Climate Parents is a powerful movement of families advocating for bold solutions to climate change. We work at a national and regional level to fight dirty energy and scale up renewables, enact policies that help protect kids and communities from climate impacts, and ensure our kids learn climate science and solutions in school. We are fighting for a “kid safe and climate safe” energy system free from the carbon pollution fueling climate change and jeopardizing our kids' health.
Good news! The West Virginia Senate voted to remove a block on new, high quality science standards for K-12 students that had been passed by the House to stop students from learning about climate change. Please sign the letter below to thank the West Virginia Senate for standing up for WV kids and their right to receive a high quality science education that includes learning about climate change.
Tell California Legislators and Governor Brown: Make Sure the Aliso Canyon Methane Disaster Never Happens Again
After four months of continuously spewing the potent greenhouse gas methane, the disastrous leak from the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near Los Angeles was finally stopped in February. Now it’s time to take action to make sure it never happens again. State Senator Fran Pavley has introduced a bill (SB 380) that would place an immediate moratorium on the Aliso Canyon facility, stop injection of natural gas into the storage facility and requires risky wells to be repaired or permanently plugged. It also calls on state regulators to explore a permanent shut-down of the site. Please sign the petition to tell California legislators and Governor Brown to support SB 380 to prevent another climate and community disaster in Aliso Canyon.
The Supreme Court ruling to freeze Clean Power Plan implementation could slow the adoption of clean energy plans in states across the nation when there is no time to lose. Climate change is not taking a timeout while the courts ponder. The Arctic won’t stop melting, the oceans will not stop rising, storms will not become less intense, asthma rates won’t come down, and record temperatures won’t cool while lawyers tangle. Despite the Supreme Court decision, states can -- and must -- continue planning for a rapid transition to clean power and energy efficiency. Sign the letter to tell Governors to accelerate, not delay, clean power plans to combat climate change.
An Exxon senior scientist told Exxon management in 1977 that burning fossil fuels would warm the planet and threaten humanity with “potentially catastrophic” impacts. Over the next decade, Exxon scientists performed cutting-edge climate research, and provided extensive briefings to company leaders on the link between burning fossil fuels and global warming. However, externally, Exxon executives subsequently funded a network of groups to deny the science, mislead the public and block climate policy solutions. Exxon knowingly jeopardized the health and safety of our kids and grandkids and the stability of our planet to protect its own profits. Sign the petition asking Attorney General Loretta Lynch to launch a federal investigation of Exxon for putting the health and safety of our kids and communities at risk.