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 

Ten Reasons Why Moms Oppose Andrew Wheeler as EPA Chief

Ten Reasons Why Moms Oppose Andrew Wheeler as EPA Chief


December 8, 2018    Moms Clean Air Force

Wheeler’s fingerprints are all over the very worst environmental proposals of the Trump Administration. He has proven, first as Deputy EPA Administrator under Scott Pruitt, and then as Acting Administrator, that he has: NO interest in protecting people’s health and safety; NO interest in putting…

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.

Report Card: Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator

Report Card: Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator


March 24, 2018    Moms Clean Air Force

Scott Pruitt is failing as EPA Administrator.

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,…

The Green New Deal is a Big Deal. Here’s Why.

BY Diane MacEachern ON February 11, 2019
The Green New Deal hit the US with the force of a Katrina-sized hurricane when it was unveiled last week – and yes, the comparison is fitting. The GND, as it’s being called, aims to eliminate the carbon emissions fueling climate change and the resulting...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, Heat and Extreme Weather, Natural Gas, Politics, Renewable Energy

Mercury Protections Draw Broad Support

BY Molly Rauch ON February 6, 2019
This week, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), ranking member on the Senate Environmental Public Works (EPW) Committee, joined industry, health, faith, and environmental justice experts for a Senate briefing co-hosted by Moms Clean Air Force and Earthjustice. The topic: Why these “odd bedfellows” oppose EPA Acting...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Washington DC

Sen. Capito Should Protect West Virginia from Wheeler

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON February 6, 2019
This op-ed was written by Penny Dacks. It originally appeared in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, West Virginia:  After the longest government shutdown in history, I have been trying to impress on my school-age daughter that some things are too important to shut down or ignore. In a...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Motherhood, Politics, Science

Climate Change May Increase Risk of Heart Defects in Babies

BY Laura Dorwart ON February 5, 2019
Any mom who has experienced heat exposure while pregnant knows just how harrowing it can be. Having entered the last trimester of my pregnancy during a summer in San Diego with unreliable air conditioning, I still remember how uncomfortable and vulnerable I felt. That feeling...

TOPICS: California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Georgia, Heat and Extreme Weather, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Utah
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