It touches all of us in many ways, from the air we breathe to the extreme weather we are increasingly experiencing. If unchecked, it will ultimately end human civilization.

We have no choice but to address it. Each of us can take actions to do so, in small and big ways. It helps to start by learning about it. Thinking about it. Exploring what seems most provocative.

So that we can decide what actions we will personally take to make a difference. There are so many choices: electrifying our cars and/or our homes; reducing our consumption of everything, particularly meat and plastics; planting trees; divesting from fossil fuels; composting our food scraps, becoming politically involved. Spending some time on this site is a beginning.

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On Sunday, August 7, 2022 the Senate – (significantly watered down from the original Build Back Better bill in order to capture the votes of two recalcitrant democrats, Joe Manchin and Krysten Lee Sinema) passed the biggest climate bill the US has ever seen. On Friday, August 12, the House followed and sent the bill for signature to President Joe Biden. On Monday, August 16, 2022 the President signed it, handing the pen to Senator Manchin after completion. Not one Republican voted for it.

Biden signs expansive health, climate and tax law

By Jim Tankersley Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Biden on Tuesday signed a long-awaited bill meant to reduce health costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise taxes on corporations and wealthy investors, capping more than a year of on-again, off-again negotiations and cementing his early economic legacy.

“This bill is the biggest step forward on climate ever,” Mr. Biden said, after drawing a standing ovation from a White House crowd filled largely with aides and allies.

The bill, which Democrats named the Inflation Reduction Act, invests $370 billion in spending and tax credits in low-emission forms of energy to fight climate change. It extends federal health-insurance subsidies, allows the government to negotiate prescription drug prices for seniors on Medicare and is expected to reduce the federal budget deficit by about $300 billion over 10 years.

EXPLORE

Our site is a family of sites, with more than 250 mini sites containing endless resources on everything climate change touches – droughts to flooding, health to faith, individual states to kelp farming, sustainable eating to sustainable shopping.

What is the truth about climate change? What are the consequences? How can we mitigate it? And, ultimately, how do we adapt to what we can no longer change?

TRUTH

Climate Change 101

By Bill Nye, 12/2/15

Bill Nye the Science Guy is as insightful as ever, giving a very succinct overview of the causes and consequences of climate change. As relevant today as it was in 2015 when he made it.

CONSEQUENCES

10 Undeniable Consequences Of Climate Change

United Nations, 08/13/19

This video explores the very tangible consequences that climate change is already having on many aspects of our lives and our environment.

MITIGATION

What is climate change mitigation?

By Dr. Sarah Burch, 2/4/14

One of a series on climate literacy, this video explains how we can address the fundamental causes of climate change before they can cause irreparable damage to our environment.

ADAPTATION

BBC

Why climate change makes extreme weather worse

United Nations, 10/27/18

Extreme weather events such as droughts, wildfires and hurricanes are all occurring more frequently and at a higher intensity due to climate change. This video explores extreme weather and how we can adapt to become more resilient to these increasingly catastrophic events.

Kids can take small actions at home and at school to help protect our planet. They might even teach their parents a thing or two..!

Illustrations by Kathleen Founds