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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 

The Power of Moms and Mayors

The Power of Moms and Mayors


March 22, 2018    Dominique Browning

It seems like every day we hear about new actions by the federal government to introduce a new dangerous policy or cut a crucial program that protects our air, water, and climate. I won’t lie to you — sometimes it is overwhelmingly appalling. But something…

Climate-Smart Car Guide

Climate-Smart Car Guide


February 14, 2018    Diane MacEachern

One of the fastest, easiest and most significant ways to help stop climate change is by changing driving habits. You don’t need to give up driving, and you don’t need to buy a new car! The Bad News Every gallon of gasoline emits about 20…

Take Smoke Seriously: Wildfire Smoke and Your Health

Take Smoke Seriously: Wildfire Smoke and Your Health


November 8, 2017    Moms Clean Air Force

Children, the elderly, and people with heart disease, lung disease, and asthma are especially vulnerable to health problems caused by wildfire smoke.

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.

Montana Moms Testify in Wyoming in Support of America’s Clean Power Plan

BY Ronnie Citron-Fink ON April 10, 2018
In Gillette, Wyoming, Moms testified against repealing America’s Clean Power Plan. Gillette hosted the final EPA public hearing. America’s Clean Power Plan was first proposed under President Obama. At the time, the EPA conducted extensive public outreach and received more than 8 million comments in support...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Asthma, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Colorado, EPA, Heat and Extreme Weather, MCAF News, Montana, Politics, Pollution

Pruitt’s Dirty Cars Action – By the Numbers

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON April 3, 2018
This is written by Alice Henderson. This post originally appeared on Climate 911: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt just announced an attack on our nation’s clean car standards – standards that are reducing dangerous pollution and saving Americans’ hard-earned money. We’ve reviewed Pruitt’s action. Here’s a...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Cars and Trucks, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Economics, EPA, Politics
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