The UN has demanded proof of change not mere hope amidst distrust, nor aspirations mouthed among the cynical.Per Albert Bates, these standardized requirements are new, obvious, practicaland observable: “The new rules announced Tuesday by former Canadian climate minister Catherine McKenna said net zero pledges must be “about cutting emissions, not corners.” I think everyone in […]

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‘Lights Are Flashing Red’ “We should care deeply about the unraveling of natural systems because these same resources sustain human life,” said the World Wildlife Fund’s global chief scientist. Jake Johnson October 13, 2022 A sweeping report published Thursday by one of the world’s largest conservation groups finds that Earth’s vertebrate animal populations experienced an […]

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Dear friends, Today in Richmond, Virginia, the 13 youth plaintiffs in Layla H. v. Commonwealth of Virginia had their first day in court. With over 100 supporters of the young Virginians present in two courtrooms and at a post-hearing press conference, attorneys from Our Children’s Trust and local counsel argued before Judge Clarence N. Jenkins Jr. that the youths’ case […]

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Socialism Can Avert Disaster. In November 2022, most member states of the United Nations (UN) will gather in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh for the annual UN Climate Change Conference. This is the 27th conference of the parties to assess the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, commonly referred to as COP […]

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HUGE NEWS IN FLORIDA! As of today, thanks to young people from across the state of Florida, in a strategy led and supported by Our Children’s Trust, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) renewable energy rule, Chapter 5O-5: Renewable Energy, is effective! This new rule – the most significant climate policy in Florida in over a […]

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The EPA still has authority to reduce climate pollution from power plants, even after the Supreme Court’s decision. Here’s what the Biden administration should do next. By Earthjustice & Evergreen Action | July 6, 2022 Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice The Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA limited the EPA’s ability to reduce climate […]

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Strategy Overview Sonoma County, comprising over 1.1 million acres (1,500 square miles) and with a population of approximately 488,000 people, hosts a diverse landscape with coastal geography, varied topography, and a range of microclimates. Collectively, the landscape supports an array of ecological zones, plant, and animal species, working lands, waters, and communities (Sonoma County Ag […]

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Hello to everyone. As I think many of you know, I am a co-founder of Our Childrens Trust, committed to giving youth a voice in our climate crisis struggle. One of our now long-standing commitments has been to represent 21 young people in Juliana v. US, suing the US over actions which deprive young people […]

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Hi friends, Just a quick reminder that “YOUTH v GOV” – the independent feature-length, award-winning documentary by acclaimed Director Christi Cooper, Barrelmaker Productions, and Vulcan Productions about our federal children’s climate case, Juliana v. United States – will begin streaming globally on Netflix starting at 12:01am PDT tomorrow, April 29th!Please add this extraordinary film to your Netflix List NOW and make plans […]

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 Hello to everyone. As I think  many of you know, I am a co-founder of Our Childrens Trust, committed to giving youth a voice in our climate crisis struggle. One of our now long-standing commitments has been to represent 21 young people in Juliana v. US, suing the US over actions which deprive young people and future […]

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Scientists have repeatedly warned that California must act quickly and at scale to address the climate crisis or face more devastating fires, floods, heat waves, and drought. If we act now, we can secure clean air, abundant water, food security, and social equity. California has an opportunity to lead the world toward a climate-safe future […]

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Dec. 16, 2021 Harder and other lawyers in the group said they expect to face resistance but hope the unrelenting drought may help build support for changing California’s water laws. The group said in a 43-page report detailing their recommendations that they’re suggesting a “focused approach to updating existing laws, regulations, and funding.” They recently presented their recommendations during a webinar organized by the Planning […]

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You registered for Global Climate Crimes Project – The Talk but were unable to attend. No problem; we will be offering additional workshops, including opportunities to discuss your feelings concerning the threat of climate annihilation, as well as discussions about what we can do to remedy the harmdone to us and our planet. New programs will be […]

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By Ian James, Staff Writer Feb. 13, 2022 California’s mountain snowpack is shrinking, and climate change is intensifying the severe drought. Streams have dwindled and reservoirs have declined as vast quantities of water are diverted for farms and cities. Endangered fish are struggling to survive. And in farming areas in the Central Valley, hundreds of families are […]

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Hi friends, Yesterday, we filed a petition for rehearing with the Alaska Supreme Court on behalf of the young Alaskans we represent in Sagoonick v. State of Alaska, the youth-led constitutional climate case challenging Alaska’s statutory policy of promoting fossil fuels. The petition requests that the Alaska Supreme Court reconsider their January 28th split 3-2 decision and allow the […]

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Dear Friends, 3 to 2. Or 2 to 1? Today, one sitting Justice and two retired Justices of the Alaska Supreme Court ruled in favor of Alaska’s state government and its fossil fuel interests, and against our youth clients. However, and more importantly, the dissents keep growing. Two of the active sitting Alaska Justices strongly […]

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November 18, 2021 This webinar is the first in The Climate Center’s Investing in Climate Action for Jobs, Health, and Equity webinar series. Achieving a climate-safe future for California will require massive investments, both public and private, in all sectors of the economy. But people across the state are already paying a heavy price for […]

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Blaine Cook, a retired U.S. Forest Service forest management scientist, is seen walking through a logging site in the Black Hills National Forest, on July 14, 2021, near Custer City, S.D. Cook said his monitoring work last decade showed too many trees were being cut from the forest. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown) By MATTHEW BROWN September […]

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I recently steeled myself to take a good look at the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Prepared by hundreds of volunteer scientists from around the world, its findings are dire. Our world is on track to exceed Paris Agreement limits, ensuring a rising toll on human life and wildlife. We still have time […]

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Friends and Supporters, In a damning new expose, James Gustave Speth – former Chair of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality during the Carter Administration and an expert witness in Juliana v. U.S. – proves that presidential administrations from Carter to Trump possessed conclusive data on the apocalyptic approach of a climate crisis caused by […]

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BY MICHAEL E. MANN AUGUST 6, 2021 9:15 AM EDTMichael E. Mann is distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. He is author of the recently released book, The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back our Planet. The bipartisan infrastructure package being negotiated […]

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A Montana judge ruled that the constitutional climate lawsuit brought by 16 Montana youth must proceed to trial on the young people’s claims that the Montana government is unconstitutionally contributing to the climate crisis! This historic decision by District Court Judge Kathy Seeley means that the youth plaintiffs in Held v. State of Montana will […]

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David Knowles·Senior EditorJune 23, 2021 A draft report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that unless drastic and immediate action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions and keep global temperatures from rising further, life on earth is poised for a catastrophic reckoning.  The 4,000-page draft, a copy of which was […]

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Hello Everyone! Reminder: register now to hear world renowned polar climate scientist, Dr. Peter Wadhams at noon PDT on June 23 Dr. Wadhams, Emeritus Professor at Cambridge University, is an internationally recognized expert on polar ice and climate change and author of A Farewell to Ice. He will speak about “Arctic ice, global change and […]

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