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Although it sometimes doesn’t feel that way, the last four years have seen unprecedented progress on climate. Millions of people worldwide worked tirelessly to achieve these gains, but the achievements of one person in particular stand out above all others: those of President Joe Biden. Under Joe’s leadership, the U.S. government: It has been an extraordinary record of…

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The climate is changing, and so must we. Last month continued Earth’s year-long streak of record-breaking heat, marking the 13th consecutive month of unprecedented global temperatures. Meanwhile, Hurricane Beryl made history as the earliest Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in over a century and set a record for the most tornado warnings issued in a single day. Despite being categorized as only a Category 1 hurricane at landfall, Hurricane…

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The past two weeks have been a whirlwind. Between two shocking Supreme Court rulings—one gutting the power of federal agencies like the EPA and the other putting Presidents above the law—and the alarming performances by both candidates in the June 28 presidential debate, the future of climate progress, and American democracy as a whole, depends on the outcome of the 2024…

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On June 5, the head of the Federal Highway Administration, Shailen Bhatt, was called before the Senate to explain a striking statistic: three years after the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021, only 7 EV charging sites have been deployed from a $7.5 billion fund created for that purpose. “That is pathetic,” Senator Jeff Merkley…

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In this special newsletter, we present Climate Action Now’s plan to accelerate the sustainability revolution and ask for your help to make it happen. One sentence in a recent Washington Post account of recent heatwaves leaped out at us: In the past seven days alone, billions felt heat with climate change-fueled intensity that broke more than 1,000 temperature records around the globe. 1,000…

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Not to put too fine a point on it, but U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres gets it exactly right when he says that investing in new fossil fuel infrastructure is “moral and economic madness.” Fortunately, there is finally something we can do to help stop it. Last week, the world’s wealthiest nations met to decide the future of fossil fuel funding—with…

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In the final months of his initial tenure, President Biden is turning his focus on tackling one of America’s thorniest energy challenges: building a bigger, better, cleaner power grid. In April, the White House passed a new rule simplifying permitting requirements for building power lines. A few weeks later, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission followed suit by further streamlining…

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“We are at the moment of truth… The truth is, the target of limiting long-term global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is hanging by a thread.” On Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres delivered to the world yet another stark warning and offered a comprehensive plan to bring the world back from the brink. His televised address begins at 21:20 and we…

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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…

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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…

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