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A call to action on climate change in 2013

January 8, 2013 | 7:44 pm | , Chief Program and Advocacy Officer

The reality of the climate crisis demands the attention and leadership of President Obama and the Congress.

That is why we joined almost 100 groups in signing a letter to President Obama detailing three important ways in which he and his administration can lead on climate change. Climate Reality is committed to joining him in these efforts.

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Ready to lead

August 29, 2012 | 1:27 pm | , Chief Program and Advocacy Officer

Last week, we finished an inspiring three-day training for our Climate Reality Leadership Corps. After meeting so many remarkable people and experiencing their passion, I couldn’t be more excited about what lies ahead. Roughly a thousand dedicated volunteers added to their skill sets and have returned home better trained and more engaged than ever to lead the fight to solve the climate crisis.

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Hey Austin: I’m. Too. Hot.

July 31, 2012 | 10:35 am | , Chief Program and Advocacy Officer

Are you starting to feel the heat? Is it feeling different than just hot summer weather? Scientists have found that climate change is putting extreme heat on steroids — resulting in more record highs than ever before and making heat waves more severe.

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Dear George Will: Yes, it’s getting hotter

July 9, 2012 | 2:36 pm | , Chief Program and Advocacy Officer

This past Sunday, George Will had a classic “back in my day…” moment when he chastised people for raising concerns about the record-breaking heat that has swept across the country. According to George Will: “How do we explain the heat? One word: Summer.” Of course, what is so unusual is that nearly 2,300 daily high temperature records were broken in June alone; including in Illinois, which experienced its hottest spring on record.

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Summer gas prices: Here’s the reality

April 27, 2012 | 12:00 am | , Chief Program and Advocacy Officer

So what can we do about this? Big oil and its supporters have the same answer they always have: Drill even more. Worse yet, they are now using dangerous and unconventional forms of drilling that are even more carbon pollution-intensive, like dirty tar sands oil. And the more we drill, the more we continue our dependence on oil — and you pay for this dependence every time you fill up the gas tank.

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Thank you for standing up for the climate

February 14, 2012 | 5:06 pm | , Chief Program and Advocacy Officer

Over three-quarters of a million Americans signed a petition to make it clear that if we’re going to solve the climate crisis, we cannot build this pipeline. A few hours ago, the coalition took your messages up to Capitol Hill and delivered them to the Senate leadership. Thank you for telling our leaders to stand up to the oil industry’s lobbyists and reject this pipeline once and for all.

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