News Entries in climate
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.
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.
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.
Watch: President Obama stands up to climate change deniers
Stand with the President and join the team calling out climate change deniers.
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.
Watch: President Obama is taking action on climate change
Stand with the President and support the EPA's new carbon pollution standards.
Volunteers mobilize to support new EPA regulations
The President is taking historic action to make sure our children and communities have a healthy future—and volunteers are taking action to help get the word out.
Check out highlights from OFA's day of action supporting the President's plan to curb carbon pollution.
Add your name—fight back against the polluters and special interests
This isn't an accident. It's their strategy.
Some of the reaction to the President's climate plan from the other side this week has seemed straight-up bonkers. This would all be kind of funny, too, if the opposition wasn't backed with a whole boatload of cash.
A message from President Obama: Raise your voice on climate change
Join the fight.
The President sent a message to OFA supporters asking for support in fighting climate change.
A climate change denier admits that it's time to act on climate
I emailed my member of Congress, and I was thrilled to receive this response.
I know that we won’t always agree on the solution to climate change, but when members of Congress can agree on the problem, that’s a start.
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.
We can make Illinois a clean energy leader
But to do it, we need to fix our state’s broken laws.
Illinois has a history of leading in clean energy. Our state has one of the nation’s largest wind power industries, it has 186 solar companies, and over 96,000 Illinoisans work in the clean energy industry. But in the past year, broken policies at the state level have caused clean energy investment to crash, dropping 99.6% in 2013.
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.
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.