A Green New Deal

Feb 14, 2019

A group of Democratic lawmakers called for an ambitious plan for the U.S to reach net-zero carbon pollution in 10 years. The Green New Deal is about more than shifting to cleaner forms of energy sources. It’s also about shifting to more traditional forms of agriculture.

Climate Spring-Soil & Spirit

April 10 2019

Learn about how our soils are the best solution to the climate challenge, the rationale for the Green New Deal, and how tapping into faith, spirit, and community can sustain hope and spur more action for a sustainable climate in Julie Hantman’s interview of Betsy Taylor for the Takoma Park based radio show Climate Spring.

FAO Conference on Soil Organic Carbon

Rome, March 2017

Sequestering Carbon in Soil-Agrinatura

May 2017. Paris, France

All scenarios for keeping global temperature change below 1.5°C or 2°C involve carbon sequestration. Agricultural soils, grasslands, and wetlands are huge potential sinks for carbon if properly managed. This conference will explore the state of our scientific understanding, results from field trials, emerging policy frameworks, and proposals to accelerate progress and build the field of soil based carbon sequestration globally.


Nuclear Weapons Pose the Ultimate Threat to Mankind-The Nation

by Betsy Taylor, June 21, 2018

Ever since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the peace movement has seemed moribund. But in the wake of the US–North Korean summit, there are glimmers of hope that something new is stirring, with a focus on the ultimate threat to humankind: the use of nuclear weapons.


the election where climate change matters

By Chris Mooney, May 9, 2016

Donald Trump, now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has said “I’m not a big believer in man-made climate change.” Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is a strong proponent of climate change action, and a supporter of continuing President Obama’s policies on the matter, which include joining and honoring the Paris climate agreement and instituting the Clean Power Plan…

How to convince the climate slacker to get serious

By Heather Smith for Grist on Apr 27, 2016

Breakthrough’s guide was not designed to help you persuade climate skeptics. It’s aimed at motivating people who want to do something about climate change, but feel helpless about it.

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How To Win The Conversation About Climate And Energy

Joe Romm Nov 6, 2014

After a wave election for conservatives, it’s always a good idea for progressives to go back to the basics — like good, consistent messaging. How timely, then, that Betsy Taylor of Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions has updated her excellent messaging guide on climate and clean energy, “Climate Solutions for a Stronger America.”


Greens take 2014 fight to states

By Andrew Restuccia and Darren Goode. Sept, 30, 2014

Seeing no end to gridlock in Congress, national environmental groups are trying a new strategy for winning battles on climate change and green power: pouring record amounts of money into legislative races in a handful of states.


Keystone XL: Obama urged to reject pipeline

The biggest backers of Democratic causes urged Barack Obama on Friday to take historic action on climate change by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline. In a letter, 150 high-profile figures, who between them raised millions for Obama's two election campaigns, urged the president to use the next four years to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of climate change.


Must-Read: A Guide For Engaging and Winning on Climate And Clean Energy

Joe Romm, Sept 19, 2012 THINK PROGRESS

Betsy Taylor of Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions has put together an excellent messaging guide on climate and clean energy.