FOCUS ON: Climate

Our atmosphere is getting warmer and our weather is getting more extreme. Although earth’s climate has experienced natural cycles of warming and cooling over millions of years, the global warming of today is caused by human activity and is altering the atmosphere in ways never before seen by human beings.

This has grave public health impacts, and our children will suffer the most.

Rising temperatures, extreme weather, disruptions to the food supply, increases in ground level ozone and particle pollution – these symptoms of our climate chaos contribute to asthma attacks, heart attacks, heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, premature death, emergency room visits, hospital admissions, low birth weight, premature birth, diabetes, pneumonia, and even autism.

That’s why Moms Clean Air Force is fighting to limit the carbon dioxide and methane emissions that contribute to climate change. Our goal, and our hope: to limit planetary warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. This means fossil fuel emissions in rich countries must stop by 2030.

What we are calling for: 

  • Laws and regulations to manage a necessary decline of existing fossil fuel production;
  • A system that holds fossil fuel companies accountable for the health damages they are inflicting on us, for which we pay with our own tax dollars;
  • An end to pipelines and other infrastructure that locks us into decades more fossil fuel production;
  • Removing the subsidies and tax breaks that unfairly support fossil fuel production;
  • Eliminating the free ride fossil fuel companies are getting with respect to climate pollution;
  • A coherent and comprehensive deployment of renewable energy; and
  • The building out of low carbon infrastructure.

Families Stood Strong for Climate Action in Paris 

How Does Climate Change Make Hurricanes Worse?

How Does Climate Change Make Hurricanes Worse?


September 8, 2017    Moms Clean Air Force

  The oceans are warming. Surface temperature of the oceans has warmed about 1 to 3 degrees F over the last century. Warmer oceans feed more energy into hurricanes, so they grow stronger. Wind speeds are higher. The seas are rising. Land ice melting from…

Extreme Weather Facts

Extreme Weather Facts


July 21, 2017    Moms Clean Air Force

THE DANGER OF CLIMATE CHANGE Climate change is triggering more extreme weather, which leaves behind a trail of death and destruction and costs billions in health care. This is our weather on steroids. Citizens across a range of America are sounding the alarms—backed by science:…

Climate Change Hits Home

Climate Change Hits Home


June 25, 2017    Moms Clean Air Force

Climate change can sometimes seem like a distant problem. But more and more, we are coming to understand that climate change is here. It’s in our kitchens, our medicine cabinets, and our back yards. How do we know? Because ecologists, entomologists, economists, virologists, psychologists, farmers,…

Seven Ways Scott Pruitt is Threatening Our Health

Seven Ways Scott Pruitt is Threatening Our Health


June 24, 2017    Moms Clean Air Force

In selecting Oklahoma’s former Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head EPA, President Trump has prioritized polluters over the health of our families.

Clearing Up Climate Confusion

Clearing Up Climate Confusion


May 16, 2017    Moms Clean Air Force

Learn the myths and truths about climate change with this informative fact sheet from Moms Clean Air Force.

US Security Demands Global Climate Action

US Security Demands Global Climate Action


October 29, 2016    Moms Clean Air Force

America’s intelligence community and armed services have recognized climate change as a threat to US national security for years. With real impacts, and high costs of inaction, it’s imperative that we follow the lead of military leaders and take action on climate change.

How Climate Change Affects Asthma

How Climate Change Affects Asthma


September 12, 2016    Moms Clean Air Force

Climate change carries a heavy toll for asthma sufferers and their families. Our brochure, “How Climate Change Affects Asthma and What You Can Do About It,” outlines how climate change triggers more asthma attacks and and offers concrete tips about how we can address the problem. This first-of-its-kind resource, specifically…

Firefighters and Climate Change

Firefighters and Climate Change


June 1, 2016    Moms Clean Air Force

Climate change is not in some far off future. It is happening now. And it is causing earlier snowmelt, higher temperatures, and drought conditions — that means more fires. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, in 2015, over 10 million acres were burned in wildfires in the US for the…

10 Things You Need to Know About Climate Change and Food Security

10 Things You Need to Know About Climate Change and Food Security


June 1, 2016    Moms Clean Air Force

According to the U.S. Global Change Research Program, climate change will compromise food safety. Click here for sources.

Climate Change and Children’s Health

Climate Change and Children’s Health


June 1, 2016    Moms Clean Air Force

Climate change is not is some far off future. It is happening now. Our children are already suffering from the effects of climate change and will continue to suffer the health consequences, until we limit carbon emissions from power plants, and fossil fuel subsidies, and…

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