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Will business listen to what our children are saying about the climate emergency?

This article was originally published in the North Bay Business Journal on October 25, 2019. by Efren Carrillo and Ellie Cohen Last month, millions of young people in the North Bay and all over the world participated in events that are part of a massive youth-led grassroots movement calling attention to the urgent need to […]

Youth speak at the Climate Strike in Santa Rosa on September 20, 2019

The Climate Center’s youth demand real action– climate policy for rapid decarbonization

Over four million of us demonstrated across the world on September 20th. School strikers, unions, businesses, teachers, scientists, celebrities, and religious organizations took to the streets. Hearing the call to action from Greta Thunberg, people united across time zones and cultures to fight the fossil fuel industry for our future. While we might all expect […]

The Climate Center speakers Amanda Begley and Destiny Rodriguez

Public health, climate impacts, and The Climate Center’s new campaign

As the nexus between public health and climate impacts comes into sharp focus, public health officers are convening to share their challenges and strategies for addressing the climate crisis. On September 26th at the Westin Sacramento, the Health Officer Association of California (HOAC) met for their bi-annual gathering to discuss climate change as a public […]

Cyclone Idai: Estimated 900,000 children orphaned, separated or impacted in Mozambique

by Cara Anna, Global News Her name is Chuva, which in Portuguese means rain. For four days that was all she saw as she clung to her rooftop in the cyclone’s aftermath and prayed to be saved. Maria Chuva clasped her 5-year-old daughter, Amiel, to her tightly as she recounted the panic of opening her […]

NYC Highline Garden

No, cities are not actually leading on climate. Enough with the mindless cheerleading

by Sam Brooks, Greentech Media The idea that cities are leading on climate change is applauded over and over and over. There’s just one problem. It’s not actually happening. Retrofit programs for buildings and homes aren’t delivering results. Power distribution remains rooted in century-old thinking and technology. And those cities that claim to be on […]

Scott Pruitt

Donald Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Ally of Fossil Fuel Industry, to Lead E.P.A.

By Coral Davenport, New York Times WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general and a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, to run the Environmental Protection Agency, a transition official said, signaling Mr. Trump’s determination to dismantle President Obama’s efforts to counter climate change. Mr. Pruitt, a […]

Donald Trump’s interview with the New York Times offers hope on climate

In an interview with the New York Times on Tuesday, Donald trump provided some hope to climate protection advocates: “On climate change, Mr. Trump refused to repeat his promise to abandon the international climate accord reached last year in Paris, saying, “I’m looking at it very closely.” Despite the recent appointment to his transition team […]

California civic leaders champion climate change

While the national stage is looking rather bleak, in California there’s plenty to be grateful for when it comes to climate protection champions in public service. Governor Jerry Brown has been leading climate protection efforts for several years.  In September of 2016, he signed SB 32, which requires California to slash greenhouse gas emissions to 40% […]

Hundreds of U.S. Businesses Urge Trump to Uphold Paris Climate Deal

By Merrit Kennedy, NPR Hundreds of businesses such as Starbucks, General Mills and Hewlett Packard are asking President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on U.S. commitments to combat climate change. They argue it’s good for business. Trump has threatened to scrap the Paris agreement and invest in the “low carbon economy at home and abroad.” […]

Month of unprecedented global cooperation on climate change

October has been a remarkable month for global cooperation on climate change mitigation.  Three landmark agreements illustrate a new willingness to work together to tackle the problem. October 5th: Paris Agreement reached threshold to take effect November 4th October 6th: New accord to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from aviation established October 15th: Deal to phase out […]