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The Largest Carbon Bomb on the Planet

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Message
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An activist sits in a tree as part of the Tar Sands Blockade, November 19, 2012.An activist sits in a tree as part of the Tar Sands Blockade, November 19, 2012. (Photo: Elizabeth Brossa)Despite President Obama's recent remarks on climate change during his inaugural address, the "fuse to the largest carbon bomb" on the planet - the Keystone XL pipeline - continues to move forward.

That's why young people across the country are putting themselves on the line to take direct action to shut down this calamitous project. And that's why Truthout needs your help to continue providing climate justice organizers with the kind of information they can use, and to continue reporting on their actions without corporate bias. 

During my time at Truthout I've watched many of these young people - some of them my close friends - get arrested, harassed or worse while fighting to slow the rising tides which threaten my generation's future. I'm proud to see that many of those same activists share Truthout stories on social media and use our independent reporting to stay informed.

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The Largest Carbon Bomb on the Planet

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Message
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An activist sits in a tree as part of the Tar Sands Blockade, November 19, 2012.An activist sits in a tree as part of the Tar Sands Blockade, November 19, 2012. (Photo: Elizabeth Brossa)Despite President Obama's recent remarks on climate change during his inaugural address, the "fuse to the largest carbon bomb" on the planet - the Keystone XL pipeline - continues to move forward.

That's why young people across the country are putting themselves on the line to take direct action to shut down this calamitous project. And that's why Truthout needs your help to continue providing climate justice organizers with the kind of information they can use, and to continue reporting on their actions without corporate bias. 

During my time at Truthout I've watched many of these young people - some of them my close friends - get arrested, harassed or worse while fighting to slow the rising tides which threaten my generation's future. I'm proud to see that many of those same activists share Truthout stories on social media and use our independent reporting to stay informed.

Truthout urgently needs to your help to make our budget by Thursday. Will you chip in and make a tax-deductible donation today, so we can meet this crucial deadline?

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Click here to donate.
(Truthout is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. EIN: 20-0031641)

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This article is a Truthout original.

Candice Bernd

Candice Bernd is an editor/staff reporter at Truthout, and a contributor to Truthout's anthology on police violence, Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? With her partner, she wrote and produced Don't Frack With Denton, a documentary chronicling how their hometown became the first city to ban fracking in Texas, and its subsequent overturn in the state legislature. She received the Dallas Peace and Justice Center's "Media Peacemaker of the Year" award in December. Follow her on Twitter: @CandiceBernd.