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Stop Global Warming | Energy [R]evolution

Avoiding the worst impacts of climate change requires a fundamental shift in the way we consume and generate energy. This shift should begin immediately and be well underway within the next ten years. The scale of the challenge requires a complete transformation of the way we produce, consume and distribute energy. Fortunately, we can meet this challenge while giving a boost to the economy, energy sector employment and energy security. 

 

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The Science

Climate change is a reality. Today, our world is hotter than it has been in two thousand years, and we are experiencing faster sea level rise and more extreme weather than scientists had previously predicted. By the end of the century, if current trends continue, the global temperature will likely climb higher than at any time in the past two million years. Read more.

The Problem: Fossil Fuels

It's not hard to see the result of our reliance on fossil fuels. The full impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster may take a generation to reveal itself, but already hundreds of species of marine life have been affected, as have the communities that rely on the Gulf. Around the country, communities face devastating levels of water and air pollution as a result of coal burning power plants, which produce millions of tons of toxic sludge and smoke each year.

Fossil fuels also account for more than 80 percent of US global warming pollution. Global warming, if unchecked, threatens to fundamentally change the planet that has sustained our civilization. In the US, we’re already seeing some of the effects—wildfires tearing through western states, devastating floods in the southeast, and historic droughts in the midwest. Read more.

The Solutions: An Energy [R]evolution

With current technology, renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and geothermal can provide 96% of our electricity and 98% of our total heating demand — accounting for almost all of our primary energy demand.

Investing in renewables could jumpstart our flagging economy, creating millions of jobs that can’t be shipped overseas. It could put the US back at the forefront of the 21st century economy, in front of China, which in 2009 became the largest global investor in renewables. Read more.

The Roadblocks

In addition to advocating for solutions to global warming and climate change, we are doing our part to call out the work being done — often secretively — to block climate regulations and policies that would kickstart the clean energy revolution.

Below are a few of the projects and resources we've created to try and remove roadblocks to progress on stopping global warming. Read more.

Working globally

Climate change and global warming are a priority issue for us here at Greenpeace. We realized years ago that it has the potential to wipe out most of the gains the environmental movement has made in other areas. Disruptions to ecosystems will likely harm everything from minke whales to coral reefs to polar bears. Whole forests will be lost, and hundreds of thousands of species will become extinct. Read more.

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Greenpeace Delivers People’s Message on Eve of Climate Summit

Blog by Molly Dorozenski | September 23, 2014

Early Tuesday morning, after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of New York to demand climate action over the weekend, Greenpeace projected the message “Listen to the People, Not the Polluters” on the side of the United Nations...

Exceptional Times Require Exceptional Leaders. We Won’t Take No for an Answer.

Blog by Guest Post | September 22, 2014

By  Commissioner of the Philippines’ Climate Change Commission Yeb Sano & Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo Originally posted to Huffington Post  The Arctic, perhaps more than any other place on Earth right now, is a...

PHOTOS: More than 400,000 attend the People’s Climate March

Blog by Cassady Sharp | September 22, 2014

More than 300,000 people flooded the streets of Manhattan Sunday, September 21st for the People’s Climate March, reported as the largest national climate march in history. Taking place before the United Nations Climate Summit, United National...

Why am I back here again?

Blog by Annie Leonard | September 19, 2014

Like thousands of others, I’m here In New York to march alongside my friends, allies and partners that are fighting for environmental justice at the People’s Climate March this Sunday. And yet I find myself asking, “how is it that I’m back here...

VIDEO: Greenpeace Proudly Participates in Moral Monday Labor Day

Blog by Michael Zytkow | September 5, 2014

Greenpeace has been a longtime supporter of the Moral Monday movement. Most recently, we co-sponsored Moral Monday Labor Day in Charlotte. We recognize that environmental issues are social justice issues. We were proud to stand with over 500...

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