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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 

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,…

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.

7 Ways Wheeler Can Save EPA

BY Molly Rauch ON July 27, 2018
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Thursday withdrew Scott Pruitt’s midnight-hour memo, which waived enforcement standards for super-polluting “glider” trucks. Wheeler’s decision is a win for anyone who breathes. But Wheeler has a long way to go before he distinguishes himself from scandal-plagued former Administrator Scott Pruitt. Moms...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Cars and Trucks, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Fracking, Natural Gas, Politics, Science

Climate Change Increases Wildfires: Find Out How Your Region Is Affected

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON July 27, 2018
This wildfire resource is from Climate Signals: Climate change has increased the risk of wildfires through warmer temperatures and drier conditions that lengthen wildfire season, increase the chances of a fire starting, and help a burning fire spread. Warmer and drier conditions also contribute to...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Alaska, California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New England, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Science, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Wildfire Closes Yosemite Valley for First Time in More Than a Decade

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON July 25, 2018
This was was written by Olivia Rosane. It originally posted at EcoWatch: The iconic Yosemite Valley, home to the most famous vistas in Yosemite National Park, will be evacuated Wednesday to protect visitors from dangerous smoke from the Ferguson fire, The Huffington Post reported. Park officials said the...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather, Pollution
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