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Climiate Action

Advocacy & Action

The following sources provide up-to-date news on climate change and global warming. 

Advocacy Organizations

  • 350.org
    Named for the amount of carbon (350 parts per million) considered safe for long-time sustainability on earth. We are now at 400 ppm.  350.org uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. 350's network extends to 188 countries. This is a very active advocacy group.
  • Environmental Defense Fund - Global Warming
    One of the world's largest environmental organizations linking science, economics, and law. National, state and local policy information. See the Climate 411 blog for up-to-the-minute news.
  • Union of Concerned Scientists - Global Warming Programs
    Information on the national and regional programs in which the UCS is involved.
  • The Sierra Club - Climate & Energy
    This page has links to background about the climate crisis, different things that people can do, the Sierra Club's initiatives, and other issues to explore.
  • Sierra: The Magazine of the Sierra Club
    This page has links to the Sierra Club's recently published articles on climate action.
  • Climate Change - The Nature Conservancy
    The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to "conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends." The Nature Conservancy takes a scientific approach to conservation. It pursues non-confrontational, pragmatic solutions to conservation's challenges working with partners including indigenous communities, businesses, governments, and other non-profits.
  • Friends of the Earth
    FOE is an outspoken leader in the environmental community. It seeks to change the perception of the public, media, and policymakers, and effect policy change with hard-hitting, well-reasoned policy analysis and advocacy campaigns that describe what needs to be done, rather than what is seen as politically feasible or politically correct.
  • Earth First
    A non-organized organization that believes in a front-line, direct action approach to protecting the wilderness. It takes a decidedly different tack towards environmental, ranging from grassroots organizing and involvement in the legal process to civil disobedience. Its mantra is, "No Compromise in Defense of Mother Earth." Earth First! is a movement of people who fight to stop destruction of the earth when laws are not enough.  There are recently published articles about environmental movements.
  • Greenpeace International
    Greenpeace is an independent organization that uses non-violent creative action to pave the way towards a greener, more peaceful world, and to confront the systems that threaten our environment.
  • Climate Institute
    The Climate Institute's mission is to find and execute climate solutions by fostering research, information exchange, and collaboration between U.S. and international organizations.
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