YOU, ME & THE IPCC

INSIDE:
➩ It’s go-time as Line 3 construction enters critical phase
➩ Tell polluters they need to clean up their own messes
➩ This week’s bombshell IPCC report sounds “death knell” for fossil fuels

"CHANGING" by ALISA SINGER//IPCC

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"CHANGING" by ALISA SINGER//IPCC

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

BLACKROCK’S BIG PROBLEM

Industries can't pollute without investors like Blackrock. BECOME A DIGITAL ACTIVIST and tell Blackrock to stop investing in fossil fuels.

END FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES

Fossil fuels wouldn’t be profitable without subsidies. TELL YOUR CONGRESSPERSON to stop funding climate criminals.

PUT DOWN THE DRILL

This worldwide group of academics is calling on companies and governments to ditch oil & gas. BECOME A SIGNATORY and help.

WATER IS LIFE

WATCH BON IVER and others perform in a concert to benefit those fighting Line 3’s construction. Water is life and music is medicine.

STOP LINE 3

Line 3 is already leaking. TELL THE ARMY CORPS of Engineers to do a full environmental assessment.

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This is the spotlight for the heroes doing the most urgent work on climate.
KATHRYN KELLOGG is a sustainability activist who advocates for zero waste living by providing tips and how-to’s to encourage others to adopt a lower waste lifestyle.

Kathryn
Kellogg


KATHRYN KELLOGG is a sustainability activist who advocates for zero waste living by providing tips and how-to’s to encourage others to adopt a lower waste lifestyle.
Dr. Otto is a German climatologist, an author of the IPCC AR6 report, and the associate director of the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University.

Dr. Friederike
Otto


Dr. Otto is a German climatologist, an author of the IPCC AR6 report, and the associate director of the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University.
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.

Climate science can be overwhelming. Here’s your easy-to-share highlight reel.
NOT SO FAST, HYDROGEN

Hydrogen has been referred to as the fuel of the future. But new research says it doesn’t come close to the zero-emissions tech we need. Read more here.

GOING GREEN IN RED STATES?

Just when you thought climate action was only up to the Blue States! Turns out there are more environmental voters in conservative-leaning states than we thought. Read the new EVP report.

CLIMATE CHANGE RUNS AMOC

Our ocean is powered by currents, but what happens if they slow down or even stop? You don’t want to know ... but you should click anyway.

IPCC WHAT YOU DID THERE

Compiling nearly a decade of research, the IPCC released its latest report on climate change. The result? It’s even worse than you would think. See the most important takeaways here.

SICK OF THE HEAT

Feeling the heat? You’re not alone. More than a quarter of the U.S. population experienced heat related illness last year and that number is set to rise.

POLICIES 4 THE PEOPLE

Policies aimed at reducing carbon should include people in the equation, so disadvantaged groups don’t face even more of a burden. Here’s the sweet spot of how to do that.


The climate crisis in pictures. Our lens is global.

All pipeline fighters locked to the yellow finch and the candy darter have been extracted and arrested. The remaining folks locked to equipment are still on-site, stopping work! #NoMVP #NoPipelines via @stopthemvp

A collapsed building in the town of Bozkurt, Turkey, on Friday. At least eight people, including four young children, were still missing following the collapse of another building in the town. via @Ismail Coskun

Good to see a touch of life in Greenville. This cat survived the #DixieFire inferno and hopefully will be reunited with its people soon. The kitty was too spooked to get close, but water was left behind & animal control was notified. via @karlmondon

The Greek island of Evia. Via Giorgos Moutafis


FIRE ISLAND — This fire on the Greek island of Evia looks like something out of a sci-fi movie.  But it's not.  It's real.  And it's happening now.  Share it. (Meteo)

DIXIE FIRE — The Dixie fire has now burned more land than any single wildfire in California’s history. The entire town of Greenville, CA has gone up in flames. (SoCal Fire Dept.)

ADDING FUEL TO THE FIRE — How is climate change making wildfires worse? YEARS Producer Maya Lilly breaks it down. (The YEARS Project)

MEET RODRIGO PACHECO — Rodrigo Pacheco is the President of the Brazilian Federal Senate. He’s also the only thing standing between President Bolsonaro and the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. (Indigenous People's Association)

SAVE ST. JAMES — If a new plastics plant is built in St. James, Louisiana, residents will pay the price. They’re asking President Biden to stop it and save their lives. (Generation GND & Fossil Free Media)

 MAKE POLLUTERS PAY— Why should your tax dollars go to cleaning up pollution while the companies that caused it rake in billions? Check out how we can make polluters clean up their own mess. (Make Polluters Pay)

EFFECTIVE NOT POPULAR — “This isn’t about 2050. We’ve always said 2025.” The co-founder of Extinction Rebellion argues the need for grown-up action at a much faster pace. Watch her compelling argument. (BBC Newsnight)


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

Shell has been polluting Nigeria for decades. This week, it was finally forced to pay to clean up the mess it made in the 1970s.

BACK ON TRACK

The EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board is finally climate-denier free! The board now has 47 new members to make sure legislation is based on reliable research.

PAY IT NO MINE.

Much of India runs on coal, but not Chhattisgarh. The state just decided to limit new coal mines. Officials say they want to transition to a green economy where everyone benefits, including Indigenous forest gatherers.

THE GRASS IS GREENER IN CANADA

The proposal for a coal plant on Grassy Mountain in Alberta, Canada has been denied due to the project’s environmental risks.

A DIFFERENT KIND OF CONVERTIBLE

Classic cars can get an upgrade of the future while staying classic. All the style, none of the pollution.

BIG SKY, CLEAN COUNTRY

Montana thought they could just aggressively expand their fossil fuel industry. Sixteen young activists have sued … and now their case is officially going to trial.

POWER TO THE POLES

Kansas City, Missouri is adding EV charging stations to their streetlights. Now anyone can purchase an electric vehicle without having to install a personal charging station.


HEATED ABOUT THE IPCC
Why is the IPCC day the only time climate gets mainstream news coverage? Alarm bells are ringing, and the world needs to hear them.
PAYING THE DAMAGES
U.S. Senate Democrats have introduced a bill for fossil fuel companies to start paying for the damage they’ve caused. The charges so far: $500B.
PARANÁ RIVER IN PERIL
South America’s Paraná River serves as a source of drinking water for over 40 million people. Now, due to the climate crisis, it’s at the lowest level in almost 80 years.
BIDEN BETRAYAL
Winona LaDuke has been fighting the Line 3 pipeline being built in her backyard. Now that the Biden Administration has decided to let it go forward, she has a lot to say.
INFRASTRUCTURE WEAK
Congress’s bipartisan infrastructure bill is an opportunity to limit climate devastation. The problem? It includes about $25B in fossil fuel subsidies.
E-I-E-I-NO
One of the country's largest and most impactful wind farm projects is ready to get built. But an arm of the federal government is blocking it. Why?

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

Pacific Environment nurtures community climate change solutions in the Pacific Rim by providing local leaders with funding and expertise. It also puts direct pressure on international decision-makers to amplify local voices and advance systemic environmental reform.

Climate Hawks Vote helps identify, train, and elect individual climate champions while generating a political environment in which those leaders have the power to advance policies needed to address climate change.

Oil Change International (OCI) is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy.