Take Action for Climate Solutions

March 11, 2014 | 9:00 am |

Today, we have the chance to do something big together. Something that will make history. In states across the nation, we’re seeing examples of how man-made climate change is costing us. The last five years was the warmest five-year stretch ever recorded in Texas, and the state’s agriculture, lakes, and water supplies are still feeling the effects. Historic drought is drying up the West Coast, threatening the farms that feed us all. Extreme weather events like the biblical floods that struck Colorado last fall are expected to occur more and more frequently. The list of these increasingly likely events goes on. … Read More

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Your chance

February 27, 2014 | 9:00 am | , Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project

Today, you have the chance to make a difference. The chance to make your voice heard. The chance to help shape the legacy we leave to our children. Most people don’t know that carbon pollution from power plants is entirely unregulated. It’s unchecked and it’s costing us dearly. Five years ago, the U.S. Congress had a historic opportunity to use market forces to limit carbon pollution, but after the legislation passed in the House of Representatives, it failed in the Senate. Since then, we’ve continued to witness the growing damage caused by unmitigated carbon pollution. From a drought that covered 60 … Read More

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Climate Change is a Public Health Issue

February 25, 2014 | 9:00 am | , Health Care Without Harm

Chronic illness, disease, and famine may not be the first issues that come to mind when one thinks of carbon pollution, but the health impacts of climate change are serious and deserving of our attention and resources. Climate change is a public health issue. The World Health Organization estimates that 150,000 deaths per year can be linked to climate change, excluding deaths resulting from extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes. Other estimates that include fatalities resulting from extreme weather go as high as 400,000 per year. How could this happen? Heat waves can kill and drought can cause food insecurity. … Read More

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Will the Supreme Court block the EPA’s climate action?

February 24, 2014 | 3:28 pm |

  Everyone knows the U.S. Supreme Court doesn’t hear minor cases. But sometimes the details of a case can seem so obscure and the legal language so opaque that at first glance it’s easy to overlook another attempt by industry to fight carbon pollution regulations. So we can’t blame you if the oral arguments for Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA—which begin today—had snuck under the radar of your attention. But it’s worth noting because the case threatens to slow down the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon pollution in certain industrial sectors. While the case doesn’t directly impact the EPA’s … Read More

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Can You Imagine?

February 21, 2014 | 10:29 am |

Let’s make carbon pollution history. Explore this photo album to learn what this pollution means for your health and how you can create a better future today. Then, speak up and support the EPA in limiting carbon pollution from new power plants. It’s our future. Let’s take a deep breath and make it a healthy one.

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Help Change Future Winter Olympics

February 12, 2014 | 9:30 am |

There’s just something special about the Olympics. Arriving in Sochi last week, I recognized it immediately from when I was competing with the U.S. Ski Team in the Torino and Vancouver games. The focused expressions of the athletes, the glimmer in the eyes of the crowds who’ve come to cheer them on, and above all, the electric sense of possibility that fills everyone and everything here. And it should, because after all, this is where we come not just to compete, but also to connect as a planet. To celebrate athletes that highlight what’s best in all of us. To … Read More

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Don’t Let the Polar Vortex Freeze the Climate Conversation

February 11, 2014 | 12:00 pm |

So, you’re going to meet your climate change-skeptic relative at a family lunch this weekend, and you already know they’re going to challenge you by pointing to the freezing temperatures outside, right? A chilling prospect, that. But take heart. The cold doesn’t threaten your accurate understanding of (and concern for) what’s happening to our planet’s climate system. In fact, it’s a weapon in your arsenal of climate facts. Here’s why. First things first: there is a difference between climate and weather. Weather always has—and always will—fluctuate. There are warm days, mild days, and cool days. There are dry periods and … Read More

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A Future Without Carbon Pollution

February 6, 2014 | 12:00 pm |

Carbon pollution is driving climate change, transforming our weather, disrupting our lives, and threatening our future. The culprit? Dirty power plants dumping unlimited carbon pollution into our air. A groundbreaking rule proposed by the EPA, if adopted, will change this picture. The rule will significantly limit the amount of carbon pollution new power plants are allowed to dump into our air and help ensure a safer, cleaner, and healthier future for us all. Tell the EPA why you want to make carbon pollution and climate change history: 

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Become One of Them

January 24, 2014 | 10:00 am |

There are some people who inspire us. Maybe it’s the way their speeches captivate you. Maybe it’s the breadth of work they’ve done to make the planet a better place. Or maybe it’s the chills you feel simply reading about their inspiring projects. There aren’t many people out there who can elicit these kinds of reactions. But when you attend a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training, you’ll be in the same room as some of the most inspiring leaders in the environmental movement. And you’ll learn to become one of them. We’re excited so many incredible speakers will be joining … Read More

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This is Where the Real Work Starts

January 22, 2014 | 2:00 pm | , Founder & Chairman, The Climate Reality Project

I spend a lot of time talking to people about the climate crisis these days. Almost without fail, the first words I hear are “What can I do?” The first step, I always tell people, is simple: become a Climate Reality Leader. The climate crisis is the defining issue of our time.  Yet many people still don’t understand how it’s changing our planet and our lives—some even choose to reject its existence. In the meantime, we keep seeing stronger storms, more intense droughts, and all kinds of climate impacts that are costing us in more ways than we can count. … Read More

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