Climate action USA

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New York, September 21, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of protesters filled Central Park West on Sunday, demanding "system change not climate change." In this photo: the student and youth contingents were quite large - quite likely the largest segment of the march. Attribution: Thomas Good

This article focuses on information specific to the United States. Please see our Climate action page for a topic overview.


There is an international interest in issues surrounding changes in climate in the United States and that nation's relationship to general global warming due to the high level of American greenhouse gas emissions per capita. W


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Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Fossil Free Funds - NOAA Climate.gov

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What’s in Obama’s Climate Plan? TckTckTck

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The Solutions Project is an organization first conceived in 2011 by prominent figures in science, business and the entertainment media with the goal of utilizing the combined efforts of individuals in the fields of science, business and culture to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy use in the United States. Based on the results of academic research, the organization maintains that America is capable of meeting its entire energy needs through renewable energy sources, and that this goal can be achieved by the year 2050. (The organization defines renewable energy as solar power, wind power, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy and wave/tidal power.) Furthermore, the organization claims that the solutions that will be needed to achieve this goal are primarily social and political, not technical, in nature, as most of the technology necessary to bring about the transition already exists.

The organization has proposed what it calls the "50 States 50 Plans" initiative. These are plans developed for each of the 50 United States specifying the precise mix of renewable energy types that, given factors such as geography and climate, would allow that particular state to receive all of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. The organization claims that, beyond the issue of environmental sustainability, a number of significant benefits to society would come about if the initiative were adopted, including consumer energy cost savings, health cost savings and millions of long-term (40 years or more) jobs.

Founders of The Solutions Project include Stanford University professor Mark Z. Jacobson, renewable energy executive Marco Krapels, documentary filmmaker and activist Josh Fox and Hollywood actor and activist Mark Ruffalo.

The Solutions Project, link checked 14:46, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

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Visions[edit | edit source]

With a Green New Deal, here's what the world could look like for the next generation, Dec 5, 2018 [1]

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2020

How the president-elect plans to tackle climate change, Nov 10 [2]

2019

The Key to Solving the Climate Crisis Is Beneath Our Feet, Dec 26 [3]

‘My moment’: the activists fighting climate crisis and winning elections, Dec 25 [4]

For the sake of life on Earth, we must put a limit on wealth, George Monbiot, Sep 19 [5] ...Climate news 2019

Berkeley becomes first U.S. city to ban natural gas in new homes, Jul 17 [6] ...California news

2018

With a Green New Deal, here's what the world could look like for the next generation, Dec 5 [7]

The two fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. right now are solar installers and wind technicians. Dec 3 [8]

2017

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Boston outlines its plans to adapt to rising sea levels, Oct 30 [9] ...Massachusetts

California to pass law setting 100% renewable electricity goal, Aug 31 [10]

Harvey Is What Climate Change Looks Like, Aug 28 [11] ...Texas

Got #ClimateHope? 99 Reasons To Keep Fighting for Our Future, Aug 11 [12]

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New York’s new climate program includes making friends — seriously. Here’s why. Jun 16 [13]

The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era, Jun 13 [14]

Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord, Jun 1 [15]

75 U.S. mayors won’t enforce climate policy rollback, Mar 29 [16]

Sharp drop in US emissions keeps global levels flat, Mar 17 [17]

The biggest doctors' groups in America have joined the climate change fight, Mar 15 [18]

This climate lawsuit could change everything. No wonder the Trump administration doesn't want it going to trial, Mar 9 [19]

Red state rural America is acting on climate change – without calling it climate change, Feb 22 [20]

Trump Named as Defendant in Landmark Federal Climate Suit, Feb 9 [21]

2016

37 Mayors Urge Trump to Act on Climate Change, Nov 28 [22]

“Court rules that children can sue the government over climate negligence” by @ngeiling, Nov 11 [23]

From now on, every government agency will have to consider climate change, Aug 2 [24]

2015

There’s Now A Way To Find Out How Much Of Your Retirement Is Invested In Fossil Fuels, September 17 [25]

Most Republicans Say They Back Climate Action, Poll Finds, January 30 [26]

2014

Youths sue U.S. government over climate inaction, May 5 [27]

Obama Turns to Web to Illustrate the Effects of a Changing Climate, March 19 [28]

Is Your State Prepared For The Health Impacts Of Climate Change? March 5 [29]

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

The Climate Mobilization

Campus Climate Challenge

Mothers Out Front

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