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#YouthStepUp Winners!

August 29, 2018

#YouthStepUp Winners!

by The YEARS Project

We are excited to announce the winners of the Youth Step Up Challenge, a climate competition to galvanize youth-driven climate solutions led by Our Climate and The YEARS Project. The winners receive a $5,000 grand prize and a trip to share their solutions with world leaders at California’s Global Action Summit in September. 1st Place:  Michael Wong of … Continue reading “#YouthStepUp Winners!”

Season 2 Ep 8

The Coal Wars

with America Ferrera

Season 2 Ep 8

Elephant in the Room

with Sigourney Weaver

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#WarOnOurFuture: Silencing Science

The Trump Administration is eliminating the EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor and that’s just one front in its all-out war on science.

#WarOnOurFuture #YEARSproject

#WarOnOurFuture: Silencing Science

The Trump Administration is eliminating the EPA’s Office of the Science Advisor and that’s just one front in its all-out war on science.

#WarOnOurFuture #YEARSproject

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#ClimateFacts: California’s Wildfires Are The New Abnormal

The wildfire ravaging California is now the deadliest in state history. This isn’t the new normal, it’s the new abnormal, and we need to talk about why.

#ClimateFacts: California’s Wildfires Are The New Abnormal

The wildfire ravaging California is now the deadliest in state history. This isn’t the new normal, it’s the new abnormal, and we need to talk about why.

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#ClimateFacts: Rings of Fire

Wildfires are raging across California once again, raising the question: Can wildfire season get any worse? Former firefighter Tom Swetnam has discovered a way to understand the future of fires by looking into the past. 

#ClimateFacts: Rings of Fire

Wildfires are raging across California once again, raising the question: Can wildfire season get any worse? Former firefighter Tom Swetnam has discovered a way to understand the future of fires by looking into the past. 

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Enemy of the Amazon

Newly elected President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro holds the future of the world’s largest rainforest in his hands. His plans for it put us all in jeopardy.

Enemy of the Amazon

Newly elected President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro holds the future of the world’s largest rainforest in his hands. His plans for it put us all in jeopardy.

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Obama’s Big Solution to Climate Change

We revisit our interview with Barack Obama from season 1 of Years of Living Dangerously in light of the environmental rollbacks enacted by the Trump administration. Thomas Friedman sat down with the then-President of the United States to discuss the world’s biggest problem, and the biggest way to solve it.

Obama’s Big Solution to Climate Change

We revisit our interview with Barack Obama from season 1 of Years of Living Dangerously in light of the environmental rollbacks enacted by the Trump administration. Thomas Friedman sat down with the then-President of the United States to discuss the world’s biggest problem, and the biggest way to solve it.

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#WeCanSolveThis: The Solar QWNN Helps Disaster Survivors

The solar-powered QWNN offers a buy-one-give-one deal that delivers solar lights and chargers to people in need. This light is also a phone charger and battery pack.

#WeCanSolveThis: The Solar QWNN Helps Disaster Survivors

The solar-powered QWNN offers a buy-one-give-one deal that delivers solar lights and chargers to people in need. This light is also a phone charger and battery pack.

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Safe Passage

West Wing start Bradley Whitford returns to Washington to explore what it takes to get Republicans in Congress to care about climate change, and meets the inspiring citizens lobby to make it happen.

Safe Passage

West Wing start Bradley Whitford returns to Washington to explore what it takes to get Republicans in Congress to care about climate change, and meets the inspiring citizens lobby to make it happen.

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#ClimateFacts: The Secret Cost of Air Pollution

Air pollution isn’t just bad for your lungs, it’s bad for your brain.

#ClimateFacts: The Secret Cost of Air Pollution

Air pollution isn’t just bad for your lungs, it’s bad for your brain.

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Coal, Oil, And Gas Are Counting On You

The election is just around the corner and this year, the world’s biggest polluters are counting on you.

Coal, Oil, And Gas Are Counting On You

The election is just around the corner and this year, the world’s biggest polluters are counting on you.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Save Hambach Forest

Activists, citizens and the internet search company Ecosia are coming together to try to stop energy company RWE from cutting down a 12,000-year-old forest to mine for coal.

#WeCanSolveThis: Save Hambach Forest

Activists, citizens and the internet search company Ecosia are coming together to try to stop energy company RWE from cutting down a 12,000-year-old forest to mine for coal.

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Exxon Knew In The 70s

Exxon knew about the dangers of climate change in the 1970s, according to internal company documents.

Exxon Knew In The 70s

Exxon knew about the dangers of climate change in the 1970s, according to internal company documents.

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Why Lesley Stahl Thinks President Trump Should Go to Greenland

President Donald Trump may have told Lesley Stahl that he doesn’t know if humans are causing climate change, but that doesn’t change the fact that scientists do. Years of Living Dangerously sent Lesley to Greenland to meet with one, and see the impacts herself.

Why Lesley Stahl Thinks President Trump Should Go to Greenland

President Donald Trump may have told Lesley Stahl that he doesn’t know if humans are causing climate change, but that doesn’t change the fact that scientists do. Years of Living Dangerously sent Lesley to Greenland to meet with one, and see the impacts herself.

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#ClimateFacts: HSBC’s Climate Warning

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks is warning that climate change poses a major threat to the world economy, and it’s not alone. 

#ClimateFacts: HSBC’s Climate Warning

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks is warning that climate change poses a major threat to the world economy, and it’s not alone. 

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#WeCanSolveThis: Minneapolis Community Solar

Communities most impacted by fossil fuels often are given no say in the kind of energy that powers their local communities. In Minneapolis, Shiloh Temple International Ministries, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, Masjid An-Nur, Cooperative Energy Futures, IPS Solar, and North Minneapolis came together to build this community solar project, which is a vivid example of how diverse communities are addressing their energy needs and paving the way for a sustainable renewable future for us all.

#WeCanSolveThis: Minneapolis Community Solar

Communities most impacted by fossil fuels often are given no say in the kind of energy that powers their local communities. In Minneapolis, Shiloh Temple International Ministries, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light, Masjid An-Nur, Cooperative Energy Futures, IPS Solar, and North Minneapolis came together to build this community solar project, which is a vivid example of how diverse communities are addressing their energy needs and paving the way for a sustainable renewable future for us all.

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Paid Actors at Public Hearings

At a public hearing in New Orleans, paid actors were brought in to crowd out testimony from the real community concerned about a power plant.

Paid Actors at Public Hearings

At a public hearing in New Orleans, paid actors were brought in to crowd out testimony from the real community concerned about a power plant.

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President Macron’s Speech

During a speech to the United Nations, France’s President Emmanuel Macron proposed an end to signing trade agreements with those who don’t comply with the Paris Agreement. Right now, the main target for such a measure is the United States.

President Macron’s Speech

During a speech to the United Nations, France’s President Emmanuel Macron proposed an end to signing trade agreements with those who don’t comply with the Paris Agreement. Right now, the main target for such a measure is the United States.

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The Most Important Thing

There are a million little things you can do to fight climate change everyday. This November, there’s one gigantic one: vote.

The Most Important Thing

There are a million little things you can do to fight climate change everyday. This November, there’s one gigantic one: vote.

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No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Can politicians take money from big polluters and still represent the people? Over 1000 candidates running for office in the U.S. have said no! They signed the no fossil fuel money pledge.

No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge

Can politicians take money from big polluters and still represent the people? Over 1000 candidates running for office in the U.S. have said no! They signed the no fossil fuel money pledge.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats can save you money, and help save the environment at the same time!

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

#WeCanSolveThis: Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats can save you money, and help save the environment at the same time!

Made in partnership with Outrider Foundation.

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#ClimateFacts: The Degree of Disaster

The worst of climate change was supposed to be decades away, but the worlds top climate scientists just came out with the latest edition of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report saying it’s closer than we ever could have ever imagined.

#ClimateFacts: The Degree of Disaster

The worst of climate change was supposed to be decades away, but the worlds top climate scientists just came out with the latest edition of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report saying it’s closer than we ever could have ever imagined.

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Sigourney Weaver

Correspondent

Why I'm involved

There is so much misinformation about what is creating the fires, the droughts, the extreme storms. I really wanted to be part of getting the correct information to people.

Sigourney Weaver

Aasif Mandvi

Correspondent

Why I'm involved

Caring about animals and their survival ensures our survival, if we want to not go extinct ourselves.

Aasif Mandvi