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Crews have been working to relocate the endangered Columbian white-tailed deer from the Julia Butler Reserve. A dike built in the 1920s is eroding and the area may soon flood daily.
Way too often I hear and read blatantly false statements about climate change, namely that it doesn’t exist. It’s very frustrating — and it makes me want to fight back and make sure we all hear the truth.
There’s a new online tool called Reality Drop from The Climate Reality Project, along with Arnold Worldwide, built to spread the truth and destroy denial around climate change. This is the REAL information from scientists’ decades of research, not government or corporations. Give it a try.
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There are two things I’m passionate about: my music and nature. Therefore, I’m passionate we get it right about climate change so we may continue to enjoy music and our precious environment. Reality Drop is a way to respond to those who deny climate change and make sure our friends have access to the truth — and have fun while we’re at it.
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I was arrested, along with Sierra Club president Allison Chin and almost 50 other environmental leaders, activists, poets, ministers, farmers and scientists. The one thing we all shared was a conviction: President Obama must act to protect our climate and that means saying “no” to the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline.
We have the momentum and we are gaining ground, but we cannot win the fight against climate disruption without your voice!
That is why I am asking you to stand with us by making a gift today.
In just the next few weeks we will launch major pushes to fight for a Coal-Free New England, combat the export of Liquid Natural Gas, and press for the declaration of some of the largest wilderness preserves in over a decade. But we need your help to make it all possible.
The tide of public opinion on climate change has shifted decisively. We have a clear understanding of the crisis. We have solutions. What we don’t have is time. We cannot afford to wait.
Please help us win this fight. Donate today.
Climate Rally Reverberates from Sea to Shining Sea
Thank you to the nearly 50,000 who attended the Forward on Climate
Rally at the Washington Monument on Sunday, the thousands at 20-plus
solidarity rallies across the country, and the more than one million
online activists who stood up and spoke out to tell President Obama that
this is the time to lead. This truly was the largest climate rally in
The president needs to know that this is a national movement — and it’s up to you to show him. Will you call the White House today and demand immediate climate action? (If it’s after hours, call and leave a message!)
The soul-lifting joy of flight, the heart-pumping thrill of speed, and the mind-altering beauty of the outdoors are the elements that draw windsurfers, paragliders, sailors, and other wind addicts to their sports.
Our latest photo gallery explores the high-adrenaline world of wind sports and the athletes who can’t feel a breeze without wanting to ride it. Are you tempted to join them?
Photo: Richard Hallman
When the Montana Department of Environmental Quality tried to mute public opposition to mining Montana’s share of the Otter Creek tracts, the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Foundation, and Northern Cheyenne tribal activists called them on their tactics and made their voices heard.
What can you do right now? Select The Sierra Club Foundation as a favorite nonprofit on eBay; start stashing your gently used outdoor gear and apparel to donate to a chapter or group during local collection events in April; and volunteer to help with a collection event. To learn more, contact email@example.com.
We need a robust weatherization assistance program for low-income Americans. Tell President Obama to make sure the Weatherization Assistance Program has adequate resources to continue its important work.
This is the environmental battle of our time. Make your voice heard loud and clear with other Sierra Club supporters by making a generous gift today.
Climate Change Hits Home
Ten days ago, for the first time since Hurricane Sandy hit, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune visited the beachfront community in New Jersey where he grew up. The damage was so extensive that the area is closed off and there is still no power or clean water. Brune’s family and their neighbors were allowed to enter the barrier island for just seven hours.
Visit our new website, Climate Comes Home, to read what he and others had to say and see the devastation.
Photo: Julie Dermansky
In the blink of an eye we could all lose.
“Unilateral economic restraint in the name of fighting global warming has been a tough sell in our communities, where much of the state is buried under snow…” Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney‘s vice presidential running mate, argued in a 2009 op-ed.
The Wisconsin congressman’s lack of support for clean energy and climate change programs has led many environmentalists to react with outrage over Romney’s pick. (Romney himself has reversed stances on man-made global warming, declaring, “we don’t know what’s causing climate change.”)
As 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben tweeted, “Meet Paul Ryan–it snowed in my district, so let’s not do anything about climate change”.
The Environment page of Ryan’s House website states that Ryan supports strong conservation programs, then adds: “Spending on programs contained in the Natural Resources and Environment portion of the Budget … has increased by 20.4 percent since the start of the current Administration. The House-passed budget recognizes the importance of these activities, which includes overseeing water resources, conservation, land management, and recreational resources. However, bigger government has not equated to better government, and it has only led to duplication, waste, and mismanagement.”
Earning a measly 3% in the League of Conservation Voters 2011 National Environmental Scorecard, the advocacy group tweeted with a link to Open Secrets, “Paul Ryan has received $244,250 (and counting) from the oil and gas industry.”
The Sierra Club raised similar concerns, with Executive Director Michael Brune stating in a press release: “There is a reason big polluters have given Paul Ryan hundreds of thousands of dollars and why the Koch Brothers are one of his top donors – he’s tried to turn their wildest fantasies into law. From rejecting the reality of climate disruption to attacking good-paying clean energy jobs to trying to gut the EPA’s ability to protect our air, our water, and the health of our families, Ryan operates out of the dirty energy playbook.”
Brad Johnson dissects Ryan’s voting record on ThinkProgress, including his efforts “to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from limiting greenhouse pollution, to eliminate White House climate advisers, to block the U.S. Department of Agriculture from preparing for climate disasters…”
In the same op-ed as his snow stance, Ryan argued, “e-mails from leading climatologists make clear efforts to use statistical tricks to distort their findings and intentionally mislead the public on the issue of climate change.”
Ryan’s emergence as the Republican vice presidential candidate comes as the U.S. sweltered through its hottest month ever recorded, a former climate skeptic declared his “conversion,” and the “godfather of global warming” blamed past heat waves directly on climate change.
By Brad Johnson
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, is a virulent denier of climate science, with a voting record to match.
A favorite of the Koch brothers, Ryan has accused scientists of engaging in conspiracy to “intentionally mislead the public on the issue of climate change.” He has implied that snow invalidates global warming.
Ryan has voted to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from limiting greenhouse pollution, to eliminate White House climate advisers, to block the U.S. Department of Agriculture from preparing for climate disasters like the drought devastating his home state, and to eliminate the Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E):
Paul Ryan Promoted Unfounded Conspiracy Theories About Climate Scientists. In a December 2009 op-ed during international climate talks, Ryan made reference to the hacked University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit emails. He accused climatologists of a “perversion of the scientific method, where data were manipulated to support a predetermined conclusion,” in order to “intentionally mislead the public on the issue of climate change.” Because of spurious claims of conspiracy like these, several governmental and academic inquiries were launched, all of which found the accusations to be without merit. [Paul Ryan, 12/11/09]
Paul Ryan Argued Snow Invalidates Global Warming Policy. In the same anti-science, anti-scientist December 2009 op-ed, Ryan argued, “Unilateral economic restraint in the name of fighting global warming has been a tough sell in our communities, where much of the state is buried under snow.” Ryan’s line is especially disingenuous because he hasn’t been trying to sell climate action, he’s been spreading disinformation. [Paul Ryan, 12/11/09]
Paul Ryan Voted To Eliminate EPA Limits On Greenhouse Pollution. Ryan voted in favor of H.R. 910, introduced in 2011 by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas pollution. [Roll Call 249, 4/7/11]
Paul Ryan Voted To Block The USDA From Preparing For Climate Change. In 2011, Ryan voted in favor of the Scalise (R-LA) Amendment to the FY12 Agriculture Appropriations bill, to bar the U.S. Department of Agriculture from implementing its Climate Protection Plan. [Roll Call 448, 6/16/11]
Paul Ryan Voted To Eliminate White House Climate Advisers. Ryan voted in favor of Scalise (R-LA) Amendment 204 to the 2011 Continuing Resolution, to eliminate the assistant to the president for energy and climate change, the special envoy for climate change (Todd Stern), and the special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation. [Roll Call 87, 2/17/11]
Paul Ryan Voted To Eliminate ARPA-E. Ryan voted in favor of Biggert (R-IL) Amendment 192 to the 2011 Continuing Resolution, to eliminate the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E). [Roll Call 55, 2/17/11]
Paul Ryan Voted To Eliminate Light Bulb Efficiency Standards. In 2011, Ryan voted to roll back light-bulb efficiency standards that had reinvigorated the domestic lighting industry and that significantly reduce energy waste and carbon pollution. [Roll Call 563, 7/12/11]
Paul Ryan Voted For Keystone XL. In 2011, Ryan voted to expedite the consideration and approval of the construction and operation of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. [Roll Call 650, 7/26/11]
Paul Ryan Budget Kept Big Oil Subsidies And Slashed Clean Energy Investment. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) proposed FY 2013 budget resolution retained a decade’s worth of oil tax breaks worth $40 billion, while slashing funding for investments in clean energy research, development, deployment, and commercialization, along with other energy programs. The plan called for a $3 billion cut in energy programs in FY 2013 alone. [CAP, 3/20/12]
In short, Paul Ryan stands with Big Oil against scientific fact and the future of human civilization.
3,800 temperature records broken in the first week of July alone.
Over 50% of the country experiencing serious drought.
We must curb climate disruption and extreme weather!
Scaling up our wind and solar power helps reduce our dependence on dirty fossil fuels that are driving climate disruption and extreme weather. We say it is time for a change.
Take a stand with us! We cannot allow this extreme weather to be the new normal.
Thank you for all that you do for the environment.