Our atmosphere is getting warmer and our weather is getting more extreme, due to pollution from human activity. Carbon dioxide and methane are two of the most important pollutants causing climate change right now. These pollutants come from coal plants, cars and trucks, natural gas operations, and other sources.
What are the effects of climate change?
Health professionals around the world are sounding the alarm: Climate change has grave public health impacts, and our children will suffer the most.
Rising temperatures, extreme weather, disruptions to the food supply, and increases in ground level ozone are all symptoms of our climate chaos. As these symptoms worsen, they will lead in turn to a cascade of overlapping health problems: more asthma attacks, the spread of vector-borne diseases, an increase in heat-related illnesses, mental health problems, and more.
What you can do.
Moms Clean Air Force urges legislators to move us on a path to climate safety by mandating the use of 100% Clean Energy across the country within 25 years. We demand ambitious goals with real timelines.
TAKE ACTION: Right now, several bills have been presented, by Republicans as well as by Democrats, to address ways of cutting carbon emissions. It is imperative that we keep demanding legislative solutions.
However, action on climate emissions in Washington DC is slow and does not address the urgency of the climate change problem. Therefore, we turn to our state governments to put in place restrictions on carbon emissions. Find out what is happening in your state and demand that your governor take action.
Methane emissions from fracking activities are disastrous for our climate stability. Please visit our methane resources to learn more. Please help protect the small gains we have been able to make by sending a message to EPA.