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A historic climate agreement

This is a turning point in the fight against climate change.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • OFA volunteers petition to protect our environment

    For the first time ever, we have a chance to limit carbon pollution from our country's biggest polluters.

    The Environmental Protection Agency is taking a big step forward in preventing carbon pollution—and OFA volunteers are there building support in the fight against climate change.

  • 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.

  • One year after Hurricane Sandy

    Remembering the devastation brought on a year ago, and the role climate change played.

    OFA organized events across the country to recognize the connection between climate change and natural disasters.

  • Introducing the OFA Donor Wall

    These people are building this movement, brick by brick.

    Your name can be here—just chip in to help before our critical September 30th fundraising deadline.

  • Climate change denial: a passing fad?

    The good news: The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing Wednesday on President Obama's climate action plan. The bad news: Thirteen of the 17 Republican members at the hearing are climate change deniers.