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#WeCanSolveThis: California Hits Its Goal

California has some of the most ambitious climate change goals in the U.S., in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The numbers are in, and the state just learn it hit its goal…four years ahead of schedule.

#WeCanSolveThis: California Hits Its Goal

California has some of the most ambitious climate change goals in the U.S., in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The numbers are in, and the state just learn it hit its goal…four years ahead of schedule.

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Thomas Friedman interviews a Kansas wheat farmer

Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman speaks to a wheat farmer in Kansas, the number one wheat producing state in the country. The farmer reports that a few years ago it was like somebody flicked a switch and his region began experiencing unprecedented heat and dryness.

Thomas Friedman interviews a Kansas wheat farmer

Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman speaks to a wheat farmer in Kansas, the number one wheat producing state in the country. The farmer reports that a few years ago it was like somebody flicked a switch and his region began experiencing unprecedented heat and dryness.

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Chris Hayes interviews Staten Island’s Congressman after Superstorm Sandy

Staten Island’s Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is a climate change skeptic. After much of his district was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, Chris Hayes seeks to understand when Grimm thinks climate change will become a policy priority.

Chris Hayes interviews Staten Island’s Congressman after Superstorm Sandy

Staten Island’s Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is a climate change skeptic. After much of his district was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, Chris Hayes seeks to understand when Grimm thinks climate change will become a policy priority.

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Thomas Friedman interviews a Syrian refugee

Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas L. Friedman sits down with a young Syrian refugee living in the U.S. She discusses her experience of the Syrian civil war and its relationship to the drought, which occurred four years before the revolution and represents the worst drought in Syria’s modern history.

Thomas Friedman interviews a Syrian refugee

Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas L. Friedman sits down with a young Syrian refugee living in the U.S. She discusses her experience of the Syrian civil war and its relationship to the drought, which occurred four years before the revolution and represents the worst drought in Syria’s modern history.

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The New EPA Chief: Andrew Wheeler

Scott Pruitt has resigned from his position as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, but his replacement could be even worse. Meet Andrew Wheeler.

The New EPA Chief: Andrew Wheeler

Scott Pruitt has resigned from his position as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, but his replacement could be even worse. Meet Andrew Wheeler.

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#ClimateFacts: Ticks and Climate Change

A warming planet means more ticks, and more diseases like Lyme, in more places than ever before. 

#ClimateFacts: Ticks and Climate Change

A warming planet means more ticks, and more diseases like Lyme, in more places than ever before. 

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Stranded Assets Explained

Fossil fuel companies are some of the richest and most powerful in the world, thanks to their massive reserves of oil, coal and gas. But what happens when society realizes we can’t burn most of those reserves? Here’s why these companies should be worried about stranded assets.

Stranded Assets Explained

Fossil fuel companies are some of the richest and most powerful in the world, thanks to their massive reserves of oil, coal and gas. But what happens when society realizes we can’t burn most of those reserves? Here’s why these companies should be worried about stranded assets.

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Scott Pruitt Leaves the EPA

Embattled EPA head Scott Pruitt resigned after a series of scandals. We take a look back at his controversial tenure.

Scott Pruitt Leaves the EPA

Embattled EPA head Scott Pruitt resigned after a series of scandals. We take a look back at his controversial tenure.

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Jim Bridenstine

As a Congressman, Jim Bridenstine spent years as a vocal climate change denier. It took him less than a month leading NASA to change his mind. He now believes the climate is changing and that human activity is playing a large part in causing it, and is determined to further understand the problem.

Jim Bridenstine

As a Congressman, Jim Bridenstine spent years as a vocal climate change denier. It took him less than a month leading NASA to change his mind. He now believes the climate is changing and that human activity is playing a large part in causing it, and is determined to further understand the problem.

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Trump’s War on Solar

President Trump is waging a trade war on imported solar panels, but American workers are the first casualties.

Trump’s War on Solar

President Trump is waging a trade war on imported solar panels, but American workers are the first casualties.

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#ClimateFacts: How California Wildfires Hurt Farmers

In 2017, California’s record wildfire season devastated farmers and ranchers, hitting them with a bill of over $170 million. 

#ClimateFacts: How California Wildfires Hurt Farmers

In 2017, California’s record wildfire season devastated farmers and ranchers, hitting them with a bill of over $170 million. 

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#WeCanSolveThis: Better Refrigerants

Air conditioners might cool your house but they’re warming the planet. The good news is they don’t have to in the future, thanks to the Kigali Amendment.

#WeCanSolveThis: Better Refrigerants

Air conditioners might cool your house but they’re warming the planet. The good news is they don’t have to in the future, thanks to the Kigali Amendment.

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America Ferrera interviews a Kansas farmer who was impacted by the drought.

America Ferrera interviews a Kansas farmer who was impacted by the drought.

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Ground Zero

New York Times columnist Mark Bittman explores the destruction Hurricane Sandy left behind.

Ground Zero

New York Times columnist Mark Bittman explores the destruction Hurricane Sandy left behind.

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#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Agriculture

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, it virtually wiped out farmers and ranchers, putting the island’s ability to feed itself in jeopardy.

CURRENT SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. Puerto Rico’s farmers face near total loss from Hurricane Maria. Oct. 7th. 2017. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/10/07/puerto-ricos-farmers-face-near-total-loss-hurricane-maria/736372001/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Eater.com. How Puerto Rico’s Food Industry Is Picking Up the Pieces After Hurricane Maria. Dec. 8th. 2017. https://www.eater.com/2017/12/8/16739310/puerto-rico-restaurant-industry-farmers-hurricane-maria
[iv]NYTimes.com. Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria. Sept. 24th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-agriculture-.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] EFE.com. Puerto Rico: Hurricane-triggered crop, livestock damage exceeds $2 bn. Nov. 29th. 2017. https://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/puerto-rico-hurricane-triggered-crop-livestock-damage-exceeds-2-bn/50000262-3453519
[vii] Futurity.org.Ocean warming accelerated over past 100 years. Feb. 20th. 2012. https://www.futurity.org/ocean-warming-accelerated-over-past-100-years/
[viii] NYTimes.com. Oceans Are Absorbing Almost All of the Globe’s Excess Heat. Sept. 12th. 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/12/science/earth/ocean-warming-climate-change.html
[ix] WashingtonPost.com. What’s in the path of Hurricane Maria. Sept. 21st. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/hurricane-maria/?utm_term=.bf5e6c0d12d1
[x] CNN.com. How to survive climate change: A lesson from Hurricane Maria. Mar. 20th. 2018. https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/20/health/surviving-climate-change-hurricane-maria-partner/index.html

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Agriculture

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, it virtually wiped out farmers and ranchers, putting the island’s ability to feed itself in jeopardy.

CURRENT SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. Puerto Rico’s farmers face near total loss from Hurricane Maria. Oct. 7th. 2017. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/10/07/puerto-ricos-farmers-face-near-total-loss-hurricane-maria/736372001/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Eater.com. How Puerto Rico’s Food Industry Is Picking Up the Pieces After Hurricane Maria. Dec. 8th. 2017. https://www.eater.com/2017/12/8/16739310/puerto-rico-restaurant-industry-farmers-hurricane-maria
[iv]NYTimes.com. Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria. Sept. 24th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-agriculture-.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] EFE.com. Puerto Rico: Hurricane-triggered crop, livestock damage exceeds $2 bn. Nov. 29th. 2017. https://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/puerto-rico-hurricane-triggered-crop-livestock-damage-exceeds-2-bn/50000262-3453519
[vii] Futurity.org.Ocean warming accelerated over past 100 years. Feb. 20th. 2012. https://www.futurity.org/ocean-warming-accelerated-over-past-100-years/
[viii] NYTimes.com. Oceans Are Absorbing Almost All of the Globe’s Excess Heat. Sept. 12th. 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/12/science/earth/ocean-warming-climate-change.html
[ix] WashingtonPost.com. What’s in the path of Hurricane Maria. Sept. 21st. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/hurricane-maria/?utm_term=.bf5e6c0d12d1
[x] CNN.com. How to survive climate change: A lesson from Hurricane Maria. Mar. 20th. 2018. https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/20/health/surviving-climate-change-hurricane-maria-partner/index.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: Restoring American Forests

American Forests, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the U.S., is fighting climate change by planting trees. Since 1990, they’ve planted over 50 million trees.

SOURCES:
[i] GlobalForestWatch.org. TREE COVER LOSS IN UNITED STATES. https://www.globalforestwatch.org/country/USA?category=forest-change
[ii] AmericanForests.org. Forests as Carbon Sinks. Jul 18 2017. http://www.americanforests.org/blog/forests-carbon-sinks/
[iii] AmericanForests.org. Our Story. https://www.americanforests.org/discover-american-forests/our-story/
[iv] Ibid.
[v] AmericanForests.org. PLANT TREES NO SHOVEL REQUIRED. http://www.americanforests.org/ways-to-give/plant-trees/
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/this-group-is-tackling-deforestation/?popupally_stop=subscriber&utm_source=News+from+Yale+Climate+Connections+(Daily)&utm_campaign=6cbac6b760-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31a3024b9b-6cbac6b760-59262373

#WeCanSolveThis: Restoring American Forests

American Forests, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the U.S., is fighting climate change by planting trees. Since 1990, they’ve planted over 50 million trees.

SOURCES:
[i] GlobalForestWatch.org. TREE COVER LOSS IN UNITED STATES. https://www.globalforestwatch.org/country/USA?category=forest-change
[ii] AmericanForests.org. Forests as Carbon Sinks. Jul 18 2017. http://www.americanforests.org/blog/forests-carbon-sinks/
[iii] AmericanForests.org. Our Story. https://www.americanforests.org/discover-american-forests/our-story/
[iv] Ibid.
[v] AmericanForests.org. PLANT TREES NO SHOVEL REQUIRED. http://www.americanforests.org/ways-to-give/plant-trees/
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/this-group-is-tackling-deforestation/?popupally_stop=subscriber&utm_source=News+from+Yale+Climate+Connections+(Daily)&utm_campaign=6cbac6b760-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_31&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31a3024b9b-6cbac6b760-59262373

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#ClimateFacts: Antarctic Ice Melt

Antarctica is melting three times faster than it was just ten years ago, shedding 200 billions tons of ice into the oceans every year.

SOURCES:
[i]  The New York Times. Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/climate/antarctica-ice-melting-faster.html
[ii] The Washington Post. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?nor  
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] Smithsonian.com. Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Over the Past Decade. Jun. 14. 2018.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-over-past-decade-180969373/
[vi]  Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] The Washington Post. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?nor

#ClimateFacts: Antarctic Ice Melt

Antarctica is melting three times faster than it was just ten years ago, shedding 200 billions tons of ice into the oceans every year.

SOURCES:
[i]  The New York Times. Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/climate/antarctica-ice-melting-faster.html
[ii] The Washington Post. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?nor  
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] Smithsonian.com. Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Over the Past Decade. Jun. 14. 2018.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-over-past-decade-180969373/
[vi]  Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] The Washington Post. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?nor

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#ClimateFacts: How Hurricane Irma Hurt Florida Farmers

Last year, Hurricane Irma cost farmers and ranchers hundred of millions in damages and losses. In some parts of the state 90 percent of crops were lost. Even if you don’t live in an area that gets directly hit by hurricanes, we all depend on a stable climate for our food.

#ClimateFacts: How Hurricane Irma Hurt Florida Farmers

Last year, Hurricane Irma cost farmers and ranchers hundred of millions in damages and losses. In some parts of the state 90 percent of crops were lost. Even if you don’t live in an area that gets directly hit by hurricanes, we all depend on a stable climate for our food.

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How Hurricane Harvey Hit Farmers and Ranchers

The ramifications of Hurricane Harvey stretched far beyond the City of Houston. The storm wreaked havoc on Texas farmers and ranchers, killing cattle and nearly wiping out an entire cotton crop.

SOURCES:
[i] Youtube.com. Hurricane Harvey // Rescuers Save Drowning Cow. Aug. 29th. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raX6YhspzMo
[ii] Agweb.com. Thousands of Texas Cattle May Have Died in Wake of Harvey. Sept. 8th. 2017. https://www.agweb.com/article/thousands-of-texas-cattle-may-have-died-in-wake-of-harvey-naa-associated-press/
[iii] Interview with Dr. David P. Anderson. Texas A&M.
[iv] Today.TAMU.Edu. 1.2 Million Beef Cows In 54 Texas Counties Affected By Hurricane Harvey. Aug. 29th. 2017. https://today.tamu.edu/2017/08/29/1-2-million-beef-cows-in-54-texas-counties-affected-by-hurricane-harvey/
[v] USNews.com. Texas Cotton Hit Hardest as Harvey Ag Losses Top $200M. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas/articles/2017-10-27/texas-cotton-hit-hardest-as-harvey-ag-losses-top-200m
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Climate change fueled Hurricane Harvey’s destruction last year. This year could be worse. May. 11th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-hurricanes-harvey-puerto-rico-a13410f5781c/
[viii] NPR.org. Record Heat In The Gulf Fueled Hurricane Harvey’s Deluge. May. 10th. 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/10/610140149/record-heat-in-the-gulf-fueled-hurricane-harveys-deluge
[ix] NYTimes.com.Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change. Dec. 13th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/climate/hurricane-harvey-climate-change.html
[x] News.Nationalgeographic.com. 2017 Hurricane Season Was the Most Expensive in U.S. History. Nov. 30th. 2017. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/2017-hurricane-season-most-expensive-us-history-spd/

How Hurricane Harvey Hit Farmers and Ranchers

The ramifications of Hurricane Harvey stretched far beyond the City of Houston. The storm wreaked havoc on Texas farmers and ranchers, killing cattle and nearly wiping out an entire cotton crop.

SOURCES:
[i] Youtube.com. Hurricane Harvey // Rescuers Save Drowning Cow. Aug. 29th. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raX6YhspzMo
[ii] Agweb.com. Thousands of Texas Cattle May Have Died in Wake of Harvey. Sept. 8th. 2017. https://www.agweb.com/article/thousands-of-texas-cattle-may-have-died-in-wake-of-harvey-naa-associated-press/
[iii] Interview with Dr. David P. Anderson. Texas A&M.
[iv] Today.TAMU.Edu. 1.2 Million Beef Cows In 54 Texas Counties Affected By Hurricane Harvey. Aug. 29th. 2017. https://today.tamu.edu/2017/08/29/1-2-million-beef-cows-in-54-texas-counties-affected-by-hurricane-harvey/
[v] USNews.com. Texas Cotton Hit Hardest as Harvey Ag Losses Top $200M. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas/articles/2017-10-27/texas-cotton-hit-hardest-as-harvey-ag-losses-top-200m
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Climate change fueled Hurricane Harvey’s destruction last year. This year could be worse. May. 11th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-hurricanes-harvey-puerto-rico-a13410f5781c/
[viii] NPR.org. Record Heat In The Gulf Fueled Hurricane Harvey’s Deluge. May. 10th. 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/10/610140149/record-heat-in-the-gulf-fueled-hurricane-harveys-deluge
[ix] NYTimes.com.Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change. Dec. 13th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/climate/hurricane-harvey-climate-change.html
[x] News.Nationalgeographic.com. 2017 Hurricane Season Was the Most Expensive in U.S. History. Nov. 30th. 2017. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/2017-hurricane-season-most-expensive-us-history-spd/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Puerto Rico’s Solar Powered School

It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and power on some parts of the island still hasn’t been restored. But thanks to the power of solar, this school is lighting its halls and the path to a new future.

SOURCES:
[i] Citylab.com. Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools. Feb. 27th. 2018. https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/02/why-puerto-rico-is-pushing-to-privatize-its-schools/554198/
[ii] LiveScience.com. The Entire Island of Puerto Rico Just Lost Power Again — Here’s Why. Apr. 18th. 2018. https://www.livescience.com/62339-puerto-rico-power-blackout-april.html
[iii] Bloomberg.com. After Months Without Power, Puerto Rico School Ditches Grid. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-15/after-months-without-power-one-puerto-rico-school-ditches-grid
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Citylab.com. Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools. Feb. 27th. 2018. https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/02/why-puerto-rico-is-pushing-to-privatize-its-schools/554198/
[vi] TheHill.com. Puerto Rico needs a weatherized mini-grid network to survive the next Maria. Dec. 10th. 2017.http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/364112-puerto-rico-needs-a-weatherized-mini-grid-network-to-survive-the

#WeCanSolveThis: Puerto Rico’s Solar Powered School

It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and power on some parts of the island still hasn’t been restored. But thanks to the power of solar, this school is lighting its halls and the path to a new future.

SOURCES:
[i] Citylab.com. Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools. Feb. 27th. 2018. https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/02/why-puerto-rico-is-pushing-to-privatize-its-schools/554198/
[ii] LiveScience.com. The Entire Island of Puerto Rico Just Lost Power Again — Here’s Why. Apr. 18th. 2018. https://www.livescience.com/62339-puerto-rico-power-blackout-april.html
[iii] Bloomberg.com. After Months Without Power, Puerto Rico School Ditches Grid. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-15/after-months-without-power-one-puerto-rico-school-ditches-grid
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Citylab.com. Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools. Feb. 27th. 2018. https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/02/why-puerto-rico-is-pushing-to-privatize-its-schools/554198/
[vi] TheHill.com. Puerto Rico needs a weatherized mini-grid network to survive the next Maria. Dec. 10th. 2017.http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/364112-puerto-rico-needs-a-weatherized-mini-grid-network-to-survive-the

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Can Costa Rica Go 100% Renewable?

Can Costa Rica, already a renewable energy champion, completely eliminate fossil fuels? New President Carlos Alvarado Quesada thinks so, and he has a plan to do it by 2021.

SOURCES:
[i] CommonDreams.org. Costa Rica Will Become World’s First Carbon-Free Country by 2021, New President Says. Mar. 10th. 2018. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/05/10/costa-rica-will-become-worlds-first-carbon-free-country-2021-new-president-says
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Reuters.com. Costa Rica’s new president promises plan to speed clean transport. Apr. 30th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-costa-rica-politics-renewables/costa-ricas-new-president-promises-plan-to-speed-clean-transport-idUSKBN1I11M5
[v] Independent.co.uk. Costa Rica to ban fossil fuels and become world’s first decarbonised society. May. 10th. 2018. https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/costa-rica-fossil-fuels-ban-president-carlos-alvarado-climate-change-global-warming-a8344541.html

Can Costa Rica Go 100% Renewable?

Can Costa Rica, already a renewable energy champion, completely eliminate fossil fuels? New President Carlos Alvarado Quesada thinks so, and he has a plan to do it by 2021.

SOURCES:
[i] CommonDreams.org. Costa Rica Will Become World’s First Carbon-Free Country by 2021, New President Says. Mar. 10th. 2018. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/05/10/costa-rica-will-become-worlds-first-carbon-free-country-2021-new-president-says
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Reuters.com. Costa Rica’s new president promises plan to speed clean transport. Apr. 30th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-costa-rica-politics-renewables/costa-ricas-new-president-promises-plan-to-speed-clean-transport-idUSKBN1I11M5
[v] Independent.co.uk. Costa Rica to ban fossil fuels and become world’s first decarbonised society. May. 10th. 2018. https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/costa-rica-fossil-fuels-ban-president-carlos-alvarado-climate-change-global-warming-a8344541.html

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Memo From the White House: Ignore Climate Science

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to prop up fossil fuels, but his own government agencies keep reporting on the climate change threat. A newly obtained memo reveals one of his solutions: Just ignore them.

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply ‘ignore’ federal climate research. May. 23rd. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/05/23/in-an-internal-memo-the-white-house-considered-whether-to-simply-ignore-federal-climate-research/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2bf7f7a5cf9a
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NASA.gov. Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA. Jan. 18th. 2018. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/long-term-warming-trend-continued-in-2017-nasa-noaa
[iv] WashingtonPost.com. In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply ‘ignore’ federal climate research. May. 23rd. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/05/23/in-an-internal-memo-the-white-house-considered-whether-to-simply-ignore-federal-climate-research/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2bf7f7a5cf9a
[v] Science2017.globalchange.gov. Climate Science Special Report. https://science2017.globalchange.gov/

Memo From the White House: Ignore Climate Science

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to prop up fossil fuels, but his own government agencies keep reporting on the climate change threat. A newly obtained memo reveals one of his solutions: Just ignore them.

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply ‘ignore’ federal climate research. May. 23rd. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/05/23/in-an-internal-memo-the-white-house-considered-whether-to-simply-ignore-federal-climate-research/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2bf7f7a5cf9a
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NASA.gov. Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA. Jan. 18th. 2018. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/long-term-warming-trend-continued-in-2017-nasa-noaa
[iv] WashingtonPost.com. In an internal memo, the White House considered whether to simply ‘ignore’ federal climate research. May. 23rd. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/05/23/in-an-internal-memo-the-white-house-considered-whether-to-simply-ignore-federal-climate-research/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2bf7f7a5cf9a
[v] Science2017.globalchange.gov. Climate Science Special Report. https://science2017.globalchange.gov/

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#ClimateFacts: Pakistan Heat

On April 30th 2018, temperatures in Nawabshah, Pakistan reached a scorching 122°F, one of Earth’s hottest April temperatures in recorded history, and it’s part of an alarming trend.

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. A city in Pakistan may have just endured the hottest April temperature ever observed on Earth. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/05/01/a-city-in-pakistan-may-have-just-endured-the-hottest-april-temperature-ever-observed-on-earth/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b2c1c25376f8
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Dawn.com. Dozens faint as Nawabshah sizzles at 50C, Larkana at 49C. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.dawn.com/news/1404959/dozens-faint-as-nawabshah-sizzles-at-50c-larkana-at-49c
[iv] WorldWeatherOnline.com.Nawabshah Monthly Climate Averages. https://www.worldweatheronline.com/lang/en-us/nawabshah-weather-averages/sindh/pk.aspx
[v] WashingtonPost.com. Pakistan’s 114 degrees is just one of many all-time March records toppled in Asia. April. 3rd. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/04/03/pakistans-114-degrees-just-one-of-many-all-time-march-records-toppled-in-asia/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.60e248412b21
[vi] Web.UNEP.org. National statements: Pakistan. http://web.unep.org/environmentassembly/pakistan
[vii] TheGuardian.com. Pakistani city breaks April record with day of 50C heat. May. 2nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/02/pakistani-city-breaks-april-record-with-day-of-50c-heat-nawabshah
[viii] ADB.org. CLIMATE CHANGE PROFILE OF PAKISTAN. https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/357876/climate-change-profile-pakistan.pdf
[ix] WashingtonPost.com. A third of the world’s people already face deadly heat waves. It could be nearly three-quarters by 2100. June. 19th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/06/19/a-third-of-the-world-already-faces-deadly-heat-waves-it-could-be-nearly-three-quarters-by-2100/

#ClimateFacts: Pakistan Heat

On April 30th 2018, temperatures in Nawabshah, Pakistan reached a scorching 122°F, one of Earth’s hottest April temperatures in recorded history, and it’s part of an alarming trend.

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. A city in Pakistan may have just endured the hottest April temperature ever observed on Earth. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/05/01/a-city-in-pakistan-may-have-just-endured-the-hottest-april-temperature-ever-observed-on-earth/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b2c1c25376f8
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Dawn.com. Dozens faint as Nawabshah sizzles at 50C, Larkana at 49C. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.dawn.com/news/1404959/dozens-faint-as-nawabshah-sizzles-at-50c-larkana-at-49c
[iv] WorldWeatherOnline.com.Nawabshah Monthly Climate Averages. https://www.worldweatheronline.com/lang/en-us/nawabshah-weather-averages/sindh/pk.aspx
[v] WashingtonPost.com. Pakistan’s 114 degrees is just one of many all-time March records toppled in Asia. April. 3rd. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/04/03/pakistans-114-degrees-just-one-of-many-all-time-march-records-toppled-in-asia/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.60e248412b21
[vi] Web.UNEP.org. National statements: Pakistan. http://web.unep.org/environmentassembly/pakistan
[vii] TheGuardian.com. Pakistani city breaks April record with day of 50C heat. May. 2nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/02/pakistani-city-breaks-april-record-with-day-of-50c-heat-nawabshah
[viii] ADB.org. CLIMATE CHANGE PROFILE OF PAKISTAN. https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/357876/climate-change-profile-pakistan.pdf
[ix] WashingtonPost.com. A third of the world’s people already face deadly heat waves. It could be nearly three-quarters by 2100. June. 19th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/06/19/a-third-of-the-world-already-faces-deadly-heat-waves-it-could-be-nearly-three-quarters-by-2100/

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Fossil Fuel Handouts

You won’t believe how much taxpayer money the U.S. government is spending to prop up fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas.

Fossil Fuel Handouts

You won’t believe how much taxpayer money the U.S. government is spending to prop up fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas.

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Why March?

#ThisIsZeroHour

Why March?

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#WeCanSolveThis: Hockey Goes Green

A warming planet has put the future of hockey on thin ice. So the NHL is taking action, setting an example for leagues across the world. Shouldn’t every sport be competing to go green?

SOURCES:
[i] TheHill.com. NHL report finds climate change hurts the sport. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/380648-national-hockey-league-report-finds-climate-change-hurts-the-sport
[ii] Sustainability.nhl.com. Lighting Upgrades. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/innovate/smart-energy
[iii] NHL.com. Greener Rinks. Ref: March 28th 2018. https://www.nhl.com/info/nhl-green/greener-rinks
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Sustainability.NHL.com. Timeline of Milestones. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/home/timeline-of-milestones

#WeCanSolveThis: Hockey Goes Green

A warming planet has put the future of hockey on thin ice. So the NHL is taking action, setting an example for leagues across the world. Shouldn’t every sport be competing to go green?

SOURCES:
[i] TheHill.com. NHL report finds climate change hurts the sport. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/380648-national-hockey-league-report-finds-climate-change-hurts-the-sport
[ii] Sustainability.nhl.com. Lighting Upgrades. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/innovate/smart-energy
[iii] NHL.com. Greener Rinks. Ref: March 28th 2018. https://www.nhl.com/info/nhl-green/greener-rinks
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Sustainability.NHL.com. Timeline of Milestones. Mar. 28th. 2018. http://sustainability.nhl.com/report/#!/home/timeline-of-milestones

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#WeCanSolveThis: The International Solar Alliance

Have you heard of the International Solar Alliance? They plan to triple the amount of solar power in the world, and change millions of lives in the process.

SOURCES:
[i] Greenrideal.com. France and India Reaffirm Their Commitment to Solar Power. Mar. 14th. 2018. https://greenerideal.com/news/france-and-india-reaffirm-their-commitment-to-solar-power/
[ii] Greentechnmedia.com. IEA: Global Installed PV Capacity Leaps to 303 Gigawatts. Apr. 27th. 2017. https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/iea-global-installed-pv-capacity-leaps-to-303-gw#gs.y_sTz_4
[iii] PV-tech.org. International Solar Alliance founding eyes 1,000GW of PV with US$1 trillion funding by 2030. Mar. 12th. 2018. https://www.pv-tech.org/news/international-solar-alliance-founding-eyes-1000gw-of-pv-with-us1-trillion-f
[iv] isolaralliance.org. About ISA. http://isolaralliance.org/AboutISA.aspx
[v] Climatechangenews.com. International Solar Alliance to launch 121 projects at New Delhi summit. Feb. 19th. 2018. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/02/19/international-solar-alliance-launch-121-projects-new-delhi-summit/
[vi] Reuters.com. France to commit 700 million euros to International Solar Alliance. Mar. 11th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-solar-alliance/france-to-commit-700-million-euros-to-international-solar-alliance-idUSKCN1GN0JU
[vii] TheHindu.com. India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide. Mar. 12th. 2018. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-commits-14-billion-for-solar-energy-worldwide/article23042868.ece

#WeCanSolveThis: The International Solar Alliance

Have you heard of the International Solar Alliance? They plan to triple the amount of solar power in the world, and change millions of lives in the process.

SOURCES:
[i] Greenrideal.com. France and India Reaffirm Their Commitment to Solar Power. Mar. 14th. 2018. https://greenerideal.com/news/france-and-india-reaffirm-their-commitment-to-solar-power/
[ii] Greentechnmedia.com. IEA: Global Installed PV Capacity Leaps to 303 Gigawatts. Apr. 27th. 2017. https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/iea-global-installed-pv-capacity-leaps-to-303-gw#gs.y_sTz_4
[iii] PV-tech.org. International Solar Alliance founding eyes 1,000GW of PV with US$1 trillion funding by 2030. Mar. 12th. 2018. https://www.pv-tech.org/news/international-solar-alliance-founding-eyes-1000gw-of-pv-with-us1-trillion-f
[iv] isolaralliance.org. About ISA. http://isolaralliance.org/AboutISA.aspx
[v] Climatechangenews.com. International Solar Alliance to launch 121 projects at New Delhi summit. Feb. 19th. 2018. http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/02/19/international-solar-alliance-launch-121-projects-new-delhi-summit/
[vi] Reuters.com. France to commit 700 million euros to International Solar Alliance. Mar. 11th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-solar-alliance/france-to-commit-700-million-euros-to-international-solar-alliance-idUSKCN1GN0JU
[vii] TheHindu.com. India commits $1.4 billion for solar energy worldwide. Mar. 12th. 2018. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-commits-14-billion-for-solar-energy-worldwide/article23042868.ece

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#WeCanSolveThis: California Solar on Every House

Soon almost every home in California will be powered by the sun! Starting in 2020, nearly every home built in CA will require solar panels.

SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. California panel approves historic plan to require solar panels on new homes. May 9th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/09/california-solar-panels-state-may-require-them-new-homes/594364002/
[ii] Fox6Now.com. 50% less energy:’ California may become 1st state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 8th. 2018. http://fox6now.com/2018/05/08/50-less-energy-california-may-become-1st-state-to-require-solar-panels-on-new-homes/
[iii] InsideClimateNews.org. California Just Became First State to Mandate Solar Panels on New Homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09052018/california-solar-panel-mandate-new-homes-energy-standards-efficiency-climate-change-impact
[iv] NBCNews.com. California becomes first state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-becomes-first-state-require-solar-panels-new-homes-n872531
[v] Ibid

#WeCanSolveThis: California Solar on Every House

Soon almost every home in California will be powered by the sun! Starting in 2020, nearly every home built in CA will require solar panels.

SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. California panel approves historic plan to require solar panels on new homes. May 9th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/09/california-solar-panels-state-may-require-them-new-homes/594364002/
[ii] Fox6Now.com. 50% less energy:’ California may become 1st state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 8th. 2018. http://fox6now.com/2018/05/08/50-less-energy-california-may-become-1st-state-to-require-solar-panels-on-new-homes/
[iii] InsideClimateNews.org. California Just Became First State to Mandate Solar Panels on New Homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09052018/california-solar-panel-mandate-new-homes-energy-standards-efficiency-climate-change-impact
[iv] NBCNews.com. California becomes first state to require solar panels on new homes. May. 9th. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-becomes-first-state-require-solar-panels-new-homes-n872531
[v] Ibid

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#ClimateFacts: Slower Gulf Stream

Warming oceans are slowing down the Gulf Stream, one of the world’s most important currents. If it stops entirely, it could wreak havoc.

#ClimateFacts: Slower Gulf Stream

Warming oceans are slowing down the Gulf Stream, one of the world’s most important currents. If it stops entirely, it could wreak havoc.

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#WeCanSolveThis: America Forges Ahead with Geothermal Energy

The U.S. can tap into a huge source of renewable energy that few people are talking about: geothermal. This technology has already transformed Iceland.

SOURCES:
[i] Worldatlas.com. The Richest Countries In Europe. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-richest-countries-in-europe.html
[ii] OECD.org. A clean energy economy – Lessons from Iceland. Feb. 27th. 2013. http://www.oecd.org/iceland/a-clean-energy-economy-lessons-from-iceland.htm
[iii] NEA.IS. Direct Use of Geothermal Resources. https://nea.is/geothermal/direct-utilization/
[iv] Unchronicle.un.org.Iceland’s Sustainable Energy Story: A Model for the World? Dec. 2013. https://unchronicle.un.org/article/iceland-s-sustainable-energy-story-model-world
[v] EIA.gov. Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states. Sept. 8th. 2014. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=17871
[vi] Cleantechnica.com. 100 GW Of US Geothermal Power Will Push US Past Gas. Jul. 18th. 2014. https://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/18/100-gw-of-us-geothermal-power/
[vii] Energy.gov. Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort. Apr. 27th. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/articles/energy-department-announces-project-selections-first-phase-cutting-edge-enhanced-geothermal
[viii]Energy.gov. FORGE. https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-home
[ix] Energy.gov. FORGE Sites https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-sites#263714-tab-2
[x] Energy.gov. FORGE in Utah: This Could Be the Place. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.energy.gov/eere/geothermal/articles/forge-utah-could-be-place
[xi] FallonForge.org. Drilling has started at the Fallon FORGE site. Feb. 7th. 2018. https://www.fallonforge.org/

#WeCanSolveThis: America Forges Ahead with Geothermal Energy

The U.S. can tap into a huge source of renewable energy that few people are talking about: geothermal. This technology has already transformed Iceland.

SOURCES:
[i] Worldatlas.com. The Richest Countries In Europe. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-richest-countries-in-europe.html
[ii] OECD.org. A clean energy economy – Lessons from Iceland. Feb. 27th. 2013. http://www.oecd.org/iceland/a-clean-energy-economy-lessons-from-iceland.htm
[iii] NEA.IS. Direct Use of Geothermal Resources. https://nea.is/geothermal/direct-utilization/
[iv] Unchronicle.un.org.Iceland’s Sustainable Energy Story: A Model for the World? Dec. 2013. https://unchronicle.un.org/article/iceland-s-sustainable-energy-story-model-world
[v] EIA.gov. Geothermal resources used to produce renewable electricity in western states. Sept. 8th. 2014. https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=17871
[vi] Cleantechnica.com. 100 GW Of US Geothermal Power Will Push US Past Gas. Jul. 18th. 2014. https://cleantechnica.com/2014/07/18/100-gw-of-us-geothermal-power/
[vii] Energy.gov. Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort. Apr. 27th. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/articles/energy-department-announces-project-selections-first-phase-cutting-edge-enhanced-geothermal
[viii]Energy.gov. FORGE. https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-home
[ix] Energy.gov. FORGE Sites https://www.energy.gov/eere/forge/forge-sites#263714-tab-2
[x] Energy.gov. FORGE in Utah: This Could Be the Place. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.energy.gov/eere/geothermal/articles/forge-utah-could-be-place
[xi] FallonForge.org. Drilling has started at the Fallon FORGE site. Feb. 7th. 2018. https://www.fallonforge.org/

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17 States Sue Trump’s EPA

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is trying to make cars less fuel efficient. But California and 16 other states are stepping up to stop him, by suing the EPA to keep clean fuel efficiency standards.

SOURCES:
[i] OAG.CA.GOV. Petition for Review. May. 1st. 2018. https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/2018-05-01%20Petition%20Revised%20MTE.pdf
[ii] NPR.org. States Sue The EPA To Protect Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/01/607447344/states-sue-the-epa-to-protect-obama-era-fuel-efficiency-standards
[iii] NBCNews.com. 17 states and D.C. sue Trump administration to maintain vehicle fuel-efficiency standards. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/17-states-d-c-sue-trump-administration-maintain-vehicle-fuel-n870531
[iv] OAG.CA.GOV. Petition for Review. May. 1st. 2018. https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/2018-05-01%20Petition%20Revised%20MTE.pdf
[v] EPA.GOV. Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Years 2022-2025. 2017 https://www.epa.gov/regulations-emissions-vehicles-and-engines/midterm-evaluation-light-duty-vehicle-greenhouse-gas#previoussteps
[vi] Ibid.

17 States Sue Trump’s EPA

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is trying to make cars less fuel efficient. But California and 16 other states are stepping up to stop him, by suing the EPA to keep clean fuel efficiency standards.

SOURCES:
[i] OAG.CA.GOV. Petition for Review. May. 1st. 2018. https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/2018-05-01%20Petition%20Revised%20MTE.pdf
[ii] NPR.org. States Sue The EPA To Protect Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/01/607447344/states-sue-the-epa-to-protect-obama-era-fuel-efficiency-standards
[iii] NBCNews.com. 17 states and D.C. sue Trump administration to maintain vehicle fuel-efficiency standards. May. 1st. 2018. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/17-states-d-c-sue-trump-administration-maintain-vehicle-fuel-n870531
[iv] OAG.CA.GOV. Petition for Review. May. 1st. 2018. https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/attachments/press_releases/2018-05-01%20Petition%20Revised%20MTE.pdf
[v] EPA.GOV. Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Years 2022-2025. 2017 https://www.epa.gov/regulations-emissions-vehicles-and-engines/midterm-evaluation-light-duty-vehicle-greenhouse-gas#previoussteps
[vi] Ibid.

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#ClimateFacts: Thirsty World

If climate change continues unabated, half the global population is expected to suffer from severe water shortage by 2050. Is this the world we want to live in?

SOURCES:
[i] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Reliefweb.int. The impact of disasters on agriculture and food security 2015. Nov. 26th. 2015.
https://reliefweb.int/report/world/impact-disasters-agriculture-and-food-security-2015
[iv] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[v] Un.org. Africa Review Report on Drought and Desertification. http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd16/rim/eca_bg3.pdf
[vi] Sciencedaily.com. Asia Faces Food Shortage By 2050 Without Water Reform. Aug. 28th. 2009.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090817143558.htm
[vii] TIME.com. How Drought and Extreme Heat Are Killing the World’s Crops. Jan. 6th. 2016.
http://time.com/4170029/crop-production-extreme-heat-climate-change/
[viii] UNESDOC.UNESCO.ORG. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018. 2018. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002614/261424e.pdf
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Thirsty World

If climate change continues unabated, half the global population is expected to suffer from severe water shortage by 2050. Is this the world we want to live in?

SOURCES:
[i] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Reliefweb.int. The impact of disasters on agriculture and food security 2015. Nov. 26th. 2015.
https://reliefweb.int/report/world/impact-disasters-agriculture-and-food-security-2015
[iv] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[v] Un.org. Africa Review Report on Drought and Desertification. http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd16/rim/eca_bg3.pdf
[vi] Sciencedaily.com. Asia Faces Food Shortage By 2050 Without Water Reform. Aug. 28th. 2009.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090817143558.htm
[vii] TIME.com. How Drought and Extreme Heat Are Killing the World’s Crops. Jan. 6th. 2016.
http://time.com/4170029/crop-production-extreme-heat-climate-change/
[viii] UNESDOC.UNESCO.ORG. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018. 2018. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002614/261424e.pdf
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Greenest Team in Sports

Have you heard of the Forest Green Rovers Football Club? This soccer team might just be the greenest team in sports, and they could teach us all a lot about how to fight climate change.

#WeCanSolveThis: Greenest Team in Sports

Have you heard of the Forest Green Rovers Football Club? This soccer team might just be the greenest team in sports, and they could teach us all a lot about how to fight climate change.

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Scott Pruitt’s Legacy

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified to Congress to defend himself amid mounting allegations of waste, cronyism, and corruption. But his political scandals might not be the worst legacy Mr. Pruitt leaves behind.

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[i] NYTimes.com. Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo. Apr. 21st. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/21/climate/pruitt-hart-condo-epa-lobbying.html
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. First-class travel distinguishes Scott Pruitt’s EPA tenure. Feb. 11th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/first-class-travel-distinguishes-scott-pruitts-epa-tenure/2018/02/11/5bb89afc-0b7d-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html?utm_term=.a5a0fb8f8d0f
[iii] TheHill.com. Pruitt flew coach when taxpayers were not paying for his travel: report. Apr. 6th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382060-pruitt-flew-coach-when-taxpayers-were-not-paying-for-his-travel
[iv] TheHill.com. Internal email contradicts Pruitt’s story on raises: report. Apr. 9th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382331-internal-email-contradicts-pruitts-story-on-raises-report
[v] NYTimes.com. E.P.A. Officials Sidelined After Questioning Scott Pruitt. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/business/epa-officials-questioned-scott-pruitt.html
[vi] Newsweek.com. pruitt directly oversaw efforts to erase climate change info from epa website, emails reveal. Feb. 2nd. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-personally-oversaw-efforts-erase-climate-change-information-epa-798069
[vii] WashingtonPost.com. EPA’s new science advisers add more industry experts, conservatives to the mix. Nov. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/04/pruitts-new-science-advisers-add-more-industry-experts-conservatives-to-the-mix/
[viii] WashingtonPost.com. Scott Pruitt calls for an ‘exit’ from the Paris accord, sharpening the Trump White House’s climate rift. Apr. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/04/14/trumps-epa-chief-scott-pruitt-calls-for-an-exit-to-the-paris-climate-agreement/?utm_term=.c0ab7e4c2357
[ix] Insideclimatenews.org. Trump’s EPA Starts Process for Replacing Clean Power Plan. Dec. 18th. 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18122017/clean-power-plan-trump-epa-repeal-replace-obama-climate-change-power-plant-emissions
[x] TheHill.com. EPA loosens rules on some ‘major’ air pollution sources. Jan. 25th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/370786-epa-loosens-rules-on-some-major-air-pollution-sources
[xi] NYTimes.com.Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California
Image. Apr. 2nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/climate/trump-auto-emissions-rules.html

Scott Pruitt’s Legacy

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified to Congress to defend himself amid mounting allegations of waste, cronyism, and corruption. But his political scandals might not be the worst legacy Mr. Pruitt leaves behind.

SOURCES:
[i] NYTimes.com. Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo. Apr. 21st. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/21/climate/pruitt-hart-condo-epa-lobbying.html
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. First-class travel distinguishes Scott Pruitt’s EPA tenure. Feb. 11th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/first-class-travel-distinguishes-scott-pruitts-epa-tenure/2018/02/11/5bb89afc-0b7d-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html?utm_term=.a5a0fb8f8d0f
[iii] TheHill.com. Pruitt flew coach when taxpayers were not paying for his travel: report. Apr. 6th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382060-pruitt-flew-coach-when-taxpayers-were-not-paying-for-his-travel
[iv] TheHill.com. Internal email contradicts Pruitt’s story on raises: report. Apr. 9th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/382331-internal-email-contradicts-pruitts-story-on-raises-report
[v] NYTimes.com. E.P.A. Officials Sidelined After Questioning Scott Pruitt. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/business/epa-officials-questioned-scott-pruitt.html
[vi] Newsweek.com. pruitt directly oversaw efforts to erase climate change info from epa website, emails reveal. Feb. 2nd. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-personally-oversaw-efforts-erase-climate-change-information-epa-798069
[vii] WashingtonPost.com. EPA’s new science advisers add more industry experts, conservatives to the mix. Nov. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/04/pruitts-new-science-advisers-add-more-industry-experts-conservatives-to-the-mix/
[viii] WashingtonPost.com. Scott Pruitt calls for an ‘exit’ from the Paris accord, sharpening the Trump White House’s climate rift. Apr. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/04/14/trumps-epa-chief-scott-pruitt-calls-for-an-exit-to-the-paris-climate-agreement/?utm_term=.c0ab7e4c2357
[ix] Insideclimatenews.org. Trump’s EPA Starts Process for Replacing Clean Power Plan. Dec. 18th. 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18122017/clean-power-plan-trump-epa-repeal-replace-obama-climate-change-power-plant-emissions
[x] TheHill.com. EPA loosens rules on some ‘major’ air pollution sources. Jan. 25th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/370786-epa-loosens-rules-on-some-major-air-pollution-sources
[xi] NYTimes.com.Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California
Image. Apr. 2nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/climate/trump-auto-emissions-rules.html

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#ClimateFacts: Rain Bombs

What do you get when you combine extreme rains with tornado strength winds? You get rain bombs, and climate change is making them worse.

Sources:
[i] Weather.Gov. Microbursts. https://www.weather.gov/bmx/outreach_microbursts
[ii] Tucson.com. Sunday’s storm dropped like a bomb, blasts north-central Tucson. June. 27th. 2016. http://tucson.com/news/weather/sunday-s-storm-dropped-like-a-bomb-blasts-north-central/article_b2c29bf7-fe6f-5259-84a5-cf7266e0821c.html
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Grist.org. From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather. Aug. 3rd. 2016. https://grist.org/climate-energy/from-heat-domes-to-rain-bombs-climate-change-is-changing-how-we-talk-about-weather/
[v] Quartz.com. The rare weather phenomenon that produced a giant mushroom cloud in Arizona. Jul. 20th. 2016. https://qz.com/736341/the-rare-weather-phenomenon-that-produced-a-giant-mushroom-cloud-in-arizona/
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Grist.org. From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather. Aug. 3rd. 2016. https://grist.org/climate-energy/from-heat-domes-to-rain-bombs-climate-change-is-changing-how-we-talk-about-weather/

#ClimateFacts: Rain Bombs

What do you get when you combine extreme rains with tornado strength winds? You get rain bombs, and climate change is making them worse.

Sources:
[i] Weather.Gov. Microbursts. https://www.weather.gov/bmx/outreach_microbursts
[ii] Tucson.com. Sunday’s storm dropped like a bomb, blasts north-central Tucson. June. 27th. 2016. http://tucson.com/news/weather/sunday-s-storm-dropped-like-a-bomb-blasts-north-central/article_b2c29bf7-fe6f-5259-84a5-cf7266e0821c.html
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Grist.org. From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather. Aug. 3rd. 2016. https://grist.org/climate-energy/from-heat-domes-to-rain-bombs-climate-change-is-changing-how-we-talk-about-weather/
[v] Quartz.com. The rare weather phenomenon that produced a giant mushroom cloud in Arizona. Jul. 20th. 2016. https://qz.com/736341/the-rare-weather-phenomenon-that-produced-a-giant-mushroom-cloud-in-arizona/
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Grist.org. From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather. Aug. 3rd. 2016. https://grist.org/climate-energy/from-heat-domes-to-rain-bombs-climate-change-is-changing-how-we-talk-about-weather/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Banking on the Wind

What if you could make money every time the wind blows? Matt Brown, who is running to be Rhode Island’s next governor, has a plan to make it happen, one that could spread to every state in the nation.

SOURCES
[i] MattBrownforGovernor.com. MATT BROWN FOR GOVERNOR. 2018.
https://www.mattbrownforgovernor.com/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv.a] Offshorwindhub.org. State Profile. 2017. http://www.offshorewindhub.org/states/rhode-island
[iv.b] Energy.gov. State of Rhode Island ENERGY SECTOR RISK PROFILE. June. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f22/RI_Energy%20Sector%20Risk%20Profile.pdf
[v] ProvidenceJournal.com. My Turn: Matt Brown: Use wind, not natural gas, to power R.I.. Apr. 12th. 2018.http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20180412/my-turn-matt-brown-use-wind-not-natural-gas-to-power-ri
[vi] Office of Matt Brown. Apr. 2018.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Study predicts major expansion of offshore wind along Atlantic coast. Mar. 23rd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/offshore-atlantic-wind-grows-as-costs-decline-585bed01c992/

#WeCanSolveThis: Banking on the Wind

What if you could make money every time the wind blows? Matt Brown, who is running to be Rhode Island’s next governor, has a plan to make it happen, one that could spread to every state in the nation.

SOURCES
[i] MattBrownforGovernor.com. MATT BROWN FOR GOVERNOR. 2018.
https://www.mattbrownforgovernor.com/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv.a] Offshorwindhub.org. State Profile. 2017. http://www.offshorewindhub.org/states/rhode-island
[iv.b] Energy.gov. State of Rhode Island ENERGY SECTOR RISK PROFILE. June. 2015. https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/06/f22/RI_Energy%20Sector%20Risk%20Profile.pdf
[v] ProvidenceJournal.com. My Turn: Matt Brown: Use wind, not natural gas, to power R.I.. Apr. 12th. 2018.http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20180412/my-turn-matt-brown-use-wind-not-natural-gas-to-power-ri
[vi] Office of Matt Brown. Apr. 2018.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Study predicts major expansion of offshore wind along Atlantic coast. Mar. 23rd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/offshore-atlantic-wind-grows-as-costs-decline-585bed01c992/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Catholic Organizations Divest

In honor of Earth Day, the Global Catholic Climate Movement announced over 30 Catholic organizations from around the world are divesting from fossil fuels.

SOURCES:
[I] Interviews with The Global Catholic Climate Movement, April 2018
[II] Caritas. Who We Are. https://www.caritas.org/who-we-are/
[III] The Guardian. Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels. Oct. 3. 2017.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/03/catholic-church-to-make-record-divestment-from-fossil-fuels

#WeCanSolveThis: Catholic Organizations Divest

In honor of Earth Day, the Global Catholic Climate Movement announced over 30 Catholic organizations from around the world are divesting from fossil fuels.

SOURCES:
[I] Interviews with The Global Catholic Climate Movement, April 2018
[II] Caritas. Who We Are. https://www.caritas.org/who-we-are/
[III] The Guardian. Catholic church to make record divestment from fossil fuels. Oct. 3. 2017.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/03/catholic-church-to-make-record-divestment-from-fossil-fuels

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#WeCanSolveThis: McDonald’s Going Green

Hamburgers have a big carbon footprint, but McDonald’s just made a big vow to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a look at how they’re going to do it.

#WeCanSolveThis: McDonald’s Going Green

Hamburgers have a big carbon footprint, but McDonald’s just made a big vow to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s a look at how they’re going to do it.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Colombian Youth Save The Amazon

When these kids saw their government failing to tackle climate change and allowing the rainforest to be cut down, they stood up and fought for their future.

#WeCanSolveThis: Colombian Youth Save The Amazon

When these kids saw their government failing to tackle climate change and allowing the rainforest to be cut down, they stood up and fought for their future.

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#ClimateFacts: Permafrost Melt

As the name suggests, permafrost is supposed to stay frozen. But climate change is starting to melt it, releasing planet-warming methane. That should have us all worried. 

SOURCES:
[i] ScientifcAmerican.com. How Bad of a Greenhouse Gas Is Methane?. Dec 22nd. 2015. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-bad-of-a-greenhouse-gas-is-methane/
[ii] DGGS.Alaska.Gov. Permafrost in Alaska. 1994. http://dggs.alaska.gov/webpubs/outside/text/dnag_ch28.pdf
[iii] Vox.com. Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape. Oct 31st. 2017. https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting
[iv] PHYS.org. When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon? Dec 5th. 2016. https://phys.org/news/2016-12-permafrost-carbon.html
[v] NYmag.com. The Uninhabitable Earth. July 9th. 2017. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NYTimes.com. Alaska’s Permafrost is no longer permanent. It is Thawing. Aug 23rd. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/23/climate/alaska-permafrost-thawing.html
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Permafrost Melt

As the name suggests, permafrost is supposed to stay frozen. But climate change is starting to melt it, releasing planet-warming methane. That should have us all worried. 

SOURCES:
[i] ScientifcAmerican.com. How Bad of a Greenhouse Gas Is Methane?. Dec 22nd. 2015. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-bad-of-a-greenhouse-gas-is-methane/
[ii] DGGS.Alaska.Gov. Permafrost in Alaska. 1994. http://dggs.alaska.gov/webpubs/outside/text/dnag_ch28.pdf
[iii] Vox.com. Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unlocking diseases and warping the landscape. Oct 31st. 2017. https://www.vox.com/2017/9/6/16062174/permafrost-melting
[iv] PHYS.org. When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon? Dec 5th. 2016. https://phys.org/news/2016-12-permafrost-carbon.html
[v] NYmag.com. The Uninhabitable Earth. July 9th. 2017. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NYTimes.com. Alaska’s Permafrost is no longer permanent. It is Thawing. Aug 23rd. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/23/climate/alaska-permafrost-thawing.html
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] Ibid.

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Zero Hour: Youth Climate March

On July 21, 2018 young Americans are taking to the streets to fight for their futures. This is Zero Hour, because the time to act on climate is now. Will you join them? Go to thisiszerohour.org to learn more.

Zero Hour: Youth Climate March

On July 21, 2018 young Americans are taking to the streets to fight for their futures. This is Zero Hour, because the time to act on climate is now. Will you join them? Go to thisiszerohour.org to learn more.

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New Zealand: No New Offshore Drilling

New Zealand has announced it will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country is committed to the goal of becoming a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

New Zealand: No New Offshore Drilling

New Zealand has announced it will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country is committed to the goal of becoming a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

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Ryan Zinke is for the Birds

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a group of fossil fuel executives that wind power kills too many birds to be environmentally friendly. We put together a list of things that kill more birds than wind turbines to put that in perspective.

SOURCES:
[i] Axios.com. Fact-checking Zinke’s claim that wind turbines kill 750,000 birds a year. Mar. 2018. https://www.axios.com/fact-checking-zinkes-bird-death-claim-1520379825-0dbede05-9934-42f6-988b-58c9e3fbe280.html
[ii] ThinkProgress.org. CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal?. Aug. 26th. 2014. https://thinkprogress.org/chart-how-many-birds-are-killed-by-wind-solar-oil-and-coal-230d2a939bbb/

Ryan Zinke is for the Birds

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a group of fossil fuel executives that wind power kills too many birds to be environmentally friendly. We put together a list of things that kill more birds than wind turbines to put that in perspective.

SOURCES:
[i] Axios.com. Fact-checking Zinke’s claim that wind turbines kill 750,000 birds a year. Mar. 2018. https://www.axios.com/fact-checking-zinkes-bird-death-claim-1520379825-0dbede05-9934-42f6-988b-58c9e3fbe280.html
[ii] ThinkProgress.org. CHART: How Many Birds Are Killed By Wind, Solar, Oil, And Coal?. Aug. 26th. 2014. https://thinkprogress.org/chart-how-many-birds-are-killed-by-wind-solar-oil-and-coal-230d2a939bbb/

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#ClimateFacts: White Morphs

lead species to extinction. This #ClimateFacts video explains why.

SOURCES:
[i] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] PopularMechanics.com. Science Says Winters are Coming Later, Leaving Faster. Oct. 28th. 2017. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a28819/winter-climate-change/
[iv] The Atlantic.com.To Survive, These Animals Must Lose Their Camouflage. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/in-a-less-snowy-world-can-white-coated-animals-survive/553400/
[v] Ibid.
[vi] DW.com. Evolution to the rescue for white-coated critters caught out by climate change. Feb.15th. 2018. http://www.dw.com/en/evolution-to-the-rescue-for-white-coated-critters-caught-out-by-climate-change/a-42588948
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: White Morphs

lead species to extinction. This #ClimateFacts video explains why.

SOURCES:
[i] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] PopularMechanics.com. Science Says Winters are Coming Later, Leaving Faster. Oct. 28th. 2017. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a28819/winter-climate-change/
[iv] The Atlantic.com.To Survive, These Animals Must Lose Their Camouflage. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/in-a-less-snowy-world-can-white-coated-animals-survive/553400/
[v] Ibid.
[vi] DW.com. Evolution to the rescue for white-coated critters caught out by climate change. Feb.15th. 2018. http://www.dw.com/en/evolution-to-the-rescue-for-white-coated-critters-caught-out-by-climate-change/a-42588948
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

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China Deploys Its Military to Plant Forests

Climate change is one of the biggest global security threats out there, so China is deploying its military to fight it…with trees.

SOURCES:
[i] Independent.co.uk. China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution. Feb. 13th. 2018. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-tree-plant-soldiers-reassign-climate-change-global-warming-deforestation-a8208836.html
[ii]Futurism.com. China Will Plant 32,400 Square Miles of Trees to Combat Air Pollution. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://futurism.com/china-plant-32400-square-miles-trees-combat-air-pollution/
[iii] Census.gov. United States Summary: 2000. April 2004. https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/phc3-us-pt1.pdf
[iv] Arborenvironmentalalliance.com. Carbon and Tree Facts. 2008. http://www.arborenvironmentalalliance.com/carbon-tree-facts.asp
[v] News.Vice.com. 60,000 chinese troops are about to plant enough trees to cover utah. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/j5bjvx/china-soldiers-trees-planting-beijing-pollution
[vi]Forest area (% of land area). https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.FRST.ZS?year_high_desc=true
[vii] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July. 1st. 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] BusinessInsider.com. These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there’s a clear winner. Feb. 16th. 2018. http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-militaries-in-the-world-ranked-2018-2#1-united-states-25

China Deploys Its Military to Plant Forests

Climate change is one of the biggest global security threats out there, so China is deploying its military to fight it…with trees.

SOURCES:
[i] Independent.co.uk. China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution. Feb. 13th. 2018. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-tree-plant-soldiers-reassign-climate-change-global-warming-deforestation-a8208836.html
[ii]Futurism.com. China Will Plant 32,400 Square Miles of Trees to Combat Air Pollution. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://futurism.com/china-plant-32400-square-miles-trees-combat-air-pollution/
[iii] Census.gov. United States Summary: 2000. April 2004. https://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/phc3-us-pt1.pdf
[iv] Arborenvironmentalalliance.com. Carbon and Tree Facts. 2008. http://www.arborenvironmentalalliance.com/carbon-tree-facts.asp
[v] News.Vice.com. 60,000 chinese troops are about to plant enough trees to cover utah. Feb. 16th. 2018. https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/j5bjvx/china-soldiers-trees-planting-beijing-pollution
[vi]Forest area (% of land area). https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/AG.LND.FRST.ZS?year_high_desc=true
[vii] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July. 1st. 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] BusinessInsider.com. These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there’s a clear winner. Feb. 16th. 2018. http://www.businessinsider.com/most-powerful-militaries-in-the-world-ranked-2018-2#1-united-states-25

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Scott Pruitt Gets Sweet Deal on Rent from Fossil Fuel Lobbyist

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is so cozy with the fossil fuel lobby, they’re basically living together. But his way-below-market apartment rental in D.C. is just the tip of his unethical spending iceberg.

SOURCES:
[i] ABCNews.go.com. Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says. Mar. 30th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pruitt-arranged-condo-deal-energy-lobbyist-source/story?id=54121795
[ii] ibid.
[iii] ABCNews.go.com. EXCLUSIVE: EPA chief Pruitt joined by family in condo tied to lobbyist ‘power couple’. Mar. 30th. 2018.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-epa-chief-pruitt-joined-family-condo-tied/story?id=54125092
[iv] ABCNews.go.com. Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says. Mar. 30th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pruitt-arranged-condo-deal-energy-lobbyist-source/story?id=54121795
[v] Ibid.
[vi] NYTimes.com.E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule. Oct. 9th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/climate/clean-power-plan.html
[vii] CNBC.com. EPA chief Scott Pruitt took first-class, military, charter flights that cost taxpayers more than $163,000 in first year alone: Report. Mar. 21st. 2018. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-took-flights-costing-taxpayers-163000.html
[viii] Ecowatch.com.Report: EPA Hires 12 More Bodyguards for Pruitt, Costing $2M Annually for Full Security Team. Oct. 23rd. 2017. https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-pruitt-bodyguards-2500198933.html
[ix] Newsweek.com. scott pruitt spent more than $40,000 on epa private phone booth. Mar. 14th. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-phone-booth-epa-expenditure-844989
[x] USAToday.com. EPA ethics counsel: Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night room deal wasn’t ‘prohibited gift at all’. Mar. 30th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/03/30/reports-epas-scott-pruitt-made-50-night-room-deal-energy-lobbyists-wife/472670002/

Scott Pruitt Gets Sweet Deal on Rent from Fossil Fuel Lobbyist

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is so cozy with the fossil fuel lobby, they’re basically living together. But his way-below-market apartment rental in D.C. is just the tip of his unethical spending iceberg.

SOURCES:
[i] ABCNews.go.com. Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says. Mar. 30th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pruitt-arranged-condo-deal-energy-lobbyist-source/story?id=54121795
[ii] ibid.
[iii] ABCNews.go.com. EXCLUSIVE: EPA chief Pruitt joined by family in condo tied to lobbyist ‘power couple’. Mar. 30th. 2018.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/exclusive-epa-chief-pruitt-joined-family-condo-tied/story?id=54125092
[iv] ABCNews.go.com. Pruitt arranged condo deal through energy lobbyist, source says. Mar. 30th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pruitt-arranged-condo-deal-energy-lobbyist-source/story?id=54121795
[v] Ibid.
[vi] NYTimes.com.E.P.A. Announces Repeal of Major Obama-Era Carbon Emissions Rule. Oct. 9th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/climate/clean-power-plan.html
[vii] CNBC.com. EPA chief Scott Pruitt took first-class, military, charter flights that cost taxpayers more than $163,000 in first year alone: Report. Mar. 21st. 2018. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/21/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-took-flights-costing-taxpayers-163000.html
[viii] Ecowatch.com.Report: EPA Hires 12 More Bodyguards for Pruitt, Costing $2M Annually for Full Security Team. Oct. 23rd. 2017. https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-pruitt-bodyguards-2500198933.html
[ix] Newsweek.com. scott pruitt spent more than $40,000 on epa private phone booth. Mar. 14th. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-phone-booth-epa-expenditure-844989
[x] USAToday.com. EPA ethics counsel: Scott Pruitt’s $50-a-night room deal wasn’t ‘prohibited gift at all’. Mar. 30th. 2018. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/03/30/reports-epas-scott-pruitt-made-50-night-room-deal-energy-lobbyists-wife/472670002/

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Don Cheadle Meets Cotton Farmer Kurtis Thomas

Texas cotton farmer Kurtis Thomas is a lifelong Republican and evangelical Christian with some serious doubts about climate change. He meets with evangelical climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and Don Cheadle to explain why and see if they can change his mind.

Don Cheadle Meets Cotton Farmer Kurtis Thomas

Texas cotton farmer Kurtis Thomas is a lifelong Republican and evangelical Christian with some serious doubts about climate change. He meets with evangelical climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe and Don Cheadle to explain why and see if they can change his mind.

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Driving Towards Denial

President Donald Trump’s EPA is preparing to rollback federal regulations requiring cars to be cleaner and more fuel efficient. This, amid auto-industry lobbying to cast doubt on the proven scientific links between tailpipe pollution, human health, and climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] TIME.com. How Drivers Will Decide the Fate of the Climate. Dec. 1st. 2017. http://time.com/5039882/donald-trump-carbon-emissions-auto-industry/
[ii] NYTimes.com.U.S. Sets Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards. Aug. 28th. 2012.
https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/business/energy-environment/obama-unveils-tighter-fuel-efficiency-standards.html?smid=pl-share
[iii] Blog.UCSUSA.org. Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-cooke/automakers-turn-to-climate-deniers-in-quest-to-lower-fuel-economy-regulations?_ga=2.248397447.1694123490.1522339611-672865297.1521077822&_gac=1.37474324.1521077822.EAIaIQobChMIoKv-t5jt2QIVgYTICh3clQzUEAAYASAAEgITk_D_BwE
[iv] Ibid.
[v] ThinkProgress.com. Car companies hire climate science denier to do hit job on clean cars. Mar. 22nd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/car-companies-hire-climate-denier-to-attack-clean-cars-e533fd00420c/
[vi] Blog.UCSUSA.org. Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-cooke/automakers-turn-to-climate-deniers-in-quest-to-lower-fuel-economy-regulations?_ga=2.248397447.1694123490.1522339611-672865297.1521077822&_gac=1.37474324.1521077822.EAIaIQobChMIoKv-t5jt2QIVgYTICh3clQzUEAAYASAAEgITk_D_BwE
[vii] NYTimes.com. Automakers Shift Gears on Climate Change. Mar. 22nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/21/climate/climate-change-sylvia-earle.html
[viii] VOX.com. Power plants are no longer America’s biggest climate problem. Transportation is. June. 13th. 2016. https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[ix] UCSUSA.org. Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards for Cars and Trucks, Model Years 2017 to 2025. June. 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/06/Fuel-Economy-Standards-2017-2025-summary.pdf
[x] Bloomberg.com. California’s Ready to Retaliate If Trump Cuts Auto Rules, Sources Say. Mar. 27th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-30/epa-chief-s-50-a-night-rental-said-to-raise-white-house-angst

Driving Towards Denial

President Donald Trump’s EPA is preparing to rollback federal regulations requiring cars to be cleaner and more fuel efficient. This, amid auto-industry lobbying to cast doubt on the proven scientific links between tailpipe pollution, human health, and climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] TIME.com. How Drivers Will Decide the Fate of the Climate. Dec. 1st. 2017. http://time.com/5039882/donald-trump-carbon-emissions-auto-industry/
[ii] NYTimes.com.U.S. Sets Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards. Aug. 28th. 2012.
https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/business/energy-environment/obama-unveils-tighter-fuel-efficiency-standards.html?smid=pl-share
[iii] Blog.UCSUSA.org. Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-cooke/automakers-turn-to-climate-deniers-in-quest-to-lower-fuel-economy-regulations?_ga=2.248397447.1694123490.1522339611-672865297.1521077822&_gac=1.37474324.1521077822.EAIaIQobChMIoKv-t5jt2QIVgYTICh3clQzUEAAYASAAEgITk_D_BwE
[iv] Ibid.
[v] ThinkProgress.com. Car companies hire climate science denier to do hit job on clean cars. Mar. 22nd. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/car-companies-hire-climate-denier-to-attack-clean-cars-e533fd00420c/
[vi] Blog.UCSUSA.org. Automakers Turn to Climate Deniers in Quest to Lower Fuel Economy Regulations. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://blog.ucsusa.org/dave-cooke/automakers-turn-to-climate-deniers-in-quest-to-lower-fuel-economy-regulations?_ga=2.248397447.1694123490.1522339611-672865297.1521077822&_gac=1.37474324.1521077822.EAIaIQobChMIoKv-t5jt2QIVgYTICh3clQzUEAAYASAAEgITk_D_BwE
[vii] NYTimes.com. Automakers Shift Gears on Climate Change. Mar. 22nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/21/climate/climate-change-sylvia-earle.html
[viii] VOX.com. Power plants are no longer America’s biggest climate problem. Transportation is. June. 13th. 2016. https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[ix] UCSUSA.org. Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards for Cars and Trucks, Model Years 2017 to 2025. June. 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/06/Fuel-Economy-Standards-2017-2025-summary.pdf
[x] Bloomberg.com. California’s Ready to Retaliate If Trump Cuts Auto Rules, Sources Say. Mar. 27th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-30/epa-chief-s-50-a-night-rental-said-to-raise-white-house-angst

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VW Beyond Dieselgate

Volkswagen, rocked by a massive emissions cheating scandal, has announced plans to create the largest electric car fleet in the world. Do you think the company can turn over a new leaf? 

SOURCES:
[i] Bloomberg.com. VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock. Mar. 13th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/vw-secures-25-billion-battery-supplies-in-electric-car-surge
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] TheGuardian.com. VW scandal: emissions cheats could face criminal charges. Feb. 2nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/02/vw-scandal-emissions-cheats-could-face-criminal-charges
[v] TheGuardian.com. W scandal caused nearly 1m tonnes of extra pollution, analysis shows. Sept. 23rd. 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/22/vw-scandal-caused-nearly-1m-tonnes-of-extra-pollution-analysis-shows
[vi] NBCNews.com. Volkswagen Slapped With Largest Ever Fine for Automakers. Apr. 21st. 2017. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/judge-approves-largest-fine-u-s-history-volkswagen-n749406

VW Beyond Dieselgate

Volkswagen, rocked by a massive emissions cheating scandal, has announced plans to create the largest electric car fleet in the world. Do you think the company can turn over a new leaf? 

SOURCES:
[i] Bloomberg.com. VW Just Gave Tesla a $25 Billion Battery Shock. Mar. 13th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-13/vw-secures-25-billion-battery-supplies-in-electric-car-surge
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] TheGuardian.com. VW scandal: emissions cheats could face criminal charges. Feb. 2nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/02/vw-scandal-emissions-cheats-could-face-criminal-charges
[v] TheGuardian.com. W scandal caused nearly 1m tonnes of extra pollution, analysis shows. Sept. 23rd. 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/22/vw-scandal-caused-nearly-1m-tonnes-of-extra-pollution-analysis-shows
[vi] NBCNews.com. Volkswagen Slapped With Largest Ever Fine for Automakers. Apr. 21st. 2017. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/judge-approves-largest-fine-u-s-history-volkswagen-n749406

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#ClimateFacts: Drought in the U.S.

Water experts predict that essential food producing areas in the Western United States will run out of water in the the next 20-30 years due to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26014963
[ii] https://ca.water.usgs.gov/projects/central-valley/about-central-valley.html
[iiia] http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v3/n1/full/nclimate1633.html
[iiib] http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/1/e1400082
[iv] https://riskybusiness.org/report/national/
[v] https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/drought/201206
[vi] https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/07/us-declares-largest-natural-disaster-area-ever-due-drought/325982/

#ClimateFacts: Drought in the U.S.

Water experts predict that essential food producing areas in the Western United States will run out of water in the the next 20-30 years due to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26014963
[ii] https://ca.water.usgs.gov/projects/central-valley/about-central-valley.html
[iiia] http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v3/n1/full/nclimate1633.html
[iiib] http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/1/e1400082
[iv] https://riskybusiness.org/report/national/
[v] https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/drought/201206
[vi] https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/07/us-declares-largest-natural-disaster-area-ever-due-drought/325982/

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Monumental Disinformation

As President Donald Trump prepares to auction off huge swathes of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments, new documents have come to light revealing the truth behind his decision to shrink them.

Monumental Disinformation

As President Donald Trump prepares to auction off huge swathes of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments, new documents have come to light revealing the truth behind his decision to shrink them.

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#ClimateFacts: The Last Northern White Rhinos

Before his death, Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, was known as the loneliest animal on Earth. If we don’t stop our destructive practices before it’s too late, there will be plenty of animals ready to claim that title.

#ClimateFacts: The Last Northern White Rhinos

Before his death, Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, was known as the loneliest animal on Earth. If we don’t stop our destructive practices before it’s too late, there will be plenty of animals ready to claim that title.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Certified Wood and Paper

Do you know where your wood and paper are coming from? There’s an easy way to know if they’re sustainable or if they’re contributing to climate change.

Look for the FSC label.

SOURCES:
[i] Why should I become fsc certified? https://ic.fsc.org/en/for-business/business-benefits/becoming-fsc-certified
[ii] YEARS Interview with Edgar Gonzalez Godoy, Rainforest Alliance’s Mexico Director
[iii] Content.Sierraclub.org. FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC) HANDBOOK for State Forests
By Sierra Club Forest Certification and Green Building Team. Dec. 2014. https://content.sierraclub.org/ourwildamerica/sites/content.sierraclub.org.ourwildamerica/files/documents/FSC%20HANDBOOK%20State%20forests.pdf
[iv] The Impact of Forest Stewardship Council© (FSC) Certification http://d2ouvy59p0dg6k.cloudfront.net/downloads/fsc_research_review.pdf
[v] US.FSC.Org. Find Products. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/market/find-products
[vi] US.FSC.Org. Family Forests. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/certification/forest-management-certification/family-forests

#WeCanSolveThis: Certified Wood and Paper

Do you know where your wood and paper are coming from? There’s an easy way to know if they’re sustainable or if they’re contributing to climate change.

Look for the FSC label.

SOURCES:
[i] Why should I become fsc certified? https://ic.fsc.org/en/for-business/business-benefits/becoming-fsc-certified
[ii] YEARS Interview with Edgar Gonzalez Godoy, Rainforest Alliance’s Mexico Director
[iii] Content.Sierraclub.org. FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC) HANDBOOK for State Forests
By Sierra Club Forest Certification and Green Building Team. Dec. 2014. https://content.sierraclub.org/ourwildamerica/sites/content.sierraclub.org.ourwildamerica/files/documents/FSC%20HANDBOOK%20State%20forests.pdf
[iv] The Impact of Forest Stewardship Council© (FSC) Certification http://d2ouvy59p0dg6k.cloudfront.net/downloads/fsc_research_review.pdf
[v] US.FSC.Org. Find Products. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/market/find-products
[vi] US.FSC.Org. Family Forests. https://us.fsc.org/en-us/certification/forest-management-certification/family-forests

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Disaster Unpreparedness Agency

The agency tasked with preparing U.S. for disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), just left the country woefully unprepared for climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] NPR. FEMA Drops ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594140026/fema-drops-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan
[ii]Globalchange.gov. National Climate Assessment
https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/
[iii] NPR. FEMA Drops ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594140026/fema-drops-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan
[iv] Ibid
[v] Bloomberg. FEMA Strips Mention of ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/fema-strips-mention-of-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan

Disaster Unpreparedness Agency

The agency tasked with preparing U.S. for disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), just left the country woefully unprepared for climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] NPR. FEMA Drops ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594140026/fema-drops-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan
[ii]Globalchange.gov. National Climate Assessment
https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/
[iii] NPR. FEMA Drops ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15, 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/15/594140026/fema-drops-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan
[iv] Ibid
[v] Bloomberg. FEMA Strips Mention of ‘Climate Change’ From Its Strategic Plan. Mar. 15th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-15/fema-strips-mention-of-climate-change-from-its-strategic-plan

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#WeCanSolveThis: Green Corporate Goals

Did you know that over one hundred companies have pledged to get 100% of their electricity from renewables?

Made in partnership with The Climate Reality Project.

#WeCanSolveThis: Green Corporate Goals

Did you know that over one hundred companies have pledged to get 100% of their electricity from renewables?

Made in partnership with The Climate Reality Project.

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#ClimateFacts: Matteo Salvini

Climate change is forcing hundreds of thousands of African immigrants to Italy’s shores. In response, politician Matteo Salvini has called for a mass cleansing.

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. Matteo Salvini could be Western Europe’s first far-right leader since 1945. Mar. 6th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/matteo-salvini-could-be-western-europes-first-far-right-leader-since-1945/2018/03/06/2d3dea36-2097-11e8-946c-9420060cb7bd_story.html?utm_term=.b693b5fb1f7c
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Edition.cnn.com. In Italy’s elections, the fascists did scarily well. Mar. 5th. 2018. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/05/opinions/italian-elections-future-opinion-ben-ghiat/index.html
[iv] France24.com. Racist shooting adds sinister twist to Italy’s bleak election campaign. Feb. 2nd. 2018. http://www.france24.com/en/20180205-racist-shooting-macerata-italy-election-campaign-salvini-migrants
[v] Tuttitalia.It. Foreign citizens in Italy – 2017. https://www.tuttitalia.it/statistiche/cittadini-stranieri-2017/
[vi] ECFR.EU. Climate-driven migration in Africa. Dec. 20th. 2017. http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_climate_driven_migration_in_africa
[vii] Reuters.com. Italy migrants fear uncertain future after election. Mar. 5th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-election-immigrants/italy-migrants-fear-uncertain-future-after-election-idUSKBN1GH2S7
[viii] Reuters.com. Climate-threatened African nations to get profiles of drought and flood risk. Mar. 9th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-disaster-risks/climate-threatened-african-nations-to-get-profiles-of-drought-and-flood-risk-idUSKCN1GL1E4
[ix] QZ.com. An infrastructure deficit is making life in African cities more expensive than it should be. Feb. 12th. 2017. https://qz.com/908538/a-world-bank-report-on-african-cities-finds-a-lack-of-infrastructure-is-making-life-expensive/

#ClimateFacts: Matteo Salvini

Climate change is forcing hundreds of thousands of African immigrants to Italy’s shores. In response, politician Matteo Salvini has called for a mass cleansing.

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. Matteo Salvini could be Western Europe’s first far-right leader since 1945. Mar. 6th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/matteo-salvini-could-be-western-europes-first-far-right-leader-since-1945/2018/03/06/2d3dea36-2097-11e8-946c-9420060cb7bd_story.html?utm_term=.b693b5fb1f7c
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Edition.cnn.com. In Italy’s elections, the fascists did scarily well. Mar. 5th. 2018. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/05/opinions/italian-elections-future-opinion-ben-ghiat/index.html
[iv] France24.com. Racist shooting adds sinister twist to Italy’s bleak election campaign. Feb. 2nd. 2018. http://www.france24.com/en/20180205-racist-shooting-macerata-italy-election-campaign-salvini-migrants
[v] Tuttitalia.It. Foreign citizens in Italy – 2017. https://www.tuttitalia.it/statistiche/cittadini-stranieri-2017/
[vi] ECFR.EU. Climate-driven migration in Africa. Dec. 20th. 2017. http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_climate_driven_migration_in_africa
[vii] Reuters.com. Italy migrants fear uncertain future after election. Mar. 5th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-election-immigrants/italy-migrants-fear-uncertain-future-after-election-idUSKBN1GH2S7
[viii] Reuters.com. Climate-threatened African nations to get profiles of drought and flood risk. Mar. 9th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-disaster-risks/climate-threatened-african-nations-to-get-profiles-of-drought-and-flood-risk-idUSKCN1GL1E4
[ix] QZ.com. An infrastructure deficit is making life in African cities more expensive than it should be. Feb. 12th. 2017. https://qz.com/908538/a-world-bank-report-on-african-cities-finds-a-lack-of-infrastructure-is-making-life-expensive/

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Plans to Sue the Oil Industry

“They know they are killing people and they continue doing the same thing over and over,” says Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the Executive Producers of Years of Living Dangerously. The fossil fuel industry has been hiding the truth about their product for years. That’s why he is suing to hold them accountable.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Plans to Sue the Oil Industry

“They know they are killing people and they continue doing the same thing over and over,” says Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the Executive Producers of Years of Living Dangerously. The fossil fuel industry has been hiding the truth about their product for years. That’s why he is suing to hold them accountable.

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Mike Pompeo: The Congressman From Koch

Does it matter that Rex Tillerson is out as Secretary of State? It does when you meet his replacement, the so-called Congressman from Koch Mike Pompeo, a climate change denier.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. Rex Tillerson Out as Trump’s Secretary of State, Replaced by Mike Pompeo. Mar 13th, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/us/politics/trump-tillerson-pompeo.html
[ii] The Nation. The Koch Brothers’ Favorite Congressman Will Be in Charge of the CIA. Nov 18, 2016 https://www.thenation.com/article/the-koch-brothers-favorite-congressman-will-be-in-charge-of-the-cia/
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Motherboard. A Secretary of State Pompeo Would Be Bad for Climate Issues. Dec 1, 2017 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbzg93/secretary-of-state-mike-pompeo-climate-change-denier
[v] OpenSecrets.Org. Mike Pompeo, Kansas. https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/summary?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00030744&newMem=N
[vi] League of Conservation Voters. National Environmental Scorecard: Mike Pompeo. http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/mike-pompeo
[vii] The Kansas City Star/McClatchy. Pentagon, Trump are at odds on climate change — and Democrats are taking advantage. Jun 29, 2017
http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article158716619.html
[viii] E & E News. Tillerson exit might bring climate disbelief to State. Nov 30, 2017
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060067727
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.
[xi] Politico. Trump’s climate science doubters. Mar 6, 2018 https://www.politico.com/interactives/2018/climate-science-doubters/
[xii] E & E News. Tillerson exit might bring climate disbelief to State. Nov 30, 2017
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060067727

Mike Pompeo: The Congressman From Koch

Does it matter that Rex Tillerson is out as Secretary of State? It does when you meet his replacement, the so-called Congressman from Koch Mike Pompeo, a climate change denier.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. Rex Tillerson Out as Trump’s Secretary of State, Replaced by Mike Pompeo. Mar 13th, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/us/politics/trump-tillerson-pompeo.html
[ii] The Nation. The Koch Brothers’ Favorite Congressman Will Be in Charge of the CIA. Nov 18, 2016 https://www.thenation.com/article/the-koch-brothers-favorite-congressman-will-be-in-charge-of-the-cia/
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Motherboard. A Secretary of State Pompeo Would Be Bad for Climate Issues. Dec 1, 2017 https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/vbzg93/secretary-of-state-mike-pompeo-climate-change-denier
[v] OpenSecrets.Org. Mike Pompeo, Kansas. https://www.opensecrets.org/members-of-congress/summary?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00030744&newMem=N
[vi] League of Conservation Voters. National Environmental Scorecard: Mike Pompeo. http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/mike-pompeo
[vii] The Kansas City Star/McClatchy. Pentagon, Trump are at odds on climate change — and Democrats are taking advantage. Jun 29, 2017
http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article158716619.html
[viii] E & E News. Tillerson exit might bring climate disbelief to State. Nov 30, 2017
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060067727
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.
[xi] Politico. Trump’s climate science doubters. Mar 6, 2018 https://www.politico.com/interactives/2018/climate-science-doubters/
[xii] E & E News. Tillerson exit might bring climate disbelief to State. Nov 30, 2017
https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060067727

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#ClimateFacts: Bomb Cyclone Riley

Winter Storm Riley pummeled the East Coast and broke flood records in the Boston area. But this freezing storm isn’t evidence against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] ABCNews.go.com. Massive ‘bomb cyclone’ pounds Northeast, bringing strong winds and flooding. Mar. 2nd. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/US/massive-bomb-cyclone-pounds-northeast-bringing-strong-winds/story?id=53459604
[ii] Wunderground.com. Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday’s Nor’easter. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/major-coastal-flooding-expected-fridays-noreaster
[iii] Fortune.com. Winter Storm Riley is a Bomb Cyclone. Mar. 2nd. 2018. http://fortune.com/2018/03/02/winter-storm-riley-what-is-a-bomb-cyclone/
[iv] Wired.com. What Are the Odds of a Superstorm Like Harvey? Aug. 29th. 2017. https://www.wired.com/story/what-are-the-odds-of-a-super-storm-like-harvey/
[v] NWS.NOAA.Gov. Meteorological Development Library. Mar. 2nd. 2018. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/etsurge/index.php?page=stn&region=ne&datum=msl&list=&map=0-48&type=both&stn=mabos
[vi] Wunderground.com. Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday’s Nor’easter. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/major-coastal-flooding-expected-fridays-noreaster
[vii] Slate.com. Bomb Cyclone Brings Record Flooding to Boston. Jan. 4th. 2018. https://slate.com/business/2018/01/bomb-cyclone-brings-record-flooding-to-boston.html
[viii] Wunderground.com. Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday’s Nor’easter. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/major-coastal-flooding-expected-fridays-noreaster

#ClimateFacts: Bomb Cyclone Riley

Winter Storm Riley pummeled the East Coast and broke flood records in the Boston area. But this freezing storm isn’t evidence against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] ABCNews.go.com. Massive ‘bomb cyclone’ pounds Northeast, bringing strong winds and flooding. Mar. 2nd. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/US/massive-bomb-cyclone-pounds-northeast-bringing-strong-winds/story?id=53459604
[ii] Wunderground.com. Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday’s Nor’easter. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/major-coastal-flooding-expected-fridays-noreaster
[iii] Fortune.com. Winter Storm Riley is a Bomb Cyclone. Mar. 2nd. 2018. http://fortune.com/2018/03/02/winter-storm-riley-what-is-a-bomb-cyclone/
[iv] Wired.com. What Are the Odds of a Superstorm Like Harvey? Aug. 29th. 2017. https://www.wired.com/story/what-are-the-odds-of-a-super-storm-like-harvey/
[v] NWS.NOAA.Gov. Meteorological Development Library. Mar. 2nd. 2018. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/mdl/etsurge/index.php?page=stn&region=ne&datum=msl&list=&map=0-48&type=both&stn=mabos
[vi] Wunderground.com. Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday’s Nor’easter. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/major-coastal-flooding-expected-fridays-noreaster
[vii] Slate.com. Bomb Cyclone Brings Record Flooding to Boston. Jan. 4th. 2018. https://slate.com/business/2018/01/bomb-cyclone-brings-record-flooding-to-boston.html
[viii] Wunderground.com. Major Coastal Flooding, Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts Expected From Friday’s Nor’easter. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/major-coastal-flooding-expected-fridays-noreaster

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#ClimateFacts: Heatwave in the Arctic

The Arctic is running a fever, with temperatures rising to 45 degrees above normal. Could it be causing the freezing temperatures we’re seeing in Europe?

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/26/north-pole-surges-above-freezing-in-the-dead-of-winter-stunning-scientists/
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides. Feb. 22nd. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/21/arctic-temperatures-soar-45-degrees-above-normal-flooded-by-extremely-mild-air-on-all-sides/?utm_term=.2009995ce514
[iii] TheVerge.com. Views from Rome, as the Eternal City sees snow for the first time in six years. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/26/17053556/rome-snow-weather-beast-from-the-east
[iv] TheGuardian.com. Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by ‘crazy’ temperature rises. Feb. 22nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/27/arctic-warming-scientists-alarmed-by-crazy-temperature-rises
[v]Ibid.
[vi] WashingtonPost.com. North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/26/north-pole-surges-above-freezing-in-the-dead-of-winter-stunning-scientists/
[vii] TheGuardian.com. Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by ‘crazy’ temperature rises. Feb. 22nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/27/arctic-warming-scientists-alarmed-by-crazy-temperature-rises
[viii] Insideclimatenews.org. Alaska’s Bering Sea Lost a Third of Its Ice in Just 8 Days. Feb. 17th. 2018. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17022018/arctic-sea-ice-record-low-extent-alaska-bering-hunting-whales
[ix] Reuters.com. ‘Wacky’ weather makes Arctic warmer than parts of Europe. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-weather/wacky-weather-makes-arctic-warmer-than-parts-of-europe-idUSKCN1GA2AD
[x] Ibid.
[xa] NYTimes.com. Europe Was Colder Than the North Pole This Week. How Could That Be? Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/01/climate/polar-vortex-europe-cold.html

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#ClimateFacts: Heatwave in the Arctic

The Arctic is running a fever, with temperatures rising to 45 degrees above normal. Could it be causing the freezing temperatures we’re seeing in Europe?

SOURCES:
[i] WashingtonPost.com. North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/26/north-pole-surges-above-freezing-in-the-dead-of-winter-stunning-scientists/
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides. Feb. 22nd. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/21/arctic-temperatures-soar-45-degrees-above-normal-flooded-by-extremely-mild-air-on-all-sides/?utm_term=.2009995ce514
[iii] TheVerge.com. Views from Rome, as the Eternal City sees snow for the first time in six years. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/26/17053556/rome-snow-weather-beast-from-the-east
[iv] TheGuardian.com. Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by ‘crazy’ temperature rises. Feb. 22nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/27/arctic-warming-scientists-alarmed-by-crazy-temperature-rises
[v]Ibid.
[vi] WashingtonPost.com. North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/02/26/north-pole-surges-above-freezing-in-the-dead-of-winter-stunning-scientists/
[vii] TheGuardian.com. Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by ‘crazy’ temperature rises. Feb. 22nd. 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/27/arctic-warming-scientists-alarmed-by-crazy-temperature-rises
[viii] Insideclimatenews.org. Alaska’s Bering Sea Lost a Third of Its Ice in Just 8 Days. Feb. 17th. 2018. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17022018/arctic-sea-ice-record-low-extent-alaska-bering-hunting-whales
[ix] Reuters.com. ‘Wacky’ weather makes Arctic warmer than parts of Europe. Feb. 26th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-weather/wacky-weather-makes-arctic-warmer-than-parts-of-europe-idUSKCN1GA2AD
[x] Ibid.
[xa] NYTimes.com. Europe Was Colder Than the North Pole This Week. How Could That Be? Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/01/climate/polar-vortex-europe-cold.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: Nanticoke Generating Station

The Nanticoke Generating Station in Ontario, Canada used to be the world’s largest coal power plant. Now they’re turning it into a solar plant.

SOURCES:
[i] PV-Magazine.com. Ontario’s utility OPG makes room for solar at demolished coal power plant. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/03/01/ontarios-utility-opg-makes-room-for-solar-at-demolished-coal-power-plant/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] OCC.CA. Leading the Charge: Submission for Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan. 2016. http://www.occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/Leading-the-Charge.pdf
[v] CBC.CA. Liberals provide details of plan for national carbon tax. May. 17th. 2017. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135
[vi] PV-Magazine.com. Ontario’s utility OPG makes room for solar at demolished coal power plant. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/03/01/ontarios-utility-opg-makes-room-for-solar-at-demolished-coal-power-plant/

#WeCanSolveThis: Nanticoke Generating Station

The Nanticoke Generating Station in Ontario, Canada used to be the world’s largest coal power plant. Now they’re turning it into a solar plant.

SOURCES:
[i] PV-Magazine.com. Ontario’s utility OPG makes room for solar at demolished coal power plant. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/03/01/ontarios-utility-opg-makes-room-for-solar-at-demolished-coal-power-plant/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] OCC.CA. Leading the Charge: Submission for Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan. 2016. http://www.occ.ca/wp-content/uploads/Leading-the-Charge.pdf
[v] CBC.CA. Liberals provide details of plan for national carbon tax. May. 17th. 2017. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135
[vi] PV-Magazine.com. Ontario’s utility OPG makes room for solar at demolished coal power plant. Mar. 1st. 2018. https://www.pv-magazine.com/2018/03/01/ontarios-utility-opg-makes-room-for-solar-at-demolished-coal-power-plant/

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#ClimateFacts: Mosquitoes Are Getting Deadlier

It might surprise you, but the mosquitos are the deadliest animal on Earth. And they’re about to get a lot more dangerous, thanks to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] GatesNotes.com. The Deadliest Animal in the World. Apr. 25th. 2014. https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Most-Lethal-Animal-Mosquito-Week
[ii] PasteMagazine.com. Warming Signs: Climate Change Means More Mosquito-borne Illnesses Like Zika. Feb. 22. 2017.https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/02/warming-signs-climate-change-means-more-mosquito-b.html
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] WashingtonPost.com. A bugged life: Warm winter could mean more insects. Mar. 10th. 2012.https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/a-bugged-life-warm-winter-could-mean-more-insects/2012/03/07/gIQA5b033R_story.html?utm_term=.e9764e97404c
[v] PasteMagazine.com. Warming Signs: Climate Change Means More Mosquito-borne Illnesses Like Zika. Feb. 22. 2017. https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/02/warming-signs-climate-change-means-more-mosquito-b.html
[vi] ClimateCentral.org.More Mosquito Days Increasing Zika Risk in U.S. Jul. 27th. 2016. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/more-mosquito-days-increasing-zika-risk-in-us-20553
[vii] NCBI.NLM.NIH.Gov. Evidence for an Overwintering Population of Aedes aegypti in Capitol Hill Neighborhood, Washington, DC. Jan. 6th. 2016. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4710436/
[viii] NYTimes.com. Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse. Apr. 20th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/magazine/why-the-menace-of-mosquitoes-will-only-get-worse.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=E9F193813152512C5722F388809CF12B&gwt=pay
[ix] Ibid.
[x] QZ.com. Swarmed with mosquitoes after Harvey, Texas calls in the US Air Force. Sept. 13th. 2017. https://qz.com/1075935/swarmed-with-mosquitoes-after-harvey-texas-calls-in-the-us-air-force/
[xi] NYTimes.com. Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse. Apr. 20th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/magazine/why-the-menace-of-mosquitoes-will-only-get-worse.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=E9F193813152512C5722F388809CF12B&gwt=pay

#ClimateFacts: Mosquitoes Are Getting Deadlier

It might surprise you, but the mosquitos are the deadliest animal on Earth. And they’re about to get a lot more dangerous, thanks to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] GatesNotes.com. The Deadliest Animal in the World. Apr. 25th. 2014. https://www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Most-Lethal-Animal-Mosquito-Week
[ii] PasteMagazine.com. Warming Signs: Climate Change Means More Mosquito-borne Illnesses Like Zika. Feb. 22. 2017.https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/02/warming-signs-climate-change-means-more-mosquito-b.html
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] WashingtonPost.com. A bugged life: Warm winter could mean more insects. Mar. 10th. 2012.https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/a-bugged-life-warm-winter-could-mean-more-insects/2012/03/07/gIQA5b033R_story.html?utm_term=.e9764e97404c
[v] PasteMagazine.com. Warming Signs: Climate Change Means More Mosquito-borne Illnesses Like Zika. Feb. 22. 2017. https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/02/warming-signs-climate-change-means-more-mosquito-b.html
[vi] ClimateCentral.org.More Mosquito Days Increasing Zika Risk in U.S. Jul. 27th. 2016. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/more-mosquito-days-increasing-zika-risk-in-us-20553
[vii] NCBI.NLM.NIH.Gov. Evidence for an Overwintering Population of Aedes aegypti in Capitol Hill Neighborhood, Washington, DC. Jan. 6th. 2016. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4710436/
[viii] NYTimes.com. Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse. Apr. 20th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/magazine/why-the-menace-of-mosquitoes-will-only-get-worse.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=E9F193813152512C5722F388809CF12B&gwt=pay
[ix] Ibid.
[x] QZ.com. Swarmed with mosquitoes after Harvey, Texas calls in the US Air Force. Sept. 13th. 2017. https://qz.com/1075935/swarmed-with-mosquitoes-after-harvey-texas-calls-in-the-us-air-force/
[xi] NYTimes.com. Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse. Apr. 20th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/magazine/why-the-menace-of-mosquitoes-will-only-get-worse.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=E9F193813152512C5722F388809CF12B&gwt=pay

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#ClimateFacts: Melting Snowpack

Melting snowpacks are vital for maintaining water supplies, and they’ve been getting smaller due to climate change.

#ClimateFacts: Melting Snowpack

Melting snowpacks are vital for maintaining water supplies, and they’ve been getting smaller due to climate change.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Kid’s Climate Lawsuit

Do you think we have the right to a stable, livable climate? The kids of Our Children’s Trust do, and they’re suing the U.S. Government to make it happen.

#WeCanSolveThis: Kid’s Climate Lawsuit

Do you think we have the right to a stable, livable climate? The kids of Our Children’s Trust do, and they’re suing the U.S. Government to make it happen.

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War On Our Future: Should Houston Sue

Should the oil capital of the world be taking the oil companies to court? The city of Houston has a powerful case.

SOURCES:
[i] LATimes.com. L.A. lawmakers look to sue big oil companies over climate change — and the costs that stem from it. Jan. 13th. 2018. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-climate-change-lawsuit-20180113-story.html
[ii] KSAT.com. By the numbers: Report details Hurricane Harvey’s massive punch. Jan. 25th. 2018. https://www.ksat.com/news/by-the-numbers-inside-the-national-hurricane-center-s-hurricane-harvey-report
[iii] Coast.NOAA.Gov. Hurricane Costs. Jan. 1st. 2018.  https://coast.noaa.gov/states/fast-facts/hurricane-costs.html
[iv] TheGuardian.com. Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says. July. 10th. 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change
[v] EPA.gov. Climate Change Indicators.
https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/oceans
[vi] Climate.Gov. Reviewing Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic rain and flooding. Sept. 18th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/reviewing-hurricane-harveys-catastrophic-rain-and-flooding
[vii] NYTimes.com.Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change. Dec. 13th. 2017.   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/climate/hurricane-harvey-climate-change.html
[viii] WashingtonPost.com. Fossil fuel emissions will reach an all-time high in 2017, scientists say — dashing hopes of progress. Nov. 13th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/13/fossil-fuel-emissions-projected-to-reach-an-all-time-high-in-2017-dashing-hopes-of-progress/
[ix] Apps.PublicIntegrity.org. A Century of Influence: The unlikely partnership between Big Oil and the White House. Dec. 12th. 2017. https://apps.publicintegrity.org/united-states-of-petroleum/century-of-influence/
[x] Ibid.

War On Our Future: Should Houston Sue

Should the oil capital of the world be taking the oil companies to court? The city of Houston has a powerful case.

SOURCES:
[i] LATimes.com. L.A. lawmakers look to sue big oil companies over climate change — and the costs that stem from it. Jan. 13th. 2018. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-climate-change-lawsuit-20180113-story.html
[ii] KSAT.com. By the numbers: Report details Hurricane Harvey’s massive punch. Jan. 25th. 2018. https://www.ksat.com/news/by-the-numbers-inside-the-national-hurricane-center-s-hurricane-harvey-report
[iii] Coast.NOAA.Gov. Hurricane Costs. Jan. 1st. 2018.  https://coast.noaa.gov/states/fast-facts/hurricane-costs.html
[iv] TheGuardian.com. Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says. July. 10th. 2017. https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change
[v] EPA.gov. Climate Change Indicators.
https://www.epa.gov/climate-indicators/oceans
[vi] Climate.Gov. Reviewing Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic rain and flooding. Sept. 18th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/reviewing-hurricane-harveys-catastrophic-rain-and-flooding
[vii] NYTimes.com.Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change. Dec. 13th. 2017.   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/climate/hurricane-harvey-climate-change.html
[viii] WashingtonPost.com. Fossil fuel emissions will reach an all-time high in 2017, scientists say — dashing hopes of progress. Nov. 13th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/13/fossil-fuel-emissions-projected-to-reach-an-all-time-high-in-2017-dashing-hopes-of-progress/
[ix] Apps.PublicIntegrity.org. A Century of Influence: The unlikely partnership between Big Oil and the White House. Dec. 12th. 2017. https://apps.publicintegrity.org/united-states-of-petroleum/century-of-influence/
[x] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: San Francisco Leads The Way

Looking to tackle climate change where you live? San Francisco is a model for every city in the nation.

Can you get your hometown to follow suit?

SOURCES:
[i] SFenvironment.org. “Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance.” March 22nd. 2007. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/policy/sfe_ze_plastic_bag_reduction_ord_81-07.pdf [was b]
[ii] SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com. “San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Expands to Restaurants Next Month.” September 13th. 2013. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/09/13/san-franciscos-plastic-bag-ban-expands-to-restaurants-next-month/
[iii] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 24th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco [was a]
[iv] NBCBayArea.com. “Charging Stations for All New Building Projects in SF?” April 17th. 2017. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Charging-Stations-for-All-New-Building-Projects-in-San-Francisco__Bay-Area-419616083.html
[v] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017. https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[vi] SFenvironment.org. “Environment Code – Bottled Water.” February 24th. 2014. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_zw_bottled_water_ordinance.pdf
[vii] Sfbos.org. “Green Building, Environment Codes – Better Roof Requirements for Renewable Energy
Facilities.” April 19th. 2016.
http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/ordinances16/o0071-16.pdf
[viii] SFenvironment.org. “Recycling & Composting in San Francisco – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”
https://sfenvironment.org/recycling-composting-faqs
[ix] SFchronicle.com. “SF’s green energy goal is a decade ahead of target.” April 19th. 2017.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-s-green-energy-goal-is-a-decade-ahead-of-11084954.php
[x] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[xi] PPIC.org. “Californians & the Environment.” July 2017. http://www.ppic.org/wp-content/uploads/s_717mbs.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: San Francisco Leads The Way

Looking to tackle climate change where you live? San Francisco is a model for every city in the nation.

Can you get your hometown to follow suit?

SOURCES:
[i] SFenvironment.org. “Plastic Bag Reduction Ordinance.” March 22nd. 2007. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/policy/sfe_ze_plastic_bag_reduction_ord_81-07.pdf [was b]
[ii] SanFrancisco.CBSLocal.com. “San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban Expands to Restaurants Next Month.” September 13th. 2013. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/09/13/san-franciscos-plastic-bag-ban-expands-to-restaurants-next-month/
[iii] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 24th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco [was a]
[iv] NBCBayArea.com. “Charging Stations for All New Building Projects in SF?” April 17th. 2017. https://www.nbcbayarea.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Charging-Stations-for-All-New-Building-Projects-in-San-Francisco__Bay-Area-419616083.html
[v] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017. https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[vi] SFenvironment.org. “Environment Code – Bottled Water.” February 24th. 2014. https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_zw_bottled_water_ordinance.pdf
[vii] Sfbos.org. “Green Building, Environment Codes – Better Roof Requirements for Renewable Energy
Facilities.” April 19th. 2016.
http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/ordinances16/o0071-16.pdf
[viii] SFenvironment.org. “Recycling & Composting in San Francisco – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”
https://sfenvironment.org/recycling-composting-faqs
[ix] SFchronicle.com. “SF’s green energy goal is a decade ahead of target.” April 19th. 2017.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-s-green-energy-goal-is-a-decade-ahead-of-11084954.php
[x] SFenvironment.org. “New Local Environmental Laws Go Into Effect in San Francisco.” January 4th. 2017.
https://sfenvironment.org/news/press-release/new-local-environmental-laws-go-into-effect-in-san-francisco
[xi] PPIC.org. “Californians & the Environment.” July 2017. http://www.ppic.org/wp-content/uploads/s_717mbs.pdf

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#WeCanSolveThis: Offshore Wind

Offshore wind powers is picking up in the US, and that’s good news for our future.

SOURCES:
[i] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Governor.NY.gov. Governor Cuomo Releases First-in-The-Nation Offshore Wind Master Plan to Guide New York’s Development of Renewable Energy. Jan. 29th. 2018. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-releases-first-nation-offshore-wind-master-plan-guide-new-yorks-development
[v] Ibid.
[vi] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[vii] Mass.Gov. Wind Energy in Massachusetts:
2,000 MW by 2020. http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/renewables/wind/wind-energy-ma-2020.pdf
[viii] Energy.Gov. National Offshore Wind Strategy. Sept. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/09/f33/National-Offshore-Wind-Strategy-report-09082016.pdf
[ix] News.Maryland.Gov. 2018 Award Winners for Maryland’s Offshore Wind Business & Workforce Development Program Announced. Jan. 10th. 2018. http://news.maryland.gov/mea/2018/01/10/2018-award-winners-for-marylands-offshore-wind-business-workforce-development-program-announced/
[x]E2Tech.org. Clean Energy in Maine.http://www.e2tech.org/Resources/Documents/Payne_MREA.pdf
[xi] PopularMechanics.com. Governor of Maine Bans All New Wind Farms. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a15929521/governor-of-maine-bans-all-new-wind-farms/
[xii] Reuters.com. Conservation group sues Maine governor over wind power moratorium. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-maine-windpower/conservation-group-sues-maine-governor-over-wind-power-moratorium-idUSL2N1PR03R

#WeCanSolveThis: Offshore Wind

Offshore wind powers is picking up in the US, and that’s good news for our future.

SOURCES:
[i] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Governor.NY.gov. Governor Cuomo Releases First-in-The-Nation Offshore Wind Master Plan to Guide New York’s Development of Renewable Energy. Jan. 29th. 2018. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-releases-first-nation-offshore-wind-master-plan-guide-new-yorks-development
[v] Ibid.
[vi] AWEABlog.com. One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage. Feb. 1st. 2018. http://www.aweablog.org/one-month-2018-offshore-wind-rage/
[vii] Mass.Gov. Wind Energy in Massachusetts:
2,000 MW by 2020. http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/doer/renewables/wind/wind-energy-ma-2020.pdf
[viii] Energy.Gov. National Offshore Wind Strategy. Sept. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/09/f33/National-Offshore-Wind-Strategy-report-09082016.pdf
[ix] News.Maryland.Gov. 2018 Award Winners for Maryland’s Offshore Wind Business & Workforce Development Program Announced. Jan. 10th. 2018. http://news.maryland.gov/mea/2018/01/10/2018-award-winners-for-marylands-offshore-wind-business-workforce-development-program-announced/
[x]E2Tech.org. Clean Energy in Maine.http://www.e2tech.org/Resources/Documents/Payne_MREA.pdf
[xi] PopularMechanics.com. Governor of Maine Bans All New Wind Farms. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a15929521/governor-of-maine-bans-all-new-wind-farms/
[xii] Reuters.com. Conservation group sues Maine governor over wind power moratorium. Jan. 30th. 2018. https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-maine-windpower/conservation-group-sues-maine-governor-over-wind-power-moratorium-idUSL2N1PR03R

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Gisele Bündchen: The Battle in the Forest

Protecting the Amazon Rainforest is one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against climate change. But after years of conservation success, deforestation is on the rise again in Brazil. Gisele Bündchen heads into the forest to learn what’s going on and how we can stop it. 

Gisele Bündchen: The Battle in the Forest

Protecting the Amazon Rainforest is one of the most powerful tools we have in the fight against climate change. But after years of conservation success, deforestation is on the rise again in Brazil. Gisele Bündchen heads into the forest to learn what’s going on and how we can stop it. 

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#ClimateFacts: Poison In The Water

Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on Earth, and the coal industry is delivering it to our food supply. Our #ClimateFacts video explains. 

SOURCES:
[i] WHO.int. Mercury and Health. March 2017.
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs361/en/
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] EPA.gov. Basic Information about Mercury. Aug 2nd. 2017. https://www.epa.gov/mercury/basic-information-about-mercury
[v] NBCNews.com. Toxic Mercury in Seas Tied to Algae, Air. Apr 12th. 2009. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30707671/ns/us_news-environment/t/toxic-mercury-seas-tied-algae-air/#.Wl-cC5M-fOQ
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NRDC.org. Mercury Guide. Mar 10th. 2016. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/mercury-guide

#ClimateFacts: Poison In The Water

Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on Earth, and the coal industry is delivering it to our food supply. Our #ClimateFacts video explains. 

SOURCES:
[i] WHO.int. Mercury and Health. March 2017.
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs361/en/
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] EPA.gov. Basic Information about Mercury. Aug 2nd. 2017. https://www.epa.gov/mercury/basic-information-about-mercury
[v] NBCNews.com. Toxic Mercury in Seas Tied to Algae, Air. Apr 12th. 2009. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30707671/ns/us_news-environment/t/toxic-mercury-seas-tied-algae-air/#.Wl-cC5M-fOQ
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] NRDC.org. Mercury Guide. Mar 10th. 2016. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/mercury-guide

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#ClimateFacts: Warming World

Thanks to fossil fuel pollution, most people have never experienced a normal climate. Have you been alive during a cooler than average year?

SOURCES:
[i] NCDC.NOAA.Gov. Global Climate Report – Annual 2017. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201713
[ii] Climate.Gov. Climate Change: Global Temperature. Sept. 11th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-global-temperature
[iii] Biography.com. Gerald Ford. Jan. 6th. 2016.
https://www.biography.com/people/gerald-ford-9298683
[iv] IMDB.com. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) Filming & Production. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/locations#filming_dates
[v] AllAboutSteveJobs.com. Timeline of Steve Jobs.
https://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/timeline
[vi] Climate.Gov. NOAA Climate.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming. Feb. 25th. 2014. https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/Climate_gov_GlobalWarming_FAQ_15Aug13.pdf
[vii] NRDC.org. The Worst Summer Ever? Record Temperatures Heat Up the United States. Sept. 2010. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/WorstSummerEver4pgr.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] NYTimes.com. 2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Niño. Jan. 18th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/18/climate/hottest-year-2017.html

#ClimateFacts: Warming World

Thanks to fossil fuel pollution, most people have never experienced a normal climate. Have you been alive during a cooler than average year?

SOURCES:
[i] NCDC.NOAA.Gov. Global Climate Report – Annual 2017. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201713
[ii] Climate.Gov. Climate Change: Global Temperature. Sept. 11th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-global-temperature
[iii] Biography.com. Gerald Ford. Jan. 6th. 2016.
https://www.biography.com/people/gerald-ford-9298683
[iv] IMDB.com. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) Filming & Production. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/locations#filming_dates
[v] AllAboutSteveJobs.com. Timeline of Steve Jobs.
https://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/timeline
[vi] Climate.Gov. NOAA Climate.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming. Feb. 25th. 2014. https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/Climate_gov_GlobalWarming_FAQ_15Aug13.pdf
[vii] NRDC.org. The Worst Summer Ever? Record Temperatures Heat Up the United States. Sept. 2010. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/WorstSummerEver4pgr.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] NYTimes.com. 2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Niño. Jan. 18th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/18/climate/hottest-year-2017.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: Green Jobs

According to the U.S. Labor Department, clean energy jobs are among the fast-growing in the country. But these sectors could be growing even faster if Washington supported wind and solar as much as some other countries do.

SOURCES:
[i] BLS.Gov. Wind Turbine Technicians. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/mobile/wind-turbine-technicians.htm
[ii] Bloomberg.com. These Are the Fastest Growing Jobs in the U.S.. Oct. 24th. 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-24/health-care-stem-jobs-among-fastest-growing-u-s-occupations
[iii] WRI.org. What Are the Top 10 States for Clean Energy Jobs. Apr 6. 2016. http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/04/what-are-top-10-states-clean-energy-jobs
[iv] NYtimes.com. China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020. Jan 5. 2017.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/world/asia/china-renewable-energy-investment.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Bloomberg.com. New Energy Outlook 2017. June 2017. https://data.bloomberglp.com/bnef/sites/14/2017/06/BNEF_NEO2017_ExecutiveSummary.pdf?elqTrackId=431b316cc3734996abdb55ddbbca0249&elq=506b37d564364107afcc27d0899ae593&elqaid=7785&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=
[vii] NRDC.org. The Paris Climate Agreement’s $19 Trillion Economic Prize. March 22. 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/experts/brendan-guy/paris-climate-agreements-19-trillion-economic-prize
[viii] Irena.org. Perspectives for the Energy Transition. March 2017. http://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2017/Mar/Perspectives_for_the_Energy_Transition_2017.pdf?la=en&hash=56436956B74DBD22A9C6309ED76E3924A879D0C7

#WeCanSolveThis: Green Jobs

According to the U.S. Labor Department, clean energy jobs are among the fast-growing in the country. But these sectors could be growing even faster if Washington supported wind and solar as much as some other countries do.

SOURCES:
[i] BLS.Gov. Wind Turbine Technicians. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/mobile/wind-turbine-technicians.htm
[ii] Bloomberg.com. These Are the Fastest Growing Jobs in the U.S.. Oct. 24th. 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-24/health-care-stem-jobs-among-fastest-growing-u-s-occupations
[iii] WRI.org. What Are the Top 10 States for Clean Energy Jobs. Apr 6. 2016. http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/04/what-are-top-10-states-clean-energy-jobs
[iv] NYtimes.com. China Aims to Spend at Least $360 Billion on Renewable Energy by 2020. Jan 5. 2017.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/05/world/asia/china-renewable-energy-investment.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Bloomberg.com. New Energy Outlook 2017. June 2017. https://data.bloomberglp.com/bnef/sites/14/2017/06/BNEF_NEO2017_ExecutiveSummary.pdf?elqTrackId=431b316cc3734996abdb55ddbbca0249&elq=506b37d564364107afcc27d0899ae593&elqaid=7785&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=
[vii] NRDC.org. The Paris Climate Agreement’s $19 Trillion Economic Prize. March 22. 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/experts/brendan-guy/paris-climate-agreements-19-trillion-economic-prize
[viii] Irena.org. Perspectives for the Energy Transition. March 2017. http://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Publication/2017/Mar/Perspectives_for_the_Energy_Transition_2017.pdf?la=en&hash=56436956B74DBD22A9C6309ED76E3924A879D0C7

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We Need More Climate Candidates

It’s one of the biggest crises facing America today but only one member of Congress is giving it the prominence it deserves: Sheldon Whitehouse. Why don’t other leaders care as much?

You can help change this. Take the pledge here: http://theyearsproject.com/learn/news/take-the-pledge-to-vote-for-the-environment/

We Need More Climate Candidates

It’s one of the biggest crises facing America today but only one member of Congress is giving it the prominence it deserves: Sheldon Whitehouse. Why don’t other leaders care as much?

You can help change this. Take the pledge here: http://theyearsproject.com/learn/news/take-the-pledge-to-vote-for-the-environment/

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#ClimateFacts: Heat & High School Football

Every summer, countless young football players will take to the field and be exposed to dangerously high temperatures. It can have tragic consequences, and climate change will only make it worse.

SOURCES:
[i] Years Of Living Dangerously, Season 1, Episode 7. A Dangerous Future.
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research. Annual Survey Of Football Injury Research, 1931-2016. March 13, 2017 https://nccsir.unc.edu/files/2013/10/Annual-Football-2016-Fatalities-FINAL.pdf

#ClimateFacts: Heat & High School Football

Every summer, countless young football players will take to the field and be exposed to dangerously high temperatures. It can have tragic consequences, and climate change will only make it worse.

SOURCES:
[i] Years Of Living Dangerously, Season 1, Episode 7. A Dangerous Future.
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research. Annual Survey Of Football Injury Research, 1931-2016. March 13, 2017 https://nccsir.unc.edu/files/2013/10/Annual-Football-2016-Fatalities-FINAL.pdf

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Trump’s Renewable Energy Budget Cuts

President Donald Trump has called for a 72% cut in renewable and energy efficiency spending, which would seriously hinder the U.S.’s ability to keep up with cutting-edge energy technology. Will Congress approve this plan?

SOURCES:
[i] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook: Fastest Growing Occupations 2016-26. Jan 30, 2018. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels. Feb. 1st. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/white-house-seeks-72-percent-cut-to-clean-energy-research-underscoring-administrations-preference-for-fossil-fuelsv/2018/01/31/c2c69350-05f3-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?utm_term=.d34df9ac0b77
[iii] Energy.Gov. About the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. https://energy.gov/eere/about-office-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy
[iv] VOX.com. Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money. Aug. 18th. 2017. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/18/16160456/wind-solar-power-saving-money
[v] EESI.org. Fact Sheet – Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2017). Feb. 15th. 2017. http://www.eesi.org/papers/view/fact-sheet-jobs-in-renewable-energy-and-energy-efficiency-2017
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Energy.Gov. Department of Energy FY 2017 Congressional Budget Request. Feb. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/02/f29/FY2017BudgetinBrief_0.pdf
[viii]CNBC.com. Trump once again seeks to slash funding for clean energy in 2019 budget. Jan. 31. 2018.https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/31/trump-again-seeks-to-slash-funding-for-clean-energy-in-2019-budget.html
[ix] Ibid.

Trump’s Renewable Energy Budget Cuts

President Donald Trump has called for a 72% cut in renewable and energy efficiency spending, which would seriously hinder the U.S.’s ability to keep up with cutting-edge energy technology. Will Congress approve this plan?

SOURCES:
[i] U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook: Fastest Growing Occupations 2016-26. Jan 30, 2018. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm
[ii] WashingtonPost.com. White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels. Feb. 1st. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/white-house-seeks-72-percent-cut-to-clean-energy-research-underscoring-administrations-preference-for-fossil-fuelsv/2018/01/31/c2c69350-05f3-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?utm_term=.d34df9ac0b77
[iii] Energy.Gov. About the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. https://energy.gov/eere/about-office-energy-efficiency-and-renewable-energy
[iv] VOX.com. Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money. Aug. 18th. 2017. https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/18/16160456/wind-solar-power-saving-money
[v] EESI.org. Fact Sheet – Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2017). Feb. 15th. 2017. http://www.eesi.org/papers/view/fact-sheet-jobs-in-renewable-energy-and-energy-efficiency-2017
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Energy.Gov. Department of Energy FY 2017 Congressional Budget Request. Feb. 2016. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/02/f29/FY2017BudgetinBrief_0.pdf
[viii]CNBC.com. Trump once again seeks to slash funding for clean energy in 2019 budget. Jan. 31. 2018.https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/31/trump-again-seeks-to-slash-funding-for-clean-energy-in-2019-budget.html
[ix] Ibid.

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During his State of The Union speech, President Trump told Americans, that we have endured floods and fires and storms. He just never explained why.

SOURCES:
[i] Reuters, 2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report, Jan, 4th 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures/2017-was-second-hottest-year-on-record-after-sizzling-2016-report-idUSKBN1ET1JF
[ii] LaTimes.com. San Francisco sets all-time heat record downtown at 106 degrees during state’s hottest recorded summer. Sep. 1st. 2017. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-heat-wave-weekend-20170901-story.html
[iii] WashingtonPost.com.The grim scope of 2017’s California wildfire season is now clear. The danger’s not over. Jan. 4th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/california-wildfires-comparison/
[iv] WashingtonPost.com.Harvey unloaded 33 trillion gallons of water in the U.S.. Sept. 2nd. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/08/30/harvey-has-unloaded-24-5-trillion-gallons-of-water-on-texas-and-louisiana
[v] NPR.org. One-Third Of Florida Residents Told To Evacuate Before Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall. Sept. 9th. 2017. https://www.npr.org/2017/09/09/549802448/one-third-of-florida-residents-told-to-evacuate-before-hurricane-irma-makes-land
[vi] BBC.com. Hurricane Irma: Two-thirds of Florida without power. Sept. 12th. 2017. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41234292
[vii] TheAtlantic.com. After Four Months, Much of Puerto Rico Still Dark and Damaged. Jan. 29th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/after-four-months-much-of-puerto-rico-still-dark-and-damaged/551756/
[viii] Time.com. Hurricanes, Floods and Wildfires Cost the U.S. a Record Amount of Money in 2017. Jan. 8th. 2018. http://time.com/5093043/natural-disasters-cost-us/
[ix] TheHill.com. Trump: We are getting out of Paris climate deal. June. 1st. 2017.
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/335955-trump-pulls-us-out-of-paris-climate-deal
[x] TheAtlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan. 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/

During his State of The Union speech, President Trump told Americans, that we have endured floods and fires and storms. He just never explained why.

SOURCES:
[i] Reuters, 2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report, Jan, 4th 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures/2017-was-second-hottest-year-on-record-after-sizzling-2016-report-idUSKBN1ET1JF
[ii] LaTimes.com. San Francisco sets all-time heat record downtown at 106 degrees during state’s hottest recorded summer. Sep. 1st. 2017. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-california-heat-wave-weekend-20170901-story.html
[iii] WashingtonPost.com.The grim scope of 2017’s California wildfire season is now clear. The danger’s not over. Jan. 4th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/california-wildfires-comparison/
[iv] WashingtonPost.com.Harvey unloaded 33 trillion gallons of water in the U.S.. Sept. 2nd. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/08/30/harvey-has-unloaded-24-5-trillion-gallons-of-water-on-texas-and-louisiana
[v] NPR.org. One-Third Of Florida Residents Told To Evacuate Before Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall. Sept. 9th. 2017. https://www.npr.org/2017/09/09/549802448/one-third-of-florida-residents-told-to-evacuate-before-hurricane-irma-makes-land
[vi] BBC.com. Hurricane Irma: Two-thirds of Florida without power. Sept. 12th. 2017. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41234292
[vii] TheAtlantic.com. After Four Months, Much of Puerto Rico Still Dark and Damaged. Jan. 29th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/after-four-months-much-of-puerto-rico-still-dark-and-damaged/551756/
[viii] Time.com. Hurricanes, Floods and Wildfires Cost the U.S. a Record Amount of Money in 2017. Jan. 8th. 2018. http://time.com/5093043/natural-disasters-cost-us/
[ix] TheHill.com. Trump: We are getting out of Paris climate deal. June. 1st. 2017.
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/335955-trump-pulls-us-out-of-paris-climate-deal
[x] TheAtlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan. 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/

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Trump Debunked on Climate Change

President Donald Trump finally articulated his position on climate change in an interview with Piers Morgan…and it couldn’t be more divorced from reality. Here’s a much needed fact check.

SOURCES:
[i] ChicagoTribune.com. AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy. Jan. 29th. 2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–fact-check-week-20180129-story.html
[ii] PMM.Nasa.Gov. What’s in a Name? Global Warming vs. Climate Change. Dec. 5th. 2008. https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/articles/whats-name-global-warming-vs-climate-change
[iii] Climate.Gov. NOAA Climate.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming. Feb. 25th. 2014. https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/Climate_gov_GlobalWarming_FAQ_15Aug13.pdf
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] ChicagoTribune.com. AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy. Jan. 29th. 2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–fact-check-week-20180129-story.html
[vii] NSIDC.org. Arctic sea ice at minimum extent. Sep. 19th. 2017. http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2017/09/arctic-sea-ice-at-minimum-extent-2/
[viii] Climate.Nasa.Gov. Arctic Sea Ice Minimum. https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/arctic-sea-ice/
[ix] ChicagoTribune.com. AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy. Jan. 29th. 2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–fact-check-week-20180129-story.html

Trump Debunked on Climate Change

President Donald Trump finally articulated his position on climate change in an interview with Piers Morgan…and it couldn’t be more divorced from reality. Here’s a much needed fact check.

SOURCES:
[i] ChicagoTribune.com. AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy. Jan. 29th. 2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–fact-check-week-20180129-story.html
[ii] PMM.Nasa.Gov. What’s in a Name? Global Warming vs. Climate Change. Dec. 5th. 2008. https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/articles/whats-name-global-warming-vs-climate-change
[iii] Climate.Gov. NOAA Climate.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming. Feb. 25th. 2014. https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/Climate_gov_GlobalWarming_FAQ_15Aug13.pdf
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] ChicagoTribune.com. AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy. Jan. 29th. 2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–fact-check-week-20180129-story.html
[vii] NSIDC.org. Arctic sea ice at minimum extent. Sep. 19th. 2017. http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2017/09/arctic-sea-ice-at-minimum-extent-2/
[viii] Climate.Nasa.Gov. Arctic Sea Ice Minimum. https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/arctic-sea-ice/
[ix] ChicagoTribune.com. AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s half-baked claims on climate, economy. Jan. 29th. 2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–fact-check-week-20180129-story.html

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Out of Africa with Tom Friedman

New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman heads to Niger and Senegal and learns how climate change fueled drought is leading to a new wave of African migration.

Out of Africa with Tom Friedman

New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman heads to Niger and Senegal and learns how climate change fueled drought is leading to a new wave of African migration.

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#ClimateFacts: Climate Migrants

Leaders are rising to power in the US and Europe on a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment. They’ve called these migrants a lot of undue names, but they neglect one of the most accurate: victims of climate change.

SOURCES
[i] Politico.Eu.Viktor Orbán: Hungary doesn’t want ‘Muslim invaders’. Jan. 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.eu/article/viktor-orban-hungary-doesnt-want-muslim-invaders/
[ii] TheNews.PL. Terrorism linked to migration: Polish president. Sep. 9th. 2017. http://thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/325885,Terrorism-linked-to-migration-Polish-president
[iii] TheHill.com.Report: Trump suggested Haitian immigrants to US ‘all have AIDS’. Dec. 23rd. 2017.  http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/366304-report-trump-suggested-haitian-immigrants-to-us-all-have-aids
[iv] Internal-Displacement.org. Key findings Disaster-related displacement risk: Measuring the risk and addressing its drivers. http://www.internal-displacement.org/assets/library/Media/201503-SendaiReport/Meta-Analysis-Key-findings-English2.pdf
[v] NYTimes.com. Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’. May. 3rd. 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/03/us/resettling-the-first-american-climate-refugees.html

#ClimateFacts: Climate Migrants

Leaders are rising to power in the US and Europe on a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment. They’ve called these migrants a lot of undue names, but they neglect one of the most accurate: victims of climate change.

SOURCES
[i] Politico.Eu.Viktor Orbán: Hungary doesn’t want ‘Muslim invaders’. Jan. 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.eu/article/viktor-orban-hungary-doesnt-want-muslim-invaders/
[ii] TheNews.PL. Terrorism linked to migration: Polish president. Sep. 9th. 2017. http://thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/325885,Terrorism-linked-to-migration-Polish-president
[iii] TheHill.com.Report: Trump suggested Haitian immigrants to US ‘all have AIDS’. Dec. 23rd. 2017.  http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/366304-report-trump-suggested-haitian-immigrants-to-us-all-have-aids
[iv] Internal-Displacement.org. Key findings Disaster-related displacement risk: Measuring the risk and addressing its drivers. http://www.internal-displacement.org/assets/library/Media/201503-SendaiReport/Meta-Analysis-Key-findings-English2.pdf
[v] NYTimes.com. Resettling the First American ‘Climate Refugees’. May. 3rd. 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/03/us/resettling-the-first-american-climate-refugees.html

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Mercer & the Museum of Natural History

Rebekah Mercer’s foundation may have given $4 million to the American Museum of Natural History, but over 200 climate scientists are demanding she step down from the Museum’s board.

SOURCES:
[i] NYTimes.com. Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum. Jan 25th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/climate/rebekah-mercer-natural-history-museum.html?login=email&auth=login-email
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] DeSmog Blog. How Donald Trump Kingmaker-Billionaires Robert and Rebekah Mercer Have Poured Millions Into Climate Science Denial. Jan 12, 2017. https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/01/12/trump-kingmaker-billionaires-robert-rebekah-mercer-pouring-millions-climate-science-denial
[iv] NYTimes.com. Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum. Jan 25th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/climate/rebekah-mercer-natural-history-museum.html?login=email&auth=login-email
[v] NewYorker.com. Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency. Mar. 27th. 2017. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency
[vi] Press Release. 200 Top Scientists Urge American Museum of Natural History to Kick Climate Denial Funder Rebekah Mercer off its Board. Jan 26th. 2018. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aFKocbQgxYTXPloaARAN-AcWizLL06n0kcZhJuABQd0/edit?usp=sharing
[vii] NYTimes.com. Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum. Jan 25th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/climate/rebekah-mercer-natural-history-museum.html?login=email&auth=login-email

Mercer & the Museum of Natural History

Rebekah Mercer’s foundation may have given $4 million to the American Museum of Natural History, but over 200 climate scientists are demanding she step down from the Museum’s board.

SOURCES:
[i] NYTimes.com. Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum. Jan 25th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/climate/rebekah-mercer-natural-history-museum.html?login=email&auth=login-email
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] DeSmog Blog. How Donald Trump Kingmaker-Billionaires Robert and Rebekah Mercer Have Poured Millions Into Climate Science Denial. Jan 12, 2017. https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/01/12/trump-kingmaker-billionaires-robert-rebekah-mercer-pouring-millions-climate-science-denial
[iv] NYTimes.com. Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum. Jan 25th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/climate/rebekah-mercer-natural-history-museum.html?login=email&auth=login-email
[v] NewYorker.com. Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency. Mar. 27th. 2017. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency
[vi] Press Release. 200 Top Scientists Urge American Museum of Natural History to Kick Climate Denial Funder Rebekah Mercer off its Board. Jan 26th. 2018. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aFKocbQgxYTXPloaARAN-AcWizLL06n0kcZhJuABQd0/edit?usp=sharing
[vii] NYTimes.com. Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum. Jan 25th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/climate/rebekah-mercer-natural-history-museum.html?login=email&auth=login-email

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Trump’s Solar Trade War

President Donald Trump slapped a huge tax on foreign made solar panels. He claims it will create jobs but it won’t. Instead it could stop the thriving American solar industry in its tracks.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.seia.org/news/presidents-decision-solar-tariffs-loss-america
[ii] https://www.seia.org/news/seia-opposes-section-201-petition
[iii] https://www.seia.org/blog/solar-installer-fastest-growing-job-america
[iv] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-china-is-dominating-the-solar-industry/
[v]https://www.seia.org/sites/default/files/2017-09/Profiles%20in%20Manufacturing_09-07-17.compressed.pdf
[vi] https://www.seia.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/SEIA-USTR-Testimony-Packaged-Full.pdf
[vii] https://www.seia.org/blog/solar-installer-fastest-growing-job-america
[viii] https://www.seia.org/news/presidents-decision-solar-tariffs-loss-america
[ix] https://www.eenews.net/assets/2017/10/02/document_gw_02.pdf
[x] https://www.seia.org/research-resources/seia-prehearing-remedy-brief
[xi]Ibid.

Trump’s Solar Trade War

President Donald Trump slapped a huge tax on foreign made solar panels. He claims it will create jobs but it won’t. Instead it could stop the thriving American solar industry in its tracks.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.seia.org/news/presidents-decision-solar-tariffs-loss-america
[ii] https://www.seia.org/news/seia-opposes-section-201-petition
[iii] https://www.seia.org/blog/solar-installer-fastest-growing-job-america
[iv] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-china-is-dominating-the-solar-industry/
[v]https://www.seia.org/sites/default/files/2017-09/Profiles%20in%20Manufacturing_09-07-17.compressed.pdf
[vi] https://www.seia.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/SEIA-USTR-Testimony-Packaged-Full.pdf
[vii] https://www.seia.org/blog/solar-installer-fastest-growing-job-america
[viii] https://www.seia.org/news/presidents-decision-solar-tariffs-loss-america
[ix] https://www.eenews.net/assets/2017/10/02/document_gw_02.pdf
[x] https://www.seia.org/research-resources/seia-prehearing-remedy-brief
[xi]Ibid.

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#ClimateFacts: Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa is about to become the first major city in the world to run out of water. This #ClimateFacts video explains what that’s going to be like.

SOURCES:
[i] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/
[ii] ABCNews.go.com. Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April’s ‘day zero’. Jan 17th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/International/drought-stricken-cape-town-south-africa-run-water/story?id=52402170
[iii] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/
[iv] Ibid
[v] Ibid
[vi] ABCNews.go.com. Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April’s ‘day zero’. Jan 17th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/International/drought-stricken-cape-town-south-africa-run-water/story?id=52402170
[vii] Water.USGS.Gov.Water Questions & Answers How much water does the average person use at home per day? Dec 2nd. 2016. https://water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-home-percapita.html
[viii] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/

#ClimateFacts: Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa is about to become the first major city in the world to run out of water. This #ClimateFacts video explains what that’s going to be like.

SOURCES:
[i] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/
[ii] ABCNews.go.com. Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April’s ‘day zero’. Jan 17th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/International/drought-stricken-cape-town-south-africa-run-water/story?id=52402170
[iii] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/
[iv] Ibid
[v] Ibid
[vi] ABCNews.go.com. Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April’s ‘day zero’. Jan 17th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/International/drought-stricken-cape-town-south-africa-run-water/story?id=52402170
[vii] Water.USGS.Gov.Water Questions & Answers How much water does the average person use at home per day? Dec 2nd. 2016. https://water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-home-percapita.html
[viii] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Norway Charges Ahead

Norway is charging ahead of the United States with its EV policy, and is on track to phase out all diesel and gas cars by 2025. What’s holding America back?

SOURCES
[i] NYTimes.com. In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models. Jan 4th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-hybrid-cars.html
[ii] QZ.com. Ladies and gentlemen, the winners and losers of the electric car race (so far). Oct 22nd. 2018. https://qz.com/1102552/ladies-and-gentlemen-the-winners-and-losers-of-the-electric-car-race-so-far/
[iii] NYTimes.com. In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models. Jan 4th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-hybrid-cars.html
[iv] NPR.org. Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies). Mar 11th. 2014. https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2014/03/11/288611696/norway-takes-the-lead-in-electric-cars-with-generous-subsidies
[v] Info.Nobil.No. The Norwegian Charging Station Database for Electromobility. http://info.nobil.no/images/downloads/nobilbrosjyre.pdf
[vi] NBCNews.com. These Countries Want to Ban All Vehicles That Run on Gas or Diesel. Jul 10th. 2017. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/these-countries-want-ban-all-vehicles-run-gas-or-diesel-n781431

#WeCanSolveThis: Norway Charges Ahead

Norway is charging ahead of the United States with its EV policy, and is on track to phase out all diesel and gas cars by 2025. What’s holding America back?

SOURCES
[i] NYTimes.com. In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models. Jan 4th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-hybrid-cars.html
[ii] QZ.com. Ladies and gentlemen, the winners and losers of the electric car race (so far). Oct 22nd. 2018. https://qz.com/1102552/ladies-and-gentlemen-the-winners-and-losers-of-the-electric-car-race-so-far/
[iii] NYTimes.com. In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models. Jan 4th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/business/energy-environment/norway-electric-hybrid-cars.html
[iv] NPR.org. Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies). Mar 11th. 2014. https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2014/03/11/288611696/norway-takes-the-lead-in-electric-cars-with-generous-subsidies
[v] Info.Nobil.No. The Norwegian Charging Station Database for Electromobility. http://info.nobil.no/images/downloads/nobilbrosjyre.pdf
[vi] NBCNews.com. These Countries Want to Ban All Vehicles That Run on Gas or Diesel. Jul 10th. 2017. https://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/these-countries-want-ban-all-vehicles-run-gas-or-diesel-n781431

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Road to Elephant Extinction

Fiesta Warinwa from the African Wildlife Foundation explains to Aasif Mandvi how climate change is killing off some of Africa’s great animals, like elephants.

Road to Elephant Extinction

Fiesta Warinwa from the African Wildlife Foundation explains to Aasif Mandvi how climate change is killing off some of Africa’s great animals, like elephants.

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#WeCanSolveThis: SolarPuff

Designer Alice Min Soo Chun was inspired by origami to create a solar lantern that could be folded flat. Her invention, the SolarPuff, has already helped bring light to people around the world, from earthquake victims in Haiti to refugees from Syria. Now, it’s helping the many people in Puerto Rico who are still living without power after Hurricane Maria. SolarPuff offers a buy-one-give-one model, so you can get your own solar light to use yourself, and at the same time donate a light to someone in need. Or just donate.

#WeCanSolveThis: SolarPuff

Designer Alice Min Soo Chun was inspired by origami to create a solar lantern that could be folded flat. Her invention, the SolarPuff, has already helped bring light to people around the world, from earthquake victims in Haiti to refugees from Syria. Now, it’s helping the many people in Puerto Rico who are still living without power after Hurricane Maria. SolarPuff offers a buy-one-give-one model, so you can get your own solar light to use yourself, and at the same time donate a light to someone in need. Or just donate.

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#ClimateFacts: Bridge to Nowhere

How does so-called clean natural gas shape up against coal? The answer might surprise you.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/extractive_industries/2017/natural_gas_and_climate_change_anderson_broderick_october2017.pdf
[ii] https://www.uniongas.com/about-us/about-natural-gas/Chemical-Composition-of-Natural-Gas
[iii] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/#
[iv] Years of Living Dangerously, Season One, Episode 106
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] USA Today. Scott Pruitt on a mission to change the climate of the EPA. 11/26/17. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/26/scott-pruitt-mission-change-culture-epa/889633001/

#ClimateFacts: Bridge to Nowhere

How does so-called clean natural gas shape up against coal? The answer might surprise you.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/extractive_industries/2017/natural_gas_and_climate_change_anderson_broderick_october2017.pdf
[ii] https://www.uniongas.com/about-us/about-natural-gas/Chemical-Composition-of-Natural-Gas
[iii] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/#
[iv] Years of Living Dangerously, Season One, Episode 106
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] USA Today. Scott Pruitt on a mission to change the climate of the EPA. 11/26/17. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/26/scott-pruitt-mission-change-culture-epa/889633001/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Sustainable Stadiums

The there may be some fierce rivalries in the NFL, but these football teams are united in their mission for sustainable stadiums.

SOURCES:
[i] News.Gallup.com. Football Still Americans’ Favorite Sport to Watch. Jan 4th. 2018. http://news.gallup.com/poll/224864/football-americans-favorite-sport-watch.aspx
[ii] Vikings.com. U.S. Bank Stadium Achieves LEED Certification. Nov 20. 2017. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/US-Bank-Stadium-Achieves-LEED-Certification/8e28b697-f7df-497a-9bf9-7f8e7675193e
[iii] Energy.Gov. 5 NFL Football Stadiums Score Big on Efficiency. Sep 11th. 2017.
https://energy.gov/eere/articles/5-nfl-football-stadiums-score-big-efficiency

#WeCanSolveThis: Sustainable Stadiums

The there may be some fierce rivalries in the NFL, but these football teams are united in their mission for sustainable stadiums.

SOURCES:
[i] News.Gallup.com. Football Still Americans’ Favorite Sport to Watch. Jan 4th. 2018. http://news.gallup.com/poll/224864/football-americans-favorite-sport-watch.aspx
[ii] Vikings.com. U.S. Bank Stadium Achieves LEED Certification. Nov 20. 2017. http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/US-Bank-Stadium-Achieves-LEED-Certification/8e28b697-f7df-497a-9bf9-7f8e7675193e
[iii] Energy.Gov. 5 NFL Football Stadiums Score Big on Efficiency. Sep 11th. 2017.
https://energy.gov/eere/articles/5-nfl-football-stadiums-score-big-efficiency

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#WeCanSolveThis: Big Apple vs. Big Oil

The Big Apple is taking on Big Oil, holding fossil fuel companies accountable for the billions New York City will have to spend to fight climate change. Do you think other cities will get on board?

SOURCES:
[i] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NYTimes.com. In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’. Jan 7th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/new-york-city-flood-maps-fema.html
[iv] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[va] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/
[vb]OnlineLibrary.Wiley.com. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Executive Summary. Jan 2015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.12591/full
[vc] PNAS.org.Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE. Mar 3rd. 2017. http://www.pnas.org/content/114/45/11861.abstract
[via] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. Half of Modern Global Warming Caused by 90 Companies, New Study Concludes. Sep 7th. 2017. http://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/09/07/global-warming-fossil-fuel-companies-study-ucs/
[vib] SpringerLink.com. The rise in global atmospheric CO2, surface temperature, and sea level from emissions traced to major carbon producers. Sep 7th. 2017.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-1978-0
[vic] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[vii] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[viii] SFCityAttorney.org. Complaint for Public Nuisance. Sep 19th. 2017. https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-09-19-File-Stamped-Complaint-for-Public-Nuisance.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: Big Apple vs. Big Oil

The Big Apple is taking on Big Oil, holding fossil fuel companies accountable for the billions New York City will have to spend to fight climate change. Do you think other cities will get on board?

SOURCES:
[i] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NYTimes.com. In New York, Drawing Flood Maps Is a ‘Game of Inches’. Jan 7th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/07/nyregion/new-york-city-flood-maps-fema.html
[iv] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/;
[va] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. New York City Files Climate Lawsuit Against Five Biggest Oil Companies. Jan 10th. 2018. https://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2018/01/10/new-york-city-climate-lawsuit-liability-bill-de-blasio/
[vb]OnlineLibrary.Wiley.com. New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 Report Executive Summary. Jan 2015. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.12591/full
[vc] PNAS.org.Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE. Mar 3rd. 2017. http://www.pnas.org/content/114/45/11861.abstract
[via] ClimateLiabilityNews.org. Half of Modern Global Warming Caused by 90 Companies, New Study Concludes. Sep 7th. 2017. http://www.climateliabilitynews.org/2017/09/07/global-warming-fossil-fuel-companies-study-ucs/
[vib] SpringerLink.com. The rise in global atmospheric CO2, surface temperature, and sea level from emissions traced to major carbon producers. Sep 7th. 2017.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-1978-0
[vic] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[vii] UCSUSA.org. The Climate Accountability
Scorecard. Oct 2016. https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2016/10/climate-accountability-scorecard-full-report.pdf
[viii] SFCityAttorney.org. Complaint for Public Nuisance. Sep 19th. 2017. https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-09-19-File-Stamped-Complaint-for-Public-Nuisance.pdf

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#ClimateFacts: California Mudslides

California’s devastating mudslides have killed at least 15 with dozens still missing. Our #ClimateFacts video explains how the state’s climate fueled wildfires set the stage for this ongoing disaster.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “Southern California Mudslides: Death Toll Rises to 15, With Dozens More Missing” Jan. 10, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/us/montecito-mudslides-california.html
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] The Verge. “How California’s record wildfire season paved the way for catastrophic mudslides” Jan 9, 2018. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16870848/mudslides-montecito-santa-barbara-county-california-record-wildfire-season-science-rain
[v] Ibid
[vi] Arizona Cooperative Extension. “Soil Erosion Control after Wildfire.” Tom DeGomez.
https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1293.pdf
[vii] Ibid

#ClimateFacts: California Mudslides

California’s devastating mudslides have killed at least 15 with dozens still missing. Our #ClimateFacts video explains how the state’s climate fueled wildfires set the stage for this ongoing disaster.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “Southern California Mudslides: Death Toll Rises to 15, With Dozens More Missing” Jan. 10, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/us/montecito-mudslides-california.html
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] The Verge. “How California’s record wildfire season paved the way for catastrophic mudslides” Jan 9, 2018. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16870848/mudslides-montecito-santa-barbara-county-california-record-wildfire-season-science-rain
[v] Ibid
[vi] Arizona Cooperative Extension. “Soil Erosion Control after Wildfire.” Tom DeGomez.
https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1293.pdf
[vii] Ibid

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#WeCanSolveThis: Bye Bye Coal Bailout

President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have been trying to engineer a multi-billion dollar bailout for big coal. But that plan just hit a major roadblock, and that’s welcome news for the climate.

SOURCES:
[i] The Atlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/
[ii] Nasdaq.com Coal Industry Outlook – October 2017. Oct 2nd. 2017. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/coal-industry-outlook-october-2017-cm854294
[iii] Ibid
[iv] RTOInsider.com ICF Analysis: DOE NOPR Cost Could near $4B/Year. Oct 4th. 2017. https://www.rtoinsider.com/icf-doe-nopr-76642/
[v] Politico.com. Energy regulator rejects Perry’s plan to boost coal. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/08/rick-perry-energy-coal-nuclear-269263
[vi] Energy.gov. Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule. Jan 8th. 2018. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/09/f37/Notice%20of%20Proposed%20Rulemaking%20.pdf
[vii] Bloomberg.com. Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-08/perry-plan-to-help-coal-nuclear-plants-rejected-by-regulators
[viii] FERC.gov.FERC Initiates New Proceeding on Grid Resilience, Terminates DOE NOPR Proceeding Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2018/2018-1/01-08-18.asp#.WlUd3JM-dE4

#WeCanSolveThis: Bye Bye Coal Bailout

President Donald Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have been trying to engineer a multi-billion dollar bailout for big coal. But that plan just hit a major roadblock, and that’s welcome news for the climate.

SOURCES:
[i] The Atlantic.com. Trump’s Coal Bailout Is Dead. Jan 9th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/trumps-coal-bailout-is-dead/550037/
[ii] Nasdaq.com Coal Industry Outlook – October 2017. Oct 2nd. 2017. http://www.nasdaq.com/article/coal-industry-outlook-october-2017-cm854294
[iii] Ibid
[iv] RTOInsider.com ICF Analysis: DOE NOPR Cost Could near $4B/Year. Oct 4th. 2017. https://www.rtoinsider.com/icf-doe-nopr-76642/
[v] Politico.com. Energy regulator rejects Perry’s plan to boost coal. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/08/rick-perry-energy-coal-nuclear-269263
[vi] Energy.gov. Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule. Jan 8th. 2018. https://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2017/09/f37/Notice%20of%20Proposed%20Rulemaking%20.pdf
[vii] Bloomberg.com. Regulators Reject Perry’s Plan to Help Coal and Nuclear Plants. Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-08/perry-plan-to-help-coal-nuclear-plants-rejected-by-regulators
[viii] FERC.gov.FERC Initiates New Proceeding on Grid Resilience, Terminates DOE NOPR Proceeding Jan 8th. 2018. https://www.ferc.gov/media/news-releases/2018/2018-1/01-08-18.asp#.WlUd3JM-dE4

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#ClimateFacts: Who Will Be Hit the Hardest? Some changes are not yet saved.

How bad will climate change get? It depend where you live. Everyone in the U.S. will be affected by climate change, but in different ways.

CLIMATE CHANGE: IT’S NOT VERY FAIR, IS IT?

SOURCES:
[i] Hsiang et al. Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States. Science 356, 1362–1369 (2017) 30 June 2017 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1362.full
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Who Will Be Hit the Hardest? Some changes are not yet saved.

How bad will climate change get? It depend where you live. Everyone in the U.S. will be affected by climate change, but in different ways.

CLIMATE CHANGE: IT’S NOT VERY FAIR, IS IT?

SOURCES:
[i] Hsiang et al. Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States. Science 356, 1362–1369 (2017) 30 June 2017 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1362.full
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Massachusetts Carbon Tax

Massachusetts could be the first state in the U.S. to implement a tax (or fee) on carbon pollution. Here’s how the state could benefit from being a leader in the fight against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of a Carbon Fee-and-Rebate Bill in Massachusetts.” April 27, 2017. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Study-Carbon-Pricing-and-Public-Health.pdf
[ii] WBUR.org. “A ‘Tax’ Or ‘The Cost Of Pollution’? Mass. Debates Surcharge On Fossil Fuel.” September 19, 2017.
http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/09/19/massachusetts-surcharge-fossil-fuels
[iii] Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. ”Analysis of Carbon Pricing as a Mechanism to Reduce GHG Emissions in Massachusetts.” December 2014. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DOER-Carbon-Pricing-study-4-pager-071415.pdf

#WeCanSolveThis: Massachusetts Carbon Tax

Massachusetts could be the first state in the U.S. to implement a tax (or fee) on carbon pollution. Here’s how the state could benefit from being a leader in the fight against climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “Air Quality and Health Co-Benefits of a Carbon Fee-and-Rebate Bill in Massachusetts.” April 27, 2017. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Study-Carbon-Pricing-and-Public-Health.pdf
[ii] WBUR.org. “A ‘Tax’ Or ‘The Cost Of Pollution’? Mass. Debates Surcharge On Fossil Fuel.” September 19, 2017.
http://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2017/09/19/massachusetts-surcharge-fossil-fuels
[iii] Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. ”Analysis of Carbon Pricing as a Mechanism to Reduce GHG Emissions in Massachusetts.” December 2014. https://1jf7652uqh8csljrqst8yp9l-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/DOER-Carbon-Pricing-study-4-pager-071415.pdf

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Trump’s Offshore Drilling Announcement

President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have announced plans to open up nearly all US waters to offshore drilling, raising widespread opposition on both sides of the aisle. What do you think?

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Huffington Post. Trump Administration Proposes Massive Expansion Of Offshore Drilling Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-turmp-offshore-oil_us_5a2fe66ae4b078950283bee3
[iv]The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[v] The Washington Post. “Trump administration plans to allow drilling off all U.S. Waters” Jan. 4th 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/01/04/trump-administration-plans-to-allow-drilling-off-all-u-s-waters/?hpid=hp_no-name_no-name%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&tidr=a_breakingnews&utm_term=.ab0baa253c37
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] Ibid

Trump’s Offshore Drilling Announcement

President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke have announced plans to open up nearly all US waters to offshore drilling, raising widespread opposition on both sides of the aisle. What do you think?

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Huffington Post. Trump Administration Proposes Massive Expansion Of Offshore Drilling Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-turmp-offshore-oil_us_5a2fe66ae4b078950283bee3
[iv]The New York Times. “ Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling.” Jan. 4, 2018.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/climate/trump-offshore-drilling.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=66316222&pgtype=Homepage&_r=0
[v] The Washington Post. “Trump administration plans to allow drilling off all U.S. Waters” Jan. 4th 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/01/04/trump-administration-plans-to-allow-drilling-off-all-u-s-waters/?hpid=hp_no-name_no-name%3Apage%2Fbreaking-news-bar&tidr=a_breakingnews&utm_term=.ab0baa253c37
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] Ibid

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#WeCanSolveThis: 100% Renewable Cities

Did you know that a growing number of American cities are powered by 100 percent renewable energy? This video, part of a new series in partnership with Climate Reality, shows that the country is becoming greener, cleaner, and more sustainable.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[ii] https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/blog/RF100-Case-Studies-Report-2017.pdf
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[iv] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100
[va] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[vb] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[vi] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100

#WeCanSolveThis: 100% Renewable Cities

Did you know that a growing number of American cities are powered by 100 percent renewable energy? This video, part of a new series in partnership with Climate Reality, shows that the country is becoming greener, cleaner, and more sustainable.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[ii] https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/blog/RF100-Case-Studies-Report-2017.pdf
[iii] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[iv] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100
[va] https://www.triplepundit.com/2015/02/burlington-vermont-runs-100-renewable-energy/
[vb] https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/04/las-vegas-city-buildings-go-100-renewable/
[vi] http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100/cities-ready-for-100

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#ClimateFacts: It’s Cold Outside

A bomb cyclone blizzard in 2018 capping off two frigid weeks on the east coast left many wondering: How can the globe be warming if it’s so cold? Our latest #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCES:
[i] United States Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2147.html
[ii] Vox,Trump thinks climate change isn’t real because it’s cold out. This map proves him wrong, Dec 29, 2017
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/28/16827022/climate-change-cold-arctic-snap-us-canada-jet-stream
[iii] Weather Underground, New Year’s Freeze-Out: It Can Still Get Cold, Even in a Warming Climate, Dec 29, 2017
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/new-years-freeze-out-it-can-still-get-cold-even-warming-climate
[iv] Ibid
[v] Reuters, 2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report, Jan, 4th 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures/2017-was-second-hottest-year-on-record-after-sizzling-2016-report-idUSKBN1ET1JF
[vi] NASA, NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally, Jan. 18, 2017
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-noaa-data-show-2016-warmest-year-on-record-globally

#ClimateFacts: It’s Cold Outside

A bomb cyclone blizzard in 2018 capping off two frigid weeks on the east coast left many wondering: How can the globe be warming if it’s so cold? Our latest #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCES:
[i] United States Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2147.html
[ii] Vox,Trump thinks climate change isn’t real because it’s cold out. This map proves him wrong, Dec 29, 2017
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/28/16827022/climate-change-cold-arctic-snap-us-canada-jet-stream
[iii] Weather Underground, New Year’s Freeze-Out: It Can Still Get Cold, Even in a Warming Climate, Dec 29, 2017
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/new-years-freeze-out-it-can-still-get-cold-even-warming-climate
[iv] Ibid
[v] Reuters, 2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report, Jan, 4th 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures/2017-was-second-hottest-year-on-record-after-sizzling-2016-report-idUSKBN1ET1JF
[vi] NASA, NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally, Jan. 18, 2017
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-noaa-data-show-2016-warmest-year-on-record-globally

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Jack Black: Saving Miami

Miami may not look like a city on the verge of disaster, but rising seas and political roadblocks are turning this glistening coastal paradise into the next Atlantis.

Jack Black: Saving Miami

Miami may not look like a city on the verge of disaster, but rising seas and political roadblocks are turning this glistening coastal paradise into the next Atlantis.

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#ClimateFacts: Unhealthy Climate

Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.

SOURCES:
[i] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32464-9
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NationalGeographic.com. By 2100, Deadly Heat May Threaten Majority of Humankind. June 19, 2017. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/heatwaves-climate-change-global-warming/
[iv] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] The Washington Post. Wheat, one of the world’s most important crops, is being threatened by climate change. Sept. 12, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/12/climate-change-is-really-bad-for-wheat-which-is-really-bad-for-us/?utm_term=.682ce0d6abb4
[vii] International Rice Research Institute. Rice and Climate Change. http://irri.org/news/hot-topics/rice-and-climate-change
[viii] Politico. The great nutrient collapse. September 13, 2017 http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[ix] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
[x] The Lancet. The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. October 19, 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32345-0
[xi] The Lancet. Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change. May 16, 2009
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60935-1

#ClimateFacts: Unhealthy Climate

Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.

SOURCES:
[i] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32464-9
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NationalGeographic.com. By 2100, Deadly Heat May Threaten Majority of Humankind. June 19, 2017. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/heatwaves-climate-change-global-warming/
[iv] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] The Washington Post. Wheat, one of the world’s most important crops, is being threatened by climate change. Sept. 12, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/12/climate-change-is-really-bad-for-wheat-which-is-really-bad-for-us/?utm_term=.682ce0d6abb4
[vii] International Rice Research Institute. Rice and Climate Change. http://irri.org/news/hot-topics/rice-and-climate-change
[viii] Politico. The great nutrient collapse. September 13, 2017 http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[ix] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
[x] The Lancet. The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. October 19, 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32345-0
[xi] The Lancet. Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change. May 16, 2009
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60935-1

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#WeCanSolveThis: China’s Carbon Market

In December of 2017, China announced plans to roll out the largest carbon market in the world. Here’s a look at how it’s going to lower carbon pollution across the board.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions. Dec 19, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2D4AnXx
[ii ] Quartz. The complete guide to the world’s largest carbon market that just launched in China. Dec 19, 2017 https://qz.com/1159667/china-is-launching-the-worlds-largest-carbon-market/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

#WeCanSolveThis: China’s Carbon Market

In December of 2017, China announced plans to roll out the largest carbon market in the world. Here’s a look at how it’s going to lower carbon pollution across the board.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions. Dec 19, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2D4AnXx
[ii ] Quartz. The complete guide to the world’s largest carbon market that just launched in China. Dec 19, 2017 https://qz.com/1159667/china-is-launching-the-worlds-largest-carbon-market/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Indigenous Protectors

One of the most effective ways to protect the world’s forests is by supporting the people who have been protecting them for generations. If we want to solve climate change, we have to support the land rights of indigenous peoples.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/guatemalas-maya-biosphere-reserve-shows-how-forest-communities-can-fight-deforestation.html
[ii] http://www.cifor.org/library/3461/community-managed-forests-and-forest-protected-areas-an-assessment-of-their-conservation-effectiveness-across-the-tropics/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/publication/securing-rights-combating-climate-change
[iv] http://www.prisma.org.sv/uploads/media/ACOFOP-PRISMA-ControlAndPrevetion-Forest-Fire.pdf
[v] http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-new-species-discover-rainforest-south-america-deforestation-jungle-a7921641.html
[vi] https://phys.org/news/2015-04-amazon-rainforest-losses-impact-climate.html

#WeCanSolveThis: Indigenous Protectors

One of the most effective ways to protect the world’s forests is by supporting the people who have been protecting them for generations. If we want to solve climate change, we have to support the land rights of indigenous peoples.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/guatemalas-maya-biosphere-reserve-shows-how-forest-communities-can-fight-deforestation.html
[ii] http://www.cifor.org/library/3461/community-managed-forests-and-forest-protected-areas-an-assessment-of-their-conservation-effectiveness-across-the-tropics/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/publication/securing-rights-combating-climate-change
[iv] http://www.prisma.org.sv/uploads/media/ACOFOP-PRISMA-ControlAndPrevetion-Forest-Fire.pdf
[v] http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/amazon-new-species-discover-rainforest-south-america-deforestation-jungle-a7921641.html
[vi] https://phys.org/news/2015-04-amazon-rainforest-losses-impact-climate.html

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Climate Change: National Security Threat?

President Donald J. Trump has announced a new national security strategy for the United States, removing climate change from the list of global threats. Maybe he should have consulted with the U.S. Military first?

SOURCES:
[i] Propublica, Trump’s Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security Challenge. Mar 14, 2017. https://www.propublica.org/article/trumps-defense-secretary-cites-climate-change-national-security-challenge
[iia] Congressional Record, 115th Congress, 1st Session Issue: Vol. 163, No. 177. Nov 1, 2017.
https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/11/1/house-section/article/H8374-1
[iib] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July 1, 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[iii] Climate Security Consensus Project, Statement, Sept 2016. https://climateandsecurity.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/climate-and-security-consensus-project-statement-2016_09.pdf
[iv] U.S. Department of Defense. Quadrennial Defense Review 2014. Mar 4, 2014. https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/features/defenseReviews/QDR/2014_Quadrennial_Defense_Review.pdf
[v] Washington Post. Drought helped cause Syria’s war. Will climate change bring more like it? Sept 10, 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/09/10/drought-helped-caused-syrias-war-will-climate-change-bring-more-like-it/?utm_term=.7cdbbb7a06aa
[vi] Inside Climate News. Rising Seas Are Flooding Virginia’s Naval Base, and There’s No Plan to Fix It. Oct 25, 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10252017/military-norfolk-naval-base-flooding-climate-change-sea-level-global-warming-virginia
[vii] Time. A Melting Arctic Could Spark a New Cold War. May 12, 2017. http://time.com/4773238/russia-cold-war-united-states-artic-donald-trump-barack-obama-vladimir-putin/

Climate Change: National Security Threat?

President Donald J. Trump has announced a new national security strategy for the United States, removing climate change from the list of global threats. Maybe he should have consulted with the U.S. Military first?

SOURCES:
[i] Propublica, Trump’s Defense Secretary Cites Climate Change as National Security Challenge. Mar 14, 2017. https://www.propublica.org/article/trumps-defense-secretary-cites-climate-change-national-security-challenge
[iia] Congressional Record, 115th Congress, 1st Session Issue: Vol. 163, No. 177. Nov 1, 2017.
https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2017/11/1/house-section/article/H8374-1
[iib] Stars and Stripes. Trump Differ on Climate Change. July 1, 2017.
http://slite.dma.mil/issues/july2017/20170701.pdf
[iii] Climate Security Consensus Project, Statement, Sept 2016. https://climateandsecurity.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/climate-and-security-consensus-project-statement-2016_09.pdf
[iv] U.S. Department of Defense. Quadrennial Defense Review 2014. Mar 4, 2014. https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/features/defenseReviews/QDR/2014_Quadrennial_Defense_Review.pdf
[v] Washington Post. Drought helped cause Syria’s war. Will climate change bring more like it? Sept 10, 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/09/10/drought-helped-caused-syrias-war-will-climate-change-bring-more-like-it/?utm_term=.7cdbbb7a06aa
[vi] Inside Climate News. Rising Seas Are Flooding Virginia’s Naval Base, and There’s No Plan to Fix It. Oct 25, 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10252017/military-norfolk-naval-base-flooding-climate-change-sea-level-global-warming-virginia
[vii] Time. A Melting Arctic Could Spark a New Cold War. May 12, 2017. http://time.com/4773238/russia-cold-war-united-states-artic-donald-trump-barack-obama-vladimir-putin/

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#WeCanSolveThis: The World Bank Backs Off Oil

The World Bank will stop funding nearly all new oil and gas development, firmly acknowledging that the fight against poverty and the fight against climate change are one and the same. 

SOURCES:
[i] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736
[ii] Oil Change International, World Bank Steals Show at One Planet Summit by Phasing Out Upstream Oil and Gas Finance 12/12/17 http://priceofoil.org/2017/12/12/reaction-world-bank-upstream-oil-gas-finance/
[iii] World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/en/about
[iv]The Guardian, Climate change could drive 122m more people into extreme poverty by 2030, 10/17/16
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/oct/17/climate-change-could-drive-122m-more-people-into-extreme-poverty-by-2030-un-united-nations-report
[v] The Guardian, Leave fossil fuels buried to prevent climate change, study urges, 01/07/15 ]https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/07/much-worlds-fossil-fuel-reserve-must-stay-buried-prevent-climate-change-study-says
[vi] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736

#WeCanSolveThis: The World Bank Backs Off Oil

The World Bank will stop funding nearly all new oil and gas development, firmly acknowledging that the fight against poverty and the fight against climate change are one and the same. 

SOURCES:
[i] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736
[ii] Oil Change International, World Bank Steals Show at One Planet Summit by Phasing Out Upstream Oil and Gas Finance 12/12/17 http://priceofoil.org/2017/12/12/reaction-world-bank-upstream-oil-gas-finance/
[iii] World Bank http://www.worldbank.org/en/about
[iv]The Guardian, Climate change could drive 122m more people into extreme poverty by 2030, 10/17/16
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/oct/17/climate-change-could-drive-122m-more-people-into-extreme-poverty-by-2030-un-united-nations-report
[v] The Guardian, Leave fossil fuels buried to prevent climate change, study urges, 01/07/15 ]https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/07/much-worlds-fossil-fuel-reserve-must-stay-buried-prevent-climate-change-study-says
[vi] Devex, World Bank to quit upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, 12/12/17 https://www.devex.com/news/world-bank-to-quit-upstream-oil-and-gas-projects-after-2019-91736

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War on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Congress is trying to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to pay for America’s latest round of tax cuts. But their math doesn’t add up, leaving the taxpayer short over $950 million, and one irreplaceable wilderness.

SOURCES:
[i] The Hill. GOP on verge of opening Arctic refuge to drilling 12/03/17 http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/362881-gop-on-verge-of-opening-arctic-refuge-to-drilling
[ii] The Washington Examiner. Murkowski confident Arctic drilling can raise $1 billion 11/02/17 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/daily-on-energy-murkowski-confident-arctic-drilling-can-raise-1-billion/article/2176964
[iii] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/

[iv] Bureau of Land Management. BLM Offers Largest Number of Tracts Ever for Oil and Gas Lease Sale Within the NPR-A https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-offers-largest-number-tracts-ever-oil-gas-lease-sale-within-npr
[v] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/
[vi] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[vii]Slate. I Want My Oil Yesterday! Why It Takes So Long to Drill in Alaska 11/10/05
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2005/11/i_want_my_oil_yesterday.html
[viii] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[ix] Ibid

War on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Congress is trying to sell off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to pay for America’s latest round of tax cuts. But their math doesn’t add up, leaving the taxpayer short over $950 million, and one irreplaceable wilderness.

SOURCES:
[i] The Hill. GOP on verge of opening Arctic refuge to drilling 12/03/17 http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/362881-gop-on-verge-of-opening-arctic-refuge-to-drilling
[ii] The Washington Examiner. Murkowski confident Arctic drilling can raise $1 billion 11/02/17 http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/daily-on-energy-murkowski-confident-arctic-drilling-can-raise-1-billion/article/2176964
[iii] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/

[iv] Bureau of Land Management. BLM Offers Largest Number of Tracts Ever for Oil and Gas Lease Sale Within the NPR-A https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-offers-largest-number-tracts-ever-oil-gas-lease-sale-within-npr
[v] Anchorage Daily News. Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale 12/07/17 https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/
[vi] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[vii]Slate. I Want My Oil Yesterday! Why It Takes So Long to Drill in Alaska 11/10/05
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2005/11/i_want_my_oil_yesterday.html
[viii] Center for American Progress. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 101. 10/10/2017 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/10/10/440559/arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-101/
[ix] Ibid

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President Donald Trump just eliminated 2 million acres of protected federal lands from Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Is that even legal?

President Donald Trump just eliminated 2 million acres of protected federal lands from Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Is that even legal?

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ALEC

Is renewable energy being held down where you live? It might be because fossil fuel companies are literally writing the laws, with help from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

SOURCES:
[i] Center for Media and Democracy. ALEC Exposed. https://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/What_is_ALEC%3F
[ii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/
[iiia] The New York Times. Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists. July 8, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2tUYma2
[iiib] Center for American Progress. The Latest Threat to Electric Cars. March 31, 2017. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/03/31/429641/latest-threat-electric-cars/
[iv] Bloomberg. Koch-Funded Group Prods Trump’s EPA to Say Climate Change Not a Risk. November 15, 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-15/coal-funded-alec-prods-trump-to-say-climate-change-not-a-risk
[v] The Natural Resources Defense Council. EPA’s Endangerment Finding: The Legal And Scientific Foundation For Climate Action. May 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/epa-endangerment-finding-fs.pdf
[vi] Scientific American. One Big Legal Obstacle Keeps Trump from Undoing Greenhouse Gas Regulation. April 26, 2017. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/one-big-legal-obstacle-keeps-trump-from-undoing-greenhouse-gas-regulation/
[vii] Center for Media and Democracy. Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC. https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Corporations_that_Have_Cut_Ties_to_ALEC
[viii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/

ALEC

Is renewable energy being held down where you live? It might be because fossil fuel companies are literally writing the laws, with help from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

SOURCES:
[i] Center for Media and Democracy. ALEC Exposed. https://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/What_is_ALEC%3F
[ii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/
[iiia] The New York Times. Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists. July 8, 2017. https://nyti.ms/2tUYma2
[iiib] Center for American Progress. The Latest Threat to Electric Cars. March 31, 2017. https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/03/31/429641/latest-threat-electric-cars/
[iv] Bloomberg. Koch-Funded Group Prods Trump’s EPA to Say Climate Change Not a Risk. November 15, 2017.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-15/coal-funded-alec-prods-trump-to-say-climate-change-not-a-risk
[v] The Natural Resources Defense Council. EPA’s Endangerment Finding: The Legal And Scientific Foundation For Climate Action. May 2017. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/epa-endangerment-finding-fs.pdf
[vi] Scientific American. One Big Legal Obstacle Keeps Trump from Undoing Greenhouse Gas Regulation. April 26, 2017. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/one-big-legal-obstacle-keeps-trump-from-undoing-greenhouse-gas-regulation/
[vii] Center for Media and Democracy. Corporations that Have Cut Ties to ALEC. https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Corporations_that_Have_Cut_Ties_to_ALEC
[viii] ALEC’s Climate Change Denial. http://alecclimatechangedenial.org/corporate-funders/

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Bears Ears National Monument

President Donald J. Trump has just announced that he is shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 90 percent and the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument by nearly 50 percent. 

SOURCES:
[ia] https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/937765325252255744
[ib] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[ii] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-10/trump-takes-aim-at-western-monuments-that-may-hold-oil-riches
[iii] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[iv] http://westernvaluesproject.org/zinke-releases-energy-burdens-report-full-of-special-interests-giveaways/
[v] http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/11/17/businesses-ask-trump-administration-to-leave-national-monuments-intact
[vi] Ibid.
[viia] Ibid.
[viib] http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/1508800071cax86xesbqk
[viii] http://westernvaluesproject.org/statement-trump-bets-again-on-scandal-plagued-interior-secretary/
[ixa] http://wapo.st/2fphB2X?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.7964beaa1a28
[ixb]
https://www.nrdc.org/trump-watch/trump-administration-review-ban-uranium-mining-near-grand-canyon

Bears Ears National Monument

President Donald J. Trump has just announced that he is shrinking the Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 90 percent and the Grand Staircase-Escalante monument by nearly 50 percent. 

SOURCES:
[ia] https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/937765325252255744
[ib] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[ii] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-10/trump-takes-aim-at-western-monuments-that-may-hold-oil-riches
[iii] http://wapo.st/2AuV6CS?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b7394da96392
[iv] http://westernvaluesproject.org/zinke-releases-energy-burdens-report-full-of-special-interests-giveaways/
[v] http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/compass-points/2017/11/17/businesses-ask-trump-administration-to-leave-national-monuments-intact
[vi] Ibid.
[viia] Ibid.
[viib] http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/story/1508800071cax86xesbqk
[viii] http://westernvaluesproject.org/statement-trump-bets-again-on-scandal-plagued-interior-secretary/
[ixa] http://wapo.st/2fphB2X?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.7964beaa1a28
[ixb]
https://www.nrdc.org/trump-watch/trump-administration-review-ban-uranium-mining-near-grand-canyon

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Climate Candidate for President

It’s time for a climate candidate for President of the United States. Would they have your vote?

It’s time to vote on climate.

SOURCES:
[ia] The Verge, “Fires, heat waves, and hurricanes: why this summer’s extreme weather is here to stay.” Sep 12, 2017.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/16295000/extreme-weather-climate-change-wildfires-heat-waves-hurricanes
[ib] The Weather Channel, “Hurricane Maria Was One of the 10 Most Intense Atlantic Basin Hurricanes on Record.” Sep 20, 2017.
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-maria-one-of-most-intense-atlantic-hurricanes
[ii] New York Times, “How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science.” June 3, 2017.
https://nyti.ms/2rDMtna
[iii] The Atlantic, “Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change.” Nov 15, 2017.
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/there-is-no-democratic-plan-to-fight-climate-change/543981/
[iv] Huffington Post, “Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter.” Nov 17, 2017.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/early-signs-that-2018-will-be-the-year-of-the-climate_us_5a0da03be4b006a16baf1f7f

Climate Candidate for President

It’s time for a climate candidate for President of the United States. Would they have your vote?

It’s time to vote on climate.

SOURCES:
[ia] The Verge, “Fires, heat waves, and hurricanes: why this summer’s extreme weather is here to stay.” Sep 12, 2017.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/16295000/extreme-weather-climate-change-wildfires-heat-waves-hurricanes
[ib] The Weather Channel, “Hurricane Maria Was One of the 10 Most Intense Atlantic Basin Hurricanes on Record.” Sep 20, 2017.
https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/hurricane-maria-one-of-most-intense-atlantic-hurricanes
[ii] New York Times, “How G.O.P. Leaders Came to View Climate Change as Fake Science.” June 3, 2017.
https://nyti.ms/2rDMtna
[iii] The Atlantic, “Democrats Are Shockingly Unprepared to Fight Climate Change.” Nov 15, 2017.
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/11/there-is-no-democratic-plan-to-fight-climate-change/543981/
[iv] Huffington Post, “Early Signs That 2018 Will Be The Year Of The Climate Voter.” Nov 17, 2017.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/early-signs-that-2018-will-be-the-year-of-the-climate_us_5a0da03be4b006a16baf1f7f

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#ClimateFacts: Bad for the Brain

Excess CO2 isn’t just heating the planet, it’s making our brain fuzzy.

SOURCES:
[i] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[ii] https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/climatescience/greenhousegases/industrialrevolution.html
[iii] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104789/
[iv] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[v] https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20100039645.pdf

#ClimateFacts: Bad for the Brain

Excess CO2 isn’t just heating the planet, it’s making our brain fuzzy.

SOURCES:
[i] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[ii] https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/climatescience/greenhousegases/industrialrevolution.html
[iii] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104789/
[iv] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[v] https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20100039645.pdf

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WeCanSolveThis: Concentrated Solar

As amazing as solar power is, it’s not much use when the sun isn’t shining. Right? Wrong.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.seia.org/policy/solar-technology/concentrating-solar-power
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-use-solar-energy-at-night/
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-concentrating-solar-tower-is-worth-its-salt-with-24-7-power/
[iv] http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/05/470810118/solar-and-wind-energy-may-be-nice-but-how-can-we-store-it
[v] https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/funding-opportunity-announcement-generation-3-concentrating-solar-power-systems-gen3csp

WeCanSolveThis: Concentrated Solar

As amazing as solar power is, it’s not much use when the sun isn’t shining. Right? Wrong.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.seia.org/policy/solar-technology/concentrating-solar-power
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-use-solar-energy-at-night/
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-concentrating-solar-tower-is-worth-its-salt-with-24-7-power/
[iv] http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/05/470810118/solar-and-wind-energy-may-be-nice-but-how-can-we-store-it
[v] https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/funding-opportunity-announcement-generation-3-concentrating-solar-power-systems-gen3csp

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Bob Inglis: What’s Worse Than Losing An Election

Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis has a message about what’s worse than losing an election.

Bob Inglis: What’s Worse Than Losing An Election

Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis has a message about what’s worse than losing an election.

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#ClimateFacts: How Species Extinction Hurts People

Large mammals like rhinos, elephants and hippos are dying at an alarming rate, in part because of climate change. That’s bad for humans in unexpected ways. Aasif Mandvi learns why.

SOURCES:
[i] http://afsaap.org.au/assets/Shilla_Henry_Elibarki.pdf
[ii] https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/konzakrugerexperiment/
[iii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3758959/
[iv] http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/resources/vector237to261.pdf
[v] https://www.thoughtco.com/global-impacts-of-the-black-death-1434480

#ClimateFacts: How Species Extinction Hurts People

Large mammals like rhinos, elephants and hippos are dying at an alarming rate, in part because of climate change. That’s bad for humans in unexpected ways. Aasif Mandvi learns why.

SOURCES:
[i] http://afsaap.org.au/assets/Shilla_Henry_Elibarki.pdf
[ii] https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/konzakrugerexperiment/
[iii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3758959/
[iv] http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/resources/vector237to261.pdf
[v] https://www.thoughtco.com/global-impacts-of-the-black-death-1434480

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Inside the Heartland Institute

The climate change denial movement didn’t happen by accident. We take you inside a secret meeting where powerful interests plan to make the biggest issue of our time one that politicians are afraid to talk about.

Inside the Heartland Institute

The climate change denial movement didn’t happen by accident. We take you inside a secret meeting where powerful interests plan to make the biggest issue of our time one that politicians are afraid to talk about.

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#ClimateFacts: The Missing 3%

97% of climate scientists say climate change is real and humans are causing it, but what about the other 3%? Our latest episode of #ClimateFacts delves into their research.

SOURCES:
[i] https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/
[ii] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00704-015-1597-5
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Interview with Katharine Hayhoe, 9/19/17
[v] http://e360.yale.edu/features/what_is_the_carbon_limit_that_depends_who_you_ask

#ClimateFacts: The Missing 3%

97% of climate scientists say climate change is real and humans are causing it, but what about the other 3%? Our latest episode of #ClimateFacts delves into their research.

SOURCES:
[i] https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/
[ii] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00704-015-1597-5
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Interview with Katharine Hayhoe, 9/19/17
[v] http://e360.yale.edu/features/what_is_the_carbon_limit_that_depends_who_you_ask

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#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In

This powerful alliance of American states, cities, and businesses is picking up the mantle climate leadership. Are you in?

Learn more: www.WeAreStillIn.com

SOURCES:
[i] America’s Pledge Phase 1 report https://www.bbhub.io/dotorg/sites/28/2017/11/AmericasPledgePhaseOneReportWeb.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid

#WeCanSolveThis: We Are Still In

This powerful alliance of American states, cities, and businesses is picking up the mantle climate leadership. Are you in?

Learn more: www.WeAreStillIn.com

SOURCES:
[i] America’s Pledge Phase 1 report https://www.bbhub.io/dotorg/sites/28/2017/11/AmericasPledgePhaseOneReportWeb.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid

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#WeCanSolveThis: Good Palm Oil

Palm oil is in almost everything and it’s often grown by cutting down rainforests. How can you make sure your palm oil is sustainable?

To see how well your favorite bands are doing, check the scorecard here: https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[ii] http://blog.ucsusa.org/lael-goodman/how-many-products-with-palm-oil-do-i-use-in-a-day
[iii] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[iv] http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/05/6-years-after-moratorium-satellite-data-shows-indonesia%E2%80%99s-tropical-forests-remain
[v] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[vi] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deforestation-and-global-warming/
[vii] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] https://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/
[x] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

#WeCanSolveThis: Good Palm Oil

Palm oil is in almost everything and it’s often grown by cutting down rainforests. How can you make sure your palm oil is sustainable?

To see how well your favorite bands are doing, check the scorecard here: https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[ii] http://blog.ucsusa.org/lael-goodman/how-many-products-with-palm-oil-do-i-use-in-a-day
[iii] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[iv] http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/05/6-years-after-moratorium-satellite-data-shows-indonesia%E2%80%99s-tropical-forests-remain
[v] https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet
[vi] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deforestation-and-global-warming/
[vii] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] https://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/
[x] https://www.worldwildlife.org/publications/palm-oil-scorecard-2016

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Election Day 2017

This year’s election was a big win for climate change advocates. It’s time to #VoteOnClimate.

Election Day 2017

This year’s election was a big win for climate change advocates. It’s time to #VoteOnClimate.

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#ClimateFacts: How much do humans contribute to global warming?

How much of climate change is caused by people? The newly released National Climate Assessment finds that humans are responsible for up to 123% of global warming.

How is that possible? This latest #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCE:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/07/climate/document-Draft-of-the-Climate-Science-Special-Report.html?_r=0

#ClimateFacts: How much do humans contribute to global warming?

How much of climate change is caused by people? The newly released National Climate Assessment finds that humans are responsible for up to 123% of global warming.

How is that possible? This latest #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCE:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/07/climate/document-Draft-of-the-Climate-Science-Special-Report.html?_r=0

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Super Enviros Don’t Vote

20 million Americans say the environment is incredibly important to them. Guess how many show up to vote?

SOURCES:
[i] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project
[ii] The Environmental Voter Project
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project

Super Enviros Don’t Vote

20 million Americans say the environment is incredibly important to them. Guess how many show up to vote?

SOURCES:
[i] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project
[ii] The Environmental Voter Project
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Nathaniel Stinnett, The Environmental Voter Project

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#WeCanSolveThis: REDD

Protecting rainforests is one of our best tools to solve climate change, and there’s a plan that could make saving trees really pay. It’s called REDD, which stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.wri.org/publication/economic-costs-and-benefits-securing-community-forest-tenure
[ii] http://www.un-redd.org
[iii] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[iv] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0
[v] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[vi] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0

#WeCanSolveThis: REDD

Protecting rainforests is one of our best tools to solve climate change, and there’s a plan that could make saving trees really pay. It’s called REDD, which stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.wri.org/publication/economic-costs-and-benefits-securing-community-forest-tenure
[ii] http://www.un-redd.org
[iii] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[iv] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0
[v] http://www.unredd.net/documents/programme-progress-reports-785/2016-programme-progress-reports
[vi] https://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/751020/GCF_B.17_16_-_Green_Climate_Fund_support_for_the_early_phases_of_REDD_plus.pdf/574e7c22-df75-42f9-811d-98432a2f3bc0

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Clean Car Cover-Up

Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen all announced big plans to build electric cars. But if they want to be green, why are they also trying fight the efforts to lower pollution from cars?

Tell these manufacturers to pull out of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ campaign to weaken fuel-efficiency standards. Call or tweet them TODAY:
Toyota: (800) 331-4331 / Tweet @Toyota
Volvo: (800) 550-5658 / Tweet @VolvoCarUSA
Volkswagen: (800) 822-8987 / Tweet @VW

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/27/toyota-mazda-denso-to-form-joint-venture-to-develop-electric-vehicles.html, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/business/energy-environment/volvo-hybrid-electric-car.html, https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/11/volkswagen-to-offer-electric-versions-of-all-of-its-vehicles-by-2030/
[ii] https://autoalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Letter-to-EPA-Admin.-Pruitt-Feb.-21-2016-Signed.pdf
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/auto-sales-hit-new-record-as-americans-buy-more-gas-guzzling-cars/
[iv] https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[v] https://www.consumerreports.org/consumer-protection/building-a-better-world-together-september-2016/

Clean Car Cover-Up

Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen all announced big plans to build electric cars. But if they want to be green, why are they also trying fight the efforts to lower pollution from cars?

Tell these manufacturers to pull out of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ campaign to weaken fuel-efficiency standards. Call or tweet them TODAY:
Toyota: (800) 331-4331 / Tweet @Toyota
Volvo: (800) 550-5658 / Tweet @VolvoCarUSA
Volkswagen: (800) 822-8987 / Tweet @VW

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/27/toyota-mazda-denso-to-form-joint-venture-to-develop-electric-vehicles.html, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/business/energy-environment/volvo-hybrid-electric-car.html, https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/11/volkswagen-to-offer-electric-versions-of-all-of-its-vehicles-by-2030/
[ii] https://autoalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Letter-to-EPA-Admin.-Pruitt-Feb.-21-2016-Signed.pdf
[iii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/auto-sales-hit-new-record-as-americans-buy-more-gas-guzzling-cars/
[iv] https://www.vox.com/2016/6/13/11911798/emissions-electricity-versus-transportation
[v] https://www.consumerreports.org/consumer-protection/building-a-better-world-together-september-2016/

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Out of Africa

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman investigates the increasing population of climate refugees–migrants forced to leave their homes due to climate change–induced sea level rise, natural disasters and destroyed livelihoods.

Out of Africa

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman investigates the increasing population of climate refugees–migrants forced to leave their homes due to climate change–induced sea level rise, natural disasters and destroyed livelihoods.

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After Hurricane Sandy

Five years after Hurricane Sandy, some areas of New York and New Jersey are still recovering and some families will never be the same. Chris Hayes learns about the devastating toll of the storm, and one Congressman’s willingness to change his views on climate change.

After Hurricane Sandy

Five years after Hurricane Sandy, some areas of New York and New Jersey are still recovering and some families will never be the same. Chris Hayes learns about the devastating toll of the storm, and one Congressman’s willingness to change his views on climate change.

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#ClimateFacts: The Amazon

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest air conditioner, but it’s under attack on all fronts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/
[ii] http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm#.V-LWI4X8-bg
[iii] https://news.mongabay.com/2016/05/top-10-biodiverse-countries/
[iv] Antonio Nobre, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[v] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-amazon-carbon-maps-could-slow-deforestation/
[vi] http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/last-of-amazon/
[vii] Paulo Adario, Greenpeace, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[viii] https://data.oecd.org/agroutput/meat-consumption.htm#indicator-chart
[ix] Paulo Adario, Greenpeace, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[x] Antonio Nobre, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[xi] https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-025

#ClimateFacts: The Amazon

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest air conditioner, but it’s under attack on all fronts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/
[ii] http://www.rain-tree.com/facts.htm#.V-LWI4X8-bg
[iii] https://news.mongabay.com/2016/05/top-10-biodiverse-countries/
[iv] Antonio Nobre, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[v] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-amazon-carbon-maps-could-slow-deforestation/
[vi] http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/last-of-amazon/
[vii] Paulo Adario, Greenpeace, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[viii] https://data.oecd.org/agroutput/meat-consumption.htm#indicator-chart
[ix] Paulo Adario, Greenpeace, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[x] Antonio Nobre, Interview for Years of Living Dangerously
[xi] https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-025

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Virginia Governor’s Race

Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are running to be Virginia’s next Governor. Here’s where they stand on climate change, the clean power plan and pipelines.

SOURCES:
[i] http://home.ivoterguide.com/vote-informed-virginia-nov-7/
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/poll-northam-leads-in-virginia-governors-race-k-12-education-tops-voter-concerns/2017/09/24/40a3dc9c-a14a-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.2e77e4120de6
[iii] http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-gillespie-offers-more-details-than-northam-does/article_9c9ef083-dc87-5201-a651-2a8405327c1b.html
[iv] http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/Energy-and-the-environment-will-be-front-line-issues-in-this-year-s-battle-for-governor-of-Virginia-a-state-that-stretches-from-Appalachian-coal-fields-to-the-Chesapeake-Bay/id-21507828d38d4ca68b439be3cdbd3633
[v] Ibid.
[vi] https://ralphnortham.com/issue/environment/
[vii] https://ralphnortham.com/2017/03/24/environmental-policy/

Virginia Governor’s Race

Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie are running to be Virginia’s next Governor. Here’s where they stand on climate change, the clean power plan and pipelines.

SOURCES:
[i] http://home.ivoterguide.com/vote-informed-virginia-nov-7/
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/poll-northam-leads-in-virginia-governors-race-k-12-education-tops-voter-concerns/2017/09/24/40a3dc9c-a14a-11e7-b14f-f41773cd5a14_story.html?utm_term=.2e77e4120de6
[iii] http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-gillespie-offers-more-details-than-northam-does/article_9c9ef083-dc87-5201-a651-2a8405327c1b.html
[iv] http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2017/Energy-and-the-environment-will-be-front-line-issues-in-this-year-s-battle-for-governor-of-Virginia-a-state-that-stretches-from-Appalachian-coal-fields-to-the-Chesapeake-Bay/id-21507828d38d4ca68b439be3cdbd3633
[v] Ibid.
[vi] https://ralphnortham.com/issue/environment/
[vii] https://ralphnortham.com/2017/03/24/environmental-policy/

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#ClimateFacts: Warming at the Poles

Why is the Arctic heating up faster than the rest of the planet?

SOURCES:
[i] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=81214
[ii] http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/18/arctic-sea-ice-shrinks-record-low
[iii] Reto A. Ruedy, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
[iv] https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/80/across-miles-and-miles-of-greenland-ice
[v] http://www.npr.org/2014/12/18/371438087/arctic-is-warming-twice-as-fast-as-world-average

#ClimateFacts: Warming at the Poles

Why is the Arctic heating up faster than the rest of the planet?

SOURCES:
[i] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=81214
[ii] http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/18/arctic-sea-ice-shrinks-record-low
[iii] Reto A. Ruedy, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
[iv] https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/80/across-miles-and-miles-of-greenland-ice
[v] http://www.npr.org/2014/12/18/371438087/arctic-is-warming-twice-as-fast-as-world-average

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#ClimateFacts: Another Sandy

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard 5 years ago. Many areas are still recovering. But if we continue at our current pace, we’ll be setting ourselves up for Sandy-level flooding every 5 years. Is America prepared for that?

SOURCES:
[i] http://nordic.businessinsider.com/another-hurricane-sandy-flood-risk-hit-new-york-2016-10/
[ii] http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/10/03/1703568114
[iii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/29/houston-is-experiencing-its-third-500-year-flood-in-3-years-how-is-that-possible/?utm_term=.13be058c7eb2

#ClimateFacts: Another Sandy

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard 5 years ago. Many areas are still recovering. But if we continue at our current pace, we’ll be setting ourselves up for Sandy-level flooding every 5 years. Is America prepared for that?

SOURCES:
[i] http://nordic.businessinsider.com/another-hurricane-sandy-flood-risk-hit-new-york-2016-10/
[ii] http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/10/03/1703568114
[iii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/29/houston-is-experiencing-its-third-500-year-flood-in-3-years-how-is-that-possible/?utm_term=.13be058c7eb2

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#ClimateFacts: Bangladesh

Here’s how climate change is hitting Bangladesh, and why Americans should care.

SOURCES:
[i] https://maplecroft.com/portfolio/new-analysis/2014/10/29/climate-change-and-lack-food-security-multiply-risks-conflict-and-civil-unrest-32-countries-maplecroft/
[ii] https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-unfolding-tragedy-of-climate-change-in-bangladesh/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dhaka-bangladesh-fastest-growing-city-in-the-world/
[v] http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2010/12/the_great_wall_of_india.html
[vi] http://dailyasianage.com/news/48831/border-killing-and-bangladesh-india-bilateral-relations

#ClimateFacts: Bangladesh

Here’s how climate change is hitting Bangladesh, and why Americans should care.

SOURCES:
[i] https://maplecroft.com/portfolio/new-analysis/2014/10/29/climate-change-and-lack-food-security-multiply-risks-conflict-and-civil-unrest-32-countries-maplecroft/
[ii] https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-unfolding-tragedy-of-climate-change-in-bangladesh/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dhaka-bangladesh-fastest-growing-city-in-the-world/
[v] http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2010/12/the_great_wall_of_india.html
[vi] http://dailyasianage.com/news/48831/border-killing-and-bangladesh-india-bilateral-relations

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#WeCanSolveThis: Canada’s Carbon Price

Here’s one way Canada is looking to cut emissions and fix climate change: By putting a price on carbon.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.carbontax.org/wp-content/uploads/CTC_British_Columbia’s_Carbon_Tax_By_The_Numbers.pdf
[ii] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0095069617301870
[iii] http://www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/changementsclimatiques/marche-carbone_en.asp
[iv] https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/alberta-to-double-carbon-tax-by-2017/article25109876/
[v] http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/provincial-economic-forecasts.html
[vi] http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135

#WeCanSolveThis: Canada’s Carbon Price

Here’s one way Canada is looking to cut emissions and fix climate change: By putting a price on carbon.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.carbontax.org/wp-content/uploads/CTC_British_Columbia’s_Carbon_Tax_By_The_Numbers.pdf
[ii] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0095069617301870
[iii] http://www.mddelcc.gouv.qc.ca/changementsclimatiques/marche-carbone_en.asp
[iv] https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/alberta-to-double-carbon-tax-by-2017/article25109876/
[v] http://www.rbc.com/economics/economic-reports/provincial-economic-forecasts.html
[vi] http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/carbon-price-tax-discussion-paper-1.4120135

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#WeCanSolveThis: Pollution Deaths

9 million deaths a year from pollution. It doesn’t have to be this way.

[i] http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32345-0.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/19/pollution-kills-9-million-people-each-year-new-study-finds/?utm_term=.e5995e181206
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41678533
[ix] http://go.nature.com/2wj9Kgw
[x] https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

#WeCanSolveThis: Pollution Deaths

9 million deaths a year from pollution. It doesn’t have to be this way.

[i] http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(17)32345-0.pdf
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/19/pollution-kills-9-million-people-each-year-new-study-finds/?utm_term=.e5995e181206
[vi] Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41678533
[ix] http://go.nature.com/2wj9Kgw
[x] https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

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Draining the swamp?

During his campaign, Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp.’ But instead, he’s appointed many fossil fuel lobbyists to staff important agencies. Meet the swamp family.

SOURCES:
[i] http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/334073-dems-prod-trump-interior-nominee-over-lobbying-history
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/02/trump-appoints-critic-of-renewable-subsidies-as-acting-head-of-doe-renewable-energy-office/?utm_term=.648735593b9e
[iii] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/edison-electric-institute-brian-mccormack-rooftop-solar/
[iv] http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/assistant-secretary-of-interior-for-insular-affairs-who-is-doug-domenech-170807?news=860269
[v] http://nmpoliticalreport.com/228364/meet-trump-staffers-doi-en/
[vi] https://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/09/12244/revealed-extensive-koch-links-new-right-wing-250-million-mega-fund
[vii] https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epas-chief-staff
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/epa-loves-coal-fb91af401934/
[ix] https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060054069
[x] https://www.ecowatch.com/pruitt-patrick-traylor-2440855827.html
[xi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/13/trumps-expected-choice-for-the-leading-usda-science-job-isnt-a-trained-scientist/?utm_term=.7b0fedc301ac
[xii] http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/politicos-weekly-transition-blast/2017/04/major-developments-in-trumpworld-this-week-219912
[xiii] https://www.desmogblog.com/heritage-foundation
[xiv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/6/13/15681498/trump-government-fossil-fuels
[xv] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13102017/trump-kathleen-hartnett-white-ceq-nominee-climate-change-fossil-fuels-supporter-texas
[xvi] https://dirtydeputies.org/

Draining the swamp?

During his campaign, Trump promised to ‘drain the swamp.’ But instead, he’s appointed many fossil fuel lobbyists to staff important agencies. Meet the swamp family.

SOURCES:
[i] http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/334073-dems-prod-trump-interior-nominee-over-lobbying-history
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/02/trump-appoints-critic-of-renewable-subsidies-as-acting-head-of-doe-renewable-energy-office/?utm_term=.648735593b9e
[iii] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/edison-electric-institute-brian-mccormack-rooftop-solar/
[iv] http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/assistant-secretary-of-interior-for-insular-affairs-who-is-doug-domenech-170807?news=860269
[v] http://nmpoliticalreport.com/228364/meet-trump-staffers-doi-en/
[vi] https://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/09/12244/revealed-extensive-koch-links-new-right-wing-250-million-mega-fund
[vii] https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epas-chief-staff
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/epa-loves-coal-fb91af401934/
[ix] https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060054069
[x] https://www.ecowatch.com/pruitt-patrick-traylor-2440855827.html
[xi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/05/13/trumps-expected-choice-for-the-leading-usda-science-job-isnt-a-trained-scientist/?utm_term=.7b0fedc301ac
[xii] http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/politicos-weekly-transition-blast/2017/04/major-developments-in-trumpworld-this-week-219912
[xiii] https://www.desmogblog.com/heritage-foundation
[xiv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/6/13/15681498/trump-government-fossil-fuels
[xv] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13102017/trump-kathleen-hartnett-white-ceq-nominee-climate-change-fossil-fuels-supporter-texas
[xvi] https://dirtydeputies.org/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Eat Less Beef

Do you want to take a bite out of your carbon footprint? Start by looking at your plate. Eating less beef is not only better for your heart and the planet.

SOURCES:
[i] http://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/amazon/land-use/cattle-ranching
[ii] www.fao.org/3/a-i4895e/i4895e09.pdf; http://cait.wri.org/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/blog/2016/04/sustainable-diets-what-you-need-know-12-charts
[iv] https://yourwaterfootprint.me
[v] http://www.vegsource.com/articles/factoids.htm
[vi] http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/interactive-graphic/water/#sthash.0cTHisUa.dpuf
[vii] https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/less-beef-less-carbon-ip.pdf
[viii] https://www.impossiblefoods.com

#WeCanSolveThis: Eat Less Beef

Do you want to take a bite out of your carbon footprint? Start by looking at your plate. Eating less beef is not only better for your heart and the planet.

SOURCES:
[i] http://globalforestatlas.yale.edu/amazon/land-use/cattle-ranching
[ii] www.fao.org/3/a-i4895e/i4895e09.pdf; http://cait.wri.org/
[iii] http://www.wri.org/blog/2016/04/sustainable-diets-what-you-need-know-12-charts
[iv] https://yourwaterfootprint.me
[v] http://www.vegsource.com/articles/factoids.htm
[vi] http://www.ewg.org/meateatersguide/interactive-graphic/water/#sthash.0cTHisUa.dpuf
[vii] https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/less-beef-less-carbon-ip.pdf
[viii] https://www.impossiblefoods.com

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#ClimateFacts: Climate Change and Food

Climate change is impacting far more than the weather. It’s fundamentally changing the nutrition of our food, and not for the better. Our latest #ClimateFact explains. #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[ii] http://nationalpost.com/life/food/how-climate-change-is-turning-fruits-and-vegetables-into-junk-food
[iii] http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[iv] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Climate Change and Food

Climate change is impacting far more than the weather. It’s fundamentally changing the nutrition of our food, and not for the better. Our latest #ClimateFact explains. #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[ii] http://nationalpost.com/life/food/how-climate-change-is-turning-fruits-and-vegetables-into-junk-food
[iii] http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[iv] Ibid.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Electric Engines

Electric vehicles are gaining momentum across the globe. We sent Ty Burrell to meet with a mechanic to find out why.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2017/02/05/u-s-electric-vehicle-sales-soared-in-2016/#65ab4263217f
[ii] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/volvo-electric-cars-pledge-no-petrol-diesel-emissions-scandal-car-sector-a7825436.html
[iii] https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/electric-cars-hit-the-2-million-milestone-across-the-globe , http://www.theicct.org/blogs/staff/global-milestone-first-million-electric-vehicles
[iv] https://www.ecowatch.com/volvo-electric-cars-2460810407.html

#WeCanSolveThis: Electric Engines

Electric vehicles are gaining momentum across the globe. We sent Ty Burrell to meet with a mechanic to find out why.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.forbes.com/sites/rrapier/2017/02/05/u-s-electric-vehicle-sales-soared-in-2016/#65ab4263217f
[ii] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/volvo-electric-cars-pledge-no-petrol-diesel-emissions-scandal-car-sector-a7825436.html
[iii] https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/electric-cars-hit-the-2-million-milestone-across-the-globe , http://www.theicct.org/blogs/staff/global-milestone-first-million-electric-vehicles
[iv] https://www.ecowatch.com/volvo-electric-cars-2460810407.html

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Utility companies knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change for decades. But instead of sound the alarm bells, they’ve worked hard to make sure you say in the dark about the facts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3537700-ViewScan-0002.html
[v]  http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/

Utility companies knew about the link between fossil fuels and climate change for decades. But instead of sound the alarm bells, they’ve worked hard to make sure you say in the dark about the facts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3537700-ViewScan-0002.html
[v]  http://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-knew-about-climate-change/

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#ClimateFacts: Hunt’s Point & Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was a disaster, but if it had hit just three hours later it would have been a catastrophe for Hunt’s Point in the Bronx–and New York City’s food supply.

SOURCES
[i] http://huntspointproducemkt.com/about-hunts-point-market/
[ii] http://nypost.com/2016/09/05/hunts-point-market-in-talks-with-city-for-new-warehouses/
[iii] http://www.nyc.gov/html/sirr/html/report/report.shtml
[iv] http://www.smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/community-resilience-edge/313106/
[v] http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/328-17/city-hall-your-borough-mayor-de-blasio-kicks-off-week-bronx-tour-hunts-point
[vi] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/327/5964/454?ijkey=PFX.MzpFJDznM&keytype=ref&siteid=sci

#ClimateFacts: Hunt’s Point & Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was a disaster, but if it had hit just three hours later it would have been a catastrophe for Hunt’s Point in the Bronx–and New York City’s food supply.

SOURCES
[i] http://huntspointproducemkt.com/about-hunts-point-market/
[ii] http://nypost.com/2016/09/05/hunts-point-market-in-talks-with-city-for-new-warehouses/
[iii] http://www.nyc.gov/html/sirr/html/report/report.shtml
[iv] http://www.smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/community-resilience-edge/313106/
[v] http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/328-17/city-hall-your-borough-mayor-de-blasio-kicks-off-week-bronx-tour-hunts-point
[vi] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/327/5964/454?ijkey=PFX.MzpFJDznM&keytype=ref&siteid=sci

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With more devastating wildfires ravaging California, we’re forced to ask, are we willing to surrender the American West to climate change?

SOURCES
[i] https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea/status/917372783998496768
[ii] https://www.kcet.org/redefine/california-has-two-fire-seasons-and-climate-change-will-make-both-worse [iii] http://www.climatecentral.org/wgts/wildfires/Wildfires2012.pdf  
[iv] http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2006/07/06/science.1128834?explicitversion=true 
[v] http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/~tswetnam/tws-pdf/AllenEtal-EApaper.pdf  
[vi] https://grist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/gude_manuscript_4-24-09_color.pdf;   
[vii] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7#.wbz80zg4b  
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7/#.wbz80zg4b; Thomas Swetnam

With more devastating wildfires ravaging California, we’re forced to ask, are we willing to surrender the American West to climate change?

SOURCES
[i] https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea/status/917372783998496768
[ii] https://www.kcet.org/redefine/california-has-two-fire-seasons-and-climate-change-will-make-both-worse [iii] http://www.climatecentral.org/wgts/wildfires/Wildfires2012.pdf  
[iv] http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2006/07/06/science.1128834?explicitversion=true 
[v] http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/~tswetnam/tws-pdf/AllenEtal-EApaper.pdf  
[vi] https://grist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/gude_manuscript_4-24-09_color.pdf;   
[vii] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7#.wbz80zg4b  
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7/#.wbz80zg4b; Thomas Swetnam

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#WeCanSolveThis: GM’s All Electric Future

GREAT NEWS: General Motors has announced plans for an all electric future! Are you ready to shift gears?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.oica.net/wp-content/uploads//ranking2015.pdf
[ii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/business/general-motors-electric-cars.html
[iii] http://www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle
[iv] https://www.theautochannel.com/news/date/19960209/evi.html
[aa] http://www.nytimes.com/1996/12/04/business/electric-appliances-come-alive-to-sell-their-gm-sibling-the-ev1.html
[v] https://www.inverse.com/article/32770-elon-musk-tweets-gm-electric-cars
[vi] http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/11/autos/countries-banning-diesel-gas-cars/index.html
[vii] http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article176030626.html

#WeCanSolveThis: GM’s All Electric Future

GREAT NEWS: General Motors has announced plans for an all electric future! Are you ready to shift gears?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.oica.net/wp-content/uploads//ranking2015.pdf
[ii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/business/general-motors-electric-cars.html
[iii] http://www.chevrolet.com/bolt-ev-electric-vehicle
[iv] https://www.theautochannel.com/news/date/19960209/evi.html
[aa] http://www.nytimes.com/1996/12/04/business/electric-appliances-come-alive-to-sell-their-gm-sibling-the-ev1.html
[v] https://www.inverse.com/article/32770-elon-musk-tweets-gm-electric-cars
[vi] http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/11/autos/countries-banning-diesel-gas-cars/index.html
[vii] http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article176030626.html

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The NRA & Climate

What can the gun issue teach us about climate action?

The NRA & Climate

What can the gun issue teach us about climate action?

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#ClimateFacts: What’s Really Throwing the Budget Out of Whack

President Trump said that the situation in Puerto Rico has thrown our budget a little out of whack. But here’s the real budget crisis.

SOURCES:
[i] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28092017/hurricane-maria-irma-harvey-wildfires-damage-cost-estimate-record-climate-change
[ii] https://feu-us.org/case-for-climate-action-us3/
[iii] https://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/18/cost-of-not-acting-on-climate-change-44-trillion-citi.html

#ClimateFacts: What’s Really Throwing the Budget Out of Whack

President Trump said that the situation in Puerto Rico has thrown our budget a little out of whack. But here’s the real budget crisis.

SOURCES:
[i] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28092017/hurricane-maria-irma-harvey-wildfires-damage-cost-estimate-record-climate-change
[ii] https://feu-us.org/case-for-climate-action-us3/
[iii] https://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/18/cost-of-not-acting-on-climate-change-44-trillion-citi.html

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#ClimateFacts: American Refugees
What happens when the systems that society relies on break down? People are at risk of becoming refugees.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/us/puerto-rico-misery-and-desperation-after-hurricane-maria/index.html
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/puerto-ricans-could-be-newest-u-s-climate-refugees/
[iii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/29/americas/us-virgin-islands-storm-recovery-trnd/index.html
[iv] http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-change-natural-disasters-20170907-htmlstory.html

#ClimateFacts: American Refugees
What happens when the systems that society relies on break down? People are at risk of becoming refugees.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/us/puerto-rico-misery-and-desperation-after-hurricane-maria/index.html
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/puerto-ricans-could-be-newest-u-s-climate-refugees/
[iii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/29/americas/us-virgin-islands-storm-recovery-trnd/index.html
[iv] http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-change-natural-disasters-20170907-htmlstory.html

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#WeCanSolveThis: Price on Carbon

We pay the price for climate change every day. It’s time we had a price on the carbon pollution that causes it. Be part of the solution. Sign up at: http://www.PutAPriceOnIt.org

#WeCanSolveThis: Price on Carbon

We pay the price for climate change every day. It’s time we had a price on the carbon pollution that causes it. Be part of the solution. Sign up at: http://www.PutAPriceOnIt.org

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What is the FERC?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is a little known government agency, but it has tremendous power to determine how Americans get their power for years to come. And it’s and badly in need of reform. #WarOnOurKidsFuture #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[ii] http://www.npr.org/2017/07/17/536708576/natural-gas-building-boom-fuels-climate-worries-enrages-landowners
[iii]    https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2017/09/20/stories/1060061139
[iv] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/opinion/trump-oil-public-lands.html
[v] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/
[vi] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07092017/new-york-pipeline-permit-rejected-natural-gas-valley-lateral-ferc-climate-change
[vii] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[viiia] https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/05/20/exposed-spectra-energy-funded-nec-lobbied-ferc-commissioner-lafleur-s-reappointment-then-ferc-approved-spectra-s-gas   
[viiib] https://energy-dialogues.com/nagf/speaker/neil-chatterjee/
[viiic] https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/08/15/trump-ferc-commissioner-rob-powelson-accepted-gifts-energy-industry-state-regulator
[ix] http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-names-energy-industry-adviser-to-chair-ferc/article/2628679
[x] https://thinkprogress.org/federal-agency-with-power-to-buck-trump-on-climate-e531eb29da1d/
[xi] https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=04c09f42-76f4-4fbd-a127-fd13c502ea6f

What is the FERC?

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is a little known government agency, but it has tremendous power to determine how Americans get their power for years to come. And it’s and badly in need of reform. #WarOnOurKidsFuture #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[ii] http://www.npr.org/2017/07/17/536708576/natural-gas-building-boom-fuels-climate-worries-enrages-landowners
[iii]    https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2017/09/20/stories/1060061139
[iv] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/opinion/trump-oil-public-lands.html
[v] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/
[vi] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/07092017/new-york-pipeline-permit-rejected-natural-gas-valley-lateral-ferc-climate-change
[vii] http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/blackout/regulation/ferc.html
[viiia] https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/05/20/exposed-spectra-energy-funded-nec-lobbied-ferc-commissioner-lafleur-s-reappointment-then-ferc-approved-spectra-s-gas   
[viiib] https://energy-dialogues.com/nagf/speaker/neil-chatterjee/
[viiic] https://www.desmogblog.com/2017/08/15/trump-ferc-commissioner-rob-powelson-accepted-gifts-energy-industry-state-regulator
[ix] http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-names-energy-industry-adviser-to-chair-ferc/article/2628679
[x] https://thinkprogress.org/federal-agency-with-power-to-buck-trump-on-climate-e531eb29da1d/
[xi] https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=04c09f42-76f4-4fbd-a127-fd13c502ea6f

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Can Solar Survive Under Trump?

President Donald J. Trump now has the power to upend the $29 billion solar industry, putting hundreds of thousands of American jobs at risk. The question is will he choose to use it?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/little-known-lender-s-stand-threatens-a-29-billion-solar-market
[ii] http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/324334-solar-has-become-americas-fastest-growing-non-partisan
[iii] https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/09/21/stories/1060061281
[iv] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/solar-jobs-2016_us_5898f826e4b0c1284f27bc43
[v] http://www.utilitydive.com/news/solar-sector-steels-for-tariff-fight-after-itc-harm-ruling/505668/

Can Solar Survive Under Trump?

President Donald J. Trump now has the power to upend the $29 billion solar industry, putting hundreds of thousands of American jobs at risk. The question is will he choose to use it?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/little-known-lender-s-stand-threatens-a-29-billion-solar-market
[ii] http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/energy-environment/324334-solar-has-become-americas-fastest-growing-non-partisan
[iii] https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2017/09/21/stories/1060061281
[iv] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/solar-jobs-2016_us_5898f826e4b0c1284f27bc43
[v] http://www.utilitydive.com/news/solar-sector-steels-for-tariff-fight-after-itc-harm-ruling/505668/

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#ClimateFacts: Natural Forces

The next time someone tells you that climate change is caused by natural forces, feel free to tell them that they’re right. Just don’t forget to explain why.

SOURCES:
[i] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL
[ii] http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v525/n7568/full/nature14967.html
[iii] http://www.cattlenetwork.com/world-cattle-inventory-ranking-countries-fao
[iv] http://gizmodo.com/do-cow-farts-actually-contribute-to-global-warming-1562144730
[v] https://aviationbenefits.org/media/149668/abbb2016_full_a4_web.pdf
[vi]http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1093560_1-2-billion-vehicles-on-worlds-roads-now-2-billion-by-2035-report 
[vii] http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/energy-economics/statistical-review-2016/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf 
[viii] https://www.iea.org/about/faqs/naturalgas/ 
[ix] http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/energy-economics/statistical-review-2016/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf  
[x] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19052016/global-co2-emissions-still-accelerating-noaa-greenhouse-gas-index

#ClimateFacts: Natural Forces

The next time someone tells you that climate change is caused by natural forces, feel free to tell them that they’re right. Just don’t forget to explain why.

SOURCES:
[i] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL
[ii] http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v525/n7568/full/nature14967.html
[iii] http://www.cattlenetwork.com/world-cattle-inventory-ranking-countries-fao
[iv] http://gizmodo.com/do-cow-farts-actually-contribute-to-global-warming-1562144730
[v] https://aviationbenefits.org/media/149668/abbb2016_full_a4_web.pdf
[vi]http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1093560_1-2-billion-vehicles-on-worlds-roads-now-2-billion-by-2035-report 
[vii] http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/energy-economics/statistical-review-2016/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf 
[viii] https://www.iea.org/about/faqs/naturalgas/ 
[ix] http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/energy-economics/statistical-review-2016/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf  
[x] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19052016/global-co2-emissions-still-accelerating-noaa-greenhouse-gas-index

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#ClimateFacts: What Killed the Saiga?

Over the course of just a few days in 2015, half of the world’s Saiga antelope suddenly got sick, collapsed, and died. What caused it? And could the same thing happen to us?

SOURCES:
[i] Currant, A.P. (1987). Late Pleistocene Saiga antelope Saiga tatarica on Mendip (PDF). UBSS Proceedings. 18 (1): 74–80.

[ii] http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/science/more-than-half-entire-species-of-saigas-gone-in-mysterious-die-off.html?_r=0 

[iii] Professor Richard Kock, Professor of Wildlife Health, Royal Veterinary College; http://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/our-people/richard-kock
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: What Killed the Saiga?

Over the course of just a few days in 2015, half of the world’s Saiga antelope suddenly got sick, collapsed, and died. What caused it? And could the same thing happen to us?

SOURCES:
[i] Currant, A.P. (1987). Late Pleistocene Saiga antelope Saiga tatarica on Mendip (PDF). UBSS Proceedings. 18 (1): 74–80.

[ii] http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/science/more-than-half-entire-species-of-saigas-gone-in-mysterious-die-off.html?_r=0 

[iii] Professor Richard Kock, Professor of Wildlife Health, Royal Veterinary College; http://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/our-people/richard-kock
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

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#ClimateFacts: Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico in ruins. An island, home to roughly 3.5 million people, without power. Tens of thousands at risk as the Guajataca Dam struggles to hold back floodwaters. This is the strongest storm to hit the island in a century, and climate change is setting the stage for more like it.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.dw.com/en/hurricane-maria-hits-puerto-rico/a-40594221
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/20/hurricane-maria-takes-aim-at-puerto-rico-with-force-not-seen-in-modern-history/?utm_term=.8f714c7022f1
[iii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/us/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico.html?mcubz=0
[iv] https://www.census.gov/search-results.html?page=1&stategeo=&searchtype=web&cssp=serp&q=puerto+rico+poverty+2017&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=submit
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/puerto-rico-with-73-billion-in-debt-forced-toward-bankruptcy/2017/05/03/92e39d76-3020-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html?utm_term=.11b235616a08
[vi] http://grist.org/article/harvey-irma-maria-this-is-the-hurricane-season-scientists-expected-and-feared/
[vii] https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/9/21/16345176/hurricane-maria-2017-puerto-rico-san-juan-meteorology-wind-rain-power

#ClimateFacts: Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico in ruins. An island, home to roughly 3.5 million people, without power. Tens of thousands at risk as the Guajataca Dam struggles to hold back floodwaters. This is the strongest storm to hit the island in a century, and climate change is setting the stage for more like it.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.dw.com/en/hurricane-maria-hits-puerto-rico/a-40594221
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/20/hurricane-maria-takes-aim-at-puerto-rico-with-force-not-seen-in-modern-history/?utm_term=.8f714c7022f1
[iii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/us/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico.html?mcubz=0
[iv] https://www.census.gov/search-results.html?page=1&stategeo=&searchtype=web&cssp=serp&q=puerto+rico+poverty+2017&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=submit
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/puerto-rico-with-73-billion-in-debt-forced-toward-bankruptcy/2017/05/03/92e39d76-3020-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html?utm_term=.11b235616a08
[vi] http://grist.org/article/harvey-irma-maria-this-is-the-hurricane-season-scientists-expected-and-feared/
[vii] https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/9/21/16345176/hurricane-maria-2017-puerto-rico-san-juan-meteorology-wind-rain-power

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#WeCanSolveThis: Cows

Cows produce a lot of climate change causing methane and humans eat a lot of cows. One way to stop this is by changing your diet. But what about changing theirs?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/seaweed-shown-to-reduce-99-methane-from-cattle-1.3156975
[ii] http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/02/2708911/fracking-ipcc-methane/
[iii] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[iv] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[v] http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0085289

#WeCanSolveThis: Cows

Cows produce a lot of climate change causing methane and humans eat a lot of cows. One way to stop this is by changing your diet. But what about changing theirs?

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/seaweed-shown-to-reduce-99-methane-from-cattle-1.3156975
[ii] http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/02/2708911/fracking-ipcc-methane/
[iii] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[iv] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2016/11/seaweed-may-be-the-solution-for-burping-cows/
[v] http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0085289

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Donors Trust

We used to know how much big fossil fuel companies like Exxon and Koch Industries were spending to fund climate change denial. Not anymore.

SOURCES:
[i] http://drexel.edu/now/news-media/releases/archive/2013/December/Climate-Change/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] https://phys.org/news/2013-12-koch-brothers-reveals-funders-climate.html
[iv] http://www.ibtimes.com/koch-family-uses-fund-channel-millions-anti-climate-science-groups-report-1039906   
[v] http://drexel.edu/now/news-media/releases/archive/2013/December/Climate-Change/#sthash.Azb60kFM.dpuf

Donors Trust

We used to know how much big fossil fuel companies like Exxon and Koch Industries were spending to fund climate change denial. Not anymore.

SOURCES:
[i] http://drexel.edu/now/news-media/releases/archive/2013/December/Climate-Change/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] https://phys.org/news/2013-12-koch-brothers-reveals-funders-climate.html
[iv] http://www.ibtimes.com/koch-family-uses-fund-channel-millions-anti-climate-science-groups-report-1039906   
[v] http://drexel.edu/now/news-media/releases/archive/2013/December/Climate-Change/#sthash.Azb60kFM.dpuf

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Would a Pence Presidency Be Better for the Environment?

As the investigations continue, some have called for President Trump’s resignation or impeachment. But would Mike Pence be better for the environment?

SOURCES:
[i] http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/mike-pence
[ii] ibid
[iii] http://midwestenergynews.com/2015/06/26/before-being-dismantled-indianas-efficiency-program-was-effective-2/
[iv] http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/23/vice-president-mike-pence-trumps-triumphs-are-many-after-only-six-months-and-hes-just-getting-started.html
[v] http://www.indianadg.net/gov-pence-finishes-extreme-makeover-of-ind-efficiency-rules-the-real-story-behind-sea-412/ https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/412
[vi] https://www.thenation.com/article/vice-president-mike-pence-would-be-a-dream-for-the-koch-brothers/
[vii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-s-vp-doubts-climate-change1/
[viii]https://www.desmogblog.com/mike-pence
[ix]ibid

Would a Pence Presidency Be Better for the Environment?

As the investigations continue, some have called for President Trump’s resignation or impeachment. But would Mike Pence be better for the environment?

SOURCES:
[i] http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/mike-pence
[ii] ibid
[iii] http://midwestenergynews.com/2015/06/26/before-being-dismantled-indianas-efficiency-program-was-effective-2/
[iv] http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/23/vice-president-mike-pence-trumps-triumphs-are-many-after-only-six-months-and-hes-just-getting-started.html
[v] http://www.indianadg.net/gov-pence-finishes-extreme-makeover-of-ind-efficiency-rules-the-real-story-behind-sea-412/ https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/412
[vi] https://www.thenation.com/article/vice-president-mike-pence-would-be-a-dream-for-the-koch-brothers/
[vii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trump-s-vp-doubts-climate-change1/
[viii]https://www.desmogblog.com/mike-pence
[ix]ibid

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#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico is the latest tragedy in an extreme season fueled by warming waters.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/above-normal-atlantic-hurricane-season-most-likely-year-noaa
[ii] https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2017-atlantic-hurricane-season-one-of-busiest-september
[iii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/07/us/hurricane-season-2017-outlook/index.html
[iv] http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gj4sc
[v] https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/oatl.html; https://www.seatemperature.org/central-america/puerto-rico/san-juan.htm
[vi] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-scientists-rise-in-super-hurricanes-4596dfb294ee/

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico is the latest tragedy in an extreme season fueled by warming waters.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/above-normal-atlantic-hurricane-season-most-likely-year-noaa
[ii] https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2017-atlantic-hurricane-season-one-of-busiest-september
[iii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/07/us/hurricane-season-2017-outlook/index.html
[iv] http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gj4sc
[v] https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/oatl.html; https://www.seatemperature.org/central-america/puerto-rico/san-juan.htm
[vi] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-scientists-rise-in-super-hurricanes-4596dfb294ee/

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#ClimateFacts: Not a Fluke

What happened in Houston is part of a much larger trend. One that began long before Hurricane Harvey and one that’s going to go on long after the cleanup is over. It’s time we recognized it, and planned accordingly.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41070237
[ii] https://www.texastribune.org/boomtown-floodtown/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.texastribune.org/2017/09/07/conversation-former-harris-county-flood-control-chief/

#ClimateFacts: Not a Fluke

What happened in Houston is part of a much larger trend. One that began long before Hurricane Harvey and one that’s going to go on long after the cleanup is over. It’s time we recognized it, and planned accordingly.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41070237
[ii] https://www.texastribune.org/boomtown-floodtown/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.texastribune.org/2017/09/07/conversation-former-harris-county-flood-control-chief/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Climate Corps

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing profits aren’t mutually exclusive. Meet Climate Corps, the group of motivated students that’s helping companies rake in the cash by going green. Interested in joining? Visit: http://edfclimatecorps.org

#WeCanSolveThis: Climate Corps

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing profits aren’t mutually exclusive. Meet Climate Corps, the group of motivated students that’s helping companies rake in the cash by going green. Interested in joining? Visit: http://edfclimatecorps.org

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#ClimateFacts: Time to Talk About Climate

Florida and Texas have been ravaged by hurricanes. The American West is aflame. The Donald J. Trump Administration say it’s not time to talk climate change. If not now, when?

#ClimateFacts: Time to Talk About Climate

Florida and Texas have been ravaged by hurricanes. The American West is aflame. The Donald J. Trump Administration say it’s not time to talk climate change. If not now, when?

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Matt Damon: Mercury Rising

Climate change is causing more heatwaves all across the globe, with deadly repercussions. Matt Damon investigates what that means in Los Angeles, and elsewhere.

Matt Damon: Mercury Rising

Climate change is causing more heatwaves all across the globe, with deadly repercussions. Matt Damon investigates what that means in Los Angeles, and elsewhere.

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Bradley Whitford Visits the Florida Everglades

Actor Bradley Whitford travels to the Florida Everglades to see for himself how climate change is causing problems right now. He learns how salt water, brought further inland by sea level rise, is punching holes in the marsh’s habitat and killing off mangroves. Meanwhile, barrier islands that have protected Florida’s coasts from hurricanes are also starting to disappear.

Bradley Whitford Visits the Florida Everglades

Actor Bradley Whitford travels to the Florida Everglades to see for himself how climate change is causing problems right now. He learns how salt water, brought further inland by sea level rise, is punching holes in the marsh’s habitat and killing off mangroves. Meanwhile, barrier islands that have protected Florida’s coasts from hurricanes are also starting to disappear.

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#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Irma

Texas and Louisiana have barely begun recovering from Harvey. Now Hurricane Irma is whipping through the Caribbean and barreling towards the Florida coast. Climate change and hurricanes are connected, and we need to be talking about it. We need to be acting.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.salon.com/2017/09/06/irma-the-strongest-atlantic-hurricane-in-history-keeps-getting-stronger_partner/
[ii] http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/hurricane-irma-wipes-tiny-caribbean-island-off-the-map/
[iii] https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-irma/homestead-florida-city-was-wrecked-hurricane-andrew-irma-scary-nostalgia-n799291
[iv] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/05/18/global-warming-fueling-fewer-but-stronger-hurricanes-study-says/?utm_term=.79391b581579
[v] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI_XvA8XoAIXdwL.jpg
[vi] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/RisingCost/rising_cost5.php
[vii] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[viii] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/hurricanes-facts-storms-weather-science/
[ix] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-013-1713-0
[x] https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=8724580
[xi] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-climatechange/epa-says-climate-scientists-trying-to-politicize-texas-storm-idUSKCN1B92V0

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Irma

Texas and Louisiana have barely begun recovering from Harvey. Now Hurricane Irma is whipping through the Caribbean and barreling towards the Florida coast. Climate change and hurricanes are connected, and we need to be talking about it. We need to be acting.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.salon.com/2017/09/06/irma-the-strongest-atlantic-hurricane-in-history-keeps-getting-stronger_partner/
[ii] http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/hurricane-irma-wipes-tiny-caribbean-island-off-the-map/
[iii] https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-irma/homestead-florida-city-was-wrecked-hurricane-andrew-irma-scary-nostalgia-n799291
[iv] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/05/18/global-warming-fueling-fewer-but-stronger-hurricanes-study-says/?utm_term=.79391b581579
[v] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI_XvA8XoAIXdwL.jpg
[vi] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/RisingCost/rising_cost5.php
[vii] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[viii] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/hurricanes-facts-storms-weather-science/
[ix] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-013-1713-0
[x] https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=8724580
[xi] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-climatechange/epa-says-climate-scientists-trying-to-politicize-texas-storm-idUSKCN1B92V0

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David Letterman and the U.S. Ambassador

In this YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY web exclusive, David Letterman sits down with the then-US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, to learn how two of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters are working together to fight climate change. Since the video was filmed, the United States elected a new president, Donald J. Trump, who is putting important partnerships like these in jeopardy.

David Letterman and the U.S. Ambassador

In this YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY web exclusive, David Letterman sits down with the then-US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, to learn how two of the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters are working together to fight climate change. Since the video was filmed, the United States elected a new president, Donald J. Trump, who is putting important partnerships like these in jeopardy.

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Warming Seas and Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, they were running up to 7°F above normal. Will this be the storm that changes the climate debate?

Warming Seas and Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey hit the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, they were running up to 7°F above normal. Will this be the storm that changes the climate debate?

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How We Build After Harvey

Hurricane Harvey serves as a powerful lesson for a world adjusting to climate change. We need to start planning for more flooding, in more places, and that means our leaders need to get it right.

SOURCES:
[i] 8/28/2017 press conference
[ii] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure-idUSKCN1AV1ZI
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/28/16213268/harvey-climate-change
[v] http://www.npr.org/2017/02/07/513905161/trumps-energy-shift-could-bring-higher-gas-prices-analysts-say
[vi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/trump-says-environmental-reports-should-shrink-to-a-few-simple-pages/2017/06/09/ee63b5b8-4d31-11e7-a186-60c031eab644_story.html
[vii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/politics/white-house-climate-change-committee-dismantled/index.html
[viii]  https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/
[ix]  https://medium.com/living-beyond-floods/71-properties-uninsured-in-areas-impacted-by-hurricane-harvey-f70f91ab0323

How We Build After Harvey

Hurricane Harvey serves as a powerful lesson for a world adjusting to climate change. We need to start planning for more flooding, in more places, and that means our leaders need to get it right.

SOURCES:
[i] 8/28/2017 press conference
[ii] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure-idUSKCN1AV1ZI
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/8/28/16213268/harvey-climate-change
[v] http://www.npr.org/2017/02/07/513905161/trumps-energy-shift-could-bring-higher-gas-prices-analysts-say
[vi] https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/trump-says-environmental-reports-should-shrink-to-a-few-simple-pages/2017/06/09/ee63b5b8-4d31-11e7-a186-60c031eab644_story.html
[vii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/politics/white-house-climate-change-committee-dismantled/index.html
[viii]  https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/
[ix]  https://medium.com/living-beyond-floods/71-properties-uninsured-in-areas-impacted-by-hurricane-harvey-f70f91ab0323

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#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 Storm, one of the worst to hit the US in over a decade. Did climate change make this disaster worse?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2017/al09/al092017.public.016.shtml
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Harvey-s-intensity-and-rainfall-potential-tied-11957010.php
[iv] http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCDAT4+shtml/241455.shtml , http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/texas/united-states/3213
[v] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[vi] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[vii] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/21st-century-projections-of-intense-hurricanes/
[viii] http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/05/31/expect-the-wet-to-get-wetter-and-the-dry-drier/

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 Storm, one of the worst to hit the US in over a decade. Did climate change make this disaster worse?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2017/al09/al092017.public.016.shtml
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Harvey-s-intensity-and-rainfall-potential-tied-11957010.php
[iv] http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCDAT4+shtml/241455.shtml , http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/texas/united-states/3213
[v] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[vi] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[vii] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/21st-century-projections-of-intense-hurricanes/
[viii] http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/05/31/expect-the-wet-to-get-wetter-and-the-dry-drier/

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How Palm Oil Is Linked to Deforestation

Actor Harrison Ford travels to Indonesia to learn how demand for palm oil in everyday products at the grocery at the driving massive deforestation. To learn more and take action, go to: https://www.ran.org/palm_oil

How Palm Oil Is Linked to Deforestation

Actor Harrison Ford travels to Indonesia to learn how demand for palm oil in everyday products at the grocery at the driving massive deforestation. To learn more and take action, go to: https://www.ran.org/palm_oil

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#ClimateFacts: More Drought But Also More Flooding?

More flooding seems like the opposite of more drought…how can climate change be causing both? This #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCES:
[i] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[ii] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[iii] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/21st-century-projections-of-intense-hurricanes/
[iv] http://soilquality.org.au/factsheets/waterlogging
[v] http://www.eartheclipse.com/environment/causes-and-effects-of-soil-erosion.html
[vi] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2015/06/the-importance-of-snowpack/
[ix] http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/05/31/expect-the-wet-to-get-wetter-and-the-dry-drier/

#ClimateFacts: More Drought But Also More Flooding?

More flooding seems like the opposite of more drought…how can climate change be causing both? This #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCES:
[i] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[ii] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[iii] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/21st-century-projections-of-intense-hurricanes/
[iv] http://soilquality.org.au/factsheets/waterlogging
[v] http://www.eartheclipse.com/environment/causes-and-effects-of-soil-erosion.html
[vi] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2015/06/the-importance-of-snowpack/
[ix] http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/05/31/expect-the-wet-to-get-wetter-and-the-dry-drier/

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Thomas L. Friedman for #PutAPriceOnIt

How can we help prevent people on the front lines of climate change from becoming refugees? The first step is to put a price on carbon, says New York Times journalist Thomas L. Friedman.

Thomas L. Friedman for #PutAPriceOnIt

How can we help prevent people on the front lines of climate change from becoming refugees? The first step is to put a price on carbon, says New York Times journalist Thomas L. Friedman.

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#WeCanSolveThis: 4 Things We Can Do

To stop climate change we’ll need to make some big changes as a society, but there are plenty of actions you can take in your own life as well. A new study finds that these are the four most impactful things you can do as an individual to solve climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/fast-facts-transportation-greenhouse-gas-emissions
[vi] http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541

#WeCanSolveThis: 4 Things We Can Do

To stop climate change we’ll need to make some big changes as a society, but there are plenty of actions you can take in your own life as well. A new study finds that these are the four most impactful things you can do as an individual to solve climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/fast-facts-transportation-greenhouse-gas-emissions
[vi] http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541

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NEW VIDEO! Trump: Building In Harm’s Way

President Trump proposed a major infrastructure plan that ignores climate change in a dangerous way.

NEW VIDEO! Trump: Building In Harm’s Way

President Trump proposed a major infrastructure plan that ignores climate change in a dangerous way.

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Boiling The Frog: Episode 6

Senator Al Franken learns that David Letterman’s prodigious beard is actually a powerful weapon in the struggle to control carbon emissions.

Boiling The Frog: Episode 6

Senator Al Franken learns that David Letterman’s prodigious beard is actually a powerful weapon in the struggle to control carbon emissions.

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#ClimateFacts: Mass Extinction

Scientists predict that if global temperatures continue to rise, 1 in 6 species could actually go extinct.

#ClimateFacts: Mass Extinction

Scientists predict that if global temperatures continue to rise, 1 in 6 species could actually go extinct.

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Boiling the Frog: Episode 5

Senator Al Franken and David Letterman take on Trump for having no idea why coal jobs are really disappearing. Then Franken takes on Letterman for using the word ‘igneous’.

Boiling the Frog: Episode 5

Senator Al Franken and David Letterman take on Trump for having no idea why coal jobs are really disappearing. Then Franken takes on Letterman for using the word ‘igneous’.

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#WeCanSolveThis: Autonomous Vehicles

Are self-driving vehicles, also know as autonomous vehicles (AV’s), part of the solution to climate change? This video, part of our #WeCanSolveThis series, takes a look.

#WeCanSolveThis: Autonomous Vehicles

Are self-driving vehicles, also know as autonomous vehicles (AV’s), part of the solution to climate change? This video, part of our #WeCanSolveThis series, takes a look.

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Nikki Reed Visits Novex, a Green Courier Company

On a trip to Vancouver, Nikki Reed visits Novex, a courier company that’s gone green. She talks with CEO Rob Safrata about how carbon pricing impacted his business.

Nikki Reed Visits Novex, a Green Courier Company

On a trip to Vancouver, Nikki Reed visits Novex, a courier company that’s gone green. She talks with CEO Rob Safrata about how carbon pricing impacted his business.

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#ClimateFacts: People Want Action

Believe it or not, climate change is actually one of the least divisive issues in America. So why is it one of the most divisive in Washington? #ClimateFacts

SOURCES:
[i] http://scholars.unh.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1307&context=carsey
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] http://www.comresglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Global-Challenges-Foundation-Global-Risks-Survey-Data-Tables-1.pdf
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climatechange-poll-idUSKBN18X198
[vi] http://closup.umich.edu/files/ieep-nsee-2017-spring-state-policies.pdf
[vii] www.apnorc.org/PDFs/EnergyClimate/Fact%20Sheets_1%20Summary_Final.pdf
[viii] http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/politics-global-warming-november-2016/2/

#ClimateFacts: People Want Action

Believe it or not, climate change is actually one of the least divisive issues in America. So why is it one of the most divisive in Washington? #ClimateFacts

SOURCES:
[i] http://scholars.unh.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1307&context=carsey
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] http://www.comresglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Global-Challenges-Foundation-Global-Risks-Survey-Data-Tables-1.pdf
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climatechange-poll-idUSKBN18X198
[vi] http://closup.umich.edu/files/ieep-nsee-2017-spring-state-policies.pdf
[vii] www.apnorc.org/PDFs/EnergyClimate/Fact%20Sheets_1%20Summary_Final.pdf
[viii] http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/politics-global-warming-november-2016/2/

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#WeCanSolveThis: Community Mobilization 

When Dulce Ortiz learned about the negative health effects of a coal power plant in her hometown of Waukegan, Illinois, she teamed up with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign to take action, mobilizing her community to fight back.

#WeCanSolveThis: Community Mobilization 

When Dulce Ortiz learned about the negative health effects of a coal power plant in her hometown of Waukegan, Illinois, she teamed up with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign to take action, mobilizing her community to fight back.

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#ClimateFacts: The Economy

Will fighting climate change cripple the economy? Or is the cost of climate change even higher? This video takes a look at the facts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.uncclearn.org/sites/default/files/inventory/who002.pdf
[ii] http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/us/drought-fells-a-texas-towns-biggest-employer.html
[iii] http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130225_laborandclimate.html
[iv] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/research_highlight/heat-stress-reduces-labor-capacity-under-climate-warming/
[v] https://ir.citi.com/hsq32Jl1m4aIzicMqH8sBkPnbsqfnwy4Jgb1J2kIPYWIw5eM8yD3FY9VbGpK%2Baax
[vi] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: The Economy

Will fighting climate change cripple the economy? Or is the cost of climate change even higher? This video takes a look at the facts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.uncclearn.org/sites/default/files/inventory/who002.pdf
[ii] http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/us/drought-fells-a-texas-towns-biggest-employer.html
[iii] http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130225_laborandclimate.html
[iv] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/research_highlight/heat-stress-reduces-labor-capacity-under-climate-warming/
[v] https://ir.citi.com/hsq32Jl1m4aIzicMqH8sBkPnbsqfnwy4Jgb1J2kIPYWIw5eM8yD3FY9VbGpK%2Baax
[vi] Ibid.

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Blocking the Sun with Cecily Strong

Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong travels to Nevada to find out why rooftop solar companies have gotten pushed out of the state. Isn’t a little competition is supposed to be healthy?

Blocking the Sun with Cecily Strong

Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong travels to Nevada to find out why rooftop solar companies have gotten pushed out of the state. Isn’t a little competition is supposed to be healthy?

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Boiling the Frog: Episode 4

Senator Al Franken is impressed that David Letterman went to India to find out what the Indians are doing about climate change. But he also wonders, “Dave, when you were in India, why did you seem so stupid?”

Boiling the Frog: Episode 4

Senator Al Franken is impressed that David Letterman went to India to find out what the Indians are doing about climate change. But he also wonders, “Dave, when you were in India, why did you seem so stupid?”

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#ClimateFacts: Emissions vs. Buildup

The world has made great strides reducing CO2 emissions, but buildup in the atmosphere from past pollution already has consequences. We may have already exhausted some of Earth’s natural defenses.

#ClimateFacts: Emissions vs. Buildup

The world has made great strides reducing CO2 emissions, but buildup in the atmosphere from past pollution already has consequences. We may have already exhausted some of Earth’s natural defenses.

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Trump’s Plan to Green America

Trump promised Americans that his administration would protect the environment. But he’s not keeping his word.

Trump’s Plan to Green America

Trump promised Americans that his administration would protect the environment. But he’s not keeping his word.

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#WeCanSolveThis: The Youth Movement

Young people all around the world are working to solve climate change by putting a price on carbon. Meet Jordan Vogel, one of the leaders of this movement. Together, #WeCanSolveThis.

#WeCanSolveThis: The Youth Movement

Young people all around the world are working to solve climate change by putting a price on carbon. Meet Jordan Vogel, one of the leaders of this movement. Together, #WeCanSolveThis.

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Can Republicans and Democrats come together?

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) thinks so. This Reagan Republican is working hard to find solutions to climate change and urging her fellow Republicans to do the same. She sits down with Bradley Whitford of The West Wing to fill him in.

Can Republicans and Democrats come together?

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) thinks so. This Reagan Republican is working hard to find solutions to climate change and urging her fellow Republicans to do the same. She sits down with Bradley Whitford of The West Wing to fill him in.

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Boiling The Frog: Episode 3

Senator Al Franken wants David Letterman to hear about a real solution to climate change. Behind Franken’s senate office door is just the man to explain it. Hint: he’s from “Little Rhody.”

Boiling The Frog: Episode 3

Senator Al Franken wants David Letterman to hear about a real solution to climate change. Behind Franken’s senate office door is just the man to explain it. Hint: he’s from “Little Rhody.”

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Boiling The Frog: Episode 2

Senator Al Franken tells David Letterman about who is behind a lot of the inaction in Washington on climate change. He calls them “Siegfried” and “Roy,” and they have Franken’s Republican colleagues running scared. Who are these guys?

Boiling The Frog: Episode 2

Senator Al Franken tells David Letterman about who is behind a lot of the inaction in Washington on climate change. He calls them “Siegfried” and “Roy,” and they have Franken’s Republican colleagues running scared. Who are these guys?

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#ClimateFacts: Elephants Could Go Extinct

Elephants populations are decreasing at an alarming rate, due to poaching and climate change. #ClimateFacts

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.earthlife.net/mammals/elephants.html
[ii] http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2009/08/03/elephants_fall_to_drought_in_kenya/
[iii] http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201550
[iv] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/wildlife-african-elephants-population-decrease-great-elephant-census/
[v] https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/24/african-elephants-could-be-extinct-in-wild-within-decades-say-experts

#ClimateFacts: Elephants Could Go Extinct

Elephants populations are decreasing at an alarming rate, due to poaching and climate change. #ClimateFacts

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.earthlife.net/mammals/elephants.html
[ii] http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2009/08/03/elephants_fall_to_drought_in_kenya/
[iii] http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201550
[iv] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/wildlife-african-elephants-population-decrease-great-elephant-census/
[v] https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/24/african-elephants-could-be-extinct-in-wild-within-decades-say-experts

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#ClimateFacts: Melting Ice

On July 12, 2017 the world learned that a trillion ton iceberg broke away from Antartica. This particular break might not have been caused by climate change, but that doesn’t mean melting ice in Antartica is nothing to worry about. #ClimateFacts

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/09/climate/antarctica-rift-update.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
[ii] http://www.dw.com/en/polar-ice-sheets-melting-faster-than-ever/a-16432199
[iii] http://www.the-cryosphere.net/8/1539/2014/tc-8-1539-2014.pdf
[iv] email correspondence with Dr. Marco Tedesco
[v] https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quickfacts/icesheets.html
[vi] https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/antarctic_ice_sheet.htm
[vii] https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quickfacts/icesheets.html

#ClimateFacts: Melting Ice

On July 12, 2017 the world learned that a trillion ton iceberg broke away from Antartica. This particular break might not have been caused by climate change, but that doesn’t mean melting ice in Antartica is nothing to worry about. #ClimateFacts

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/09/climate/antarctica-rift-update.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
[ii] http://www.dw.com/en/polar-ice-sheets-melting-faster-than-ever/a-16432199
[iii] http://www.the-cryosphere.net/8/1539/2014/tc-8-1539-2014.pdf
[iv] email correspondence with Dr. Marco Tedesco
[v] https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quickfacts/icesheets.html
[vi] https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/antarctic_ice_sheet.htm
[vii] https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quickfacts/icesheets.html

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#ClimateFacts: Deadly Heatwaves

If it’s too hot to work outside, how do we stay productive as a society?

SOURCES:
[i] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/heatwaves-climate-change-global-warming/
[ii] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1631069107003770?via%3Dihub
[iii] http://www.pnas.org/content/109/37/E2415.full.pdf
[iv] http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/03/AR2006080301489.html
[v] http://www.popsci.com/extreme-heat-waves-could-become-annual-events-by-2075
[vi] https://riskybusiness.org/report/national/
[vii] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Deadly Heatwaves

If it’s too hot to work outside, how do we stay productive as a society?

SOURCES:
[i] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/heatwaves-climate-change-global-warming/
[ii] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1631069107003770?via%3Dihub
[iii] http://www.pnas.org/content/109/37/E2415.full.pdf
[iv] http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/03/AR2006080301489.html
[v] http://www.popsci.com/extreme-heat-waves-could-become-annual-events-by-2075
[vi] https://riskybusiness.org/report/national/
[vii] Ibid.

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Boiling The Frog: Episode 1

Senator Al Franken introduces Boiling The Frog, brought to you by Funny Or Die and Years of Living Dangerously.

Boiling The Frog: Episode 1

Senator Al Franken introduces Boiling The Frog, brought to you by Funny Or Die and Years of Living Dangerously.

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Sigourney Weaver for #PutAPriceOnIt

In the U.S., we have to stop using China’s inaction as an excuse to not lower greenhouse gas emissions. That’s because China IS acting. They’re planning to implement a national price on carbon and are making big investments in clean energy–as Sigourney Weaver learned on Years of Living Dangerously.

Sigourney Weaver for #PutAPriceOnIt

In the U.S., we have to stop using China’s inaction as an excuse to not lower greenhouse gas emissions. That’s because China IS acting. They’re planning to implement a national price on carbon and are making big investments in clean energy–as Sigourney Weaver learned on Years of Living Dangerously.

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#ClimateFacts: Miami Underwater

How will climate change affect Miami? This one minute video takes a look.

#ClimateFacts: Miami Underwater

How will climate change affect Miami? This one minute video takes a look.

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Meet the Survivors of Fuel Convoy Attacks

Although military bases on the U.S. are well-located to take advantage of solar power, many a still heavily reliant on fossil fuels. As a result, oil delivery convoys become easy targets for attack. Does it have to be this way? Arnold Schwarzenegger meets with survivors to learn more.

Meet the Survivors of Fuel Convoy Attacks

Although military bases on the U.S. are well-located to take advantage of solar power, many a still heavily reliant on fossil fuels. As a result, oil delivery convoys become easy targets for attack. Does it have to be this way? Arnold Schwarzenegger meets with survivors to learn more.

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Climate Change’s Threat to the U.S. Navy

Arnold Schwarzenegger visits Naval Station Norfolk, to learn from top officials about the risk of climate change. He finds out how sea level rise is a threat to U.S. security.

Climate Change’s Threat to the U.S. Navy

Arnold Schwarzenegger visits Naval Station Norfolk, to learn from top officials about the risk of climate change. He finds out how sea level rise is a threat to U.S. security.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Visits a U.S. Base Going Green

The U.S. military is the single largest consumer of oil of any entity in the world. Arnold Schwarzenegger learns how some bases are taking steps towards cleaner energy–and discovers why they haven’t gone further.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Visits a U.S. Base Going Green

The U.S. military is the single largest consumer of oil of any entity in the world. Arnold Schwarzenegger learns how some bases are taking steps towards cleaner energy–and discovers why they haven’t gone further.

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Gisele Speaks Out to Protect the Amazon

When Supermodel Gisele Bündchen heard that Brazil’s government planned on removing protections for the rainforest, she had to speak out. And President Michel Temer listened.

Sources:
[i] https://www.livescience.com/44235-amazon-rainforest-carbon-cycle-measured.html
[ii] https://www.statista.com/statistics/524216/us-carbon-dioxide-emissions-by-sector/
[iii] http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/amazon/amazon_threats/unsustainable_cattle_ranching/
[iv] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/20/gisele-brazil-environment-president-michel-temer
[v] http://www.cattlenetwork.com/news/industry/environmentalists-urge-brazils-president-not-rollback-amazon-protection

Gisele Speaks Out to Protect the Amazon

When Supermodel Gisele Bündchen heard that Brazil’s government planned on removing protections for the rainforest, she had to speak out. And President Michel Temer listened.

Sources:
[i] https://www.livescience.com/44235-amazon-rainforest-carbon-cycle-measured.html
[ii] https://www.statista.com/statistics/524216/us-carbon-dioxide-emissions-by-sector/
[iii] http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/amazon/amazon_threats/unsustainable_cattle_ranching/
[iv] https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/20/gisele-brazil-environment-president-michel-temer
[v] http://www.cattlenetwork.com/news/industry/environmentalists-urge-brazils-president-not-rollback-amazon-protection

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The Business Case for Climate Action

Bradley Whitford meets with some unexpected supporters of climate action at a cocktail party in D.C. First, a Republican member of Congress—Carlos Curbelo, who concerned about the impacts of climate change on his Florida district. Then, he hears the business case for climate action from Brad Figel, VP of Public Affairs for Mars.

The Business Case for Climate Action

Bradley Whitford meets with some unexpected supporters of climate action at a cocktail party in D.C. First, a Republican member of Congress—Carlos Curbelo, who concerned about the impacts of climate change on his Florida district. Then, he hears the business case for climate action from Brad Figel, VP of Public Affairs for Mars.

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#ClimateFacts: Worse Wildfires

Wildfires are burning bigger, hotter and longer due to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.climatecentral.org/wgts/wildfires/Wildfires2012.pdf
[ii] http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2006/07/06/science.1128834?explicitversion=true
[iii] http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/~tswetnam/tws-pdf/AllenEtal-EApaper.pdf
[iv] https://grist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/gude_manuscript_4-24-09_color.pdf; https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2009/09/01/6643/what-a-1-degree-temperature-increase-means-for-wildfires/
[v] https://www.usda.gov/oce/climate_change/effects_2012/FS_Climate1114%20opt.pdf; https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7#.wbz80zg4b
[vi] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104422/
[vii] http://www.pnas.org/content/107/50/21256.full; Thomas Swetnam

#ClimateFacts: Worse Wildfires

Wildfires are burning bigger, hotter and longer due to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.climatecentral.org/wgts/wildfires/Wildfires2012.pdf
[ii] http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2006/07/06/science.1128834?explicitversion=true
[iii] http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/~tswetnam/tws-pdf/AllenEtal-EApaper.pdf
[iv] https://grist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/gude_manuscript_4-24-09_color.pdf; https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2009/09/01/6643/what-a-1-degree-temperature-increase-means-for-wildfires/
[v] https://www.usda.gov/oce/climate_change/effects_2012/FS_Climate1114%20opt.pdf; https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7#.wbz80zg4b
[vi] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104422/
[vii] http://www.pnas.org/content/107/50/21256.full; Thomas Swetnam

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Is Methane Clean?

Is methane really a cleaner fuel than coal? New York Times journalist Mark Bittman talks to scientists from across the U.S. to find out.

Is Methane Clean?

Is methane really a cleaner fuel than coal? New York Times journalist Mark Bittman talks to scientists from across the U.S. to find out.

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Music Video – All My Days by Alexi Murdoch

Music video set to the song ‘All My Days’ by singer-songwriter Alexi Murdoch, using footage from season 1 of YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY.

Music Video – All My Days by Alexi Murdoch

Music video set to the song ‘All My Days’ by singer-songwriter Alexi Murdoch, using footage from season 1 of YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY.

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#ClimateFacts: The World’s Biggest Polluters

Who are the biggest polluters in the world? In 2006, China became the world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter. But a closer look at the numbers tells a more complicated story.

#ClimateFacts: The World’s Biggest Polluters

Who are the biggest polluters in the world? In 2006, China became the world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter. But a closer look at the numbers tells a more complicated story.

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Against the Wind starring America Ferrera

All across the U.S., organizations like the Heartland Institute are sending out ambassadors armed with pro-fossil fuel propaganda to influence your local lawmakers. America Ferrera travels to Kansas to learn about how farmers are benefitting from wind power, but one man is standing in their way.

Against the Wind starring America Ferrera

All across the U.S., organizations like the Heartland Institute are sending out ambassadors armed with pro-fossil fuel propaganda to influence your local lawmakers. America Ferrera travels to Kansas to learn about how farmers are benefitting from wind power, but one man is standing in their way.

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The Vogel Family Wind Farm in Lubbock, Texas

In Lubbock, Texas, Jordan and his grandfather Herb visit the family wind farm.

The Vogel Family Wind Farm in Lubbock, Texas

In Lubbock, Texas, Jordan and his grandfather Herb visit the family wind farm.

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#ClimateFacts: Bipartisan Efforts

If we hope to tackle climate change head on, we need to do it together. Meet Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), the amazing group of volunteers committed to uniting Republicans and Democrats in Congress. They’ve helped form the Climate Solutions Caucus to come up with bipartisan solutions.

#ClimateFacts: Bipartisan Efforts

If we hope to tackle climate change head on, we need to do it together. Meet Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), the amazing group of volunteers committed to uniting Republicans and Democrats in Congress. They’ve helped form the Climate Solutions Caucus to come up with bipartisan solutions.

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Don Cheadle for #PutAPriceOnIt

In seasons 1 and 2 of Years of Living Dangerously, Don Cheadle saw how drought is hurting everyday Americans, from Texas to California. He’s seen how climate change is costing us right now.

He knows it’s time to #PutAPriceOnIt

Don Cheadle for #PutAPriceOnIt

In seasons 1 and 2 of Years of Living Dangerously, Don Cheadle saw how drought is hurting everyday Americans, from Texas to California. He’s seen how climate change is costing us right now.

He knows it’s time to #PutAPriceOnIt

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Nikki Reed for #PutAPriceOnIt

Nikki Reed has an important message about one of the most powerful solutions in the fight against climate change: putting a price on carbon. She investigated it firsthand, meeting with economists, business leaders, and politicians.

Nikki Reed for #PutAPriceOnIt

Nikki Reed has an important message about one of the most powerful solutions in the fight against climate change: putting a price on carbon. She investigated it firsthand, meeting with economists, business leaders, and politicians.

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Donald Trump Pulls Out of Paris Agreement

After President Donald J. Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, the governors of Washington, New York, and California announced they were forming the United States Climate Alliance, keeping their states on track to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

If you live in one of these states, call your governor and thank them. If you don’t live in one of these states, ask your governor to join the alliance.

Donald Trump Pulls Out of Paris Agreement

After President Donald J. Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement, the governors of Washington, New York, and California announced they were forming the United States Climate Alliance, keeping their states on track to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.

If you live in one of these states, call your governor and thank them. If you don’t live in one of these states, ask your governor to join the alliance.

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#ClimateFacts: Attack of the Bark Beetles

Warmer winters mean more bark beetles. Bark beetles kill trees. These dead trees serve as kindling for wildfires and release stored carbon, speeding up climate change and leading to warmer winters.

These warmer winters lead to more bark beetles, and the cycle continues, unless we stop it.

#ClimateFacts: Attack of the Bark Beetles

Warmer winters mean more bark beetles. Bark beetles kill trees. These dead trees serve as kindling for wildfires and release stored carbon, speeding up climate change and leading to warmer winters.

These warmer winters lead to more bark beetles, and the cycle continues, unless we stop it.

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#ClimateFacts: More Destructive Storms

Sea level rise makes storms more destructive. See how just one foot made Hurricane Sandy much worse.

#ClimateFacts: More Destructive Storms

Sea level rise makes storms more destructive. See how just one foot made Hurricane Sandy much worse.

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Harrison Ford Goes to Back to School

Harrison Ford gets a lesson about climate change and deforestation from 8th grade science teacher Kathy Marvin.

Harrison Ford Goes to Back to School

Harrison Ford gets a lesson about climate change and deforestation from 8th grade science teacher Kathy Marvin.

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David Letterman Goes to the Bank

Renewables are changing lives in rural India, as small businesses replace expensive, dirty, and unreliable diesel generators, with cheap, clean, sustainable solar energy. David Letterman visits one such business.

David Letterman Goes to the Bank

Renewables are changing lives in rural India, as small businesses replace expensive, dirty, and unreliable diesel generators, with cheap, clean, sustainable solar energy. David Letterman visits one such business.

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#ClimateFacts: Syria’s Drought

The Syrian Civil War was preceded by a 5 year drought. The worst in Syria’s modern history, over 1 million were displaced. As farms failed an unemployed families crowded into the cities, an already unstable nation was pushed to the brink.

Sources:
[1] http://bit.ly/2qQZVUn
[2] http://www.irinnews.org/report/87165/syria-drought-response-faces-funding-shortfall
[3] http://www.irinnews.org/report/85963/syria-drought-driving-farmers-to-the-cities
[4] http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/20111027_drought.html
[5] http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/images/hoerlingetalfig1b.jpg
[6] http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/pdf/waterconflict.pdf

#ClimateFacts: Syria’s Drought

The Syrian Civil War was preceded by a 5 year drought. The worst in Syria’s modern history, over 1 million were displaced. As farms failed an unemployed families crowded into the cities, an already unstable nation was pushed to the brink.

Sources:
[1] http://bit.ly/2qQZVUn
[2] http://www.irinnews.org/report/87165/syria-drought-response-faces-funding-shortfall
[3] http://www.irinnews.org/report/85963/syria-drought-driving-farmers-to-the-cities
[4] http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/20111027_drought.html
[5] http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/images/hoerlingetalfig1b.jpg
[6] http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/pdf/waterconflict.pdf

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Storms of the Future with Ian Somerhalder

Hurricanes are getting stronger. Could warming seas be the reason? Ian Somerhalder plumbs the ocean depths with Jeff Donnelly of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to get the bottom of this mystery.

Storms of the Future with Ian Somerhalder

Hurricanes are getting stronger. Could warming seas be the reason? Ian Somerhalder plumbs the ocean depths with Jeff Donnelly of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to get the bottom of this mystery.

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WHERE is carbon pricing happening?

WHERE is carbon pricing happening?

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The Road Ahead

In this web-exclusive, Ty Burrell learns about the amazing advances being made in electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Could these technological advances be part of the solution to climate change?

The Road Ahead

In this web-exclusive, Ty Burrell learns about the amazing advances being made in electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Could these technological advances be part of the solution to climate change?

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#ClimateFacts: Coral Reefs

Climate change is making the world’s oceans warmer and more acidic. This is devastating coral reefs and the half a BILLION people who depend on them.

Sources:
[i] http://www.icriforum.org/sites/default/files/GCRMN_Status_Coral_Reefs_2008.pdf
[ii] http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/acidification.html; http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/CarbonCycle/page5.php?src=share
[iii] http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/gaw/ghg/documents/GHG_Bulletin_10_Nov2014_EN.pdf
[iv] http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/pdf/reefs_at_risk_revisited.pdf
[v] http://www.interacademies.net/File.aspx?id=9075

#ClimateFacts: Coral Reefs

Climate change is making the world’s oceans warmer and more acidic. This is devastating coral reefs and the half a BILLION people who depend on them.

Sources:
[i] http://www.icriforum.org/sites/default/files/GCRMN_Status_Coral_Reefs_2008.pdf
[ii] http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/acidification.html; http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/CarbonCycle/page5.php?src=share
[iii] http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/gaw/ghg/documents/GHG_Bulletin_10_Nov2014_EN.pdf
[iv] http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/pdf/reefs_at_risk_revisited.pdf
[v] http://www.interacademies.net/File.aspx?id=9075

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David Letterman Learns About India’s Energy Future

David Letterman talks with energy expert Arunabha Ghosh, about the future of electricity in India.

David Letterman Learns About India’s Energy Future

David Letterman talks with energy expert Arunabha Ghosh, about the future of electricity in India.

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#ClimateFacts: Hotter Temperatures and Forced Migration

If global temperatures increase by 4ºC by 2100, 44% of the all cropland will be affected by drought.

Sources:
[1] http://www.anacim.sn/meteorologie/changements-climatiques/
[2] http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/865571468149107611/pdf/NonAsciiFileName0.pdf
[3] http://www.internal-displacement.org/assets/library/Media/201507-globalEstimates-2015/20150713-global-estimates-2015-en-v1.pdf
[4] http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd16/rim/eca_bg3.pdf, https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=isbn:0128013532
[5] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/323/5911/240

#ClimateFacts: Hotter Temperatures and Forced Migration

If global temperatures increase by 4ºC by 2100, 44% of the all cropland will be affected by drought.

Sources:
[1] http://www.anacim.sn/meteorologie/changements-climatiques/
[2] http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/865571468149107611/pdf/NonAsciiFileName0.pdf
[3] http://www.internal-displacement.org/assets/library/Media/201507-globalEstimates-2015/20150713-global-estimates-2015-en-v1.pdf
[4] http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd16/rim/eca_bg3.pdf, https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=isbn:0128013532
[5] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/323/5911/240

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How to Talk to Your Elected Officials About Carbon Pricing

Let your government representatives know you support a price on carbon. Writing and calling is good, but getting a face-to-face meeting is best. Activists Camila Thorndike and Tom Erb show how it’s done.

Narrated by Nikki Reed.

How to Talk to Your Elected Officials About Carbon Pricing

Let your government representatives know you support a price on carbon. Writing and calling is good, but getting a face-to-face meeting is best. Activists Camila Thorndike and Tom Erb show how it’s done.

Narrated by Nikki Reed.

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Ty Burrell for #PutAPriceOnIt

Putting a price on carbon is a powerful solution to climate change. Don’t you agree?

Learn more: www.theclimatesolution.com

Ty Burrell for #PutAPriceOnIt

Putting a price on carbon is a powerful solution to climate change. Don’t you agree?

Learn more: www.theclimatesolution.com

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How To Talk To Your Friends About Carbon Pricing

In this video, #PutAPriceOnIt campaigners Tom Erb and Camila Thorndike share tips about talking to your friends about how carbon pricing can help solve climate change.

Narrated by Nikki Reed.

How To Talk To Your Friends About Carbon Pricing

In this video, #PutAPriceOnIt campaigners Tom Erb and Camila Thorndike share tips about talking to your friends about how carbon pricing can help solve climate change.

Narrated by Nikki Reed.

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Jack Black Goes to Climate Therapy

Jack Black talks to psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren about why the facts of climate change can be hard to comprehend.

Jack Black Goes to Climate Therapy

Jack Black talks to psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren about why the facts of climate change can be hard to comprehend.

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Fire Line with Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger learns why wildfires are getting worse–from the people who fight them.

Fire Line with Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger learns why wildfires are getting worse–from the people who fight them.

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LLEGÓ LA HORA – Inscríbete a la marcha del pueble por el clima en https://es.peoplesclimate.org

LLEGÓ LA HORA – Inscríbete a la marcha del pueble por el clima en https://es.peoplesclimate.org

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Ian Somerhalder on why he’s part of Years of Living Dangerously… Ian Somerhalder shares why he chose to be part of Years of Living Dangerously.

Ian Somerhalder on why he’s part of Years of Living Dangerously… Ian Somerhalder shares why he chose to be part of Years of Living Dangerously.

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Join us in Washington, D.C. on April 29th, at the PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH. We’ll send the loudest message possible that climate change can’t be ignored.

Join us in Washington, D.C. on April 29th, at the PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH. We’ll send the loudest message possible that climate change can’t be ignored.

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Why I March

Why young Americans are joining the People’s Climate March on April 29th.

Why I March

Why young Americans are joining the People’s Climate March on April 29th.

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Trump and China

President Donald J. Trump and Xi Jinping lead the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters. But they have two very different climate change policies.

Trump and China

President Donald J. Trump and Xi Jinping lead the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters. But they have two very different climate change policies.

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Why Swarthmore College Endorses a Carbon Price

The #PutAPriceOnIt campaign visits Swarthmore College, to find out from students and the college president why they support putting a price on carbon pollution.

Why Swarthmore College Endorses a Carbon Price

The #PutAPriceOnIt campaign visits Swarthmore College, to find out from students and the college president why they support putting a price on carbon pollution.

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Trump’s Big Bet

Robert Reich discusses coal and the U.S.’s energy future.

Trump’s Big Bet

Robert Reich discusses coal and the U.S.’s energy future.

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Collapse of the Oceans: Part 3

Corals are dying. Fisherman around the world are struggling to survive. What can we do? Joshua Jackson looks for a solution.

Collapse of the Oceans: Part 3

Corals are dying. Fisherman around the world are struggling to survive. What can we do? Joshua Jackson looks for a solution.

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Coal in Trump’s America

President Trump signed an Executive Order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, one of President Obama’s signature efforts to fight climate change. But will it bring back coal jobs?

Coal in Trump’s America

President Trump signed an Executive Order rolling back the Clean Power Plan, one of President Obama’s signature efforts to fight climate change. But will it bring back coal jobs?

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Collapse Of The Oceans: Part 2

Joshua Jackson travels to the Philippines to learn how ocean acidification and dying coral reefs will affect people.

Collapse Of The Oceans: Part 2

Joshua Jackson travels to the Philippines to learn how ocean acidification and dying coral reefs will affect people.

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Gina McCarthy on Carbon Taxes

We asked former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy what she thinks about putting a price on carbon.

Gina McCarthy on Carbon Taxes

We asked former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy what she thinks about putting a price on carbon.

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Gina McCarthy on the Clean Power Plan

Why is the Clean Power Plan important to the fight against climate change? That’s what we asked Gina McCarthy, the former administrator of Environmental Protection Agency, about this regulation put forward during her tenure.

Gina McCarthy on the Clean Power Plan

Why is the Clean Power Plan important to the fight against climate change? That’s what we asked Gina McCarthy, the former administrator of Environmental Protection Agency, about this regulation put forward during her tenure.

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Gina McCarthy on Activism

With Donald J. Trump’s full-on assault on the EPA now underway, we travelled to Harvard Kennedy School to interview former Administrator Gina McCarthy, who served until January of 2017 as President Obama’s EPA chief. In this video, she answers the question, “What can we do about climate change in our daily lives?”

Gina McCarthy on Activism

With Donald J. Trump’s full-on assault on the EPA now underway, we travelled to Harvard Kennedy School to interview former Administrator Gina McCarthy, who served until January of 2017 as President Obama’s EPA chief. In this video, she answers the question, “What can we do about climate change in our daily lives?”

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Gina McCarthy on Pruitt Misunderstanding EPA

In light of the Trump Administration’s rollback of the Environmental Protection Agency, we sat down with Gina McCarthy, who served as EPA administrator under Obama. In this clip, she speaks about her successor, Scott Pruitt.

Gina McCarthy on Pruitt Misunderstanding EPA

In light of the Trump Administration’s rollback of the Environmental Protection Agency, we sat down with Gina McCarthy, who served as EPA administrator under Obama. In this clip, she speaks about her successor, Scott Pruitt.

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Gina McCarthy on Climate Change Denial

We sat down with Gina McCarthy, the former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama. We ask, “What would you say to climate deniers in the White House?”

Gina McCarthy on Climate Change Denial

We sat down with Gina McCarthy, the former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama. We ask, “What would you say to climate deniers in the White House?”

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Gina McCarthy on a Trump Admin EPA

Can we expect any progress from a Trump EPA? In this web exclusive, former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy discusses the new administration under President Trump.

Gina McCarthy on a Trump Admin EPA

Can we expect any progress from a Trump EPA? In this web exclusive, former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy discusses the new administration under President Trump.

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Gina McCarthy on Fuel Efficiency

We travelled to Harvard Kennedy School recently to interview Former Administrator Gina McCarthy, who served under Obama. In this clip, she discusses the benefits of fuel efficiency standards.

Gina McCarthy on Fuel Efficiency

We travelled to Harvard Kennedy School recently to interview Former Administrator Gina McCarthy, who served under Obama. In this clip, she discusses the benefits of fuel efficiency standards.

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Collapse Of The Oceans

Joshua Jackson goes to the Great Barrier Reef to explore the impacts of ocean warming and acidification on the world’s reefs.

Collapse Of The Oceans

Joshua Jackson goes to the Great Barrier Reef to explore the impacts of ocean warming and acidification on the world’s reefs.

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An Interdependent World

David Letterman speaks with Sunita Narain, an environmentalist who works at the Centre for Science and Environment in New Delhi, India. They talk about why the U.S. and India should work together towards solving climate change.

An Interdependent World

David Letterman speaks with Sunita Narain, an environmentalist who works at the Centre for Science and Environment in New Delhi, India. They talk about why the U.S. and India should work together towards solving climate change.

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When the Water Runs Out

When an area in Yemen runs out of water, a conflict begins. Journalist Thomas Friedman travels there there to find out what happened, and learn how climate change might could make problems like this more common.

When the Water Runs Out

When an area in Yemen runs out of water, a conflict begins. Journalist Thomas Friedman travels there there to find out what happened, and learn how climate change might could make problems like this more common.

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Letterman Meets Iqbal Kidwai

In this behind-the-scenes clip, David Letterman meets filmmaker Iqbal Kidwai. Iqbal is Letterman’s guide to the rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, where some villages aren’t connected to the electrical grid.

Letterman Meets Iqbal Kidwai

In this behind-the-scenes clip, David Letterman meets filmmaker Iqbal Kidwai. Iqbal is Letterman’s guide to the rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, where some villages aren’t connected to the electrical grid.

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‘Rising Tide’ with Chris Hayes

Is it possible for skeptics to come around on climate change? Chris Hayes meets with Republican Congressman Michael Grimm to find out if he agrees that Superstorm Sandy is proof of climate change. Grimm represented one of the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy, where many of his constituents lost their homes and their loved ones. Will Grimm accept the science now that climate change has come to his front door?

‘Rising Tide’ with Chris Hayes

Is it possible for skeptics to come around on climate change? Chris Hayes meets with Republican Congressman Michael Grimm to find out if he agrees that Superstorm Sandy is proof of climate change. Grimm represented one of the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy, where many of his constituents lost their homes and their loved ones. Will Grimm accept the science now that climate change has come to his front door?

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Syria’s Climate War

New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman goes to Syria to investigate whether there’s a link between climate change, drought and immigration. You may be surprised to see what he finds.

Syria’s Climate War

New York Times reporter Thomas Friedman goes to Syria to investigate whether there’s a link between climate change, drought and immigration. You may be surprised to see what he finds.

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America Ferrera Visits a Waukegan Middle School

America Ferrera visits Robert Abbott Middle School in Waukegan, IL to talk to a group of 8th graders about climate change and the coal plant in their town.

America Ferrera Visits a Waukegan Middle School

America Ferrera visits Robert Abbott Middle School in Waukegan, IL to talk to a group of 8th graders about climate change and the coal plant in their town.

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David Letterman: Why I Care

The retired talkshow host shares why he started to care about climate change.

(Esther Williams was a competitive swimmer and actress who appeared in a number of Hollywood films in the 1940s and 1950s.)

David Letterman: Why I Care

The retired talkshow host shares why he started to care about climate change.

(Esther Williams was a competitive swimmer and actress who appeared in a number of Hollywood films in the 1940s and 1950s.)

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Lesley Stahl travels to Greenland to learn what melting ice in the Arctic means for the rest of the world.

Lesley Stahl travels to Greenland to learn what melting ice in the Arctic means for the rest of the world.

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Watch all of Season 1, episode 9 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Michael C. Hall, M. Sanjayan and Thomas Friedman.

Watch all of Season 1, episode 9 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Michael C. Hall, M. Sanjayan and Thomas Friedman.

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Watch all of Season 1, episode 8 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Matt Damon, Michael C. Hall and Thomas Friedman.

In this full episode, Matt Damon learns how heat waves can make many health conditions more deadly, Michael C. Hall travels to Bangladesh to see how the country is being affected by sea level rise, and Thomas Friedman goes to Yemen to continue his investigation into how climate change is adding to the instability of the Middle East.

Watch all of Season 1, episode 8 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Matt Damon, Michael C. Hall and Thomas Friedman.

In this full episode, Matt Damon learns how heat waves can make many health conditions more deadly, Michael C. Hall travels to Bangladesh to see how the country is being affected by sea level rise, and Thomas Friedman goes to Yemen to continue his investigation into how climate change is adding to the instability of the Middle East.

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Watch all of Season 1, Episode 7 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Jessica Alba, Chris Hayes and Pulitzer Prize-winner journalist Thomas Friedman.

Jessica Alba learns about the Climate Corps, a group of graduate students who work to make businesses cleaner. Chris Hayes explores how the most vulnerable New Yorkers were hurt the most by Hurricane Sandy. Thomas Friedman travels to Egypt to learn how climate change is playing a role in the political instability of the Middle East.

Watch all of Season 1, Episode 7 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Jessica Alba, Chris Hayes and Pulitzer Prize-winner journalist Thomas Friedman.

Jessica Alba learns about the Climate Corps, a group of graduate students who work to make businesses cleaner. Chris Hayes explores how the most vulnerable New Yorkers were hurt the most by Hurricane Sandy. Thomas Friedman travels to Egypt to learn how climate change is playing a role in the political instability of the Middle East.

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Watch all of Season 1, Episode 6 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring America Ferrera and columnist Mark Bittman.

In this episode, America Ferrera learns about the unexpected efforts to transition to clean energy, while Mark Bittman takes a hard look at natural gas. Who’s blocking renewables like wind and solar? Is natural gas really a bridge to clean energy?

Watch all of Season 1, Episode 6 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring America Ferrera and columnist Mark Bittman.

In this episode, America Ferrera learns about the unexpected efforts to transition to clean energy, while Mark Bittman takes a hard look at natural gas. Who’s blocking renewables like wind and solar? Is natural gas really a bridge to clean energy?

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Watch all of Season 1, Episode 5 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Olivia Munn and columnist Mark Bittman.

In this full episode, Olivia Munn meets climate-conscious Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State, while Mark Bittman investigates why New Jersey Governor Chris Christie doesn’t want to talk about climate change in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Watch all of Season 1, Episode 5 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Olivia Munn and columnist Mark Bittman.

In this full episode, Olivia Munn meets climate-conscious Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State, while Mark Bittman investigates why New Jersey Governor Chris Christie doesn’t want to talk about climate change in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

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Watch all of Season 1, Episode 4 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Ian Somerhalder and Lesley Stahl.

In this full episode, Ian Somerhalder travels to North Carolina to meet a young Evangelical who believes in finding a solution to climate change, and wants the members of her church to join her. Lesley Stahl travels to Greenland to investigate what melting ice in the Arctic means for the rest of the world.

Watch all of Season 1, Episode 4 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Ian Somerhalder and Lesley Stahl.

In this full episode, Ian Somerhalder travels to North Carolina to meet a young Evangelical who believes in finding a solution to climate change, and wants the members of her church to join her. Lesley Stahl travels to Greenland to investigate what melting ice in the Arctic means for the rest of the world.

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Watch the Episode 3, Season 1 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Chris Hayes and conservationist M. Sanjayan.

In episode three, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes shadows climate change skeptic, Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, for a year in Staten Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Conservationist M. Sanjayan meets climate scientists as they collect key data unlocking the past and future.

Watch the Episode 3, Season 1 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Chris Hayes and conservationist M. Sanjayan.

In episode three, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes shadows climate change skeptic, Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, for a year in Staten Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Conservationist M. Sanjayan meets climate scientists as they collect key data unlocking the past and future.

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Watch the full episode of Episode 2, Season 1 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In episode two, Harrison Ford continues his investigation into the global effects of the palm oil industry and further explores the corruption that has ravaged the Indonesian landscape resulting in the country being one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases through deforestation.

Watch the full episode of Episode 2, Season 1 of Years of Living Dangerously, featuring Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In episode two, Harrison Ford continues his investigation into the global effects of the palm oil industry and further explores the corruption that has ravaged the Indonesian landscape resulting in the country being one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases through deforestation.

Photo: The Years Project / Arianna LaPenne
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Burning natural gas is often touted as greener–and better for climate change–than coal or oil. But what happens when it leaks? Journalist Mark Bittman investigates.

Burning natural gas is often touted as greener–and better for climate change–than coal or oil. But what happens when it leaks? Journalist Mark Bittman investigates.

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Why They Care

The celebrity cast of YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY share why they care about climate change.

Why They Care

The celebrity cast of YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY share why they care about climate change.

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How to talk to your college president about a carbon price

WATCH this video to learn to get your school’s president on board and join our #PutAPriceOnIt campaign at TheClimateSolution.com.

How to talk to your college president about a carbon price

WATCH this video to learn to get your school’s president on board and join our #PutAPriceOnIt campaign at TheClimateSolution.com.

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Laying the groundwork for Love

The congressmen featured in our story, ‘Safe Passage’ — Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Rep. Lee Zeldin and Rep. Mia B. Love – were all reelected in the November, 2016 election. After we finished filming our story, Congresswoman Love joined the Climate Solutions Caucus.

Laying the groundwork for Love

The congressmen featured in our story, ‘Safe Passage’ — Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Rep. Lee Zeldin and Rep. Mia B. Love – were all reelected in the November, 2016 election. After we finished filming our story, Congresswoman Love joined the Climate Solutions Caucus.

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America Ferrera for #PutAPriceOnIt

It shouldn’t be free to pollute.

America Ferrera for #PutAPriceOnIt

It shouldn’t be free to pollute.

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Time to Put a Price on Carbon

Bradley Whitford learns about a bipartisan solution to climate change.

Time to Put a Price on Carbon

Bradley Whitford learns about a bipartisan solution to climate change.

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Sigourney Weaver: Why I’m Involved

Actress Sigourney Weaver shares why she cares about climate change.

Sigourney Weaver: Why I’m Involved

Actress Sigourney Weaver shares why she cares about climate change.

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America Ferrera: Why I’m Involved

A behind the scenes look at America Ferrera’s journey to learn why one community wants to shut down a coal plant.

America Ferrera: Why I’m Involved

A behind the scenes look at America Ferrera’s journey to learn why one community wants to shut down a coal plant.

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Ian Somerhalder for #PutAPriceOnIt

Ian Somerhalder supports putting a price on carbon pollution. Learn more at TheClimateSolution.com.

Ian Somerhalder for #PutAPriceOnIt

Ian Somerhalder supports putting a price on carbon pollution. Learn more at TheClimateSolution.com.

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Aasif Mandvi for #PutAPriceOnIt

Do you want to help save elephants from going extinct? Put a price on carbon pollution. Learn more at TheClimateSolution.com

Aasif Mandvi for #PutAPriceOnIt

Do you want to help save elephants from going extinct? Put a price on carbon pollution. Learn more at TheClimateSolution.com

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Behind the Scenes with Ty Burrell

Go behind the scenes of YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY with Ty Burrell, as he learns about the future of cars.

Behind the Scenes with Ty Burrell

Go behind the scenes of YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY with Ty Burrell, as he learns about the future of cars.

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Behind the Scenes with Bradley Whitford

Go behind the scenes of YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY with Bradley Whitford, as he takes on climate change deniers in Washington, D.C.

Behind the Scenes with Bradley Whitford

Go behind the scenes of YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY with Bradley Whitford, as he takes on climate change deniers in Washington, D.C.

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Taking an Autonomous Car for a Drive

Actor Ty Burrell goes for a ride in a self-driving car.

Taking an Autonomous Car for a Drive

Actor Ty Burrell goes for a ride in a self-driving car.