Environment & Climate Change

Climate Change Fact Sheet v5

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  • Renewable Energy Around the World

    July 2018

    The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world and we have been a leader in so many ways across different generations. However, when it comes to climate science and renewable energy we are falling behind other countries who have taken the leadership and initiative to move towards 100% renewable energy.

    This video outlines some of the ways that other countries around the world are moving towards renewable energy - the types of renewable energy production, as well as the strategies for how to get there. 

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  • The Climate Crisis

    July 2018

    The world is not only facing climate “change” we are facing a CLIMATE CRISIS.

    For thirty years, scientists have warned that we were changing the climate and now those predictions are coming true with a vengeance:

    • The five hottest years on record have all taken place since 2010
    • The 2017 hurricane season caused more damage than any other natural disaster in U.S. history
    • California wildfires devastated a million acres. 
    • And weather events have cost the American economy alone 240 billion dollars a year

    We need to start addressing this climate crisis and we need to have started yesterday. This video gives an overview of climate change, how we got where we are, and what we can do now.

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  • The Fossil Fuel Industry is Weaker Than Ever

    June 2018

    If you’re looking for good news on the climate front, don’t look to the Antarctic. Last week’s spate of studies documenting that its melt rates had tripled is precisely the kind of data that underscores the almost impossible urgency of the moment.

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  • Hit Fossil Fuels Where It Hurts – the Bottom Line

    May 2018

    The divestment movement is having a big impact, and holdouts may be missing their one great chance to really change the world

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  • The Cost of Coal

    May 2018

    If you sell something with knowledge of the damage its consumption will do, you bear some responsibility for that damage.

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  • Achieving 100% Renewable Energy

    April 2018

    What Medicare for All is to the health care debate, or Fight for $15 is to the battle about inequality, 100% Renewable is to the struggle for the planet’s future. It’s how progressives will think about energy going forward.

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  • China's Bold Energy Vision

    April 2018

    China’s proposed Global Energy Interconnection - based on renewables, ultra-high-voltage transmission, and an AI-powered smart grid – represents the boldest global initiative by any government to achieve the goals of the Paris climate agreement. It is a strategy fit for the scale of the most important challenge the world faces today.

    Tags: Energy, China
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