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Community Climate Action Awards lay the foundation for transformative change

by Richard Rollins Over the years, it’s become clear that local actions often provide the incentives that government officials need to take critical actions designed to help us step back from the brink of climate disaster. “Public will, especially as expressed through citizen activism, is an important influence on the policymaker process,” noted Yale University’s School

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Hotter, drier, and rising greenhouse gas emissions

by Rebecca Franke The impact of our destabilizing climate is often described through distant manifestations: melting ice sheets, warming permafrost, rising ocean acidity, and the like. But increasingly, we’re coming face-to-face with rapid changes in our communities. The Washington Post published an extended piece describing the impact of rising temperatures on southern California, centering on Santa

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Yes, there is a climate emergency! (and here’s what you can do)

by Rebecca Franke Often slipping by with too little notice, communities throughout the world are declaring climate emergencies. They recognize that waiting for national governments to take the lead isn’t sufficient. And coasting along with “someday, not now” nonchalance no longer cuts it. We’ve reached the point where “climate change” is not an accurate description

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