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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: Manufacturing Doubt

Republican climate change denial began long before President Trump. A leaked Republican strategy memo helps sheds light on how we got to where we are today.

#WarOnOurFuture: Manufacturing Doubt

Republican climate change denial began long before President Trump. A leaked Republican strategy memo helps sheds light on how we got to where we are today.

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#WarOnOurFuture: The State Of Our Union

President Trump’s State of the Union Address was nearly an hour and a half long, but what he didn’t say speaks volumes.

#WarOnOurFuture: The State Of Our Union

President Trump’s State of the Union Address was nearly an hour and a half long, but what he didn’t say speaks volumes.

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#ClimateFacts: The Storm Inside

In the aftermath of a climate disaster, survivors may recover physically but the mental health impacts can last for years to come. Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren explains “solastalgia” and other aspects of climate anxiety.

#ClimateFacts: The Storm Inside

In the aftermath of a climate disaster, survivors may recover physically but the mental health impacts can last for years to come. Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren explains “solastalgia” and other aspects of climate anxiety.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Germany Quits Coal

Germany is quitting coal for good, and at the same time helping coal workers avoid unemployment.

#WeCanSolveThis: Germany Quits Coal

Germany is quitting coal for good, and at the same time helping coal workers avoid unemployment.

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#ClimateFacts: Boiling Oceans

Scientists have discovered that the world’s oceans are warming 40% faster than we thought. That has dire implications for sea creatures and people.

#ClimateFacts: Boiling Oceans

Scientists have discovered that the world’s oceans are warming 40% faster than we thought. That has dire implications for sea creatures and people.

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A Titanic Climate Solution

Imagine if Exxon Mobil suddenly pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050. That’s essentially what just happened with Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, when they announced their plan to go carbon neutral by 2050.

A Titanic Climate Solution

Imagine if Exxon Mobil suddenly pledged to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050. That’s essentially what just happened with Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, when they announced their plan to go carbon neutral by 2050.

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Big Oil Knew: The Confusion Memo

An internal oil industry memo has surfaced, revealing a secret plan to wage a misinformation campaign on the American public.

Big Oil Knew: The Confusion Memo

An internal oil industry memo has surfaced, revealing a secret plan to wage a misinformation campaign on the American public.

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The Coal Lobbyist EPA Chief

Andrew Wheeler spent most of the last decade working as a fossil fuel lobbyist. President Donald J. Trump is trying to put him in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Coal Lobbyist EPA Chief

Andrew Wheeler spent most of the last decade working as a fossil fuel lobbyist. President Donald J. Trump is trying to put him in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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#ClimateFacts: The Junk Food Effect

The increased levels of carbon dioxide is having an effect on how plants grow–and their nutrients.

#ClimateFacts: The Junk Food Effect

The increased levels of carbon dioxide is having an effect on how plants grow–and their nutrients.

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TV’s Climate Silence

NBC’s Meet the Press recently took a stand by saying they’ll no longer give airtime to climate change denial. That’s a great first step, but we also need network news to spend more time talking about climate change in general. According to Media Matters research, in 2017 (the most recent year analyzed) CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox combined only showed 6 stories about the link between climate change and extreme weather.

TV’s Climate Silence

NBC’s Meet the Press recently took a stand by saying they’ll no longer give airtime to climate change denial. That’s a great first step, but we also need network news to spend more time talking about climate change in general. According to Media Matters research, in 2017 (the most recent year analyzed) CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox combined only showed 6 stories about the link between climate change and extreme weather.

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Coal Ash in the Water

There’s no way to store toxic coal waste that’s completely safe. There’s also no way to mine and burn coal that doesn’t threaten communities, our waterways and our climate. Duke Energy needs to stop burning coal, clean up its toxic mess, and invest in abundant, affordable clean energy sources like solar and wind.

Coal Ash in the Water

There’s no way to store toxic coal waste that’s completely safe. There’s also no way to mine and burn coal that doesn’t threaten communities, our waterways and our climate. Duke Energy needs to stop burning coal, clean up its toxic mess, and invest in abundant, affordable clean energy sources like solar and wind.

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Deal Or No New Deal

The new class of Democrats in Congress has a bold new plan to tackle climate change called the Green New Deal, but its future may already be in jeopardy.

Deal Or No New Deal

The new class of Democrats in Congress has a bold new plan to tackle climate change called the Green New Deal, but its future may already be in jeopardy.

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Youth Rebellion

All across the world, young people are mobilizing to take their futures into their own hands.

Youth Rebellion

All across the world, young people are mobilizing to take their futures into their own hands.

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2018: A Year In Climate Disasters

2018 was a brutal year for climate change fueled disasters, but without action it will be just a small preview of things to come.

2018: A Year In Climate Disasters

2018 was a brutal year for climate change fueled disasters, but without action it will be just a small preview of things to come.

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President Trump’s Assaults on Climate

In 2018, President Trump and his administration did everything in their power to get rid of environmental protections and make climate change worse. Here are seven examples.

President Trump’s Assaults on Climate

In 2018, President Trump and his administration did everything in their power to get rid of environmental protections and make climate change worse. Here are seven examples.

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#WarOnOurFuture: The Inferior Secretary

President Trump’s scandal-ridden Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is resigning, but his replacement could be even worse.

#WarOnOurFuture: The Inferior Secretary

President Trump’s scandal-ridden Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is resigning, but his replacement could be even worse.

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#WeCanSolveThis: 10 Signs of Climate Progress from 2018

We have the technology and know-how to solve climate change, we just need to scale it up. Here are 10 signs of incredible progress in 2018.

#WeCanSolveThis: 10 Signs of Climate Progress from 2018

We have the technology and know-how to solve climate change, we just need to scale it up. Here are 10 signs of incredible progress in 2018.

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Coal’s Toxic Legacy

There are over 1,400 pits filled with toxic coal ash in the United States, and many are leaking.

Video made in partnership with Earthjustice.

Coal’s Toxic Legacy

There are over 1,400 pits filled with toxic coal ash in the United States, and many are leaking.

Video made in partnership with Earthjustice.

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Fowl Play

The Trump Administration is trying to open up another 9 million acres of public land to fossil fuel companies, whether it succeeds could all hinge on the Sage Grouse.

Fowl Play

The Trump Administration is trying to open up another 9 million acres of public land to fossil fuel companies, whether it succeeds could all hinge on the Sage Grouse.

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Rise: From One Island to Another

Watch this poetic expedition between two islanders, one from the Marshall Islands and one from Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), connecting their realities of melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna use their poetry to showcase the linkages between their homelands in the face of climate change.

This is an invitation to take a few minutes to watch this film, unplug from your daily distractions, immerse yourself in the beauty of our shared home, and let the poetry heal.

Film made by Dan Lin for 350.org.

Rise: From One Island to Another

Watch this poetic expedition between two islanders, one from the Marshall Islands and one from Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), connecting their realities of melting glaciers and rising sea levels. Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna use their poetry to showcase the linkages between their homelands in the face of climate change.

This is an invitation to take a few minutes to watch this film, unplug from your daily distractions, immerse yourself in the beauty of our shared home, and let the poetry heal.

Film made by Dan Lin for 350.org.

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The YEARS Project is a global storytelling and education effort to inform, empower, and unite the world in the face of climate change.
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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