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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 

A Framework for Climate Action in the U.S. Congress

A Framework for Climate Action in the U.S. Congress


February 25, 2019    Moms Clean Air Force

These principles for action on climate change from Congressman Paul D. Tonko’s office are what our country’s leadership needs to build a comprehensive national climate action plan. Outline of Common Principles for National Climate Action: 1. Adopt Science-Based Targets for Greenhouse Gas Neutrality by Mid-Century…

How Does Climate Change Affect Asthma?

How Does Climate Change Affect Asthma?


April 16, 2018    Moms Clean Air Force

Climate change is a major threat to the health of people with asthma. Learn more about how climate change makes asthma worse.

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.

Climate Change Facts

Climate Change Facts


September 23, 2017    Moms Clean Air Force

WHAT IS IT? Greenhouse gases—water vapor, carbon, methane, and nitrous oxide—trap heat in our atmosphere. Those gases are neither “good” nor “bad.” They are natural. Think of our atmosphere as a gorgeous crocheted blanket of gases, that lets in sunshine and light, and releases just…

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,…

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.

Video: “A Message From the Future”

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON April 17, 2019
This video made us smile today. Bravo to The Intercept for sharing “A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” From the article about the video: “Today, we launch the final result: a seven-minute postcard from the future. It’s about how, in the nick of time,...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, EPA, Politics, Pollution

WATCH Moms Clean Air Force in PBS Eco-Sense for Living Documentary

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON April 17, 2019
Moms Clean Air Force members from Pennsylvania and Florida are featured in the 2019 EcoSense for Living documentary film titled “Do We Still Need the Clean Air Act?” The documentary will be aired on PBS member stations across the country. The film takes us back in time to mid-century Donora, Pennsylvania where a...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Coal, Florida, Fracking, Pennsylvania

Fires and Chemicals: A Toxic and Deadly Mix

BY Marcia G. Yerman ON April 15, 2019
  I recently watched the MSNBC hour with Chris Hayes interviewing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. One of my top takeaways was the importance of recognizing the interrelationships between the different challenges that are facing the country. There is a definitive overlap between health issues, environmental justice, jobs, the...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Air Pollution, California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather, Latino Community, Social Justice, Texas, Toxics
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