentalism" matters:
- I don't particularly like the term ‘environmentalism’ because it is a restrictive way to think about our relationship to the world around us. What I think matters is that we show enough self-respect (and common sense) as a species to not destroy or poison the living systems that make life as we know it possible. We don’t need to ‘save the planet’ so much as we need to protect and preserve the life on earth that makes it the wonderful place it is.
Recent Blog Posts
- Broad Support for Climate Legislation (May 13, 2010)
- In Wake of Oil Spill, Most Americans See Need for Clean Energy and Climate Legislation (May 7, 2010)
- CNN Crew Films Turtle in Distress in Gulf Oil Spill (May 6, 2010)
- U.S. House Committee to Hear from the Lord Haw-Haw of Climate Science (May 6, 2010)
- No More Spills — Tell the US Senate We Need Clean Energy and Climate Legislation Now (May 5, 2010)
- Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen at Good Jobs, Green Jobs (May 4, 2010)
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs conference (May 4, 2010)
- More diverse support for climate legislation: military vets, GE and Rio Tinto (April 29, 2010)
- Oil Spill? What Oil Spill? (April 29, 2010)
- Support for Moving Forward on Climate (April 28, 2010)
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