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Have You Added Your Name?

January 15, 2014 | 10:21 am | , President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project

Last week, we launched a new campaign called the People vs. Carbon to gather comments in support of a strong Social Cost of Carbon, a tool the U.S. government uses to help guide climate policy and a key step towards a price on carbon pollution. And it’s working. Thousands have already sent their comments in to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in support of a strong Social Cost of Carbon, but the comment period officially closes on January 27. We need to make sure that we the people make our voices heard before then. Over the … Read More

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Stand Up and Count the Social Cost of Carbon

January 7, 2014 | 3:24 pm |

It’s just common sense. Each year, here in the U.S., we generate a certain amount of carbon pollution. And each year, climate change driven by carbon pollution impacts our lives in all kinds of ways from flooded homes to higher insurance rates, each of which has a very real price tag that we pay either as individuals or as a society. Several years ago, the federal government developed a tool to connect these monetary damages with the carbon behind them, effectively putting a dollar value on the effects of climate change. Known as the Social Cost of Carbon (SCC), this … Read More

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How can I make a difference?

November 29, 2013 | 1:00 am |

Editorial note: Eighth-grade student Breanna Wilkes emailed The Climate Reality Project recently to ask for help in raising awareness about climate change. As many others have the exact same question, with her permission we wanted to share her inquiry and our response with our readers and supporters. My name is Breanna Wilkes. I’m a grade 8 student from Nova Scotia and I would just like to say that this organization is amazing. People have to start waking up and realizing reality. If this generation doesn’t start to make a difference then what will our earth look like in 20 years? 10 years? Even … Read More

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The United States is making history. You can help.

May 14, 2012 | 4:32 pm | , President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project

You and I both know that climate change is real. And here in the United States, our leaders are finally beginning to do something about it. It only takes one click of the mouse to support a historic proposal that will help solve the climate crisis. Please sign our petition now. A few weeks ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the first-ever national limit on dangerous carbon pollution. Specifically, it would address the largest source of carbon pollution in the United States: Electric power plants that run on coal. The EPA’s proposal applies to any new power plant built … Read More

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Why I’m suing the government

May 10, 2012 | 10:44 am |

This is a guest post by Alec Loorz, a Climate Presenter who is 17 years old and is taking the U.S. government to court for failing to protect our atmosphere from carbon pollution. At a hearing this Friday, May 11, a judge will decide whether the lawsuit can continue.

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Climate Impacts Day: A chance to connect the dots

May 1, 2012 | 5:07 pm | , Director of Strategic Partnerships and Events

Climate change is happening now, and it’s up to all of us to connect the dots between the climate crisis and the extreme weather we’ve seen around the world. So we’re thrilled that in just a few days, our friends at 350.org are hosting Climate Impacts Day in order to share the message that climate change truly does affect us all.

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