Blog posts in 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
  • OFA's 13 favorite #ActOnClimate organizing moments of 2013

    97% of scientists believe climate change is real and man-made—this year OFA volunteers worked to make sure Congress is listening.

    In 2013, OFA volunteers delivered unicorn statues, called out climate deniers, and helped educate their communities in order to change the debate on climate change. Take a look at our 13 favorite climate organizing moments of 2013, as chosen by organizers themselves. read more »
    Climate Environment
  • The story of ice

    The scientific reality of climate change will affect humanity for generations to come.

    We are in this together—as the human race—and we still have time to make a difference. read more »
    Climate Environment
  • Pollution isn't free

    Carbon comes at a cost.

    Right now, some climate change deniers are claiming that there’s no cost to carbon emissions—the dangerous pollution that causes climate change. But the science is clear: There is a cost. Here are just a few examples. read more »
    Climate Environment
  • Representative Smith looks for science in interesting places

    Smith denies climate change is happening on Earth—but he's not afraid to explore other planets.

    Here’s my question for Representative Smith: If 97% of scientists told you that there was life on other planets, would you believe them? Because 97% of scientists agree that man-made climate change is real and dangerous. read more »
    Climate Environment
  • Who would you thank for climate action this Thanksgiving?

    Join the conversation on Twitter.

    Today OFA and climate activist groups across the country are all taking some time to tweet out some #ClimateThanks to people who deserve it. This is a moment to thank the people who have led or organized the efforts to tackle the threat of climate change. read more »
    Climate Environment
  • The EPA is about to change the game on climate change

    Limits on carbon pollution for new power plants will have a huge impact.

    Did you know that here in the United States, we have absolutely no limits on how much carbon pollution can be emitted by power plants, even though they are the single largest source of carbon pollution? That's about to change. read more »
    Climate Environment