Blog posts in Climate

  • 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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    Climate
  • This really gets my goat

    When asked about climate change, here's what Marco Rubio said.

    For Senator Rubio's home state of Florida, this isn't an academic question. Miami is one of the American cities most vulnerable to rising sea levels—they've already risen eight inches since 1870, and it's speeding up. A recent report said they could rise another two feet by 2060.Despite all that, Senator Rubio denies the science behind climate change.

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    Climate Video
  • Organizing for climate action

    Hundreds of volunteers gathered for "Years of Living Dangerously" watch parties nationwide—and called on their representatives to act on climate change.

    Take a sneak peek into how volunteers are firing up supporters to act on climate change.

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    Day of Action Climate
  • There's one fewer climate change denier in Congress

    Congressman Grimm acknowledges the reality of climate change.

    As frustrated as it's been to see more than 130 members of Congress deny the basic science of climate change, we now have a reason to celebrate: Congressman Michael Grimm (NY-11) has now joined the conversation on climate. read more »
    Climate
  • Two more clean energy victories in California

    In the constant fight against climate change, it feels great to get news like this.

    Climate change is a daunting problem, but by organizing and winning fights like this across the country, we can act on climate one community at a time.
    Last month, we heard two great updates from our local campaigns in California to fight climate change by speeding up the switch to clean energy—energy that doesn’t create the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change. read more »
    Climate
  • Turning worry into action

    The destruction wrought by climate change is pretty scary.

    I've studied the scientific evidence presented by those that deny climate change and so far found none of their arguments reasonable. read more »
    Climate Organizing
  • Climate change is no joke

    This April, don’t be a #ClimateFool.

    There are still way too many members of Congress getting played for fools when they should be standing up and protecting their constituents. Yesterday, the world’s scientists released a new report summing up the latest science on the impacts of climate change, making it clear that people are feeling these impacts every day. read more »
    Climate
  • 31 senators demand action on climate

    It's time to wake up.

    Last night, 31 senators led an overnight session for one reason: to urge Congress to wake up and do something about climate change. It was a marathon of powerful speeches that ran all the way till morning. read more »
    Climate
  • What humans and polar bears have in common

    On International Polar Bear Day, here are some ways to make a difference in the fight against climate change.

    With melting ice and rising sea levels, climate change is a real danger to all kinds of habitats.


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    Climate
  • Science doesn’t belong in legislation! (...according to a few members of Congress)

    Last week, 24 members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted against acknowledging the existence of climate change.

    Now obviously, 24 House committee members burying their heads in the sand doesn’t stop climate change from existing. But the longer that lawmakers ignore the basic science on climate change, the longer it will be before Congress takes meaningful action to reverse its harmful effects.

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    Climate Environment
  • Science is winning

    When the polar vortex hit last week, the usual suspects tried to claim it disproves climate change—but they probably weren't expecting what happened next.

    Together, we're successfully changing the conversation on climate. read more »
    Climate Environment