The 2015 Paris Agreement was approved to set limits on global temperature rise from 1.5˚C to 2˚C (2.7˚F to 3.6˚F). This latest report drives home the deadly difference half a degree can make.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
Every candidate appearing on your ballot has a record of where they stand on the environment. You need to know that information. Then vote like the earth depends on you…because it does.
The media failed. In all the debates, not once was the environment or climate change addressed.
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.”
John Kasich stated, “We don’t want to destroy people’s jobs, based on some theory that is not proven.”
The Baltimore Sun has a long history of editorials calling into question O’Malley’s lack of political will around hard environmental challenges — particularly those that could damage his standing with donors and specific constituencies.