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➩Tired of endless wars for oil? Time to go renewable
➩Protesting a pipeline could soon be a crime
➩Scientists sound the alarm: wildfires make COVID worse

Chris Garaffa

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

DEADLINE GLASGOW

It’s 70 days until the next big climate talks. SIGN THE PETITION to end corporate climate destruction.

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT

A bill was introduced that could make protesting pipelines a crime. TELL YOUR SENATORS that no one can take your first amendment right.

#THEHUMANRACE

MOVE YOUR BODY for 100 minutes this month to get moving on climate policy.

PRESSURE’S ON, CHUBB

The Trans Mountain Pipeline is less likely to be built without insurance. CALL CHUBB and tell them to drop the project now.

NO TO OIL:
NO TO WAR

Too many have died in endless conflicts protecting America’s oil interests. TELL CONGRESS to invest in renewables here at home instead.

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This is the spotlight for the heroes doing the most urgent work on climate.
DR. FRIEDERIKE OTTO is a German climatologist, an author of the IPCC AR6 report, and the associate director of the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University.

Friederike
Otto


DR. FRIEDERIKE 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. DAWN WRIGHT is Chief Scientist at the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Using GIS, she maps and analyzes the ocean floor to better understand climate change impacts and solutions.

Dawn
Wright


DR. DAWN WRIGHT is Chief Scientist at the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Using GIS, she maps and analyzes the ocean floor to better understand climate change impacts and solutions.
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.

Your weekly backstage pass to go inside the climate movement and hear what the leaders of the movement are thinking and doing.

Senate Energy Committee Chair Joe Manchin has the power to regulate fossil fuels. So why is he allowed to own a coal company that pays him twice his Senate salary? Reporter Alex Kotch explains how Manchin is blocking climate progress.

Banks and their investments have the power to make or break our climate change goals. The Sunrise Project’s Justin Guay says we already have an important tool to stop them from funding oil and gas expansion.


Climate science can be overwhelming. Here’s your easy-to-share highlight reel.
KILLER HEAT

A June heatwave in the PNW killed over three times more people than previously known. As heat waves continue to increase in intensity, is it even possible to predict how deadly they will become?

IPCC BREAK IT DOWN FOR ME

Don’t have time to read the full IPCC report? This fun graphic provides a great summary of key points.

BACK TO THE FUTURE

Can the past predict the future? Scientists are using data from the time before humans to model what we’ll be facing if we don’t stop anthropogenic warming - and it’s not pretty.

METHANE INS AND OUTS

Methane is a growing contributor to the climate crisis, but the public is unaware of just how dangerous it is. Here's everything you need to know.

LUNGS WORKING OVERTIME

Wildfire smoke and COVID are bad enough on their own, but when the two came together in 2020, the numbers of COVID cases rose dramatically.

THE CARBON COP-OUT

The IPCC says we need to rapidly invent technologies to remove carbon from the atmosphere. But activists criticize the plan as a blank check for fossil fuel corporations to keep polluting in the meantime.


NEW ISN'T ALWAYS BETTER —  New usually means out with the old. But selling only brand new EVs won’t solve the climate crisis. Zero Labs makes a case for converting classic cars to electric for the future! (Zero Labs Automotive)

WHAT ON EARTH IS BIODIVERSITY? — Biodiversity will be a key player in combating the climate crisis. But what is it, and why is preserving it so important? (Conservation International)

THE END OF OIL — Scientists have known for decades that oil is bad for the planet. Why does it still have a place in our society? (Netflix Explained)

NO WATER FOR OLD RIVER — Forty million people rely on the Colorado River as their water source.  But now it's at its lowest point in history, triggering water shortages.  Here's what that looks like. (VICE News)

PEWEN IN PERIL — The Pewen, ancient trees in the South of Chile, are struggling to survive climate change. Hear from the locals who would do anything to protect this precious ecosystem. (The Oxygen Project)

BURUNDI EMERGENCY — Burundi is a small East African country that is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Here’s what UNICEF is doing to support these ravaged communities. (UNICEF)


Here’s what it looks like when people show up, voices ring loud and leaders act for the sake of the planet.
SMALL GREEN ISLAND BIG GREEN PLANS

Historically, the island nation of Sri Lanka has been highly dependent on fossil fuels. Check out what they’re doing now to clean up their act.

CONOCO NO-NO

A Federal judge has rejected a key permit for a massive ConocoPhillips drilling project that was set to be built in Alaska, citing potential environmental damage.

VACAY IN NORWAY

A new hotel will be opening in northern Norway in 2023. Incredibly, it will be the world’s first energy-positive hotel. Could it be a model for the rest of the world?

ELECTRI-CALI

A first-of-its-kind building code in California will make it cost-effective for homebuilders to install hyper-efficient appliances that run entirely on renewable electricity instead of natural gas.

WELCOME FUNDS

Clean-tech gets a boost: Lowercarbon Capital raised $800M to fund climate solutions this year. Will this set the stage for more investments in planet-saving technology?

OZ-SOME MOVE, AUSTRALIA

Following the IPCC report, Sydney, Australia just unanimously endorsed the call for a global treaty to phase out fossil fuels.


LINE 3 IS LEAKING
Activists fighting the Line 3 pipeline have long pointed to the risk of leaks to the surrounding ecosystem. The pipeline isn’t complete, yet regulators already found 28 unauthorized leaks at 12 river crossings.
EXXON’S AT IT AGAIN
ExxonMobil is manipulating Guyana’s government to build its largest oil production site ever. The project uses risky methods that will endanger a vulnerable ecosystem and its citizens.
NATURAL GAS-LIGHTING
The natural gas industry has a track record of paying people to spread misinformation. One Southern California community fell victim to this tactic while trying to adopt more electric cars and trucks.
COACHES CHARGED
A high school athlete died after being forced to run drills in 100 degree heat. Her basketball coaches have been charged with her murder. Read the details here.
TRYING TO BE COOL
Low-income communities, eldery people, and the homeless are all vulnerable to the extreme heat that has been hitting the Pacific Northwest. So as the planet continues to heat up, what can be done to protect them?
THE FUTURE OF SUNRISE
Some activists of color say they have been mistreated while employed at The Sunrise Movement. Read how the organization has responded.
RECKONING WITH RACISM
Sierra Club's executive director resigned last week in the wake of the organization's attempt to reckon with its founder's past. The conflict has sent ripples through the environmental movement. What can be learned here?

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

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade works with frontline towns and neighborhoods being impacted by the state’s oil refineries, chemical plants and other petrochemical infrastructure. It helps amplify the voices of residents and challenge the petrochemical industry’s relentless expansion.

The Lakota People's Law Project works with tribal nations and non-profits to protect the voting and First Amendment rights of Native peoples and their allies. LPLP also works to amplify Indigenous voices and provide renewable solutions in place of fossil fuel consumption.

American Rivers protects wild rivers from climate change impacts, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature.