Blog posts in Climate

  • What President Obama just told the world about climate change

    We can be a global leader on climate change. Will you fight for it?

    President Obama just took the stage at the U.N. Climate Summit to show the world how the United States is leading in the fight against climate change—and to continue building momentum for global action.

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  • Californians fought for clean energy choices—and won

    This is what happened when the other side tried to hamper local efforts to combat climate change.

    This summer, the California State Assembly considered a measure that would have gutted community choice legislation, creating roadblocks to cities and counties that want to do the right thing on climate change by switching to clean energy. That's when supporters in California swung into action.

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  • This is about our drinking water

    Really, it's hard to believe anyone could oppose this.

    The Clean Water Act has protected our natural resources, and kept drinking water safe for decades. But—believe it or not—some people actually oppose these common-sense protections, and have spent years and millions of dollars fighting to weaken them. read more »
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  • Climate change gives rise to tough times

    Ranching and farming livelihoods are being thrown into instability, insecurity, and uncertainty.

    I wonder if my family farm would have survived for 42 years if today's conditions had existed back then. Ranching has always been a tough job, but these new conditions have made it even more difficult. Ranching has never been a way to make a lot of money even in the best-case scenario, but now it is simply unsustainable.


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  • Standing up for action on climate change

    OFA supporters spoke up at EPA listening sessions across the country.

    Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. The best science out there is clear that it's already affecting us—but we have the power to fight it.


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  • Climate deniers are at it again

    Let John Boehner know that this obstruction won't stand.

    Before President Obama even announced new carbon pollution standards—a big, big step forward in the fight against climate change—we knew that the opposition was going to put up a serious fight. This week, we got an idea of what that looks like. read more »
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  • Changes in the Chesapeake

    The rise in sea level and increase in storm severity are not just a far-away theoretical problem for us. They’re very much here and now.

    I was out rowing in a small skiff when I found myself looking down at the foundation of an old house, about a foot under water. I wonder if my town will be here in a hundred years, or even scarier, after the next hurricane season.

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  • It’s time to #PutSolarOnIt

    The longest day of the year is the perfect time to raise awareness about the benefits of solar power.

    On the summer solstice—the longest day of the year—hundreds of clean energy supporters across the country got together to inform people of the facts on solar power and encourage them to be a part of the growing movement. From tweeting to identifying places that could benefit from solar, volunteers got the word out that it’s time to #PutSolarOnIt.

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  • Detrimental droughts threaten California agriculture

    An olive grower is seeing the impacts of climate change firsthand.

    The talk among us farmers has been echoed by many more around the country: Climate change is causing our crops to suffer, and the challenges it poses are making it harder to sustain California’s growing population.

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  • This is huge

    Climate change activists have fought for years for EPA standards on carbon pollution—and this week President Obama is making them a reality.

    Announcements like this are why we all do this work. It's proof that grassroots organizing really does pay off.

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