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The State of Our Climate: 5 Things to Watch for in the State of the Union

February 12, 2013 | 9:28 pm | , President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project

Tonight’s State of the Union address by President Obama will be yet another critical moment for the President’s legacy as he begins his final four years in elected office, including President Obama’s vision for addressing climate change will have repercussions that will be felt for generations. For climate watchers, recent comments by the President, most recently during his Inaugural Address, are the clearest indication yet that the President intends to shape his legacy around action on climate change. Here is a primer on some key things to watch for and consider during tonight’s speech.

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The National Climate Assessment: 4 years in the making

January 10, 2013 | 9:50 pm | , Research Associate

How many things can you name that only happen once every four years? Leap years, U.S. presidential elections, the Olympics …

If you’re an American who cares about climate change, there’s one more answer you should add to your list: the publication of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) — the most comprehensive report on climate change impacts in the States.

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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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Dirty weather, dirty water

October 5, 2012 | 5:00 pm | , Solutions Fellow

Global climate disruption messes with our water. As sea levels rise, we get more water in the places we don’t want it. But what about the water we do need? Scientists are finding that the impacts of climate change make freshwater inhospitable for fish and wildlife.

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What’s the biggest dirty energy source of all?

October 5, 2012 | 4:00 pm | , Solutions Analyst

There are several manmade sources of the carbon pollution that’s warming our climate, from deforestation to animal agriculture. But let’s clear up one thing right away: Dirty Energy, the pollution from fossil fuels, is the single the biggest contributor to climate change. And the biggest Dirty Energy source is coal.

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A recommended read: America the Possible

September 28, 2012 | 3:12 pm | , President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project

As climate activists, we’re accustomed to facing frightening facts. Global carbon emissions have never been higher. Wildfires in the U.S. burned a record number of acres this year. And this summer, Arctic sea ice reached an all-time seasonal low. As Americans, there’s a whole other suite of scary realities we now face: One in five children live in poverty. Millions are jobless. And income inequality continues to rise.

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