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 

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.

President-elect Trump’s Energy Policy

President-elect Trump’s Energy Policy


October 10, 2016    Moms Clean Air Force

The Trump transition team has launched a website, greatagain.gov. The site spells out the incoming administration’s policy priorities. Energy Independence The Trump Administration will make America energy independent.  Our energy policies will make full use of our domestic energy sources, including traditional and renewable energy sources.  America…

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…

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

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Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know


April 13, 2016    Moms Clean Air Force

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The Clean Power Plan Gets Huge Support from Lawmakers and Tech Giants

The Clean Power Plan Gets Huge Support from Lawmakers and Tech Giants


April 4, 2016    Moms Clean Air Force

Americans want climate action. in litigation pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The following groups and individuals last week filed legal briefs to support the most important and ambitious plan ever to combat the pollution that is fueling climate disruption:…

Climate Change Hits Home

Climate Change Hits Home


November 18, 2015    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,…

10 Tweetable Facts On Why We Need To #PlugTheLeaks

10 Tweetable Facts On Why We Need To #PlugTheLeaks


October 13, 2015    Moms Clean Air Force

Please SHARE these TWEETS with your Twitter followers right now! 1. Fracking poses potential health risks for pregnant moms & babies. >> TWEET THIS << 2. Technologies to cut methane are available and have already been successfully deployed. >> TWEET THIS << 3. One quarter of the climate…

Firefighters and Climate Change

Firefighters and Climate Change


June 1, 2015    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…

Climate Change and Children’s Health

Climate Change and Children’s Health


June 1, 2015    Moms Clean Air Force

 

The Arctic is a Crazy Place for Polar Bears

BY Ronnie Citron-Fink ON February 14, 2017
  For years, polar bears were the poster children for climate change. It’s about the health of our kids too. The global crisis of climate change adversely affects children’s health. But when a reputable scientific publication boasts a headline stating, The Arctic is Getting Crazy, empathetically, we think, “Oh...

TOPICS: Animals, Climate Change, Science

These 4 Government Websites Provide Important Information on Climate Change

BY Diane MacEachern ON February 9, 2017
These federal agencies are tasked with tracking and studying climate change: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). They provide among the most complete knowledge banks available when...

TOPICS: Climate Change, EPA, Food, Heat and Extreme Weather
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