We are asking for big change

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

Global warming is taking its toll on people and the environment around the world. Here in the U.S., we see more extreme weather like heat waves, droughts, floods, and bad air days because of global warming. We know that to avoid catastrophe and meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement, the US will need to cut overall global warming pollution by more than 80 percent by mid-century.

Great Barrier Reef scientist: “And then we wept.”

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

Professor Hughes recalls his reaction to finding that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef’s coral is bleached: “And then we wept.”

This Earth Day, climate action takes a big step forward!

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

April 22 is a big day for climate action! This Earth Day marks the historical event when more than 150 countries will come together to sign the first-ever legally binding global climate deal -- The Paris Climate Agreement.

News Release | Environment Illinois

Senator Kirk Votes In Favor of the Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to block the Clean Power Plan, the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants and the centerpiece of President Obama’s plan to tackle climate change. Illinois Senator Mark Kirk opposed the measure, instead siding with those who support action to reduce pollution and protect our children's future.

News Release | Environment Illinois

Map: All Illinoisians live in counties affected by severe storms, flooding and other weather-related disasters

Chicago, Illinois – Every Illinoisian lives in a county that has recently suffered from a weather-related disaster, such as the historic flood of April 2013, according to a new interactive map created using data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts.

Paris Climate Talks: The Who, What, Where, and Why.

By | Katie Hammer
Digital Campaigner, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

On November 30th, leaders from around the world will sit down and make an international agreement on how each country will work together to cut global warming pollution.

Result

We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.