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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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Repower Our Schools Coalition Starts Solar Schools Tour in NC

Blog by Caroline Hansley | April 6, 2015

Repower Our Schools Kicks Off Solar School Road Tour in North Carolina This spring, students, teachers, and community members in Durham and Charlotte, NC have been busy. As the number of minutes the sun is shining increases each day, so too is...

ALEC Denies that ALEC Denies Climate Change

Blog by Connor Gibson | April 6, 2015

Here’s a headline you might expect to see on Reddit’s “Not The Onion” page: Washington Post: This conservative group is tired of being accused of climate denial — and is fighting back The “conservative group” is ALEC, the American Legislative...

Ohio oil spill: When drilling hits home

Blog by Rachael Prokop | April 4, 2015

I’ve spent a lot of time working to protect the Arctic from oil drills. Last week, I was devastated when the Obama Administration approved Shell’s plans to drill in Arctic waters. Then it all hit home. Literally. I signed into Facebook Saturday...

One simple way to turn the tide against Arctic drilling

Blog by Rachael Prokop | April 2, 2015

Right now six volunteers – including US native Aliyah Field – are far out in the Pacific on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza. They and the ship’s crew are following Shell’s giant oil rig as it heads north to Alaska. Their aim is to draw the world’s...


Blog by Connor Gibson | April 1, 2015

Yes, it’s a spoof, and it’s funny. From Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate Action: But this is the reality that way, way too many people live in. Thanks to people like Dr. Willie Soon, who hides his cash from Koch and Southern Company to create the...

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