How the Most Comprehensive Report on Climate Change Impacts Your Family

Human activity is a dominant cause of global warming.

Interview with Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota

“I have three grandchildren. I don’t want to have to tell them that when we had the chance to tackle climate change for future generations, we ignored it.”

Post Hurricane Harvey: Interview with Dr. Robert Bullard

A majority (9 of 16) of the Texas Superfund sites flooded by Hurricane Harvey are in low-income neighborhoods or communities of color. In order to be just, Harvey recovery plans will need to address these legacy environmental disparities.

Trump Gets Challenged on Climate Change Censorship

“The Trump administration can deny the reality of the climate crisis, but it can’t make it go away by simply telling government employees not to mention it anymore. This kind of anti-science meddling leads us straight back to the dark ages.”

Peggy Shepard of WE ACT on Air Pollution, Asthma, and Environmental Justice

WE ACT is proud to bring an empowered, informed and mobilized constituency to the table. Once that structure is in place, a lot can be accomplished. Act locally, think globally.”

“Climate of Hope” Offers Cities, Businesses and Citizens as Drivers of Climate Action

Pope and Bloomberg agree that the impetus for change is not going to come from Washington. They see cities as the drivers of change and the “key” to tackling the problems of climate change.

mark! Lopez Fights for East Los Angeles, Wins Goldman Environmental Prize

East Los Angeles is a frontline zone that is oversaturated with industrial sites, heavily trafficked freeways, and emissions emanating from port related cargo transports. School, homes, playgrounds and parks are in immediate proximity to these sources of air pollution.

Scott Pruitt’s Denial of Climate Change is Out of Touch

The New York Times made it a front-page story: “EPA Chief Doubts Consensus View of Climate Change.” Trump’s appointed head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, stated (again) that carbon dioxide was not “a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.” He added, “We need to continue the debate and continue the […]

Koch Bros. “Fueling U.S. Forward” Takes Communities of Color Backwards

Low-income communities and African American and Hispanic populations are struggling to cope with the disproportionate impacts of toxic sitings in their neighborhoods. Yet, they are being pitched a Madison Avenue type story about how fossil fuels makes life great.

Trump Puts Big Oil Over the American People

Trump’s presentation in the Oval Office was his version of political theater. He held up the signed documents housed in a portfolio, like a teacher showing illustrations to a first-grade classroom. He engaged in a monologue with the usual inflections, inflations, and disinformation.