Plume’s World Air Map collects beyond 500,000 data points every day from 11,000 stations, in order to build “predictive models” for over 200 metro localities.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has divested from fossil fuels and is proactively seeking solutions to climate change.
Estimates predict that by 2050 we will have reached the tipping point. Ferguson drives home the theme that the “next six to 10 years are crucial.”
Unsurprisingly, the issue at hand involves revenue, big power brokers, ramifications of Citizens United, and a familiar actor in the anti-environmental space — the Koch Brothers.
“We are so far away from nature, that we are running into an evolutionary wall,” explains social scientist, Duane Elgin.
Watford pronounced to the audience during her acceptance speech, “It isn’t the fate of our community — or our planet — to be a dumping ground.”
Every American has the right to a clean environment, a good education, and a vibrant economy. And again, we’re only going to achieve it if we come together and vote.
Rep. Barbara J. Lee (D-CA), has a long history of standing up to those who would consciously chip away at the rights of citizens to have clean air and water. Lee was an early adopter of the premise that there is an inherent connection between environmental hazards and the quality of daily life. Most specifically, she understood how poor and minority communities were inequitably burdened.
Latino communities have been, and are, at risk for impact from fossil fuel pollution, making them more vulnerable to “extreme weather and climate disruption.”
Stats from the last ten years show that almost 25 percent of American emissions have resulted from the fossil fuels that were burned as a result of federal leases. That number translates to a contribution of 4 percent of global emissions.