Climate Change

Climate change is an important issue that must be addressed by all nations multi-laterally. It is certainly one of this century's greatest destabilizing forces which undermines our global economy, threatens our health and increasingly leads to military conflict. Climate change topics include sustainable agriculture, energy security, climate-related conflict and climate negotiations and agreements.

Latest Campaigns

We need strong U.S. leadership at the upcoming Paris summit to secure an effective international agreement on curbing climate change.
Climate stewardship is a core value for global citizens. Protecting our shared global habitat is in everyone's best interests--regardless of religion or politics.
American families shouldn't suffer higher taxes in the fight against climate change. Securing a healthy climate can and should pay off for Americans today.
America's progress toward climate security and energy independence could be derailed if President Obama does not veto construction of the Keystone Pipeline.


News and Updates

A Broken World. Photo Credit: Rennett Stowe
By Shelby Hettenbach | February 05, 2016 - 10:00am EST
  “Later that night, I held an atlas in my lap, Ran my fingers across the whole world, And whispered… where does it hurt? It answered Everywhere Everywhere Everywhere.” --Warsan Shire  Last week I attended a United Nations Environmental Programme event held in collaboration with George Washington University that invited speakers and organizations to discuss their plans to incorporate the goals set by the Paris Climate [...] Read More
Beulah Mine in North Dakota
By Rebecca Barad | January 26, 2016 - 2:00pm EST
It was a Thursday night. I was overwhelmed by midterm papers and exhausted from the afternoon's track workout. But rather than spending my evening studying, I was waiting in line in the bitter cold, filing slowly into a packed auditorium in downtown Spokane. Why? Because my environmental studies professor had "strongly encouraged" me and my classmates to attend that night's NEPA hearing. A NEPA (National Environmental [...] Read More
By Jennifer Welden | January 04, 2016 - 2:00pm EST
Last month, 196 countries reached a historic agreement to address climate change. While the agreement does not address everything—such as the affect of climate change on migrants/refugees—it does seek to set strict limits on emissions and to help developing countries create the infrastructure to meet these limits as well. While there is much to celebrate, there is also room for skepticism. Given the history of UN [...] Read More