BILES NEEDS A BREAK AND SO DOES THE PLANET

➩ The climate movement finds 3 new ways to go after Big Oil
➩ Our infrastructure is weaker against climate change than we thought
➩ Worrying new evidence on the link between COVID and air pollution

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Kids push boat through oil sludge waters in Nigeria. Photo courtesy of YASUYOSHI CHIBA/GETTY IMAGES.


Each week, we bring you the top campaigns, actions and events — with links to everything to make taking action as easy as possible.

END FOREVER
CHEMICALS, FOREVER

Some chemicals never go away. So why is the EPA allowing fracking corporations to use them? SIGN THIS PETITION to tell them to clean up their act.

CONTROIL+ALT
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Social media is getting clogged up with Big Oil’s propaganda. TELL BIG TECH to get fossil fuels' lies out of our feeds.

DEADLINE GLASGOW

It's 90 days until the next big climate talks. SIGN THIS PETITION to end corporate climate destruction.

SAVE THE SACRED

Federal lands are still sacred to Indigenous people and their consent is vital for project approvals. URGE PRESIDENT BIDEN to respect Indigenous sovereignty.

PAY UP, POLLUTERS

Taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for damages caused by big polluters’ products. TELL YOUR REP to send them the bill. Now.

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This is the spotlight for the climate heroes doing the most urgent work on the front lines.
MARGARET KLEIN SALAMON, Ph.D., is the author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth. She's also a founder of The Climate Mobilization and Climate Awakening.

Margaret
Klein Salamon


MARGARET KLEIN SALAMON, Ph.D., is the author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth. She's also a founder of The Climate Mobilization and Climate Awakening.
STEVEN DONZIGER is an American lawyer who successfully sued oil giant Chevron for poisoning Indigenous peoples in Ecuador. Donziger has since become a target of the company and its court connections. He has been under house arrest for two years.

Steven
Donziger


STEVEN DONZIGER is an American lawyer who successfully sued oil giant Chevron for poisoning Indigenous peoples in Ecuador. Donziger has since become a target of the company and its court connections. He has been under house arrest for two years.
VARSHINI PRAKASH is the co-founder and executive director of The Sunrise Movement and has been instrumental in fighting for the Green New Deal.

Varshini
Prakash


VARSHINI PRAKASH is the co-founder and executive director of The Sunrise Movement and has been instrumental in fighting for the Green New Deal.

Climate science can be overwhelming. Here’s your easy-to-share highlight reel.
COALED ENOUGH?

It's 97 days to COP 26 and the US still mines enough coal to fill two large pickup trucks for every American. That's 13lb of coal per person, per day, every day.

C’MON MAN

Why are Swedish men contributing more to climate change than women? It took one of the world’s most egalitarian countries to figure it out.

RENO 911!

A new study found that as pollution increased in Reno, NV, so did cases of COVID-19. Read why.

THESE BUILDINGS ARE WEAK

Infrastructure, especially aging infrastructure, was not built for extreme weather events like heat waves, floods, and wildfires. This brings us to two options, rebuild, or retreat.

SCIENTISTS SPILL THE TEA

The world’s leading scientists are set to release a report outlining the most recent climate change projections and impacts. Read what makes this report different from past assessments.

AMERICA’S ALARMED

Not all people that are alarmed about climate change think or act the same way. Read about these distinct groups and the different approaches we can take to motivate action.

COST OF BEING COOL

As the world gets hotter, air conditioning gets turned on. And the refrigerants in them cause more damage. But solutions exist.


HOW DID WE GET HERE? — This video looks back at the last 10,000 years of climate stability and how the discovery of fossil fuels changed the course of humanity. (Jack Harries/Earthrise)

AC: A HOT TOPIC — Air conditioners are cooling our homes but making the planet hot. AC’s are a huge contributor to climate change, but some startup companies think they can crack the code. See how. (CNBC)

GET YOUR GROVE ON — This week we celebrated International Mangroves Day! Learn why these plants are so important for our climate that they have a whole day dedicated to them.  (Conservation Intl)

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM — No one should have to live with the fossil fuel industry in their backyards. Houstonian Jacob Castillo draws our attention to Big Oil’s toxic presence. (The Green New Deal Network)

SEE THE SEA IN 360 — How is marine life affected by warming waters? Use this amazing 360-degree VR tool to discover the secrets of the ocean and learn about a hidden world. (Stanford)


Here’s what it looks like when people show up, voices ring loud and leaders act for the sake of the planet.
OUTBACK ENERGY

Go big or go home. Australia plans to build the world’s largest green energy hub.

THE SEC RULES!

Public companies may soon have to disclose the climate-related risks that they create. The Chairman of the SEC says that new climate-disclosure rules may be released by the end of 2021.

BREATHING EASIER

Two of California’s largest oil refineries have been ordered to slash their fine particulate air pollution by 70%. The frontline communities living downwind will benefit most.

SCOTLAND MAKES WAVES

Scotland just began harnessing the power of ocean currents with the world’s strongest tidal turbine. The project is bringing clean energy to thousands of homes and a green hydrogen plant.

INFIDELITY NO MORE

The investment firm Fidelity International says it is taking climate change seriously - and if their clients don’t step up, they risk being voted off the investment island.

OUT OF GAS

The future is electric! Within the next 25 years, 99% of car sales will be EV’s.


The climate crisis in pictures. Our lens is global.

Water protectors are being threatened. Treaty rights are being trampled on. Indigenous two-spirit folks are being assaulted. Stop Line 3. via @redlaketreatycamp

This is the final stop on the journey before traveling to the National Mall. BMIC Tribal Chairperson Whitney Gravelle will speak regarding the impact of Enbridge’s Line 5 on the Straits of Mackinac and the historical importance of the area.

NDRF personnel rescue people stranded in floodwaters in Kolhapur, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, Friday, July 23, 2021. Landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains hit parts of western India, killing at least 32 people. via AP Photo

A small brewery destroyed by the fire near the town of Cuglieri on the Italian island of Sardinia on July 26, 2021. via Valentina Sinis AFP


OFFSETS ON FIRE
What happens when your carbon offsets burn to the ground? We see that this band-aid solution isn’t enough to protect us from our rapidly warming climate.
SOMETHING'S FISHY
Red tides are killing massive amounts of fish in Florida. Find out what makes them so deadly.
LINE 3 LINES POLICE POCKETS
If Enbridge’s Line 3 is allowed to be built, the police department could receive a big payday. Read how this conflict of interest is muddying waters in Aitkin County, MN.
I GUESS I’LL WALK
Multiple videos from this past week showed subway stations all over the world being inundated with flood waters. Public transportation infrastructure is not built to withstand the crisis that's coming.
NIGER VS. CHEVRON
Chevron denies its pipes in the Niger Delta are leaking, so why are the fisherwomen who live there pulling black sludge out of the lake? These women demand an investigation.
FIREFIGHTING FOR JUSTICE
When climate-driven wildfires rage in the West, incarcerated people are fighting on the frontlines. How can we better protect and compensate these people?

Every week we highlight three climate campaigns having real impact. There are many more than 3, see many of them here.

The Climate Ad Project is a group of writers, designers, videographers, and scientists that came together in their spare time to create compelling mainstream ads to wake the international public up to the urgency of climate emergency.

Catskill Mountainkeeper’s mission is to protect our region's wild lands and natural resources, support smart development to sustainably grow our economy, nurture healthy communities, and accelerate the transition to a 100% clean energy future in New York and beyond.

The Native Organizers Alliance (NOA) is dedicated to building the organizing capacity of tribes, organizers and community groups for transformational policy change. It also provides a forum for Native leaders, organizers and organizations to work in collaboration with each other and promote their work with non-Native national allies.