When it comes to upgrading infrastructure for the energy transition, we often think about EV charging stations, building efficiency codes, and of course, the perennially hot topic of gas stoves. But in order to make progress on these things and many others, we first need to fix something far more basic: our power lines. America’s power…
We were preparing the final big push for our STOP LNG Action Party with Bill McKibben and Dr. Robert Howard of Cornell University when a message from Bill popped up in our inbox with the subject line: “Um…I think we all just won.” The New York Times broke the story, and two days later the Biden Administration made it official: it…
In the final days of COP28, something unexpected has happened. The controversial COP President and oil executive, Sultan Al Jabar, urged the parties to agree on language to phase out fossil fuels and held a majlis to try to get it done. In parallel, over 1,800 leaders from across all sectors of society rallied behind a letter calling for a just and…
With COP28 coming to a close on Tuesday, it’s time to turn our focus back to our own nation. And as Bill McKibben has been arguing for months, the single biggest threat to U.S. climateprogress can be summed up in three letters: LNG.A decade ago, the U.S. exported hardly any gas overseas. Now, we are the world’s…
Happy Earth Day! And what a day it is! Around the world important announcements are being made, including in our nation’s capital, where President Biden has committed the country to reducing emissions by 50% from 2005 levels by 2030. That should be viewed as a necessity, not simply an aspiration. It’s what the scientists tell us needs to…
A Carbon Tax Should Be On The Agenda
A few weeks into the new administration, the federal government is off to a roaring start on climate change. Democrats have indicated climate change is a priority issue they intend to tackle. President Biden signed a raft of executive orders related to climate change, elevating the issue across the federal government. The Senate majority leader directed all relevant Senate committees to begin holding hearings on climate. And the speaker of the House, no stranger to the fight for climate legislation, is ready for round two.
Planting Trees. Saving Lives.
At Climate Action Now we applaud the many organizations, around the world, that are planting trees. As trees grow, they slow climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Helping to restore our environment.
Want To Solve Climate Change? Tell Congress.
Worried about climate change, but don’t know what to do? That’s where I was a few years ago. I had a fuel-efficient car, replaced my incandescent bulbs with CFLs and LEDs and even have a solar hot water system, but it’s not enough. There’s just too much carbon in everything we buy. The computer I’m using to write this has a carbon footprint. The food we eat has a carbon footprint. If we are going to reduce emissions of heat trapping greenhouse gasses, we need policies that encourage everyone, especially the companies that make all the stuff we buy, to
reduce their use of fossil fuels.
Be A Big Mouth. And Make It Personal.
How to get the attention of your representatives
Have a bee in your environmental bonnet and want to talk to your senator about it? Good luck. There’s nothing more effective than a face-to-face meeting. That’s a fact and probably not a surprise to anyone. But for most folks, it just isn’t going to happen.
Regardless, it’s important you try to connect to your representatives. You can make a difference, and they genuinely want to hear from you. There are alternatives. And that’s part of the problem. Because of the explosion in use of email and social mediathe offices of your representatives are at times overwhelmed.
Fast Fashion Retailing And Our Climate Crisis.
3 Simple ways shoppers can save money & help the environment.
The current fashion industry produces 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions*. While people are buying considerably more garments than they used to, they are keeping their clothes half as long* As clothing quality deteriorates, discarded items are often unsuitable for the resale market and end up in landfills (or worse).