Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. Since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas, which produce heat-trapping gases that warm the climate.
The impacts of climate change are wide ranging and children bear the brunt, from increased asthma attacks and other lung issues to heart concerns to low birth weight to developmental delays and learning disruption to various kinds of cancer. The myriad mental health impacts of the climate crisis are also now starting to be understood, including anxiety and depression.
WHAT MOMS IS DOING
ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change is the most urgent problem humanity has ever faced. All our work is to, in essence, slow climate change. That’s why we fight on a national as well as state level for regulations and laws to curb carbon and methane emissions, electrify school buses, and demand clean energy sources.
There are many ways to join forces with Moms and make your voice heard: sign and share our petitions to curb climate pollution, provide testimony about issues of the day at EPA hearings, or gather a group to ask your school district for electric school buses.