Peoples Climate March

An estimated 200,000 people participated in the Peoples Climate March in DC on April 29, 2017. Photo: UCS/Audrey Eyring

What’s Next After the Peoples Climate March? Riding the Momentum and Bringing It Home

, Senior analyst, Climate & Energy

An estimated 200,000 people turned out in Washington, DC on April 29 to show their anger and resolve for US climate action. So now what’s next? Read more >

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I’m Elise, and I’m a Scientist Marching in the Peoples Climate March. This Is Why.

Elise Tolbert, , UCS

There have been times throughout history when great people have acted to better unfortunate situations.  However, if we examine social and political history you will find times where man had great opportunity to act but did not. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged this behavior by questioning, “How can a man sleep through a revolution?” With a consensus among scientists that climate change is attributed to human activities, we have a unique opportunity unlike any other to exhibit consciousness in the face of a changing climate. Read more >

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Marching for Science and Climate Protects Our Communities

Josué J. López, , UCS

Until three years ago, you could have called me a scientist, educator, or mentor—but not an activist or marcher. Over time, however, I have recognized that I have the knowledge, privilege, and responsibility to act and march to protect the communities I love. Read more >

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Here’s What the EPA Budget Cuts in a Leaked Memo Mean for Health and Environmental Justice

, Policy Director and Lead Economist, Climate & Energy

Unfortunately, the administration is seeking to undercut the role of sound science. Read more >

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Climate Enters Uncharted Territory—But We Can Prepare for the Risks Global Warming Brings

, climate scientist

The World Meteorological Organization recently released its State of The Global Climate for 2016. There was a wealth of information in it: a new temperature record (approximately 1.1 °C above the pre-industrial period and 0.06 °C above the previous record set in 2015), CO2 new highs (400.0 ± 0.1 ppm in the atmosphere at the end of 2015), unprecedented global sea-ice extent (more than 4 million km2 below average in November), and global sea level rise in early 2016 values making new records (with plenty of coral bleaching and acidification). Although the facts are sobering, we can prepare for the risks that global warming will bring. Read more >

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