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Unite Behind the Science event on December 10, 2019 at COP25 Ashley Siefert Nunes

Reflections from COP25 in Madrid

, Policy Director and Lead Economist, Climate & Energy

You’ve seen the news: COP25, the recent UN climate talks in Madrid, ended in disappointment and also set a record for the longest-ever COP. UCS’s press release headline says it all: World’s Nations Take Immoral Stance at COP25, Side with Trump, Bolsonaro Rather Than Youth Across the Globe. Here are some snippets of how it looked on the ground. Read more >

Ashley Siefert Nunes
Rachel Cleetus
Rachel Cleetus
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Illinois Youth Lead Strike for Climate Justice

, Energy policy analyst

A recent UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report warns that the world will miss the opportunity to stay on track towards the 1.5°C temperature goal in the Paris Agreement unless global emissions drop by 7.6 percent each year over the next decade. The report notes that solutions to reduce carbon emissions are available, and meeting our goals is possible, but we are not acting fast enough or at a large enough scale.

Instead of action, the Trump Administration is formally taking steps to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement. For this reason, it’s more important than ever for states and cities to address the climate crisis–and many of them are doing their part. Youth around the country are doing much of the work and filling the void left by the executive branch.  Read more >

Jessica Collingsworth
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Scary Changes Documented in the IPCC Report on Climate Change and the Ocean

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

The past two weeks have been extraordinary in the battle against global warming. Young leaders around the world have spoken out so strongly and eloquently about the importance of taking real action to address the changing climate. And millions took to the streets to support the action of youth across the world. Read more >

A Rosenberg
IPCC
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I’m a Scientist and Greta Thunberg’s Speech to Congress Inspires Me

, senior climate scientist

It was an honor to sit beside Greta and watch her listen carefully to each question then reply with refreshing honesty, great clarity and power. I have been working in climate science and advocating for climate action for most of my working life. Even so, Greta has inspired me to do more to reduce emissions and share the latest science, with Greta’s words always in mind.  #UniteBehindTheScience Read more >

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