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Why this job is important One would think that faced with the greatest threat ever to human civilization, all members of our society would pull together to solve the problem as quickly as possible. Sadly, this is not the case. Vested interests like the fossil fuel industry have successfully delayed meaningful action for decades, with…

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Director of Content Job Description Climate Action Now (CAN) is seeking a versatile climate champion to create impactful actions that let concerned citizens (“CANdoers”) fight climate change with just a few touches on their phones. What we offer: What we need Who We Are Climate Action Now is the publisher of the leading app —…

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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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Courage!

Courage!

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…

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No More “Mega Bombs”

No More “Mega Bombs”

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…

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3.. 2.. 1.. Happy Earth Day!

3.. 2.. 1.. Happy Earth Day!

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…

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A Carbon Tax Should Be On The Agenda

A Carbon Tax Should Be On The Agenda

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.

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Want To Solve Climate Change? Tell Congress.

Want To Solve Climate Change? Tell Congress.

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.

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